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  1. Calendar Overlay Library Programs (16)
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Library Programs

  1. DiNovember StoryWalk

    November 10, 2022 - December 14, 2022
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    Outside the Allen Public Library flagpole entrance

    Recommended for ages 2 and up. Follow the numbered signs outside of the Library (flagpole entrance) for an interactive StoryWalk® with I'm a Hungry Dinosaur by Janeen Brian and Ann James! This StoryWalk® is sponsored by The Dinosaur Company.

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  2. Cookie Exchange - Canceled

    December 10, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library > Allen Public Library - 1st Floor Meeting Room

    For ages 18 and up. Join APL staff and Food for Thought Market and Cafe for our annual cookie exchange. Bring three dozen of your favorite cookies to share. Cookie tins and drink will be provided.

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  3. Arts @ APL: One Stroke Painting - REGISTRATION IS FULL

    December 11, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library > Allen Public Library - 1st Floor Meeting Room

    For ages 18 and up. Create beautiful holiday ornament designs using the one stroke painting technique with local artist Monica Bhattacharya. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Registration opens Sunday, November 27.

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  4. Winter Reading Club Begins - Yeti, Set, Read!

    December 12, 2022, 10:00 AM
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    Allen Public Library

    Join us for our winter reading program! All ages are eligible to participate! Read books, get prizes! Stop by the library and pick up a reading log to help you keep track of your reading.

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  5. Yeti, Set, Read!

    December 12, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For families. Stop by for fun Yeti crafts and activities to celebrate the start of the Winter Reading Club! Come and go, while supplies last.

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  6. Let's Talk Dewey: Free Choice

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

    For ages 18 and up. Nonfiction readers - join us for our choose-your-own book club. We pick the topic, you pick the book! For December, it's your choice! Read any nonfiction book that you'd like. Registration opens November 29.

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  7. How to Draw

    December 14, 2022, 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades K – 3. Learn to draw a cute Yeti to celebrate Yeti, Set, Read! Limited to 25.

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  8. Twisted Threads

    December 14, 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? Bring your latest project and work on it in the company of other fiber crafters.

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  9. Anime Evening

    December 15, 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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  10. Family Nutcracker Crafts

    December 17, 2022, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For families. Create fun crafts based on characters from the Nutcracker ballet! Crafts available while supplies last at this come-and-go activity.

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  11. Model Trains Display @ APL

    December 17, 2022, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - 1st Floor Meeting Room

    Recommended for ages 3+. The North Texas T-TRAK Model Railroad Club is setting up model trains in the Meeting Room! Enjoy talking with local model train enthusiasts and watching the N Scale size (1:160) model trains ride around the tracks. No registration required, come and go.

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  12. Model Trains Display @ APL

    December 18, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - 1st Floor Meeting Room

    Recommended for ages 3+. The North Texas T-TRAK Model Railroad Club is setting up model trains in the Meeting Room! Enjoy talking with local model train enthusiasts and watching the N Scale size (1:160) model trains ride around the tracks. No registration required, come and go.

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  13. Family Reindeer Games

    December 20, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For families. Team up with your family to compete in "reindeer games" and a tacky sweater design contest! Limited to 40.

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  14. Library Closed for Christmas

    December 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - December 26, 2022, 6:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library

    The Library will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. For your convenience, no materials are due while the library is closed. We will reopen Tuesday, December 27 at 10 a.m.

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  15. Paper Plate Snow Globes

    December 28, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For ages 6 and up. Build a snow globe out of paper plates, then decorate it to take home! Come-and-go while supplies last.

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  16. New Year's Wish Boxes

    December 29, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room

    For grades K - 6. Let's get ready for the New Year! Decorate a craft box to hold all your New Year's wishes inside.

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On Stage @ APL

  1. OnStage @ APL: Celtic Christmas

    December 16, 2022, 7:30 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Light up your holidays with violinist KeyReel, harpist Sarah Copus, and the groups Reel Treble and the North Texas Celtic Strings.

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  2. OnStage @ APL: Allen Community Jazz Band

    December 18, 2022, 3:00 PM
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    Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium

    Celebrate the holidays with Allen Community Jazz Band as they play jazz and swing arrangements of holiday favorites, including "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."

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