Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Special Events

Saturday, September 22
10:00am - 2:00pm
Come join us on Saturday, September 22 from 10am-2pm for the annual Friends of the Ames Free Library Book Sale!   Highlights: Adult Books $5 per bag Children's Books 3 for $1 CDs $3 each Better Books $3, $5, and $10 Teachers pay half price! Children's coloring table: Color a picture and receive a... Read more
Wednesday, September 26
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Thursday, September 27
10:00am - 8:00pm
Welcome to a world where books are in bloom! The creative members of the Easton Garden Club have chosen a favorite book and then interpreted it through a ‘novel’ flower arrangement! No two floral displays are alike and arrangements can be found scattered throughout the library. This event runs ... Read more
Friday, September 28
10:00am - 5:00pm
Welcome to a world where books are in bloom! The creative members of the Easton Garden Club have chosen a favorite book and then interpreted it through a ‘novel’ flower arrangement! No two floral displays are alike and arrangements can be found scattered throughout the library. This event runs ... Read more
Friday, September 28
10:30am - 11:15am
Calling all children between the ages of 3 - 6 years!  During the Books in Bloom exhibit, the Easton Garden Club will be describing the magic world of flowers through motion, senses and observation. A fun and interactive way to gain flower power! Free and open to all.
Saturday, September 29
11:00am - 12:00pm
Welcome to a world where books are in bloom! The creative members of the Easton Garden Club have chosen a favorite book and then interpreted it through a ‘novel’ flower arrangement! No two floral displays are alike and arrangements can be found scattered throughout the library. From 11 a.m... Read more
Monday, October 08
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Wednesday, October 10
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Saturday, October 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Artist Michelle Duprey has a lot of creative interests and has been painting since she was young; she also creates her own handmade jewelry. During the month of October, she will be exhibiting a collection of her paintings. Also, in the glass display case on the second floor, there will be an... Read more
Wednesday, October 24
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Saturday, October 27
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet & Greet SUSAN TAN On Saturday, October 27, at 11 a.m., come meet Susan Tan, the author of Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire and Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book is A Classic.  The Cilla series (ages 7-12) is based on Susan's... Read more
Monday, November 12
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 14
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Wednesday, November 21
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 pm to allow for adequate brining.
Thursday, November 22
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Wednesday, December 12
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Monday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 pm to accommodate festive caroling.
Tuesday, December 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
Wednesday, December 26
3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s social. It keeps your brain sharp. It improves your sense of balance. It does not need any fancy equipment. It is gentle on your body. And ANYONE CAN DO IT! Spend an hour finding your groove, with Mary Lou Almeida as your guide. If you already have dance skills, share... Read more
Monday, December 31
5:00pm - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will close early at 5:00PM on Monday, December 31 in observance of New Year's Eve and will not reopen until Wednesday, January 2, 2019.