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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. Teen Virtual Art Show

    June 1, 2021, 10:00 AM - June 24, 2021 @ Allen Public Library

    For grades 7 - 12. Are you an artist? Showcase your artwork! Share your art with us, and we'll post it on our website, Instagram and in the Library Gallery. Submissions will be accepted June 1-24 and displayed during the month of July.

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  3. Virtual Story Time

    June 21, 2021, 10:15 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us Monday - Thursday on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) at 10:15 a.m. for fun literacy-based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. No registration required. The Summer 2021 virtual story time session runs Monday, June 7 through Thursday, July 29.

    Monday - Family Story Time
    Tuesday - Tip Tuesday
    Wednesday - Snack Sized Story Time
    Thursday - Read-A-Book Thursday

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  4. Virtual Story Time

    June 22, 2021, 10:15 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us Monday - Thursday on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) at 10:15 a.m. for fun literacy-based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. No registration required. The Summer 2021 virtual story time session runs Monday, June 7 through Thursday, July 29.

    Monday - Family Story Time
    Tuesday - Tip Tuesday
    Wednesday - Snack Sized Story Time
    Thursday - Read-A-Book Thursday

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  5. Virtual Performer: Silly Sparkles

    June 22, 2021, 2:30 PM @ Presented live on Zoom.

    Recommended for grades K-6. Registration is required and opens Tuesday, June 8. Online registration closes at noon on the date of the program. Live Zoom programs last 30-45 minutes. When the performer allows, we will post an archived recording of the program to the Library's Facebook page.

    Get ready to giggle with Silly Sparkles the Entertainer! She will show you some fast-paced magic, puppets, giant balloon props, and funny tricks!

    Sponsored by Ellen's Restaurant.

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  6. Virtual Activity: DIY Origami Butterflies

    June 22, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Watch on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) and the City of Allen's YouTube channel (@AllenCityTV).

    For Adults ages 18 and up. Create your own beautiful origami butterflies! Register for the kit starting Saturday, June 12. Limited to 40.

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  7. Virtual Story Time

    June 23, 2021, 10:15 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us Monday - Thursday on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) at 10:15 a.m. for fun literacy-based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. No registration required. The Summer 2021 virtual story time session runs Monday, June 7 through Thursday, July 29.

    Monday - Family Story Time
    Tuesday - Tip Tuesday
    Wednesday - Snack Sized Story Time
    Thursday - Read-A-Book Thursday

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  8. Virtual Book Club: Rainbow Magic Fairy

    June 23, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Zoom

    For grades K-3. Registration is required and opens Wednesday, June 9. Online registration closes at noon on the date of the program. Live Zoom programs last 30-45 minutes. Do you love the Rainbow Magic Fairy Books by Daisy Meadows? Join us on Zoom to talk about your favorite fairy!

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  9. Virtual Story Time

    June 24, 2021, 10:15 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us Monday - Thursday on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) at 10:15 a.m. for fun literacy-based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. No registration required. The Summer 2021 virtual story time session runs Monday, June 7 through Thursday, July 29.

    Monday - Family Story Time
    Tuesday - Tip Tuesday
    Wednesday - Snack Sized Story Time
    Thursday - Read-A-Book Thursday

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  10. Take & Make: Bird Attractor Kit Registration Begins

    June 26, 2021, All Day @ Allen Public Library

    For grades 4-6. Use wires, cotton and other natural fillers to create a bird attractor for your home. Then use our birdseed bar recipes to create some tasty bird snacks! Allergen notice: Kit includes bird seed, gelatin and raw cotton. Some alternate recipes may include other allergens as listed ingredients. Not intended for human consumption. Limited to 75.

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  11. Take & Make: Paper STEM Magic Registration Begins

    June 26, 2021, All Day @ Allen Public Library

    For grades K-3. Create a robotic hand, agamograph, and more using paper and other common materials. You will need to provide glue or a hot glue gun. Limited to 100.

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  12. Virtual Story Time

    June 28, 2021, 10:15 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us Monday - Thursday on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) at 10:15 a.m. for fun literacy-based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. No registration required. The Summer 2021 virtual story time session runs Monday, June 7 through Thursday, July 29.

    Monday - Family Story Time
    Tuesday - Tip Tuesday
    Wednesday - Snack Sized Story Time
    Thursday - Read-A-Book Thursday

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  13. Virtual Story Time

    June 29, 2021, 10:15 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us Monday - Thursday on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) at 10:15 a.m. for fun literacy-based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. No registration required. The Summer 2021 virtual story time session runs Monday, June 7 through Thursday, July 29.

    Monday - Family Story Time
    Tuesday - Tip Tuesday
    Wednesday - Snack Sized Story Time
    Thursday - Read-A-Book Thursday

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  14. Virtual Activity: Talking History - The Culture and Castles in Tudor England and Wales

    June 29, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Watch on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) and the City of Allen's YouTube channel (@AllenCityTV).

    For Adults ages 18 and up. Dr. Audrey Thorstad, of the University of North Texas, discusses her book "The Culture of Castles in Tudor England and Wales." Explore the political, social and militaristic importance of castles during the Tudor period, as well as what life was like in the castle, both for the elites and the personnel who lived and worked there.

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  15. Virtual Story Time

    June 30, 2021, 10:15 AM @ Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary)

    Join us Monday - Thursday on Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) at 10:15 a.m. for fun literacy-based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. No registration required. The Summer 2021 virtual story time session runs Monday, June 7 through Thursday, July 29.

    Monday - Family Story Time
    Tuesday - Tip Tuesday
    Wednesday - Snack Sized Story Time
    Thursday - Read-A-Book Thursday

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On Stage @ APL

  1. Live OnStage @ APL: Waldine Tauch, Texas First Sculptress

    June 24, 2021, 7:30 PM @ Watch LIVE https://allentx.swagit.com/live

    Learn about Waldine Tauch, Texas first sculptress, who created public monuments to heroes from University of North Texas professor of history, Dr. Richard McCaslin. Viewers may submit question until 8:30 p.m. that evening through liveonstage@cityofallen.org.

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