Adult Programs

These activities are recommended for ages 18 and up.  Some 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.  

Take & Make

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

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Herb Garden 
Registration Opens: February 5
Pick up: February 7-13
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A rope being coiled into a basket with a needle and thread.

Arts @ APL: Rope Coil Baskets
Registration Opens: February 23
Pick up: February 26-March 4
Video premiers: February 28, 7 p.m.

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Adult LitBox: Women's History Month
Registration Opens: March 5
Pick up: March 21-March 26
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Virtual Programs

An international woman video chatting on her laptop.

CHAT-English Language Conversation on Zoom
Mondays, 7-8 p.m., beginning January 24
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., beginning January 25
See the  Library Calendar for specific dates.
Registration is currently full for the Spring session.

APL In-Person

For ages 18+.  Space is limited.  Free tickets will be available 30 minutes before the start of the program.  If you need special accommodations to attend a library event, please call 214.509.4905 or 214.509.4913. 

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Armchair Travelers Visit Northern Italy
Tuesday, January 25, 7 p.m.

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Food for Thought Café: Gluten Free Baking
Tuesday, February 1, 7 p.m.

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Wednesday, February 9, 7 p.m.


picture of a thriving city with tall skyscrapers, and a long view of a bridge with cars.

Let's Talk Dewey: Biographies of Cities
Tuesday, February 15, 7 p.m.

Image of 5 African mask sculptures made out of wood.

Unmasking Modernism Through African Art
Thursday, February 17, 7 p.m.

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Bad Art Night
Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m.

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Twisted Threads
Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m.

book cover of "the last thing he told me" by laura dave

Shared Shelf Book Club
Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16, 12 p.m.

Registration opens March 1

image of the Wat Arun temple in Bangkok, Thailand

Armchair Travelers Visit Thailand
Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m.

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Arts @ APL: Ceramics
Wednesday, March 30, 2 p.m.