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Calendar of Events

January 2023
February 2023

Special Events and Programs


3rd Annual Winter Bookmark Contest
Contest Theme: Favorite Winter Animal Story
Readers Choice Award Voting February 1 - 16
Winners Announcement: February 21, 2023

Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD)
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that
encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library.
Stop by the library to check out great books, enjoy a fun scavenger hunt,
and pick up a take & make fun kit (while supplies last).
Reminder to tune in at 10:30 for our monthly virtual Family Storytime!

Library Friends of Arlington
Senior Non-Resident Library Card Sponsorship 2023
Want to join a great library? Age 50 and older?
Live outside of the Town of Arlington city limits?
That's the qualifications needed for this great sponsorship by the Library Friends of Arlington. Join today.
See Staff for more information. Offer only available for non-resident and while cards available. 
 
Weekly &  Monthly Programs

Elementary Book Club

Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 AM

Join us the 2nd Saturday each month.
Students can share what they liked and didn't like
about the book pick and an activity relating to the book will be provided.
February 2023 Book Pick: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Graberstein
Available for checkout at the library and as an ebook on Libby

Builders Club
Calling all Master Builders!
Join us Tuesdays from 4:00 - 4:45 to challenge your building skills.
For children in grades K and up! 
Due to small parts Adult supervision for children under 5 is required.
Building materials available vary each week
but may include Legos, Magnetic Tiles and more. 


Tuesday Storytime
Arlington Safe Room
11842 Otto Lane
*Storytime Winter Break Begins January 12, 2023*
Join us Tuesdays weekly for Storytime at 10:30 at the Arlington Safe Room.
Every Tuesday we enjoy stories, songs, counting, dancing, and a great way for parent interaction with your little one. This program is designed to build early language and literacy foundations in toddlers and pre-school age children. Storytime + Craft Day is held the 4th Tuesday (October-May) and is designed especially with the developmental tasks of toddlers in mind. Kits will be available during the summer.
Follow the Library on Facebook for all schedule changes. 


Weekly Virtual Storytime
Join us every week for other great virtual Storytimes!
Bedtime Storytime, Read with Me Storytime, and Tiny Tots Lapsit,

Bedtime Storytime
Mondays at 7:00 PM 
Read With Me
 Storytime is every Wednesday at 10:30 that provides a closer interaction for enjoying the stories.
Some weeks we have great special guest readers.
Be sure to watch and read along! Say 'hello' to us in the comments so we know you are watching.

Tiny Tots Lapsit Storytime held Thursdays at 10:30.
This program is designed for ages 0 - 2 and is a time to bond with your child
as he/she sits in your lap and encourages early development
in language and learning skills through songs,
rhymes, tickles, bounces, and books.
Ask library staff about a Tiny Tots Storytime kit.

Saturday Family Storytime
held the first Saturday each month at 10:30.
Join us for a family good time of reading great books and singing fun songs.
All Virtual Storytimes are scheduled weekly on the Library Facebook page.
Tune in Live weekly, but if you can't meet with us live,
no worries all sessions are recorded and post immediately after each event.

Knitting Club  
Tuesdays & Saturdays at the Library

Our weekly knitting club takes place from 10 AM - 12 PM on Tuesdays
and Saturdays at 2 PM.
New to knitting? No problem!
All levels of experience and all ages are welcome
to join us at the Sam T. Wilson Library as we learn the art of knitting.
All library programs are free and open to the public. More info.  


Chess Club

Mondays 5:00 - 6:30
Join individuals of all ages and levels of experience for a game
of strategy and problem solving. You are invited to learn and master
the art of chess. No registration necessary

All students will need parents or adult to sign them in
due to the library policy states that all children under the age of 12
must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person
while in the library. We require the parent/responsible person
to remain onsite throughout the program.
There is seating available on the patio (weather permitting)
or you may stay in your vehicle in the parking lot.
Please see staff if another arrangement needs to be made.
Schedule changes will be posted on Facebook. More info


Monthly Programs


Art With Haley

February 25 at 11:00 at the Library - Early Session
February 25 at 1:00 at the Library - Midday Session
February 25 at 4:00 at the Library - Afternoon Session
Ages 9 & Older * Registration Required * Limited Seating * Supplies provided
Contact the library to register or more information, click here.
Kids Art Class
Kids Art Class for ages 5 - 9  will be available 
the first Saturday each month at 11:00.
Registration is required. Limited seating. 
February 4 at 11:00
Kids ZONE DIY Craft Day - Take & Make Kits
February 11
Join us the 2nd Saturday monthly for the Kids ZONE DIY Craft Day.
Take & Make craft kits will be available, while supply lasts.
All supplies will be included and kits will be labeled for any
additional glue, tape, etc. will be needed. 
 Masterminds Tween & Teen Book Club
Love to read? We love books! We invite you to join us one Saturday
afternoon each month to chat about a great book! More info

February Theme: Graphic Novel
February 18 at 1:00 at the Library
No registration required * Books available for checkout at the Library 
You are invited to join us even if you haven't read the selection for this month! 

S.T.E.M. 
S.T.E.M. at the Library every Thursday at 4:30.
Your local library is the place that offers exploration and discovery; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with projects chosen to engage children.
Follow the calendar for any schedule changes. See below for some great STEM videos. 


Home School Book Club
February 27, 2023

February Book Picks
Elementary: 11:00 - 11:30
Middle School: 11:30 - 12:00

This book club is for both students and parents or care givers.
 For more information about the HSCB follow the library on Facebook

or call the Library at 901-867-1954 or email:library@townofarlington.org 
Interested in other book clubs?
Check out the Elementary Book Club now meeting the 2nd Saturday each month at 11:00. 

Book Club for Adults 
February 15 at 1:30 at the Library 
The book chat is for all adult ages to share about our current book selection,
what you're currently reading or what you've read.
We encourage sharing all reviews and recommendations for other members of the group.
A great way to reconnect, meet people, make new friends, and add great recommendations
to your reading list. 
Monthly book selections are available at the Library for checkout. More info.
For additional information: call the Library at 901-867-1954 or email:library@townofarlington.org

Check out these great STEM Videos!
For more great STEM, Storytimes, and other videos see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/samtwilsonlibrary

  


STORYTIME FUN!
Check out these great Storytime videos!
Storytime Tuesday
   

 Read With Me
     


Saturday Storytime


Bedtime Storytime
 
 


Tiny Tots LapSit
      

 
 
 




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