Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Soundscape Laboratory: Giophony Sounds

The second workshop of the KHOI Soundscape Laboratory series will be focused on Biophony Sounds. During this time we will talk about the natural and non-biological audio sources, recognize our relationship with elemental sounds, and much more!

This is the third of eight soundscape workshops by KHOI, funded by the City of Ames COTA grant. These workshops will be focused on the practice of listening to, appreciating, and recording soundscapes in the city of Ames, IA.

$5 per class. Checks made out to KHOI Community Radio. Cash accepted. Scholarships available.

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Main Street Business Brew
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Main Street Business Brew

Join us for our monthly Main Street Business Brew! Network with downtown business owners, hear about upcoming events, and other good-to-know information, and discover a downtown business!

We host the Brew at a different downtown business each month! 

If you would like to host our next Business Brew, email Cindy Hicks at director@amesdowntown.org today! 

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Paws and Pucks Night
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

Paws and Pucks Night

Paws & Pucks Night with Cyclone Hockey at Ames/ISU Arena - Bring your dog to the hockey game - $5 Doggy Admission to benefit the Ames Animal Shelter.  Doggy concessions, ISU gear, Planet Dog Hockey Pucks, and other select items will be for sale.  Complimentary poop bags to all dogs in attendance.  Dogs must be leashed.

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Outdoor Alliance of Story County Speaker Series

The Outdoor Alliance of Story County and Ames Public Library are teaming up to bring you a series of free presentations by local experts. On January 17, Alan Spohnheimer will present "Along the Skunk" at 7pm in Ames Public Library's Auditorium. Explore downstream from the upper reaches of the South Skunk River with his stories, early history, and observation.

Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Outdoor Alliance of Story County, and Ames Historical Society.

Contact: Mary Logsdon, 515-239-5633

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Conversations in Chinese

Native and non-native Chinese speakers are invited to Conversations in Chinese at Ames Public Library Wednesday, January 17, at 6pm in The Studio. Get together for some casual conversation, or to practice speaking Chinese.

Contact: Mary Logsdon, 515-239-5633

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Jan
17
1:30 PM13:30

Inkspots Writing Group

Ames Public Library's Inkspots will meet Wednesday, January 17, from 1:30-3pm in The Studio. Inkspots is a writers' group that meets monthly to discuss and gently critique members's writing. This is an opportunity to get good feedback and hone your skills while enjoying friendly camaraderie of others who enjoy writing. Submissions are due on the second Wednesday of each month to allow members time to review them before the meeting.

For more information, please visit the Library's Adult Services Desk or call 515-239-5646

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Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

Genealogy Plus at the Library

Join Ames Public Library for Genealogy Plus, a monthly presentation on a variety of genealogy topics. The next Genealogy Plus event will be held Wednesday, January 17 at 10am in the Library's Auditorium. This month Paul Lasley, Professor of Sociology at ISU, will present Technological Changes in Farming and Their Impact on Farm Families.

This free event is provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Story County Genealogical Society.

Contact: Mary Logsdon, 515-239-5633

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Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

Computer Basics Class at the Library

Come to Ames Public Library for a free class on computer basics Wednesday, January 17, at 10am in the PEO Room. This week's class will be about web browsers. Classes are about two hours long. Copouteres are provided. You can guarantee your spot in a specific class by preregistering at the Library's Adult Servieces Desk or by calling 515-239-5646 and pressing 4.

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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Your Historians Series

Hear free, fascinating lectures by faculty of ISU's Department of History at a series of "Your Historians" presentations. On Tuesday, January 16, John Monroe will present " Virtue and the Invention of Terror: Robespierre's French Revolution" at 7pm in Ames Public Library's Auditorium. Stay for a Q&A and refreshments after the presentation.

Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University Department of History.

Contact: Mary Logsdon, 515-239-5633

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Jan
16
1:00 PM13:00

Book Discussion: "Bottomland"

Join Ames Public Library staff at Heartland Senior Services Tuesday, January 16 at 1pm for a discussion of "Bottomland" by Michelle Hoover.

This free event is presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and Heartland Senior Services.

Contact: Mary Logsdon, 515-239-5633

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Jan
16
1:00 PM13:00

Art Club at the Library

Ames Public Library will hold an Art Club meetup Tuesday, January 16, from 1-3pm in the Library's Board Room. This artist's group meets monthly to discuss art, artists, and creativity. This is a great opportunity to share your work and get some suggestions and gentle critiques. Feel free to bring art to work on (using non-messy materials like pencils, crayons, computer, etc.)

Contact: Mary Logsdon, 515-239-5633

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Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Anti-Racism Event Series

The Anti-Racism Collaborative (ARC) of Ames and Ames Public Library will present a series of lectures and workshops focused on raising conscious awareness of racism and of systemic white supremacy, including the harms done to all peoples by these systems. We will learn and work together to combat and dismantle racist systems locally, statewide, and nationally. Participants are encouraged to join us from beginning to end, as the series was created for developmental growth. If attendance to every event is not possible, please select those that will be most meaningful to you. 

On Monday, January 15, Dr. Katy Swalwell of Iowa State University will discuss the history of anti-black racism in Iowa from 6 to8pm in Ames Public Library's Danfoss Room.

This free series is provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Anti-Racism Collaborative of Ames.

Contact: Mary Logsdon, 515-239-5633

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Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Best Start Breastfeeding & Next Step Pumping Class

Parents and parents-to-be are invited to a free two-part prenatal class on breastfeeding and pumping Monday, January 15 in Ames Public Library's Rotary Room. We'll discuss breastfeeding from 6-7:30pm and pumping from 7:35-8:35pm. Come to one or both parts. Support persons are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to amesbreastfeedinghelp@yahoo.com

This free class is proved in partnership with Ames Public Library; Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA); and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

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Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Teen Writers' Workshop

Join "New York Times"-reviewed author David Zimmerman for writing exercises to finesse your creative writing skills Sunday, January 14, from 2-4pm in the Ames Public Library's Dal H. Ross Board Room. This monthly workshop is for 6th-12th graders.

Contact: Youth Services, 515-239-5646

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Main Street Business Brew
Jan
9
8:15 AM08:15

Main Street Business Brew

Join us for our monthly Main Street Business Brew! Network with downtown business owners, hear about upcoming events, and other good-to-know information, and discover a downtown business!

We host the Brew at a different downtown business each month! 

If you would like to host our next Business Brew, email Cindy Hicks at director@amesdowntown.org today! 

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Main Street Business Brew
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Main Street Business Brew

Join us for our monthly Main Street Business Brew! Network with downtown business owners, hear about upcoming events, and other good-to-know information, and discover a downtown business!

We host the Brew at a different downtown business each month! 

If you would like to host our next Business Brew, email Cindy Hicks at director@amesdowntown.org today! 

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Small Business Saturday
Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Small Business Saturday

Celebrate all that is unique about the small businesses of Ames by shopping "Small" on the Saturday after Thanksgiving on Main Street!   There will also be special events including:

*Many businesses open at 9am
*Free swag bags for the first 200 shoppers
*Cookies & Milk with Santa (Depot Deli) 10am-Noon

*Cy will be at Treats on a Leash from 10 am - 11 am to greet customers. Stop in their store during the holiday season and enter their drawing for a 39" Holiday Moose! The moose will be on display in the store and the winner will be drawn on December 20th.  

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