Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

You may contact us through chat Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., or email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org. Check out our list of online programs here!

Special Events

Wednesday, May 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Wednesday, May 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us on Zoom for a series of Master Classes on Wednesdays or Thursdays in May! We will learn from the masters about an array of fascinating topics: Thursday, May 7 at 11 a.m. - Using a simple chair to strengthen and stretch your... Read more
Thursday, May 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Wednesday, June 10
1:30pm - 2:30pm
"Soon to be a Major Motion Picture In the ebullient spirit of Ocean’s 8, The Heist, and Thelma & Louise, a sensational and entertaining memoir of the world’s most notorious jewel thief—a woman who defied society’s prejudices and norms to carve her own path,... Read more
Thursday, June 25
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"'Hammerhead' Jed Ounstead thought he’d traded the pro-wrestling world for the slightly less dangerous one of a bar bouncer and errand boy for his father’s detective agency, but the squared circle wasn’t quite done with him yet. When his former tag-team partner draws upon their old friendship for... 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.
Thursday, July 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"In this vivid and atmospheric mystery, Commissario Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of official approval for the construction of Brunetti’s apartment years before. What began as a red tape headache ends in murder when the bureaucrat is later found dead after a... Read more
Thursday, August 27
3:00pm - 4:00pm
WINNER OF THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER AWARD"A murder in Paris brings Commissaire Adamsberg out of the Icelandic mists of his previous investigation and unexpectedly into the region of Nîmes, where three old men have died of spider bites. The recluse has a sneaky... Read more
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.