Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Teen Events

Thursday, October 21
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Saturday, October 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm
This workshop will familiarize participants with Adobe Photoshop's tools and layers, and will show how to make simple edits to your photos. We will also discuss the different file types, from JPEG to PSD and much more!   Please either bring in your laptop with the latest version of Photoshop, or... Read more
Saturday, October 23
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Love ice cream? Join the Ames Free Library foodies for a casual and lively conversation with Rowena and Irene, the founders of The Islander’s Creamery.   We’ll chat about how The Islander’s Creamery started, their “Small Batch, Endless Flavor Combinations” concept, get to know the ingredients... Read more
Saturday, October 23
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stoneworks Dance Company of Stonehill College will be doing a demo and explanation of their typical warm-up. After the demo they will do a brief improvisation activity to demonstrate the creative process that helps them come up with their choreography. Free & open to all.
Thursday, October 28
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Saturday, October 30
9:00am - 10:00am
Come join us on the last Saturday of every month to practice and learn the 24 Posture Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form. Tai Chi is an excellent, low impact exercise to promote decreased stress and better health.  No previous experience required.   Turo (teacher) Vince has been training in the... Read more
Thursday, November 04
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Thursday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Monday, November 15
10:00am - 8:00pm
Each month, teens can pick up a new craft kit to take home & make a project. October's kits will be available to pick up at the library starting on Monday, November 15, and will be available for as long as supplies last. No registration is required. Specialty supplies and directions to complete... Read more
Wednesday, November 17
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   TAB will meet outside in the Queset House... Read more
Thursday, November 18
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Saturday, November 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm
This workshop will familiarize participants with Adobe Photoshop's tools and layers, and will show how to make simple edits to your photos. We will also discuss the different file types, from JPEG to PSD and much more!   Please either bring in your laptop with the latest version of Photoshop, or... Read more
Thursday, November 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Thursday, December 02
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Thursday, December 09
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Wednesday, December 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   TAB will meet outside in the Queset House... Read more
Thursday, December 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Saturday, December 18
3:00pm - 4:00pm
This workshop will familiarize participants with Adobe Photoshop's tools and layers, and will show how to make simple edits to your photos. We will also discuss the different file types, from JPEG to PSD and much more!   Please either bring in your laptop with the latest version of Photoshop, or... Read more
Monday, December 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
Each month, teens can pick up a new craft kit to take home & make a project. October's kits will be available to pick up at the library starting on Monday, December 20, and will be available for as long as supplies last. No registration is required. Specialty supplies and directions to complete... Read more
Thursday, December 23
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Friday, December 24 to Saturday, December 25
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, December 24th and Saturday, December 25th in observance of Christmas.
Thursday, December 30
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Friday, December 31 to Saturday, January 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, December 31, 2021 and Saturday, January 1, 2022 in celebration of the new year!
Wednesday, January 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   TAB will meet outside in the Queset House... Read more
Wednesday, February 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   TAB will meet outside in the Queset House... Read more
Wednesday, March 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   TAB will meet outside in the Queset House... Read more
Wednesday, April 20
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   TAB will meet outside in the Queset House... Read more