Ames Free Library

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All Upcoming Events Events

Saturday, July 20
10:00am - 5:00pm
Make a cheerful window hanging to display at home, or give to someone you love! Pick up a craft kit to take and make at home. Specialty supplies and directions to complete the craft are included in the bag. You may need to provide crayons, markers, scissors, glue, or tape. Crafts are available 10... Read more
Saturday, July 20
10:00am - 5:00pm
Make a cheerful window hanging to display at home, or give to someone you love! Pick up a craft kit to take and make at home. Specialty supplies and directions to complete the craft are included in the bag. You may need to provide crayons, markers, scissors, glue, or tape. Crafts are available 10... Read more
Saturday, July 20
11:00am - 1:00pm
The 2nd edition of Pathfinder role playing game will be released on August 1st, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to get in on the fun. Join us as we explore the 2e Playtest Scenarios in preparation for the full release. The Playtest Scenarios will allow us to learn the game and... Read more
Saturday, July 20
11:00am - 1:00pm
The 2nd edition of Pathfinder role playing game will be released on August 1st, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to get in on the fun. Join us as we explore the 2e Playtest Scenarios in preparation for the full release. The Playtest Scenarios will allow us to learn the game and... Read more
Monday, July 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Monday, July 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Monday, July 22
11:30am - 1:00pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary, and basic writing skills. We also learn about American geography and culture. Each class ends with a word game, so we have... Read more
Monday, July 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the 4th 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, sharing... Read more
Monday, July 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Big Ryan has been telling stories now for 14 years! His program features original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement, and a whole lot of fun!   In case of rain, event will be held next door at the Oakes Ames Hall, 3 Barrows Street. Rain decisions will be made by 4:00 PM.   All ages... Read more
Monday, July 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Big Ryan has been telling stories now for 14 years! His program features original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement, and a whole lot of fun!   In case of rain, event will be held next door at the Oakes Ames Hall, 3 Barrows Street. Rain decisions will be made by 4:00 PM.   All ages... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can show you all the ins and outs, and teach you what equipment and programs will get you up and running. He is available every Tuesday morning for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can show you all the ins and outs, and teach you what equipment and programs will get you up and running. He is available every Tuesday morning for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm
"This is almost a love story. But it's not as simple as that. Ellis and Michael are twelve-year-old boys when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
1:15pm - 3:15pm
Have you just gotten your results back from Ancestry DNA (or other site) and not sure where to begin? Chris Delano is available on Tuesday afternoons to help you get started on the library’s ... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Looking for a fun place to act out? Use simple scripts and props to act out a short play. We'll practice for an hour, then perform for family and friends at 3:00. Basic reading skills are required, but no memorization or acting experience is necessary. This program is for readers ages 6 to 12.... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Looking for a fun place to act out? Use simple scripts and props to act out a short play. We'll practice for an hour, then perform for family and friends at 3:00. Basic reading skills are required, but no memorization or acting experience is necessary. This program is for readers ages 6 to 12.... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally each week to craft. Although originally beaders, we now work with different mediums and embrace any crafter interested in joining. We find things like color and design are not craft specific and most of us have interest in several areas.  If you are looking... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
MEMOIR AS AN ACT OF DISCOVERY with GRACE TALUSAN How does the act of writing about our life change our understanding of it? Come hear Grace Talusan, a graduate of OAHS, read from and speak about her award-winning... Read more
Tuesday, July 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
MEMOIR AS AN ACT OF DISCOVERY with GRACE TALUSAN How does the act of writing about our life change our understanding of it? Come hear Grace Talusan, a graduate of OAHS, read from and speak about her award-winning... Read more
Wednesday, July 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 months old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Wednesday, July 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 months old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Wednesday, July 24
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the Queset House between 2 - 3:30 PM to play the Pokémon card game or just chat with other Pokémon trainers! Please bring your own deck. Beginners are welcome, but there will be no formal instruction. If you're new, watch and chat with more experienced players to learn a thing or two! There... Read more
Wednesday, July 24
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the Queset House between 2 - 3:30 PM to play the Pokémon card game or just chat with other Pokémon trainers! Please bring your own deck. Beginners are welcome, but there will be no formal instruction. If you're new, watch and chat with more experienced players to learn a thing or two! There... Read more
Wednesday, July 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In partnership with the Easton Historical Society, the Ames Free Library is honored to present: A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE OF HISTORIC EASTON with  ROBERT J. WOOSTER AND JONATHAN JACKSON COE   Easton has waited a long time for... Read more
Wednesday, July 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In partnership with the Easton Historical Society, the Ames Free Library is honored to present: A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE OF HISTORIC EASTON with  ROBERT J. WOOSTER AND JONATHAN JACKSON COE   Easton has waited a long time for... Read more
Wednesday, July 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Have you ever looked up on a dark night and wondered what bright star that is? Or why does the moon look so HUGE tonight? Or made a wish upon seeing a shooting star? Well, there’s a WHOLE LOT going on up there on any clear night. Join us as local resident Stephen “AstroGeek” LaFlamme presents... Read more

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