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Friday, December 31
Do you like hot cocoa, snuggly kittens, new friends, and dragonfruit? OF COURSE you do! How about frozen boogers, being told "no", stinky ghost burps, and even stinkier durian fruit?  Maybe not so...
Thursday, December 30
Houseguests are commonplace during the holiday season – at least they were prior to the coronavirus.  While most guests receive invitations, a few unexpected visitors may take up residence in your...
Wednesday, December 29
It’s getting to be that time of year in New England… The weather outside might be frightful, but the Ames Free Library is here to keep you entertained throughout winter 2022. One way we’re bringing...
Thursday, December 23
“Christmas Means Cranberries” . . . at least that’s what an Ocean Spray advertisement in Ladies Home Journal proclaimed in 1947.  “Christmas Means Cranberries,” SAILS Digital History Collections...
Tuesday, December 21
Take a look at these sparkling standouts! Click to link below to learn about some of the best books AFL staff read in 2021. Click on any book cover and get directed to the AFL catalog to learn more...
Friday, December 17
Next Tuesday is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, the day when the sun makes its lowest arc in the skies of the northern hemisphere.  This astronomical event has been celebrated from...
Monday, December 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...
Saturday, December 11
The last time we looked at an herbaceous plant was at the end of August when the library’s jewelweed reached its floriferous peak.  It’s high time to consider another wildflower!  Yes, blossoms are...
Monday, December 06
Get to know your town officials through their favorite reads! Scroll through to see their selections and click on any book cover to learn more or place a hold through our catalog. Leaders &...
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...

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