Get the VIP treatment! Become a VIP Donor with a donation of $30 to ALLen Reads/Friends of the Library, and you will receive two passes to a reception with Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, on April 9. These passes also entitle you to early seating in the auditorium for her talk and front of the line positions for the book signing. Sign up using the button below.
January 29 - 7:30 p.m. - The 2015 ALLen Reads program launches with a night of jazz provided by the John Adams Group at the Allen Public Library. This year’s selections, Orphan Train and Notes from a Midnight Driver, make extensive reference to the healing power of music and its ability to connect us to each other. Under the direction of Janet Flynn, drama students from Allen’s Lowery Freshman Center will read selections from the two novels in and around the jazz performances, highlighting the value of music in our lives. Don’t miss what will prove to be an exciting introduction to the works by this year’s authors!
February 4 - Noon - 1 p.m. - Noontime Page Turners will be discussing Notes from the Midnight Driver, 2nd floor program room in the library.
February 16 - 2-4 p.m. -Family Celebration Day - Join us for crafts, a puppet show, a sing-along, a scavenger hunt, acting with ACT, and more fun for all ages all through the library. No reservations necessary.
February 18 - 7:30-8:30 p.m. - Book discussion of Orphan Train, 2nd floor program room in the library.
February 19 - 7:30 p.m. - Meet Jordan Sonnenblick, author of Notes from the Midnight Driver. Book signing to follow; either bring your own or purchase books that evening at the library.
March 1 - 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Reception with artist Sara Stahl. Sara, who was adopted from a Russian orphanage as an infant, tells her feelings about adoption and her new life through her art. Ongoing Art Exhibit in the library gallery though February and March.
April 9 - Reception with Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train.
in memory of Tami Burich and Cindy Robinson
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Bookcase Clean Out One of the main sources of funding for Friends of the Allen Public Library is our ongoing book sale.Lately, sales are dropping because we donít have enough books to sell!What a great way to encourage your kids to read ógo through your books, pick some out to bring to the library, and while youíre here, pick up a few to take home!
In this year of budget cuts everywhere, the library needs all the funds we can give them.So help out by bringing YOUR books.
Of course, itís tax-deductible!
Please bring us your popular paperbacks and childrenís books that you are no longer using. Drop them off at the circulation desk and ask for a tax receipt. more detail
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