Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Teen Events

Thursday, August 18
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, August 18
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join the Queset House board games club and be board out of your mind! Roll dice, draw cards, take damage, and immerse yourself in so many fun board and tabletop games. Different games will be played and continued at the next session.   The club is for players of any level of experience (... Read more
Thursday, August 18
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Coming soon…from Off the Beaten Path Productions: Teen Summer Movie Nights at the Ames Free Library! We’re offering a series of eight movies on Thursday nights at 5:30pm in the Queset House. Come for the snacks, stay for fun films featuring oddballs, rebels, and weirdos. In a world where conformity... Read more
Tuesday, August 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Is there an amazing manga series you can’t stop talking about? Have you run out of comic books and you don’t know what to read next? Don’t have a (sea) cow, man! You’re cordially invited to a MangaTea Party, on the fourth Tuesday of every month throughout the Summer. Teens can get together, try a... Read more
Wednesday, August 24
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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, August 24
5:30pm - 7:30pm
One Book, One Town is a community-wide program organized by Raising Multicultural Kids, the Human Rights Committee, Easton Public Schools, Ames Free Library, and Houses of Worship. Together we will be reading, listening, and sharing our own stories. ... Read more
Thursday, August 25
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, August 25
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Coming soon…from Off the Beaten Path Productions: Teen Summer Movie Nights at the Ames Free Library! We’re offering a series of eight movies on Thursday nights at 5:30pm in the Queset House. Come for the snacks, stay for fun films featuring oddballs, rebels, and weirdos. In a world where conformity... Read more
Thursday, August 25
6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Defenders Concert Corps. will play it all! From Glenn Miller to Chicago, the Beatles to Styx, their show provides a mix of dance music, Movie Themes, sing-a-longs, and a patriotic tribute. This event is for all ages. Bring your family & friends, along with a blanket or chair, or even a... Read more
Saturday, August 27
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
Wednesday, August 31
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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, September 05
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
Wednesday, September 07
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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, September 13
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Is there an amazing manga series you can’t stop talking about? Have you run out of comic books and you don’t know what to read next? Don’t have a (sea) cow, man! You’re cordially invited to a MangaTea Party on the second Tuesday of every month. Teens can get together, try a new flavor of (hot or... Read more
Wednesday, September 14
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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, September 20
3:30pm - 4:30pm
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, September 21
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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
Saturday, September 24
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
Wednesday, September 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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, October 10
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Tuesday, October 11
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Is there an amazing manga series you can’t stop talking about? Have you run out of comic books and you don’t know what to read next? Don’t have a (sea) cow, man! You’re cordially invited to a MangaTea Party on the second Tuesday of every month. Teens can get together, try a new flavor of (hot or... Read more
Tuesday, October 18
3:30pm - 4:30pm
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
Saturday, October 29
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, November 08
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Is there an amazing manga series you can’t stop talking about? Have you run out of comic books and you don’t know what to read next? Don’t have a (sea) cow, man! You’re cordially invited to a MangaTea Party on the second Tuesday of every month. Teens can get together, try a new flavor of (hot or... Read more
Friday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Tuesday, November 15
3:30pm - 4:30pm
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, 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.
Tuesday, December 13
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Is there an amazing manga series you can’t stop talking about? Have you run out of comic books and you don’t know what to read next? Don’t have a (sea) cow, man! You’re cordially invited to a MangaTea Party on the second Tuesday of every month. Teens can get together, try a new flavor of (hot or... Read more
Tuesday, December 20
3:30pm - 4:30pm
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

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