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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 "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.

BHIS Session

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Study Room #3 - 2nd Floor
Purpose of Meeting
BHIS counseling session...
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 "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! July 27 will feature Mary Boyvey's Sparkle Hoop Dance. Play, dance, and learn new tricks with Mary Boyvey and her sparkle hula hoops! Supported by Ame...


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 "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 "Family" group.

Family Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
  Join the club and read a wonderful chapter book as a family this summer! On June 29, we'll unwrap the surprise book together to find out what we'll read. Take your copy home and read it together over the next month. On July 27, we'l...


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: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
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.

BHIS Session

10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Study Room #3 - 2nd Floor
Purpose of Meeting
BHIS counseling session ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Baby Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Youth Services
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:
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.

Ames Pride Board Meeting

6:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Purpose of Meeting
Ames Pride Board meeting to discuss programming and community needs....
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

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.

Small Talk

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Nancy Divine Study Room - 1st Floor
This event is in the "Family" group.

Sidewalk Science

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
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.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
Stop by the Library the Saturday of Downtown Sidewalk Sales for $1 off gently-used books (in Literary Grounds and outside)! Presented by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. Proceeds from the Book Sale are used to enhance Library pro...


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.