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August - Ames Public Library
August 2016
Summer Reading
Ends August 26!
There's still time for adults, teens, and
children of all ages to participate in the
summer reading program! Learn more at
the Library, the Bookmobile, or online at
www.amespubliclibrary.org.
Book Sale:
Celebrate the Olympics
August 12-14, Literary Grounds
During Library Open Hours
Stop by Literary Grounds for great deals
on books about sports. Select books are
half price on Sunday!
Classes
Special Event
Computer Basics
Wednesdays, August 3-24
6:30pm, Danfoss Room
August 3: Intro. to Computers
August 10: Web Browsers
August 17: Computer Files
August 24: E-mail
Classes are one and a half hours long
with optional advanced topics afterwards.
Computers are provided.
You can guarantee your spot in a class
by preregistering at the Library’s
Adult Services Desk or by calling
(515) 239-5646 ext. 4.
Arlington and the Tomb of
the Unknowns
Tuesday, August 16 at 7pm, Auditorium
Tom Tudor
will present
"Arlington and
the Tomb of
the Unknown
Soldier." Mr.
Tudor served
as a sentinel, then relief commander,
at Arlington's Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier. He is the President of the Society
of the Honor Guard - Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier.
Workforce Readiness Training
Fridays, August 5-19, PEO Room
Presentation: 10am-12pm
Aug. 5: Resume Basics
Aug. 12: Online Applications
Aug. 19: Interviewing
Resume Help: 1-3pm
Join us for a presentation in the morning
and regroup after lunch for hands-on
résumé help. For more information,
visit the Adult Services Desk or call
(515) 239-5646 ext. 4.
Provided in partnership with IowaWORKS Central Iowa.
A Semester of Hogwarts
515 Douglas Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-5646 • www.amespubliclibrary.org
Page One
continues with
• Harry Potter Movie Marathon
• Harry Potter Battle of the Books
• Tri-Wizard Trek:
A Harry Potter 5K Fun Run
See third page.
is a monthly publication by the
Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.
Help support Page One and other Library
services and programs by donating online at
www.aplff.org or mailing your check to
P.O. Box 1832, Ames, IA 50010.
To view Page One online or to sign up to
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Presentation of a program does not constitute the
Library’s endorsement of the content or views expressed
by participants. If your organization is interested in
presenting a program, please contact Mary Logsdon
at 239-5633 or [email protected]
Provided in partnership with the Ames Public Library
Friends Foundation.
Fall Author Series
Cheryl Strayed
Thursday, September 15 at 7pm
Stephens Auditorium
Gloria Steinem
Tuesday, October 11 at 7pm
Great Hall, Memorial Union
Margaret Atwood
Tuesday, November 1 at 8pm
Great Hall, Memorial Union
This fall, the Ames Public Library Friends
Foundation and Iowa State University are
bringing three famous authors to Ames!
Mark your calendar for these once-in-alifetime author events, get to the Library
to check out their fantastic books, and
watch for related events and discussions at
the Library beginning in September.
Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library Friends
Foundation, University Library, Committee on Lectures
(funded by Student Government), MFA Program in
Creative Writing & Environment, World Affairs, Carrie
Chapman Catt Center for Women & Politics, Margaret
Sloss Women's Center, National Affairs, Society for the
Advancement of Gender Equity, Women's & Gender Studies,
Office of Sustainability, and The Green Umbrella.
Online Language-Learning
Manguito
63 Languages
Your Ames Public Library card gets you free access to
Mango Languages, an online tool for learning 70 different
languages from English to Swahili. Learn to speak new
languages and meet new cultures through cool experiences
like overhearing a conversation between native speakers or watching a suspense-ridden
action flick. Just go to amespubliclibrary.org from your computer or mobile device and
click on "Research" to get started.
Pick one and conquer the world.
Top languages
All languages
?
Spanish
Latin America
French
German
Book Discussions
Events for Teens
Mystery Lovers Book Club
Wednesday, August 3
12pm, The Studio
Mystery readers
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 discuss
books by Jo Nesbo.
(Next month, we'll talk about books by
Ann Cleeves.)
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Thurs., Aug. 4, 5:30pm, Teen Space
Sat., Aug. 20, 11am-1pm, Teen Space
Help plan library events for teens, share
what you’re reading, and make new friends.
