Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Teen Events

Wednesday, June 23
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Miss Courtney will share a selection of books from your OA Summer Reading list; you can come prepared with the following info about any book (or books) you want to talk about: Title Author Plot (spoiler free!) What you liked or disliked about it (ex:... Read more
Thursday, June 24
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Part of our LIVE lineup this summer includes local band Urban Lunchmeat, back for two dates in the Queset Garden!   Urban Lunchmeat is a teen rock band from Easton specializing in classic and alternative rock. Musical inspirations include Green Day, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili... Read more
Friday, June 25
3:00pm - 4:00pm
June's Teen Take and Make project is a stepping stone for your garden or home decor. Your kit will have everything you need to finish the stepping stone, including instructions, but we will also be walking through this in a Craft-Along session! Please register here to reserve your craft kit: ... Read more
Monday, July 05
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day.
Monday, July 19
10:00am - 8:00pm
Make your own dream catcher using an old CD and some yarn! July's Teen Take and Make kit will have everything you need to make your own dream catcher, including instructions.  Kits will be available to pick up at the library starting on Monday, July 19, and will be available for as long as supplies... Read more
Wednesday, July 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
Tuesday, July 27
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join a certified art teacher on Pop Up Art School's Zoom class to create a beautiful watercolor painting of an agate slice. Learn how to use a wet on wet watercolor technique and salt on wet watercolor paint. This painting is easy and fun to do. Leave the virtual class with a striking piece of art... Read more
Wednesday, August 04
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Miss Courtney will share a few new or popular items from the Teen Den. Come to the meeting prepared with the following info about the book (or books) you want to talk about: Title Author Plot (spoiler free!) What you liked or disliked about it (ex:... Read more
Thursday, August 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Part of our LIVE lineup this summer includes local band Urban Lunchmeat, back for two dates in the Queset Garden!   Urban Lunchmeat is a teen rock band from Easton specializing in classic and alternative rock. Musical inspirations include Green Day, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili... Read more
Wednesday, August 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
Monday, August 23
10:00am - 8:00pm
Just in time for back to school - make your own popsicle stick picture frame! Be as detailed and creative as you want. Put them inside your locker, in your room, or give your creation to a friend! Kits will be available to pick up at the library starting on Monday, August 23, and will be available... Read more
Monday, September 06
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.
Monday, October 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Thursday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Thursday, November 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
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.
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!