Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Wednesday, September 14
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, September 14
1:30pm - 2:30pm
“Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants... Read more
Wednesday, September 14
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, September 14
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
Friday, September 16
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, September 17
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, September 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
Tuesday, September 20
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, September 21
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, September 21
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
Friday, September 23
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, September 24
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, September 26
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, September 26
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, September 27
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, September 28
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, September 28
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, September 28
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, September 29
3:00pm - 4:00pm
“Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers--Owen's sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants... Read more
Friday, September 30
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, October 03
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
Monday, October 10
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
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
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
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
Thursday, October 27
3:00pm - 4:00pm
“When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules -- a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called... Read more
Saturday, October 29
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, November 07
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
Wednesday, November 09
1:30pm - 2:30pm
“A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by... Read more
Thursday, November 10
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

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