Library Calendar of Events

We have special programs and events each month at the Library. Our monthly calendars help keep you informed (links in blue buttons to download).

Check back with us for a new calendar each month OR check out our Library Facebook Page.

For more information, many of our special Library Events and Library Programs are described further below:

Library Events:
Great events at your local Library every month!

Summer Reading 2024 !

Adventure Begins at the Library! So many exciting events this Summer!! (check them out below)

Starting May 18th with our Kick Off Event - earn prizes for every hour you read, participate in fun events, and discover a whole new adventure right here at the Library!

2024 Summer Reading program at the library

Illustrator Master Class

10:30am - July 18 at the Library

Join us at the Library and learn how everyone can be an artist with children's illustrator Rich Davis.

Registration is required.

Open to all ages!

Master Class with Children's Illustrator Rich Davis, held on July 18, 10:30am at the Library. Registration is required. Open to all ages.

Tie Dye Palooza!

1-4pm - July 20 in the Library parking lot under tents

Join us in creating special summer tie dye keepsakes together at the Library!

Bring your own item to dye. Supplies will be provided.

Tie Dye Palooza on Saturday July 20, from 1-4pm in Library Parking lot. Bring your own item and all supplies provided.

Storytime with Author Maggie Jamerson

10:30am - July 23 at Forrest St Park

Join us for a Special Storytime with new local author, Maggie Jamerson, where she will read her book Only Oliver, at Arlington's Forrest Street Park!

Join in the adventure!

Storytime with Author Maggie Jamerson on July 23 at 10:30am, where she'll read her book Only Oliver.  At Arlington's Forrest Street Park

Chess Club Special Event: Tourney & Blindfolded Chess

11 pm - July 27 at the Library

Join us with Coach Mark and his chess experts for a Tournament and Blindfolded Chess!

Prizes will be given out, including a Micco's giftcard!

Chess Club summer tournament and blindfolded chess on July 27th at 11am at the Library. Prizes will be given out, including Micco's giftcard

Weekly Programs
Great programs at your local Library every week!

BINGO Mondays!

11:30am & 2:30pm - each Monday at the Library

Join us for Bingo Monday all Summer! Starts May 20th!

Have fun and win awesome prizes! All Ages welcome, but registration is required.

To register - email us at

or call 901/867-1954

Bingo Mondays at the Library all summer long, starting May 20th. Join us in the morning at 11:30 and afternoon at 2:30. All ages welcome. Registration required.

Toddler/PRK Storytime Tuesdays!

10:30am - Tuesdays at the Library


Every Tuesday we enjoy stories, songs, counting, dancing, and a great way for parent interaction with your little one.

The program is designed to build early language & literacy foundations in toddlers and pre-school age children. We also sneak in lots of early literacy and social skill building. See more for English here. and Spanish here.

Follow the Library on Facebook for all schedule changes. 

Toddler and PK Storytime schedule for June,  meeting on Tuesdays at 10:30am

Literacy POP! Wednesdays

4pm - each Wednesday at the Library

Introducing a new program with no sign up required! Starts May 15th!

Help your young reader develop important fluency and literacy skills with sight word games, reading challenges PLUS A FREE POPSICLE! Every Wednesday at 4pm!

Recommended for K-3rd, see Ms. Savannah for more details.

Literacy POP flyers for every Wednesday at 4pm, starting May 15th. Course has no sign-up required and helps K-3rd graders work on fluency and literacy skills. Free Popsicle each class

S.T.E.M. Thursdays!

4:30pm - Thursdays at the Library

Your local library is the place that offers exploration and discovery: S.T.E.M.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - with projects chosen to engage children. (ages 5+)

Free to all explorers recommended ages 5+. No registration required.

Follow the calendar and Facebook for any schedule changes.

STEM schedule for May, meeting every thursday at 4:30pm

STEM schedule for July, meeting every Thursday at 4:30pm at the Library

Knitting Club - Tues & Saturday

10 AM - 12 PM - Tuesdays
2PM on Saturdays

Our weekly knitting club takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Library.

