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  • The Ames Free Library is delighted to present a writing workshop and meet and greet with our 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis!
  • The Kidd Brothers bring you raucous acoustic music, inspired by bluegrass, Americana, folk, and rock & roll (with a little smattering of Irish music every once in a while)...
  • The Ames Free Library is pleased to announce that on July 13th, a new sculpture will be installed on the library's campus. Sculptor Phoebe Knapp, of Billings Montana, created '...
  • Enjoy an evening of swinging jazz, sultry tango and cabaret instrumentation performed by this diverse musical ensemble. This event is for all ages, bring a picnic if you`d like...
  • Summer Reading 2022 will be kicking off SOON! This summer, Read Beyond the Beaten Path with AFL. There are reading programs for all ages, with beads for the kids and raffle...
  • Help support the library while you shop! For the entire month of July, Ames Free Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of a $2.50 'Give Back Where It Counts'...

What's Happening

Wed, Jul 06
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
Wed, Jul 06
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro.... Read More
Wed, Jul 06
6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Kidd Brothers bring you raucous acoustic music, inspired by bluegrass, Americana, folk, and rock & roll (with a... Read More
Thu, Jul 07
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join the Queset House board games club and be board out of your mind! Roll dice, draw cards, take damage, and... Read More
Thu, Jul 07
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to present a writing workshop with our 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis! Mr.... Read More
Fri, Jul 08
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
Wed, Jul 06
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Babytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are welcome... Read More
Wed, Jul 06
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lego your boredom and come to the coolest block party in town! Each weekly meeting will begin with a frenzied quick-... Read More
Thu, Jul 07
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Family Storytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are... Read More
Thu, Jul 07
1:00pm - 2:00pm
This Summer, we’ve got the ulti-mutt program for animal lovers: Paws to Read! Each week in July & August, Regan and... Read More
Thu, Jul 07
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to present a writing workshop with our 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis! Mr.... Read More
Mon, Jul 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Minions are back! Build a tower of minions with this month’s take & make craft! Then, challenge your friends... Read More
Wed, Jul 06
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro.... Read More
Thu, Jul 07
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to wind down and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good... Read More
Thu, Jul 07
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Coming soon…from Off the Beaten Path Productions: Teen Summer Movie Nights at the Ames Free Library! We’re offering a... Read More
Thu, Jul 07
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join the Queset House board games club and be board out of your mind! Roll dice, draw cards, take damage, and... Read More
Thu, Jul 07
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to present a writing workshop with our 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis! Mr.... Read More
Tue, Jul 12
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Welcome to the Queset House for an evening with The Ames Free Library's 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis! Mr.... Read More
Wed, Jul 06
6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Kidd Brothers bring you raucous acoustic music, inspired by bluegrass, Americana, folk, and rock & roll (with a... Read More
Thu, Jul 07
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to present a writing workshop with our 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis! Mr.... Read More
Mon, Jul 11
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Calling all animal lovers! Animal Adventures, a Family Zoo and Rescue Center, will be bringing live animals for... Read More
Tue, Jul 12
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Welcome to the Queset House for an evening with The Ames Free Library's 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis! Mr.... Read More
Thu, Jul 14
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Returning to the library for one show only this summer is Easton's own pop rock band Off the Coast! Formerly known as... Read More
Mon, Jul 18
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome to Camp Ocean, little guppies! Mr. Sharky, your snaggle-toothed camp counselor, has planned a fish-fact-filled... Read More
Friday, June 17
This Summer, families can "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and play Nature Bingo! We have five themed bingo cards waiting for you in the Children's Room: Flora, Fauna, Sky, Water, and Rainbow. You can...
Friday, June 17
This Summer, families can "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and play Nature Bingo! We have five themed bingo cards waiting for you in the Children's Room: Flora, Fauna, Sky, Water, and Rainbow. You can...
Friday, June 17
This Summer, families can "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and play Nature Bingo! We have five themed bingo cards waiting for you in the Children's Room: Flora, Fauna, Sky, Water, and Rainbow. You can...
Friday, June 17
This Summer, families can "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and play Nature Bingo! We have five themed bingo cards waiting for you in the Children's Room: Flora, Fauna, Sky, Water, and Rainbow. You can...
Friday, June 17
This Summer, families can "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and play Nature Bingo! We have five themed bingo cards waiting for you in the Children's Room: Flora, Fauna, Sky, Water, and Rainbow. You can...