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Library News

Share Your Story

We want to know...what does the Library mean to you? Here at Ames Public Library we know we provide something different for everyone. We want to know more about the patrons we serve everyday and how the Library plays a role in their lives. We want to see how you view the Library and to accomplish...

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Library Notes

Medium Spooky

by Seth Warburton

Well, here we are in October when recommendations for scary books are thicker on the ground than the leaves falling from the trees.  I’m loathe to lean in on horror, however.  Being terrified, even when it’s seasonally appropriate, isn’t my idea of a good time. ...

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Ames Public Library: A Story, by You

by Keirra McFadden

Here at Ames Public Library we know we provide something different for everyone. We want to know more about the community members we serve every day and how the Library plays a role in their lives. This is why we are asking--what does Ames Public Library mean to you? We...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Plus

10:00am - 12:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Program Details:
  Stories in the Stones—Tales They Tell Speakers:  Dick Cooper and Jim Lohr Cemeteries can be a treasure trove of genealogical information. Dick Cooper has worked with the website www.findagrave.com for years and found ...


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.

Storytime with Ben

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Families with preschoolers and toddlers are invited to Ben's storytimes, filled with music, stories, and fun! Register at the Youth Services Desk when you arrive. Space is limited. If the 10:30am storytime is full, the s...


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.

BabyTime

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
  Bring your pre-walker to the Library for stories, songs, and baby sign language! Join with other caregivers and older siblings for 20 minutes of socially distanced fun and learning. Feel free to bring a stuffed animal or doll for the o...


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.

Raising School-Ready Readers

10:30am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Class/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Program Details:
  Invest in your child's future! Learn fun ways to engage children in literacy play and turn everyday experiences into learning activities to help children be ready for school. Families participate together in hands-on activities that suppo...


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 "Teens" group.

Teen Videogames

3:30pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
  Need a brain break? Teens are invited to hang out and play videogames on our big screen Thursdays after school!   ...


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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Bridge Home

4:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Beginning in October, Ames Public Library is partnering with The Bridge Home to provide easy access to critical services. Staff from The Bridge Home will be available in the Library to assist individuals and families on the verge of—or ex...


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.

BabyTime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
  Bring your pre-walker to the Library for stories, songs, and baby sign language! Join with other caregivers and older siblings for 20 minutes of socially distanced fun and learning. Feel free to bring a stuffed animal or doll for the o...


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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing
Program Details:
  Virtual Event: Preparing for National Novel Writing Month: Tips to Writing A Lot of Words in a Short Time Learn tricks and tips to prepare to write 50,000 words in November. Rachel Mans McKenny, author of The Butterfly Effect and Assis...


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 "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Boards/Government, Meetup
Program Details:
  Help plan exciting Library events for teens, share what you’re reading, and make new friends.  For more information, e-mail eatwell@amespubliclibrary.org or join us via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81701649198?pwd...


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.