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August 6, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Allen Public Library
Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Harry Connick Jr., a story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. 113 minutes.
August 8, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Enjoy tasty treats and share what you’re reading with others. Free books for attendees!
Free; no registration
August 8, 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
August 13, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Film adaptation of the classic novel "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell. Starring Sean Bean and David Thewlis, the fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.
August 16, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Skip Hollandsworth, author of "The Midnight Assassin," discusses the 1885 serial murders in Austin, Texas.
August 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Join us for our choose-your-own-nonfiction book club. For August, choose any book written by author Mary Roach. You’re welcome to attend even if you haven’t had a chance to read a book.
Free; no registration
August 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Offsite at Nine Band Brewing Co.
Still remember the word that ousted you from the Spelling Bee back in grade school? Weary of winning every Words with Friends game? Join us for an epic logomachy at our Adult Spelling Bee. If you can’t conquer your ortographobia (fear of spelling mistakes) then come to cheer on your friends!
The tap room has draft beer for purchase; the Library will not be providing alcohol.
Free; no registration
August 23, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Baseball historian C. Paul Rogers III discusses his book "The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant: The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies." Arrive early to listen to old fashioned baseball organ music.
August 24, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Hear the Dallas Banjo Band perform a variety of musical genres -- from Dixieland to blues and rag time.
August 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Le Theatre de Marionette's family-friendly "Silly Strings" is a fast-paced variety show highlighting some of the wonder an magic of marionette puppetry. The show lasts 30 minutes followed by hands-on experience with the puppets! Free tickets available at the Auditorium 30 minutes prior to the program.
August 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
This program has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for this fall.
August 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Preserve your memories and flowers with the traditional art of flower pressing. In this class, you will learn the basics of collecting and identifying different types of flowers and leaves from local artist Kelsey Glass. You will also learn about alternate types of presses and pressing techniques. To inspire and start you on your flower craft journey, you will create a beautiful 5x7 pressed flower art piece to take home and frame. All supplies provided.
Limited to 20. Free tickets available at the Reference Desk 30 minutes prior to the program.
August 30, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Join us for a viewing of the documentary, "Denison Dam - Taming the Raging Red," and watch the construction footage of the dam as it was being built.
August 31, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Allen native Ken Byler shares Diamond Bill's story and the history of Texas anthems.