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Library Programs

  1. Teen LitBox Registration Begins

    July 4, 2022, All Day
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    Allen Public Library

    For grades 7 – 12. Each Each Teen LitBox will contain 1-2 library books selected by a librarian for you to check out, read, and return. This month's theme is Librarian Favorites. Tell us the genres you love to read, and we'll fill your box with our personal favorites. Limited to 20.

    Pick up your box Mon, July 18 - Sun, July 24.

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  2. Baby and Me Story Time

    July 5, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For pre-walkers ages 0-12 months with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring songs and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  3. Together Time Story Time

    July 5, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  4. Dinosaurs!

    July 5, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Recommended for those going into kindergarten or older in the Civic Auditorium. This introductory program provides children with an opportunity to interact with REAL dinosaur bones! Dino Bo will teach kids about some of the most well-known dinosaurs: T-Rex, Triceratops, Raptors, and more. After the presentation, there is an opportunity to touch and explore REAL dinosaur fossils!

    Limited to 287 participants. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  5. Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea StoryWalk Begins

    July 6, 2022, All Day

    Recommended for ages 2 and up. Celebrate an Ocean of Possibilities with a fun story! Follow the numbered signs outside of the Library for an interactive StoryWalk® with Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck.

    The StoryWalk® project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

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  6. Together Time Story Time

    July 6, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  7. Together Time Story Time

    July 6, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  8. Blackland Prairie Raptors

    July 6, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Recommended for those going into kindergarten and older, in the Civic Auditorium. Learn all about hawks, owls, and falcons in this live animal program presented by the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. Limited to 287. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  9. Blackland Prairie Raptors

    July 6, 2022, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Recommended for those going into kindergarten and older, in the Civic Auditorium. Learn all about hawks, owls, and falcons in this live animal program presented by the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. Limited to 287. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  10. Fun Ones and Twos Story Time

    July 7, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 1-2 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  11. Fun Ones and Twos Story Time

    July 7, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 1-2 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  12. Felt Food Plushies

    July 7, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 4 – 12 only in the Children's Program Room. Sew your own kawaii boba tea plushie or an adorable mini poptart, popsicle, or other sweet treat. Limited to 20. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  13. Torn Paper Art

    July 8, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Create works of art using torn pieces of paper, glue, and your imagination! Limited to 60. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  14. BookTok Book Club

    July 9, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room

    For grades 7-12 only in the Upstairs Program Room. Did #BookTok make you read it? Let's talk about it. We'll watch some BookToks and discuss our favorite young adult fiction books recommended on TikTok or Instagram (or maybe books that we think should be recommended!) Read any YA book that BookTok recommends. No attendee limit.

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  15. DIY Star Squishies

    July 11, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 4 – 6 only in the Children's Program Room. Decorate your own slow-rising star squishie. Limited to 35. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  16. Pajama Time Story Time

    July 11, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for an evening story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  17. Baby and Me Story Time

    July 12, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For pre-walkers ages 0-12 months with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring songs and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  18. Together Time Story Time

    July 12, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  19. Family Coral Reef Creation

    July 12, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 5 and up in the Children's Program Room. Create a coral reef with your family using lots of art supplies and your imagination! Come-and-go, while supplies last.

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  20. Armchair Travelers Visit Scotland

    July 12, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room

    For ages 18+. Come explore the world, without ever leaving Texas! Join Cindy DeBoer for a personalized tour of the unique sights and culture of Scotland. Scottish snacks will be available to sample.

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  21. Together Time Story Time

    July 13, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  22. Together Time Story Time

    July 13, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  23. Merpeople Party

    July 13, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 5 and up in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a merpeople party filled with fun crafts and games! Just like Sebastian says, life is the bubbles under the sea! Come-and-go, while supplies last.

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  24. Twisted Threads

    July 13, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room

    For ages 18+. Do you knit, crochet, or do other crafty things with fiber, yarn, or string? If so, bring your latest project and work on it in the company of other fiber crafters.

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  25. Fun Ones and Twos Story Time

    July 14, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 1-2 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  26. Fun Ones and Twos Story Time

    July 14, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 1-2 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  27. Last Kids on Earth

    July 14, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 3 - 5 only in the Children's Program Room (due to space and material limits, no younger siblings allowed). Celebrate all things LKOE with activities, contests, and prizes. Non-gory costumes welcome. Limited to 30. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  28. Indoor Windsock Craft

    July 15, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Make an indoor windsock to hang in your room. Come and go, while supplies last.

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  29. Shipwrecked Escape Room

    July 18, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 7-12 in the Children's Program Room. After escaping from the island and the sea monster that inhabits its surroundings, Pirate Axel has left you clues on how to escape yourself. Work with your fellow shipmates to solve the puzzle before time runs out and the beast makes you its next meal. Limited to 10 teens per session. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  30. Shipwrecked Escape Room

    July 18, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 7-12 in the Children's Program Room. After escaping from the island and the sea monster that inhabits its surroundings, Pirate Axel has left you clues on how to escape yourself. Work with your fellow shipmates to solve the puzzle before time runs out and the beast makes you its next meal. Limited to 10 teens per session. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  31. Pajama Time Story Time

    July 18, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for an evening story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  32. Baby and Me Story Time

    July 19, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For pre-walkers ages 0-12 months with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring songs and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  33. Arts @ APL: Oil Pastels

    July 19, 2022, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library-1st Floor Meeting Room 

    For ages 18+. Artist Christa Diepenbrock returns. Create beautiful artwork with oil pastels and learn how to work with this medium. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library.

