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, Jul. 24, 10:15 a.m.Baby and Me Story Ti
For pre-walkers with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 24, 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.
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Mommy Craft
2 - 3 p.m.
 Mommy Craft
Thursday, Jul. 24, 2 - 3 p.m.Mommy Craft
For families with children of all ages
In the Children's Program Room
Make something marvelous with stuff you already have at home!
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Lego Tween Club
4 - 5 p.m.
 Lego Tween Club
Thursday, Jul. 24, 4 - 5 p.m.Lego Tween Club
For ages 9 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Build themed Lego creations! Limited to 30. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the program. Must be present to receive a ticket. Age requirement is firm.
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Deathwatch Beetle
7:30 pm
 Deathwatch Beetle
Thursday, Jul. 24, 7:30 pmDeathwatch Beetle
Traumatized by starvation and the encroaching of Soviet troops in the east, postwar Europe was in crisis. Allen resident David Huntley will discuss his novel Death Watch Beetle, a historical post-WWII spy thriller with this grim scenario as the backdrop, at the Allen Public Library at 7:30 ...read more
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Book Talk
7:30 p.m.
 Book Talk
Thursday, Jul. 24, 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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Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 24, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
For 2 - 6 year-olds and their family
In the Children's Program Room
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party
Friday, Jul. 25, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Teenage Mutant Ninja
For ages 5 and up with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Practice your ninja turtle skills with Shredder!

This program is limited to 120 people on a first come basis.
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Summer Holidays at Hogwarts
2 - 3:30 p.m.
 Summer Holidays at Hogwarts
Friday, Jul. 25, 2 - 3:30 p.m.Summer Holidays at H
For ages 12 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Do you love Harry Potter? Join us to get your fix!
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Cookie Decorating War!
2 - 3:30 p.m.
 Cookie Decorating War!
Saturday, Jul. 26, 2 - 3:30 p.m.Cookie Decorating Wa
For ages 9 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Design your own tasty treat!

This program is limited to 50 people on a first come basis.
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Monday, Jul. 28, 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.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Monday, Jul. 28, 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.
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Family Movie: The Lego Movie
2 p.m.
 Family Movie: The Lego Movie
Monday, Jul. 28, 2 p.m.Family Movie: The Le
Recommended for ages 5 and up
In the Auditorium
Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the show and crafts will be available in the Meeting Room across from the cafe.

The Lego Movie is rated PG and is approximately 100 minutes long.
 
This story follows Emmet...read more
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 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.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 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.
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Pixel Art
2 - 3:30 p.m.
 Pixel Art
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2 - 3:30 p.m.Pixel Art
For ages 12 - 18
In the Upstairs Program Room
Are you familiar with pixel art? Create cool designs and characters out of blocks of color!
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Meet the Artist
4 - 5 p.m.
 Meet the Artist
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 4 - 5 p.m.Meet the Artist
For ages 9 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Replicate the work of famous artists.  This month: Louise Nevelson

This program is limited to 40 people on a first come basis.
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Literary Elements Movie Series - "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" (1993)
7 p.m.
Literary Elements Movie Series - "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" (1993)
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 7 p.m.Literary Elements Mo
Join us in the auditorium for a classic movie!  As always, FREE!

Homeward Bound:  The Incredible Journ...read more
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Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
For 2 - 6 year-olds and their family
In the Children's Program Room
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
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Armchair Travelers Visit South American Ports
7 pm.
Armchair Travelers Visit South American Ports
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 7 pm.Armchair Travelers V
Take a cruise around South America without ever leaving Texas!  Join Marla Wood as she shares stories, pictures, and anecdotes from her travels around the coast of South America, including visits to the cities of Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janero.  South American snacks will be ser...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Family Fun Frames
10 am
 Family Fun Frames
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 10 am
Can you find a favorite photo of family fun?...Fantastic!  Bring your 4x6 photo and a family member-daughter, son, parent, sibling or a "like family" friend to this fun program for 16 year olds and above.  We will decorate 4x6 wooden frames with paints, stickers, stencils and you...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Fun Ones Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Fun Ones Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 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.
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All By Myself Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 All By Myself Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 11:15 a.m.All By Myself Story
For 4 and 5 year-olds without an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Limited to 40. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before story time.
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T-Shirt Art
4 - 5 p.m.
 T-Shirt Art
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 4 - 5 p.m.T-Shirt Art
For ages 9 - 12
In the Children's Program Room
Bring a clean white shirt to tie-dye or a darker color for bleach art!

This program is limited to 50 people on a first come basis.
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Baby and Me Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Baby and Me Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 31, 10:15 a.m.Baby and Me Story Ti
For pre-walkers with an adult
In the Children's Program Room
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
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Together Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Together Time Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 31, 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.
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Explore the Museums of Collin County
7 pm
Explore the Museums of Collin County
Thursday, Jul. 31, 7 pmExplore the Museums
Learn how you can experience life on a pioneer homestead, visit a replica of an early 20th century general store, see local wildlife in their natural habitats, discover the history of the railroad in North Texas, and much more without ever leaving the county!  Carol Lowe, of the Collin County H...read more
Register Online or call 214-509-4900.
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Pajama Story Time
7 p.m.
 Pajama Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 31, 7 p.m.Pajama Story Time
For 2 - 6 year-olds and their family
In the Children's Program Room
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
  
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