Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Thursday, November 14
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Thursday, November 14
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons with TED Talk Thursdays. TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topics including from science and technology to culture and arts. During each TED Talk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and discuss the talks. ... Read more
Thursday, November 14
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Thursday, November 14
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cathy Renz, a psychotherapist specializing in bereavement counseling, will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about the nature of grief and how it affects people in different ways. Participants will gain a better understanding of the normal grieving process, its symptoms and how they affect... Read more
Thursday, November 14
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Please join us for the library's new Nonfiction Book Discussion Group! Copies of the next month's selection will be available to check out and take home.  The Non-Fiction Book Club will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. All are welcome! "Elyn R. Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and... Read more
Friday, November 15
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer meditation sangha, where we will sit together for 30 minutes of meditation in a low key, supportive environment. Anyone with a meditation practice in any tradition is welcome.   ... Read more
Friday, November 15
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you have a bunch of photo slides that need to be brought into the 21st century or negatives that you never got around to developing? Well Pat has you covered! He’ll show you how to use the library’s simple scanner to help preserve those memories.... Read more
Saturday, November 16
11:00am - 1:00pm
Have you previously sewn on a sewing machine but find yourself without one? Not to worry the Ames Free Library has a sewing machine available for your use in the Queset House. Schedule a time with Julie so that she can introduce you to the Janome sewing machine. Once you have used the Janome sewing... Read more
Monday, November 18
11:00am - 12:00pm
Your library offers more than just books on paper! Did you know you can borrow library books on Kindle, and other digital media? If you need coaching on how to do this, visit Dan Paré at Queset House.   Come learn about Libby and OverDrive, two apps and websites you can use to borrow eBooks for... Read more
Monday, November 18
11:30am - 1:00pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary, and basic writing skills. We also learn about American geography and culture. Each class ends with a word game, so we have... Read more
Monday, November 18
5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Ames Free Library Quilting Group meets on the second Monday of every month. The general format will allow for ideas, inspiration, and quilt chatter. Free and open to all!
Monday, November 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers... Read more
Tuesday, November 19
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Tuesday, November 19
1:15pm - 3:15pm
Have you just gotten your results back from Ancestry DNA (or other site) and not sure where to begin? Chris Delano is available on Tuesday afternoons to help you get started on the library’s ... Read more
Tuesday, November 19
2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Ames Free Library Quilting Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The general format will allow for ideas, inspiration, and quilt chatter. Free and open to all!
Wednesday, November 20
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, November 20
1:30pm - 2:30pm
"Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers... Read more
Wednesday, November 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you hesitant to jump into the world of online bill paying or banking?  Do you keep putting off setting up your 401k or IRA?  Does talk of risk tolerance or asset allocation  make you uneasy?  Do you avoid financial planning because someone else in your household makes most of the financial... Read more
Wednesday, November 20
5:30pm - 7:30pm
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, come spend a couple of hours with like-minded stitchers and work on your current W.I.P (work in progress). Be inspired by others' work and inspire others with yours. All skill levels encouraged to join! Free and open to all.
Wednesday, November 20
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for the Library's new Cookbook Club! Each month we'll read through a different cookbook, exploring different techniques & cuisines, then we'll create the dish that excites us most, finally we'll share our experiences with each other.
Wednesday, November 20
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary, and basic writing skills. We also learn about American geography and culture. Each class ends with a word game, so we have... Read more
Thursday, November 21
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Thursday, November 21
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Thursday, November 21
3:00pm - 4:00pm
*This Mystery Book Club meeting date has been changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday* "In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her... Read more
Thursday, November 21
5:30pm - 7:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. If you can’t be there at 5:30, come when you can! Sit, stitch, enjoy a snack (if you or someone else brings one) and great conversation! Hope you can join us!
Thursday, November 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
AUTHOR TALK The Ames Free Library is delighted to present local author DEBI GRAHAM-LEARD Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:30 pm Queset House, 51 Main Street, Easton   Join us for a discussion with Debi Graham-Leard... Read more
Friday, November 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer meditation sangha, where we will sit together for 30 minutes of meditation in a low key, supportive environment. Anyone with a meditation practice in any tradition is welcome.   ... Read more
Friday, November 22
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you have a bunch of photo slides that need to be brought into the 21st century or negatives that you never got around to developing? Well Pat has you covered! He’ll show you how to use the library’s simple scanner to help preserve those memories.... Read more
Saturday, November 23
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Your library offers more than just books on paper! Did you know you can borrow library books on Kindle, and other digital media? If you need coaching on how to do this, visit Dan Paré at Queset House.   Come learn about Libby and OverDrive, two apps and websites you can use to borrow eBooks for... Read more
Monday, November 25
11:00am - 12:00pm
Your library offers more than just books on paper! Did you know you can borrow library books on Kindle, and other digital media? If you need coaching on how to do this, visit Dan Paré at Queset House.   Come learn about Libby and OverDrive, two apps and websites you can use to borrow eBooks for... Read more

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