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Summer Reading Challenge

All Day 6/1 - 8/24
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Ames Public Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
Do you love free stuff? Are you between the ages of 0 and 120? Then join our Summer Reading Challenge starting Tuesday, June 1!   Watch here for more information. ...


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: Electric

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Nature/Sustainability, Presentation
Program Details:
  Topic: Electric Join us for the 2021 series of EcoChats on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm via Zoom: On August 3, explore energy efficiency and low-carbon hacks around the home with Ames Energy Services Coordinator Kayley Bar...


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
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Mystery readers, come talk about books by a selected author. July: Laurie King August: Peter Robinson September: Cara Black October: William Kent Krueger November: Rex Stout December: Robert B. Parker (with Ace Atkins’ Spenser serie...


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: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
  You’ve heard about Jack Trice and George Washington Carver, but do you know about Walter Madison and Willa Ewing?  Join us for a fascinating presentation about Ames History Museum's project to share their stories. In March 2021...


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: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Program Details:
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 discussion about how the topics' impacts manifest and resonate in modern soci...


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.

APLFF Sales Committee

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board 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.
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.

Pub Fiction

5:30pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  The most literary pub crawl in Ames is back! Dress like your favorite book character and visit participating downtown Ames businesses, all with different themes and exclusive drink specials for participants! Participants check in ...


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
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Program Details:
028 focuses on recently published, popular nonfiction on a variety of topics. Participate in-person or on Zoom. Please register on this page or call (515) 239-5646 ext. 4 to learn more. Titles: July – The End of Everything: (Astrop...


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 Branch: Online
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Program Details:
  Iowa based artist and muralist Jill Wells leads viewers through a narrative foliage watercolor painting. Jill demonstrates using a step-bystep method guide to paint foliage. The materials that Jill used, including the guide, will be av...


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: Rotary 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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Black Arts and Music Festival
Program Details:
  Local artist Cameron Gray will host conversations with featured artists, diving into the beauty of Black creators and their creations. Each discussions will identify and explore how the featured artist defines themselves and their practic...


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 Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Concert, Special Event
Program Details:
  All ages are invited to a free party at Bandshell Park to celebrate summer reading! The Cherry Pickers will provide music while we enjoy dancing, chatting, and a free popsicle. You can even bring a picnic dinner for your family! Bring ...


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
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
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 opinion about one or two books you've listened to or read. ...


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: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Health/Fitness
Program Details:
  Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course...


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: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Health/Fitness
Program Details:
  Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course...


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
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Mystery readers, come talk about books by a selected author. July: Laurie King August: Peter Robinson September: Cara Black October: William Kent Krueger November: Rex Stout December: Robert B. Parker (with Ace Atkins’ Spenser serie...


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
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Come discuss classic short stories and essays recommended by the Great Books Foundation. Participate in-person or on Zoom. 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.
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
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Program Details:
028 focuses on recently published, popular nonfiction on a variety of topics. Participate in-person or on Zoom. Please register on this page or call (515) 239-5646 ext. 4 to learn more. Titles: July – The End of Everything: (Astrop...


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: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Program Details:
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 discussion about how the topics' impacts manifest and resonate in modern soci...


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
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
Details coming soon! ...


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: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Presentation
Program Details:
  Join us for a Library series - Peace of Mind: Avoiding Conflict and Court at the End of Life. This month Attorney Merlaine Mosley will discuss how to choose the right type of estate plan for your needs. Come to any or all of th...


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: Rotary 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.