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December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018
The Library will be closed Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1, 2018 for New Year's. For your convenience, no materials are due while the library is closed. We will reopen Tuesday, January 2 at 10 a.m.
January 9, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Dr. Harold Tanner, of UNT, discusses how events from the past century of Korean history have shaped the North Korean regime and why North Korea now poses a nuclear threat to the U.S. and its allies in the region.
January 10, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Join us for a lively discussion! We offer a relaxed environment where you can share the joy of reading. New members always welcome. Ages 18+; no registration.
January's selection is "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles.
January 10, 2018, 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.
Ages 18+; no childcare provided
January 13, 2018, 1:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey discusses challenges that confront Allen, the impact of national issues on local law enforcement, and programs offered by the Allen Police Department. Food for Thought Cafe will provide light refreshments.
January 16, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ 1st Floor Meeting Room
This program has been cancelled.
January 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Come have fun decorating a keepsake box with scrapbook paper, washi tape, ribbon and more. All supplies provided.
January 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Join us in a discussion of "The Other Einstein" by Marie Benedict.
January 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Collin College professor, Jeff Monaco, discusses the role of exercise in the prevention of cancer, as well as the benefits of exercise for those already diagnosed. Additionally, he will discuss current research and provide recommended exercise guidelines for those battling cancer.
January 19, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Unfortunately, Bobby Giles and Music Mountain is unable to perform at the Library this Friday. A very talented "hootenanny string band," The Bodarks, will perform instead.
Enjoy foot stomping bluegrass with The Bodarks. Sharing Bluegrass and Americana, this unique group plays all kinds of cool elements of 'ole time America.
January 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Discover how you can travel like a pro with world travelers George and Denise Bouhasin. They will share tips and tricks they learned from many trips abroad. Get hints on general trip prep, what to take, keeping your money secure, the best ways to explore without a tour group and much more!
January 25, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
There is a misconception that snacking throughout the day is bad for one's health. Collin College professor and dietitian, Kim Lower, discusses some of the nutritional benefits of snacks and ways to create healthy snacks that can be consumed at home or on-the-go.
January 25, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Dr. Debbie Liles, a lecturer at the University of North Texas, provides insights on antebellum Texas and the post-Civil War Cattle Kingdom.
January 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Journey to Japan with Anna Kostamo, as she shares stories and pictures from her travels through the Land of the Rising Sun. See Tokyo, tour the old city of Kyoto, experience the cherry blossom festivals that Japan is famous for, and much more! Japanese snacks will be available to sample.
Ages 16+; younger children welcome with an adult