Ames Free Library

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Kids Events

Tuesday, August 09
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Wiggleworms will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and... Read more
Tuesday, August 09
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Messy Masterpieces is a time to make something beautiful…and get a little dirty! Register for a 4-week session, dress for a mess, listen to stories, and create some unconventional art projects. As Bob Ross said, “We don’t really know where this goes – and I’m not sure we really care…every day is a... Read more
Tuesday, August 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Rivest is a Comic Mime who sees the world in a very funny way! Known as “the human cartoon” (because of his highly expressive face and flexible body), Rivest combines classic mime artistry, hilarious character voices, comedy, illusion, and audience participation to bring interactive stories... Read more
Wednesday, August 10
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Babytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are welcome! 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... Read more
Wednesday, August 10
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lego your boredom and come to the coolest block party in town! Each weekly meeting will begin with a frenzied quick-build to get brains and fingers fired up. Kids will spend the rest of the hour making wild creations in response to a themed challenge. Every child will receive a personal kit of... Read more
Wednesday, August 10
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Have you ever wondered what happens overnight at the Library? JK Growling is cordially extending an invitation to your stuffed animals to find out! Do you have a stuffie who's longing for a taste of adventure? A fluffy, independent soul who's filled with curiosity and wanderlust? If so, Stuffie... Read more
Thursday, August 11
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Family Storytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program... Read more
Thursday, August 11
1:00pm - 2:00pm
This Summer, we’ve got the ulti-mutt program for animal lovers: Paws to Read! Each week in July & August, Regan and her therapy dogs, Cali and Laddie, will be visiting the Library. And what do her Anatolian Shepherds love more than anything else in the world (except maybe treats)? They adore... Read more
Thursday, August 11
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join a panel of Easton Garden Club members for a Vegetable Gardening 101 presentation. They will share an overview as to what is needed for a successful garden, along with tips and tricks to help your garden produce. Following the presentation there will be time for a Q&A, so bring your... Read more
Friday, August 12
2:00pm - 2:30pm
This is the second half of a two-part, registered event. Registration and details for part one (taking place Wednesday, August 10th) can be found here. Pick-up your stuffed animal today (Friday,... Read more
Monday, August 15
6:00pm - 7:00pm
John Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy! He has performed his unique, high-energy comedy yo-yo show in 26 countries from New Zealand to Japan. Higby holds the world yo-yo championship title as well as 4 Guinness World Records!  He’s been featured on David Letterman, Discovery Channel's Time Warp,... Read more
Tuesday, August 16
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Wiggleworms will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and... Read more
Tuesday, August 16
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Messy Masterpieces is a time to make something beautiful…and get a little dirty! Register for a 4-week session, dress for a mess, listen to stories, and create some unconventional art projects. As Bob Ross said, “We don’t really know where this goes – and I’m not sure we really care…every day is a... Read more
Tuesday, August 16
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome to Camp Ocean, little guppies! Mr. Sharky, your snaggle-toothed camp counselor, has planned a fish-fact-filled voyage to the bottom of the sea. Learn the ropes: how to puff like a puffer fish, flop like a flounder, and fence like a swordfish. You'll search for buried treasure and dive into... Read more
Wednesday, August 17
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Babytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are welcome! 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... Read more
Wednesday, August 17
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lego your boredom and come to the coolest block party in town! Each weekly meeting will begin with a frenzied quick-build to get brains and fingers fired up. Kids will spend the rest of the hour making wild creations in response to a themed challenge. Every child will receive a personal kit of... Read more
Thursday, August 18
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Family Storytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program... Read more
Thursday, August 18
1:00pm - 2:00pm
This Summer, we’ve got the ulti-mutt program for animal lovers: Paws to Read! Each week in July & August, Regan and her therapy dogs, Cali and Laddie, will be visiting the Library. And what do her Anatolian Shepherds love more than anything else in the world (except maybe treats)? They adore... Read more
Friday, August 19
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pack your picnic blanket along with some lunch and join Miss Hannah in the Walled Garden at Queset House! She'll be reading aloud from a few of her favorite chapter books. If you're looking for new ideas about what to read this Summer, this could be your chance to find a bunch...while you munch! We... Read more
Monday, August 22
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Parachute Play is a burst of color, sound, and energy! Designed with 3-6 year-olds in mind, this 30-minute program isn't just fun, it also helps with the development of gross motor skills, imaginative & cooperative play, relationship-building, social skills, and a sense of rhythm. With music... Read more
Monday, August 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm
They’re baaaack! The Toe Jam Puppet Band returns to help us end our summer entertainment series on a high note! If you've never experienced a TJPB show, now is your chance! This variety show features interactive songs, stories and puppets, and lots of silly voices. You’re sure to be dancing along…... Read more
Tuesday, August 23
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Wiggleworms will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and... Read more
Tuesday, August 23
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Messy Masterpieces is a time to make something beautiful…and get a little dirty! Register for a 4-week session, dress for a mess, listen to stories, and create some unconventional art projects. As Bob Ross said, “We don’t really know where this goes – and I’m not sure we really care…every day is a... Read more
Tuesday, August 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Be Inspired Counseling can help you prepare for a Less Stress Back to School!   Parent-and-child workshops will provide your family with tools to deal with common sources of anxiety and stress associated with the start of the new school year. They will discuss specific skills and tips for how to... Read more
Tuesday, August 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Be Inspired Counseling can help you prepare for a Less Stress Back to School!   Parent-and-child workshops will provide your family with tools to deal with common sources of anxiety and stress associated with the start of the new school year. They will discuss specific skills and tips for how to... Read more
Wednesday, August 24
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Babytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are welcome! 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... Read more
Wednesday, August 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lego your boredom and come to the coolest block party in town! Each weekly meeting will begin with a frenzied quick-build to get brains and fingers fired up. Kids will spend the rest of the hour making wild creations in response to a themed challenge. Every child will receive a personal kit of... Read more
Wednesday, August 24
6:00pm - 6:45pm
The sun sinks lower in the sky; shadows extend. and the long night approaches. How should you prepare for the coming dark? Gather 'round the fire...if you dare! Campfire Tales is Storytime for brave, big(ger) kids! Hear tales of (minor) terror and (major) humor performed in front of the flickering... Read more
Thursday, August 25
10:30am - 11:00am
This Summer, Family Storytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program... Read more
Thursday, August 25
1:00pm - 2:00pm
This Summer, we’ve got the ulti-mutt program for animal lovers: Paws to Read! Each week in July & August, Regan and her therapy dogs, Cali and Laddie, will be visiting the Library. And what do her Anatolian Shepherds love more than anything else in the world (except maybe treats)? They adore... Read more

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