Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Master Class

Master Class Online - Regional Rosés with Tina Kanter

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, and serve Rosé. She’ll teach us what we are likely to see, smell and taste from each of the particular wines. Originally presented on Wednesday, May 12 from 7 - 8:15 p.m.

Master Class Online - Sparkling Wine with Tina Kanter

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 exceptional sparkling wines to select for any and every celebration, and how to best pair, serve and store them. Originally presented on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

Master Class Online - Eli's New Clothes: A Book Reading by Author Kerri Mullen

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 transgender son and the belief that every child should have the opportunity to relate to a literary character. Originally presented on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Master Class Online - Amazing Journey: The Story of the National Black Doll Museum

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 exhibitions. She also provides insight into her unique educational and community outreach programs, funding challenges, and her commitment to the communities she serves.

Master Class Online - Career Management for Artists with Author Stacy Miller

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 possibilities for our practice.

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