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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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones Story Time
For 1 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m
All By Myself Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 All By Myself Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 11:15 a.m.All By Myself Story
For 4 & 5 year-olds ready to attend independantly
In the Children's Program Room
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Noontime Pageturners - "Before I Go to Sleep" by S.J. Watson
12 pm
Noontime Pageturners - "Before I Go to Sleep" by S.J. Watson
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 12 pmNoontime Pageturners
Bring a lunch and a friend and join us for a lively discussion!  We offer a relaxed environment where you can share the joy of reading.

This month's selection is Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Wa...read more
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Baby & Me Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Baby & Me Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 2, 10:15 a.m.Baby & Me Story Time
For pre-walkers with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 2, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
For 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 2, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
For children 2 - 6 years and their family
In the Children's Program Room
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
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Easter Eggstravaganza
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, Apr. 4, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Easter Eggstravaganz
For ages 3 and up with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Join us for eggcellent Easter fun!
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Library closed
 Library closed
Sunday, Apr. 5,
The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 5 in observance of Easter.  We will reopen Monday, April 6 at 10 am.
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Monday, Apr. 6, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones Story Time
For 1 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m
Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Monday, Apr. 6, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
For 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Pirates Ahoy
4 - 5 p.m.
 Pirates Ahoy
Monday, Apr. 6, 4 - 5 p.m.Pirates Ahoy
For all ages
In the Children's Program Room
Prepare to sail the high seas with crafts and a scavenger hunt!
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones Story Time
For 1 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m
Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
For 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
For children 2 - 6 years and their family
In the Children's Program Room
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones Story Time
For 1 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m
DIY@APL - Sensory Playtime Toys
10 am
 DIY@APL - Sensory Playtime Toys
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 10 amDIY@APL - Sensory Pl
Make sensory toys for babies and toddlers using materials you can find around your house.  Great for parents and grandparents.  Please leave the little ones at home and surprise them with what you make!  All supplies will be provided.

2nd floor program room
Program is ...read more
All By Myself Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 All By Myself Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 11:15 a.m.All By Myself Story
For 4 & 5 year-olds ready to attend independantly
In the Children's Program Room
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Twisted Threads - A Fiber Craft Circle
6:30 pm
Twisted Threads - A Fiber Craft Circle
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 6:30 pmTwisted Threads - A
Do you knit? Or crochet? Or make spectacular things with thread and yarn?  If so, Twisted Threads is for you!
Twisted Threads is a social group for knitters, crocheters, felters, quilters, and any other crafters who use thread or yarn!  All skill levels are ...read more
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Baby & Me Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Baby & Me Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 9, 10:15 a.m.Baby & Me Story Time
For pre-walkers with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 9, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
For 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Discover a Healthier You - Walk This Way!
12 pm
Discover a Healthier You - Walk This Way!
Thursday, Apr. 9, 12 pmDiscover a Healthier
Walk your way to a healthier lifestyle in a fun cardio workout that incorporates low-impact weight training using items found around the library.  This one-time sample class will begin upstaris in the 2nd floor program room, and, weather permitting, will head outside.  Comfortable clothes,...read more
Lego Kids Club
4 - 5 p.m.
 Lego Kids Club
Thursday, Apr. 9, 4 - 5 p.m.Lego Kids Club
For ages 7 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
You can build a space ship that is out of this world!
Participants will use imagination, creativity and a pile of Legos to build masterpieces based on this month’s theme: space!
Anime Evening
6:30 - 8 p.m.
 Anime Evening
Thursday, Apr. 9, 6:30 - 8 p.m.Anime Evening
For ages 12 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Enjoy a night watching anime, eating Japanese snacks and more.
Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 9, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
For children 2 - 6 years and their family
In the Children's Program Room
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
ALLen Reads - Meet Christina Baker Kline, Author of "Orphan Train"
7:30 p.m.
ALLen Reads - Meet Christina Baker Kline, Author of "Orphan Train"
Thursday, Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m.ALLen Reads - Meet C
Meet Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Allen Public Library.  This year's ALLen Reads main selection, Kline's historical novel led the New York Times, USA Today, and National Indie bestseller lists for 18 months.

