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  • The Ames Free Library would like to apologize for advertising the incorrect date of our program, Fake News: Online Fakery & How to Recognize It. While some source...
  • We are in the midst of our 2017 Annual Appeal — thanks to so many of you who have already made a charitable contribution to the library!   The Ames Free Library always strives for...
  • The The Art Forger, by B. A. Shaprio, was Easton's One Book One Community selection and, unsurprisingly, the most popular fiction book in 2016.  Although All Light We Cannot See...
  • See what your friendly neighborhood AFL Staff members recommend.
  • 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

Wed, Mar 29
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with... Read More
Wed, Mar 29
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Wed, Mar 29
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn to create a digital collage in Photoshop with the use of the library's scanner, learn basic skills, repair old... Read More
Thu, Mar 30
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Thu, Mar 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the... Read More
Fri, Mar 31
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer... Read More
Thu, Mar 30
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
Sat, Apr 01
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join Ray Brierly, one of the developers of the Xbox/PC game: Soda Drinker Pro, as he talks about what it takes to make... Read More
Mon, Apr 03
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, Apr 03
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, Apr 04
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and... Read More
Thu, Apr 06
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
Wed, Mar 29
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with... Read More
Wed, Mar 29
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Thu, Mar 30
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Sat, Apr 01
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in... Read More
Sat, Apr 01
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join Ray Brierly, one of the developers of the Xbox/PC game: Soda Drinker Pro, as he talks about what it takes to make... Read More
Wed, Apr 05
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Mon, Apr 17
10:00am - 8:00pm
In celebration of the Patriot's Day holiday, the Ames Free Library will be closed.
Mon, May 29
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Tue, Jul 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Mon, Sep 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.
Mon, Oct 09
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Fri, Nov 10
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.
04/12/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
VFW Hall
04/18/2017 - 12:00am to 04/20/2017 - 12:00pm
04/25/2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm
04/26/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
VFW Hall
04/29/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Parkview Elementary