Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Room

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.

Play Games Ames

August 24, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
Play Games Ames is a fun and social environment for people to interact with others in the Ames community through friendly competition. Experienced board-gamers will be on hand to teach you how to play a wide variety of games that people of all ages...


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.

Tabletop RPG

August 24, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
All ages are invited to join a Mouse Guard Role Playing Game.  In this game, players are part of an elite squad of patrol mice who protect and assist their fellow mice. Players will actively help to create a unique story involving their chara...


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.

The Mothering Circle

September 5, 2019
9:15am - 10:15am
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.

STEM for Homeschoolers

September 5, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Meetup
Program Details:
Ames Public Library and ISU Extension & Outreach are teaming up to bring you a school year of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)! This event is perfect for homeschool families. Activities are geared for K-5 students, but all ages...


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.

The Mothering Circle

September 5, 2019
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.

Ames Pridefest: "Playing Dress Up"

September 7, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Ames Pridefest presents "Playing Dress Up:" Caregivers Panel “Is my child trans or are they playing dress up?” “My kid came out. Now what?” Hear personal stories of how family or other support networks of youth with diverse sexual and gender ident...


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: 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.

Ames Pridefest: Pride Storytime & Dance Party

September 7, 2019
1:00pm - 1:45pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Ames Pridefest presents Pride Storytime & Dance Party Put on your best dress or favorite costume and join us for a pride storytime and dance party hosted by Chicago drag king Mick D! Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library 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.

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.

Toddler Time

September 9, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join Dewey Bear and youth services staff in a sing-a-long with story and related early literacy activities perfect for toddlers, their families, and their friends. ...


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.

Toddler Time

September 10, 2019
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join Dewey Bear and youth services staff in a sing-a-long with story and related early literacy activities perfect for toddlers, their families, and their friends. ...


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.

Baby Time

September 10, 2019
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Sing, sign, read, and play together. Join with other caregivers and their pre-walkers and older siblings for 20 minutes of conversation and play. Everyone will have fun meeting others and learning something new. ...


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.

Celebrate Literacy with Smyles and Cy

September 10, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Special Event, Storytime
Program Details:
All ages are invited to a special literacy event before ISU's volleyball game on September 10! Join Ames Public Library staff at Hilton Coliseum between 5:30 and 6:30pm for fun, family-friendly activities. Smyles (the big blue Library dog) ...


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.

Toddler Time

September 11, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join Dewey Bear and youth services staff in a sing-a-long with story and related early literacy activities perfect for toddlers, their families, and their friends. ...


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.

Family Storytime

September 11, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Enjoy our fun-filled summer storytimes at the library. Each week features a different theme accompanied by songs and movement activities. Caregivers are encouraged to get in on the action, too! ...


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.

Baby Time

September 11, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Sing, sign, read, and play together. Join with other caregivers and their pre-walkers and older siblings for 20 minutes of conversation and play. Everyone will have fun meeting others and learning something new. ...


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.

Maker Morning

September 11, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Makerspace
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
Toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers are invited to drop in to the Youth Makerspace area for this laid-back experience of exploring and creating. We supply the materials.   ...


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.

Family Storytime

September 12, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Enjoy our fun-filled summer storytimes at the library. Each week features a different theme accompanied by songs and movement activities. Caregivers are encouraged to get in on the action, too! ...


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.

Maker Morning

September 12, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Makerspace
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
Toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers are invited to drop in to the Youth Makerspace area for this laid-back experience of exploring and creating. We supply the materials.   ...


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.

Baby Time

September 12, 2019
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Sing, sign, read, and play together. Join with other caregivers and their pre-walkers and older siblings for 20 minutes of conversation and play. Everyone will have fun meeting others and learning something new. ...


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.

Milk & Book-ies

September 12, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Dewey Bear and library staff will share stories, songs, fun STEAM activities for you to enjoy and of course some milk and cookies.   ...


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.

Toddler Time

September 13, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join Dewey Bear and youth services staff in a sing-a-long with story and related early literacy activities perfect for toddlers, their families, and their friends. ...


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.

Family Storytime

September 13, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Enjoy our fun-filled summer storytimes at the library. Each week features a different theme accompanied by songs and movement activities. Caregivers are encouraged to get in on the action, too! ...


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.