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Library Programs

  1. Virtual Story Time

    October 22, 2020, 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us each morning (Monday – Thursday) on Facebook at 10:15 a.m. for virtual story times that focus on the five Every Child Ready to Read pre-reading practices: talking, reading, playing, singing and writing. No registration required. The virtual fall story time session will run Tuesday, September 8 – Thursday, November 19.

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  2. Take & Make: Dinosaur Fun Registration Begins

    October 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Allen Public Library

    For children ages 3 - 5. This dinosaur-themed kit is perfect for any dinosaur fan! Enjoy dinosaur crafts, decorate a hat, and take home a dinosaur. You must register online for each kit separately if you have multiple children in this age group. Register online for this kit starting Monday, Oct 26. Pickups will be available the week of Monday, Nov. 2 – Saturday, Nov. 7. Limited to 48.

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  3. Take & Make: Family Fall Watercolor Registration Begins

    October 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Allen Public Library

    For grades K – 3. Create beautiful, fall-inspired works of art on special watercolor paper. Along with your watercolor paints, you'll get 2 special black outline images to watercolor and 4 blank pages to create your own original works of art. You must register online for each kit separately if you have multiple children in this age group. Register online for this kit starting Monday, Oct. 26. Pickups will be available the week of Monday, Nov. 2 – Saturday, Nov. 7. Limited to 48.

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  4. Virtual Story Time

    October 26, 2020, 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us each morning (Monday – Thursday) on Facebook at 10:15 a.m. for virtual story times that focus on the five Every Child Ready to Read pre-reading practices: talking, reading, playing, singing and writing. No registration required. The virtual fall story time session will run Tuesday, September 8 – Thursday, November 19.

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  5. Virtual Story Time

    October 27, 2020, 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us each morning (Monday – Thursday) on Facebook at 10:15 a.m. for virtual story times that focus on the five Every Child Ready to Read pre-reading practices: talking, reading, playing, singing and writing. No registration required. The virtual fall story time session will run Tuesday, September 8 – Thursday, November 19.

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  6. Virtual CHAT

    October 27, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Live on Zoom.

    For Adults ages 18 and up. Practice your English conversation skills with our weekly Zoom sessions. Call the Reference Desk or email CHAT@cityofallen.org for more information or to register. Class space is limited.

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  7. Virtual Activity: Armchair Travelers Visit Kyushu (Japan)

    October 27, 2020, 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 journey to Japan, focusing on the southernmost main island – Kyushu.

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  8. Virtual Story Time

    October 28, 2020, 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us each morning (Monday – Thursday) on Facebook at 10:15 a.m. for virtual story times that focus on the five Every Child Ready to Read pre-reading practices: talking, reading, playing, singing and writing. No registration required. The virtual fall story time session will run Tuesday, September 8 – Thursday, November 19.

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  9. Video Premiere: Stories for a Dark & Stormy Night for Tweens

    October 29, 2020, All Day @ Allen Public Library

    For children in grades 4 – 6. Presented via Facebook and the library's website. Storyteller Bernadette Nason mixes creative drama with traditional storytelling, and includes a selection of wonderfully creepy tales! Available Thursday, Oct 29 – Thurs, Nov 5. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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  10. Video Premiere: Stories for a Dark & Stormy Night for Younger Elementary

    October 29, 2020, All Day @ Allen Public Library

    For children in grades K – 3. Presented via our Facebook and the library website. Storyteller Bernadette Nason mixes creative drama with traditional storytelling, and includes a selection of wonderfully creepy tales! Available Thursday, Oct 29 – Thurs, Nov 5. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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  11. Virtual Story Time

    October 29, 2020, 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us each morning (Monday – Thursday) on Facebook at 10:15 a.m. for virtual story times that focus on the five Every Child Ready to Read pre-reading practices: talking, reading, playing, singing and writing. No registration required. The virtual fall story time session will run Tuesday, September 8 – Thursday, November 19.

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  12. Virtual Meet a Storyteller Featuring Bernadette Nason

    October 29, 2020, 4:00 PM @ Zoom

    For children in grades K – 6. Meet the Stories for a Dark & Stormy Night presenter live on Zoom. Online registration is required to participate. Registration will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 5. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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On Stage @ APL

  1. Live OnStage @ APL: Allen author Jenny Bhatt's debut story collection "Each of Us Killers"

    October 22, 2020, 7:30 PM @ Watch LIVE www.AllenTV.org

    Jenny Bhatt discusses her story collection. Questions can be submitted until 8:30 p.m., Oct. 22, at liveonstage@cityofallen.org.

