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Friday, December 02
The leaves have fallen; the views are great.  Now’s the time when hidden treasures are revealed.  Here are two specimens from the library’s property that were, until recently, concealed by all that...
Saturday, November 26
One long-ago November, the library staff received a gift from two grateful patrons. This small, but sincere, token of appreciation grew in a four-inch pot. I put it on the windowsill for all to see...
Friday, November 25
Celebrate your creativity & love of books! We invite patrons of all ages to make a literary ornament of a favorite book, holiday classic, or any other creative literary design. Use wood, paint,...
Tuesday, November 22
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 one of AFL's...
Friday, November 18
Peak autumn color has passed, and leaves now carpet the ground.  Why not take a closer look while they are still intact, before snow and microbes work their recycling magic?  Now’s a great time to...
Saturday, November 12
Congratulations to Patricia and Debbie who correctly identified last week’s “What Is It!”  as witch hazel (American or common witch hazel, depending on whom you ask).   The flowering branch in my...
Friday, November 04
Your garden mums may be fading, but this local plant is in full bloom.  If you recognize this week’s “What Is It!” email your answer to lrubinacci@amesfreelibrary.org.  Check back next week for the...
Thursday, November 03
Congratulations to our pumpkin carving contest winner, Violet, who received a gift card to Hilliard's for her entry! Violet submitted this intricately carved face entitled "Billy lost his head again...
Friday, October 28
Jack-o’-lanterns. Costumes.  “Ghost Hunting At Queset House.”  Halloween is upon us!                                                                                                     Oakes Ames...
Friday, October 28
  How do you feel about what you’re writing? Are you excited or nervous about getting started?                                                                                               Photo by...

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