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Calendar of Events 

September 2022
October 2022

Special Events 

Library Friends Of Arlington
Fall Book Sale
October 22, 2022 * Library Parking Lot
10:00 - 2:00 * weather permitting, no rain date

October Fun Fest
October 29, 2022
10:00 - 3:00 *  Library Parking Lot
weather permitting, no rain date
Storytimes starting at 10:30, Game & Craft Tables 
Potions Table, & More
Costume Contest 
Participants photos will be taken at photo booth during program hours of 10:00 - 3:00
All photos will be posted on Facebook and contest winner will be selected by Facebook Likes

Weekly &  Monthly Programs
Elementary Book Club
Saturday, October 8 at 11:00
Join us the 2nd Saturday each month.
Students can share what they liked and didn't like about the book pick.
October Book Pick: Bunnicula: a Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe 
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 - Tuesdays at 10:30
Join us 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. 
October Calendar

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!
Tune in June and July and meet our special community leaders and partners!

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 Mrs. Lisa 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.

Special Notice
Beginning September 26 all students will need to have parents 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 or you may stay
in your vehicle in the parking lot. Please see staff if another one time arrangement needs to be made.
Schedule changes will be posted on Facebook. More info

Monthly Programs

Art With Haley

Magazine Collage Art
October 15 at 11:00 at the Library - Early Session
October 15 at 4:00 at the Library - Afternoon Session
Ages 9 & Older * Registration Required * Limited Seating * Supplies provided
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. 
October 1 at 11:00 
November 5 at 11:00
Kids ZONE DIY Craft Day - Take & Make Kits
October 8
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 Mrs. Lisa one Saturday
afternoon each month to chat about a great book! 

October pick: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
October 22 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. 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
October 31, 2022

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 
Interested in other book clubs?
Check out the New Elementary Book Club now meeting the 2nd Saturday each month at 11:00. 

Book Club for Adults 
October 19 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

Library Friends of Arlington
Senior Non-Resident Library Card Sponsorship - Program Returning Soon
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
See Staff for more information. Offer only available for non-resident and while cards available. 

Check out these great STEM Videos!
For more great STEM, Storytimes, and other videos see our Facebook page at


Check out these great Storytime videos!
Storytime Tuesday

 Read With Me

Saturday Storytime

Bedtime Storytime

Tiny Tots LapSit


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