Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
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Summer Lunches for Kids and Teens

August 22, 2019
11:30am - 12:15pm
Family, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Take this opportunity to share a meal together. Lunch is free to all youth 18 years and younger; Meals for adults are $3.50. (Sorry, no baby formula is available.) ...


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.

Dance Party Reading Celebration

August 23, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Family, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Wrap up the summer and dance with us at this special event held just for those who complete the Summer Reading Program. Enjoy some fun music from our DJ and pizza and other tasty refreshments! Invitation required! Earn your invitation by completin...


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.

Ames Pridefest: Logistics of Care

September 7, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Ames Pridefest presents Logistics of Care: Accessing Mental and Primary Health Care as a Trans or Non-Binary Person Kelsi Kennison and Dr. Larson Ode will answer common questions (“What should I expect if I start taking hormones? How do I get...


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.

Ames Pridefest: Iowa Safe Schools

September 7, 2019
11:00am - 12:15pm
All Ages, Family, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: All Ages, Family, Teens
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Ames Pridefest presents Iowa Safe Schools: Youth Activism 101 Don’t have a GSA? Start one! Already have one? Learn how to engage in meaningful student activism with Iowa Safe Schools. Join this session for conversations on understanding 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.

Ames Pridefest: Outdoor Festival

September 7, 2019
11:00am - 8:00pm
All Ages, Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages, Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
This year's Pridefest will feature a wide variety of vendors and live entertainment from 2 until 8pm! Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Ames Pride. See more Ames Pridefest events. >> ...


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.

Ames Pridefest: "Pride So White"

September 7, 2019
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Special Event
Program Details:
Ames Pridefest presents "Pride So White:" A Space for QTPOC Queer and trans people of color, this is your chance to tell the mostly white Ames Pride Board of Directors what it could be doing (and what it’s NOT doing) to support local queer co...


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.

Ames Pridefest: Qids Chill Out Room

September 7, 2019
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Family, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Special Event
Program Details:
Ames Pridefest presents Qids Chill Out Room: Games & Youth Gallery Walk Hang out with other queer kids (qids!) and allies, play board games, eat snacks, and let us know how Ames can better serve local qids. Provided in partnership with...


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.

MAMF/Pridefest: Author Mason Deaver

September 7, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing
Program Details:
Meet Mason Deaver, the #ownvoices author of I Wish You All the Best, a Young Adult book about a non-binary teen finding love, acceptance, and family when they’re forced from their home after coming out to their parents. Mason will talk a...


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.

Ames Pridefest: Qid Afterparty Dance

September 7, 2019
8:15pm - 10:15pm
Family, Teens
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Not ready for the party to end? Middle and high schoolers are invited to join us at a post-Pridefest dance party, featuring a youth drag performance at Ames United Church of Christ! Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Ames Pride, and...


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.

Teen Writers’ Workshop

September 8, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
6th-12th graders, join author David Zimmerman for writing exercises designed to finesse your creative writing skills.  Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and En...


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.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

September 21, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
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. There’s free pizza, too! 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.

Ames Community Institute

October 3, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
All Ages, Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages, Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special 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.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

October 5, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
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. There’s free pizza, too! 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.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

October 19, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
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. There’s free pizza, too! 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.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

November 2, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
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. There’s free pizza, too! 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.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

November 16, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
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. There’s free pizza, too! 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.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

December 7, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
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. There’s free pizza, too! 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.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

December 21, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
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. There’s free pizza, too! 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.

Copy of Teen Writers’ Workshop

January 12, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
6th-12th graders, join author David Zimmerman for writing exercises designed to finesse your creative writing skills.  Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and En...


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.

Copy of Teen Writers’ Workshop

February 9, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
6th-12th graders, join author David Zimmerman for writing exercises designed to finesse your creative writing skills.  Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and En...


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.

Teen Writers’ Workshop

March 8, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
6th-12th graders, join author David Zimmerman for writing exercises designed to finesse your creative writing skills.  Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and En...


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.

Teen Writers’ Workshop

April 12, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
6th-12th graders, join author David Zimmerman for writing exercises designed to finesse your creative writing skills.  Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and En...


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.

Copy of Teen Writers’ Workshop

May 10, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
6th-12th graders, join author David Zimmerman for writing exercises designed to finesse your creative writing skills.  Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and En...


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.

Teen Writers’ Workshop

May 10, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
6th-12th graders, join author David Zimmerman for writing exercises designed to finesse your creative writing skills.  Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and En...


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.