Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"
The Queset House driveway is under construction. Visitors may park in the Main Library parking lot. Additional public parking is available just up the street, next to the Rockery, and behind the Children’s Museum.

Special Events

Thursday, June 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Experience cryptocurrency trading in real life! On Thursday, June 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., local investor and cryptocurrency aficionado Phil Kazlauskas will provide some insights on the various cryptocurrencies that are currently transforming our financial world, and teach you how... Read more
Friday, June 22
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Join us in Queset Garden on Friday, June 22, from 7-10 p.m. as we celebrate the 135th birthday of the Ames Free Library, and the summer solstice! The celebration will feature... Hors d'oeuvres Vintage cocktails Live music by Libana... Read more
Monday, June 25
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Help us kick off our Summer Reading Program with our favorite Easton music man for a fun-filled time with many of your favorite songs! Dance, sing along, and have fun! This event is for families with children of all ages. In case of rain, event will be held at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall at 3... Read more
Friday, June 29
12:00pm - 2:00pm
One Genre One Community is delighted to present: A MIGHTY HEART Friday, June 29, 2018 12 pm Queset House51... Read more
Friday, June 29
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Libraries rock - and so do you! Choose from a variety of karaoke songs - or bring your own kids karaoke disc* - to sing along with. You can follow the words and show off your talent with our new karaoke machine! Bring a friend or two to join the fun! Drop in anytime starting at 2:00 and stay as... Read more
Saturday, June 30
10:00am - 5:00pm
Pick up a craft kit to take and make and home. Any specialty supplies and directions to complete the craft are included. You may need to provide crayons, scissors, tape, or glue. Pick up a kit anytime while the library is open (10 AM - 5 PM), while supplies last. Crafts are appropriate for children... Read more
Monday, July 02
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Children's Museum in Easton is bringing their show on the road! Learn the science behind music with their hands-on Waves, Sound, & Light program! See, feel, & hear how sound and light waves are transferred. This event is for families with children of all ages. In case of rain, event... Read more
Tuesday, July 03
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Use your best design skills to create a Perler (melty) bead craft! We'll have patterns available, or you can create your own. The librarian will iron them immediately so you can take it home!
Wednesday, July 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Friday, July 06
11:00am - 1:00pm
Stop in at the Queset House from 11 AM  - 1 PM to play the Pokémon card game or just chat with other Pokémon trainers! Bring your own deck. Beginners are welcome, but there will be no formal teaching. If you're new, watch and chat with more experienced players to learn a thing or two! There will be... Read more
Monday, July 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
You've never seen anything quite like this before! Bryson Lang will amaze you with his juggling, his balancing tricks, and his humor! If you're lucky, he might need a volunteer helper... Come find out why Bryson Lang is called "The Cure for the Common Show!" This show is appropriate for all ages.... Read more
Thursday, July 12
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate your love of all things PINK with crafts, activities, games, and a Pinkalicious storytime! This program is fun for Pinkalicious fans of all ages. Dress up is encouraged! 
Monday, July 16
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renowned storyteller Rona Leventhal will present Raps, Rhythms, and Rhymes: Stories to Tap, Rap, Shake and Sing! She will share stories from her repertoire of multicultural folktales in a way that will have people singing, dancing in their seats, and laughing! Rona will infuse drama, movement, and... Read more
Wednesday, July 18
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Participate in hands-on STEAM exploration at this process-based program. You'll get to use littleBits circuits, engineer a marble tower, and puzzle out some Tangram shapes, among other things.
Wednesday, July 18
6:30pm - 8:00pm
If you like stirring vocal harmonies, clapping rhythms, captivating choreography, and men in sharkskin suits transporting you to the golden era of classic doo-wop, come along for a rollicking evening of entertainment by the inimitable Doo-Wop DeVille band!   Free and open... 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
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
Friday, July 27
12:00pm - 2:00pm
One Genre One Community is delighted to present: THIS BOY'S LIFE Friday, July 27, 2018 12 pm Queset House... Read more
Wednesday, August 08
9:00am - 4:00pm
The One Genre One Community is delighted to partner with the library in presenting a series on memoir writing. On Wednesday, August 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., we will be taking a bus trip to Concord. Tour locations include Orchard House (Louisa May Alcott) and The Old Manse (... Read more
Friday, August 31
12:00pm - 2:00pm
One Genre One Community is delighted to present: CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND Friday, August 31, 2018 12 pm Queset House, ... Read more
Monday, September 03
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.
Monday, October 08
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Monday, November 12
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 21
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 pm to allow for adequate brining.
Thursday, November 22
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Monday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 pm to accommodate festive caroling.
Tuesday, December 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
Monday, December 31
5:00pm - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will close early at 5:00PM on Monday, December 31 in observance of New Year's Eve and will not reopen until Wednesday, January 2, 2019.