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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T-Shirt Design
2 - 3:30 p.m.
 T-Shirt Design
Friday, Aug. 1, 2 - 3:30 p.m.T-Shirt Design
For ages 12 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Bring a white shirt to sharpie tie-dye and/or another shirt to paint!
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DIY @ APL: Duct Tape Flower Pens and Origami Flowers
7 pm
DIY @ APL: Duct Tape Flower Pens and Origami Flowers
Monday, Aug. 4, 7 pmDIY @ APL: Duct Tape
Come join us for a fun evening of flower crafts.  We will be making Duct Tape Flower Pens and Origami Flowers.

Ages 18+; 2nd floor program room
Registration required; walk-ins welcome as space permits.
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Interactive Labyrinth Showing
2 - 3:30 p.m.
 Interactive Labyrinth Showing
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2 - 3:30 p.m.Interactive Labyrint
For ages 12 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Come for the food, stay to poke fun at a great old movie!
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CSI Effect
7 p.m.
 CSI Effect
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.CSI Effect
Ever enjoy reading a good mystery novel and wonder about how the police solve crime in real-life. Well, come and meet Allen Police Department's own Criminalist, Calli McClendon. This program will be an informative presentation and Q&am...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Batman vs. the Joker Movie Series - "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" (1993)
7 pm
Batman vs. the Joker Movie Series - "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" (1993)
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 7 pmBatman vs. the Joker
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!

Celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary at the Library.  During August, don't miss the Batman...read more
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Shark Week Celebration!!!
3 - 4 p.m.
 Shark Week Celebration!!!
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 3 - 4 p.m.Shark Week Celebrati
For ages 5 and up with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Celebrate dangerous sharks with crafts and games!

This program is limited to 120 people on a first come basis.
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An Anime Afternoon
2 - 3:30 p.m.
 An Anime Afternoon
Friday, Aug. 8, 2 - 3:30 p.m.An Anime Afternoon
For ages 12 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Join us for anime, Japanese sweets, crafts and more!
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Shrinky Dinks
2 - 3:30 p.m.
 Shrinky Dinks
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2 - 3:30 p.m.Shrinky Dinks
For ages 9 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Turn your miniature works of art into wearables.

This program is limited to 50 people on a first come basis.
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The Story of Science
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
 The Story of Science
Monday, Aug. 11, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.The Story of Science
For ages 5 - 7
In the Children's Program Room

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Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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The Story of Science
3 - 4 p.m.
 The Story of Science
Monday, Aug. 11, 3 - 4 p.m.The Story of Science
For ages 5 - 7
In the Children's Program Room

Four days of science fun! Explore basic principles of physics and chemistry though a different interactive craft each day.
This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Pre-registration is required.

August 11, 12, 13 & ...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters for Alzheimer’s Disease
7 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters for Alzheimer’s Disease
Monday, Aug. 11, 7 pmKnow the 10 Signs:
"Know the 10 Signs" covers information on typical aging vs. Alzheimer's Disease, risk factors of Alzheimer's, 10 warning signs, steps of diagnosis, treatments, and resources to help people who may be affected or have family members who are affected. A representative from the Alzhei...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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The Story of Science
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
 The Story of Science
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.The Story of Science
For ages 5 - 7
In the Children's Program Room

Four days of science fun! Explore basic principles of physics and chemistry though a different interactive craft each day.
This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Pre-registration is required.

August 11, 12, 13 & ...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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The Story of Science
3 - 4 p.m.
 The Story of Science
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 3 - 4 p.m.The Story of Science
For ages 5 - 7
In the Children's Program Room

Four days of science fun! Explore basic principles of physics and chemistry though a different interactive craft each day.
This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Pre-registration is required.

August 11, 12, 13 & ...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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How to Start a Small Business
6 - 7:30 p.m.
 How to Start a Small Business
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m. How to Start a Small
It's back to basics! If you want to start a business but don't know where to begin, then this class is for you. 

Marta Frey will present the program “How to Start a Small Business”at the Allen Public Library program room on the second floor on Tuesday, August 12 f...read more
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Batman vs. the Joker Movie Series - "Batman" (1989)
7 pm
Batman vs. the Joker Movie Series - "Batman" (1989)
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 7 pmBatman vs. the Joker
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!
Celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary at the Library.  During August, don't miss the Batman artif...read more
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The Story of Science
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
 The Story of Science
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.The Story of Science
For ages 5 - 7
In the Children's Program Room

Four days of science fun! Explore basic principles of physics and chemistry though a different interactive craft each day.
This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Pre-registration is required.

August 11, 12, 13 & ...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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The Story of Science
3 - 4 p.m.
 The Story of Science
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3 - 4 p.m.The Story of Science
For ages 5 - 7
In the Children's Program Room

Four days of science fun! Explore basic principles of physics and chemistry though a different interactive craft each day.
This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Pre-registration is required.

