Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Room

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.

View from the Margins Book Discussion Group

July 14, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Try out our new book discussion group exploring social and cultural topics through the lens of fiction and nonfiction. The goal is to encourage deep reflection and nuanced discussion about how the topics' impacts manifest and resonate in modern socie...

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 15, 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.

Bookmobile in the Park

July 15, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Family
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Meet Library staff and the Bookmobile at the park! Drop in each week this summer for reading, dancing, singing, and other activities at Ames' parks. Some weeks Ames Police may surprise us with donuts! June 10 Ada Hayden Heritage Park (5205 Gr...

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 15, 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

July 15, 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.

Troop 230 Class

July 15, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Purpose of Meeting
Merit Badge Class for approximately 10 Scouts...

AWA Board Meeting

July 15, 2019
6:00pm - 8:15pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Purpose of Meeting
Monthly board meeting...
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Program Details:
This film follows activist Ken Ward for a year and a half as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. After pushing for a crisis level response from inside environmental organiza...

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

July 16, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
All Ages, Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
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 Fellows Elementary School in the afternoon. This week's Terrific Tuesday is a Circus Variety Show. Circus performer Martika ...

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 16, 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

July 16, 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.

Art Club

July 16, 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.

Baby Time

July 16, 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

July 16, 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 Fellows Elementary School in the afternoon. This week's Terrific Tuesday is a Circus Variety Show. Circus performer Martika ...

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.

Learning with an Expert: Tattooing

July 16, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Daniel Forrester from local tattoo shop Inkblot Studio will share his journey as a tattoo artist, demonstrate techniques he uses to create designs, and discuss what it takes to get started and succeed in this career. This will be followed by a live d...

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

July 16, 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

July 17, 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.

Family Storytime

July 17, 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.