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Great Books 2

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Details:
Come discuss classic short stories and essays recommended by the Great Books Foundation. Call (515) 239-5646 ext. 4 to register or learn more. 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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Revitalizing Your Creative Process

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Program Details:
Explore and refresh your creative writing process with Allison Justus, MFA student, published author of Solstice to Solstice to Solstice, and consultant at Iowa State University’s Writing and Media Center. This interactive workshop features wr...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Boards/Government


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

028: Real Reads

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Details:
This month's title: How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr 028 focuses on recently published, popular nonfiction on a variety of topics. Join us for an online discussion using Zoom.   Please ...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

International Women's Day

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
Join our annual celebration of International Women’s Day and reflect of this year’s theme, #ChooseToChallenge.  This year, a panel of experts will discuss the many ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of women here in I...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Program Details:
This Month's Title:  The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein  Check out this book discussion group exploring social and cultural topics through the lens of fiction and n...


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.

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

Library Reopening

All Day
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Ames Public Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Hours/Closings
Program Details:
  LIBRARY TO REOPEN FOR BROWSING MARCH 15 Ames Public Library is moving into the next phase of reopening spaces to the public. Starting March 15, visitors will be able to browse collections on the first and second floors of the Library. ...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Plus

10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 192
Program Details:
  Topic: Tools of the Trade: Timelines, Tables, Templates and More! Presenter: Alice Hoyt Veen, CG Each monthly Genealogy PLUS features an hour-long presentation by an expert followed by a study session. This month, we'll talk abou...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Boards/Government


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books 1

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Discuss classic short stories and essays recommended by the Great Books Foundation. Registration is full for Great Books 1. Call (515) 239-5646 ext. 4 to learn more. 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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Books @ Noon

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Books @ Noon is currently an e-mail book group. E-mail webref@amespubliclibrary.org.org to join. 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...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Author Talk: Helen D. Gunderson

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing
Program Details:
  Join us for a conversation with local author, urban farmer, and community builder Helen Gunderson. Her new two-volume anthology, The Road I Grew Up On: Requiem for a Vanishing Era, consists of regional and neighborhood history, a&nbs...


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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Join us for ISU Theatre’s virtual performance of Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege. These six plays were commissioned by The New Black Fest, A Theater Movement, in light of the George Zimmerman verdict. ...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Quilting Then and Now

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, History/Genealogy
Program Details:
  Historically, the focus of women’s art-making has been on the finished product. This program will shift the spotlight to women’s skill, expertise, and technical command. We will also explore quilting as a socially and culturally complex p...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ames History Museum Lecture Series

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Topic: Streamliners Across Iowa Presenter: Bob Bourne, Iowa railroad historian Join Ames History Museum and Ames Public Library for a series of online lectures. Sleek railroad Streamliners criss-crossed Iowa from the mid-1930s through...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Teddy Roosevelt has been quoted saying, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Charitable giving gives us an opportunity to do what we can by investing in the nonprofits and communities that share our values and vision for the futur...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books 2

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Details:
Come discuss classic short stories and essays recommended by the Great Books Foundation. Call (515) 239-5646 ext. 4 to register or learn more. 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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

EcoChat: Trees

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Nature/Sustainability, Presentation
Program Details:
Join us for the 2021 series of EcoChats on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm via Zoom.   April 6: Trees Join local tree experts to receive tips and information about how to plant, prune, and care for trees and about the importance ...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Lovers Book Club

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Mystery readers, come talk about books by a selected author. April 2021: C.J. Box May 2021: Barbara Hambly ...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Boards/Government


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

028: Real Reads

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Details:
This month's title: Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane 028 focuses on recently published, popular nonfiction on a variety of topics. Join us for an online discussion using Zoom.   Please register by filling out t...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Program Details:
This Month's Title: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines Check out this book discussion group exploring social and cultural topics through the lens of fiction and nonfiction. The goal is to encourage deep reflection and nuanced discuss...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ignored Racism

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
Dr. David A.M. Peterson, Lucken Professor of Political Science, discusses how White Americans' perceptions and attitudes about Latinos shapes the way they think about politics.  Based on his book, Ignored Racism: White...


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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Boards/Government


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.