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Friday, September 24
Banned Books Week (September 26 - October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It...
Friday, September 24
A Glimpse of Nature -- Mantids September 24, 2021 Two observers have shared photos of mantises living in Queset Garden.  One was taken in late July; the other in late August.  The most striking...
Wednesday, September 22
It's the autumnal equinox, and the Ames Free Library staff is ready to recommend some good books! These titles are all excellent choices this season, whether you're pulling up a cozy chair,...
Monday, September 20
We’ve purchased some new additions to our Graphic Novel and Manga collections! If you have any suggestions or series you’d like to see, please email teens@amesfreelibrary.org and let us know. Fence ...
Friday, September 17
A Glimpse of Nature --  A New Twist September 17, 2021 Last week I lamented the difficulty of photographing night-singing insects.  Whenever I approached, they became silent and “disappeared” into...
Monday, September 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, September 10
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...
Friday, September 03
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...
Wednesday, September 01
Welcome to the Librarian’s Lounge! Every month, stop by to find out what Megan Tully, AFL’s Reference and Adult Services Librarian, has been reading, cooking, creating, and more. She’ll share...
Friday, August 27
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...

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