Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

All Upcoming Events Events

Tuesday, August 22
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you have a bunch of photo slides that need to be brought into the 21st century or negatives that you never got around to developing? Well Pat has you covered! He’ll show you how to use the library’s simple scanner to help preserve those memories.... Read more
Tuesday, August 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Tuesday, August 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Tuesday, August 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Sit and stay for our first-ever BYOD (bring your own dog) story time! We will meet in the walled garden at Queset House for a dog themed story time that you won't want to miss. All dog lovers are invited (even if you think Fido is best left at home)! Joining us will be author-in-residence Kate... Read more
Tuesday, August 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Sit and stay for our first-ever BYOD (bring your own dog) story time! We will meet in the walled garden at Queset House for a dog themed story time that you won't want to miss. All dog lovers are invited (even if you think Fido is best left at home)! Joining us will be author-in-residence Kate... Read more
Tuesday, August 22
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver.  Follows the author's family's efforts to live on locally- and home-grown foods, an endeavor through which they learned lighthearted truths about food production and the... Read more
Tuesday, August 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Who says coloring is just for kids? See what the adult coloring craze is all about! Stop by Queset House on the 4th Tuesday of the month for the Library Coloring Club.  Enjoy the calming effects of coloring a variety of mandalas, nature scenes and fun patterns or create your own designs. The... Read more
Tuesday, August 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
“I am convinced that finding and telling a company’s story with clear language and clean sentences is the way to connect with investors, strategic partners, the media, and customers.” Bank of England... Read more
Tuesday, August 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
“I am convinced that finding and telling a company’s story with clear language and clean sentences is the way to connect with investors, strategic partners, the media, and customers.” Bank of England... Read more
Tuesday, August 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Three published authors read from their latest works and answer your questions on the passion of writing, the development of ideas, traditional publishing vs. self-publishing, and the best choices for new writers to make when getting started. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, book... Read more
Wednesday, August 23
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Do you drive? If so, you should know car basics like when to get your oil changed, what that flashing red light on your dashboard means, and how to change a tire because it stinks being stuck on the side of the road with no idea what to do. Local expert John Brown will help us learn all of the ins... Read more
Wednesday, August 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm
H.O.P.E. is a non-profit support group that offers a confidential, safe, non-judgmental venue for support, education, awareness and sharing of resources. The group is for family members, friends, and others coping with loss and for those dealing with loved ones addicted to opiates... Read more
Thursday, August 24
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons this summer with TED Talk Thursdays.  TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topicsincluding from science and technology to culture and arts.  During each TEDTalk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and... Read more
Thursday, August 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Come and STAY Awhile!   A doggone Literary Reception at the Ames Free Library   Come meet Kate Klise, the charming and prolific author of STAY: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List for a celebration and reading of her new book inspired by Easton’s own Ed Hands and his beloved dog Maggie. Kate wrote STAY... Read more
Thursday, August 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Come and STAY Awhile!   A doggone Literary Reception at the Ames Free Library   Come meet Kate Klise, the charming and prolific author of STAY: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List for a celebration and reading of her new book inspired by Easton’s own Ed Hands and his beloved dog Maggie. Kate wrote STAY... Read more
Friday, August 25
10:00am - 12:00pm
The 4-H Babysitters Training Course teaches youth ages 11 and older what they need to know to be  caring trustworthy, responsible, and competent babysitters. Sign up now for this free, three-session course! 
Friday, August 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Friday, August 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Friday, August 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer meditation sangha, where we will sit together for 30 minutes of meditation in a low key, supportive environment. Anyone with a meditation practice in any tradition is welcome.   ... Read more
Saturday, August 26
9:00am - 10:00am
Come join us on the last Saturday of every month to practice and learn the 24 Posture Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form. Tai Chi is an excellent, low impact exercise to promote decreased stress and better health.  No previous experience required.   Turo (teacher) Vince has been training in the... Read more
Saturday, August 26
9:00am - 10:00am
Come join us on the last Saturday of every month to practice and learn the 24 Posture Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form. Tai Chi is an excellent, low impact exercise to promote decreased stress and better health.  No previous experience required.   Turo (teacher) Vince has been training in the... Read more
Saturday, August 26
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and chat with Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly get you started with: Information on tools and equipment needed Types of silver and other metals... Read more
Saturday, August 26
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in on a Dungeons and Dragons game!   Open to all teens in grades 6-12.   No Registration Required.
Monday, August 28
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you need pointers on how to use your new tablet? Or maybe you’re a long-time owner of a smartphone and have questions on how to use some of its features? Let Android OS expert and local resident, Burt Lewis help you; he’ll get you connected!... Read more
Monday, August 28
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn to create a digital collage in Photoshop with the use of the library's scanner, learn basic skills, repair old photos, get help with your latest Photoshop project or learn about resources to expand your knowledge. This session is designed for someone with basic art, photography and craft... Read more
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
For everyone who has ever wondered what a special vehicle looks like close-up, the library is presenting Touch a Truck! Several vehicles from the Town of Easton, the Easton Fire Department, and the Easton Police will be parked at the library so you can see all of the details, hear what they sound... Read more
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
For everyone who has ever wondered what a special vehicle looks like close-up, the library is presenting Touch a Truck! Several vehicles from the Town of Easton, the Easton Fire Department, and the Easton Police will be parked at the library so you can see all of the details, hear what they sound... Read more
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the fourth Monday of each month as we explore the infinite variety of ways to assemble beads of every size, shape, and color. Bring a piece in progress or an idea for something you'd like to create.  Our goal is to have fun while being inspired by fellow artisans,... Read more
Tuesday, August 29
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you have a bunch of photo slides that need to be brought into the 21st century or negatives that you never got around to developing? Well Pat has you covered! He’ll show you how to use the library’s simple scanner to help preserve those memories.... Read more
Tuesday, August 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
“I am convinced that finding and telling a company’s story with clear language and clean sentences is the way to connect with investors, strategic partners, the media, and customers.” Bank of England... Read more

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