Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Kids Events

Thursday, October 21
10:00am - 8:00pm
Welcome to a world where books are in bloom! Once again this year, the creative members of the Easton Garden Club have each chosen a favorite book, and then interpreted it through a "novel" flower arrangement! No two floral displays are alike, and arrangements can be found scattered throughout the... Read more
Thursday, October 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will continue to meet in the Queset Garden, where you can learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM with Miss Alyisha and... Read more
Friday, October 22
10:00am - 5:00pm
Welcome to a world where books are in bloom! Once again this year, the creative members of the Easton Garden Club have each chosen a favorite book, and then interpreted it through a "novel" flower arrangement! No two floral displays are alike, and arrangements can be found scattered throughout the... Read more
Saturday, October 23
10:00am - 5:00pm
Welcome to a world where books are in bloom! Once again this year, the creative members of the Easton Garden Club have each chosen a favorite book, and then interpreted it through a "novel" flower arrangement! No two floral displays are alike, and arrangements can be found scattered throughout the... Read more
Saturday, October 23
10:15am - 11:00am
Discovery Dance is a 6 week introductory dance program led by Miss Alexandra of the Stoneworks Dance Company. This class is designed to teach kids ages 4 to 6 the basics of dance and creative movement. Children will gain an awareness of the body, rhythm, and beginner ballet movements. There is no... Read more
Saturday, October 23
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Love ice cream? Join the Ames Free Library foodies for a casual and lively conversation with Rowena and Irene, the founders of The Islander’s Creamery.   We’ll chat about how The Islander’s Creamery started, their “Small Batch, Endless Flavor Combinations” concept, get to know the ingredients... Read more
Saturday, October 23
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stoneworks Dance Company of Stonehill College will be doing a demo and explanation of their typical warm-up. After the demo they will do a brief improvisation activity to demonstrate the creative process that helps them come up with their choreography. Free & open to all.
Tuesday, October 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Our fall session of Wiggleworms will continue to meet in the Queset Garden! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Miss Jess and runs for about 20-25 minutes. Siblings welcome. ... Read more
Wednesday, October 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. This program will continue to meet in the Queset Garden every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Jess... Read more
Wednesday, October 27
3:30pm - 4:30pm
There's a NEW book club for kids at the Ames Free Library! This book club is for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Watch this short video to learn a little more about it!  MCBA stands for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award. Each... Read more
Thursday, October 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will continue to meet in the Queset Garden, where you can learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM with Miss Alyisha and... Read more
Friday, October 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Parade across our Garden stage to show off your spooky, sparkly, and spellbinding costumes! All children up to age 12 are invited to join our Halloween parade. Bop along to music as children take turns showing off their Halloween costumes across the stage (children are encouraged to walk alone, but... Read more
Saturday, October 30
10:15am - 11:00am
Discovery Dance is a 6 week introductory dance program led by Miss Alexandra of the Stoneworks Dance Company. This class is designed to teach kids ages 4 to 6 the basics of dance and creative movement. Children will gain an awareness of the body, rhythm, and beginner ballet movements. There is no... Read more
Tuesday, November 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Our fall session of Wiggleworms will continue to meet in the Queset Garden! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Miss Jess and runs for about 20-25 minutes. Siblings welcome. ... Read more
Wednesday, November 03
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. This program will continue to meet in the Queset Garden every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Jess... Read more
Thursday, November 04
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will continue to meet in the Queset Garden, where you can learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM with Miss Alyisha and... Read more
Saturday, November 06
10:15am - 11:00am
Discovery Dance is a 6 week introductory dance program led by Miss Alexandra of the Stoneworks Dance Company. This class is designed to teach kids ages 4 to 6 the basics of dance and creative movement. Children will gain an awareness of the body, rhythm, and beginner ballet movements. There is no... Read more
Monday, November 08
10:00am - 8:00pm
Each month we will provide a new craft kit for you to take home & create art with your child. Craft kits will be available to pick up in the Children’s Room starting on the second Monday of each month, for as long as supplies last. Specialty supplies and directions to complete the craft are... Read more
Tuesday, November 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Our fall session of Wiggleworms will continue to meet in the Queset Garden! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Miss Jess and runs for about 20-25 minutes. Siblings welcome. ... Read more
Wednesday, November 10
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. This program will continue to meet in the Queset Garden every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Jess... Read more
Thursday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Saturday, November 13
10:15am - 11:00am
Discovery Dance is a 6 week introductory dance program led by Miss Alexandra of the Stoneworks Dance Company. This class is designed to teach kids ages 4 to 6 the basics of dance and creative movement. Children will gain an awareness of the body, rhythm, and beginner ballet movements. There is no... Read more
Tuesday, November 16
10:30am - 11:00am
Our fall session of Wiggleworms will continue to meet in the Queset Garden! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Miss Jess and runs for about 20-25 minutes. Siblings welcome. ... Read more
Wednesday, November 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. This program will continue to meet in the Queset Garden every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Jess... Read more
Wednesday, November 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
There's a NEW book club for kids at the Ames Free Library! This book club is for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.  MCBA stands for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award. Each year, a committee nominates 20 books. 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in Massachusetts can vote for their... Read more
Thursday, November 18
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will continue to meet in the Queset Garden, where you can learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM with Miss Alyisha and... Read more
Saturday, November 20
10:15am - 11:00am
Discovery Dance is a 6 week introductory dance program led by Miss Alexandra of the Stoneworks Dance Company. This class is designed to teach kids ages 4 to 6 the basics of dance and creative movement. Children will gain an awareness of the body, rhythm, and beginner ballet movements. There is no... Read more
Thursday, November 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Thursday, December 02
10:30am - 11:30am
Ms. Leslie from Self Help, Inc. (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a preschool-aged play group in Easton once a month. Preschool Playgroup is a parent-child program designed to introduce young children to group activities. The children will be given the opportunity to participate... Read more
Monday, December 13
10:00am - 8:00pm
Each month we will provide a new craft kit for you to take home & create art with your child. Craft kits will be available to pick up in the Children’s Room starting on the second Monday of each month, for as long as supplies last. Specialty supplies and directions to complete the craft are... Read more

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