Bach to Books

Bach to Books


Bach to Books is the name for the Friends’-sponsored arts and humanities series offered at the library, free to the community. Artists, writers, and musicians appear at the library and share their talents.

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 Events

Here are our upcoming events. Also, check the Library Calendar or call (214) 509-4911 for more information about any Bach to Books performance


Americans admire sagas of achieving what is commonly known as “The American Dream,” and the Lone Star State has boasting rights to a tale of a family who built a multi-million-dollar enterprise using patience, perseverance and a palate-pleasing product.

What makes this story especially appealing is that it begins in 1942 with two brothers who experimented with different blends of spices, flour and cooking methods to achieve a flavorful corny dog whose name became synonymous with the State Fair of Texas.

Amber Fletcher’s journey began as a carnival kid and is currently head of marketing for her family’s business.  She is forging new paths as a third-generation business owner by satisfying the demand for exotic tastes and plant-based products.

Amber Fletcher will discuss the history of this legendary staple at a live event and also streamed virtually at  7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 4, at the Allen Public Library. The program is free. Submit questions until 8:30 p.m. that evening through

Amber Fletcher is the head of marketing for Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs.  From the age of 10, Amber could be found behind the counter greeting customers as well as keenly observing her father as he built the empire. After earning her degree in Health Studies from Texas Women’s University, as well as becoming a certified health & wellness coach, Amber returned to the business ready to make waves.  In 2015, she introduced the Fletcher’s Veggie Dog to meet the high demand for a meatless option.  As a 3rd generation business operator, Amber assumes a dual focus: preserving her family’s deep legacy in the state, while also expanding Fletcher’s reach of event operations nationally, a strong digital footprint and most importantly, top-notch quality control.

Amber notes, “I’ve learned that an entrepreneur is someone who works around the clock, and every decision is for the growth of the company.  I have been so blessed along the way, and this is truly a dream come true.”

In 1975, Robert Groden brought Abraham Zapruder’s home movie of President Kennedy’s assassination to a national audience for an inaugural viewing on a television program that was hosted by Geraldo Rivera and Dick Gregory. Groden has insisted the footage proves Kennedy was killed in a crossfire by at least two shooters, not by a lone gunman as the official inquiry had concluded.

Devoting his entire adult life to trying to uncover the truth of what happened, he swore at President Kennedy’s graveside that he would never give up the quest.

Hear Robert Groden, the author of JFK: Absolute Proof, The Killing of a President, Vols. I, II and III  at a live event or watch virtually at  7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 18, at the Allen Public Library. The program is free. Questions can be submitted until 8:30 p.m. that evening through

Groden also testified before the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) which investigated the assassinations of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. G. Robert Blakey, Chief Counsel and Staff Director to the HSCA, stated concerning Groden that “the results of his study played no small part in convincing many members of the Congress that the Kennedy case should be reopened.”

Robert Groden served as a technical consultant to Oliver Stone’s film JFK (1991) where he also was featured in four different roles.  He served as program consultant to the TV Miniseries The Men Who Killed Kennedy and the TV documentary The Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files.