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October 3, 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.
October's selection: "The War that Saved my Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. This is the 2018 ALLen Reads selection.
October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Offsite at 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! Please keep teams to six or fewer members. The tap room has draft beer for purchase; the Library does not provide alcohol.
October 4, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Local experts will discuss coping strategies for families involved in caring for loved ones who have special needs.
October 7, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Allen Philharmonic presents the Fall Concert for Young Audiences series with music designed to reinforce the themes of the 2018 ALLen Reads book selections.
October 9, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Join us this month as we discuss the 2018 ALLen Reads selection “The War That Saved My Life,” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Copies are available to borrow from a cart by the Information Desk. If you prefer to read nonfiction, choose any book about WWII (940.53-940.548673). Feel free to ask a reference librarian for help. You’re welcome to attend even if you haven’t had a chance to read a book. Ages 18+
October 11, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Anne Keene, author of "The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team Who Helped Win World War II," shares the story of the professional athletes who enlisted in the military to help win the war.
October 18, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley discusses her Newberry Honor Medal winning book, "The War That Saved My Life." A light reception and book signing follows the program.
October 25, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Want a new job? Competition and the impersonal hiring process make the effort difficult even though all companies are presently hiring. A recently released book “Mission Critical, Own Your Dream Career,” illustrates a successful way to overcome these obstacles and it will be outlined by the author, Jack Bick.
Bick is the former publisher of Inside Collin County Business and the Dallas Business Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is a Certified Career Coach and volunteer coordinator of Career Alliance at St. Jude Parish.
October 25, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Learn the story of this historical body of water from Sally Rodriguez, author of "Images of America: White Rock Lake" and "Images of America: White Rock Lake Revisited."
October 31, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles, a Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes one the run, and check into a remote motel.