Need a change of scenery? Ames Public Library can give you tons of reasons to get out of the house. Here are just a few:
You’re never too young to enjoy storytime. Check out our weekly schedule of storytimes for babies, toddlers and all ages at www.amespubliclibrary.org.
With five book months each month, there’s a book discussion for every type of book lover.
Affordable Care Act
Tuesday, March 4, 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 6, 1 p.m.
Stop by the library for a presentation about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the new health insurance law with Berenice Sanchez, health service specialist at Mid Iowa Community Action, Marshalltown. Topics include plans on the marketplace, where to enroll, who can help with enrollment, minimum essential coverage, cost share subsidies, tax credits and 2015 tax penalties.
International Women’s Day – Inspiring Change: Everyone Has a Role!
Sunday, March 9, 2 – 4 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Join in a celebration of International Women’s Day. Special guest Anicia Peters, Iowa State University PhD student from Namibia, will share her inspiring story. There will be a variety of activities celebrating women and refreshments.
Divergent party for teens
Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Are you as brave as the Dauntless? Or as selfless as the Abnegation? Whatever your faction, get ready for the upcoming movie version of Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel with this “Divergent”-themed teens-only party.
Teen Writers’ Group
Sunday, March 16, 2 p.m.
Join David Zimmerman, author and creative writing instructor at ISU, for fun writing exercises. This series is a collaboration of Ames Children’s Theater, Iowa State Center and Ames Public Library.
Spring Break Movies
March 17, 19, and 20, 2 p.m.
Ames City Auditorium
(520 Sixth St.)
Join us for free movies on the big screen at the City Auditorium during spring break:
Monday, March 17: “Mary Poppins” (1964,139 minutes, G)
Wednesday, March 19: “Frozen” (2013, 102 minutes, PG)
Thursday, March 20: “Despicable Me 2” (2013, 98 minutes, PG)
Tech Talk Drop-In
Saturday, March 22, 9 – 10 a.m.
Drop in for help downloading the Library’s e-books, audiobooks, and e-magazines to your e-reader, tablet, or smart phone.
Peter Mayer Concert
Saturday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Ames City Auditorium
Folk singer/songwriter Peter Mayer is coming to Ames. Proceeds from this concert, presented by Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, will enhance the Library Renewal Project. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Ames Community Center, 520 Sixth St., or by calling (515) 239-5350.
Ames Public Library
620 Lincoln Way
Mon. – Thur.: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. – Sat.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.