Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Special Events

Saturday, December 14
10:00am - 4:00pm
The Easton Shovel Town Cultural District is excited to announce their eighth annual Artisans Faire & Holiday Tea, which will be held at Queset House, 51 Main Street, North Easton, on Saturday, December 14, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Artisans Faire... Read more
Saturday, December 14
10:00am - 4:00pm
On Saturday, December 14th during the Artisans Faire at Queset House, the Friends of the Ames Free Library will hold a Book Sale & Silent Auction from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm! Come visit us on the second floor in the Digital Media Lab, where we will be offering a large selection of new and gently... Read more
Thursday, December 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Want to give that special someone a completely unique, handmade holiday gift? Then join us for this month's TAB meeting! In this special TAB session on Thursday, December 19 at 4 p.m. in the Teen Den, we'll be making some INDIGO MARBLED ORNAMENTS while doing some planning for the... Read more
Friday, December 20
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kick off winter break with the ultimate winter movie - Frozen! (We'll show the original. Maybe you can catch up with the sequel at the movie theater with all your time off school!) "When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite... Read more
Saturday, December 21
10:00am - 5:00pm
Grab a prepared craft kit to take home and make a snowflake holiday card for a loved one! Specialty supplies and directions to complete the craft are included. You may need to provide crayons, markers, scissors, glue, or tape. Available 10 AM - 5 PM, or as long as supplies last. One kit per... Read more
Monday, December 23
2:00pm - 3:00pm
"Throw" a little STEAM into your vacation with paper airplanes! Follow the instructions to learn to fold a simple paper airplane, or try a challenging design to make something new! Read a bit about aerodynamics, lift, and thrust while you're folding. We'll provide the folding paper and printed... Read more
Tuesday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 pm to accommodate festive caroling.
Wednesday, December 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
Thursday, December 26 to Friday, December 27
10:00am - 5:00pm
Drop in anytime on Thursday, December 26 or Friday, December 27 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... Read more
Friday, December 27
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Drop by the Queset House between 1 - 2:30 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 instruction. If you're new, watch and chat with more experienced players to learn a thing or two! There will... Read more
Monday, December 30
2:00pm - 3:00pm
READO (our book version of Bingo) is a fun way to wind down your year! Open to all school-aged children and their siblings. The winner of each round gets to pick a free book from our prize collection, and gets to be the caller for the next game! We start at 2; stop in when you can.
Tuesday, December 31
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will close early at 5:00PM on Tuesday, December 31 in observance of New Year's Eve and will not reopen until Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Wednesday, January 01
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in celebration of the new year! We will resume our normal hours of operation the following day, Thursday, January 2 at 10:00AM.
Monday, January 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Monday, February 17
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.
Monday, April 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
In celebration of the Patriot's Day holiday, the Ames Free Library will be closed.
Monday, May 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Saturday, June 13
10:00am - 12:00pm
This workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a new date.   Welcome to a free and fun hands-on workshop with veteran builder and craftsman, Tim Hurley!    Learn to assemble a birdhouse that can attract bluebirds or chickadees, wrens, sparrows and other nesting birds... Read more
Friday, July 03 to Saturday, July 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd & Saturday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.
Monday, September 07
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.
Monday, October 12
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Wednesday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 25
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 pm to allow for adequate brining.
Thursday, November 26
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Thursday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 pm to accommodate festive caroling.
Friday, December 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
Thursday, December 31
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will close early at 5:00PM on Thursday, December 31 in observance of New Year's Eve and will not reopen until Saturday, January 2, 2020.