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Tuesday, April 07
Of course literacy has everything to do with reading… but your child can do a whole lot of literacy learning before they can actually read! The best pre-reading activity you can do with your baby or...
Monday, April 06
Are you working on 1000 Books Before Kindergarten? Keep going! This program is still running even if the library is closed, and you can count absolutely everything anyone read with your child – even...
Monday, April 06
The battle is on! Just because you’re not in school right now doesn’t mean the Richardson-Olmsted Battle of the Books can’t continue! In collaboration with your 4th grade teachers, we are presenting...
Friday, April 03
Bored yet? Try board games! Playing board games is a great way to spend time with kids… and work on literacy, math, and social skills in the process! Reading cards or spaces, counting die pips or...
Friday, April 03
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...
Thursday, April 02
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...
Thursday, April 02
a riveting evening with author Roberta Gately, who as a nurse and humanitarian aid worker, has worked in war zones and sensitive areas across the globe.   Her books, including  her latest, ...
Thursday, April 02
  Author Ian Kahanowitz as he speaks about his recently published book: Baseball Gods in Scandal: Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and The Dutch Leonard Affair. "An absorbing tale that's part detective story...
Thursday, April 02
Randy Ross is a Somerville-based writer, lecturer, and performer. His comedic novel, "God Bless Cambodia," was published in 2017 by The Permanent Press. His one-man show "The Chronic Single's...
Thursday, April 02
After 28 years of wedded bliss, John Reilly really needed something special to commemorate his wife Carol’s 55th birthday. But what hadn’t he done for her before? This loving husband will describe...

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