Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Thursday, February 02
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 immerse yourself in so many fun board and tabletop games. Different games will be played and continued at the next session.   The club is for players of any level of experience (ages 12 and... Read more
Friday, February 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
Friday, February 03
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Join the author of Living Grief: A Mother's Odyssey of Surrender, Renewaland Mad Joy in a free bi-weekly workshop series.   Explore writing as a tool for memory enhancement: journaling, reflections, & memoir projects welcome.   This series is aimed at seniors, but is free... Read more
Saturday, February 04
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Friends of the Ames Free Library is a nonprofit organization integral to promoting and supporting Library activities and programs, and purchases items not included in the Library’s budget. We hold book sales several times a year and participate in other Library-related events.  The Friends'... Read more
Monday, February 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 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, February 06
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an exciting book talk followed by a book signing with local author Jenny Howe. Ms. Howe is the author of ... Read more
Wednesday, February 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
Wednesday, February 08
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Find your next great read and some lively conversation with the Ames Free Library Book Club! Copies of each selection are available at the Circulation Desk approximately one month before the meeting. The Ames Free Library Book Club meets every month on the 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. We welcome... Read more
Wednesday, February 08
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Interested in learning how to use PowerPoint? Already know the basics and want to strengthen your skills for your next presentation? Join California Muratore for a one-on-one session! Cali will tailor the session to your needs and skill level, and can provide instruction on: Basic and advanced... Read more
Thursday, February 09
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Find your next great read and some lively conversation with the Frothingham Hall Book Club! Copies of each selection are available at the Circulation Desk approximately one month before the meeting.  The Frothingham Hall Book Club meets every month on the 2nd Thursday at 2:00 p.m. To... Read more
Thursday, February 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Read the true side of the story with some truly great people - new members are always welcome! Copies of each selection are available at the Circulation Desk approximately one month before the meeting. The Nonfiction Book Club meets every month on the 2nd Thursday at 6:00 p.m. This month’s... Read more
Friday, February 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
Saturday, February 11
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Friends of the Ames Free Library is a nonprofit organization integral to promoting and supporting Library activities and programs, and purchases items not included in the Library’s budget. We hold book sales several times a year and participate in other Library-related events.  The Friends'... Read more
Monday, February 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, February 13
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe you are doing some research and would like the assistance of one of our librarians to guide you in the right direction? Then look no further... Read more
Monday, February 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 on the 2nd and 4th Monday 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
Monday, February 13
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe you are doing some research and would like the assistance of one of our librarians to guide you in the right direction? Then look no further... Read more
Monday, February 13
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Find your next great read and some lively conversation with the Ames Free Library Book Club! Copies of each selection are available at the Circulation Desk approximately one month before the meeting. The Ames Free Library Book Club meets every month on the 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m. We welcome all... Read more
Tuesday, February 14
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe you are doing some research and would like the assistance of one of our librarians to guide you in the right direction? Then look no further... Read more
Wednesday, February 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
Wednesday, February 15
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe you are doing some research and would like the assistance of one of our librarians to guide you in the right direction? Then look no further... Read more
Friday, February 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
Friday, February 17
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Join the author of Living Grief: A Mother's Odyssey of Surrender, Renewaland Mad Joy in a free bi-weekly workshop series.   Explore writing as a tool for memory enhancement: journaling, reflections, & memoir projects welcome.   This series is aimed at seniors, but is free... Read more
Saturday, February 18
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Friends of the Ames Free Library is a nonprofit organization integral to promoting and supporting Library activities and programs, and purchases items not included in the Library’s budget. We hold book sales several times a year and participate in other Library-related events.  The Friends'... Read more
Monday, February 20
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Tuesday, February 21
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe you are doing some research and would like the assistance of one of our librarians to guide you in the right direction? Then look no further... Read more
Wednesday, February 22
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, February 22
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Interested in learning how to use PowerPoint? Already know the basics and want to strengthen your skills for your next presentation? Join California Muratore for a one-on-one session! Cali will tailor the session to your needs and skill level, and can provide instruction on: Basic and advanced... Read more
Wednesday, February 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Recapture the comfort, hope, and joy of your happiest childhood days spent reading. Join our brand-new book club for adults! We'll revisit old classics, find new favorites, and discover the unexpected, intellectual thrill of Children's Literature. The Young at Heart Book Club will meet on... Read more
Thursday, February 23
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Want to be an armchair sleuth? Join fellow mystery lovers to read books from across the genre. Copies of each selection are available at the Circulation Desk approximately one month before the meeting. The Mystery Book Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm. Please note... Read more

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