Great Books
Sunday, August 21
2pm, Board Room
The Great Books group discusses
literary classics using the Great Books
Foundation Short Story Omnibus. This
month, we'll talk about "The Yellow
Wallpaper" by Charlotte Gilman
Perkins. To sign up for this series, visit the
Library’s Adult Services Desk or call
(515) 239-5646 ext. 4.
Books at Noon
Wednesday, August 24
12pm, The 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.
Teen Movie Mondays
Mon., Aug. 8: Zootopia
Mon., Aug. 22: The Angry Birds Movie
at 4pm, Teen Space
Hang out and watch a new movie.
Teen Craft Tuesday
Tuesdays, August 9 & 23
3-8pm, Teen Space
Drop in and craft with us any time
between 3 and 8pm. You don't have to be
an artistic genius to make this Pinterestworthy stuff.
Poetry Jam
See "Regular Meetups" below.
Teen Roleplaying Game Association
Sat., Aug. 13, 1-5pm, Danfoss Room
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited
to join this group dedicated to a wide
exploration of games, including Dungeons
and Dragons, Star Wars, Magic, and more.
Teen Writers’ Workshop
Sun., Aug. 14, 2-4pm, Board Room
6th-12th graders are invited to join author
David Zimmerman for writing exercises to
finesse their creative writing skills.
Bookmobile Schedule
(through August 14)
MONDAY
Sawyer School, 5-8pm
(4316 Ontario)
TUESDAY
St. Cecilia School, 2-4pm
(Hoover Avenue & 30th Street)
Old Orchard Laundromat, 5-6:15pm
(Mulberry Drive)
Mitchell School, 6:45-8pm
(3521 Jewel Drive)
WEDNESDAY
Edwards School, 1:45-3:30pm
(820 Miller Avenue)
Fareway on Stange, 5-8pm
(Stange & Bloomington)
Visit the Bookmobile at Ames Main
Street Farmers' Market Aug. 6 and at
North Grand Farmers' Market Aug. 13!
The Bookmobile will be
out of service August 15-21.
Watch for a new schedule
of Bookmobile stops at
www.amespubliclibrary.org!
Regular Meetups
Conversations
English: Mondays, 11am, Auditorium
Spanish: Thursdays, 6:30pm, The Studio
French: Saturdays, 4pm, The Studio
Native and non-native English, Spanish,
and French speakers are invited to gather
for casual conversations.
Coloring Book Club
Saturdays, August 6 & 20
10am-12pm, The Studio
All ages are invited to relax
and color with us. We'll
provide colored pencils
and sheets for a variety of
skill levels.
Poetry Jam
Tuesday, August 9
7-8:30pm, Auditorium
Teens and adults are invited to watch or
share up to two original poems/raps/stories
under three minutes with no props.
Provided in partnership with ACCESS and Ames Youth
Poetry Revival.
CRAFTERday
Saturdays, August 13 & 27
10am-12pm, The Studio
Come craft at the Library! All ages
are invited to hang out with other
crafters to knit, scrapbook, or create
with whatever craft you like. Bring
your own materials.
Inkspots
Wednesday, August 17
1:30-3pm, The Studio
Inkspots is a writers’ group that meets
monthly to discuss and gently critique
members’ writing. For more information,
please visit the Library’s Adult Services
Desk or call (515) 239-5646 ext. 4.
Homeschool Meetup
See "Special Events" on next page.
Play Games Ames
See "Special Events" on next page.
Special Events
Weekly Storytimes
All Story County Reads Book Discussion
Thursday, August 4, 1:30-2:30pm, Rotary Room
Tweens are invited to test their knowledge of the American flag,
spies, and secret societies! Joins us as we talk about Kate Messner’s
Capture the Flag as a part of the All Story County Reads program.
Baby Time
All Story County Reads Field Trip
Tuesday, August 9, 10am-2pm, ISU Campus
Tweens are invited to a special field trip around Iowa State University
as part of the All Story County Reads program. We'll have a scavenger
hunt and experience the Virtual Reality Applications Center. Bring a
sack lunch and wear your walking shoes.
Safe Routes to School Community Meeting
Tuesday, August 9 at 7pm, Danfoss Room
Ames Kidical Mass, Ames Bicycle Coalition, and Ames Public Library invite you to a
community meeting about Iowa Safe Routes To School, part of an international effort
to increase safety and promote walking and bicycling to school.
