Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Monday, October 03
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, October 03
3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event has been cancelled. A monthly exploration into mythology! We’ll look at old myths and new interpretations. Book discussion hosted by Angelina Avedano. Angelina is an author and professor of literature, mythology, and writing at Massasoit Community College.  For the Love... Read more
Tuesday, October 04
1:00pm - 2:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet every Tuesday afternoon. Come when you can and with whatever project you're currently working on or hoping to start. Sit, stitch, and enjoy great conversation! Hope you can join us! Free & open to all.  Equipment and supplies can be... Read more
Wednesday, October 05
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, October 06
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, October 07
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, October 07
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, October 08
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, October 10
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Tuesday, October 11
1:00pm - 2:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet every Tuesday afternoon. Come when you can and with whatever project you're currently working on or hoping to start. Sit, stitch, and enjoy great conversation! Hope you can join us! Free & open to all.  Equipment and supplies can be... Read more
Wednesday, October 12
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, October 12
1:30pm - 2:30pm
“Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty... Read more
Thursday, October 13
2:00pm - 3:00pm
“Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty... Read more
Thursday, October 13
6:00pm - 7:00pm
If you are an avid reader of true stories about crime, family drama, tragedy, underdogs, and more, join the non-fiction book club. Each month a new, non-fiction novel will be read and discussed. The club meets every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. and always welcomes new members. Books for... Read more
Friday, October 14
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, October 15
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
Sunday, October 16
3:00pm - 4:30pm
April 26, 2022 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field of landscape architecture. Join historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton (originator of and consulting producer to the PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted... Read more
Monday, October 17
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, October 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
“Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty... Read more
Tuesday, October 18
1:00pm - 2:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet every Tuesday afternoon. Come when you can and with whatever project you're currently working on or hoping to start. Sit, stitch, and enjoy great conversation! Hope you can join us! Free & open to all.  Equipment and supplies can be... Read more
Wednesday, October 19
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, October 19
6:00pm - 7:30pm
STOP the Bleed is a national campaign to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency. Please join the Boston Children`s Trauma Center Injury Prevention Team to learn what to do in a bleeding emergency and work to practice your new skills &... Read more
Friday, October 21
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, October 21
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, October 22
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
Saturday, October 22
11:00am - 3:00pm
Come join us on Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for the Friends of the Ames Free Library Fall Book Sale! There is something for everyone, including bestsellers. Best of all, your purchase will support the Ames Free Library and all of the library services you love!   Highlights: Recent... Read more
Monday, October 24
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, October 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 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, October 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
PLANNING FOR MEDICARE- COUNTDOWN TO 65 As you approach Medicare eligibility, you may have a lot of questions. Planning for Medicare - Countdown to 65 is a comprehensive seminar that can help you understand your health insurance options after your employer sponsored plan has ended... Read more
Tuesday, October 25
1:00pm - 2:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet every Tuesday afternoon. Come when you can and with whatever project you're currently working on or hoping to start. Sit, stitch, and enjoy great conversation! Hope you can join us! Free & open to all.  Equipment and supplies can be... Read more

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