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Explore the history of Butler County, Iowa and the Prohibition with us on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 pm. Linda Betsinger McCann will discuss her books Prohibition in Eastern Iowa as well as Lost Butler County, Vanished Towns of the Cedar Valley.

 Author Linda McCannLinda will share stories of how she researched for her books and the interesting things she found along the way.

Prohibition in Eastern Iowa looks at the 13 year span of time known as "Prohibition" through the lens of Eastern Iowa townspeople and others.  From farmers who grew corn used in making illegal liquor, to the bootleggers who trafficked it and the gangsters who sold it, Eastern Iowa saw its fair share!

Lost Butler County -These lost towns may no longer be on any Iowa map, but they remain forever etched in the memory of the community.  Wind back the clock in the Cedar Valley to a time when Butler Center was the center of Butler County, Iowa and Fort Eads and Pilot Rock were useful directions instead of faded memories.

Linda Betsinger McCann is a native Iowan who continues to live in Iowa by choice. Her ancestors settled in Iowa by the 1850s. Linda has been doing genealogy for about thirty years and recently traced a line to George Soule, who arrived on the Mayflower.

This program is sponsored by Aplington Historical Society and Friends of Aplington Public Library.

RAMM 2015 - Winners READ!

Read A Million Minutes began Wednesday, February 11th with the theme "Winners READ!"  Join the students of A-P in grades K - 5 as they hope to attain  their reading goal of logging in over 200,000 minutes between Feb. 11 and March 11. EVERYONE in the community is welcome to join in their efforts. Simply record the number of minutes you read and submit the total to your library, weekly if possible. (Forms are available at the library for recording your totals.) Weekly the library will total the number of minutes that are submitted and send that total to the school. You may also choose to record your minutes on-line HERE and the library will add them to the total.

Check out the "Aplington News" digital archive HERE!

Aplington's local newspaper, “The Aplington News”, has been digitized and is now available on-line to you 24/7!  The years currently available for "searching" are from 1891-1962. Try it out today.

 Newest DVDs: "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast", "The Spy Next Door", "Barbie in Princess Power", "The Last Song", "Mr. Troop Mom", "The Widow's Might", "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay", "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb",  "Dumb and Dumber To", "Beyond the Lights", "The Theory of Everything", "St. Vincent", "Ninja Turtles", "The Best of Me", "Buddy", "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day", "Left Behind", and "Lego Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League", "Get On Up", and "No Good Deed".

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