Arlington Library rolls out October events

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Library, located at 135 N. Washington Ave., has a full calendar of events scheduled for the month of October.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. from Oct. 10-31 will be reserved for the Ready Readers' Toddler Storytime, during which toddlers aged 18-36 months and their favorite adults will get ready to read with movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. from Oct. 11-25 will be set aside for the Ready Readers' Baby Storytime, so that babies and their favorite adults can learn to love reading through stories, songs and rhymes, with playtimes to follow.

The Ready Readers' Preschool Storytimes will run Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. from Oct. 12-26, and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. from Oct. 8-22, to help children aged 2-5 get ready to read with stories, songs and rhymes.

Caregivers are required for the Ready Readers programs, which are supported by the Friends of the Arlington Library.

The Friends of the Arlington Library and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation also support the Arlington Library's monthly teen gaming program. Teens will once again be able to play video games in the Arlington Library on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. Snacks will be provided.

The month of Halloween also offers appropriately ghoulish events for youngsters. "DIY Teen: Zombie Mayhem" kicks off at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, and will feature zombie cupcake decorating, zombie truffles, zombie skulls, zombie magnetic haiku and "zombigotchi" zombie paper dolls. On Friday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m., "El Día de los Muertos: Day of the Dead" will offer school-age children an opportunity to learn about the traditions behind the Mexican holiday and make a delicious spooky treat. This event is also supported by the Friends of the Arlington Library.

Moving on to more adult fare, "Chopped: A Library Foodie Competition" will take place Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. This program, supported by the Friends of the Arlington Library, teaches attendees how to take ordinary, everyday foods and create dishes designed to impress judges.

The Arlington Book Group meets Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. to discuss "White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche" by Gary Krist, while the Friends of the Library welcome newcomers to their monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of the month, Oct. 12, at 3:30 p.m.

Those looking to learn basic computer skills in a supportive environment can attend classes on the Internet on Saturday, Oct. 15, and on email on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8:45 a.m. on both days, but class size is limited so preregistration is required.

For more information, call 360-435-3033.

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