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  • This is the story of how Boston homebody Randy Ross turned a solo trip around the globe into a comedy novel and an acclaimed one-man show. This one-hour program will include a...
  • After 28 years of wedded bliss, John Reilly really needed something special to commemorate his wife Carol’s 55th birthday. Come find out how John pulled off a one-of-a-kind...
  • The AFL Readers' Corner is now live! We've got tons of great reading suggestions and inspiration here for those chilly winter days and nights. Check it out here: ...
  • Tuesdays in January, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., hone your skills in playing the violin and viola! Harris Shilakowsky, violinist, music educator, and owner of ...
  • Guess what? Our Town department heads visited the Ames Free Library for story time! We really enjoyed getting a chance to know them and listening to their favorite books. You can...

Upcoming Events

Sat, Jan 18
10:30am - 12:30pm
We are a diverse group of aspiring and accomplished writers, who meet weekly to read our work, discuss methods, and... Read More
Sat, Jan 18
11:00am - 1:00pm
Have you previously sewn on a sewing machine but find yourself without one? Not to worry the Ames Free Library has a... Read More
Sat, Jan 18
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all heroes: Adventure awaits!  This is a group for anyone that would be interested in playing Dungeons & ... Read More
Mon, Jan 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tue, Jan 21
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric... Read More
Tue, Jan 21
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can... Read More
Sat, Jan 18
11:00am - 12:30pm
Drop by the Queset House between 11 - 12:30 PM to play the Pokémon card game or just chat with other Pokémon trainers!... Read More
Mon, Jan 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tue, Jan 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied... Read More
Tue, Jan 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Harris Shilakowsky, Violinist, Music Educator & owner of MusicStoreUSA.com will be teaching a ... Read More
Wed, Jan 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 months old. Caregivers and babies... Read More
Thu, Jan 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Come one, come all! Family Storytime has stories for preschoolers, toddlers, and caregivers to enjoy together. You’ll... Read More
Sat, Jan 18
11:00am - 1:00pm
Have you previously sewn on a sewing machine but find yourself without one? Not to worry the Ames Free Library has a... Read More
Sat, Jan 18
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all heroes: Adventure awaits!  This is a group for anyone that would be interested in playing Dungeons & ... Read More
Mon, Jan 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tue, Jan 21
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric... Read More
Tue, Jan 21
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can... Read More
Tue, Jan 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Harris Shilakowsky, Violinist, Music Educator & owner of MusicStoreUSA.com will be teaching a ... Read More
Sat, Jan 18
11:00am - 12:30pm
Drop by the Queset House between 11 - 12:30 PM to play the Pokémon card game or just chat with other Pokémon trainers!... Read More
Mon, Jan 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Sat, Feb 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
From February 1 - March 15, the Ames Free Library will be collecting new sets of pajamas for babies,... Read More
Sat, Feb 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with us on February 1, 2020! Reinforce your child’s... Read More
Thu, Feb 13
6:30pm - 7:30pm
After 28 years of wedded bliss, John Reilly really needed something special to commemorate his wife Carol’s 55th ... Read More
Mon, Feb 17
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.