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  1. Calendar Overlay Library Programs (24)
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Library Programs

  1. APL In-Person: Santa's Workshop

    December 8, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room

    For Ages 18+. Complete your gift list with this year's theme: Farmhouse Decor! Create a beautiful farmhouse style door hanger for a teacher, co worker or friend. Listen to holiday music and win great door prizes!

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  2. APL In-Person: Santa's Workshop

    December 8, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room

    For ages 18+. Complete your gift list with this year's theme: Farmhouse Decor! Create a beautiful farmhouse style door hanger for a teacher, co worker or friend. Listen to holiday music and win great door prizes!

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  3. Sweater Weather Gift Bag Craft

    December 8, 2021, 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades K-3 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Put on your favorite sweater and join us for crafts, activities, and a tacky sweater design contest! Space is limited. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  4. APL In-Person: Twisted Threads

    December 8, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room

    For ages 18+. Do you knit, crochet, or do other crafty things with fiber, yarn, or string? If so, bring your latest project and work on it in the company of other fiber crafters.

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  5. Take & Make: Salty Snowman Registration Begins

    December 11, 2021, All Day
    @

    Allen Public Library

    For grades K-3. We may not get a lot of snow in Texas (usually), but we won't let that stop us from making snowmen! Create festive snow people out of salt and decorate as you like! Registration through Eventbrite begins on Sat, Dec. 11.
    Pick up Mon, Dec. 13  – Sat, Dec. 18.

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  6. Take & Make: Shrinky Dink Ornaments Registration Begins

    December 11, 2021, All Day
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    Allen Public Library

    For grades 4-6. Color and decorate Shrinky Dink ornaments or create your own custom design. Registration through Eventbrite begins on Sat, Dec. 11.
    Pick up Mon, Dec. 13  – Sat, Dec. 18.

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  7. APL In-Person: Holiday Cookie Exchange

    December 11, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @

    Allen Public Library > Allen Public Library - 1st Floor Meeting Room

    For ages 18+. Bring 2 dozen of your favorite holiday cookies to share while enjoying wintery drinks and friendly conversation about food and holiday traditions. You will receive an email after registration to submit your recipe.

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  8. Winter Reading Club Begins

    December 13, 2021, All Day
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    Allen Public Library

    Winter Reading begins for all ages. For more details, visit AllenLibrary.org/WinterReading.

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  9. Shrinky Dink Ornaments

    December 13, 2021, 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 4-6 only in the Children's Program Room. Color and decorate Shrinky Dink ornaments or create your own custom design. Space is limited. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  10. APL @ Home: Holiday Cookie Decorating Take & Make

    December 13, 2021, 7:00 PM
    @

    Watch on Facebook and YouTube.

    For ages 18+. The cookie guy is back! Learn how to decorate your own beautiful holiday cookies. Kit includes frosting, sprinkles, and sugar cookies. Pickup kits Saturday, December 11-Monday, December 13. Registration opens December 4 in Eventbrite.

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  11. Salty Snowman

    December 14, 2021, 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades K-3 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. We may not get a lot of snow in Texas (usually), but we won't let that stop us from making snowmen! Create festive snow people out of salt and decorate as you like! Space is limited. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  12. APL In-Person: Let's Talk Dewey-Free Choice

    December 14, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room

    For ages 18+. Non-fiction readers-join us for our choose-your-own-book club! We pick the topic-you pick the book. For December, it's your choice-read any non-fiction book you'd like!

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  13. Winter Friends Story Time

    December 15, 2021, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3-5 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Celebrate the start of Tails and Tales Winter Reading Club with us! Songs and books will feature winter animals and all children will go home with a special take home craft. Each session limited to 50. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  14. Winter Friends Story Time

    December 15, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3-5 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Celebrate the start of Tails and Tales Winter Reading Club with us! Songs and books will feature winter animals and all children will go home with a special take home craft. Each session limited to 50. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  15. Button Wreath Ornaments

    December 20, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades K-3 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Make a wreath ornament using buttons. Space is limited. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  16. Button Wreath Ornaments

    December 20, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades K-3 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Make a wreath ornament using buttons. Space is limited. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  17. Library Closing at 6 p.m.

    December 23, 2021, All Day
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    Allen Public Library

    The Library will be closing at 6 p.m. for the Christmas Holidays.

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  18. Library Closed for Christmas

    December 24, 2021 - December 27, 2021
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    Allen Public Library

    The Library will be closed Friday, December 24 - Monday, December 27 for the Christmas Holidays. We will reopen Tuesday, December 28 at 10 a.m.

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  19. Fortnite Party

    December 29, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 4-6 only in the Children's Program Room. Do you love Fortnite? Hang out with fellow gamers and enjoy all things Fortnite. Space is limited. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  20. Library Closing at 6 p.m.

    December 30, 2021, All Day
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    Allen Public Library

    The Library will be closing at 6 p.m. for the New Year's holiday.

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  21. Take & Make: Arctic Animals Registration Begins

    December 30, 2021, All Day
    @

    Allen Public Library

    For preschoolers. Celebrate arctic animals with fun crafts and coloring sheets. Registration through Eventbrite begins on Thu, Dec. 30.
    Pick up Mon, Jan. 3  – Sat, Jan. 8.

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  22. Take & Make: Boba Tea Registration Begins

    December 30, 2021, All Day
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    Allen Public Library

    For grades 7-12. This kit comes with everything you need to make your own boba tea at home! Kit includes milk tea powder, instant brown sugar boba pearls, and a boba straw. You'll also get some cute boba tea coloring pages and materials to make an adorable kawaii boba tea bookmark. This kit contains food.
    Registration through Eventbrite begins on Thu, Dec. 30.
    Pick up Mon, Jan. 3  – Sat, Jan. 8.

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  23. Origami Star Jar

    December 30, 2021, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 7-12. Learn how to fold origami stars and fill a jar full of wishes for the new year. Space is limited.

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  24. Library Closed for New Year's

    December 31, 2021 - January 1, 2022
    @

    Allen Public Library

    The Library will be closed Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 for the New Year's holiday. We will reopen Sunday, January 2 at 1 p.m.

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On Stage @ APL

  1. OnStage @ APL: A Hootenanny Christmas

    December 17, 2021, 7:30 PM
    @
    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    The Bodarks take the stage to perform a mix of ragtime, jug band, and Western swing combined with punk.

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