Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Library Groups

The Ames Free Library is proud to be a collaborative resource and meeting space for a number of Library Groups that are free and open to all! Each group's members are drawn together by their passion for things like knitting, reading, genealogy and food. For your convenience, below is a list of our current groups and a description of each. This list, much like the library, is a living breathing thing, and as such will morph and change periodically. Feel free to check back again as it will update as changes are made.

Ames Free Library Groups:

Book Clubs:

The Ames Free Library hosts several book clubs that meet regularly. For more information on when they meet and what they are scheduled to read next, go HERE.

Community Meditation: 

Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer meditation sangha, where we will sit together for 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute tea where we can connect. Anyone with a meditation practice in any tradition is welcome, as well as people who are new and curious to try meditation in a low key, supportive environment. This groups meets on Friday mornings at Queset House.

Easton Genealogy Club:       


Stuck on a tough "puzzle" in your family tree? Join Ed Hands and the Easton Genealogy Club where you can use the Ames Free Library's resources to solve the riddle. The Easton Genealogy Club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. To view current and past Genealogy Club Newsletters, go HERE.

Foodie Group:

We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month to celebrate all things 'food'. Past meetings have included guest chefs, bread makers, chocolatiers, wine tasting, pie making, and cookbook swaps just to name a few. For more information on past events and upcoming meetings, go HERE

Knitting Group:

A group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Sit, stitch, enjoy a snack (if you or someone else brings one) and great conversation!

Library Beaders:



Join the Library Beaders on the fourth Monday of each month as we explore the infinite variety of ways to assemble beads of every size, shape, and color. Bring a piece in progress or an idea for something you'd like to create. Our goal is to have fun while being inspired by fellow artisans, sharing tips, techniques, and resources.

Library Coloring Club:

Who says coloring is just for kids? See what the adult coloring craze is all about! Stop by Queset House on the 4th Tuesday of the month for the Library Coloring Club. Enjoy the calming effects of coloring a variety of mandalas, nature scenes and fun patterns or create your own designs. The library will provide coloring pages, paper, markers, and colored pencils but feel free to bring your own supplies and coloring books!

Movie Night Group:

On the 2nd Thursday of each month, the Ames Free Library shows a movie at Queset House on our large projection system at Queset House. Free and open to all!

Needleworker's Group:

Come spend a couple of hours every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month with like minded stitchers and work on your current W. I. P. (work in progress). Be inspired by others' work and inspire others with yours. All skill levels are encouraged to join!

Teen Gaming:

On Saturdays, play PS3, X-Box 360, Wii-U, board games, or bring your own Magic: The Gathering cards! open to all teens in grades 6-12.

Quilting Group:

The Ames Free Library Quilting Group meets on the 2nd Monday and 2nd Tuesday of every month. The general format will allow for ideas, inspiration and quilt chatter.