Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Ames Free Library Zoom Writing Group

Need inspiration? Looking for a friendly community of writers? Join the Ames Free Library Zoom Writing Group, moderated by Beverly Post, and spark your creative energies. The group is free and open to everyone over the age of 18. We meet on Zoom the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 3 - 4:30 pm.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 943 7562 4555
Passcode: 145629
Each meeting you will have an opportunity to read something you have been working on; or just come and be a good audience if there’s nothing on paper yet. We will also chat about writing and have a 15-20 minute writing session with a kick start from a prompt on a theme, topic, photo, or anything we think of! Then we can read it to the group. This is a fun group for people who like to write; who want to write; or even if you aren’t sure you can or want to write!

Joining the group
Not sure if you're right for the group? Are you looking for...
  • Honest, but friendly feedback on your work?
  • A supportive community of writers?
  • A place to have fun writing and reading your work?

Do you write...

  • Novels?
  • Short stories?
  • Memoir?
  • Journal writing?
  • Poetry?
  • Flash fiction?
  • Creative nonfiction?

If so, then you're perfect for the group. You don't need to be an aspiring professional writer, just have a passion for writing and willingness to give and take friendly feedback. To find out more, please contact Beverly Post at Access the event flyer here.

P.S.: Zoom is easy to use! If you are not sure how Zoom works, visit our Tutorials page for step-by-step instructions.

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