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Library gets back into the swing

Posted October 01, 2014 in Ames, Community Featured

The renewed Ames Public Library has been open a couple of weeks, and we’re starting to gear back up with special events!

The fall book sale will be held off-site at 809 East Lincoln Way Oct. 17-20. Stop by for great deals on thousands of used books and other items. The sale begins Friday, Oct. 17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with a $2 admission price. However, anyone who has donated at least $20 to the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation gets free admission and early entry at 5 p.m. The sale continues Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. with free admission. Sunday’s sale goes from 1-5 p.m., and everything is half price. We’ll wrap up the sale Monday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Admission is $1 Monday, but you can take home as much as you want for free. All proceeds from the book sale are used to support Ames Public Library’s programs and services.

We’ll have a Saturday full of songs, stories, and hope on Oct. 25. Musicians Kim and Reggie Harris will present a free interactive and informative workshop for families at 1:30 p.m. in the library’s Farwell T. Brown Auditorium. There will also be a free workshop for teens at 2:30 p.m. That evening, Kim and Reggie Harris will perform a live concert at Ames City Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Ames Community Center (515 Clark Ave.) and O’Donnell Ace Hardware (615 24th St.). For more information, call (515) 239-5350.

Music lovers might also enjoy a special “Learn More Before” lecture about the upcoming performance by the Moscow State Symphony at the Iowa State Center. Dr. Jeffrey Prater, professor emeritus at Iowa State University, will discuss the music of Tchaikovsky Monday, Oct. 27 in Ames Public Library’s Farwell T. Brown Auditorium.

For the book lovers, Ames Public Library staff will hold a discussion of “A Fatal Grace” by Louise Penny at Heartland Senior Services (205 South Walnut Ave.) Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. This mystery follows the death of a spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match. Called in to head the investigation, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache unravels the dead woman’s past and discovers a history of secrets and enemies. It should be a lively discussion.

There will be much more to come as we get settled into our new home. Watch www.amespubliclibrary.org for great events coming this fall and winter.

Ames Public Library
515 Douglas Ave.
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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