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Summer Reading Challenge 2024

All Day 6/1 - 8/22
Ames Public Library at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Summer at the Library
Age Group:
Family, Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  Do you love free stuff? Are you between the ages of 0 and 120? Then join our Summer Reading Challenge starting June 1 - August 22 and earn prizes for tracking your r...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Ames Public Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Do you love free stuff? Are you between the ages of 0 and 120?

Then join our Summer Reading Challenge starting June 1 - August 22 and earn prizes for tracking your reading!

 

Three Ways to Play:


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, July 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.

 


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.

View from the Margins Book Group

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Danfoss 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: Danfoss 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.


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.

Sidewalk Sale

All Day 7/25 - 7/28
In Front of Library at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Book Sale
Age Group:
Family, Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  Support your local library and shop for gently-used books and more for all ages from Literary Grounds Bookstore during Summer Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Ames July 25-28...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:

 

Support your local library and shop for gently-used books and more for all ages from Literary Grounds Bookstore during Summer Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Ames July 25-28! Find out more at amesdowntown.org.


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.

Read with APL-Y

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Summer at the Library
Age Group:
Family
Program Details:

  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and read with an APL-Youth volunteer. Readers can practice their skills reading to a teen or older child. Pre-readers can en...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Children of all ages are invited to drop in and read with an APL-Youth volunteer. Readers can practice their skills reading to a teen or older child. Pre-readers can enjoy being read to.


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.

Family Storytime

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Family
Program Details:

  Children of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to this storytime to build listening, language, and literacy skills through music, movement, song and action rhymes...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:

 

Children of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to this storytime to build listening, language, and literacy skills through music, movement, song and action rhymes. Each week will feature a new theme.

 


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, July 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. 


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.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Health/Fitness, Summer at the Library
Age Group:
Family, Teens
Program Details:

  Having a full stomach of good food is important! Eat a free lunch weekdays this summer from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to all youth 1...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Health/Fitness, Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Having a full stomach of good food is important! Eat a free lunch weekdays this summer from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Library's Auditorium.


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.

Kids Summer Blast: Insects of Summer

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Arts/Crafts, Summer at the Library
Age Group:
Family
Program Details:

  Kids in 1st- 5th grade are invited to have a blast with the Library! This week's feature: INSECTS OF SUMMER Location: Library Auditorium Special guest Dr. Matt O...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Kids in 1st- 5th grade are invited to have a blast with the Library!

This week's feature: INSECTS OF SUMMER
Location: Library Auditorium


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.

Teen Videogames

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Teen Space at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Meetup
Age Group:
Teens
Program Details:

  Need a brain break? Teens are invited to hang out and play videogames in the Teen Space! A virtual reality system will be available to try out too.  

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:

 

Need a brain break? Teens are invited to hang out and play videogames in the Teen Space!

A virtual reality system will be available to try out too.

 


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, July 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 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.

Baby Time

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Meetup, Storytime
Age Group:
Family
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 fun and learning. Feel ...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup, Storytime
Program Details:

 


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.

Bedtime Stories

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Storytime Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Family
Program Details:

  Join us for a cozy version of our weekly Family Storytime. PJs optional!  

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:

 

Join us for a cozy version of our weekly Family Storytime. PJs optional!

 


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.

Storybook Science

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Special Event
Age Group:
Family
Program Details:

  Families are invited to get hands-on with a fun science activity for all ages!  

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:

 

Families are invited to get hands-on with a fun science activity for all ages!

 


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, July 26, 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 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.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Health/Fitness, Summer at the Library
Age Group:
Family, Teens
Program Details:

  Having a full stomach of good food is important! Eat a free lunch weekdays this summer from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to all youth 1...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Health/Fitness, Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Having a full stomach of good food is important! Eat a free lunch weekdays this summer from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Library's Auditorium.


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.

Parenting Circle

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:30pm
Teen Space at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Meetup
Age Group:
Family, Adults
Program Details:

  Parenting babies and toddlers is full of challenges. Join this welcoming community of families as we support each other and grow together through the early years of pre...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Family, Adults
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:

 

Parenting babies and toddlers is full of challenges. Join this welcoming community of families as we support each other and grow together through the early years of pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood. 


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.

Family Storytime

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Family
Program Details:

  Children of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to this storytime to build listening, language, and literacy skills through music, movement, song and action rhymes...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:

 

Children of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to this storytime to build listening, language, and literacy skills through music, movement, song and action rhymes. Each week will feature a new theme.

 


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, July 27, 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.

 


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, July 27, 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.

 


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.

Toddler Storytime

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Family
Program Details:

  Families with toddlers are invited for a storytime filled with music, stories, and fun! Mondays and Wednesdays are the same presentation.  

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:

 

Families with toddlers are invited for a storytime filled with music, stories, and fun! Mondays and Wednesdays are the same presentation.

 


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.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Health/Fitness, Summer at the Library
Age Group:
Family, Teens
Program Details:

  Having a full stomach of good food is important! Eat a free lunch weekdays this summer from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to all youth 1...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Health/Fitness, Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Having a full stomach of good food is important! Eat a free lunch weekdays this summer from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Library's Auditorium.


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, July 29, 2024 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Danfoss Room 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: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:

 


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.

Terrific Tuesdays: Cold-Blooded Redhead Reptile Zoo

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Presentation, Special Event, Summer at the Library
Age Group:
Family
Program Details:

  Terrific Tuesdays features performers from all over the Midwest in a variety of acts. Families of all ages are encouraged to come participate and watch these amazingly ...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Presentation, Special Event, Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Terrific Tuesdays features performers from all over the Midwest in a variety of acts. Families of all ages are encouraged to come participate and watch these amazingly talented artists and performers.


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.