Events and Classes

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Stanislaus County Library. All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2:00 pm
Let's talk about books! This month our focus is October Traditions. This is a fun and easy way to discuss books with other book lovers. We meet on Zoom monthly to chat about what we are reading or what we have read focused around a general theme. Register to receive the Zoom link. Questions? Call 209-558-7814. 


 
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Story Break
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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5 pm
Join us for a Story Break, posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm on Facebook. Sit back, get comfy, and let our storytellers read some of their favorites! In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will be kept on Facebook for one week before they are deleted. 
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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the UCCE Stanislaus County Master Gardeners to discover how to save water, conserve energy, use less resources and still have a beautiful yard! We will cover all the hows, whens, whys, and much more. A water conserving, environmentally friendly landscape does not mean just rocks and cacti. Join us on Zoom to discover the fun of non-traditional yards and a different kind of landscape beauty. Sign up to receive the Zoom link by email at: http://ucanr.edu/sustainable/2020. Sponsored by UCCE Master Gardeners of Stanislaus County .
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Virtual Bilingual St
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Wednesday, Oct. 28, 9:30 am
Join us on our Facebook page, Wednesdays at 9:30 am for Virtual Bilingual Story Time LIVE!  Virtual Bilingual Story Time will feature picture books in Spanish and English, movement, fingerplays, and more.  In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will not be archived on Facebook after the live event. 
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Virtual Coding Club:
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Thursday, Oct. 29, 10 am
Learn to code! Join us over 8 weeks and make your own fashion themed programs using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Perfect for ages 8-14. No signups are required for this virtual club. Create a login at https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/login and use our class code 7p44w6. Kids can work their way though the activities at their own pace. New video guides for each activity will be uploaded to Facebook on Thursdays at 10 am.
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Story Break
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Thursday, Oct. 29, 5 pm
Join us for a Story Break, posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm on Facebook. Sit back, get comfy, and let our storytellers read some of their favorites! In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will be kept on Facebook for one week before they are deleted. 
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Virtual Halloween St
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Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 am
Join us on Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 am, for a special virtual Halloween Story Time featuring slightly spooky picture books, movement, fingerplays, and more. In compliance with publisher permissions, this Story Time will be kept on Facebook for one week before it is removed. 
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Virtual Story Time
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Monday, Nov. 2, 9:30 am
Join us on our Facebook page, Mondays at 9:30 am for Virtual Story Time LIVE!  Virtual Story Time will feature picture books, movement, fingerplays, and more. In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will not be archived on Facebook after the live event. 
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Story Break
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Tuesday, Nov. 3, 5 pm
Join us for a Story Break, posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm on Facebook. Sit back, get comfy, and let our storytellers read some of their favorites! In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will be kept on Facebook for one week before they are deleted. 
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Virtual Bilingual St
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Wednesday, Nov. 4, 9:30 am
Join us on our Facebook page, Wednesdays at 9:30 am for Virtual Bilingual Story Time LIVE!  Virtual Bilingual Story Time will feature picture books in Spanish and English, movement, fingerplays, and more.  In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will not be archived on Facebook after the live event. 
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Virtual Coding Club:
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Thursday, Nov. 5, 10 am
Learn to code! Join us over 8 weeks and make your own fashion themed programs using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Perfect for ages 8-14. No signups are required for this virtual club. Create a login at https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/login and use our class code 7p44w6. Kids can work their way though the activities at their own pace. New video guides for each activity will be uploaded to Facebook on Thursdays at 10 am.
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Story Break
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Thursday, Nov. 5, 5 pm
Join us for a Story Break, posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm on Facebook. Sit back, get comfy, and let our storytellers read some of their favorites! In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will be kept on Facebook for one week before they are deleted. 
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The Office Virtual T
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Friday, Nov. 6, 7 pm
Who will win the Dundie Award* for best trivia team?  Join us for The Office Trivia Night, Friday, November 6 at 7:00 pm. We will be using Zoom and the free app Kahoot! for this program. You will need two devices to participate; you will need Zoom to view the questions and Kahoot! to answer them. Registration is required. If you choose to work in a team for this quiz, only one person per team needs to register and download Kahoot! Once you sign up, you will be sent the link to the Zoom meeting. Please be sure to download both Zoom and Kahoot! prior to the program. See you then!
*No trophies will actually be given out. But you can brag about this wonderful accomplishment to your friends and family.  
 
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Virtual Story Time
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Monday, Nov. 9, 9:30 am
Join us on our Facebook page, Mondays at 9:30 am for Virtual Story Time LIVE!  Virtual Story Time will feature picture books, movement, fingerplays, and more. In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will not be archived on Facebook after the live event. 
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Story Break
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Tuesday, Nov. 10, 5 pm
Join us for a Story Break, posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm on Facebook. Sit back, get comfy, and let our storytellers read some of their favorites! In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will be kept on Facebook for one week before they are deleted. 
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Virtual Coding Club:
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Thursday, Nov. 12, 10 am
Learn to code! Join us over 8 weeks and make your own fashion themed programs using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Perfect for ages 8-14. No signups are required for this virtual club. Create a login at https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/login and use our class code 7p44w6. Kids can work their way though the activities at their own pace. New video guides for each activity will be uploaded to Facebook on Thursdays at 10 am.
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Story Break
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Thursday, Nov. 12, 5 pm
Join us for a Story Break, posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm on Facebook. Sit back, get comfy, and let our storytellers read some of their favorites! In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will be kept on Facebook for one week before they are deleted. 
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Frida Kahlo Inspired
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Saturday, Nov. 14, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Learn how to draw a still life picture based on the artwork of Frida Kahlo with artist Barbara Freiberg. Adults are invited to a free art program via Zoom. Barbara will teach participants how to use lines, shapes, and angles to help complete their drawing. Watercolor pencils will be used to add color to the drawing. Registration is required. A limited number of art kits are available, and may be picked up at the Modesto Library by registered participants starting Monday, Nov. 9. Call 209-558-7814 for more information.

Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library .
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Virtual Story Time
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Monday, Nov. 16, 9:30 am
Join us on our Facebook page, Mondays at 9:30 am for Virtual Story Time LIVE!  Virtual Story Time will feature picture books, movement, fingerplays, and more. In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will not be archived on Facebook after the live event. 
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Story Break
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Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5 pm
Join us for a Story Break, posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm on Facebook. Sit back, get comfy, and let our storytellers read some of their favorites! In compliance with publisher permissions, videos will be kept on Facebook for one week before they are deleted. 
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