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 - 6:30pm - Mondays

Join all ages & levels of experience for a game of strategy and problem solving. You're invited to learn and master the art of chess. No registration necessary.

* Students under 12 must be signed in and accompanied by parent or designated adult 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.

Builders Club Tuesdays!

4:00 pm - Tuesdays

Calling all Master Builders!
Join us 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. 

Builders club flyer for July  Meets every Tuesday at 4pm at Library

Monthly Programs

Spanish Sabados

11am - 2nd Saturday each month

Join us for a monthly Spanish lesson with Ms. Savannah !

Each month is focused on a fun vocabulary concept and cultural activity!

Open your world by learning a new language! Registration is required for this event

spanish sabados flyer for July 13th at 11am. course is the second saturday each summer month. July topic: Los Animales

Homeschool Hangout

10:30am - 1st Wednesday each month

Are you a new homeschool parent? Are you looking to make connections to other homeschool groups? Do you want a place the kids can play and learn?

Join us for coffee and connections the first Wednesday of the month!

homeschool hangout flyer for first wednesday of each month at 10:30am.  join us for coffee and connections for homeschool parents looking to make connections and have a place for kids to play and learn

Younger Readers Book Clubs

Bookworms Elementary Book Club

No book club in July.

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.

Masterminds Tween & Teen Book Club

No book club in July.

Love to read? We love books! We invite you to join us one Saturday afternoon each month to chat about a great book! No registration required

Books available for checkout at the Library. You're invited to join us even if you haven't read the selection for this month! 

Homeschool Book Club

Elementary Readers: July 22 at 1pm

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Middle School Readers - July 22 at 1:30pm

The Ogress and the Orphans

This book club is for students & parents or care givers. If you love to read and to chat about books, this is the club for you!

July Homeschool book clubs. Elementary on July 22 at 1pm: Mr Popper's Penguins. Middle School on July 22 at 1:30pm: The Ogress and the Orphans

Adult Programs

Book Club for Adults

1:30pm - 3rd Wednesday each month.
No registration required

This 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 suggestions for other members of the group. Great way to reconnect, meet people, make new friends, and add great book ideas to your reading list.

Monthly selections are available for checkout. We offer a Zoom invite if you can't make it to the Library. Speak to your library staff for more information.

The Book Club, June 26th at 1:30pm for discussion of The Thursday Murder Club  by Richard Osman

Knitting Club

10 AM - 12 PM on Tuesdays
2pm - Saturdays

Our weekly knitting club takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Library.

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. No registration necessary.

More info.  

Library Friends of Arlington

Non-Resident Library Card Sponsorship for Seniors

- Want to join a great library?
- Age 50 or older?
- Live outside the Arlington town limits?

That's the only qualifications needed for this great sponsorship by the Library Friends of Arlington.

See Staff for more information. Offer only available for non-residents & while cards last.

LFA Senior NR Card Sponsor

Art Literacy - All Ages

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 instructions and supplies will be included and kits will be labeled for any additional glue, tape, etc. will be needed.

Kids Zone DIY

Kids Art Class

11AM & 4PM - 1st Saturday of month at the Library


Kids Art Class for ages 5 - 9  is available the first Saturday each month.

Registration is required. Limited seating.

Kids Art on July 1 with theme of Swirling Skies

The Art Club

11AM & 4PM - June 29 at the Library.

Project: Flower Power

Ages 9 & Older * Registration Required * Limited Seating * Supplies provided

Contact the library to register or for more information, email or call 901.867.1954

Art Club on June 29th at 11am and 4pm for ages 9 and up. June project is Summer Scene. Registration Required.

Check out these great Read With Me Storytimes, and other videos on the Storytime Page.

You can also see more on our Library Facebook Page.

 Read With Me Storytime with Ms. Savannah

 Read With Me Storytime with Friends

Bedtime Storytime