Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Friday, September 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
Saturday, September 23
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Saturday, September 23
10:30am - 11:30am
Woodturning is the fine art of creating beauty on a simple lathe. Easton's very own GREG STRANGE will briefly describe the craft and techniques he uses to produce unique functional art from locally sourced wood. He will create small pieces at the presentation with wood salvaged from historic... Read more
Monday, September 25
10:00am - 1:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands-on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Monday, September 25
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the fourth 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,... Read more
Tuesday, September 26
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 26
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, The Wangs vs. The World, by Jade Chang.  A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent--and about the road trip they take across America that binds... Read more
Tuesday, September 26
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
Tuesday, September 26
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Author Na'Im Najieb will be discussing the principles of his book, Love is Not a Game. Love is Not a Game is unlike any relationship book you have ever encountered. This is not a book you simply read, this is a book you do; it is a manual for a loving relationship. Join with your... Read more
Wednesday, September 27
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with the estimate given by your mechanic? Come on over to the Learning Commons of the Ames Free Library and freely consult with John Brown! John is a retired mechanical and manufacturing... Read more
Wednesday, September 27
10:30am - 1:00pm
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, September 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm
H.O.P.E. is a non-profit support group that offers a confidential, safe, non-judgmental venue for support, education, awareness and sharing of resources. The group is for family members, friends, and others coping with loss and for those dealing with loved ones addicted to opiates... Read more
Thursday, September 28
10:30am - 1:00pm
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, September 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen… This is a town on... Read more
Friday, September 29
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, September 30
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, September 30
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Saturday, September 30
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Does the world of selective college admissions mystify you? This is your chance to pull back the curtain and understand how and why admissions decisions are made and how you can put your best foot forward. The program will include an overview of the admissions process (1-2), case studies (2-3), an... Read more
Monday, October 02
10:00am - 1:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands-on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Monday, October 02
2:00pm - 3:00pm
To all the mamas who are seeking a sacred space to connect, learn and build with one another. Come join us as we share, discuss and support Breastfeeding, Birth Stories, Baby wearing and of course the transition into Motherhood. Please feel free to bring your little ones!
Monday, October 02
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friends is a nonprofit organization integral to promoting and supporting the library. Donations raised by the Friends are used to support important library programs. Join this vibrant group. Benefits of membership include reduced admission to certain events, special previews at book sales, and... Read more
Tuesday, October 03
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
Wednesday, October 04
10:30am - 1:00pm
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 04
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.
Thursday, October 05
10:30am - 1:00pm
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 05
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Have you just received an iPad and don't know where to start? Or maybe you've had an iPad for a while and feel like you are just not getting the most out of it? Well then let the Ames Free Library's own Debbie Adduci introduce (or re-introduce) you to the iPad! She can help you get started and... Read more
Thursday, October 05
5:30pm - 7:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet on the first and third Thursdays. 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!
Friday, October 06
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 07
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Tuesday, October 10
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

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