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Winter Reading Challenge

All Day 12/1 - 1/31
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Ames Public Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
  All ages can earn a prize by reading 30 days this winter! Pick up your reading log at the Library or Bookmobile, starting December 1 or sign up online at amespubliclibrary.beanstack.com. Want to print your own reading log? Download ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

Community Supply Drive

All Day 1/2 - 1/31
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Join Ames Public Library in a community supply drive to support ACCESS. In honor of MLK day and inspired by Dr. King’s acts of service, we encourage all who are able to bring donations to the Library lobby throughout the month of January....


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

Children's Book Sale

All Day 1/25 - 1/31
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
  Shop in Ames Public Library's Lobby for great deals on gently-used books for children of all ages (while supplies last). There will also be Downtown Dollar Days deals in Literary Grounds bookstore January 26-29.   Presented ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

Downtown Ames Dollar Days

All Day 1/26 - 1/29
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
  Stop by Literary Grounds in Ames Public Library's Lobby for Dollar Days deals on gently used books and more! Enjoy $1 off everything in the bookstore (except book bundles and items marked $1). Be sure to stop by our Children’s Book Sal...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

After School Adventures

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Class/Workshop, Presentation
Program Details:
Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join us at the library for a wide variety of activities!  Our activities could include art, science, games, and more!  We will provide a small snack. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Videogames

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
  Need a brain break? Teens are invited to hang out and play videogames in the Teen Space! A virtual reality system will be available to try out too.   ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

The Bridge Home

4:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with The Bridge Home to provide easy access to critical services. Staff from The Bridge Home will be available in the Library to assist individuals and families on the verge of—or experiencing—homelessnes...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Baby Time

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
  Bring your pre-walker to the Library for stories, songs, and baby sign language. Join with other caregivers and older siblings for 20 minutes of fun and learning. Feel free to bring a stuffed animal or doll for the older sibling to learn ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Get On Boards!

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
  Interested in making a difference in your community? Consider joining an Ames or Story County board or commission! In this panel presentation, hear from city and county board/commission members about why they chose to join, what their ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storybook Science

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Families are invited to get hands-on with a fun science activity for all ages!   ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

The Bridge Home

11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with The Bridge Home to provide easy access to critical services. Staff from The Bridge Home will be available in the Library to assist individuals and families on the verge of—or experiencing—homelessnes...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  This year's free International Friendship Fair offers a unique opportunity for community members and ISU international students to dispel stereotypes and gain a better intercultural understanding of one another. International volunteer...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Children of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to this storytime to build listening, language, and literacy skills through music, movement, song and action rhymes. The same presentation is given on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. &n...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in Russian. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86881463631?pwd=cmNS...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in French. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86881463631?pwd=cmNSd...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Natural Discoveries

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Nature/Sustainability, Special Event, Storytime
Program Details:
  Join ISU's Environmental Education Club for storytime, a craft, and fun activities based on a different ecological theme each month. Children of any age can come explore and learn more about our environment. This month's event will be ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

IowaWORKS at the Library

9:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with IowaWORKS to provide easy access to critical services in our community. Come by to speak with an IowaWORKS Career Planner for individualized, one-on-one career services. Career Planners can assist...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Families with toddlers are invited for a storytime filled with music, stories, and fun! Mondays and Wednesdays are the same presentation.   ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather for casual conversations in English. The focus of this group is to help English Language Learners gain confidence and fluency in a comfortable and fun setting. Library staff will pair native and non-native speakers and provide them...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

IowaWORKS at the Library

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with IowaWORKS to provide easy access to critical services in our community. Come by to speak with an IowaWORKS Career Planner for individualized, one-on-one career services. Career Planners can assist...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Children of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to this storytime to build listening, language, and literacy skills through music, movement, song and action rhymes. The same presentation is given on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. &n...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Kids Create

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Makerspace
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
  Drop in and enjoy this process-focused craft or activity meant for children and their grown-ups.   ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

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

The Bridge Home

11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Jonie & John Fitzsimmons Study Room - 1st Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with The Bridge Home to provide easy access to critical services in our community. Staff from The Bridge Home will be available in the Library to assist individuals and families on the verge of—or experie...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Baby Time

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
  Bring your pre-walker to the Library for stories, songs, and baby sign language. Join with other caregivers and older siblings for 20 minutes of fun and learning. Feel free to bring a stuffed animal or doll for the older sibling to learn ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.