August 11, 12, 13 & ...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Twisted Threads - A Fiber Craft Circle
6:30 p.m.
Twisted Threads - A Fiber Craft Circle
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 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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Family Movie - Muppets Most Wanted
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Family Movie - Muppets Most Wanted
Thursday, Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Family Movie - Muppe
In the Auditorium
Muppets Most Wanted is rated PG and is approximately 107 minutes long.
 
While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.
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The Story of Science
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
 The Story of Science
Thursday, Aug. 14, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.The Story of Science
For ages 5 - 7
In the Children's Program Room

Four days of science fun! Explore basic principles of physics and chemistry though a different interactive craft each day.
This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Pre-registration is required.

August 11, 12, 13 & ...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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The Story of Science
3 - 4 p.m.
 The Story of Science
Thursday, Aug. 14, 3 - 4 p.m.The Story of Science
For ages 5 - 7
In the Children's Program Room

Four days of science fun! Explore basic principles of physics and chemistry though a different interactive craft each day.
This is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Pre-registration is required.

August 11, 12, 13 & ...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Hidden Treasures of Texas
7:30 pm
 Hidden Treasures of Texas
Thursday, Aug. 14, 7:30 pmHidden Treasures of
The Allen Public Library presents Hidden Treasure of Texas - Bouquet Agate collection of Brad Tanas during August.  Brad will discuss his collection and its origins at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 14 at the library and provide a slide show.  The exhibit in the library’s gallery is ope...read more
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Library Closed for Staff Development
10 a.m.
Library Closed for Staff Development
Friday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m.
The Library will be closed on Friday, August 15 for Staff Development.  We will reopen at 10 a.m. on Satuday, August 16.
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Adult Anime Interest Group
6 pm
 Adult Anime Interest Group
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6 pmAdult Anime Interest
Come and join us as we celebrate summer with some baseball and some cold summer treats. We will be showing the first four episodes of the anime Ace of the Diamond and serving kakigori, Japanese shaved ice, to cool off from the hot Texas su...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Batman vs. the Joker Movie Series - "The Batman Superman Movie: World’s Finest" (1997)
7 pm
Batman vs. the Joker Movie Series - "The Batman Superman Movie: World’s Finest" (1997)
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7 pmBatman vs. the Joker
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!
Celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary at the Library.  During August, don't miss the Batman artif...read more
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Ladies Night Out Book Club - "Bossypants" by Tina Fey
7 p.m.
Ladies Night Out Book Club - "Bossypants" by Tina Fey
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.Ladies Night Out Boo
Come out and enjoy the company of other ladies at the Ladies Night Out Book Club.
Join us Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m. in the second floor program room and discuss Bossypants by Tina Fey.
Registration is required.  read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Trivia Night
7:00 pm
 Trivia Night
Thursday, Aug. 21, 7:00 pmTrivia Night
Team up with your friends to compete for first place - test your knowledge in literature, history, science, and more!

Ages 18+.  2nd floor program room.
Please limit teams to 4 members.
For more information, contact Emily Plagens at ...read more
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Doodle! with Tom Cornish
2 pm
 Doodle! with Tom Cornish
Sunday, Aug. 24, 2 pmDoodle! with Tom Cor
Doodling is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create artwork using simple repeat patterns.

For 18+; Registration required.
2nd Floor Program Room; 2-4pm
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Batman vs. the Joker Movie Series - "The Dark Knight" (2008)
7 pm
Batman vs. the Joker Movie Series - "The Dark Knight" (2008)
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 pmBatman vs. the Joker
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!
Celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary at the Library.  During August, don't miss the Batman artif...read more
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Texas in Motion – Plate Tectonics and Faulting
7 pm
Texas in Motion – Plate Tectonics and Faulting
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 pm
Explore how Texas has literally traveled the globe! Discover the interesting effects of plate tectonics and faulting on present-day Texas, including where to look for ancient volcanos, the different types of mountains in the state, and how Texas has moved around the world over time. In addition, the...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Book Talk
7:30 p.m.
 Book Talk
Thursday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.Book Talk
In this special summer book club, we invite you to come share your favorite books.  Give the group a few teasers (no spoilers, please) and tell us why you think everyone will love it!

For ages 18+
2nd floor program room
For more information, contact Emily Plagens at 214-509...read more
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Baseball’s Robin Roberts
7:30 pm
 Baseball’s Robin Roberts
Thursday, Aug. 28, 7:30 pmBaseball’s Rob
The top right-hander in the National League from 1950-1955, baseball legend Robin Roberts garnered the respect of baseball players and fans alike.  Although most of the remainder of his career was a mix of decent, fair and poor seasons, when he entered the pitcher’s mound, he was a consum...read more
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Library Closed for Labor Day
 Library Closed for Labor Day
Sunday, Aug. 31,
      
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