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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto Library
Tuesday, May 28, 12:15 to 1:30 pm
This is an interactive, video-streamed series for ESL adults to improve language skills and learn about community and library resources. 
Es una serie interactiva, transmitida por videos, para adultos de ESL para mejorar su habilidad de lenguaje y aprender sobre los recursos en la comunidad y la biblioteca.
This program is presented by the 49-99 Library Consortium, and is made possible through a grant from the California State Library. 
Este programa es presentado por el consorcio de la Biblioteca 49-99 y es posible gracias a una donacion de la Biblioteca del Esatdo de California.
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Bring Your Own Devic
Modesto Library
Wednesday, May 29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
It's Showtime at Your Library this summer! Prepare for your summer adventures by learning how to download eBooks, digital audiobooks and more to your device. Drop in to the Modesto Library Conference Room and let us show you the various free library apps available to you. Bring your device and library card. All devices welcome. For more information, call the Modesto Library at 209-558-7814. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library .
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Modesto Library
Wednesday, May 29, 6 pm
Play live drum sounds, step sequence beats and make loops as you explore original songwriting with Ableton Live 10 + Push.  In this fun and interactive program, you will learn the basics of navigating music production software and a digital instrument pad. Digital audio creation is new to the Library, so come experiment with us!  You can start from scratch or bring an in-progress musical project.  Open to all experience levels.  This program is for ages 13 and up, and will be held in the Modesto Library auditorium.
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Modesto Library
Thursday, May 30, 4:00 pm
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion! We'll be talking about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and get you started on the next book for the June discussion. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Salida Library
Saturday, Jun. 1, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Help us kick off our Summer Reading Challenge! Join us for mini-golf, water balloon competitions, messy arts & crafts, carnival games and more in this indoor and outdoor extravaganza! Kids will also be able to meet their favorite superhero and movie characters thanks to the Central Valley Costumers. Open to all ages. Family Story Time from 10:00 to 10:30 am. Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto Library
Saturday, Jun. 1, 11:15 am
So you want to be an author? Meet Linda Joy Singleton. Children and 'tweens will be inspired by the author of The Curious Cat Spy Club series. She began her journey to published author when she was 8 years old and writes for a variety of ages from picture books to teen thrillers. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library through a grant from Omega Nu.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto Library
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 12:15 to 1:30 pm
This is an interactive, video-streamed series for ESL adults to improve language skills and learn about community and library resources. 
Es una serie interactiva, transmitida por videos, para adultos de ESL para mejorar su habilidad de lenguaje y aprender sobre los recursos en la comunidad y la biblioteca.
This program is presented by the 49-99 Library Consortium, and is made possible through a grant from the California State Library. 
Este programa es presentado por el consorcio de la Biblioteca 49-99 y es posible gracias a una donacion de la Biblioteca del Esatdo de California.
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The MoSt Summer Poet
Modesto Library
Saturday, Jun. 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Linda Scheller from the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center(MoSt) will lead the first poetry workshop of the summer. Participants will read, discuss, and write poetry derived from universal ideas and images from dreams. 

All experience levels are welcome.
 

This event is part of the MoSt Summer Poetry Workshop series. 

Sponsored by Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt), Friends of the Modesto Library.
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All Ages Coloring Pa
Modesto Library
Friday, Jun. 21, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Have fun this summer and and spend some time coloring. All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring your friends and family! We will provide crayons, colored pencils, and showtime themed coloring pages. Participants will have the opportunity to enroll in this year's Summer Reading Challenge and choose from a large selection of books to check out and take home. No registration required. Drop in when available. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library .
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Stranger Things Triv
Turlock Library
Monday, Jun. 24, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
How well do you know your Stranger Things Trivia? Get ready for the next season with some Stranger Things Trivia!
Answer questions about the cast and Seasons 1 & 2. Show your skills and trivia knowledge with family and friends –
Or take on the challenge solo!

We will be using the free KAHOOT app. All teams must have a smart phone or tablet capable of downloading the app – or have it preinstalled on the device.
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto Library
Thursday, Jun. 27, 4:00 pm
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion! This month we're talking about our favorite dog books! Whether it's Old Yeller, Sounder, or Hank the Cowdog stop on by to talk about it with us. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Salida Library
Friday, Jul. 5, 10:00 am
Join us for a special Story Time at the Salida Park. We're taking all the fun of Preschool Story Time outdoors, underneath the shaded picnic area. Following Story Time, the library will provide crafts and activities for kids at the park.  Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
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Modesto Library
Monday, Jul. 15, 6:00 pm
Experience a show unlike any other! Fun facts from Austrailia, puppets, music, and more! This unique interactive program will be held in the Modesto Library Auditorium. For more information call 209-558-7810. Check out their website for more about these performers: www.didgedownunder.com
  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Salida Library
Friday, Jul. 19, 10:00 am
Join us for a special Story Time at the Salida Park. We're taking all the fun of Preschool Story Time outdoors, underneath the shaded picnic area. Following Story Time, the library will provide crafts and activities for kids at the park.  Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto Library
Monday, Jul. 22, 1:00 pm
Experience a show unlike any other! Fun facts from Austrailia, puppets, music, and more! This unique interactive program will be held in the Modesto Library Auditorium. For more information call 209-558-7810. Check out their website for more about these performers: www.didgedownunder.com
  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Salida Library
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 4:00 pm
Join us for crafts, activities, and games straight out of Hogwarts! Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Salida Library
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 6:00 pm
Adults and Teens, do you think you have the best O.W.L.s at Hogwarts? Get your best teammates together for Harry Potter Trivia Night at the Library. Celebrate Neville Longbottom’s birthday with a quiz, wizarding snacks, and alcohol-free libations. Ages 13 and up. Registration starts July 1.  Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
Turlock Library
Saturday, May 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wear your play clothes as we celebrate the start of our all-ages Summer Reading Challenge outside on the lawn with fun and messy activities. All ages welcome; children 6 and younger must have direct adult supervision.
Modesto Library
Saturday, May 25, 10:15 am
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
Scrapbooking Fun
Modesto Library
Saturday, May 25, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stop by the Modesto Library to learn about and practice the art of scrapbooking. This program is open to scrapbookers of all levels. Participants will have free time to work on their own scrapbooks. Some materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Don't forget your photos! This program occurs regularly and participants are welcome to drop in at any time. Prizes are given out at every meeting.  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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