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Library News

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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Sheila Schofer Named Ames Public Library Director

After a national recruitment, the Ames Public Library Board of Trustees has named Iowa native Sheila Schofer as the new director of the Ames Public Library. Schofer, who has worked for the Brooklyn, N.Y., library system for more than 20 years, will begin her tenure in Ames on May 31.

“W...

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March Madness

It’s March Madness, book-style! We’re pitting the most popular books in our children’s section against each other in a literary showdown. Each week, vote for you favorite from each face-off by visiting www.bit.ly/APLMarch2019. (Paper ballots are also available at the Youth Services Desk.)

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Upcoming Events

Iowa Land Records Training Seminar

May 23, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Purpose of Meeting
The Iowa Land Records system works with all 99 Iowa County Recorders to provide a means for Electronic submission of documents from professionals to Iowa County Recorders. The seminar will provide an opportunity for our team to provide training on th...

Ames Public Library Friends Foundation

May 23, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Boards/Government
Program Details:
Monthly meeting of the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation Board of Directors. ...

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.

Milk & Book-ies with the Author

May 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Author/Writing, Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a special Milk and Book-ies featuring the creators of The Adventures of Bob and Bob's ABC Adventures, Lori Golden Meyer and Elizabeth Golden, and Bob too! 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.

Asia in Film: The Nightingale

May 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Movie
Program Details:
Come to a free showing of the film The Nightingale (2013).    Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Asiatic Philharmonia Society, and the Durbin-Zheng Family. 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.

Access Ada Hayden

May 23, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Purpose of Meeting
Public information meeting to build support for a handicapped kayak access at Ada Hayden Park....

Ames Historical Society Bonus Lecture

May 23, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Join us for a presentation on the History of American Popular Music. Michael Lasser—lecturer, writer, broadcaster, critic, teacher and host of the nationally syndicated public radio show, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, will present American popular musi...

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.

Apple Users Group

May 24, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Meetup, Technology
Program Details:
The purpose of the group is to support and improve participants' use of Apple technology—iPhone, iPad, and Mac specifically. Participants can bring questions or issues they have with using Apple devices. ...

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.