Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Ames Free Library will be closed on Saturday, January 29 due to inclement weather. We will reopen on Monday, January 31, for our normal hours (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.).

Teen Events

Tuesday, February 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
From February 1 - March 31, the Ames Free Library will be collecting new sets of pajamas for toddlers, kids, and teens! Just look for the Boston Bruins PJ Drive bin near the Circulation desk. We will collect any sizes from 2T to adult S/M, but the most needed sizes are girls' S & M (5/6 & 7... Read more
Wednesday, February 02
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. This February, we're playing Super Smash Bros. Practice every Wednesday in the Teen Den from 6-7pm.... Read more
Thursday, February 03
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, February 03
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... Read more
Monday, February 07
10:00am - 8:00pm
Each month, teens can pick up a new craft kit to take home & make a project. Grab this month's kit to design a bejeweled Llama Snowfllake! Hang it in your window. Make two and give one to a friend. Llive. Llaugh. Llove. Llamas. February's kits will be available to pick up at the library... Read more
Wednesday, February 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. This February, we're playing Super Smash Bros. Practice every Wednesday in the Teen Den from 6-7pm.... Read more
Thursday, February 10
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, February 10
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... 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’re seeking members between the ages of 12 and 18. Everyone’s welcome to join! Every TAB meeting is a chance to hang out, talk about how to make... Read more
Wednesday, February 16
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. This February, we're playing Super Smash Bros. Practice every Wednesday in the Teen Den from 6-7pm.... Read more
Thursday, February 17
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, February 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... Read more
Tuesday, February 22
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Do you like scary stories? Join us on Tuesday, February 22 at 4pm, for the first meeting of our new, horror-themed book club for teens! Each month, we’ll read tales so terrifying they’ll scare your pants off! (Not literally, of course. Pants are required in the library at all times. No shirt, no... Read more
Wednesday, February 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. All February long, we've been honing our Super Smash Bros skills every Wednesday. Now, on the 4th... Read more
Thursday, February 24
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, February 24
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... Read more
Wednesday, March 02
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. Practice every Wednesday in the Teen Den from 6-7pm. Then, test your skills by facing-off against Jimmy on the 4th... Read more
Thursday, March 03
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, March 03
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... Read more
Wednesday, March 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. Practice every Wednesday in the Teen Den from 6-7pm. Then, test your skills by facing-off against Jimmy on the 4th... Read more
Thursday, March 10
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, March 10
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... 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’re seeking members between the ages of 12 and 18. Everyone’s welcome to join! Every TAB meeting is a chance to hang out, talk about how to make... Read more
Wednesday, March 16
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. Practice every Wednesday in the Teen Den from 6-7pm. Then, test your skills by facing-off against Jimmy on the 4th... Read more
Thursday, March 17
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, March 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... Read more
Monday, March 21
10:00am - 8:00pm
Our winter reading program is coming to a close! If you've been working your way through the Winter Reading Program, finish up your last few challenges and submit those squares now. TODAY (Monday, March 21) is the last day to check off your BINGO squares. If you haven't started yet, it might not be... Read more
Tuesday, March 22
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Do you like scary stories? Join us for the first meeting of our new, horror-themed book club for teens! Each month, we’ll read tales so terrifying they’ll scare your pants off! (Not literally, of course. Pants are required in the library at all times. No shirt, no shoes, no pants, no service.) At... Read more
Wednesday, March 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. All March long, we've been honing our skills every Wednesday. Now, on March 23rd, the 4th Wednesday of the month, the... Read more
Thursday, March 24
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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

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