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Don't let the kids have all the fun. Join Ames Public Library's Summer Reading Program for Adults and win prizes of your own!

Reading Books
Whenever you read or listen to a book, enter it in the "Log My Reading" section. You'll get to choose a reward from our prize bin after you've logged 10 hours, and again when you've logged 20 hours.

Going to Events
You can also earn a prize by going to 5 Library events. Go to the Challenges page and check off a "Go to a Library Event" challenge each time you attend one of our programs. After you've completed all 5, you'll get to choose a reward from our prize bin!

Prize Drawings
All of the reading you log and events you go to earn you entries into our summer prize drawings. The extra activities on the Challenges page--like reviewing the events you attend or taking a "shelfie"--will also earn you entries.

Be sure to log all of your reading and activities and pick up all of your prizes by the end of the day August 22, 2017!

Events

2017-10-21 Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Get involved and join TAG! Help plan exciting library events for teens, share what you're reading, and make new friends. There's free pizza, too!

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2017-10-21 Conversations in Russian

Native and non-native Russian speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Russian.

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2017-10-21 Conversations in French

Native and non-native French speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in French.

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2017-10-22 Inspired Performances: Jim Coppoc and Reggie Greenlaw

Local musicians will play live music and talk about the artists that inspired them. 

Jim Coppoc plays a blend of Travis picking, Carter Scratch and other traditional fingerstyle elements that blend into a full, articulate guitar sound all his own. Coppoc will be joined by members of Cody Road and Disappearing Songs Project.

Reggie Greenlaw will play a variety of country rock, country folk, roots, and alternative country genres. Think The Birds, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and Johnny Cash.

Audience members may enter a drawing to win two free tickets to see Bumper Jacksons as part of the Stephens Auditorium 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series.

Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Stephens Auditorium 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series, and KHOI Community Radio with support from the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.

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 (515) 239-5646 or mlogsdon@amespubliclibrary.org

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2017-10-22 STEM Sunday

Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with fun hands-on activities. We'll take on a different topic each week.

Provided in partnership with Iowa State University's Future Teachers-Future Leaders Learning Community.

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 Jerri Heid at (515) 239-5643 or jheid@amespubliclibrary.org.

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