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  • Easton's favorite meeting space for community groups, tutors, gamers and hobbyists is once again open - including the Friends Book Sale Room! The Learning Commons @ Queset House...
  • On Saturday, January 22 at 3:30 p.m., music afficionados are invited to an afternoon of delightful violin miniatures with violinist Michael Korn and pianist Eric Mazonson. The...
  • From all of us here at Ames Free Library, thank you to everyone who donated in 2021!  Your continued generosity every year helps us maintain the services we're so happy to provide...
  • Are your book choices feeling dull and uninspired? Need some motivation to find some great new reads? Let our Winter Reading BINGO Challenge guide your book choices this winter!...
  • On Friday, January 28th, Jennifer Burgess, a post rehab personal trainer/corrective fitness specialist of 20 years, will be offering a workshop on relaxation...
  • Welcome to the 300 Years, 300 Stories project! As Easton approaches its tricentennial celebration in 2025, the Ames Free Library is capturing and sharing oral histories about the...

What's Happening

Thu, Jan 20
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro.... Read More
Fri, Jan 21
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the... Read More
Sat, Jan 22
3:30pm - 5:00pm
On Saturday, January 22 at 3:30 p.m., music afficionados are invited to an afternoon of delightful violin miniatures... Read More
Mon, Jan 24
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow... Read More
Mon, Jan 24
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Zoom Writing Group is a friendly group of new and experienced adult writers, all genres. We meet twice a month on... Read More
Mon, Jan 24
6:00pm - 7:30pm
If you love beading or if you are interested in a meditative act of creation, come on over to the Library Beaders group... Read More
Thu, Jan 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House... Read More
Tue, Jan 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs... Read More
Wed, Jan 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime... Read More
Wed, Jan 26
3:30pm - 4:30pm
The MCBA book club is for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. We are reading through books that have been ... Read More
Thu, Jan 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House... Read More
Tue, Feb 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs... Read More
Thu, Jan 20
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro.... Read More
Wed, Jan 26
6:30pm - 8:00pm
We Did It For You! is an engaging musical that tells of the struggles and triumphs women have undergone to get... Read More
Thu, Jan 27
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro.... Read More
Thu, Feb 03
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro.... Read More
Thu, Feb 10
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro.... Read More
Wed, Feb 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB)... Read More
Sat, Jan 22
3:30pm - 5:00pm
On Saturday, January 22 at 3:30 p.m., music afficionados are invited to an afternoon of delightful violin miniatures... Read More
Wed, Jan 26
6:30pm - 8:00pm
We Did It For You! is an engaging musical that tells of the struggles and triumphs women have undergone to get... Read More
Sat, Feb 05
10:00am - 5:00pm
Take Your Child to the Library Day is an annual event for families to explore the library, get to know our collections... Read More
Mon, Feb 21
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Mon, Mar 21
10:00am - 8:00pm
Our winter reading program is coming to a close! If you've been working your way through the Winter Reading Program,... Read More
Mon, Apr 18
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of the Patriots' Day holiday.
Friday, January 14
If you are familiar with poison ivy, you probably think of it when it is green and leafy as in this photo from Queset Garden:   Young Poison Ivy Plant, June 25, 2020   This is to be expected since...
Monday, January 10
There's nothing better than working together! Last month, we put out a huge sticker mosaic in Youth Services for everyone to work on. It took up our entire central work table, and everyone who came...
Monday, January 10
Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading or watching? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog. If you would like to...
Friday, January 07
As I’m writing this, the first big snowstorm of the season is heading our way. I’d be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to it. After all, a snowstorm is a perfect excuse to curl up with a cup...
Friday, January 07
If you close your eyes and picture evergreens, I suspect that your mind’s eye will recall something like this...     ...pyramidal trees with needles.  The dwarf Alberta spruce that was highlighted...