(Through August 25. No Baby Time Aug. 11
during Hot Dog Dinner Theater.)
Tuesdays at 1:30pm
Wednesdays at 11:05am
Thursdays at 6pm
Storytime Room
Bring your prewalker for
books, songs, baby sign
language, and more.
Watch for a full lineup of
storytimes coming in September.
Parents & Parents-To-Be
Homeschool Meetup
Tuesday, August 9 at 7pm, Youth Makerspace
Any parents or homeschool leaders out there want to share ideas/questions/materials?
Come to the back corner of the youth area and chat with other parents about what is
working, what is not, and anything else you care to discuss.
Best Start Breastfeeding Class
& Next Step Pumping Class
Monday, August 8, Rotary Room
Breastfeeding: 6-7:30pm
Pumping: 7:45-8:45pm
Join us for a free two-part prenatal
class on breastfeeding and pumping
presented by the Ames Loving Support
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. RSVP
online for one or both parts. Support
persons are encouraged to attend.
Hot Dog Dinner Theater
Thursday, August 11, Auditorium
12pm Meal, 12:30pm Magic Show or
5pm Meal, 5:30pm Magic Show
Rick Eugene will enthrall you with
feats of magic that include lots
of audience participation.
The Mothering Circle
Tuesdays, August 9 & 23
10am, Teen Space
New mothers and their babies, up
to age 1, are invited to come share
support, guidance, inspiration, and
their own parenting journeys.
Balloon Workshop
Thursday, August 11
2:30pm, Rotary Room
Learn how to make balloon critters
during this hour of hands-on activities.
Space is limited so preregistration is
required. Sign up at the Youth Desk.
Harry Potter Movie Marathon
This month, we'll wrap up our movie
marathon with the epic 2-part finale.
Saturday, August 6
Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows:
Part 1
Saturday, August 13
Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows:
Part 2
1:30pm, Auditorium
Tween Roleplaying Club
Saturday, August 13
2-4pm, Rotary Room
3rd-5th graders are invited
to play Dungeons and Dragons,
Star Wars, Magic, and more.
Play Games Ames
Saturday, August 27
2-4pm, PEO & Storytime Room
All ages are welcome to play, chat, or just
to see what we're all about. Experienced
board gamers will be on hand to teach
you how to play a variety of games.
Harry Potter Battle of the Books
Teams from three age categories will
battle it out with a series of trivia contests
all about the Harry Potter books.
Families: Thursday, Aug. 18, 5:30-8pm
Teens: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2-5pm
Adults: Saturday, Aug. 20, 6-9pm
The winning Battle of the Books teams
from each age group will compete in the
Harry Potter Tri-Wizard Tournament
Saturday, August 27, 2-6pm
Mama Milk Meetup
Monday, August 15
9:30-11am, Teen Space
All nursing moms and moms-to-be are
invited to a breastfeeding café hosted by
the Ames Loving Support Breastfeeding
Peer Counselors. Children are welcome!
Tri-Wizard Trek:
A Harry Potter 5K Fun Run
Saturday, September 17
9:30am, Brookside Park
Run like Voldemort is chasing you.
Read like your life depends on it.
Register at www.bit.ly/TriwizardTrek.
Early registration
through August 31
is $20 for adults
and $10 for kids.
