Books, Craft and the Writer’s Life

Join us for a conversation between author Janis Cooke Newman and essayist Ana McCracken on Books, Craft and the Writer’s Life!

Janis Cooke Newman is the author of two award-winning historical novels, "Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln" and "A Master Plan for Rescue," as well as the memoir "The Russian Word for Snow."

Story Hour With Lovie

Join us every Wednesday at 10 AM for story hour with Amanda & Lovie in the children's section.

Farmers’ Market

Ames Main Street

The last outdoor Farmers’ Market of the season!

Story Hour With Lovie

Join us every Wednesday at 10 AM for story hour with Amanda & Lovie in the children's section.

Dog-Eared Book Club

This month's book: "The Removed" by Brandon Hobson.

BIPOC Babes Book Club

Join Tanvi & Trinity for a casual book club celebrating BIPOC authors— Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color. This month's book: "Mexican Gothic" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

Trivia Night

Get ready to put your knowledge to the test! Teams can be up to six people, no preregistration required. Feel free to come solo if you'd like added into a team. It’s general trivia, so the topics for each round could be on anything!

Open Mic Night

Come perform and see the work of other creatives in Ames!

Good Trouble Jr. Book Club

Dog-Eared Loft

Available to kids grades 3-5. This month's book: "The Boy at the Back of the Class" by Onjali Q. Raúf.

Story Hour With Lovie

Join us every Wednesday at 10 AM for story hour with Amanda & Lovie in the children's section.

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