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May 3, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
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.
May's selection is "Empty Mansions" by Bill Dedman.
May 4, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Nine Band Brewing Co.
Team up with your friends to compete for first place at Allen's own brewery -- test your knowledge of beer, literature, history, science and more! Please keep teams to six or fewer members. The tap room has draft beer for purchase; the Library will not be providing alcohol. Free; no registration. Ages 21+
May 4, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Celebration Park
For ages 3 - 5 with their families. Join us for a special story time event in the Pavilion at Celebration Park. We'll share books and play games during our hour of outdoor fun! This free event will be held at Celebration Park, located at 701 Angel Parkway near the intersection of Malone Drive and Angel Parkway in Allen.
May 5, 2017, All Day @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
The Library will be closed on Friday, May 5 for staff training. To better serve you, no materials will be due during this time. We will reopen on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m.
May 9, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Explore how World War I brought together different groups of people in Britain, with Dr. Kate Imy of the University of North Texas. Learn about the imperial implications of World War I in Britain and how the war effort brought unexpected people together with common goals or divided them with different perspectives that would forever change their ideals, aspirations and understanding of the world.
Free; no registration
Ages 16+; younger children welcome with an adult
May 9, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room
For ages 5 and up in the Children’s Program Room. This month we are celebrating the 25th birthday of Magic Tree House series as well as the birthday of the series author Mary Pope Osborne with Jack and Annie approved games and crafts.
May 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Twisted Threads is a social group for knitters, crocheters, cross stitchers, quilters and any other crafters who use thread or yarn! All skill levels are welcome! So, leave the kids at home and continue working on your latest project in the company of other fiber crafters. Twisted Threads meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Ages 18+; no childcare provided
May 11, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
For ages 12 - 18 in the Upstairs Program Room. Come enjoy an evening of anime, Japanese snacks and crafts!
May 11, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Dr. Jann Mackey shares the secrets and mysteries of Highclere Castle, better known as "Downton Abbey," as well as how the plot of the popular PBS Masterpiece series echoes the real history of the castle and the Carnarvon family. Dr. Mackey's lecture "The Real Downton Abbey: Inside Highclere Castle" focuses on the art, architecture, and history of Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England. She also shares the history of the Carnarvon family, who has owned the estate for centuries.
May 12, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Beatlemania64 presents a live multimedia musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band, The Beatles. The cover band performs hits from the vast anthology of Beatles classics.
May 14, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library Courtyard
Treat your mom to the sound of brass! From classical to jazz, the New Century Trumpet Quartet offers a range of tunes for all.
Free; no registration
May 16, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Nonfiction readers! Join us for our choose-your-own-nonfiction book club. We pick the topic – you pick the book. For May, the topic is anything about music (look in 780s and Biographies). Be sure to check the Oversize area, and feel free to ask a reference librarian for help. You’re welcome to attend even if you haven’t had a chance to read a book. No registration. Ages 18+.
May 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Decorate a canvas tote bag with paint, stamps, stencils, glitter, buttons, faux jewels and more. All supplies will be provided.
Free; no registration
May 19, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room
For ages 3 and up with their families in the Children's Program Room. Sing and dance along to some of your favorite Disney songs!
May 26, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room
For ages 0 - 3 with an adult in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a relaxed morning of stimulating sensory play stations.
May 26, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Pay tribute to America's fallen soldiers. Iwo Jima survivor Clyde Jackson shares his memories as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. The Allen Community Band performs "American Celebration," arranged by Robert W. Smith, "Washington Post March" by John Philip Sousa, and "Hymn of Freedom" from "Symphony #1" by Johannes Brahms as well as various other selections.
May 28, 2017 - May 29, 2017, All Day @ Allen Public Library
The Library will be closed Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. For your convenience, no materials will be due while the library is closed. We will reopen Tuesday, May 30 at 10 a.m.
May 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Allen Public Library
Starting May 30 , visit the Library and register for the Summer Reading Club! You can choose your challenge for the summer: read 25 books or read 25 hours. Then, bring your completed log back starting June 19 for a prize (while supplies last). The last day to turn in your reading log is August 13.