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Food for Thought Market and Café

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June 22, 2018, 3:20 pm
Mobile Dairy Classroom

It is all the cows today. Mooove on over to the library today and see an interactive presentation about milk production. Afterwards, come inside and enjoy a cup of beef stroganoff or a beef and swiss ... See more

For ages 7 and up in the Courtyard. Learn about cows and milk during this interactive outdoor presentation featuring a traveling milking parlor with a live cow! This presentation is courtesy of ... See more

June 20, 2018, 2:02 pm
Musical Trickolini with The Pipdillys

Like magic, Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Salad on Greens and Chicken Salad on Croissant are making a reappearance.

"Magicians are the most honest people in the world; they tell you they're gonna fool ... See more

Recommended for ages 5 and up in the Auditorium. It’s “show time” and the Pipdillys’ mysterious guest, Trickolini, hasn’t appeared yet. Award-winning writers and actors Bo & Gigi jump start ... See more

June 19, 2018, 2:00 pm
Pokémon Creation Lab

Get a little out of the box today when you try a cup of our Chicken Chili with our traditional Southwest Salad. Or try
a bite of our beef and pepper jack sandwich.

"There are writers who do ... See more

For ages 8 – 12 in the Children’s Program Room. If you could create your own Pokémon, what would it be? Design your own all-new Pokémon! Limited to 60. Free tickets will be available at the ... See more

June 18, 2018, 3:56 pm
The Creatures of Star Wars

Bring your inner wookie with you to the cafe for a wookie-size cup of Red Beans and Rice. Not feeling like a wookie today? How about a Market salad to satisfy the porg in you. We're also serving up ... See more

For ages 5 and up with an adult in the Children’s Program Room. Grab your Wookie sidekick and join us at this come and go program as we celebrate our favorite creatures in the Star Wars universe!

June 15, 2018, 2:30 pm
Dinosaurs Roar!

Travel back in time and enjoy an As You Like sandwich or dive in an inconceivably good As You Wish salad.

“When I was your age, television was called books.”
The Princess Bride

For ages 3 – 5 with an adult in the Children’s Program Room. Create dino-mite crafts with us!

June 14, 2018, 2:30 pm

We are turning up the heat today with our Street Taco Casserole, Cowboy Cheesesteak sandwich and Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad.

"I get the ideas from everything. Children sometimes think you have to ... See more

For ages 5 and up in the Children’s Program Room. Bubbles are not just for bath time! Join us as we explore the S.T.E.A.M behind bubbles and have tons of bubble fun.

June 13, 2018, 6:31 pm

Calling all teens! The library is hosting an Anime Con (all fandoms invited) on June 29th and we will be there catering to your Boba tea and snacking needs. Registration on the library's website is ... See more

June 13, 2018, 2:25 pm
Wacky Science Show

We're getting a little wacky this Wednesday. After satisfying your craving for Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Salad, have a laugh while learning in the auditorium during Biologist Greg Carter's Wacky ... See more

Recommended for ages 5 and up in the Auditorium. More than just whiz, bang, poop and pop! Laugh while learning as Biologist Greg Carter makes science fun with loads of surprises and off-the-wall ... See more

June 12, 2018, 2:08 pm
The Arts @ APL: Pressed Flower Art

Do-si-do your way to the library today and enjoy a nice bowl of Cowboy Stew or a hearty Chicken Avocado Ranch sandwich. We also have our Southwest salad.

"You had better live your best and act your ... See more

For ages 12 – 18 in the Children’s Program Room. Learn the art of flower pressing with instructor Kelsey Glass. Limited to 20. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public ... See more

June 11, 2018, 5:56 pm

Unsure about what to get dad on Father's Day? Spend some quality time over a cup of coffee and a Father's Day cookie. Or surprise him with one of our pre-made goodie bags.

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