Allen Public Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at the Allen Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted. Call 214-509-4900 for more information. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Drive in Allen, Texas.

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Baby and Me Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Baby and Me Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 17, 10:15 a.m.Baby and Me Story Ti
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
For pre-walkers with an adult.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 17, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
For 2 - 4 year olds with an adult.
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Meet the Artist
4 - 5 p.m.
 Meet the Artist
Thursday, Apr. 17, 4 - 5 p.m.Meet the Artist
Ages 9 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Learn more about artists and try making your own art in their style. This month: Banksy
 

 
 
 
 
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Charreada: Mexican Rodeo in Texas
7:30 p.m.
Charreada: Mexican Rodeo in Texas
Thursday, Apr. 17, 7:30 p.m.Charreada: Mexican R
El Charro, man on horseback, plays an important role in the history of the United States, Central and South America.  The Mexican version of the American cowboy, only much older, El Charro arose from the ranch culture first brought to Mexico by the Spanish.  

Famed San Anto...read more
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Talking History - The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West
7 p.m.
Talking History - The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West
Thursday, Apr. 17, 7 p.m.Talking History - Th
Through a multigenerational family saga, explore the critical role that interracial Native-white relationships had in the development of the American West.  Dr. Andrew Graybill, of Southern Methodist University, will trace the history of the Clarke family from 1844 with the marriage of Montana ...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 17, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
For 2 - 6 year-olds and their family.
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Sensory Play Day
10:30 - 11: 30 a.m.
 Sensory Play Day
Friday, Apr. 18, 10:30 - 11: 30 a.m.Sensory Play Day
Ages 0 - 3
In the Children's Program Room
Join us for a relaxed morning of stimulating sensory play stations. Play is one of the key early literacy practices to promote reading readiness.
 

 
 
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An Anime Afternoon
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 An Anime Afternoon
Friday, Apr. 18, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.An Anime Afternoon
For ages 12 - 18
In the 2nd floor Program Room
Join us for an hour of anime, Japanese sweets, crafts and more!  The anime shown at this program is usually rated 13+ or lower.
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Crafternoon
2:30 - 4 p.m.
 Crafternoon
Saturday, Apr. 19, 2:30 - 4 p.m.Crafternoon
Ages 3 and up with an adult
In Children's Program Room
Make as many masterpieces as you like at this come-and-go program. Caregivers must stay with children under age 9.
 
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Adventure Club
4 - 5 p.m.
 Adventure Club
Monday, Apr. 21, 4 - 5 p.m.Adventure Club
Ages 7 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Get ready for Big Nate! We’ll have games and activities to celebrate our favorite
troublemaker!
 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Thousand-Yard Model, or the Earth as Peppercorn
4 pm
The Thousand-Yard Model, or the Earth as Peppercorn
Tuesday, April 22, 4:00, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.The Thousand-Yard Mo
What's wrong with this picture?  Come find our as we walk from the Sun to the outer planets.  Celebrate the Earth by discovering how the Earth fits within the solar system.  There will be three repeat walks starting at the 1st floor meeting room.

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4 pm
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Grow Your Own Hedgehog
4 - 5 p.m.
 Grow Your Own Hedgehog
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 4 - 5 p.m.Grow Your Own Hedgeh
Ages 7 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
It’s Earth Day – come learn how to grow your own hedgehog! Please bring a clean pair of socks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Alec Guinness Comedies - "The Captain’s Paradise" (1953)
7 p.m.
Alec Guinness Comedies - "The Captain’s Paradise" (1953)
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 7 p.m.Alec Guinness Comedi
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!

The Captain's Paradise (1953) - st...read more
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DIY @ APL - Flower Power!
10 a.m
 DIY @ APL - Flower Power!
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 10 a.mDIY @ APL - Flower P
Celebrate spring with us!  Create an easy to make, fun to wear felt flower brooch.  All materials supplied.  Registration required.

Time: 10-11:30 am
Location: 2nd Floor Program Room
Ages 16+; no children please
 
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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iCreate
6:30 - 8 p.m.
 iCreate
Thursday, Apr. 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m.iCreate
For ages 12 - 18
In the 2nd floor Program Room
Show off your crafty side as we create pop tab art!
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Lego Kids Club
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 Lego Kids Club
Friday, Apr. 25, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.Lego Kids Club
In the Children's Program Room
Ages 7 - 12 (firm, no exceptions)
Use creativity and a pile of Legos to build your own masterpiece based on a new theme every month.
Space is limited to 25.  Tickets will be handed out beginning at 4 p.m. at the Children’s Desk. Must be pr...read more
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Game On
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 Game On
Friday, Apr. 25, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.Game On
In the 2nd floor Program Room
For teens ages 12 - 18
Bring your favorite games, play our Xbox and game on with your friends.
 
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Mad Science Mondays
4 - 5 p.m.
 Mad Science Mondays
Monday, Apr. 28, 4 - 5 p.m.Mad Science Mondays
In the Children's Program Room
Ages 9 - 12
It’s time for some sweet science! We’ll make our own ice cream and see which soda creates the biggest geyser!
 

 
 
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Medieval Fun Day
4 - 5 p.m.
 Medieval Fun Day
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 4 - 5 p.m.Medieval Fun Day
For ages 3 and up with their families
In the Children's Program Room
Enjoy fun activities and crafts that celebrate Medieval knights, ladies and mythical creatures!
 

 
 
 
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Alec Guinness Comedies - "The Ladykillers" (1955)
7 p.m.
Alec Guinness Comedies - "The Ladykillers" (1955)
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 7 p.m.Alec Guinness Comedi
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!

The Ladykillers (1955) - starring Alec...read more
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