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Calendar of Events

May 2023
June 2023

Special Events and Programs

Mark your calendars! 2023 Summer Reading registration starts May 20!
What is Summer Reading? 
Summer Reading 2023 is here! Register your reading online to win points, prizes and more! Earn 1 point for every minute read for kids! Adults earn points for every book read! Opportunities to win just for registering! How to Register!
Use the QR code or go to:
Great programs this month include:
*Storytime with special guest, Author Becky Thomas, May 23 at 10:30 
Arlington Safe Room - 11842 Otto Lane
*Pen Pal Event - Postcards of Kindness, May 24 at 11:00 (Library)
*Life With Animals presents: Animals in Story and Song - May 25 at 11:00
Arlington Safe Room - 11842 Otto Lane
Great programs continue in June! Summer reading at a glance, click here!
Bingo - Mondays starting June 5 at 2:30 (registration required), June 12 - July 3 at 11:30 and 2:30 (registration required)
Dixon Gallery - Art to Grow at the Arlington Safe Room, June 8 at 11:00, recommended ages 5 & older
DIY Book Totes - June 15 at 11:00 and 2:00, registration required by emailing or call 901.867.1954
Book/Movie Trivia for Adults - Mondays June 19 and 26 at 1:00
Runaway Puppet Theater - Lions, Tigers, and Bears! June 20 at 10:30 at the Arlington Safe Room (all ages welcome)
Pen Pal Event - Postcards of Kindness, June 21 at 11:00 
Friendship Bracelets - June 22 at 11:00 and 2:00, registration required by emailing or call 901.867.1954
Junior Friends Trivia - June 28 at 11:00
Tweens & Teens Friends Trivia - June 28 at 2:00
Rich Davis Illustrator - June 29 at 11:00 at the Arlington Safe Room (recommended for ages 5 & older)
2023 Summer Reading Bookmark Contest
4th Annual Bookmark Contest Sponsored by First Citizens National Bank, Arlington  
Entry Forms accepted May 20 - June 24, 2023, no late entries accepted

Library Friends of Arlington
Senior Non-Resident Library Card Sponsorship 
Want to join a great library? Age 50 and older? Live outside of the Town of Arlington city limits? That's the only 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 last.
Weekly &  Monthly Programs

Bookworms Elementary Book Club

Saturday, June 17 13 at 11:00 AM

Join the Sam T. Wilson Bookworms one Saturday each month.
Bookworms can share what they liked and didn't like about the book pick and enjoy an activity relating to the book.
Books available for checkout at the library and as an ebook on Libby. June Book Pick

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
Toddler / PRK Storytime
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. See more here., and here.
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
is every Wednesday at 10:30 that provides a closer interaction for enjoying the stories. Some weeks you will enjoy 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 (temporary break).
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.

All Virtual Storytimes can be found 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
Mondays each week September - May. 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. Students under age 12 must be accompanied by parent or designated adult while in the library.

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

Teen Advisory Board - NEW 
May 24 at 4:30 at the Library
Teens we invite you to join us for the first meeting of the new teen advisory board. We want your input and to share your ideas about resources for your library. Earn volunteer or service hours for attending meetings and the library is a great place to make new friends. More info.

The Art Club
May 27 at 11:00 at the Library - Early Session
May 27 22 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. June 3 at 11:00 AM
Kids ZONE DIY Craft Day - Take & Make Kits
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. More information
Masterminds Tween & Teen Book Club
May 20 at 1:00 

Love to read? We love books! We invite you to join us one Saturday afternoon each month to chat about a great book! Mysteries in May
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 and Facebook for any schedule changes. See below for some great STEM videos. 

Home School Book Club  (Summer Break)
Elementary 11:00 / Middle School 11:30

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 Bookworms Elementary Book Club, the Masterminds Book Club for Tweens & Teens, and the Book Club for Adults that meet monthly.

Book Club for Adults

June 21 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.
For additional information: call the Library at 901-867-1954 or
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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