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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 7, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Enjoy a relaxing autumn afternoon learning calligraphy. All supplies provided.
Limited to 20. Free tickets available 15 minutes prior to the program at the door.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library.
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 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
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 14, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Have you mastered the basics of knitting and want to know what’s next? Join us to learn how to knit in the round. We will be making a hat with a simple cable. Please bring your favorite 16” circulars or set of double pointed needles in size US 7 and US 8 and we’ll provide the yarn and cable needles. Please note this is an advanced beginner level project. Participants must have knowledge of how to cast on, knit and purl stitches as these will not be taught in this class. Limited to 30. Free tickets available 15 minutes prior to the program at the Reference Desk. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library and McKinney Knittery.
October 16, 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. This session will focus on independent travel planning and how to get around without a tour group.
October 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Allen Public Library; 1st Floor Meeting Room
Try your hand at creating marbleized paper that can be used as greeting cards, book marks, note paper and more. All supplies provided.
October 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Come join us in a discussion of “The Rules of Magic” by Alice Hoffman.
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 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Don’t miss out on the season’s hottest nonfiction titles! Join us and learn about new and upcoming nonfiction books being added to the Library this fall. Free advance reader copies available for attendees.
Ages 16+, younger children welcome with an adult
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.