Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Special Events

Wednesday, December 12
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Wednesday, December 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
If you are finally ready to get - and stay - organized in a clutter-free home, this is your chance. Declutterista Becky Bast provides strategies to declutter your home - and your mindset!   Becky, a Sharon resident and native, is passionate about helping people declutter their... Read more
Thursday, December 13
10:30am - 11:00am
Come and hear illustrator Chris Joseph read this charming tale of a little 'pishy' with anxiety issues! Together with his sister Brittany, Chris worked to create a light and helpful story aimed to touch the lives of young children dealing with fear. Free and open to all.
Saturday, December 15
10:30am - 12:30pm
It’s time to take control of your days and direct them to where you want them to go. In this Self Improvement training, trained Coach Billy Giannouloudis will help you explore your mind and focus on why we do what we do. He will teach control through Goal Setting and provide tools... Read more
Saturday, December 15
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Join #FearlessFit for a fresh start. Boards and other materials will be provided but people are welcome to bring their own boards and set up your vision however you like. Reserve your spot by registering online or at 508-238-2000, ext. 3.  “A little motivation goes a long... Read more
Friday, December 21
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in anytime between 1- 4 PM for some quiet coloring. There will be a large community coloring table, individual coloring pages, and instructional Zentangle books for creating your own designs.  This program is open to all children ages 6 - 13. No sign up is required, just come if you can! 
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.
Thursday, December 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Choose from a variety of karaoke songs, from pop to 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. 
Friday, December 28
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Stop in at the Queset House from 1 - 2 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 be a... Read more
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.
Tuesday, January 01
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in celebration of the new year! We will resume our normal hours of operation the following day, Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00AM.
Saturday, January 05
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Michael Korn will be playing solo violin pieces from different epochs, stretching from Bach in the 17th century to Lera Auerbach, a current composer in New York City.   Michael began to play at the age of five and has been delighting audiences all over the world since then!   A not-to-be-missed... Read more
Wednesday, January 09
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Monday, January 21
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Wednesday, February 13
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Monday, February 18
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.
Wednesday, March 13
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Wednesday, April 10
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Monday, April 15
10:00am - 8:00pm
In celebration of the Patriot's Day holiday, the Ames Free Library will be closed.
Wednesday, May 08
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Monday, May 27
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Wednesday, June 12
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Thursday, July 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Wednesday, July 10
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Wednesday, August 14
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Monday, September 02
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.
Wednesday, September 11
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Wednesday, October 09
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Monday, October 14
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.

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