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Posted September 03, 2014 in Ames, Community Featured

It’s finally time to reopen the renewed Ames Public Library.

Join us for the grand reopening event Sunday, Sept. 14. There will be a short ceremony and ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. in front of the library (515 Douglas Ave.). Following the ribbon cutting, the library will be open for business.

There will be some special activities to check out that afternoon in between exploring the renewed building and stocking up on books:

Local musicians will perform live throughout the afternoon.

Magicians will entertain and astound with tricks and illusions for all ages. There will be several magic stations, so be sure to stop at each one.

“Dog Tales Too: Old and New” will be available for purchase and signing. The authors will also perform readings at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. “Dog Tales Too” is the sequel to “Dog Tales: The Adventures of Smyles” by Kay Marner, which was published by the library in 2006. Both books are illustrated by Gordon S. Roy. The new book follows the library’s mascot, Smyles the blue dog, as he explores familiar places in Ames, from Brookside Park to the Library. “Dog Tales Too: Old and New” was written not only to commemorate the opening of the expanded and renovated Ames Public Library, but also to help readers celebrate the old and new all around us.

There will also be special displays and presentations in the beautifully renovated meeting rooms in the historic sections of the building.

If you can’t make it to the grand reopening on Sept. 14, stop by during our regular hours any time after that. There will be plenty to see and explore as we settle into the renewed building.

There are a few special events coming to the Library later this month, too:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a Candidate Forum Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Library’s Farwell T. Brown Auditorium.

The Library will host two concerts as part of the Maxiumum Ames Music Festival. Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7pm Bejae Fleming will perform music for all ages in the Library’s Farwell T. Brown Auditorium. Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. the fourth annual Ames Women of Rock Showcase will play in the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium.

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Ames Public Library
620 Lincoln Way
(Temporary location)
Mon. – Thur.: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. – Sat.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

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