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Summer Reading Challenge

All Day 6/1 - 8/24
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Ames Public Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
Do you love free stuff? Are you between the ages of 0 and 120? Then join our Summer Reading Challenge starting Tuesday, June 1!   Watch here for more information. ...


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.

Miss Juneteenth Film Talk

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie, Presentation
Program Details:
  Join us for a short lecture and a vibrant discussion around Miss Juneteenth. In this film, A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant. Before the event, participants ...


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 "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.

Books @ Noon

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Off Site
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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Pop-Up Book Sale

10:00am - 8:00pm
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
  Come out to our Pop Up Book Sale from 10am-8pm as part of Discover Downtown!   Presented by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. Proceeds are used to enhance Ames Public Library's collections, programs, and services. ...


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

Discover Downtown

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
  Stop by the Library from 5-8pm during the Discover Downtown event for a demonstration of Librarians' superpowers. We'll help you find your next favorite book! Watch for a Pop-Up Book Sale from 10am-8pm. Presented by Downtown Am...


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: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Black Arts and Music Festival
Program Details:
  Local artist Cameron Gray will host conversations with featured artists, diving into the beauty of Black creators and their creations. Each discussions will identify and explore how the featured artist defines themselves and their practic...


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

Author Event Kyle Lukoff

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing
Program Details:
  Kyle Lukoff: Virtual Visit at Dog-Eared Books Join us for a virtual visit with Stonewall Award-winning author Kyle Lukoff! Lukoff is the author of several books, including When Aidan Became a Brother and Too Bright to See, described as...


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: Foundations for One Community: The History of People of Color in Ames, Earliest Times to 1950 Presenter: Gloria Betcher, Associate Teaching Professor of English, Iowa State University  Join Ames History Museum and Ames Public...


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.

EcoChat: Watersheds

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Nature/Sustainability, Presentation
Program Details:
  The July EcoChat will focus on watersheds and water quality within the City of Ames and in Story County. Join us to learn more about why water quality matters, what you can do to improve water quality in your community, and what projects ...


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: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Mystery readers, come talk about books by a selected author. July: Laurie King August: Peter Robinson September: Cara Black October: William Kent Krueger November: Rex Stout December: Robert B. Parker (with Ace Atkins’ Spenser serie...


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: Danfoss 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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Sale

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Here's our schedule for the sale: Thursday, July 8: 5:30 - 8:30pm Admission $2 Free admission and early entry starting at 5:00pm for donors to t...


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: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Program Details:
028 focuses on recently published, popular nonfiction on a variety of topics. Participate in-person or on Zoom. Please register on this page. Titles: July – The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack August –...


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

Book Sale

9:00am - 6:00pm
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Here's our schedule for the sale: Thursday, July 8: 5:30 - 8:30pm Admission $2 Free admission and early entry starting at 5:00pm for donors to t...


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

Book Sale

9:00am - 6:00pm
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Here's our schedule for the sale: Thursday, July 8: 5:30 - 8:30pm Admission $2 Free admission and early entry starting at 5:00pm for donors to t...


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

Book Sale

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Here's our schedule for the sale: Thursday, July 8: 5:30 - 8:30pm Admission $2 Free admission and early entry starting at 5:00pm for donors to t...


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: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Come discuss classic short stories and essays recommended by the Great Books Foundation. Participate in-person or on Zoom. 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.

View from the Margins Book Discussion Group

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
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.

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 "Adults" group.

Nature Colors Your World

9:30am - 10:30am
Adults
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Nature/Sustainability
Program Details:
Take a socially distanced walking tour of TELC with Naturalist Beth Waage. Plants are part of many stories, and have stories to tell themselves. Join us to explore many of these stories of the plants at TELC.  For participants needing transporta...


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: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Black Arts and Music Festival
Program Details:
  Local artist Cameron Gray will host conversations with featured artists, diving into the beauty of Black creators and their creations. Each discussions will identify and explore how the featured artist defines themselves and their practic...


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: Off Site
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. Be prepared to give a brief description and your opinion about one or two books you've listened to or 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.