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.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., on Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 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.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m., on Oct. 14, 21 and 28, will be devoted to the Preschool Storytimes, during which children aged 2-5 years can let their imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs and creative activities designed to prepare young minds for the adventures of reading.

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

Homeschool Friday on Oct. 11, at 9:30 a.m., will allow homeschooling families to try their hands at the challenge of keeping an egg safe when it’s dropped, likewise courtesy of the Friends of the Arlington Library. Use library resources, ranging from books to databases, to find the best architectural design, and stick around for an introduction to next month’s Homeschool Friday project, “Poetry and Prose.”

The Arlington Parent/Child Book Club will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, for school-age children and their parents to share snacks and talk about their latest and greatest books, this month in the mystery genre.

“Crazy Concoctions: A Mad Scientist’s Guide to Messy Mixtures” will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, and feature experiments and recipes from the book by Jordan D. Brown, as kids wear old clothes and get ready to get messy in the name of science.

The aforementioned programs are also supported by the Friends of the Arlington Library, while the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is supporting “Explore Arduino,” a four-week course on do-it-yourself electronics, with basic skills provided by in-library demonstrations and hands-on interaction on Wednesdays in October. Oct. 2 will cover “Arduino 101” and Oct. 9 will put students through the paces of an LED project, starting at 3 p.m. on both days. At noon on Oct. 16 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 23, students will be allowed to choose their own projects, and create either robots, digital clothing, a drum machine, an automatic plant-waterer, holiday light displays or even a Nerf Sentry Phaser.

For more information, call 360-435-3033.

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