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Homeschool Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ames Public Library
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium

Each month we will focus on a different genre of books that are “Great Read-Alouds for Families”, encouraging kids to read or parents to read together and come participate in discussions and activities focused on that time period, characters, etc. during the event. This program is geared towards school-age kids as the books tend to be middle grade reading level but all ages are welcome to attend the program.

  • September 7: What was your favorite summer read? Come share about some of the great books you read over the summer and pick up a free copy of next month’s selection!

  • October 5: Powerless by Matthew Cody (Mystery)

  • November 2: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (Historical Fiction)

  • December 7: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Award Winners)

  • January 4: It's nonfiction month! Read your own selection and come share about it. Also, come this month and receive a free copy of next month’s selection.

  • February 1: Capture the Flag by Kate Messner (Realistic Fiction)

  • March 1: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L ’Engle (Sci-Fi)

  • April 5: N.E.R.D.S. (National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society) by Michael Buckley (Humor)

  • May 3: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Fantasy)
Presented by Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.

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Mystery Lovers

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ames Public Library
Studio
Mystery lovers are invited to the Mystery Lovers Book Club on the first Wednesday of each month to talk about books by a selected author. 

This month, we'll talk about books by Joanne Fluke.
(Next month's author is Greg Andrew Hurwitz.)
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028: Real Reads

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ames Public Library
PEO Room
028 is a new book group focusing on recently  published, popular nonfiction covering topics in history, science, and social issues.
  • April 13: Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
  • May 11: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Presented by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.
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Parenting Book Club

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Ames Public Library
Rotary Room
Come talk about books that focus on parenting.
  • March 21: Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne

  • April 18: Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! by Rachel Macy Stafford
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Books at Noon

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ames Public Library
Studio
Drop in to 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.
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Homeschool Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ames Public Library
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium

Each month we will focus on a different genre of books that are “Great Read-Alouds for Families”, encouraging kids to read or parents to read together and come participate in discussions and activities focused on that time period, characters, etc. during the event. This program is geared towards school-age kids as the books tend to be middle grade reading level but all ages are welcome to attend the program.

  • September 7: What was your favorite summer read? Come share about some of the great books you read over the summer and pick up a free copy of next month’s selection!

  • October 5: Powerless by Matthew Cody (Mystery)

  • November 2: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (Historical Fiction)

  • December 7: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Award Winners)

  • January 4: It's nonfiction month! Read your own selection and come share about it. Also, come this month and receive a free copy of next month’s selection.

  • February 1: Capture the Flag by Kate Messner (Realistic Fiction)

  • March 1: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L ’Engle (Sci-Fi)

  • April 5: N.E.R.D.S. (National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society) by Michael Buckley (Humor)

  • May 3: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Fantasy)
Presented by Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.

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Mystery Lovers

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ames Public Library
Studio
Mystery lovers are invited to the Mystery Lovers Book Club on the first Wednesday of each month to talk about books by a selected author. 

This month, we'll talk about books by Val McDermid.
(Next month's author is Bill Crider.)
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Parenting Book Club

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Ames Public Library
Rotary Room
Come talk about books that focus on parenting.
  • March 21: Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne

  • April 18: Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! by Rachel Macy Stafford
View More

Books at Noon

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ames Public Library
Studio
Drop in to 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.
View More

Mystery Lovers

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ames Public Library
Studio
Mystery lovers are invited to the Mystery Lovers Book Club on the first Wednesday of each month to talk about books by a selected author. 

This month, we'll talk about books by Val McDermid.
(Next month's author is Bill Crider.)
View More