Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Wednesday, July 27
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, July 27
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Interested in learning how to use PowerPoint? Already know the basics and want to strengthen your skills for your next presentation? Join California Muratore for a one-on-one session! Cali will tailor the session to your needs and skill level, and can provide instruction on: Basic and advanced... Read more
Wednesday, July 27
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 a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Wednesday, July 27
6:30pm - 8:00pm
From Glenn Miller, to Chicago, the Beatles, Styx. A mix of dance music, Movie Themes. sing-a-longs, and a patriotic tribute. This event is for all ages. Bring a picnic if you`d like or bring your own picnic or chair.
Thursday, July 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
“‘When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals,’ Sherlock Holmes observed during one of his most baffling investigations. ‘He has nerve and he has knowledge.’ In the span of fifteen years, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream murdered as many as ten people in the United States, Britain, and Canada, a... Read more
Friday, July 29
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, July 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
Monday, August 01
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, August 01
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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... Read more
Tuesday, August 02
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, August 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
Wednesday, August 03
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 a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Thursday, August 04
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 (... Read more
Friday, August 05
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, August 06
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, August 08
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, August 08
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
Tuesday, August 09
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
Tuesday, August 09
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally on the second Tuesday of each month 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... Read more
Wednesday, August 10
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, August 10
1:30pm - 2:30pm
AFL's special summer book club series is back! This summer at AFL, BYOB stands for "Bring Your Own Book"! On the second Wednesdays of July and August at 1:30 p.m., join fellow readers to chat about your recent reads or an all time favorite. We'll get together to swap recommendations and share a few... Read more
Wednesday, August 10
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Interested in learning how to use PowerPoint? Already know the basics and want to strengthen your skills for your next presentation? Join California Muratore for a one-on-one session! Cali will tailor the session to your needs and skill level, and can provide instruction on: Basic and advanced... Read more
Wednesday, August 10
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 a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Thursday, August 11
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, August 12
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
Monday, August 15
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
Tuesday, August 16
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, August 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
Wednesday, August 17
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 a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Thursday, August 18
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 (... Read more

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