Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Room

Write in the Heart of Iowa

July 20, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing, Meetup
Program Details:
Write in the Heart of Iowa is a community critique group dedicated to helping writers reach their goals. This drop-in writing group is open to writers of all genres. Bring up to 5 pages (double-spaced) of your manuscript, bring a pen, and be ready...

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.

Pathways Hands-on Training

July 20, 2019
10:15am - 1:15pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Purpose of Meeting
Hands-on training to members who are not familiar with online manuals....

Science Saturdays

July 20, 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 Moon Phases: A Look into the Faces of the Moon. 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.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

July 20, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Boards/Government
Program Details:
Help plan exciting library events for teens, share what you’re reading, and make new friends. There’s free pizza, too! 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.

Storytime in Spanish

July 20, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Language Learning, Storytime
Program Details:
Come enjoy a song and story 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.

The Jungle Cup: A Pokémon GO PvP Tournament

July 20, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Purpose of Meeting
We are excited to host our July Pokémon GO tournament, the Jungle Cup, at the Ames Public Library! If you haven't participated in a cup before please visit our discord and we will do our best to help get you setup and ready for the tournament: htt...

Conversations in Russian

July 20, 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 20, 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.

APL Unplugged: Railroad History through Folk Songs

July 21, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
All Ages, Family, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages, Family, Adults
Program Type: Concert, History/Genealogy
Program Details:
Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of live Americana music performed by Frank Strong. There will be plenty of railroad songs, which celebrate the colorful history of building, maintaining and riding the railroad system in Iowa and throughout the Unite...

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 22, 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 22, 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 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.

Conversations in English

July 22, 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.

Ames District Trip

July 23, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Purpose of Meeting
Bi-weekly district trip for students from Woodward Academy to meet with family, guardians, or workers....

Terrific Tuesdays

July 23, 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 Super Cold Science. Think it’s cold in outer spa...

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 23, 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 23, 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

July 23, 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 23, 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 Super Cold Science. Think it’s cold in outer spa...

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.

Teens Make Stuff

July 23, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
Stop by the teen space to make some space-themed crafts. June 18: Mini Nebula Bottle Create your own nebula in a tiny jar that can be worn (if you want!) as a pendant.   July 9: Zodiac Art Paint a constellation or zodiac sign on 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.

Conversations in Spanish

July 23, 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 24, 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 24, 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.