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May 2, 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.
May's selection is "The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House" by Kate Andersen Brower.
May 4, 2018, All Day @ Allen Public Library
The Library will be closed on Friday, May 4 for staff development. For your convenience, no materials will be due while the library is closed. We will reopen Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m.
May 8, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Learn how President George H. W. Bush responded to one of the most critical turning points in modern history, the end of the Cold War, with Dr. Jeffrey Engel, of Southern Methodist University.
Free; no registration
Ages 16+; younger children welcome with an adult
May 9, 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
May 10, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Practitioners of the Buddhist and Hindu belief systems share their beliefs.
May 11, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Young Country performs original songs of Southwestern songwriters.
May 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Learn how to make your next trip the best one ever! World travelers George and Denise Bouhasin return to the Library to share more tips and tricks they’ve learned from many trips abroad.
Free; no registration
May 16, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
This program has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled. The date is to be determined.
May 17, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Investigative journalist Gregg Jones discusses his book "Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, Ware in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's Imperial Dream."
May 19, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Journalist and publication editor Lisa Poisso discusses what goes into creating a commercially viable novel.
Limited to 20. Free tickets available at the Reference Desk 30 minutes prior to the program.
May 20, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
A film about the life of Hindu swami Paramahansa Yogananda and his efforts to bring enlightenment to the West.
May 25, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
The Allen Community Band honors those we have lost with a selection of patriotic tunes.
May 26, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
The workshop will help would-be authors understand their publishing options and choose the right path for their first novel.
Limited to 20. Preference will be given to those who attended part 1 of this program. Free tickets available at the Reference Desk 30 minutes prior to the program.
May 27, 2018 - May 28, 2018 @ Allen Public Library
The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. For your convenience, no materials are due while the library is closed. We will reopen Tuesday, May 29 at 10 a.m.
May 31, 2018, 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! Please keep teams to six or fewer members. The tap room has draft beer for purchase; the Library will not be providing alcohol.
Free; no registration