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Library Blog

Thursday, June 16
On June 17, 2021 President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act which made June 19 a federally observed holiday. However, what is Juneteenth and what are its origins? The...
Monday, June 13
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, June 10
Recently I witnessed a dust storm . . . a very small dust storm on the far side of Queset House.  Disappointed that I had spooked a bird, I sat quietly in a less conspicuous place and amused myself...
Thursday, June 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 Youth...
Wednesday, June 08
Summer is in the air! Truth be told, I’ve had summer on the brain for what feels like months now, because we’re officially just weeks away from the kickoff of our 2022 Summer Reading Program! The fun...
Friday, June 03
Neighbors don’t always get along, especially when they live in close proximity without sharing the same goals. Recently this has become apparent in the library’s neighborhood where noisy conflicts...
Tuesday, May 31
The Magic of Summer   Summer is almost here & now is the perfect time to think about creating some new memories by going on an adventure or two, or perhaps you’d rather just stay home and read...
Saturday, May 28
Bird song is among the most conspicuous natural phenomena of May.  If you have recently walked at the Ames Free Library or, for that matter, anywhere in southeastern Massachusetts, you couldn’t help...
Monday, May 16
Who doesn’t love spring? Milder weather, longer days, and the return of greenery combine to lift our spirits.  Between April 29 and May 5, I made not one, but two, road trips to see spring flowers. ...
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...

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