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Library News

Small Talk Builds Babies' Brains

Did you know that Ames Public Library is part of an exciting research program about brain development in babies?

Small Talk Story County is a program that not only trains parents how to help their child’s brain development through talk, but also performs research on the outcomes of...

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Experiment with a MERGE Cube

Would you like to hold the sun in the palm of your hand? Try it out at the Library!

Visit Ames Public Library's children's area this summer to explore a MERGE Cube. Using an app and the camera on one of our tablets, you can interact with a virtual object that moves, tilts, and rotates w...

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Dog Man Wins March Madness

After a month-long, no-holds-barred brawl, Dog Man (along with Cat Kid) has claimed the title of most popular children's book at Ames Public Library.

The Library's annual March Madness bracket invited visitors to vote on their favorite book in four weeks of match-ups. Mo Willems' Don't ...

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Upcoming Events

The Ferocious Cup: A Pokémon GO PvP Tournament

November 17, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Purpose of Meeting
We are excited to host our November Pokémon GO tournament, the Ferocious Cup, at the Ames Public Library! If you haven't participated in a cup before please visit our discord and we will do our best to help get you setup and ready for the tournament:...

Girl Scout Troop #850

November 17, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Purpose of Meeting
Monthly meeting and activities ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Buggin' Out

November 17, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Meetup, Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a presentation about bugs with interactive stories, a reading, and a craft!  Provided in partnership with the Ames Public Library and the Iowa State University Environmental Education Club. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books 1

November 17, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Come discuss classic short stories and essays recommended by the Great Books Foundation. Call (515) 239-5646 ext. 4 to register or learn more. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Toddler Time

November 18, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for 20-25 minutes of music and a book, while building early literacy skills perfect for toddlers and their families. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mainstream Movie

November 18, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations in English

November 18, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
Native and non-native English speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in English. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.