Ames Free Library

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Kids Events

Tuesday, July 16
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 16
1:00pm - 3:00pm
"A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer." IMDB rated PG; 112 minutes Bring a blanket or pillow to make yourself comfy,... Read more
Wednesday, July 17
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, July 18
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, July 18
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Try making connections with Snap Circuits and Little Bits, or take things apart to look inside and find out what makes things work at the Take Apart Table! This program is best for children ages 6 and up. Parents, please plan to stay on hand to experiment with your child. 
Thursday, July 18
5:00pm - 6:00pm
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, 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
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
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
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
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
Thursday, July 25
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, July 25
5:00pm - 6:00pm
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
Friday, July 26
10:00am - 4:00pm
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
Monday, July 29
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 29
6:00pm - 7:00pm
An animal handler and a presenter will provide a general introduction to the subject of animal ecology. We will explore topics such as traits used to classify different animals into groups like birds, reptiles, and mammals; types of interactions between animal groups; how animals interact with ... Read more
Tuesday, July 30
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, July 31
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 31
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ally from Premier Martial Arts in Norton will introduce kids to martial arts and demonstrate a mini-martial arts class in the Queset Garden. This interactive presentation will include some watching and listening, and some chances to get up and move a bit. In case of rain, the program will be... Read more
Thursday, August 01
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, August 01
5:00pm - 6:00pm
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
Friday, August 02
2:00pm - 3:00pm
You pick the song and sing along! Choose from our selection of pop music or a variety of familiar Disney tunes. You can follow the words on the big screen and sing along on the library's karaoke machine. Bring a friend or two to join in on the fun! Drop in anytime between 2 - 3 PM.
Saturday, August 03
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, August 05
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, August 05
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Be amazed by the Great Rolando’s family-friendly magic entertainment! This show will make you want to get closer to see: How did he do that?! A couple of lucky volunteers might even get to help the Great Rolando – will you be one?   Best for children ages 4-9   In case of rain, event will be held... Read more
Tuesday, August 06
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, August 06
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Celebrate your favorite part human/part canine police officer with crafts and activities before the new book releases on August 13! This program is recommended for DogMan fans ages 6 and above. No registration is required.
Wednesday, August 07
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

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