The Friends of the Allen Public Library is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting the Allen Public Library by providing funds and programs that would not otherwise be possible.
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ALLen Reads 2018
ALLen Reads has completed its 10th year of providing the community with its wonderful One Book Program. Over the years, the Allen community has benefited from reading some great books with an opportunity to meet fabulous authors, had thought-provoking discussions and attended a variety of local programs!
Our one book program is under the leadership of the Friends of the Allen Public Library. It is unique in one-book programs in that related books are chosen as “companions” to the main book to promote families and all generations reading and talking together.
Want to get involved? Do you want to meet authors? Plan concerts, food demonstrations, and guest speakers? Review books? Write grants? Connect with the community?
All this and more happens when you join the Friends of the Allen Public Library. Call the library at 214-509-4913, leave your contact information, and someone from the Friends will contact you. Or you can do it via email at email@example.com. We offer special projects, committees, opportunities to meet authors/illustrators/musicians, and much more!” We hope to hear from you— we have a lot of fun planning the events, and the more, the merrier! If you would specifically like to be part of ALLen Reads for 2017 – just contact Anita Moghe at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to have you on the team.
Friends of the Allen Public Library meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM, Allen Public Library Board Room. ALLen Reads meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM in the Allen Public Library Board Room.
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Grades 5 – Adult
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story of Knitting and Love by Michelle Edwards
Grades K – 2
Diana’s White House Garden by Elisa Carbon
Grades 3 – 4
Bach to Books
Bach to Books is a free arts program for the community, sponsored by The Friends of the Allen Public Library.
The main goal of Bach to Books is to share a variety of programs featuring music, dance, visual arts, literature, history and more with the people of our community for their enjoyment and enlightenment. We offer these programs free to the public, so that everybody can attend. Most events are held in the auditorium in the library.
Upcoming Programs include:
- Homo nadedi / Thursday, July 12th at 7:30 PM
- Austin Lounge Lizards / Friday, July 13th at 7:30 PM
- Washington on the Brazos / Thursday, July 26th at 7:30 PM
- Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry / Saturday, July 28th at 7:30 PM
- ALLen Reads movie, The Dophin’s Tale / Monday, August 6th at 7:00 PM
- ALLen Reads movie, Black Beauty / Monday, August 13th at 7:00 PM
- The Midnight Assassin / Thursday, August 16th at 7:30 PM
- The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant: The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies / Thursday, August 23rd at 7:30 PM
- Dallas Banjo Band / Friday, August 24th at 7:30 PM
- Denison Dam: Taming the Raging Red / Thursday, August 30th at 7:30 PM
- Diamond Bill and Texas Anthems with Ken Byler / Friday, August 31st at 7:30 PM
Ongoing Book Sale
One of the main sources of funding for Friends of the Allen Public Library is our Ongoing Book Sale. Your donations will go a long way in bringing various entertaining and educational programs for all ages.
Located in the lobby of the library the sale offers used books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and Audio Books. What better way to stock the bookshelf for the whole family! Take some time to look through and find a good book or two. Encourage your kids to read by having them pick out books they are interested in, all at bargain prices!
Friends accepts donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, craft magazines and current dates on magazines with current events. Your tax-deductible donations can be dropped off at the circulation desk any time or at the dock on the southeast side of the building Mon-Fri 10 AM – 4 PM – ask for a tax receipt.