Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Room
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
All ages are invited to read and complete activities to earn free prizes! Sign up at amespubliclibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a reading log at the Library or Bookmobile! 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.

Wearable Art Exhibit

All Day8/14 - 8/24
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Gallery
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Exhibit
Program Details:
Come see how teams of students from ISU's College of Design created marvelous works of wearable art which explore human interaction, analyze materials, and test various fabrication processes. Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Io...


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.

AEA Starlab

August 18, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Signup from 2-3pm Showings start at 2pm, 30 minute increments Celebrate the end of summer with a look at the stars in the STARLAB.  This portable planetarium offers a look at the night sky and the changing motions of the sun, moon, planets 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.

Author Event: Mary Howard

August 18, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing
Program Details:
Author and Ames native Mary Howard will read from her latest novel Whiteout, talk about her inspiration and the evolution of the story, and answer questions. Howard co-produces Community Bookshelf on KHOI Community Radio. Books will be available 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 bit.ly/APLprogram.

Summer Lunches for Kids and Teens

August 19, 2019
11:30am - 12:15pm
Family, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Take this opportunity to share a meal together. Lunch is free to all youth 18 years and younger; Meals for adults are $3.50. (Sorry, no baby formula is available.) ...


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.

Conversations in English

August 19, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
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.

Best Start Breastfeeding & Next Step Pumping Class

August 19, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Family, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Family, Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop
Program Details:
Join us for a free two-part prenatal class on breastfeeding and pumping presented by the Ames Loving Support Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. Come to one or both parts. Support persons are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to AmesBreastfeedingHelp@yaho...


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.

Summer Lunches for Kids and Teens

August 20, 2019
11:30am - 12:15pm
Family, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Take this opportunity to share a meal together. Lunch is free to all youth 18 years and younger; Meals for adults are $3.50. (Sorry, no baby formula is available.) ...


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.

Art Club

August 20, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Meetup
Program Details:
Discuss art, artists, and creativity. This is a great opportunity to share your work and get some suggestions and gentle critiques. Feel free to bring an art project to work on (using non-messy 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.

Conversations in Spanish

August 20, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
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.

Summer Lunches for Kids and Teens

August 21, 2019
11:30am - 12:15pm
Family, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Take this opportunity to share a meal together. Lunch is free to all youth 18 years and younger; Meals for adults are $3.50. (Sorry, no baby formula is available.) ...


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.

Inkspots

August 21, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
Inkspots is a writers’ group that meets monthly to discuss and gently critique members’ writing. This is an opportunity to get good feedback and hone your skills while enjoying friendly camaraderie of others who enjoy writing. Submissions are due ...


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.

Summer Lunches for Kids and Teens

August 22, 2019
11:30am - 12:15pm
Family, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Take this opportunity to share a meal together. Lunch is free to all youth 18 years and younger; Meals for adults are $3.50. (Sorry, no baby formula is available.) ...


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.

Pub Fiction (Volume III) - Event Registration and Check In

August 22, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
The most literary pub crawl in Ames is back! Dress like your favorite literary character and visit participating downtown Ames drinking establishments, all with different themes and exclusive drink specials for participants! ("Plain clothes" chara...


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.

Apple Users Group

August 23, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Meetup, Technology
Program Details:
The purpose of the group is to support and improve participants' 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.

Dance Party Reading Celebration

August 23, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Family, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Wrap up the summer and dance with us at this special event held just for those who complete the Summer Reading Program. Enjoy some fun music from our DJ and pizza and other tasty refreshments! Invitation required! Earn your invitation by completin...


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.

Cultural Diversity of India: Traditional Clothing and Food

August 24, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Members of India Cultural Association of Central Iowa will share the diversity of traditional clothing and food from many different regions of India. Participants will have the chance to try out some clothing and sample traditional food. Provided ...


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.

Crochet & Knitting Group

August 24, 2019
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:
Come craft at the Library! All ages are invited to hang out with other crafters to knit and crochet. 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.

Play Games Ames

August 24, 2019
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.

Tabletop RPG

August 24, 2019
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 chara...


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.

Conversations in Russian

August 24, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Conversations in French

August 24, 2019
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.

A Taste of Genealogy

August 25, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Special Event
Program Details:
Drop in for a special event all about genealogy! Visit fascinating exhibits, meet experts, and find resources to help you on your own genealogy projects. There will be family-friendly activities, too! Provided in partnership with Ames Public Libra...


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.

Conversations in English

August 26, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
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.

Movie Night: Milk

August 26, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Movie
Program Details:
Join us for a free showing of the film Milk. Based on the inspiring true story of the first openly gay man elected to major public office, this compelling film follows Milk’s powerful journey to inspire hope for equal rights during one of the leas...


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.

Conversations in Spanish

August 27, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
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.

Books @ Noon

August 28, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
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.