Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Tuesday, August 21
10:00am - 5:00pm
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.   Sessions with Eric are for 1 hour, and are by... Read more
Tuesday, August 21
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, August 21
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wikipedia Can Be Wicked Easy!   Learn the basics about Wikipedia as a contributor from Easton resident and Wikipedia Editor, Emily. Emily has used Wikipedia as a platform to inform the world about Easton landmarks and members of the Ames Family, and is available to help you share your knowledge and... Read more
Tuesday, August 21
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, August 21
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, August 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zentangle is a relaxing drawing method utilizing structured patterns to create beautiful images. Participants are encouraged to teach one pattern to the rest of the group, but if you don't want to do this, and just want to learn new patterns or zentangle on your own in a group environment, that is... Read more
Wednesday, August 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
You are all welcome to come and work on improving your English. You can work alone or with others on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, or writing. Julie Un, our English as a Second Language instructor, will be there to answer questions and give you books or other things you need.
Thursday, August 23
10:00am - 5:00pm
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.   Sessions with Eric are for 1 hour, and are by... Read more
Friday, August 24
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, August 25
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, August 25
10:00am - 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
Monday, August 27
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, August 27
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Have you just gotten your results back from Ancestry DNA (or other site) and not sure where to begin? Chris Delano is available during the summer on Monday evenings to help you get started on the library’s ... Read more
Monday, August 27
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, August 28
10:00am - 5:00pm
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.   Sessions with Eric are for 1 hour, and are by... Read more
Tuesday, August 28
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, August 28
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson. Bryson shares accounts of his travels in Australia, which has the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife on the planet. The Council on Aging... Read more
Tuesday, August 28
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wikipedia Can Be Wicked Easy!   Learn the basics about Wikipedia as a contributor from Easton resident and Wikipedia Editor, Emily. Emily has used Wikipedia as a platform to inform the world about Easton landmarks and members of the Ames Family, and is available to help you share your knowledge and... Read more
Tuesday, August 28
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, August 28
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, August 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
You are all welcome to come and work on improving your English. You can work alone or with others on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, or writing. Julie Un, our English as a Second Language instructor, will be there to answer questions and give you books or other things you need.
Thursday, August 30
10:00am - 5:00pm
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.   Sessions with Eric are for 1 hour, and are by... Read more
Thursday, August 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"A breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy. An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in... Read more
Friday, August 31
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, August 31
12:00pm - 2:00pm
One Genre One Community is delighted to present: CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND Friday, August 31, 2018 12 pm Queset House, ... Read more
Saturday, September 01
10:00am - 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
Monday, September 03
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 04
10:00am - 5:00pm
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.   Sessions with Eric are for 1 hour, and are by... Read more
Tuesday, September 04
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, September 04
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

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