Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Special Events

Monday, August 20
6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Toe Jam Puppet Band is back again to help us end the summer on a high note! Their variety show features interactive songs, stories, and puppets, sometimes including a barn dance, a flying laundry song, and a car wash song where the kids might get sprayed with water!  In case of rain, event... Read more
Wednesday, August 22
6:00pm - 8:00pm
"Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen." IMDB This movie is rated PG and runs for 1 hour and 43... Read more
Wednesday, August 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Calling all young writers! Here's a chance to sharpen your writing skills before the school year starts. Come to Queset House for a fun, no-pressure writing workshop with Kate Klise, guaranteed to jumpstart your creative writing skills before the first day of school.
Friday, August 24
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, August 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Looking for a great way to end the summer? Come see local band, Urban Lunchmeat, perform live in the Queset Garden!!! Urban Lunchmeat is a teen rock band from Easton, MA that plays classic and alternative rock. Musical inspirations include Green... Read more
Wednesday, August 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Now's the time to start the college application process. Rising high school seniors struggling with those dreaded college essays are invited to join Kate Klise for a group workshop on how to create a compelling college essay. Private consultations with Kate are also available until September 10.... 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.
Wednesday, September 05
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kate Klise invites anyone ready to tackle a longer writing project to join her for a discussion and writing workshop. Bring your work-in-progress, outline, or blank pages. We'll discuss plotting, character development, and strategies for publishing. All ages welcome.
Sunday, September 09
3:00pm - 5:00pm
It's summer's end in Easton, and what better way to enjoy the evening than by attending this last event in the 2018 Queset Garden Summer Concert Series? On Sunday, September 9 from 3-5 p.m., the Sharon Concert Band will perform a wide variety of music including everything from... Read more
Wednesday, September 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Anyone who loves children's literature will enjoy this workshop on the art and craft of writing for young readers. After publishing more than 30 books for children, Kate Klise has plenty of tips and tricks to share for aspiring authors. Bring a favorite children's book to open the conversation. All... Read more
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.