Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Room

Activity Afternoons

July 11, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Makerspace
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Class/Workshop
Program Details:
Upper elementary kids are invited to a “maker experience” each week. Whether sewing on buttons, embroidering, drawing and coloring for mindfulness, printmaking, or coding, those in attendance will have a fun time while learning science, math, art, 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 bit.ly/APLprogram.

Summer Learning Day

July 11, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event, Storytime
Program Details:
Join our community in celebrating the importance of reading throughout the summer! This event includes use of the pools, while community members present special storytimes at the aquatic center! Free pool tickets are limited - ask at the Youth Servic...

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

July 11, 2019
6:00pm - 6:30pm
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.

Ames Fiber Arts

July 11, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Purpose of Meeting
Social evening with like-minded people to knit, crochet, spin etc....

Milk & Book-ies

July 11, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Travel the universe with Dewey Bear and pretend to land on the moon; while there we will enjoy stories, songs, fun STEAM activities, and milk and cookies. 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.

028: Real Reads

July 11, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
028 focuses on recently published, popular nonfiction on a variety of topics. This month, we'll talk about Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. 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.

YA Book Club After Hours

July 11, 2019
8:45pm - 10:15pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Snuggle up with some hot chocolate and pizza at this afterhours book club for high school readers interested in adult fiction. Pick up your own copy of June’s book at the Youth Desk, and don’t forget to BYOB (bring your own blanket)! June: Good...

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

July 12, 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.

Apple Users Group

July 12, 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.

Family Storytime

July 12, 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.

Maker Morning

July 12, 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

July 12, 2019
11:30am - 12:15pm
Family, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
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.

Movie Afternoons

July 12, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Movie
Program Details:
Enjoy popcorn and a movie in air-conditioned comfort. This week, we'll watch the original Mary Poppins. Julie Andrews made her Oscar-winning film debut as the "practically perfect" Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who enlightens the lives of every...

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.

Story County 4-H Art Fair Exhibit

July 13, 2019
9:00am - 6:00pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Exhibit
Program Details:
Enjoy a sneak peek, prior to the Story County Fair, of the art created by our local 4-H youth at this special exhibit. ...

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

July 13, 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.

Science Saturdays

July 13, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Presentation
Program Details:
Experience and explore the universe through science, math, and fun hands-on activities. This week's topic is Cultures: A Trip Around Our World. 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.

Vagrant Fear Auditions

July 13, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Purpose of Meeting
Open to public auditions for upcoming theater production...
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Purpose of Meeting
Focal Theatre Lab's July 2019 New Script Series will feature three brand new plays by local playwrights! There will be a staged reading of each play, followed by a talkback with the writers, Olivia Griffith, Emily Heckle, and Sam Rude. Join us for ...

Tween Roleplaying Club

July 13, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
2nd-6th graders are invited to play a tween-friendly version of Dungeons and Dragons at the Library. If you are new to the group, please come 30 minutes earlier to create you character. ...

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

July 13, 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

July 13, 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.

Story County 4-H Art Fair Exhibit

July 14, 2019
9:00am - 6:00pm
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages, Family
Program Type: Exhibit
Program Details:
Enjoy a sneak peek, prior to the Story County Fair, of the art created by our local 4-H youth at this special exhibit. ...

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.

I Toast

July 14, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Purpose of Meeting
Educational...

Teen Writers’ Workshop

July 14, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
6th-12th graders, join author David Zimmerman for writing exercises designed to finesse your creative writing skills.  Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and En...

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.