Ames Free Library

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Teen Events

Tuesday, March 17
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, March 17
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, March 18
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for the Library's new Cookbook Club! Each month we'll read through a different cookbook, exploring different techniques & cuisines, then we'll create the dish that excites us most, finally we'll share our experiences with each other.
Wednesday, March 18
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, March 19
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, March 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library?  If you answered yes to these questions, please consider joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board! By joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board you can:  Help plan... Read more
Thursday, March 19
5:30pm - 6:30pm
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
Saturday, March 21
11:00am - 1:00pm
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 Julie so that she can introduce you to the Janome sewing machine. Once you have used the Janome sewing... Read more
Saturday, March 21
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all heroes: Adventure awaits!  This is a group for anyone that would be interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition in a homebrew campaign. All skill levels welcome. Sessions will be played on a weekly basis; new players are always welcome. Please register below if you'd like... Read more
Tuesday, March 24
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, March 24
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, March 25
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, March 26
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, March 26
5:30pm - 6:30pm
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
Saturday, March 28
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all heroes: Adventure awaits!  This is a group for anyone that would be interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition in a homebrew campaign. All skill levels welcome. Sessions will be played on a weekly basis; new players are always welcome. Please register below if you'd like... Read more
Tuesday, March 31
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, March 31
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, April 08
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. If you already have dance skills, share them with your neighbors. Singles and... Read more
Thursday, April 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library?  If you answered yes to these questions, please consider joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board! By joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board you can:  Help plan... Read more
Monday, April 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
In celebration of the Patriot's Day holiday, the Ames Free Library will be closed.
Saturday, April 25
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
Wednesday, May 13
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. If you already have dance skills, share them with your neighbors. Singles and... Read more
Thursday, May 21
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library?  If you answered yes to these questions, please consider joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board! By joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board you can:  Help plan... Read more
Monday, May 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Saturday, May 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
Wednesday, June 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. If you already have dance skills, share them with your neighbors. Singles and... Read more
Saturday, June 13
10:00am - 12:00pm
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. All supplies will be provided, thanks to a grant from the Easton Cultural Council.  ... Read more
Thursday, June 18
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library?  If you answered yes to these questions, please consider joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board! By joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board you can:  Help plan... Read more
Saturday, June 27
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
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.

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