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Library Blog

Friday, December 03
On Tuesday afternoon, a large flock of American robins visited the Ames Free Library to feed in the Siberian crabapple near Queset House.   Yes, robins can be seen in Massachusetts during the fall...
Wednesday, December 01
Is it really December already? With the end of the year and the holiday season upon us, I didn’t spend too much time exploring different library resources in November, but I do have my eye on a few...
Saturday, November 27
This week’s goal was to photograph buds and bark.  While doing so, an unanticipated subject caught my attention.  Whether it was the chirp or the rapid movement, I can’t recall.  By the time I...
Friday, November 19
The foundation of nature study is the habit of watching and wondering, of making observations and asking questions, a habit that I try to practice daily and to encourage through this blog.   These...
Friday, November 12
Explore books, articles and events honoring the lives of Native Americans in the United States, their culture, and the tribulations they face, 
Friday, November 12
For the past several weeks, the glory of the southeastern Massachusetts landscape has been its oaks.     I admit that my love of oaks came later in life.  Don’t get me wrong, I always liked the...
Monday, November 08
Winter is coming! As the weather gets colder, storytimes must move inside. We’ll continue to run our weekly storytimes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 AM, but there will be a few...
Monday, November 08
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, November 05
See what’s happening on the grounds of the Ames Free Library or nearby areas with “A Glimpse of Nature.”  Offered by Lorraine Rubinacci, the library's resident naturalist, this weekly photo blog is a...
Monday, November 01
I’m what some would describe as a “mood reader” - meaning that what book I pick up next (or what book I set aside after starting it) is driven largely by my mood. And, for whatever reason, that led...

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