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  2. Live OnStage @ APL: Ghost Tale Author at Library

    October 29, 2020, 7:30 PM @ Watch LIVE https://allentx.swagit.com/live/

    Mitchel Whittington, the author of "Ghosts of North Texas" and "Ghosts of East Texas and the Pineywoods," will appear at the library for a live virtual event. Questions can be submitted until 8:30 p.m., Oct. 29, at liveonstage@cityofallen.org.

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Parks & Recreation Events

  1. Halloween Skate

    October 24, 2020, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    Enjoy candy, raffles and a costume contest! Registration required.

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  2. Halloween Drive-In Movie

    October 24, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Joe Farmer Recreation Center

    Enjoy a spooky film from the comfort of your vehicle!

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Parks - Allen Community Ice Rink

  1. Freestyle Skate

    October 22, 2020, 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  2. Freestyle Skate

    October 22, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  3. Open Skate

    October 22, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $5 entry, $3 skate rental

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  4. Stick Time (Ages 13-18)

    October 22, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  5. Freestyle Skate

    October 23, 2020, 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  6. Adult Open Skate

    October 23, 2020, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $5 | Ages 18+

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  7. Homeschool Open Skate

    October 23, 2020, 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $5 entry | $3 skate rental

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  8. Freestyle Skate

    October 23, 2020, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  9. Hockey Open Skate

    October 23, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 | Arena hockey skating only

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  10. Stick Time (Ages 13-18)

    October 23, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  11. Freestyle Skate

    October 24, 2020, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  12. Freestyle Skate

    October 24, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  13. Stick Time (Parent/Child)

    October 24, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour | Full gear required

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  14. Stick Time (Ages 13-18)

    October 24, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  15. Stick Time (Ages 18+)

    October 24, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour | Full gear required

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  16. Stick Time (Ages 18+)

    October 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  17. Stick Time (Parent/Child)

    October 25, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  18. Open Skate

    October 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $5 entry, $3 skate rental

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  19. Freestyle Skate

    October 26, 2020, 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  20. Freestyle Skate

    October 26, 2020, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  21. Stick Time (Ages 12 and under)

    October 26, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  22. Freestyle Skate

    October 27, 2020, 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  23. Freestyle Skate

    October 27, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  24. Open Skate

    October 27, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $5 entry, $3 skate rental

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  25. Stick Time (Ages 13-18)

    October 27, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  26. Stick Time (Ages 18+)

    October 27, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  27. Stick Time (Ages 18+ | Adult Skills)

    October 27, 2020, 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  28. Freestyle Skate

    October 28, 2020, 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  29. Freestyle Skate

    October 28, 2020, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  30. Hockey Open Skate

    October 28, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 | Arena hockey skating only

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  31. Stick Time (Ages 13-18)

    October 28, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  32. Freestyle Skate

    October 29, 2020, 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  33. Freestyle Skate

    October 29, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  34. Open Skate

    October 29, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $5 entry, $3 skate rental

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  35. Stick Time (Ages 13-18)

    October 29, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  36. Freestyle Skate

    October 30, 2020, 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  37. Adult Open Skate

    October 30, 2020, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $5 | Ages 18+

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  38. Homeschool Open Skate

    October 30, 2020, 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $5 entry | $3 skate rental

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  39. Freestyle Skate

    October 30, 2020, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  40. Hockey Open Skate

    October 30, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 | Arena hockey skating only

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  41. Stick Time (Ages 13-18)

    October 30, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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  42. Freestyle Skate

    October 31, 2020, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  43. Freestyle Skate

    October 31, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10/hour | Work on jumps and spins

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  44. Open Skate

    October 31, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $5 entry, $3 skate rental

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  45. Stick Time (Ages 12 and under)

    October 31, 2020, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour | Full gear required

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  46. Stick Time (Ages 12 and under)

    October 31, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour | Full gear required

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  47. Stick Time (Ages 13-18)

    October 31, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center

    $10 per hour

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