Event List

Age Group
Age Group
Program Type
Room
Ongoing Events
Event Type
Event Type

Primary tabs

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

Bright Horizons Children's art Exhibit

All Day 6/1 - 6/30
Vestibule at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Arts/Crafts, Exhibit
Age Group:
Family, Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  Come see a display of decorative and engaging art created by children from local Bright Horizons daycare centers.  

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Vestibule
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Exhibit
Program Details:

 

Come see a display of decorative and engaging art created by children from local Bright Horizons daycare centers.

 


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.

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 "Family" group.

Destination Storytime @ the Park

Monday, June 17, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Off Site
Program Type:
Storytime, Summer at the Library
Age Group:
Family
Program Details:

  Join your Library friends for stories at a park near you! (Please note the Bookmobile will not be at this park.) This week: Country Gables Park (500 Crystal ...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime, Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Join your Library friends for stories at a park near you!

(Please note the Bookmobile will not be at this park.)

This week: Country Gables Park (500 Crystal Street, Ames)


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, June 17, 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, June 17, 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, June 17, 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 "Teens" group.

Teens and Vapes: Are Vapes Really Safe?

Monday, June 17, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Danfoss Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Class/Workshop, Presentation
Age Group:
Teens
Program Details:

  During this hour-long presentation we will be discussing the effects of vaping and common health conditions developing from vapes. Youth will learn the differences betw...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Presentation
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: Comedy Show with Will Stuck

Tuesday, June 18, 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.

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

The Bridge Home

Tuesday, June 18, 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 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

Tuesday, June 18, 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.

Terrific Tuesdays at Sawyer Elementary

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Presentation, Special Event, Summer at the Library
Age Group:
Family
Program Details:

  Join us for more fun with another presentation of today's Terrific Tuesdays at Sawyer Elementary School (4316 Ontario Street, Ames).   Terrific Tuesdays feat...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Presentation, Special Event, Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Join us for more fun with another presentation of today's Terrific Tuesdays at Sawyer Elementary School (4316 Ontario Street, Ames).

 


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

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:00pm
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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

International Community Meetup

Tuesday, June 18, 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, June 18, 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.

 


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.

Computer Classes

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
PEO Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Class/Workshop
Age Group:
Adults
Program Details:

  Learn the computer skills you're interested in! Computers are provided for all classes. You can guarantee your spot in a specific class by preregistering at the Library...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop
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.

Toddler Storytime

Wednesday, June 19, 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.

Baby Time

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Wednesday, June 19, 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.

ACCESS at the Library

Wednesday, June 19, 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:

 


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

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

FAFSA Ready Iowa Drop-in Event

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Rotary Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Class/Workshop
Age Group:
Family, Teens, Adults
Program Details:

Receive professional help filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during this drop-in session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own computer, but a l...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop
Program Details:

Receive professional help filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during this drop-in session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own computer, but a limited number of laptops will be provided for use. 


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, June 20, 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, June 20, 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, June 20, 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.