Ames Free Library

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Teen Events

Thursday, December 09
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, December 10
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Library will be closed all day on Friday, December 10 for our annual Staff Development Day. The Library will reopen for its regular hours the following day, Saturday, December 11 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, December 13
5:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages are invited to make festive holiday gnomes! Drop in for the whole time, or just part. We provide everything - all you need to do is cut and glue, no sewing needed.
Wednesday, December 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   Winter TAB sessions will meet inside the Queset... Read more
Thursday, December 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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
Monday, December 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
Each month, teens can pick up a new craft kit to take home & make a project. Grab this month's kit to design two unique scratch art holiday shape decor. These will look great on your tree! December's kits will be available to pick up at the library starting on Monday, December 20th, and will be... Read more
Thursday, December 23
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, December 24 to Saturday, December 25
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, December 24th and Saturday, December 25th in observance of Christmas.
Tuesday, December 28
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teens! Join Ms. Sandy Churchill for a painting party! She’ll walk you through creating your own winter landscape. All materials provided.  Registration is required and will open on Tuesday, December 14. Space is limited!  Open to all students in 7th grade and up.
Thursday, December 30
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, December 31 to Saturday, January 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, December 31, 2021 and Saturday, January 1, 2022 in celebration of the new year!
Wednesday, January 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   Winter TAB sessions will meet inside the Queset... Read more
Wednesday, February 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   Winter TAB sessions will meet inside the Queset... Read more
Wednesday, March 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   Winter TAB sessions will meet inside the Queset... Read more
Wednesday, April 20
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings are back in person!   We are looking for members from ages 12 to 18. Everyone is welcome to join!   Winter TAB sessions will meet inside the Queset... Read more
Monday, September 05
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
Monday, October 10
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
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.
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.