Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Friday, August 06
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Monday, August 09
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Monday, August 09
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 (the 2nd and 4th) Mondays from 3 - 4:30 p.m. to discuss writing, read what we are working on, as well as give each other support and feedback. Each meeting we have a... Read more
Wednesday, August 11
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Wednesday, August 11
1:30pm - 2:30pm
In August, the AFL Book Club will be meeting in person, in the Queset House Walled Garden! This meeting will be socially distanced, and masks are encouraged. Folding chairs will be available. In case of inclement weather, Zoom meeting information will be posted on this event page.... Read more
Friday, August 13
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Monday, August 16
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Wednesday, August 18
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Thursday, August 19
6:00pm - 7:00pm
On Thursday, August 19 at 6 p.m., longtime New England singer/songwriter Matt York will perform the songs of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Krisofferson and Waylon Jennings and tell stories of their careers in an hour-long Queset Garden performance. The four songwriting legends... Read more
Friday, August 20
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Monday, August 23
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Monday, August 23
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 (the 2nd and 4th) Mondays from 3 - 4:30 p.m. to discuss writing, read what we are working on, as well as give each other support and feedback. Each meeting we have a... Read more
Wednesday, August 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Thursday, August 26
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Brown Box Theatre Projects presents: Are you in a complicated relationship with Shakespeare? Do you want to (re)define the relationship before you break up for good? Join Brown Box Theatre Project in an engaging, exciting exploration of Shakespeare's words and worlds. Starting with... Read more
Thursday, August 26
3:00pm - 4:00pm
In August, the Mystery Book Club will be meeting in person, in the Queset House courtyard! This meeting will be socially distanced, and masks are encouraged. Folding chairs will be available. In case of inclement weather, Zoom meeting information will be posted on this event page.... Read more
Friday, August 27
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Saturday, August 28
9:00am - 10:00am
Come join us on the last Saturday of every month to practice and learn the 24 Posture Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form. Tai Chi is an excellent, low impact exercise to promote decreased stress and better health.  No previous experience required.   Turo (teacher) Vince has been training in the... Read more
Sunday, August 29
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Easton Shovel Town Cultural District presents the LEGACY 2021 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Series Finale with Movin' On Sunday, August 29 at 4 p.m., Queset Garden Come join us for the final event of the ... Read more
Monday, August 30
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Wednesday, September 01
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Friday, September 03
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Monday, September 06
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.
Wednesday, September 08
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Friday, September 10
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Monday, September 13
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Monday, September 13
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 (the 2nd and 4th) Mondays from 3 - 4:30 p.m. to discuss writing, read what we are working on, as well as give each other support and feedback. Each meeting we have a... Read more
Tuesday, September 14
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally on the second Tuesday of each month to craft. Although originally beaders, we now work with different mediums and embrace any crafter interested in joining. We find things like color and design are not craft specific and most of us have interest in several... Read more
Wednesday, September 15
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Friday, September 17
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Saturday, September 18
3:00pm - 4:00pm
This workshop will familiarize participants with Adobe Photoshop's tools and layers, and will show how to make simple edits to your photos. We will also discuss the different file types, from JPEG to PSD and much more!   Please either bring in your laptop with the latest version of Photoshop, or... Read more

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