Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

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 info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Adult Events

Friday, January 22
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, January 25
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 15... Read more
Thursday, January 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she even teaches a course on him. But when one of Clare’s colleagues is found dead, with a line from Holland’s iconic story 'The Stranger' left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her... Read more
Friday, January 29
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 05
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, February 08
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 15... Read more
Wednesday, February 10
1:30pm - 2:30pm
"For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she... Read more
Friday, February 12
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, February 15
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Friday, February 19
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, February 22
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 15... Read more
Thursday, February 25
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"Maisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon became her patron, taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing. Lady Rowan's friend, Maurice Blanche, often retained as an investigator by... Read more
Friday, February 26
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, March 05
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, March 08
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 15... Read more
Wednesday, March 10
1:30pm - 2:30pm
"In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a... Read more
Friday, March 12
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, March 19
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, March 22
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 15... Read more
Thursday, March 25
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"She was his best-kept secret … In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason’s name. The woman is the keeper of the... Read more
Friday, March 26
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, April 12
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 15... Read more
Wednesday, April 14
1:30pm - 2:30pm
"In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice.  From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called 'my whole world.' When poet and writer Joy Davidman began... Read more
Monday, April 19
10:00am - 8:00pm
In celebration of the Patriot's Day holiday, the Ames Free Library will be closed.
Monday, April 26
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 15... Read more
Thursday, April 29
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back, after his last adventure in The Disappeared. The bad news is that he's come to learn that a drone is killing wildlife--and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose son is dating Joe's own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to... Read more
Monday, May 10
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 15... Read more
Wednesday, May 12
1:30pm - 2:30pm
"Seduced by her employer’s son, Evangeline, a naïve young governess in early nineteenth-century London, is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to the notorious Newgate Prison. After months in the fetid, overcrowded jail, she learns she is sentenced to 'the land beyond the seas,'... Read more
Monday, May 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 (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 15... Read more
Thursday, May 27
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary 'Wild Men of Borneo.' One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization—or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times bestselling... Read more

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