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Friday, May 13
Good things take time to grow:  A Glimpse of Nature will return next week with the promised post on spring ephemerals.  In the meantime, here’s this week’s challenge: Go for a walk in the woods. 2...
Monday, May 09
Welcome to AFL Staff Stories! Every month we'll introduce you (or REintroduce you!) to a different member of the AFL Staff and tell you a little about their favorites. This month, meet AFL's...
Monday, May 09
Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading or watching? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog. If you would like to...
Friday, May 06
Which flowers have you seen lately?  Read about Lorraine’s botanical adventures in next week’s A Glimpse of Nature.            
Thursday, April 28
 “The Great Seed Experiment” is off to a vigorous start!  Hundreds of patrons have picked up seeds for their home gardens, as well as helpful factsheets and seed journals to record their observations...
Thursday, April 28
From the aesthetically pleasing, to the historical, to the mundane, to the downright ridiculous, many of us are obsessed with picture taking. Why do I have 10,000 photos of the same sunrise?  Do I...
Wednesday, April 27
With April’s showers (hopefully!) behind us and May’s flowers in full bloom, Storytime is now meeting solely in the Garden! Along with our Winter coats, we’ve packed away the need to register. Since...
Friday, April 22
Yesterday, as I did a quick inspection of the library’s grounds, the movements of a gray squirrel drew my attention.  The animal was at a distance, in a tree on the opposite bank of our neighbor’s...
Thursday, April 21
Are you interested in learning more about sustainable living or climate change? The Ames Free Library has resources for all ages! Take few minutes to browse this virtual room created by staff member...
Friday, April 15
We’ve all heard the proverb, “April showers bring May flowers.”  Well, it’s mid April, and the “mayflowers” have already begun to bloom.  I am referring to a particular flower, the species Epigaea...

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