Library Blog

Posted on Tue, March 07, 2023 - 07:00pm
Easton Community Access Television, in partnership with The Ames Free Library and The Easton Shovel Town Cultural District, presents ROCK THAT CROWN; a children's book that celebrates the CROWN Act and encourages everyone to live their authentic self! The CROWN Act stands for “Create a Respectful…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Author Talks
Posted on Wed, May 12, 2021 - 08:00pm
Tina Kanter, Sommelier of Happy Being Clean, features Rosés from regions across the globe. This information-packed Master Class will include how to understand Rosé, as well as its regionality, and style. We’ll learn about Tina’s favorites and some wine tasting notes, as well as how to buy, store,…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Wed, March 17, 2021 - 08:00pm
Sylvia True talks about her second novel, Where Madness Lies, a story about hope and redemption, about what we pass on, both genetically and culturally. It is about the high price of repression, and how one woman, who lost nearly everything, must be willing to reveal the failures of the past in…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Author Talks
Posted on Thu, February 11, 2021 - 07:00pm
Tina Kanter, Sommelier of Happy Being Clean, presents this virtual wine Master Class! We will learn more about the amazing, delicious world of sparkling wines, including what makes them all so different, and why some bottles are so expensive! From Tina’s unique perspective, find out about…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Thu, February 11, 2021 - 07:00pm
This entry in our Master Class series is a book reading with author and Stonehill College adjunct professor, Kerri Mullen. Ms. Mullen, a former resident of Easton, recently published a children's picture book featuring a gender non-conforming character. Eli’s New Clothes was inspired by raising her…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Thu, February 04, 2021 - 07:00pm
School and business closings, social distancing, no vaccine, and the biggest impact felt by the poorest citizens? Sound familiar? It's America in 1918 as the country confronts the Spanish Influenza that would eventually kill over 600,000 in America.  On Thursday, December 17, 2020 local historian…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Thu, February 04, 2021 - 07:00pm
Debra Britt tells the history of the National Black Doll Museum, a rare non-profit institution established in 2004. As one of the founders of this one-of-a-kind institution, she presents and discusses her experiences, describes the Museum's unique collection, and explain the development of…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Thu, February 04, 2021 - 07:00pm
Easton's very own Nora Yousif walks us through our rapidly changing and turbulent financial landscape to understand social security and medicare.  Originally presented on September 24. 2020.
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Thu, February 04, 2021 - 07:00pm
Tina Kanter, Sommelier of Happy Being Clean, speaks with the Ames Free Library in a virtual wine Master Class focusing on Fall and Winter wines. Learn about exceptional wines to select for whatever the holiday season may bring, and how to best pair them. Originally presented on Thursday, November…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Sun, October 25, 2020 - 08:00pm
Queset House's roof has been restored! Check out the restoration's progress, courtesy of Paul E. Dutelle Co., Inc.! Chimneys are all copper clad. Copper flashing on eaves, valleys, down spouts and the pyramidical lightning protection that catches the setting sun and looks lovely! The roof is all of…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Queset House Presentations
Posted on Sun, October 25, 2020 - 08:00pm
Community Forum is hosted by Priscilla Almquist-Olsen. This episode features Ames Free Library Executive Director Uma Hiremath.
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Community Partner Updates
Posted on Sun, October 25, 2020 - 08:00pm
What is invisible about you? What stories are untold about you and others? What stories are missing from our culture? What would happen if we tried to make them visible? Why might it be important to try and tell these stories?  In this Master Class filmed on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7 p.m., …
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Sun, October 25, 2020 - 08:00pm
Whether your child is working on a hybrid or a fully remote schedule, this workshop will help you set your student up for success! Hosted by Dr. David Murphy, of Effective Effort Consulting, this workshop (filmed Monday, September 14, 2020, at 7 p.m.) will provide tips for increasing your student's…
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Sun, October 25, 2020 - 08:00pm
So many of us are artists, and yet the energy and talent we use to produce our work are only the beginning. In this video (filmed Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m.), join author, artist and educator Stacy Miller as she offers fundamentally important issues for artists to consider, and presents new…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Tue, July 14, 2020 - 08:00pm
The Ames Free Library and Hockomock Film Festival recently announced the winners of our Three-Minute Film Contest!   The winners are:   Natalie Clouser "Finding the Fun" 1st Prize, Adult    Kayley Fredericks "When Will my School Open?" 1st Prize, Teen     And our very own Dana Hourigan submitted…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Community Partner Updates
Posted on Sun, July 12, 2020 - 08:00pm
Welcome to the fourth episode in Ames Free Library's new video series, “Stepping Out.” These short, Library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your understanding of the local environment. In a time of social distancing and significant stress,…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Stepping Out
Posted on Sun, June 28, 2020 - 08:00pm
Trainer extraordinaire Georgina Englishby provides a fun and interactive workout from the comfort of your chair at home. She will take you through a series of strengthening and relaxing stretch exercises that will invigorate your body and focus your mind. You just need access to Zoom and a kitchen…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Sun, June 28, 2020 - 08:00pm
Karen Roche, a breast cancer survivor, who passionately develops products that do the job without hurting your skin or the environment. She'll demonstrate some simple to make and use products as you avoid shopping and explore new options! For a list of ingredients that you'll need for the Master…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Sun, June 28, 2020 - 08:00pm
Mansfield native and Broadway set designer David Korins talks about his life and work, which includes Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire, and other hits!
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Sun, June 28, 2020 - 08:00pm
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Posted on Sun, June 28, 2020 - 08:00pm
Kevin Friend and Kate Klise* discuss the makings of their documentary Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames. Kevin and Kate will discuss how they told the story of this remarkable woman in words, images, and music. Whether you're looking to document your own life or the life of a…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Master Class
Posted on Mon, May 18, 2020 - 08:00pm
Welcome to the third episode in Ames Free Library's new video series, “Stepping Out.” These short, Library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your understanding of the local environment. In a time of social distancing and significant stress, walking…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Stepping Out
Posted on Thu, April 16, 2020 - 08:00pm
Welcome to the second episode in Ames Free Library's new video series, “Stepping Out.” These short, Library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your understanding of the local environment. In a time of social distancing and significant stress, walking…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Stepping Out
Posted on Thu, April 02, 2020 - 08:00pm
The Ames Free Library is introducing a new video series entitled, Stepping Out. These short, library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your understanding of the local environment. In a time of social distancing and significant stress, walking…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Stepping Out
Posted on Wed, April 01, 2020 - 08:00pm
This entertaining concert will consist of a variety of songs including ballads, up tunes, patriotic songs and perhaps some sing-a-longs too!  NoteAble Blend is a women's barbershop chorus located in South Easton, MA.  They sing a wide variety of familiar songs in four part harmony a cappella style…
Category: AFL Videos
Tags: Queset House Presentations