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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Our National Pastime Movie Series - "Field of Dreams" (1989)
7 p.m.
Our National Pastime Movie Series - "Field of Dreams" (1989)
Tuesday, Sep. 2, 7 p.m.Our National Pastime
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!

Field of Dreams (1989) - starring Kevin Costn...read more
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Noontime Pageturners - "The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg
12pm
Noontime Pageturners - "The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg
Wednesday, Sep. 3, 12pmNoontime 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 The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg.
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Touchdown!!
4 - 5 p.m.
 Touchdown!!
Wednesday, Sep. 3, 4 - 5 p.m.Touchdown!!
For ages 5 and up with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Football season is back! Meet the Allen Eagles' Mascot Tuffy, enjoy games, crafts and more!
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An Anime Evening
6:30 - 8 p.m.
 An Anime Evening
Thursday, Sep. 4, 6:30 - 8 p.m.An Anime Evening
For teens ages 12 - 18
In the 2nd floor Program Room
Enjoy a night watching anime, eating Japanese snacks, and exploring Japanese culture.
 
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Doctor Who
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 Doctor Who
Friday, Sep. 5, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.Doctor Who
For tweens and teens ages 10 - 18
In the 2nd floor Program Room
Celebrate your favorite Time Lord with crafts and fun!
 

 
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Family Game Day
4 - 5:30 p.m.
 Family Game Day
Saturday, Sep. 6, 4 - 5:30 p.m.Family Game Day
For families with children of all ages
In the Children's Program Room
Games for all ages. Build cognitive skills, coordination and happy memories!
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Monday, Sep. 8, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult

Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Monday, Sep. 8, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult

Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult

Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Dumbledore’s Army
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 Dumbledore’s Army
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.Dumbledore’s A
For teens ages 12 - 18
In the 2nd floor Program Room
Join other Harry Potter geeks for crafts, food, and fun! 
This month: Mini book charms, homemade quill pens, and trivia with edible snitch prizes
 

 
 
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Our National Pastime Movie Series - "42" (2013)
7p.m.
Our National Pastime Movie Series - "42" (2013)
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 7p.m.Our National Pastime
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!

42 (2013) - starring Chadwick Bosem...read more
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Twisted Threads - A Fiber Craft Circle
6:30 p.m.
Twisted Threads - A Fiber Craft Circle
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 6:30 p.m.Twisted 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 type of craft done with thread or yarn!  All skill levels ar...read more
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Baby and Me Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Baby and Me Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 11, 10:15 a.m.Baby and Me Story Ti
In the Children's Program Room
For pre-walkers with an adult.

Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 11, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Discover a Healthier You - Quick and Easy Meals
12pm
Discover a Healthier You - Quick and Easy Meals
Thursday, Sep. 11, 12pmDiscover a Healthier
Learn how to prepare quick, nutritious meals that are easy on your budget.  The presentation includes ways to cut minutes off of preparation, some basic supplies to keep on hand, and food safety tips.  A demonstration of one or two recipes followed by an opportunity to sample the results i...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Game On!
4 - 5 p.m.
 Game On!
Thursday, Sep. 11, 4 - 5 p.m.Game On!
For ages 9 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Bring your favorite games, play our Xbox, and game on with your friends.
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Trivia Night
7pm
 Trivia Night
Thursday, Sep. 11, 7pmTrivia Night
Team up with your friends to compete for first place--test your knowledge in literature, history, science, and more!

Ages 18+.  Please limit teams to 4 members. Free.
For more information, contact Emily Plagens at eplagens@cityofallen.or...read more
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When Dallas Rocked
7:30pm
 When Dallas Rocked
Thursday, Sep. 11, 7:30pmWhen Dallas Rocked
During the golden era of rock n’ roll Dallas was as a major epicenter for America’s music scene.   Radio stations such as KZEW and large record publishing houses with mass distribution centers attracted legendary performers who gave live performances in sizzling venues such as ...read more
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Messy Art
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Messy Art
Friday, Sep. 12, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Messy Art
For ages 2 to 5 with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Be prepared to get messy as we make awesome art! All products use are non-toxic. Please dress in clothes you can get dirty.
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Bollywood Day!
2p.m.
 Bollywood Day!
Saturday, Sep. 13, 2p.m.Bollywood Day!
Explore a bit of Indian popular culture. Library staff will share clips of Bollywood movies, Indian music and dance, teach a few phrases in some of the languages of India, and model a sari. You’ll also get to sample Indian food and have a chance to win door prizes!

 
2nd F...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Monday, Sep. 15, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Monday, Sep. 15, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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How to Draw
4 - 4:30 p.m.
 How to Draw
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 4 - 4:30 p.m.How to Draw
For ages 5 - 8
In the Children's Program Room
Young artists of all skill levels will learn a new skill every month!
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Our National Pastime Movie Series - "A League of Their Own" (1992)
7pm
Our National Pastime Movie Series - "A League of Their Own" (1992)
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 7pmOur National Pastime
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!

A League of Their Own (1992) - starrin...read more
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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DIY@APL - Spa Day Revisited
10am
 DIY@APL - Spa Day Revisited
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 10amDIY@APL - Spa Day Re
Join us for a repeat of our Spa Day program with new crafts that are sure to relax you after a busy summer!  Make your own beeswax candles, shower loofahs, scented body wash, and Epsom bath salts.  Sample some chocolate as you create items to pamper yourself.

2nd floor...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Ladies Night Out Game Night
7pm
 Ladies Night Out Game Night
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 7pmLadies Night Out Gam
Ladies, come join us for a fun night of games!  Refreshments will be provided.

