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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.

Travel Sparq Pre-Trip Classes

Monday, June 24, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
PEO Room at Ames Public Library
Purpose of Meeting:

This is a pre-trip meeting for our Pacuare Sea Turtle Program to prepare our students for the upcoming trip to Costa Rica. We will teach them about cultural norms and set expectati...

This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Purpose of Meeting

This is a pre-trip meeting for our Pacuare Sea Turtle Program to prepare our students for the upcoming trip to Costa Rica. We will teach them about cultural norms and set expectations along with getting to know each other.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Terrific Tuesdays: The Jolly Pops Concert

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Concert, 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: Concert, 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.

Swift Youth Writers Workshop

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Rotary Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Author/Writing, Class/Workshop
Age Group:
Teens
Program Details:

  Teens in 8th - 12th grade are invited to escape into creative writing and connect with other teen writers. Regardless of your genre, for five days writers will come tog...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author/Writing, 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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Bridge Home

Tuesday, June 25, 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 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.

Terrific Tuesdays at Sawyer Elementary

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Concert, 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: Concert, 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.

Keesler Meeting

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Study Room #3 - 2nd Floor at Ames Public Library
Purpose of Meeting:

Meetings

This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Study Room #3 - 2nd Floor
Purpose of Meeting

Meetings

This event is in the "Family" group.

Baby Time

Tuesday, June 25, 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.

Video Training

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Nancy Divine Study Room - 1st Floor at Ames Public Library
Purpose of Meeting:

Video Training for a Certification Thank you! Jean

This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Nancy Divine Study Room - 1st Floor
Purpose of Meeting

Video Training for a Certification

Thank you!

Jean

raising Readers zoom

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Study Room #3 - 2nd Floor at Ames Public Library
Purpose of Meeting:

board zoom

This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Study Room #3 - 2nd Floor
Purpose of Meeting

board zoom

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Movie: "The Princess Bride"

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Teen Space at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Movie
Age Group:
Teens
Program Details:

  Stop into the Teen Space for a movie or two during this summer with some snacks! Tuesday, June 25: The Princess Bride (1987, MPAA Rating PG, 1h 38m) Tuesda...

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

 

Stop into the Teen Space for a movie or two during this summer with some snacks!


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.

SCCAN Focus Groups

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Danfoss Room at Ames Public Library
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room

SCCAN Focus Groups

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
PEO Room at Ames Public Library
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room

SCCAN Focus Groups

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Rotary Room at Ames Public Library
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Happy Houseplanting

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Nature/Sustainability, Presentation
Age Group:
Family, Teens, Adults
Program Details:

  Get ready for a plant-tastic adventure for all ages! Whether you're just starting out with houseplants, or you've been nurturing green pals for years, join us for a ...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Nature/Sustainability, Presentation
Program Details:

 

Get ready for a plant-tastic adventure 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 "Adults" group.

Conversation Circles: Spanish

Tuesday, June 25, 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.

Samantha Moose

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 9:00am - 10:30am
Nancy Divine Study Room - 1st Floor at Ames Public Library
Purpose of Meeting:

Tutoring

This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Nancy Divine Study Room - 1st Floor
Purpose of Meeting

Tutoring

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Computer Classes

Wednesday, June 26, 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 "Adults" group.

Genealogy Help

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Danfoss 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: Danfoss 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.


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.

Swift Youth Writers Workshop

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Rotary Room at Ames Public Library
Program Type:
Author/Writing, Class/Workshop
Age Group:
Teens
Program Details:

  Teens in 8th - 12th grade are invited to escape into creative writing and connect with other teen writers. Regardless of your genre, for five days writers will come tog...

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author/Writing, 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.

WCTT Videoconference

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Study Room #3 - 2nd Floor at Ames Public Library
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Study Room #3 - 2nd Floor