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  • The Ames Free Library would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Representative Claire D. Cronin and her staff for generously giving their time (and delicious pizza lunch) to...
  • It is that time of year again! That's right! A local favorite, the Artisans Faire & Holiday Tea! Click on the link below for more information and to buy your tickets to one of...
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  •   Thanks to the outpouring of generosity we have received in response to our annual appeal, the Ames Free Library is well on its way towards reaching our 2016 fundraising goal! ...
  • Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe you are doing some...

Upcoming Events

Mon, Dec 05
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you need pointers on how to use your new tablet? Or maybe you’re a long-time owner of a smartphone and have... Read More
Tue, Dec 06
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you have a bunch of photo slides that need to be brought into the 21st century or negatives that you never got... Read More
Tue, Dec 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Deborah Fayne, of Dolce Cupcakes, will be demonstrating how to make two wonderful holiday cookies: Linzer Cookies and... Read More
Wed, Dec 07
10:30am - 11:30am
Wondering what to do with all those old home movies on VHS cassette? Dana will show you how to convert them onto DVDs... Read More
Wed, Dec 07
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Do you have some awesome stuff you're looking to sell online? Then bring yourself and your treasures down to Queset... Read More
Wed, Dec 07
5:30pm - 7:30pm
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, come spend a couple of hours with like minded stitchers and work on your... Read More
Mon, Dec 05
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 ... Read More
Mon, Dec 05
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Go ahead and get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy, and come listen to some bedtime stories with... Read More
Tue, Dec 06
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 ... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Early release days are more fun at the library! Join us after school for a movie and some activities at Queset House.... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
6:00pm - 8:00pm
After accidentally summoning an ancient spirit, a young Japanese boy named Kubo is separated from his mother and... Read More
Tue, Dec 06
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in... Read More
Wed, Dec 07
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Do you have some awesome stuff you're looking to sell online? Then bring yourself and your treasures down to Queset... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to learn something new? Lynda.com has over 4,000 video courses on such wide ranging subjects as entrepreneurship... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
1:00pm - 3:00pm
It is time to set up our new teen room and we need your help. We need to move the teen books from their current... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Want to be a part of the Ames Teen Advisory Board? What IS the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board gives you a... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
6:00pm - 8:00pm
After accidentally summoning an ancient spirit, a young Japanese boy named Kubo is separated from his mother and... Read More
Sat, Dec 10
10:00am - 4:00pm
December 10, the 5th Annual Artisans Faire & Holiday Tea! Admission to the Artisans Faire is free! The Holiday Tea... Read More
Sat, Dec 24
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas... Read More
Mon, Dec 26
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas.
Mon, Jan 02
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day.
12/04/2016 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Easton Historical Society
12/04/2016 - 7:00pm to 12/05/2016 - 12:00am
12/05/2016 - 7:00pm to 12/06/2016 - 12:00am
12/05/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Queset House
12/08/2016 - 7:15pm to 12/09/2016 - 12:00am