ARLINGTON — The Arlington Library, located at 135 N. Washington Ave., has a full calendar of events scheduled for the month of April.
Mondays at 10:15 a.m. on April 1 and 8 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 April 2 and 9 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 April 3 and 10, 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 April 4 and 11, 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.
Homeschool Thursday on April 11 at 9:30 a.m. will allow homeschooling families to try their hands at "Playing with Sound," just as Afterschool Friday on April 12 at 3:30 p.m. will encourage kids and their families alike to "Make Noise in the Library," likewise courtesy of the Friends of the Arlington Library. Experiment with pitch, play with musical instruments and learn about the library's musical resources, including finding your favorite musical artists in the library's catalog.
From Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 5, the Arlington Library will also offer a Friends of the Arlington Library-supported Forensic Detective Academy at 1 p.m. on each day, covering topics ranging from fingerprinting, chromatography and handwriting analysis, and casting tread patterns to spitball ballistics and blood splatter analysis. Any young attendee who comes to at least one of the four daily sessions from Monday, April 1, through Thursday, April 4, is invited to the "Super-Secret Clue Pizza Party" on Friday, April 5.
The Arlington Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, to discuss "The School of Essential Ingredients" by Erica Bauermeister.
For more information, call 360-435-3033.