Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Adult Events

Monday, October 26 to Saturday, October 31
10:00am - 5:00pm
Thank you for getting creative and submitting your photos of your 2020 Halloween costumes, home decor, and pumpkins between October 1 - October 25!  Now, from OCTOBER 26 - OCTOBER 31, the community can vote for their favorites! Winners in each category will receive a gift card to a... Read more
Monday, October 26
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Need inspiration? Looking for a friendly community of writers? Join the Ames Free Library Zoom Writing Group, moderated by Beverly Post, and spark your creative energies. The group is free and open to everyone over the age of 18. We meet on Zoom the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 3 - 4:... Read more
Thursday, October 29
3:00pm - 4:00pm
A Best Book of the Year: Kirkus, Library Journal, New York Times Book Review A Book of the Month Club selection | An Indie Next Pick FROM THE CREATOR OF THE HIT TELEVISION SHOW THE KILLING, “a full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson” (A.J. Finn)—SOON TO BE... Read more
Monday, November 09
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Need inspiration? Looking for a friendly community of writers? Join the Ames Free Library Zoom Writing Group, moderated by Beverly Post, and spark your creative energies.  The group is free and open to everyone over the age of 18. We meet on Zoom the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 3 - 4:... Read more
Wednesday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Thursday, November 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet’s rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to... Read more
Monday, November 16
1:30pm - 2:30pm
*This meeting of the AFL Book Club has been rescheduled due to the holiday the preceding week* "The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.... Read more
Thursday, November 19
3:00pm - 4:00pm
*The date of this Mystery Book Club has been changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday next week.* "A riveting thriller combining real historical events and characters with a sinister detective story of eugenics, racism, and nationalist paranoia. Barcelona, summer 1909. When the scientist... Read more
Monday, November 23
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Need inspiration? Looking for a friendly community of writers? Join the Ames Free Library Zoom Writing Group, moderated by Beverly Post, and spark your creative energies. The group is free and open to everyone over the age of 18. We meet on Zoom the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 3 - 4:... Read more
Wednesday, November 25
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 pm to allow for adequate brining.
Thursday, November 26
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, December 09
1:30pm - 2:30pm
"'In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,' Lillian Boxfish writes, 'I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street…' She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman... Read more
Thursday, December 10
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist, novelist and host of the hit podcast Family Secrets, comes a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound... Read more
Monday, December 14
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Need inspiration? Looking for a friendly community of writers? Join the Ames Free Library Zoom Writing Group, moderated by Beverly Post, and spark your creative energies.  The group is free and open to everyone over the age of 18. We meet on Zoom the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 3 - 4:... Read more
Monday, December 14
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"'In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,' Lillian Boxfish writes, 'I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street…' She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman... Read more
Tuesday, December 22
1:00pm - 2:00pm
"'In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,' Lillian Boxfish writes, 'I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street…' She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman... Read more
Thursday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 pm to accommodate festive caroling.
Friday, December 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
Monday, December 28
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Need inspiration? Looking for a friendly community of writers? Join the Ames Free Library Zoom Writing Group, moderated by Beverly Post, and spark your creative energies. The group is free and open to everyone over the age of 18. We meet on Zoom the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 3 - 4:... Read more
Thursday, December 31
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will close early at 5:00PM on Thursday, December 31 in observance of New Year's Eve and will not reopen until Saturday, January 2, 2020.
Thursday, December 31
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"On the eve of the Victorian era, London has a new sleuth... In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper's co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss's daughter, vivacious... Read more