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"Out" Art Exhibit

All Day 9/6 - 9/30
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Vestibule
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is one of several Downtown Ames locations hosting artwork for Out, an art exhibit created by the Octagon Center for the Arts featuring local LGBTQIA+ artists. Visit the Library's Entryway to see one of the featured wor...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

Tutoring

9:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Study Room #3 - 2nd Floor
Purpose of Meeting
English language training...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Preschool-age children and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities while building early literacy skills.   ...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

book club

12:45pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Purpose of Meeting
Book club meeting ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

After School Adventures

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Class/Workshop, Presentation
Program Details:
  Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the Library for a wide variety of fun activities after school on Thursdays! Our activities could include art, science, games, and more! We will also provide a small snack. ...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Videogames

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
  Need a brain break? Teens are invited to hang out, stay cool, and play videogames on our big screen! A virtual reality system will be available to try out 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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Bridge Home

4:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with The Bridge Home to provide easy access to critical services. Staff from The Bridge Home will be available in the Library to assist individuals and families on the verge of—or experiencing—homelessnes...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Baby Time

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup
Program Details:
  Bring your pre-walker to the Library for stories, songs, and baby sign language. Join with other caregivers and older siblings for 20 minutes of fun and learning. Feel free to bring a stuffed animal or doll for the older sibling to learn ...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health/Fitness, Presentation
Program Details:
  No one likes to have hard conversations, but sometimes having those conversations can save a life. Experts from Your Life Iowa will share tools for raising difficult topics like suicide, and resources for getting help for yourself or your...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storybook Science

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Families are invited to get hands-on with a fun science activity for 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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Bridge Home

11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lisa Fawcett Nilsson Study Room - 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with The Bridge Home to provide easy access to critical services. Staff from The Bridge Home will be available in the Library to assist individuals and families on the verge of—or experiencing—homelessnes...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

GermanTutoring

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Study Room #3 - 2nd Floor
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Black History of Ames Exhibit

All Day 10/1 - 10/31
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Vestibule
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Exhibit
Program Details:
This month, stop by the Library to see an exhibit featuring five of Ames' important historic black residents.   ...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Purpose of Meeting
We will be holding a computer science teacher trainings that’s funded through the Iowa AEAs and Dept of Education. There’s two cohorts of middle and high school teachers (about 20 teachers for each group) that meet four times in Ames during the schoo...
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Purpose of Meeting
We will be holding a computer science teacher trainings that are funded through the Iowa AEAs and Dept of Education. There’s two cohorts of middle and high school teachers (about 20 teachers for each group) that meet four times in Ames during the sch...

CCR&R Fall Seminar

9:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Purpose of Meeting
Child care provider fall training. ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Preschool-age children and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities while building early literacy skills.   ...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in Russian. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434553032?pwd=SSto...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Language Learning, Meetup
Program Details:
  Gather (in person or online) for casual conversations in French. Chat in your native language or get comfortable speaking in another language.   To join via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81487664819?pwd=cWlHW...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

IowaWORKS at the Library

9:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Ames Public Library is partnering with IowaWORKS to provide easy access to critical services in our community. Come by to speak with an IowaWORKS Career Planner for individualized, one-on-one career services. Career Planners can assist...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.