Se...read more
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Crafternoon
2:30 - 4 p.m.
 Crafternoon
Saturday, Apr. 11, 2:30 - 4 p.m.Crafternoon
For ages 3 and up with an adult
In the 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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Vivaldi in Season
3pm
 Vivaldi in Season
Sunday, Apr. 12, 3pmVivaldi in Season
During the fall of 1926, a boarding school in the Piedmont region of Italy discovered old volumes of music in their archives. Looking to sell the music to help fund their school, they sought professional guidance. Alberto Gentili, a professor of music history at Turin University, found volumes of mu...read more
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Monday, Apr. 13, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones Story Time
For 1 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m
Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Monday, Apr. 13, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
For 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Joan of Arc
7:30pm
 Joan of Arc
Monday, Apr. 13, 7:30pmJoan of Arc
From the fifteenth century French peasant girl who led an army to the iconic martyr burned at the stake, Joan of Arc has remained a popular heroine throughout the centuries. Her story has been recounted in film, literature, plays, painting, and sculpture. Joan of Arc is also a Saint in the Roma...read more
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones Story Time
For 1 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m
Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
For 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Fishing Fun!
4 - 5 p.m.
 Fishing Fun!
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 4 - 5 p.m.Fishing Fun!
For ages 3 and up with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Join us for some fish crafts, games and fun!
Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
For children 2 - 6 years and their family
In the Children's Program Room
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Joan of Arc
7:30pm
 Joan of Arc
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 7:30pmJoan of Arc
From the fifteenth century French peasant girl who led an army to the iconic martyr burned at the stake, Joan of Arc has remained a popular heroine throughout the centuries. Her story has been recounted in film, literature, plays, painting, and sculpture. Joan of Arc is also a Saint in the Roma...read more
Parenting: Understanding Temperament
7 pm
Parenting: Understanding Temperament
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 7 pmParenting:  Understa
Do you understand your child's temperament?  Most of us haven't given it a lot of thought but it can make a powerful difference, not only in our ability to parent effectively but in our relationship with our children.  We'll discuss how temperament can affect family life and ch...read more
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones Story Time
For 1 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m
All By Myself Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 All By Myself Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 11:15 a.m.All By Myself Story
For 4 & 5 year-olds ready to attend independantly
In the Children's Program Room
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Food for Thought - Easy Salads
2pm
 Food for Thought - Easy Salads
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2pm
Join us to learn how to prepare "Easy Salads."

Presented by Jennifer Bell from the Food for Thought Cafe

Library Meeting room.
Open to the first 30 people ages 18+.

Call 214-509-4905 for more information.
Ladies Night Out Book Club - The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian
7pm
Ladies Night Out Book Club - The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 7pmLadies Night Out Boo
Come out and enjoy the company of other ladies at the Ladies Night Out Book Club.

Join us to discuss The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian.

This book is available from our read more
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Baby & Me Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Baby & Me Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 16, 10:15 a.m.Baby & Me Story Time
For pre-walkers with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 16, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
For 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Throwback Thursday
4:30 - 6 p.m.
 Throwback Thursday
Thursday, Apr. 16, 4:30 - 6 p.m.Throwback Thursday
For ages 12 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Take a break from homework with an old movie, snacks and crafts!
Interurban Railroad
7:30 pm
 Interurban Railroad
Thursday, Apr. 16, 7:30 pmInterurban Railroad
A crucial part of Allen’s history, the Texas Traction Company hosted its debut trip between Dallas and Denison in June of 1908.  Immediately west of the Houston Texas and Central Railway line, their tracks ran parallel to those of the train.  When the tracks approached Allen, they ve...read more
Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 16, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
For children 2 - 6 years and their family
In the Children's Program Room
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
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Texas Gypsies
7:30 pm
 Texas Gypsies
Friday, Apr. 17, 7:30 pmTexas Gypsies
The award-winning Texas Gypsies brings gypsy jazz to the Allen Public Library at 7:30 pm Friday, April 17.   Blending Big Band Swing, Jazz, Western Swing, Texas Blues and Rockabilly, they create a one-of-a-kind style.
 
