Adult Programs

These activities are recommended for ages 18 and up.  Many programs require registration, either by e-mail or through Eventbrite.  All programs are free.  Looking for a past virtual program or program handout?  See our past virtual programs page.

APL @ Home

Participate in these programs from the comfort of your living room.  

Virtual Programs

International woman video chatting on a laptop computer.

 CHAT on Zoom
Mondays, 7-8 p.m., beginning August 16
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., beginning August 17
See the Library calendar for specific dates.
Registration is required; space is limited.

Cover of "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig

Shared Shelf Book Club
Tuesday, November 16, 7 p.m.

Watch on Facebook and

Take & Make

Registration is required to get a kit.  The corresponding video can be viewed on Facebook and Allen CityTV's YouTube channel.

Library After Dark Home Edition Mystery in Vegas

Library After Dark:
Mystery in Vegas Home Edition Kit

Registration opens: October 23
Pick up: October 25-30
No Video

A watercolor painting of a house and tree by Christa Diepenbrock.

Watercolor Painting
Registration Opens: October 30
Pick up: November 6-9
Video premiers: November 9, 7 p.m.

Grab & Go

Available while supplies last.  Pick one up on the 2nd floor of the Library.

Cat toys made from knee socks.

Halloween Socks Cat Toys
October 1 - 31

Decorative glass chabons for DIY magnets.

DIY Magnets
November 1-30

APL In-Person

Registration is required for the following programs; attendance is limited.  Programs will take place in the Upstairs Program Room.  Doors will close five minutes after the start of the program.  

A man looking a new non-fiction books.

Let's Talk Dewey Book Club
Tuesday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Registration opens: October 5

Email Stephan for more information or to register.

A painting of Cleopatra

Talking History
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt: New Discoveries

Tuesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Registration opens: October 12


Flowers in a vase with a cup of tea, a book, a pair of glasses, and two oranges.

Still Life Flower Painting
Wednesday, November 3, 10 a.m.
Registration opens: October 20

Colorful yarn stacked on shelves.

Twisted Threads Fiber Craft Circle
Wednesday, November 10, 7 p.m.
Registration opens: October 27

Two sleeping bags on a mattress in the back of an suv.

Armchair Travelers
Car Camping in the American West

Tuesday, November 30, 7 p.m.
Registration opens: November 16

APL Out & About

Find APL programs at various locations around Allen.   

Library After Dark Mystery in Vegas

Library After Dark: Mystery in Vegas
Friday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Registration opens: October 15

A woman thinking about trivia.

Trivia Night @ Ellen's Cafe
Thursday, November 11, 7 p.m.
No registration is required.