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Tuesday, October 19
Have you been seeing signs for the MCBA book club? Maybe you’ve found our book display in Youth Services, or noticed those stickers on some book spines. Maybe you even saw our video about the book...
Monday, October 18
Looking for something new and different? This month's batch of NEW YA Fiction can be found on the shelves just off the adult fiction section. Come check one out!  Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat Sixteen-year...
Friday, October 15
A Glimpse of Nature -- Gills & Pores October 15, 2021     This week, let’s look at a few of the fungi that have been growing around the Ames Free Library.  Rather, I should specify that we’ll be...
Thursday, October 14
These books and movies are a scream! Click on any spooky cover image to learn more or place a hold through our catalog. Spooky Staff Picks...
Monday, October 11
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, October 08
A Glimpse of Nature - Fabulous Fungi Challenge October 8, 2021 It’s been raining, and the fungi keep on coming.  Now’s the time to join the AFL’s “Fabulous Fungi Challenge.”  Photograph three...
Monday, October 04
If you're a fantasy fan, you'll want to grab one of the newest additions to our collection - Adventures in Thousandworld: the Darkenstar by Joseph A. Davis. We have three copies currently available...
Friday, October 01
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, October 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, 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...

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