Library Events

Fri, Mar 15 2024, 9am - 5pm
Today is the final day to donate! Please see details below. From February 1 through March 15, the Ames Free Library, Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston…
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special
Mon, Mar 25 2024, 6 - 7pm
Get ready for a fantastic family experience, just two weeks before the Great North American Eclipse of 2024 on April 8! The stage is set for a…
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Mon, Apr 15 2024, 9am - 8pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Patriots' Day.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Tue, Apr 16 2024, 9am - Sat, Apr 20 2024, 5pm
This April Break, we're creating a collaborative sticker mosaic! Come by the library any time starting on Tuesday, April 17 to lend a helping hand.…
Audience: Kids, Special
Wed, Apr 17 2024, 2 - 3pm
Hunt for egg-shaped pieces of chalk hidden in the library gardens! Then, help us decorate our front walkway. You'll be joined by millions of bubbles…
Audience: Kids, Special
Thu, Apr 18 2024, 2 - 3:30pm
Learn how to needle-felt a friendly froggy face. This expressive frog has a three-dimensional tongue and a speech bubble. Get creative and add…
Audience: Kids, Special
Fri, Apr 19 2024, 2 - 3:30pm
Help us "build" a new tradition! Each season, patrons of the Ames Free Library will battle for bragging rights (and a golden trophy) at a themed…
Audience: Kids, Special
Thu, May 16 2024, 6 - 7:30pm
See a film and then talk with the filmmaker! Join this special intergenerational screening of Cycle of Memory, the new award-winning documentary…
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Mon, May 27 2024, 9am - 8pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Wed, Jun 19 2024, 9am - 8pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Thu, Jul 4 2024, 9am - 8pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Mon, Sep 2 2024, 9am - 8pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Mon, Oct 14 2024, 9am - 8pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day / Columbus Day.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Mon, Nov 11 2024, 9am - 8pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Wed, Nov 27 2024, 9am - 5pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. to allow families to prepare for their Thanksgiving celebrations.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Thu, Nov 28 2024, 9am - 8pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Tue, Dec 24 2024, 9am - 1pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. in observance of the Christmas holiday.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Wed, Dec 25 2024, 9am - 8pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Christmas Day.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Tue, Dec 31 2024, 9am - 5pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. for the New Year's Eve holiday. We will not reopen until January 2.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens
Wed, Jan 1 2025, 9am - 8pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.
Audience: Adults, Kids, Special, Teens