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March 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Nine Band Brewing Co.
Team up with your friends to compete for first place at Allen’s own brewery – test your knowledge of beer, literature, history, science and more!
The tap room has draft beer for purchase; the library will not be providing alcohol.
March 16, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Hear exciting stories from Allen citizens who immigrated to America from India and Haiti with Farida Shipchandler and Jacques Medina Jean. Farida immigrated to America in 1968. She will share her stories of blending two cultures and pursuing the American Dream. Jacques is a social entrepreneur and is the founder of Universal Learning Center, a US based not-for-profit organization focused on providing educations resources and learning opportunities for people living in developing countries. An ALLen Reads program.
March 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Blue House Too
Color and creativity best describe Marie Renfro's paintings in oil or acrylic. A very versatile artist, Marie enjoys using various media to express her emotional response to a subject. Her work has received numerous outstanding awards and is included in major collections. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Texas Woman's University in Denton and has studied in several European countries.
Exhibited artwork can be purchased at the gallery, along with books by Amanda Dunbar and Jaqcueline Woodson.