Ames Free Library

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Teen Events

Wednesday, May 18
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? We're seeking members between the ages of 12 and 18 for The Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Every TAB meeting is a chance to hang out, talk about how to make the Library (even more) awesome, make something rad,... Read more
Wednesday, May 18
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. This month is Players' Choice.  Take your pick from the games we have on-hand, or BYOG (Bring Your... Read more
Thursday, May 19
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... Read more
Tuesday, May 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Tuesday, May 24
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Do you like scary stories? Join us for the final meeting of our horror-themed book club for teens! We'll be discussing What Big Teeth... Read more
Wednesday, May 25
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. All May long, we've been honing our skills every Wednesday. Now, on May 25th, the 4th Wednesday of the month, the time... Read more
Thursday, May 26
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... Read more
Saturday, May 28
9:00am - 10:00am
Come join us on the last Saturday of every month to practice and learn the 24 Posture Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form. Tai Chi is an excellent, low impact exercise to promote decreased stress and better health.  No previous experience required.   Turo (teacher) Vince has been training in the... Read more
Tuesday, May 31
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Wednesday, June 01
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. This month is Players' Choice.  Take your pick from the games we have on-hand or BYOG (Bring Your Own... Read more
Thursday, June 02
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... Read more
Tuesday, June 07
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Wednesday, June 08
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. This month is Players' Choice.  Take your pick from the games we have on-hand or BYOG (Bring Your Own... Read more
Thursday, June 09
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... Read more
Tuesday, June 14
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Wednesday, June 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? We're seeking members between the ages of 12 and 18 for The Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Every TAB meeting is a chance to hang out, talk about how to make the Library (even more) awesome, make something rad,... Read more
Wednesday, June 15
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. This month is Players' Choice.  Take your pick from the games we have on-hand or BYOG (Bring Your Own... Read more
Tuesday, June 21
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Wednesday, June 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. All June long, we've been honing our skills every Wednesday. Now, on June 22nd, the 4th Wednesday of the month, the... Read more
Saturday, June 25
9:00am - 10:00am
Come join us on the last Saturday of every month to practice and learn the 24 Posture Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form. Tai Chi is an excellent, low impact exercise to promote decreased stress and better health.  No previous experience required.   Turo (teacher) Vince has been training in the... Read more
Tuesday, June 28
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Wednesday, June 29
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. This month is Players' Choice.  Take your pick from the games we have on-hand or BYOG (Bring Your Own... Read more
Thursday, June 30
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to wind down and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Come with your friends and bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; connect (via Bluetooth) to our Ocean Waves Projector and listen to whatever music speaks to... Read more
Thursday, July 07
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to wind down and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Come with your friends and bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; connect (via Bluetooth) to our Ocean Waves Projector and listen to whatever music speaks to... Read more
Thursday, July 07
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to present a writing workshop with our 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis! Mr. Davis is a native of Easton who now lives in Sweden. A bilingual author, translator, and writing coach, his original Swedish-language fantasy series The Darkenstar has received wide... Read more
Tuesday, July 12
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to host a public meet-and-greet with our 2022 Author-in-Residence, Joseph Davis! Mr. Davis is a native of Easton who now lives in Sweden. A bilingual author, translator, and writing coach, his original Swedish-language fantasy series The Darkenstar has received... Read more
Thursday, July 14
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to wind down and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Come with your friends and bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; connect (via Bluetooth) to our Ocean Waves Projector and listen to whatever music speaks to... Read more
Wednesday, July 20
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? We're seeking members between the ages of 12 and 18 for The Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Every TAB meeting is a chance to hang out, talk about how to make the Library (even more) awesome, make something rad,... Read more
Thursday, July 21
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to wind down and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Come with your friends and bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; connect (via Bluetooth) to our Ocean Waves Projector and listen to whatever music speaks to... Read more
Thursday, July 28
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to wind down and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Come with your friends and bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; connect (via Bluetooth) to our Ocean Waves Projector and listen to whatever music speaks to... Read more

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