Ames Free Library

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April's Featured Artist at the AFL

On the Wall: 2009: Before & After

Once upon a time, a very Very VERY short while ago, there was a very Very VERY different reality in place at the campus of the Ames Free Library. The parking lot did not exist. The garden was a ruin overrun by fallen trees and poison ivy. The historic library was crammed into one level. Check out the April photo exhibit to remember the time before 2009!

In the Glass Case: Hats Off to History! by Lori Pires

Local collector Lori Pires shows off part of her international hat collection through the end of the month. A long-time Easton resident, Lori has been collecting headpieces for over 40 years and currently has over 500 pieces in her extensive collection, so come and see a piece of ‘hatstory’ today!

She will also be speaking about her collection on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

If you are interested in displaying your collection in the library's Exhibit Case, please contact to learn more!


Artists’ works are brought to you by the Artist on Display Program sponsored by the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District.


Learn more about previous artists that have displayed at the Ames Free Library HERE