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Library Programs

  1. StoryWalk Begins

    May 5, 2021, 10:00 AM - June 30, 2021, 6:00 PM @ Around the outside of the Library near the flagpole entrance.

    Recommended for ages 2 and up. Follow the numbered signs around the outside of the Library to go on an interactive StoryWalk®! For May and June we will share The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water by Gemma Merino.

    The StoryWalk® project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

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  2. Virtual Activity: Arts @ APL - Artist Spotlight: Louis Wain

    May 11, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Watch on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) and the City of Allen's YouTube channel (@AllenCityTV).

    For Adults ages 18 and up. Create a kaleidescopic cat drawing in the style of artist Louis Wain as you learn about his life and works. Register for the kit starting Saturday, April 24. Limited to 30.

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  3. Virtual Activity: Shared Shelf Book Club

    May 18, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Watch on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) and the City of Allen's YouTube channel (@AllenCityTV).

    For Adults ages 18 and up. Librarians Abby and Kristen discuss "The Shell Seekers" by Rosamunde Pilcher.

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  4. Virtual Activity: Celebrate Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

    May 22, 2021, 2:00 PM @ Watch on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) and the City of Allen's YouTube channel (@AllenCityTV).

    For Adults ages 18 and up. Learn the meaning and traditions of Ramadan, including popular Ramadan recipes and Arabic calligraphy. Presented by the Islamic Circle of North America.

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  5. Virtual Activity: Armchair Travelers Visit Scandinavia

    May 25, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Watch on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) and the City of Allen's YouTube channel (@AllenCityTV).

    For Adults ages 18 and up. Join Rebekah Tissell for a tour through Scandinavia. Explore the vibrant cities, stunning landscapes and cultural traditions of Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

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  6. Family Take & Make: Suncatcher Craft Kit Registration Begins

    May 29, 2021, All Day @ Allen Public Library

    Recomended for ages 5+. Create a beautiful suncatcher together as a family. Using tissue paper, embroidery hoops, and more you'll have a beautiful piece of art to show off! One kit per family, please. Limited to 75.

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  7. Take & Make: Rainbow Craft Kit Registration Begins

    May 29, 2021, All Day @ Allen Public Library

    For grades K-3. Rainbow fish! Rainbow caterpillars! Get your rainbow crafts here! Limited to 100.

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  8. Take & Make: Tropical Windchime Painting Registration Begins

    May 29, 2021, All Day @ Allen Public Library

    For grades 4-6. Paint your own tropical-themed wooden windchime. Limited to 70.

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  9. Library Closed for Memorial Day

    May 31, 2021, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Allen Public Library

    The library will be closed Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. For your convenience, no materials will be due while the library is closed. Curbside pickup will also be unavailable on this day. We will reopen Tuesday, June 1 at 10 a.m. and curbside will resume at 11 a.m.

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On Stage @ APL

  1. Live OnStage @ APL: Black High School Football in Texas

    May 13, 2021, 7:30 PM @ Watch LIVE https://allentx.swagit.com/live

    Listen to Michael Hurd discuss his book "Thursday Night Lights, The Story of Black High School Football in Texas." Former Dallas Morning News columist James Ragland will moderate the program.

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