Ames Free Library

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We are available by phone at 508-238-2000, Ext. 3, Monday - Saturday between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

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Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:21pm by kkazlauskas
Wild Card Wednesdays is where you'll find random fun things to learn and see! All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Alyisha Wasilewski (a.k.a Miss Alyisha)!   Wild Card Wednesdays,...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:53pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to “Travel Tuesdays,” a resource for those whose plans have been deferred and a distraction for people who enjoy armchair travel.  Each week we’ll suggest a virtual destination for you to...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:47pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to Musical Mondays, a weekly blog where we share musical resources you can access from home. All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Lily Goldstein! Musical Mondays, July 6,...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 9:53am by kkazlauskas
"Ideas worth spreading" is the motto of TED Talks, an ongoing series of brief but riveting videos from experts around the globe.   Given that the spread of worthy ideas is so much more to be desired...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:59pm by kkazlauskas
Need to de-stress? We've got weekly suggestions to help you unwind.  All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Megan Tully! Stress-Free Fridays, June 26, 2020 This week’s suggested...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Currently Reading: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson Reader: Uma Hiremath Image retrieved from Amazon.com   Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Format: Large Print Book Bibliographic Citation: Larson,...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Currently Watching: Escape to the Country Watcher: Alyisha W. Image retrieved from: https://www.amazon.com/Escape-to-the-Country/dp/B07FTTQQKJ   I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
  Finances can be a difficult topic right now, but there are many areas of positive news for us to find. Here in this series of blog posts, Mary Silva will share some links and information that show...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Book Review: Followers by Megan Angelo Reviewer: Alyisha W.  Cover design by Tosello, J.R.. Art design by Craig, E. (2020). Image retrieved from: https://www.refinery29....
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 04/25/2020 - 6:30pm by mtully
Still waiting for that OverDrive hold to be ready for you? Are you looking for a book that you can start reading right now? It's time to give Hoopla a try!   Hoopla offers ebooks and audiobooks -...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Have you signed up for summer reading yet? Do it now! It’s all online, so you can sign up, record your reading, and select your prize beads (kids up to age 12) or raffle tickets (teens and adults)...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Kwame Alexander is a multi-award-winning poet/author known for his middle-grade books about basketball, and more recently for the Caldecott Award winning book The Undefeated, but these are just two...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Writing…the most difficult to understand of the pre-literacy skills. How can I work on writing when my baby can’t even hold her own bottle? Writing definitely comes later when preschoolers have...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 1:00pm by jblock
Although our summer events look different this year, we are still hosting a variety of family and children’s activities and events. The Family Fun events that are usually held in our garden will...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:05am by kkazlauskas
Welcome to the third episode in Ames Free Library's new video series, “Stepping Out.” These short, Library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 4:35pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to the second episode in Ames Free Library's new video series, “Stepping Out.” These short, Library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:00am by idunbar
The Ames Free Library is introducing a new video series entitled, Stepping Out. These short, library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:54pm by idunbar
This entertaining concert will consist of a variety of songs including ballads, up tunes, patriotic songs and perhaps some sing-a-longs too!  NoteAble Blend is a women's barbershop chorus located in...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:50pm by idunbar
a riveting evening with author Roberta Gately, who as a nurse and humanitarian aid worker, has worked in war zones and sensitive areas across the globe.   Her books, including  her latest, ...
Category: AFL Videos
Wed, Jul 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library... Read More
Mon, Jul 13
10:00am - 5:00pm
Imagine Your Story – with super powers! This week, see if you can save the world. You’ll read part of a story, then... Read More
Mon, Jul 13
10:00am - 5:00pm
Are you a fan of the show Stranger Things? Can you and your friends escape from the Upside Down before time... Read More
Tue, Jul 14
2:00pm - 3:00pm
For kids and families! Join Miss Jess on Zoom every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for some creative, hands-on summer STEM... Read More
Wed, Jul 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library... Read More
Wed, Jul 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Miss Courtney will share a few new or popular items from the Teen Den.... Read More