Ames Free Library

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All Upcoming Events Events

Thursday, January 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more
Thursday, January 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more
Thursday, January 20
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, January 20
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, January 21
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, January 22
3:30pm - 5:00pm
On Saturday, January 22 at 3:30 p.m., music afficionados are invited to an afternoon of delightful violin miniatures with violinist Michael Korn and pianist Eric Mazonson. The event will take place inside Queset House, and is free and open to all. Masks are required inside the building.
Saturday, January 22
3:30pm - 5:00pm
On Saturday, January 22 at 3:30 p.m., music afficionados are invited to an afternoon of delightful violin miniatures with violinist Michael Korn and pianist Eric Mazonson. The event will take place inside Queset House, and is free and open to all. Masks are required inside the building.
Monday, January 24
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, January 24
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
Monday, January 24
6:00pm - 7:30pm
If you love beading or if you are interested in a meditative act of creation, come on over to the Library Beaders group! Our goal is to have endless fun along with learning new techniques and sharing tips and resources. Our classes normally take place on the 3rd Monday of every month from 6:00 to 7... Read more
Tuesday, January 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 25 minutes. Siblings welcome. Bring your storytime kits!... Read more
Tuesday, January 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 25 minutes. Siblings welcome. Bring your storytime kits!... Read more
Tuesday, January 25
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, January 25
6:30pm - 8:00pm
January's meeting is being held virtually. See below for details. 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. Benefits of membership include one free book... Read more
Wednesday, January 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
Wednesday, January 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. Babytime meets every Wednesday at... Read more
Wednesday, January 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. Babytime meets every Wednesday at... Read more
Wednesday, January 26
3:30pm - 4:30pm
The MCBA book club is for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. We are reading through books that have been nominated for the Massachusetts Children's Book Award. It's not too late to join the book club - or read enough books to... Read more
Wednesday, January 26
6:30pm - 8:00pm
We Did It For You! is an engaging musical that tells of the struggles and triumphs women have undergone to get their basic rights in America. A high school student has a history project to figure out who has done the most for women of today, and she learns the answer from the women who... Read more
Wednesday, January 26
6:30pm - 8:00pm
We Did It For You! is an engaging musical that tells of the struggles and triumphs women have undergone to get their basic rights in America. A high school student has a history project to figure out who has done the most for women of today, and she learns the answer from the women who... Read more
Wednesday, January 26
6:30pm - 8:00pm
We Did It For You! is an engaging musical that tells of the struggles and triumphs women have undergone to get their basic rights in America. A high school student has a history project to figure out who has done the most for women of today, and she learns the answer from the women who... Read more
Thursday, January 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more
Thursday, January 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more
Thursday, January 27
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, January 27
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, January 27
3:00pm - 4:00pm
“It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge woodburning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing,... Read more
Friday, January 28
10:00am - 11:00am
Techniques to help with insomnia, stress relief, and muscle recovery.   A combination of progressive muscle relaxation techniques, isometrics, and dance. Mozart is most often used because of it's healing tones based on the Mozart Effect theory of stimulating brain activity, and other music without... Read more
Friday, January 28
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, January 31
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, January 31
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alison Hirtle is a Life Coach who specializes in goal success and motivation.  She completed her certification for coaching, and is also in the process of conquering her own personal goals.  One of Alison’s goals is to help people realize they can design their own life as they want if they put the... Read more

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