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Wednesday, September 14
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, meet AFL's...
Thursday, September 08
    Last week’s “What Is It!” did not occur at the Ames Free Library. This handsome trio needs more elbow room than Queset Garden offers.     Then again, the locale wasn’t the Serengeti, the Great...
Friday, September 02
Three mystery birds are the stars of this week’s “What Is It!”  Think you know this bird? Submit your ID to A Glimpse of Nature.  If you have ever seen this species, please share your experience as...
Friday, August 26
Beyond Queset Garden, past the reflecting pool and hedgerows, is a “neglected” area that provides safe haven for plants and animals. This densely-vegetated thicket offers shelter to the cottontail...
Monday, August 22
Things have been busy since my last post! We made it through two heat waves and the library has been in full swing with all of our summer events and the summer reading program. If you’re reading this...
Thursday, August 18
  For those of you who avoided our recent dragonfly quiz, and for those who played the game but felt uneasy, here is an observation primer. As with all new subjects, it takes time to get one’s...
Monday, August 15
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, meet AFL's Youth...
Friday, August 12
Here’s the latest news. Part 1:  The Robin. If you recall, last Friday a dramatic thunderstorm passed through our region. It began to sprinkle as I headed to my car; soon there was a deluge. As I...
Monday, August 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, August 05
As I was watering the library’s tomatoes and fall greens, I spotted a small object just outside the entrance. It was new, and its color stood out from the gray and pink masonry. Here’s a closer look...

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