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Calendar of Events 

July 2022

Special Events & Programs

Summer Reading 2022
June 4 - July 23
Early Registration - June 3 (online registration)
Oceans of Possibilities
Ocean themed craft kits available weekly June - July

Shelby Forest State Park Wildlife Program
Birds of Prey 
July 13 at 11:00 AM
Farmer's Market Pavilion

2022 Summer Reading Finale
Library Friends of Arlington presents
Oceans of Possibilities!
Tie Dye Event 
July 23 from 10:00 - 2:00

Summer Reading Kickoff Event  

Arlington Safe Room
June 4 from 11:00 - 2:00
More information click here

Bookmark Design Contest - Entry Deadline July 9
3rd Annual Summer Reading Bookmark Design Contest
Winners prizes awarded by First Citizens National Bank, Arlington
All winning bookmarks are added to the library bookmark collection and
available to the public. Entry deadline July 9
Forms available at the library or printable here

Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Awesome Aquariums!
June 9 at 11:00 at the Arlington Safe Room
Recommended for ages 5 - 12

Rich Davis Illustrator
Children's Book Illustrator
June 15 at 11:00 at the Arlington Safe Room
Recommended for ages First grade & Older

Elementary Book Chat - NEW

Children will get to select titles from the book list and join Mrs. Lisa Wednesday's throughout the summer. 
Students can share what they liked and didn't like about the book. Not everyone will be reading the same book at the same
time. The reviews they share will help others to decide if they would like to add it to their own reading list. Read more here.

Monday Bingo
Monday Bingo at 3:00 * No registration * On the patio when weather permits
All ages welcome * Limited Seating
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 qualifications needed for this great sponsorship by the Library Friends of Arlington.

Weekly Programs 

Tuesday Storytime
Returns to the Arlington Safe Room - June 21, 2022

July 2022

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. 

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

 2nd Saturday Monthly at 11:00 at the Library  

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. 
Schedule changes will be posted on Facebook. More info.

Monthly Programs

Art With Haley
Additional summer dates available for Art With Haley
Ages 9 & Older * Registration Required * Limited Seating * Supplies provided 

July 2022

Seagull Beach Drawing 
July 16 at 11:00 at the Library - Early Session
July 16 at 4:00 at the Library - Afternoon Session
Ages 9 & Older * Registration Required * Limited Seating * Supplies provided
Lighthouse Drawing
July 27 at 11:00 at the Library - Early Session
July 27 at 4:00 at Library - Afternoon Session
Ages 9 & Older * Registration Required * Limited Seating * Supplies provided

Kids ZONE DIY Craft Day - Take & Make Kits
Returns in August - craft kits available weekly during summer reading, June - July
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! 

July selection: Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
Saturday, July 23 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
Returns September 26, 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 another book club? Check out the New Elementary Book Chat scheduled June - July. 
Information above.

Adult Book Chat
July 20 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

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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