Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Special Events

Friday, April 19
11:00am - 12:00pm
You are cordially invited to our second annual Spring Tea! Dress to impress in your spring best!  Enjoy tea, lemonade, and snacks. There will be tea party activities, and you'll make your own party favor to take home with you! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration is full. Please call... Read more
Friday, April 19
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Mandy from Wicked Good Henna is bringing henna to AFL! Choose a design and get your free henna tattoo starting at 2:30 PM (remember to give yourself enough time for your tattoo to set and dry!).  P.S.: Our monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting will be held starting at 3:30, so stick around... Read more
Saturday, April 20
11:00am - 12:00pm
Improve your fly casting skills - or just come to watch - the beautiful art of Spey casting! First developed in the mid-1800's in Scotland, this double-handed technique is wonderful for larger gamefish such as striped bass, steelheads and the Atlantic salmon.   Back by popular demand, this not-to-... Read more
Saturday, April 20
2:00pm - 4:10pm
"Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives." IMDB Bring a blanket or pillow to make yourself comfy, and bring your own nut-free snack if desired.
Wednesday, April 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The One Book One Community  is delighted to partner with the Library in presenting:   ELLEN MARIE WISEMAN author of THE LIFE SHE WAS GIVEN   Ellen Marie Wiseman is the bestselling author of four... Read more
Saturday, April 27
10:00am - 2:00pm
Come join us on Saturday, April 27 from 10am-2pm for the Friends of the Ames Free Library Book Sale!   Highlights: Books $5 per bag* CDs $3 each Better Books $3, $5, and $10 Coffee table books individually priced Teachers pay half price! Children's coloring table: Color a picture and receive a... Read more
Friday, May 10
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Just in time for Mother's Day - learn a bit about baby birds and their moms, presented by the Museum of American Bird Art. Followed by a hands-on clay craft! This program is best for ages 3-10, but siblings are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required (registration will open... Read more
Thursday, May 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Back by popular demand!   Join local collector Lori Pires for a fascinating and delightful talk on her extensive 500+ hat collection, amassed over the last 40 years!    Whether it is an antique beaded Iroquois hat from the 19th century; or the century old custodian helmet worn by police in Venice;... Read more
Saturday, May 18
11:00am - 2:00pm
Join the One Book One Community group for a day in a farm sanctuary at nearby Norton. Winslow Animal Farm was established over twenty years ago to rescue, rehabilitate and care for abandoned and mistreated animals. In short, this... Read more
Wednesday, May 22
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ted Reinstein is a longtime reporter for Boston’s celebrated nightly TV news-magazine, Chronicle, and author of several books on New England.    Written with his wife, former ABC journalist Anne-Marie Dorning, New England's General Stores looks at how the humble general store... Read more
Monday, May 27
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Thursday, May 30
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Frederick Law Olmsted is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. The firm Olmsted founded over a century ago has created over 1,200 landscape projects throughout Massachusetts, ranging from expansive 500-acre parks to intimate spaces such as Easton's iconic Rockery... Read more
Thursday, July 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Thursday, July 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Linda Maria Steele is an artist of both words and images. Tending the Marsh is a collection of poems that emerged from a year of daily walking at the Great Sippewissett Marsh in West Falmouth on Cape Cod after the author went through a major life transition. An evocative collection of... Read more
Wednesday, August 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Jumpin' Juba plays original and classic blues, boogie, and roots-y rock & roll.  Great piano-guitar arrangements mix with contemporary lyrics - a fresh sound for listening or dancing! This program is free and open to all! Thanks to the Friends of the Ames Free Library, and a grant from the... Read more
Monday, September 02
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.
Monday, October 14
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Monday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 27
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 pm to allow for adequate brining.
Thursday, November 28
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 pm to accommodate festive caroling.
Wednesday, December 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
Tuesday, December 31
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will close early at 5:00PM on Tuesday, December 31 in observance of New Year's Eve and will not reopen until Thursday, January 2, 2020.