Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
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Master Class Online - Spanish Influenza: America's Other Pandemic

School and business closings, social distancing, no vaccine, and the biggest impact felt by the poorest citizens? Sound familiar? It's America in 1918 as the country confronts the Spanish Influenza that would eventually kill over 600,000 in America. 

On Thursday, December 17, 2020 local historian Edmund Hands spoke about the Spanish Influenza, America's other pandemic. He posed the question: is the only thing we learn from history that we learn nothing from history? Find out as Easton and neighboring towns fight for survival against an invisible killer.

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