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  • Please join us for the Library's new Cookbook Club! The inaugural meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m., with monthly meeting dates and...
  • It's Library Card Signup Month! This year, the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide are joining together with Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 ...
  • Meet Author Ian Kahanowitz on Tuesday, October 1 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. as he speaks about his recently published book which is "part detective story, part...
  • Join us Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. for a riveting evening with author Roberta Gately, who as a nurse and humanitarian aid worker, has worked in war zones...
  • Tuesdays in September, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., learn to play bowed string instruments: violin, viola & cello! Harris Shilakowsky, violinist, music educator,...

Upcoming Events

Thu, Sep 19
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Thu, Sep 19
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric... Read More
Thu, Sep 19
5:30pm - 7:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. If you can’t... Read More
Fri, Sep 20
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
Fri, Sep 20
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
Sat, Sep 21
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
Thu, Sep 19
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 to 5 working on... Read More
Thu, Sep 19
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in... Read More
Mon, Sep 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 to 5 working on... Read More
Tue, Sep 24
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, Sep 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Harris Shilakowsky, Violinist, Music Educator & owner of ... Read More
Wed, Sep 25
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, Sep 19
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Thu, Sep 19
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric... Read More
Thu, Sep 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library?  If... Read More
Thu, Sep 19
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in... Read More
Sat, Sep 21
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
Tue, Sep 24
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, Sep 24
6:00pm - 7:30pm
SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW with NORA YOUSIF... Read More
Tue, Sep 24
7:00pm - 8:00pm
On Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m., The Green Living Exploration Group is holding its inaugural... Read More
Wed, Sep 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for the Library's new Cookbook Club! The inaugural meeting will take place on Wednesday,... Read More
Thu, Sep 26
6:30pm - 7:30pm
AUTHOR TALK The Ames Free Library is delighted to present ROBERTA GATELY ... Read More
Fri, Sep 27
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Library will be closed all day on Friday, September 27 for our annual Staff Development Day. The Library will... Read More
Sat, Oct 05
10:00am - 2:00pm
Come join us on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the Friends of the Ames Free Library Autumn Book Sale! ... Read More