2nd floor program room, 18+
Registration required; registration online or call the reference desk 214-509-4905.
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Baby and Me Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Baby and Me Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 18, 10:15 a.m.Baby and Me Story Ti
In the Children's Program Room
For pre-walkers with an adult.
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 18, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Talking History - The Myth and Reality of Texas, 1880-1940
7 pm
Talking History - The Myth and Reality of Texas, 1880-1940
Thursday, Sep. 18, 7 pmTalking History - Th
Much of the world, and some Texans, see the state as consisting of cowboys, cattle and oil tycoons, when in fact, Texas produced a generation of sophisticated politicians that shaped national policies and foreshadowed the Southern political shift in party loyalty.  Dr. David Cullen, of Collin C...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Think Like a College Admissions Officer
7 - 8 p.m.
Think Like a College Admissions Officer
Thursday, Sep. 18, 7 - 8 p.m.Think Like a College
In the Library Auditorium

In the competitive world of college admissions, the students who are most likely to earn acceptance at their dream schools are those who know what college admissions officers are really looking for in an applicant.  Learn to view your application from the po...read more
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Sensory Play Day
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Sensory Play Day
Friday, Sep. 19, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Sensory Play Day
For ages 0 - 3 with an adult
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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Lego Family Fun Day
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Lego Family Fun Day
Saturday, Sep. 20, 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!

Space is limited to 75. Tickets will be handed out at 10 a.m. at the Children's Desk.  Must be present to receive a ticket.
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Crafternoon
2:30 - 4 p.m.
 Crafternoon
Saturday, Sep. 20, 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 9.
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Monday, Sep. 22, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Monday, Sep. 22, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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American Girl Club
4 - 5 p.m.
 American Girl Club
Monday, Sep. 22, 4 - 5 p.m.American Girl Club
For ages 7 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Celebrate the newest American Girl, Isabelle! We'll have crafts and activities to learn about the Girl of the Year.
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Sing in Sign Language!
4 - 5 p.m.
 Sing in Sign Language!
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 4 - 5 p.m.Sing in Sign Languag
For ages 7 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Learn basic American Sign Language and sing a song with your hands!
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Our National Pastime Movie Series - "Eight Men Out" (1988)
7pm
Our National Pastime Movie Series - "Eight Men Out" (1988)
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 7pmOur National Pastime
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!

Eight Men Out (1988) - starring John C...read more
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Meet the Artist
4 - 5 p.m.
 Meet the Artist
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 4 - 5 p.m.Meet the Artist
For ages 9 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Learn more about artists and try making your own art in their style. This month: Alberto Giacometti
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Baby and Me Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Baby and Me Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 25, 10:15 a.m.Baby and Me Story Ti
In the Children's Program Room
For pre-walkers with an adult.
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 25, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Lego Kids Club
4 - 5 p.m.
 Lego Kids Club
Thursday, Sep. 25, 4 - 5 p.m.Lego Kids Club
For ages 7 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Are you up to the challenge? Participants will use imagination, creativity and a pile of LEGOs to build their own masterpieces based on themes every month.

Space is limited to 30. Tickets will be handed out beginning at 3:30 p.m...read more
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iCreate
6:30 - 8 p.m.
 iCreate
Thursday, Sep. 25, 6:30 - 8 p.m.iCreate
For teens ages 12 - 18
In the 2nd floor Program Room
Show off your crafty side! 
This month we’re creating duct tape masterpieces so come ready to stick, fold, and cut!
 

 
 
 
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College Essays: Stand Out and Get In
7 - 8 p.m.
College Essays: Stand Out and Get In
Thursday, Sep. 25, 7 - 8 p.m.College Essays: Stan
In the Library Auditorium

Learn the ins and outs of a stellar college admissions essay, from choosing a prompt and finding a topic to writing and revising an essay.

In this session we will cover:
  • Why you need to start preparing for your essay now
  • Understanding ...read more
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Come Meet the Dairy Cow
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Come Meet the Dairy Cow
Friday, Sep. 26, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Come Meet the Dairy
For families with children of all ages
Starting in the Children's Program Room
Meet a sweet dairy cow and find out where your milk comes from!  We'll meet in the Children's Program Room then head outside together.
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Allen Folk Festival
7:30 pm
 Allen Folk Festival
Saturday, Sep. 27, 7:30 pmAllen Folk Festival
Enjoy an evening of folk music at the 4th Annual Allen Folk Festival, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27, at the Allen Public Library.  This year’s program features Jeff Hewitt, Twice As Far’s Jeannie Clark Fisher and Judi Altstatt Allen, and Cactus Jack and His Band of Outlaws.
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Monday, Sep. 29, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Monday, Sep. 29, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Fun Ones
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 10:15 a.m.Fun Ones
In the Children's Program Room
For 1 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 11:15 a.m.Together Time Story
In the Children's Program Room
For ages 2 - 6 year-olds with an adult
Mondays at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
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Our National Pastime Movie Series - "The Natural" (1984)
7pm
Our National Pastime Movie Series - "The Natural" (1984)
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 7pmOur National Pastime
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!

The Natural (1984) - starring Robert R...read more
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Armchair Travelers Visit Persia
7p.m.
 Armchair Travelers Visit Persia
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 7p.m.Armchair Travelers V
Come travel to Persia without ever leaving Texas!  Mojdeh Lakani and Parviz Shakeri will share pictures, stories, and anecdotes from their time in Persia.  Learn about Persian culture from its beautiful artwork and architecture to its varied cuisine with snacks from, and inspired by, Persi...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
    
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