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

Summer Reading Challenge

All Day 6/1 - 8/14
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
This year our summer reading challenge for all ages is designed to develop a reading habit and connect everyone to the world of ideas through the Ames Public Library. Read and complete challenges to earn virtual badges. See how many you c...


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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Check out this book discussion group exploring social and cultural topics through the lens of fiction and nonfiction. The goal is to encourage deep reflection and nuanced discussion about how the topics' impacts manifest and resonate in modern soci...


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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Join our panelists for a conversation and hear how menstruation ​connects to gender identity and race, learn about the different types of period products that exist, and discuss stigmas surrounding menstrual health. Participants can enter to win 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.

Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
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 "Adults" group.

Books @ Noon

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Share what you've read recently—fiction or nonfiction—and hear about what everyone else is reading. Books @ Noon is currently communicating via e-mail. To learn more or to join the group, e-mail webref@amespubliclibrary.org. ...


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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Pridefest 2020 Storytelling Project

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Ames Pridefest 2020 is ready to #StayInBeOut! The Pridefest 2020 Storytelling Project, in partnership with Ames Public Library, will create opportunities for local people to tell their stories during our Pridefest celebration. Stories will be shar...


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

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 42
Program Details:
Join us on Zoom to discuss classic short stories and essays recommended by the Great Books Foundation. Learn more about our discussion format at https://www.greatbooks.org/nonprofit-organization/what-is-shared-inquiry/. Call us at ...


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, talk about books by a selected author each month. Mystery Lovers Book Club is currently communicating via e-mail. To learn more or to join the group, e-mail webref@amespubliclibrary.org. ...


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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Mothering Circle

10:30am - 11:30am
Family, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Family, Adults
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
All mothers are invited to come together to connect, explore issues, deepen intuition, and share their parenting journeys. We will address the needs and concerns of each mother so she can find compassionate support and inspiration. ...


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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Check out this book discussion group exploring social and cultural topics through the lens of fiction and nonfiction. The goal is to encourage deep reflection and nuanced discussion about how the topics' impacts manifest and resonate in modern soci...


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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
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 "Adults" group.

028: Real Reads

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Details:
This month's title: Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History by Jeremy Brown 028 focuses on recently published, popular nonfiction on a variety of topics. Join us for an online discussion using Zoom. Plea...


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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Mothering Circle

10:30am - 11:30am
Family, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Family, Adults
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
All mothers are invited to come together to connect, explore issues, deepen intuition, and share their parenting journeys. We will address the needs and concerns of each mother so she can find compassionate support and inspiration. ...


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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mama Milk Meetup

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Family, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Family, Adults
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
All nursing moms and moms-to-be are invited to a breastfeeding café. Children are welcome! Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA), and Ames Loving Support. ...


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: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
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 "Adults" group.

Books @ Noon

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Share what you've read recently—fiction or nonfiction—and hear about what everyone else is reading. Books @ Noon is currently communicating via e-mail. To learn more or to join the group, e-mail webref@amespubliclibrary.org. ...


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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Pridefest 2020 Storytelling Project

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Ames Pridefest 2020 is ready to #StayInBeOut! The Pridefest 2020 Storytelling Project, in partnership with Ames Public Library, will create opportunities for local people to tell their stories during our Pridefest celebration. Stories will be shar...


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.

Conversations in Spanish

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
Native and non-native Spanish speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Spanish. ...


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: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Mystery readers, come talk about books by a selected author. Details coming soon! ...


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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Mothering Circle

10:30am - 11:30am
Family, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Family, Adults
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
All mothers are invited to come together to connect, explore issues, deepen intuition, and share their parenting journeys. We will address the needs and concerns of each mother so she can find compassionate support and inspiration. ...


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.

Conversations in ASL

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
Come converse in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Library! ASL is a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. All levels of sign language knowledge are...


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.

Apple Users Group

10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Meetup, Technology
Program Details:
Come to the Library to get support and improve your use of Apple technology—iPhone, iPad, and Mac specifically. Participants can bring questions or issues they have with using Apple devices. ...


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.

Conversations in Russian

10:00am - 11:00am
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
Native and non-native Russian speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Russian. ...


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.

Write in the Heart of Iowa

10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
Write in the Heart of Iowa is a community critique group dedicated to helping writers reach their goals. This drop-in writing group is open to writers of all genres. Bring up to 5 pages (double-spaced) of your manuscript, a pen, and be read...


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.

Conversations in French

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
Native and non-native French speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in French. ...


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

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
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 "Adults" group.

Conversations in Spanish

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
Native and non-native Spanish speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Spanish. ...


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.