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Winter Reading Challenge

All Day12/26 - 1/31
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
All ages are invited to sign up at the Library, Bookmobile, or online at amespubliclibrary.beanstack.org. 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.

Family Storytime

January 23, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Family
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

January 23, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Family
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 "Family" group.

Baby Time

January 23, 2020
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Family
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.

Milk & Book-ies

January 23, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Stop in for a fun story, songs, and STEM activities along with 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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

How to Be an Antiracist

January 23, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Keynote speaker -- Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Stop into this free event presented by Iowa State University's Lectures Program and supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation: Join us for our celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. ...


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.

Sensory Storytime

January 24, 2020
9:15am - 10:00am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Families are invited to a special sensory storytime for all children, but especially welcoming to those with autism or other sensory processing disorders. Expectations and activities will be shared at the beginning to help guide the child and ca...


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

January 24, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
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.

Apple Users Group

January 24, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Meetup, Technology
Program Details:
Come to the Library to get support and improve your use of Apple technology—iPhone, iPad, and Mac specifically. Participants can bring questions or issues they have with using Apple devices. ...


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

January 24, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Family
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

January 24, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Family
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 "Family" group.

Sensory Storytime

January 24, 2020
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Families are invited to a special sensory storytime for all children, but especially welcoming to those with autism or other sensory processing disorders. Expectations and activities will be shared at the beginning to help guide the child and ca...


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 Russian

January 25, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
Native and non-native Russian speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Russian. ...


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 "All Ages" group.

Crochet & Knitting Group

January 25, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Meetup
Program Details:
All ages are invited to come hang out and knit or crochet. Please bring your own 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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Saturday Play Date: Read with Me

January 25, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
Join other children and their adult caregivers and play with us as we learn through books, songs, crafts, and games! Come enjoy some fun stories and boost your reading 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 bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Play Games Ames

January 25, 2020
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.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Tabletop RPG

January 25, 2020
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 cha...


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 French

January 25, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
Native and non-native French speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in French. ...


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.

Yule Ball

January 25, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Wizards and muggles of all ages are invited to enjoy music, dancing, snacks, and activities with a Harry Potter theme. Costumes are encouraged. There will be a costume contest with prizes at 7:30pm. Music provided by DNA Music Entertainment. ...


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 Yule Ball

January 25, 2020
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Teen wizards and muggles are invited to a special teens only Harry Potter themed party. Come enjoy music, dancing, snacks, and activities. Costumes are encouraged. Music provided by DNA Music Entertainment. Supported by the Ame...


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.

U.S. Census 2020 Job Recruitment Application Session

January 26, 2020
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
Want to earn extra income while helping our community? The results of the 2020 Census will help determine our city and state’s representation in congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. The U.S. Cen...


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

January 27, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
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

January 27, 2020
11:30am - 12:30pm
Adults
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.

University Museums: Go Beyond the Glass

January 27, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Topic -- Growing a Collection – The New Met Chandeliers and the Glass Collection Presenter -- University Museums Associate Curator Adrienne Gennett Only two public buildings in the country have Met Chandeliers on display and one of ...


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

January 28, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Family
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.

Baby Time

January 28, 2020
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Family
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

January 28, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adults
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.