($5 more starting
September 1)
Ames Public Library Hours
August
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
SUNDAY
Color Key:
All Ages
Family Event
Teen Event
Adult Event
MONDAY
1
TUESDAY
2
Conversations in
English
11am, Auditorium
3
Baby Time
1:30pm, Storytime
Room
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FRIDAY
5
SATURDAY
6
Baby Time
All Story County
Workforce
Bookmobile at
11:05am, Storytime
Reads Book
Readiness Training Ames Main Street
Room
Discussion
Résumé Basics:
Farmers' Market
1:30pm, Rotary Room
10am-12pm
8am-12:30pm
Mystery Lovers
Help: 1-3pm Coloring Book Club
Book Club
Teen Advisory Group Résumé
PEO Room
12pm, The Studio
5:30pm, Teen Space
10am-12pm, The Studio
Computer Basics:
Baby Time
Harry Potter and
Intro. to Computers 6pm, Storytime Room
the Deathly Hallows:
6:30pm, Danfoss Room Conversations in
Part I
1:30pm, Auditorium
Spanish
Conversations in
6:30pm, The Studio
French
4pm, The Studio
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Hot Dog
Dinner Theater
12pm and 5pm
Auditorium
Balloon Workshop
2:30pm, Rotary Room
Ames Public Library
Friends Foundation
4pm, Danfoss Room
Conversations in
Spanish
6:30pm, The Studio
Book Sale: Celebrate
Bookmobile at
the Olympics
North Grand
9am-6pm
Farmers' Market
Literary Grounds
8am-12:30pm
Workforce
Book Sale: Celebrate
Readiness Training
the Olympics
Online Applications:
9am-6pm
10am-12pm
Literary Grounds
Résumé Help: 1-3pm
CRAFTERday
PEO Room
10am-12pm, The Studio
Teen Roleplaying
Game Association
1-5pm, Danfoss Room
Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows:
Part II
1:30pm, Auditorium
Tween
Roleplaying Club
2-4pm, Rotary Room
Conversations in
French
4pm, The Studio
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Great Books
2pm, Board Room
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THURSDAY
515 Douglas Avenue, Ames
www.amespubliclibrary.org
(515) 239-5646
Conversations in
All Story County
Baby Time
English
Reads Field Trip
11:05am, Storytime
11am, Auditorium
10am-2pm
Room
ISU Campus
Teen Movie Monday:
Computer Basics:
Zootopia
The Mothering
Web Browsers
4pm, Teen Space
Circle
6:30pm, Danfoss Room
10-11:30am
Best Start
Teen Space
Breastfeeding Class
6-7:30pm
Baby Time
Rotary Room
1:30pm, Storytime
Room
Next Step
Pumping Class
Teen Craft Tuesday
7:45-8:45pm
3-8pm, Teen Space
Rotary Room
Poetry Jam
7pm, Auditorium
Safe Routes
to School
7pm, Danfoss Room
Homeschool Meetup
7pm, Youth Makerspace
Book Sale: Celebrate
Bookmobile
the Olympics
Out of Service
1-5pm
through August 21
Literary Grounds
Mama Milk Meetup
Teen Writers’
9:30-11am, Teen Space
Workshop
Conversations in
2-4pm, Board Room
English
11am, Auditorium
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WEDNESDAY
2016
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Baby Time
1:30pm, Storytime
Room
Arlington and
the Tomb of
the Unknowns
7pm, Auditorium
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Conversations in
English
11am, Auditorium
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20
Baby Time
Harry Potter Battle
Workforce
11:05am, Storytime
of the Books:
Readiness Training
Room
Families
Interviewing:
5:30-8pm, Library
10am-12pm
Inkspots
Résumé Help: 1-3pm
1:30pm, The Studio
Baby Time
PEO Room
Computer Basics: 6pm, Storytime Room
Computer Files
Conversations in
6:30pm, Danfoss Room
Spanish
6:30pm, The Studio
Board of Trustees
7pm, Board Room
Coloring Book Club
10am-12pm, The Studio
Teen Advisory Group
11am-1pm, Teen Space
Harry Potter Battle
of the Books: Teens
2-5pm, Library
Conversations in
French
4pm, The Studio
Harry Potter Battle
of the Books: Adults
6-9pm, Library
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Bookmobile Service
The Mothering
Baby Time
Baby Time
Resumes
Circle
11:05am, Storytime 6pm, Storytime Room
10-11:30am
Room
Conversations in
Conversations in
Teen Space
English
Books @ Noon
Spanish
11am, Auditorium
Baby Time
12pm, The Studio
6:30pm, The Studio
Storytime
Teen Movie Monday: 1:30pm,
Computer Basics:
Room
The Angry
E-mail
Birds Movie
Teen Craft Tuesday 6:30pm, Danfoss Room
4pm, Teen Space
3-8pm, Teen Space
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Summer Reading
CRAFTERday
Program Ends
10am-12pm, The Studio
Harry Potter TriWizard Tournament
2-6pm, Auditorium
Play Games Ames
2-4pm, PEO Room &
Storytime Room
Conversations in
French
4pm, The Studio
Summer Reading
Ends August 26!
Be sure to turn in your completed reading
programs and pick up any prizes you've
earned by 5:30pm Friday, August 26.
Presentation of a program does not constitute the Library’s endorsement of the content or views expressed by participants.

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