Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Special Events

Wednesday, July 06
6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Kidd Brothers bring you raucous acoustic music, inspired by bluegrass, Americana, folk, and rock & roll (with a little smattering of Irish music every once in a while) Wear your foot stompin' shoes, you are gonna need 'em! Free & Open to All! Come early and bring a picnic and chairs!
Thursday, July 07
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to present a writing workshop with our 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis! Mr. Davis is a native of Easton who now lives in Sweden. A bilingual author, translator, and writing coach, his original Swedish-language fantasy series Kampen om Tusenvärld ... Read more
Monday, July 11
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Calling all animal lovers! Animal Adventures, a Family Zoo and Rescue Center, will be bringing live animals for families to learn about, ask plenty of questions, and get up close and personal! Meet the animals, hear interesting stories, and enjoy controlled petting and touching at the discretion of... Read more
Tuesday, July 12
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Welcome to the Queset House for an evening with The Ames Free Library's 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis! Mr. Davis, an Easton native who now lives in Sweden, will talk about his adventures abroad and how he became a bilingual fantasy author, writing coach and translator. He will read from... Read more
Thursday, July 14
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Returning to the library for one show only this summer is Easton's own pop rock band Off the Coast! Formerly known as Urban Lunchmeat, Off the Coast will be back in the Queset Garden with a new name and another great night of pop rock hits from the 70's to today, mixed in with their own original... Read more
Monday, July 18
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome to Camp Ocean, little guppies! Mr. Sharky, your snaggle-toothed camp counselor, has planned a fish-fact-filled voyage to the bottom of the sea. Learn the ropes: how to puff like a puffer fish, flop like a flounder, and fence like a swordfish. You'll search for buried treasure and dive into... Read more
Monday, July 25
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Rivest is a Comic Mime who sees the world in a very funny way! Known as “the human cartoon” (because of his highly expressive face and flexible body), Rivest combines classic mime artistry, hilarious character voices, comedy, illusion, and audience participation to bring interactive stories... Read more
Tuesday, July 26
5:30pm - 7:30pm
One Book One Town is a community-wide program orginized by Raising Multicultural Kids, the Human Rights Committee, Easton Public Schools, Ames Free Library, and Houses of Worship. Toegether we will be reading, listening, and sharing our own stories. ... Read more
Monday, August 01
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Would you like to go on a safari? Exercise your imagination and your body while learning about the animals who call the jungle home. Throughout this interactive story, you’ll explore the foundations of physical fitness and health (including concepts like agility, coordination, and balance) while... Read more
Tuesday, August 02
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Leeza Masia from The Tarot Collective will be at Queset House on Tuesday, August 2nd at 3:30pm to empower teens (age 12-18) to interpret tarot cards for themselves. This workshop is geared toward beginners but all levels of experience are welcome. Come connect with your intuitive... Read more
Monday, August 08
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ed the Wizard will present a fun, energetic magic program - with a focus on reading! Ed got into magic in part by using books to learn some tricks! For this show, he’ll join us live and share with you some of the wonder he has found in magic. This program is brought to you with the support of the... Read more
Monday, August 15
6:00pm - 7:00pm
John Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy! He has performed his unique, high-energy comedy yo-yo show in 26 countries from New Zealand to Japan. Higby holds the world yo-yo championship title as well as 4 Guinness World Records!  He’s been featured on David Letterman, Discovery Channel's Time Warp,... Read more
Monday, August 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm
They’re baaaack! The Toe Jam Puppet Band returns to help us end our LIVE summer entertainment series on a high note! If you've never experienced a TJPB show, now is your chance! This variety show features interactive songs, stories and puppets, and lots of silly voices. You’re sure to be dancing... Read more
Wednesday, August 24
5:30pm - 7:30pm
One Book One Town is a community-wide program orginized by Raising Multicultural Kids, the Human Rights Committee, Easton Public Schools, Ames Free Library, and Houses of Worship. Toegether we will be reading, listening, and sharing our own stories. ... Read more
Monday, September 05
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
Monday, October 10
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Friday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 23
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. to allow certain turkeys to receive their last meal.
Thursday, November 24
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Saturday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. in observance of Christmas.
Monday, December 26
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas.
Saturday, December 31
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. in observance of New Year's Eve.
Monday, January 02
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day.