Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Tuesday, October 16
10:00am - 1:00pm
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, October 16
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
Tuesday, October 16
1:15pm - 2:15pm
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, October 16
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!
Tuesday, October 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 Kathy Korona so that she can introduce you to the Necchi sewing machine. Once you have used the Necchi... Read more
Tuesday, October 16
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally each week 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 areas.  If you are looking... Read more
Wednesday, October 17
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, October 17
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, October 17
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, October 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for Come Practice English, a class for immigrants who want to improve their English.  Each week, we practice speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary, basic writing skills, or play word games.  Students are encouraged to work outside of class on homework and books that the... Read more
Thursday, October 18
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, October 18
1:00pm - 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, October 18
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.
Thursday, October 18
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, October 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join Michael Freilich, MSW in an orientation on hospice services. He will speak about what hospice is and how services are delivered. He will discuss the interdisciplinary team that delivers hospice services and what their roles entail. A brief description will be shared on how individuals... Read more
Friday, October 19
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
Saturday, October 20
11:00am - 3:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can show you all the ins and outs, and teach you what equipment and programs will get you up and running. He is available every Saturday for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions of one... Read more
Saturday, October 20
11:00am - 2:00pm
Join the New England Electric Auto Association (NEEAA) as they host a hands-on introduction to the latest hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles!   Owners of such vehicles will be present to share their experiences. If you own one, please come and participate.   This is a great... Read more
Saturday, October 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Artist Michelle Duprey has a lot of creative interests and has been painting since she was young; she also creates her own handmade jewelry. During the month of October, she will be exhibiting a collection of her paintings. Also, in the glass display case on the second floor, there will be an... Read more
Sunday, October 21
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The architecture of the Arts and Crafts movement in New England will be the subject of a slide lecture given by Maureen Meister, author of Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England. It is the first book ever written on the topic. When the Society of Arts and Crafts was... Read more
Monday, October 22
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, October 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the 4th Monday of each month as we explore the infinite variety of ways to assemble beads of every size, shape, and color. Bring a piece in progress or an idea for something you'd like to create.  Our goal is to have fun while being inspired by fellow artisans, sharing... Read more
Tuesday, October 23
10:00am - 1:00pm
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, October 23
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
Tuesday, October 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm
"Jahren, a professor of geobiology at the University of Hawaii, recounts her unfolding journey to discover “what it’s like to be a plant” in this darkly humorous, emotionally raw, and exquisitely crafted memoir. " Publisher's Weekly We welcome new members.... Read more
Tuesday, October 23
1:15pm - 2:15pm
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, October 23
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally each week 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 areas.  If you are looking... Read more
Tuesday, October 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Who says coloring is just for kids? See what the adult coloring craze is all about! Stop by Queset House on the 4th Tuesday of the month for the Library Coloring Club.  Enjoy the calming effects of coloring a variety of mandalas, nature scenes and fun patterns or create your own designs. The... Read more
Wednesday, October 24
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, October 24
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more

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