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This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Step Into Storybooks StoryWalk®

All Day 12/4 - 1/31
All Ages
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Take a walk through downtown Ames and discover The Napping House by Audrey Wood! Enlarged pages from this beloved picture book will be displayed in windows on Main Street for all ages to read and enjoy. Storybook Route   Prese...


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.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Winter Reading Challenge

All Day 12/15 - 2/14
All Ages
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
All ages are invited to get cozy with a good book this season with Ames Public Library's Winter Reading Challenge. Print this sheet -OR- go to amespubliclibrary.beanstack.org to track your progress. All logs must be completed and priz...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books 1

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Discuss classic short stories and essays recommended by the Great Books Foundation. Registration is full for Great Books 1. Call (515) 239-5646 ext. 4 to learn more. 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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

MLK Day Celebration

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Join us for a virtual MLK Celebration to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85251378875 Or Telephone: 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 ...


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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storytime Online

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.   ...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Plus

10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 172
Program Details:
  Topic: Ancestry and DNA Testing Speakers: Pete Peterson & Kathy Jones Should you get your DNA tested, and what should you expect? Find out what DNA looks like and why everyone is different. We’ll explore how your DNA results help wi...


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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Kids' Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Elementary-age kids are invited to the Library's new online book club! Hang out on Zoom, talk about what you've been reading, and have fun with a new activity each month. Zoom link will be posted here shortly before the event. ...


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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Boards/Government, Meetup
Program Details:
Help plan exciting library events for teens, share what you’re reading, and make new friends.  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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
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 program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storytime Online

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.   ...


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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storytime Online

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.   ...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ames History Museum Lecture Series

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Topic: Prohibition in Iowa Presenter: Linda McCann, author & Iowa history researcher Join Ames History Museum and Ames Public Library for a series of online lectures. Prohibition was the period of time when it was illegal to manufac...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Books @ Noon

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Books @ Noon is currently an e-mail book group. E-mail webref@amespubliclibrary.org.org to join. Share what you've read recently—fiction or nonfiction—and hear about what everyone else is reading. Be prepared to give a brief description and your...


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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storytime Online

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.   ...


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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Play Together: Music and Movement

11:00am - 12:00pm
Family
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Details:
Play, dance, and sing together on Zoom! Families with young children are invited to register for our new online play dates featuring music and movement. Registration required. Space is limited, so sign up early! Registrants will receive a fre...


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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storytime Online

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.   ...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Lovers Book Club

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Mystery readers, come talk about books by a selected author. February 2021: James Rollins March 2021: Ruth Rendell ...


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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storytime Online

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.   ...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books 2

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Details:
Come discuss classic short stories and essays recommended by the Great Books Foundation. Call (515) 239-5646 ext. 4 to register or learn more. 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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Play Together: Music and Movement

11:00am - 12:00pm
Family
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Details:
Play, dance, and sing together on Zoom! Families with young children are invited to register for our new online play dates featuring music and movement. Registration required. Space is limited, so sign up early! Registrants will receive a fre...


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.