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Ames Public Library will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17 through May 15 for the safety of our visitors, staff, and community. During this time, please take advantage of our e-books and other online resources. Please keep all materials you cur...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Author Event: Marjorie J. Spruill

April 5, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hard Won. Not Done., Presentation
Program Details:
Book -- Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics Presenter -- Marjorie J. Spruill Join us for an afternoon with author Marjorie J. Spruill. A historian, Spruill is well...


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

April 5, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
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 "Family" group.

Toddler Time

April 6, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for 20-25 minutes of music and a book, while building early literacy skills perfect for toddlers and their families. ...


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 English

April 6, 2020
11:30am - 12:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
Native and non-native English speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in English. ...


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.

Writing Center

April 6, 2020
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
Stop by the Library on Mondays in April for free consultations with staff from the Iowa State University Writing Center. Get expert help with job documents, creative writing, or any other form of communication (written, oral, visual, o...


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: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing, Hard Won. Not Done., History/Genealogy
Program Details:
Presenter -- Marjorie J. Spruill, author and historian Offsite Location -- Pioneer Room, Iowa State University Memorial Union Stop into this free event presented by Iowa State University's Lectures Program and 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.

"Turning Limitations into Opportunities" ISU Lecture

April 6, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Presenter -- Ali Stroker, Iowa State University Theatre’s HERoic season keynote Offsite Location -- Great Hall, Iowa State University Memorial Union Stop into this free event presented by Iowa State University's Lectures ...


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.

Psychology in Everyday Life

April 6, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Topic -- Mental Health and Well-being Explore some basic psychological principles that you can apply to everyday life in this lecture series. Iowa State University graduate students in psychology will discuss factors that have been shown to 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 "Family" group.

Storytime on Facebook Live

April 7, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook Live Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am!   www.facebook.com/AmesPublicLibrary ...


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.

Computer Basics: Microsoft Word

April 7, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Technology
Program Details:
Drop into any of our computer classes! Computers are provided for all classes. You can guarantee your spot in a specific class by preregistering at the Library’s Adult Services Desk or by calling (515) 239-5646 ext. 4. April 7: Micros...


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.

Toddler Time

April 7, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Family
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for 20-25 minutes of music and a book, while building early literacy skills perfect for toddlers and their families. ...


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.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

April 7, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop
Program Details:
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program offered through Story County Extension & Outreach designed to provide the tools you need to take care of yourself while caring for an adult with chronic conditions. Feeling stretch...


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.

Baby Time

April 7, 2020
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Family
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Bring your prewalker for books, songs, baby sign language, and more. Join with other caregivers and their pre-walkers and older siblings for 20 minutes of conversation and play. Caregivers and babies are invited to stay after the ...


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 English

April 7, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
Native and non-native English speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in English. ...


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

April 7, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
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.

State Library Conference

April 8, 2020
9:30am - 3:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop


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.

Toddler Time

April 8, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for 20-25 minutes of music and a book, while building early literacy skills perfect for toddlers and their families. ...


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.

Family Storytime

April 8, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Family
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Children of all ages are invited to this interactive program to build listening, language, and literacy skills. Families are welcome to stop into Maker Morning right after Family Storytime for a fun craft activity. ...


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.

Baby Time

April 8, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Family
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Bring your prewalker for books, songs, baby sign language, and more. Join with other caregivers and their pre-walkers and older siblings for 20 minutes of conversation and play. Caregivers and babies are invited to stay after the ...


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.

Maker Morning

April 8, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Family
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Makerspace
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
Drop in to this process-focused craft activity for preschoolers and their caregivers. We supply the materials. 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 "Teens" group.

Teen Slime of the Month

April 8, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Teens
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
Teens, come make a different slime each month! This April, we'll be making Fluffy Slime. ...


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.

Family Storytime

April 9, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Family
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Children of all ages are invited to this interactive program to build listening, language, and literacy skills. Families are welcome to stop into Maker Morning right after Family Storytime for a fun craft activity. ...


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.

Maker Morning

April 9, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Family
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Makerspace
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
Drop in to this process-focused craft activity for preschoolers and their caregivers. We supply the materials. 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.

APL Friends Foundation Board Meeting

April 9, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO 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.

Library Strategic Planning Open House

April 9, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Let your voice be heard! We are in the process of planning the future of Ames Public Library and we need your input. Drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 pm on April 9, share feedback with library staff, and have an impact on the future of 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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Baby Time

April 9, 2020
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Family
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Bring your prewalker for books, songs, baby sign language, and more. Join with other caregivers and their pre-walkers and older siblings for 20 minutes of conversation and play. Caregivers and babies are invited to stay after the ...


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.