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Arlington Library rolls out March events

February 26, 2013 · 3:29 AM
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ARLINGTON — The Arlington Library, located at 135 N. Washington Ave., has a full calendar of events scheduled for the month of March.

Mondays at 10:10 a.m. on March 4, 11, 18 and 25 will be devoted to the Toddler Storytimes, during which children from 18 months to 3 years old can jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music and movement that nurture the desire to read in toddlers.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. on March 5, 12, 19 and 26 will be reserved for the Ready Readers' Baby & Me Storytimes, which will feature silly stories, happy songs, rhymes and activities for newborns through 18-month-old children, followed by playtime.

Preschool Storytimes will start at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Wednesdays on March 6, 13, 20 and 27, for children aged 3-5 years to let their imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs and creative activities designed to prepare young minds for the adventures of reading.

Pajama Storytimes will kick off at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays on March 7, 14, 21 and 28, for children aged 2-5 years to put on their PJs, grab their favorite stuffed animals and come to the library to share songs, rhymes and stories with friends and family.

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

Saturday, March 9, will bring teen gaming back to the Arlington Library at 1 p.m., with a Super Smash Brothers Tournament that promises to award prizes and provide snacks. Pre-registration is required.

Homeschool Thursday on March 14 at 9:30 a.m. and Afterschool Friday on March 15 at 3:30 p.m. will treat kids and their families alike to explorations of ancient Egypt, during which they can learn about the library's history and social studies resources, play a riddle game and learn to write in hieroglyphics.

After library visitors receive a crash course on Pinterest and Tumblr, with snacks provided, at 3 p.m. on March 21, the Friday Teen Movie on March 22 at 7 p.m. will show the first Michael Bay Transformers film, rated PG-13, with refreshments provided

Moving on to more grownup fare, "E-Books and E-Readers: Learn How to Download E-Books" will teach adults how to download e-books. Participants must have an e-reader or e-reading device, such as a smartphone or an iPod touch, for the sessions at 9 a.m. on March 7 and at 6:30 p.m. on March 20.

The Arlington Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, to discuss "House Rules" by Jodi Picoult.

For more information, call 360-435-3033.

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