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View from the Margins Book Group

Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dale H. Ross Board Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Book Discussion, Meetup
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Check out this book group for fresh insights and lively discussion about topics relating to society, identity, and culture. Book selections include fiction and non-f

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
  Check out this book group for fresh insights and lively discussion about topics relating to society, identity, and culture. Book selections include fiction and non-fiction from a wide variety of perspectives and marginalized identities...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Circles: English

Monday, April 15, 2024 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Language Learning, Meetup
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Gather for casual conversations in English. The focus of this group is to help English Language Learners gain confidence and fluency in a comfortable and fun setting. L

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather for casual conversations in English. The focus of this group is to help English Language Learners gain confidence and fluency in a comfortable and fun setting. Library staff will pair native and non-native speakers and provide them...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

BookTok Book Talk

Monday, April 15, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dale H. Ross Board Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Book Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

Book lovers unite! Come talk about the latest trending books from TikTok from a variety of genres, and meet some fellow bibliophiles along the way.   PARTICIPATE IN-

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Book lovers unite! Come talk about the latest trending books from TikTok from a variety of genres, and meet some fellow bibliophiles along the way.   PARTICIPATE IN-PERSON OR ONLINE VIA ZOOM To join via Zoom, use the following link:...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

The Bridge Home

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
Jonie & John Fitzsimmons Study Room - 1st Floor at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Social Services
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  Ames Public Library is partnering with The Bridge Home to provide easy access to critical services in our community. Staff from The Bridge Home will be available in the

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Jonie & John Fitzsimmons Study Room - 1st Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Social Services
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with The Bridge Home to provide easy access to critical services in our community. Staff from The Bridge Home will be available in the Library to assist individuals and families on the verge of—or experie...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

International Community Meetup

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Meetup
Age Group:
Family, Adults
Program Details:

  Join fellow international residents on the third Tuesday of each month for fun activities and culture-sharing. Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Adults
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
  Join fellow international residents on the third Tuesday of each month for fun activities and culture-sharing. Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and YWCA Ames-ISU.   ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Circles: Spanish

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dale H. Ross Board Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Language Learning, Meetup
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in Spanish. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in Spanish. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82374666226?pwd=OFpX...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

First Amendment Days: Pun-damental Rights

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Special Event
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  The First Amendment is the cornerstone of American freedoms, and the freedom to laugh is an important part of that. This year, celebrate the First Amendment Days by

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  The First Amendment is the cornerstone of American freedoms, and the freedom to laugh is an important part of that. This year, celebrate the First Amendment Days by participating in (or laughing at) a First Amendment themed pun battle!...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Plus

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
History/Genealogy
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Topic — Using Cemetery Records for Genealogy Research Speaker — Dennis Allen and Cris Nagla Dennis and Cris Nagla are the managers of several

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
  Topic — Using Cemetery Records for Genealogy Research Speaker — Dennis Allen and Cris Nagla Dennis and Cris Nagla are the managers of several cemeteries in Polk County, Iowa.  They will discuss what genealog...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ACCESS at the Library

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Social Services
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Staff from ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support) will be available in the Library to provide services that enhance safety and empower survivors o

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Services
Program Details:
  Staff from ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support) will be available in the Library to provide services that enhance safety and empower survivors of domestic abuse or sexual assault. If you are dealing with sexual har...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

Community and Family Resources

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Social Services
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  Staff from Community and Family Resources will be available in the Library to provide information about addiction, substance abuse treatment, problem gambling treatment

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Social Services
Program Details:
  Staff from Community and Family Resources will be available in the Library to provide information about addiction, substance abuse treatment, problem gambling treatment, and mental health therapy.  They can also provide assistance...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

The Bridge Home

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Social Services
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  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 assis

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Social Services
Program Details:
  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 experiencing—homelessnes...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dale H. Ross Board Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Boards/Government
Age Group:
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Boards/Government


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

The Bridge Home

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Social Services
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  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 assis

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Social Services
Program Details:
  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 experiencing—homelessnes...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

Black Arts Festival

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:15am - 4:00pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Arts/Crafts, Special Event
Age Group:
Family, Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  A family-friendly event celebrating the artistic and cultural contributions of African and African American visual and performing artists in the community.   S

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Special Event
Program Details:
  A family-friendly event celebrating the artistic and cultural contributions of African and African American visual and performing artists in the community.   Schedule 10:15–10:55Am Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey (spoken ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Circles: Russian

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dale H. Ross Board Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Language Learning, Meetup
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in Russian. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in Russian. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82374666226?pwd=OFpX...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Circles: French

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dale H. Ross Board Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Language Learning, Meetup
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in French. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in French. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82374666226?pwd=OFpXL...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Circles: English

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Language Learning, Meetup
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Gather for casual conversations in English. The focus of this group is to help English Language Learners gain confidence and fluency in a comfortable and fun setting. L

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather for casual conversations in English. The focus of this group is to help English Language Learners gain confidence and fluency in a comfortable and fun setting. Library staff will pair native and non-native speakers and provide them...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

The Bridge Home

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
Jonie & John Fitzsimmons Study Room - 1st Floor at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Social Services
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  Ames Public Library is partnering with The Bridge Home to provide easy access to critical services in our community. Staff from The Bridge Home will be available in the

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Jonie & John Fitzsimmons Study Room - 1st Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Social Services
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with The Bridge Home to provide easy access to critical services in our community. Staff from The Bridge Home will be available in the Library to assist individuals and families on the verge of—or experie...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ames History Museum - Roosevelt School to Roosevelt Condos

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
History/Genealogy, Presentation
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Topic — Celebrating 100 Years: Roosevelt School to Roosevelt Condos  Speaker — Sharon Wirth, Roosevelt advocate/resident and Luke Jensen, RES Developm

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
  Topic — Celebrating 100 Years: Roosevelt School to Roosevelt Condos  Speaker — Sharon Wirth, Roosevelt advocate/resident and Luke Jensen, RES Development Since opening in 1924, Roosevelt School has undergone numerous ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Circles: Spanish

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dale H. Ross Board Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Language Learning, Meetup
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in Spanish. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in Spanish. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82374666226?pwd=OFpX...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Help

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Rotary Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
History/Genealogy
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Run into a brick wall? Not sure where to start researching your roots? Stop by this monthly meetup of local genealogists to get help with research, softwar

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
  Run into a brick wall? Not sure where to start researching your roots? Stop by this monthly meetup of local genealogists to get help with research, software and writing your family story.   Provided in partner...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Circles: German

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dale H. Ross Board Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Language Learning, Meetup
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in German. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in German. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82374666226?pwd=OFpXL...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

Community and Family Resources

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Social Services
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  Staff from Community and Family Resources will be available in the Library to provide information about addiction, substance abuse treatment, problem gambling treatment

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Social Services
Program Details:
  Staff from Community and Family Resources will be available in the Library to provide information about addiction, substance abuse treatment, problem gambling treatment, and mental health therapy.  They can also provide assistance...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

The Bridge Home

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Social Services
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  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 assis

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Social Services
Program Details:
  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 experiencing—homelessnes...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.