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.

Ames District Trip

June 25, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Purpose of Meeting
Bi-weekly visits between students attending Woodward Academy and their families living in Ames or other surrounding communities....

Summer Lunches for Kids and Teens

June 25, 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.

Toddler Time

June 25, 2019
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join Dewey Bear and youth services staff in a sing-a-long with story and related early literacy activities perfect for toddlers, their families, and their friends. ...

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.

Baby Time

June 25, 2019
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Sing, sign, read, and play together. Join with other caregivers and their pre-walkers and older siblings for 20 minutes of conversation and play. Everyone will have fun meeting others and learning something new. ...

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.

Terrific Tuesdays

June 25, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Attend these exciting presentations on Tuesdays throughout the summer! Join us at the Library in the morning or at Sawyer Elementary School in the afternoon. This week's Terrific Tuesday is Magic through the Universe. David Casas, magician...

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.

Women and Drones

June 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Want to see the world from a different perspective? Join Wendy Erikson from Women and Drones as she explains and demonstrates the exciting world of drones. 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.

VCSC Board Meeting

June 25, 2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Purpose of Meeting
Monthly Board Meeting...

Willy Wonka’s ESCAPE ROOM CHALLENGE

June 25, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Team up and work cooperatively at this family friendly program as you try to escape from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The same challenge will be presented each time, so choose the date that works best for you: Tuesday, June 25, 6–8pm Wedn...

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.

ACAT poster making

June 25, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Purpose of Meeting
Making posters...

Conversations in Spanish

June 25, 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.

Toddler Time

June 26, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join Dewey Bear and youth services staff in a sing-a-long with story and related early literacy activities perfect for toddlers, their families, and their friends. ...

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.

Willy Wonka’s ESCAPE ROOM CHALLENGE

June 26, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Team up and work cooperatively at this family friendly program as you try to escape from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The same challenge will be presented each time, so choose the date that works best for you: Tuesday, June 25, 6–8pm Wedn...

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.

LSI Meeting

June 26, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room

Family Storytime

June 26, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Enjoy our fun-filled summer storytimes at the library. Each week features a different theme accompanied by songs and movement activities. Caregivers are encouraged to get in on the action, 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 bit.ly/APLprogram.

Baby Time

June 26, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Sing, sign, read, and play together. Join with other caregivers and their pre-walkers and older siblings for 20 minutes of conversation and play. Everyone will have fun meeting others and learning something new. ...

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.

Maker Morning

June 26, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Makerspace
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
Toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers are invited to drop in to the Youth Makerspace area for this laid-back experience of exploring and creating. 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.

Summer Lunches for Kids and Teens

June 26, 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.

Books @ Noon

June 26, 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.

Ames Historical Society Lecture

June 26, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Edie Hunter, graduate student in History at Iowa State University, will present "From Fair View to Parkview: The Battle to Save the Morris Farm from Involuntary Annexation." As the population of Ames exploded in the post-WWII period, the city stru...

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.

Dry Hole Club

June 26, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Purpose of Meeting
monthly club meeting...