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"Out" Art Exhibit

All Day 9/6 - 9/30
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Vestibule
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is one of several Downtown Ames locations hosting artwork for Out, an art exhibit created by the Octagon Center for the Arts featuring local LGBTQIA+ artists. Visit the Library's Entryway to see one of the featured wor...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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:
  Preschool-age children and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities while building early literacy skills.   ...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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, Storytime
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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Computer Classes

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Technology
Program Details:
  Learn the computer skills you're interested in! 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 extension 4. Ou...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
Create your own hero and join the all-new campaign, in person at the library! The Fall campaign will run for 6 sessions (September 20th- October 25th) on Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm with food provided at each session.  New & experienced players ...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 Spanish. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84042020863?pwd=U2F2...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Help Session

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
  Run into a brick wall? Not sure where to start researching your roots? Stop by this monthly meetup of local genealogists to get help with research, software and writing your family story.   Provided in partner...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Baby Time

11:00am - 11:30am
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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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

LSI at the Library

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Jonie & John Fitzsimmons Study Room - 1st Floor
Age Group: Family, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with Lutheran Service in Iowa (LSI) to provide families with easy access to critical services in our community.  Staff from LSI will be available in the Library to assist individuals and 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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Family, Adults
Program Type: Meetup, Special Event
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with Lutheran Service in Iowa (LSI) to provide families with easy access to critical services in our community. Staff from LSI will be available in the Library to assist individuals and families with f...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Presentation, Special Event
Program Details:
  Join the League of Women Voters of Ames & Story County for a panel discussion about the decline in local media and its impact on our community and—ultimately—our democracy.  Representatives from local radio and print media, an...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 German. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81487664819?pwd=cWlHW...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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:
  Preschool-age children and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities while building early literacy skills.   ...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

After School Adventures

3:30pm - 4:15pm
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 the Library for a wide variety of fun activities after school on Thursdays! Our activities could include art, science, games, and more! We will also provide a small snack. ...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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, stay cool, and play videogames on our big screen! 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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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 program proposals via our website at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.