Ames Free Library

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Teen Events

Saturday, September 23
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in on a Dungeons and Dragons game!   Open to all teens in grades 6-12.   No Registration Required.
Wednesday, September 27
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with the estimate given by your mechanic? Come on over to the Learning Commons of the Ames Free Library and freely consult with John Brown! John is a retired mechanical and manufacturing... Read more
Wednesday, September 27
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, September 27
5:00pm - 7:30pm
From 5-7:30 the Teen Den will be hosting a quiet study. So if you need a quiet place to do homework, study for test, or meet up with group members, then come to the Teen Den! We have big tables and comfy chairs. Wednesday September 27th 5-7:30.
Thursday, September 28
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Saturday, September 30
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
Saturday, September 30
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Does the world of selective college admissions mystify you? This is your chance to pull back the curtain and understand how and why admissions decisions are made and how you can put your best foot forward. The program will include an overview of the admissions process (1-2), case studies (2-3), an... Read more
Wednesday, October 04
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, October 04
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Want to be a part of the Ames Teen Advisory Board? What IS the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board gives you a chance to help out your library by sitting down with the teen librarian and other teens to talk about what programs you would like the library to have and eat candy. So if you... Read more
Thursday, October 05
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, October 11
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, October 11
6:00pm - 6:30pm
This witching tale is perfect to read right before Halloween. Samantha Mather is the super-great granddaughter of Cotton Mather, and has to move back to the family home in Salem, MA. She quickly finds out she will be going to school with the descendents of the witches of Salem and they are not... Read more
Thursday, October 12
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Tuesday, October 17
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in progress and your imagination.  No sign up required. 
Wednesday, October 18
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, October 18
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ever wonder how an internet page works, or want to learn how to build one yourself? Come to the Teen Den on October 18. We will have an introduction to coding and what it is. We will also be learning the secret language of computers known only by the mysterious letters HTML.
Thursday, October 19
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Tuesday, October 24
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in progress and your imagination.  No sign up required. 
Wednesday, October 25
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with the estimate given by your mechanic? Come on over to the Learning Commons of the Ames Free Library and freely consult with John Brown! John is a retired mechanical and manufacturing... Read more
Wednesday, October 25
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, October 25
5:00pm - 7:30pm
From 5-7:30 the Teen Den will be hosting a quiet study. So if you need a quiet place to do homework, study for test, or meet up with group members, then come to the Teen Den! We have big tables and comfy chairs. Wednesday October 25th 5-7:30.
Thursday, October 26
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Saturday, October 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, October 31
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in progress and your imagination.  No sign up required. 
Wednesday, November 01
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, November 01
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Want to be a part of the Ames Teen Advisory Board? What IS the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board gives you a chance to help out your library by sitting down with the teen librarian and other teens to talk about what programs you would like the library to have and eat candy. So if you... Read more
Thursday, November 02
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Tuesday, November 07
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in progress and your imagination.  No sign up required. 
Wednesday, November 08
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, November 08
6:00pm - 6:30pm
This month’s Teen Book Club will be reading a new manga. One Punch-Man can take any villain down in one punch. Cool right? That’s what OnePunch-Man thought, but taking foes out in just one punch can get boring, until a new bad guy and a new friend enter the scene. We will be eating snacks and... Read more

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