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.

Mexican Army in Texas

Mexican Army in Texas

Thursday, April 19th at 7:30 PM

Most Texans consider Mexican General Santa Anna’s surrender to Sam Houston at San Jacinto the final episode of the Texas Revolution, but the weather also played a pivotal role.  General Vicente Filisola was leading a contingent of 2,500 Mexican soldiers and 1,500 female camp followers to San Jacinto but they foundered in the soft alluvial soils of what is now Wharton County, Texas.

Learn how American history could have been vastly different if they had arrived at their planned destination from archeologist, historian and author, Dr. Gregg Dimmick at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Allen Public Library.

Latin Jazz

Latin Jazz with Russ Hewitt

Latin sounds will fill the air when the Russ Hewitt Band performs at the Allen Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Allen Public Library.  An award-winning guitarist, Russ Hewitt’s recordings Bajo el sol, Alma Vieja and Cielo Nocturno resulted in five Top 40 Smooth Jazz singles.  Combining lightning guitar runs with unique Flamenco, Brazilian and Rumba rhythms will guarantee an electrifying concert.

Flamenco dancer Julia Alcatana will also grace the stage with spectacular selections.  Julia is founder of the Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival.