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Tuesday, February 09
The Ames Free Library Board of Directors doesn’t just love the library…they love reading, too! Check out the link below to see some of the books they read and loved in 2020. AFL 2020 Board of...
Friday, February 05
School and business closings, social distancing, no vaccine, and the biggest impact felt by the poorest citizens? Sound familiar? It's America in 1918 as the country confronts the Spanish Influenza...
Friday, February 05
Debra Britt tells the history of the National Black Doll Museum, a rare non-profit institution established in 2004. As one of the founders of this one-of-a-kind institution, she presents and...
Friday, February 05
Easton's very own Nora Yousif walks us through our rapidly changing and turbulent financial landscape to understand social security and medicare.  Originally presented on September 24. 2020.
Friday, February 05
Tina Kanter, Sommelier of Happy Being Clean, speaks with the Ames Free Library in a virtual wine Master Class focusing on Fall and Winter wines. Learn about exceptional wines to select for whatever...
Monday, February 01
Have you been in to the library lately? We're open, and even though the Teen Den isn't open for browsing, we're still curating a great collection for you. Check out what's new below, then place a...
Tuesday, January 19
Wondering what books AFL staff read and loved in 2020? Click the link below to see some of our favorite fiction and nonfiction titles. Click on any book cover and get directed to the AFL catalog to...
Tuesday, December 08
Pajama storytime is fun for the whole family! We'll share books, rhymes, & songs to help wind down your evening. This storytime is designed to engage children of various ages. Pajamas are...
Tuesday, December 01
Listen to Miss Jess share Hanukkah and Christmas books during these holiday storytimes! These prerecorded storytimes can be viewed at your convenience, December 1 - 31, 2020! To see ALL of our...
Friday, November 20
Welcome to Miss Jess Suggests! In each episode of this series, Head of Youth Services Jessica Block recommends great books for you to try (plus some bonus titles!). Different episodes will focus on...

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