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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.

Great Books 1

2:00pm - 4:00pm
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 "Family" group.

Bookmobile Storytime

10:00am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Join the Bookmobile and your Library friends for stories and fun activities at a park near you!   See more Summer 2021 events at www.amespubliclibrary.org/Summer2021. ...


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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to 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.

This event is in the "Family" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Join us for terrific events at Bandshell Park throughout the summer!   June 22 will feature the Cyclone Martial Arts Club. Members of Iowa State University's Cyclone Martial Arts Club will share their knowledge and...


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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to 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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storytime in the Park

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Storytime
Program Details:
  Join your Library friends for activities, books, and more at a park near you!    See more Summer 2021 events at www.amespubliclibrary.org/Summer2021. ...


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.

2021 Kids All Iowa Reads

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
  This summer, we'll read and talk about the All Iowa Reads pick for Kids: Pie in the Sky. This poignant, laugh-out-loud illustrated middle-grade novel is about an eleven-year-old boy's immigration experience, his annoying little brother...


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.

Storytime with Ben

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Families with preschoolers and toddlers are invited to Ben's storytimes, filled with music,  stories, and fun!   See more Summer 2021 events at www.amespubliclibrary.org/Summer2021. ...


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.

Baby Time in the Park

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Bring your pre-walker to Bandshell Park for stories, songs, and baby sign language. Join other caregivers and older siblings for 20 minutes of socially-distanced fun and learning. Please bring your own blanket.   See more Summe...


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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to 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.

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

Pop-Up Book Sale

10:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
  Come out to our Pop Up Book Sale from 10am-8pm as part of Discover Downtown!   Presented by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. Proceeds are used to enhance Ames Public Library's collections, programs, and services. ...


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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to 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.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Gamebooking with Ben

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
  Do you like adventure? Tales of danger? Do you wish you could make decisions for the characters in books? Come join our gamebooks club for 2nd-4th graders!  Join us on Zoom every Thursday as Mr. Ben leads a group of brave adventur...


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.

Discover Downtown

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
  Stop by the Library from 5-8pm during the Discover Downtown event for a demonstration of Librarians' superpowers. We'll help you find your next favorite book! Watch for a Pop-Up Book Sale from 10am-8pm. Presented by Downtown Am...


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.

Storytime in the Park

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Storytime
Program Details:
  Join your Library friends for activities, books, and more at a park near you!    See more Summer 2021 events at www.amespubliclibrary.org/Summer2021. ...


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: 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.

Sidewalk Science

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Meetup
Program Details:
  All ages are welcome for weekly hands-on science activities for families! Watch for a new theme each week. Provided in partnership with Iowa State University Extension 4H.   See more Summer 2021 events at www.amespublic...


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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to 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.

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

Author Event Kyle Lukoff

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing
Program Details:
  Kyle Lukoff: Virtual Visit at Dog-Eared Books Join us for a virtual visit with Stonewall Award-winning author Kyle Lukoff! Lukoff is the author of several books, including When Aidan Became a Brother and Too Bright to See, described as...


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.

Bookmobile Storytime

10:00am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Join the Bookmobile and your Library friends for stories and fun activities at a park near you!   See more Summer 2021 events at www.amespubliclibrary.org/Summer2021. ...


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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to 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.

This event is in the "Family" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Join us for terrific events at Bandshell Park throughout the summer!   June 29 will be Music and Magic in Polka Color. Get ready for the happiest music on Earth plus magic and comedy. This event promises to be tons...


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.