Ames Free Library

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All Upcoming Events Events

Friday, July 20
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
Friday, July 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ever wanted to make your own music but can’t play an instrument, or heard music on the radio that wasn’t made using instruments, and wanted to learn more? Here’s your chance to now! In this class, led by Maeve Wallace, you will learn the basics of making your own music via your computer. These one-... Read more
Friday, July 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ever wanted to make your own music but can’t play an instrument, or heard music on the radio that wasn’t made using instruments, and wanted to learn more? Here’s your chance to now! In this class, led by Maeve Wallace, you will learn the basics of making your own music via your computer. These one-... Read more
Friday, July 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library?  If you answered yes to these questions, please consider joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board! By joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board you can:  Help plan... Read more
Saturday, July 21
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, July 21
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, July 21
10:00am - 3:00pm
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 Saturday for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions of one... Read more
Saturday, July 21
10:00am - 3:00pm
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 Saturday for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions of one... Read more
Saturday, July 21
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.
Sunday, July 22
10:00am - 11:15am
Yoga is a great way to reduce stress, improve flexibility, increase muscle tone, and much more. Classes incorporate stretching, breathing techniques, hatha yoga postures, and guided relaxation, and take place on the lawn behind the stage at Queset Garden. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or towel... Read more
Monday, July 23
11:30am - 1:00pm
This class is currently closed to new students - please check back later in case of any updates! Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice speaking,... Read more
Monday, July 23
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Have you just gotten your results back from Ancestry DNA (or other site) and not sure where to begin? Chris Delano is available during the summer on Monday evenings to help you get started on the library’s ... Read more
Monday, July 23
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 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tom Sieling comes all the way from Newfield, New York, to entertain us with his singing and guitar, banjo, and drum machine playings! "Take a Tromp Through the Swamp" is a fun lineup of humorous and participatory kids' songs, along with lots of cool facts about area animals. Tom also strongly... Read more
Monday, July 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tom Sieling comes all the way from Newfield, New York, to entertain us with his singing and guitar, banjo, and drum machine playings! "Take a Tromp Through the Swamp" is a fun lineup of humorous and participatory kids' songs, along with lots of cool facts about area animals. Tom also strongly... Read more
Tuesday, July 24
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, July 24
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 24
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 24
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while... Read more
Tuesday, July 24
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wikipedia Can Be Wicked Easy!   Learn the basics about Wikipedia as a contributor from Easton resident and Wikipedia Editor, Emily. Emily has used Wikipedia as a platform to inform the world about Easton landmarks and members of the Ames Family, and is available to help you share your knowledge and... Read more
Tuesday, July 24
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 24
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
Wednesday, July 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 18 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 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 18 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 25
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Use a simple script and basic 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. No memorization or acting experience is necessary. This program is for readers ages 6-12. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED... Read more
Wednesday, July 25
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Use a simple script and basic 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. No memorization or acting experience is necessary. This program is for readers ages 6-12. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED... Read more
Wednesday, July 25
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Love listening to podcasts? Ever wanted to make your own, or follow through with dreams of being a radio announcer? Here’s your chance! In this class, led by Maeve Wallace, you will learn the basics of recording, editing, and making your own podcast! These one-hour sessions take place weekly on... Read more
Wednesday, July 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
You are all welcome to come and work on improving your English. You can work alone or with others on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, or writing. Julie Un, our English as a Second Language instructor, will be there to answer questions and give you books or other things you need.
Wednesday, July 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
You are all welcome to come and work on improving your English. You can work alone or with others on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, or writing. Julie Un, our English as a Second Language instructor, will be there to answer questions and give you books or other things you need.
Wednesday, July 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
One Genre One Community is proud to Present Author Michael Keith. "Both a father-son love story and a unique American road saga."  In 1959, at the age of eleven, Michael left a relatively stable life with his mother and sisters in New York, and surreptitiously set off for... Read more

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