Ames Free Library

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Teen Events

Tuesday, June 25
11:00am - 12:00pm
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 DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Tuesday, June 25
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can show you all the ins and outs, and teach you what equipment and programs will get you up and running. He is available every Tuesday morning for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions... Read more
Tuesday, June 25
4:00pm - 5:00pm
On Tuesday, June 25, from 4-5 p.m., come join us and "taste" new genres of books! Choose from five different genres and get a feel for something different than what you normally gravitate towards. You might just find a new favorite! Attend this event to receive ONE TICKET from our Summer Reading... Read more
Wednesday, June 26
6:15pm - 7:45pm
English for All is currently full; If you are interested in joining a wait list, please contact Julie Un at jun@amesfreelibrary.org. Join us for an English for All class for immigrants... Read more
Thursday, June 27
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Thursday, June 27
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in the following subjects: Algebra I Biology Chemistry Physics I        Homework Tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the First Floor Information Cafe at Queset House, and... Read more
Thursday, June 27
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Give crayons a new life and turn them into unique pieces of artwork! On Thursday, June 27 from 6 - 7:30 p.m., we'll be meeting at Queset House in the First Floor Presentation Commons to get started on our masterpieces. Attend this event to receive ONE TICKET from our Summer Reading... Read more
Saturday, June 29
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
Saturday, June 29
11:00am - 12:00pm
Please join us for an overview on pediatric transgender health to learn how to support gender diverse youth in a variety of settings, learn about gender-related terminology, and local resources available to parents and families.   Dr. Stephanie Roberts is a board-certified pediatric... Read more
Tuesday, July 02
11:00am - 12:00pm
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 DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Tuesday, July 02
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can show you all the ins and outs, and teach you what equipment and programs will get you up and running. He is available every Tuesday morning for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions... Read more
Wednesday, July 03
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, July 03
6:00pm - 7:00pm
On Wednesday, July 3 from 6 - 7 p.m., come relax, color, and listen to some music!  Attend this event to receive ONE TICKET from our Summer Reading Program for Teens! This will up your chance of winning our ... Read more
Wednesday, July 03
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary, and basic writing skills. We also learn about American geography and culture. Each class ends with a word game, so we have... Read more
Thursday, July 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Saturday, July 06
11:00am - 1:00pm
The 2nd edition of Pathfinder role playing game will be released on August 1st, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to get in on the fun. Join us as we explore the 2e Playtest Scenarios in preparation for the full release. The Playtest Scenarios will allow us to learn the game and... Read more
Tuesday, July 09
11:00am - 12:00pm
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 DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Tuesday, July 09
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can show you all the ins and outs, and teach you what equipment and programs will get you up and running. He is available every Tuesday morning for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions... Read more
Wednesday, July 10
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
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, July 10
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary, and basic writing skills. We also learn about American geography and culture. Each class ends with a word game, so we have... Read more
Thursday, July 11
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Thursday, July 11
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Thursday, July 11
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in the following subjects: Algebra I Biology Chemistry Physics I        Homework Tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the First Floor Information Cafe at Queset House, and... Read more
Friday, July 12
1:00pm - 3:00pm
What is a Fidget Mat? It is a unique work of art whose purpose is to provide entertainment and to safely stimulate and/or calm persons with Dementia. We will use buttons, zippers, loops, laces, beads, toys and other bits & pieces to be sewn onto a lap-size piece of... Read more
Tuesday, July 16
11:00am - 12:00pm
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 DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Tuesday, July 16
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can show you all the ins and outs, and teach you what equipment and programs will get you up and running. He is available every Tuesday morning for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions... Read more
Tuesday, July 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Have you previously sewn on a sewing machine but find yourself without one? Not to worry the Ames Free Library has a sewing machine available for your use in the Queset House. Schedule a time with Kathy Korona so that she can introduce you to the Necchi sewing machine. Once you have used the Necchi... Read more
Wednesday, July 17
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Zentangle is a relaxing drawing method utilizing structured patterns to create beautiful images. Come learn how to create some meditative and mindful patterns from instructor Debbie Adduci, or you can zentangle on your own in a group environment. All materials will be provided by the library. Free... Read more
Wednesday, July 17
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary, and basic writing skills. We also learn about American geography and culture. Each class ends with a word game, so we have... Read more

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