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  34. Together Time Story Time

    July 19, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  35. LEGO Family Fun Day

    July 19, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For families in the Children's Program Room. Come play with our LEGOs! Learn creative problem solving skills and have fun with the whole family. Limited to 50. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  36. LEGO Family Fun Day

    July 19, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For families in the Children's Program Room. Come play with our LEGOs! Learn creative problem solving skills and have fun with the whole family. Limited to 50. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  37. Shared Shelf Book Club

    July 19, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room

    For ages 18+. Join us to share and discuss any fiction book of your choice. Registration opens July 1.

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  38. Together Time Story Time

    July 20, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  39. Together Time Story Time

    July 20, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  40. Shared Shelf Book Club

    July 20, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room

    For ages 18+. Join us to share and discuss any fiction book of your choice. Registration opens July 1.

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  41. WOW Invisible Forces Presented by Sci-Tech Discovery Center

    July 20, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Recommended for those going into kindergarten and older, in the Civic Auditorium. Explore the wonders of science with amazing physics demonstrations. Get blown away by Bernoulli's principle of air pressure and more. Limited to 287. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  42. WOW Invisible Forces Presented by Sci-Tech Discovery Center

    July 20, 2022, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Recommended for those going into kindergarten and older, in the Civic Auditorium. Explore the wonders of science with amazing physics demonstrations. Get blown away by Bernoulli's principle of air pressure and more. Limited to 287. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  43. Anime Evening

    July 20, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room

    For grades 7-12 only in the Upstairs Program Room. Join us for an evening of anime, Japanese snacks, and crafts!

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  44. Fun Ones and Twos Story Time

    July 21, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 1-2 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  45. Fun Ones and Twos Story Time

    July 21, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 1-2 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  46. LEGO WeDo Racecar

    July 21, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 4 – 6 only in the Children's Program Room. Build and code a LEGO robotic racecar. Limited to 24. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  47. Arts @ APL: Introduction to Calligraphy

    July 21, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library-1st Floor Meeting Room 

    For ages 16+. Join artist Carol Measures Scott as she leads a workshop introducing calligraphy. Learn the basics of calligraphy and have some lettering fun! All supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library.

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  48. PJ Dance Party

    July 22, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 2 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a special pajama dance party! Limited to 60. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  49. Pajama Time Story Time

    July 25, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for an evening story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  50. Baby and Me Story Time

    July 26, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For pre-walkers ages 0-12 months with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring songs and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  51. Arts @ APL: Suminagashi Paper Marbling

    July 26, 2022, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library-1st Floor Meeting Room 

    For ages 18+. Learn to create beautiful marbled notecards using a technique inspired by the ancient Japanese art of Suminagashi. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library.

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  52. Together Time Story Time

    July 26, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  53. Lava Lamp STEM

    July 26, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 4 – 6 only in the Children's Program Room. Make your own lava lamp! Limited to 24. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  54. Together Time Story Time

    July 27, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  55. Together Time Story Time

    July 27, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free tickets required.

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  56. Family Matinee Movies: Raya and the Last Dragon

    July 27, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Recommended for ages 5+. In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Rated PG. 107 minutes.

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  57. Arts @ APL: Teen Jellyfish Lanterns

    July 27, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades 7 – 12 in the Children's Program Room. Create a large, hanging jellyfish with a paper lantern, ribbons, and crepe paper. Sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library. Limited to 18. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  58. Fun Ones and Twos Story Time

    July 28, 2022, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 1-2 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  59. Fun Ones and Twos Story Time

    July 28, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 1-2 with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Join us for a story time featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. Free ticket required.

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  60. Fish Friends Crafts

    July 30, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 3 and up with a caregiver in the Children's Program Room. Make fun, fishy crafts. Limited to 60. Free tickets available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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  61. Art with Friends: Watercolor

    July 30, 2022, 2:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library -- 1st Floor Meeting Room

    Ages 16+. Art professional Christa Diepenbrock teaches the basics of watercolor.

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On Stage @ APL

  1. OnStage @ APL: John B. Denton: The Bigger-Than-Life Story of the Fighting Parson and Texas Ranger

    July 7, 2022, 7:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Learn about the life and death of John B. Denton, the pioneer preacher and lawyer that Denton County and the City of Denton are named after, in this in-depth presentation by local historian Mike Cochran.

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  2. OnStage @ APL: Taylor Anderson - CANCELED

    July 7, 2022, 7:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Join us as we talk to Taylor Anderson, The New York Times bestselling author of the "Destroyermen" series, and technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries.

    This program has been canceled.

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  3. OnStage @ APL: Manipulation of Lee Harvey Oswald and the Cover-Up That Followed

    July 21, 2022, 7:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Jeffrey L. Meek discusses his book "The Manipulation of Lee Harvey Oswald and the Cover-Up That Followed." His book contains exclusive interviews based upon his conversations with government investigators and other people central to "the murder of the century."

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