Ames Free Library

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Kids Events

Tuesday, February 19
10:30am - 11:30am
Pop Up Playtime is an unstructured time for your child to get out some energy while using gross and fine motor skills and practicing social interactions. There will be a pop up tunnel and tent as well as plenty of toys to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime hours during... Read more
Tuesday, February 19
11:00am - 12:00pm
Stop in at the Queset House from 11 AM - noon 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!... Read more
Wednesday, February 20
10:00am - 7:00pm
Playing board games is a great way to spend time with your kids. While you're having fun playing the game, they're also building literacy skills, math, and spatial concepts... not to mention social skills such as cooperation, patience, and good sportsmanship!  Family Game Day is for families with... Read more
Wednesday, February 20
10:30am - 11:30am
Pop Up Playtime is an unstructured time for your child to get out some energy while using gross and fine motor skills and practicing social interactions. There will be a pop up tunnel and tent as well as plenty of toys to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime hours during... Read more
Thursday, February 21
10:30am - 11:30am
Pop Up Playtime is an unstructured time for your child to get out some energy while using gross and fine motor skills and practicing social interactions. There will be a pop up tunnel and tent as well as plenty of toys to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime hours during... Read more
Thursday, February 21
11:00am - 12:00pm
Celebrate the best of best friends: Elephant & Piggie! We'll have crafts, activities, and games. This program is fun for Elephant & Piggie fans of all ages. 
Thursday, February 21
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chat with local author Anna Staniszewski about her newest book, Secondhand Wishes, and learn about writing stories of your own!  No registration is required. This workshop is open to all students in grades 3 and above. 
Thursday, February 21
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Friday, February 22
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn a bit about owls with the Museum of American Bird Art, then work on an owl-themed clay craft! This program is best for ages 3-10, but siblings are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required.
Saturday, February 23
11:00am - 12:00pm
PetSense mascot Barkdown will visit us to share a story about pet nutrition, along with other silly pet stories! Storytime starts at 11:00; stick around after to meet Barkdown. Families with children of all ages are welcome!   Registration is not required, but is suggested so the presenter can... Read more
Tuesday, February 26
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
Wednesday, February 27
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
Thursday, February 28
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
Thursday, February 28
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Saturday, March 02
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of free play space and LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination! For all ages, free and open to all! No unattended child drop-offs are allowed.
Monday, March 04
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Pajama storytime is fun for the whole family! We'll share books, rhymes, & songs to help wind down your evening. This storytime is designed to engage children of various ages, so families with children of any age are welcome! Pajama Storytime will last about 30 minutes, wrapping up with a... Read more
Tuesday, March 05
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
Wednesday, March 06
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
Thursday, March 07
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
Thursday, March 07
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Tuesday, March 12
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
Wednesday, March 13
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
Thursday, March 14
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Toddler Play and Learn is a parent child program designed to introduce young children to group activities. Children participate in floor time free play, gather for a quick... Read more
Thursday, March 14
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Monday, March 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join Dr. Peter Rappo on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. for a fascinating talk and discussion on the history and implementation of a federal children’s health initiative instituted during WWI. The relevance of that century-old initiative continues to inform child health issues of today... Read more
Tuesday, March 19
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
Wednesday, March 20
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
Thursday, March 21
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
Thursday, March 21
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Tuesday, March 26
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

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