With sounds evocative of the European Jazz movement in ...read more
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Lego Family Fun Day
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Lego Family Fun Day
Saturday, Apr. 18, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Lego Family Fun Day
For ages 5 and up with their families
In the Children's Program Room
Bring your parents and create with Legos at the library!
Every family that builds together will be entered to win a fun Lego prize! Must be present to win.
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Monday, Apr. 20, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones Story Time
For 1 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m
Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Monday, Apr. 20, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
For 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Sharpie Art
4 - 5 p.m.
 Sharpie Art
Monday, Apr. 20, 4 - 5 p.m.Sharpie Art
For ages 9 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Create some awesome Sharpie art!
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones Story Time
For 1 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m
Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
For 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
How to Draw
4 - 4:30 p.m.
 How to Draw
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 4 - 4:30 p.m.How to Draw
For ages 5 - 9
In the Children's Program Room
Learn a new skill every month!
Teen Study Night
4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
 Teen Study Night
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 4:45 - 6:45 p.m.Teen Study Night
For ages 12 - 18
In the Children’s Program Room
Bring your homework, brains and study group. We will provide the snacks.
Adult Anime Interest Group - Anime Classics Night
6:30 pm
Adult Anime Interest Group - Anime Classics Night
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 6:30 pmAdult Anime Interest
Join us for a night of anime classics.  We will be watching an anime classic while doing pixel art with perler beads of our favourite classic anime characters.  Templates, beads, boards and other supplies will be provided.  Feel free to bring your own templates and supplies.  As ...read more
Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
For children 2 - 6 years and their family
In the Children's Program Room
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones Story Time
For 1 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m
All By Myself Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 All By Myself Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 11:15 a.m.All By Myself Story
For 4 & 5 year-olds ready to attend independantly
In the Children's Program Room
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Plant a Kiss
4:30 - 5 p.m.
 Plant a Kiss
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 4:30 - 5 p.m.Plant a Kiss
For ages 3 and up with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Read a special springtime story and plant a kiss to see what grows!
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Twisted Threads Fiber Craft Circle - Morning Edition
10:30am
Twisted Threads Fiber Craft Circle - Morning Edition
Thursday, Apr. 23, 10:30amTwisted Threads Fibe
Do you knit? Or crochet? Or make spectacular things with thread and yarn?  If so, Twisted Threads is for you!
Twisted Threads is a social group for knitters, crocheters, felters, quilters, and any other crafters who use thread or yarn!  All skill levels are ...read more
Baby & Me Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Baby & Me Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 23, 10:15 a.m.Baby & Me Story Time
For pre-walkers with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 23, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
For 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Anime Evening
6:30 - 8 p.m.
 Anime Evening
Thursday, Apr. 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m.Anime Evening
For ages 12 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Enjoy a night watching anime, eating Japanese snacks and more.
Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Thursday, Apr. 23, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
For children 2 - 6 years and their family
In the Children's Program Room
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
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Sensory Play Day
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Sensory Play Day
Friday, Apr. 24, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Sensory Play Day
For ages 0 - 3
In the Children's Program Room
Join us for a relaxed morning of stimulating sensory play stations.
Doctor Who
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 Doctor Who
Friday, Apr. 24, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.Doctor Who
For ages 10 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Celebrate your favorite Time Lord with snacks and crafts.
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Autism Parenting Experience
12pm
 Autism Parenting Experience
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 12pm
Are you a parent to a child with autism?  Do you know or work with parents who have children with autism?  This workshop is for you!

Come learn about:
- The experience of the autism parenting journey
-What to expect
-How to help
-Resources available

...read more
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Pancho Villa, Texas, Aviation and World War One
7:30 pm
Pancho Villa, Texas, Aviation and World War One
Thursday, Apr. 30, 7:30 pmPancho Villa, Texas,
Pancho Villa, Texas, Aviation and World War I have a fascinating relationship.  Learn details of the intriguing connections from military historian Dr. Eric Smylie at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30 at the Allen Public Library. 

On March 9, 1916, several hundred Mexican guerrillas...read more
  
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