Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Special Events

Monday, October 10
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Sunday, October 16
3:00pm - 4:30pm
April 26, 2022 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field of landscape architecture. Join historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton (originator of and consulting producer to the PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted... Read more
Saturday, October 22
11:00am - 3:00pm
Come join us on Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for the Friends of the Ames Free Library Fall Book Sale! There is something for everyone, including bestsellers. Best of all, your purchase will support the Ames Free Library and all of the library services you love!   Highlights: Recent... Read more
Wednesday, October 26
4:00pm - 5:00pm
They’re baaaack! The Toe Jam Puppet Band returns to help us celebrate the Halloween season! If you've never experienced a TJPB show, now is your chance! This variety show features interactive spooky songs, stories and puppets, and lots of silly voices. You’re sure to be dancing along…or at least... Read more
Friday, October 28
5:15pm - 6:45pm
Explore Queset House as never before! Take a Ghost Hunting tour with S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England to look for paranormal activity in the Queset House. Tickets are required. This event is a fundraiser for the Ames Free Library and is supported by the Friends of the Ames Free Library. Your once-in-a... Read more
Friday, October 28
7:15pm - 8:45pm
Explore Queset House as never before! Take a Ghost Hunting tour with S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England to look for paranormal activity in the Queset House. Tickets are required. This event is a fundraiser for the Ames Free Library and is supported by the Friends of the Ames Free Library. Your once-in-a... Read more
Saturday, October 29
11:00am - 12:00pm
Our guests for our fundraising ghost hunting sessions will also be giving a free lecture with Q&A on Saturday morning. Hear the S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England discuss ghost hunting techniques, tools, and their experiences in haunted areas in Massachusetts and beyond! Drop in with your own... Read more
Saturday, October 29
5:15pm - 6:45pm
Explore Queset House as never before! Take a Ghost Hunting tour with S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England to look for paranormal activity in the Queset House. Tickets are required. This event is a fundraiser for the Ames Free Library and is supported by the Friends of the Ames Free Library. Your once-in-a... Read more
Saturday, October 29
7:15pm - 8:45pm
Explore Queset House as never before! Take a Ghost Hunting tour with S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England to look for paranormal activity in the Queset House. Tickets are required. This event is a fundraiser for the Ames Free Library and is supported by the Friends of the Ames Free Library. Your once-in-a... Read more
Monday, October 31
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Children and their families are invited to celebrate the holiday with a Costume Parade and Sign & Treat! Get dressed in your Halloween best and join us for a parade across the Queset Garden stage at 1:30pm. A spooky soundtrack will accompany kids as they strut their (not-so) scary stuff. It's... Read more
Friday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 23
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. to allow certain turkeys to receive their last meal.
Thursday, November 24
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Saturday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. in observance of Christmas.
Monday, December 26
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas.
Saturday, December 31
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. in observance of New Year's Eve.
Monday, January 02
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day.