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Monday, March 21
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 we celebrate AFL's...
Saturday, March 19
It’s almost spring! Although I’m not usually one to wish the days away, I’m ready for weather that’s warm enough to sit outside and enjoy some time reading in the sunshine and fresh air. Until then I...
Friday, March 18
March 18, 2022. Announcement! I will be offering “Trees in Early Spring” on Monday, March 21 at 2:30.  This 1-hour nature walk around the library’s property will provide guidance and practice in tree...
Thursday, March 17
In late 2021, Vladimir Putin began deploying masses of Russian troops around Ukraine. However, as of Thursday, February 24, 2022, Russia attacked Ukraine along multiple points after various...
Monday, March 14
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, March 11
March 11, 2022 The first week of our “Nature’s Rhythms” activity will end at midnight.  Thanks to everyone who has participated.  Keep up the good work! Between March 5th and 11th, several phenomena...
Friday, March 04
I look forward to long weekend walks when there is adequate daylight and no need to rush. Last Saturday’s excursion at an abandoned cranberry bog didn’t disappoint. The sun was shining, and crusty...
Friday, February 25
Winter in New England means short days, cold weather, dormant plants, changes in animal behavior, and snow – yes, more snow! This season also offers a distinctive and very beautiful night sky. I know...
Thursday, February 24
Storytimes will continue to meet inside at the Queset House until the weather improves. As we stay cozy inside for these next few weeks, please be aware of our latest guidelines: Space is limited...
Friday, February 18
This week started out cold, with single digit mornings in my neighborhood.  These low temperatures, in conjunction with some other favorable conditions, created one of my favorite winter phenomena. ...

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