Ames Free Library

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Kids Events

Thursday, January 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Come one, come all! Family Storytime has stories for preschoolers, toddlers, and caregivers to enjoy together. You’ll also hear favorite songs and rhymes every week. This 30-minute storytime is great for building a love of books with the whole family. No sign up is required; join us when you can!
Thursday, January 23
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in the following subjects: Algebra I Biology Chemistry Physics I        Homework Tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the First Floor Information Cafe at Queset House, and... Read more
Monday, January 27
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
Tuesday, January 28
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, January 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Harris Shilakowsky, Violinist, Music Educator & owner of MusicStoreUSA.com will be teaching a performance class for violinists and violists. This is for intermediate players of any age. You should already know how to play a couple of scales & first position pieces, however... Read more
Wednesday, January 29
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, January 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Come one, come all! Family Storytime has stories for preschoolers, toddlers, and caregivers to enjoy together. You’ll also hear favorite songs and rhymes every week. This 30-minute storytime is great for building a love of books with the whole family. No sign up is required; join us when you can!
Thursday, January 30
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in the following subjects: Algebra I Biology Chemistry Physics I        Homework Tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the First Floor Information Cafe at Queset House, and... Read more
Saturday, February 01
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.
Saturday, February 01 to Sunday, March 15
10:00am - 5:00pm
From February 1 - March 15, the Ames Free Library will be collecting new sets of pajamas for babies, toddlers, kids, and teens! Just look for the Boston Bruins PJ Drive bin near the Circulation desk. We are once again helping the ... Read more
Saturday, February 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with us on February 1, 2020! Reinforce your child’s literacy skills with a variety of activities in the Children’s Room. play board games or put together puzzles explore with a mini scavenger hunt make a bookmark write or tell a story... Read more
Monday, February 03
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, February 03
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, February 04
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 05
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 06
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, February 06
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in the following subjects: Algebra I Biology Chemistry Physics I        Homework Tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the First Floor Information Cafe at Queset House, and... Read more
Monday, February 10
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
Tuesday, February 11
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 12
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 13
10:30am - 11:00am
Come one, come all! Family Storytime has stories for preschoolers, toddlers, and caregivers to enjoy together. You’ll also hear favorite songs and rhymes every week. This 30-minute storytime is great for building a love of books with the whole family. No sign up is required; join us when you can!
Thursday, February 13
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in the following subjects: Algebra I Biology Chemistry Physics I        Homework Tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the First Floor Information Cafe at Queset House, and... Read more
Saturday, February 15
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Massasoit Theatre Company presents A VISIT WITH BEAST Saturday, February 15 12:30 p.m. in the Children's Room "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme..." Join Beast in the Children's Room for a... Read more
Monday, February 17
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Tuesday, February 18
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 for all ages to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime... Read more
Tuesday, February 18
11:30am - 7:30pm
Drop in at any time to write a letter or draw a picture for an author. Writing and drawing materials will be provided, and letters will be mailed by the librarian.
Wednesday, 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 for all ages to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime... Read more
Wednesday, February 19
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
Thursday, 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 for all ages to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime... Read more
Thursday, February 20
11:00am - 12:30pm
Drop by the Queset House between 11 - 12:30 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 instruction. If you're new, watch and chat with more experienced players to learn a thing or two! There will... Read more

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