Events & 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
Friday, Aug. 18, 2 - 4 pm
Catch 'em all during our Pokémon scavenger hunt from 2 - 4 pm. All day long there will be a craft to make and if you find the pokémon in the room you'll get a button!

  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto
Monday, Aug. 21, 9:45 - 10:45 am
On August 21, 2017, from 9:02 - 11:40 am. there will be a total solar eclipse visible in a belt spanning all across the US. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible from anywhere on mainland United States since the total solar eclipse in March 1979. Join us on the front steps of the Modesto Library from 9:45 - 10:45 am. as we safely observe this amazing celestial phenomenon!
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto
Friday, Aug. 25, 3:30 pm
Are you up to the challenge? Test your skills in "Minute to Win It" timed activities. Those who complete the challenges in less than a minute will be declared the true and forever champion of champions! Best for ages 8 and up but all ages are welcome. 
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The MoSt Summer Poet
Modesto
Saturday, Aug. 26, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Join Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt), and the Modesto Library for this month's poetry workshop. Local poet Linda Scheller, author of a recently published collection of persona poems, will lead a workshop in which the participants read, discuss, and write persona poetry

This free workshop is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact the Modesto Library at (209) 558-7814
  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library, Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt).
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Modesto Comix Club
Modesto
Thursday, Aug. 31, 4 pm
Do you want to be the very best? So do we! Come hang out and explore the world of Pokémon manga with discussions, games, and activities. Comix Club is suggested for ages 8 and up.  Please contact the Modesto Library's Children's and Teen Services Department at 209-558-7810 for more information.
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Turlock
Thursday, Sep. 14, 12 to 1 pm
This free meeting will offer practical information to help you become a better caregiver.  This month's topic is "Social Security Planning."  A free lunch will be provided.

Advance registration is required, please call 209-578-6300 for more information.  Sponsored by Community Hospice.
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8th Annual Local Aut
Modesto
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10 am to 1 pm
Join us on the library 16th St. side of the library portico for a showcase of local writing talent. Meet local authors, many of whom will have their books available for purchase, including children’s, teen and adult books.
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8th Annual Local Aut
Modesto
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10 am to 1 pm
Join us on the 16th Street side of the library portico for a showcase of local writing talent.  Meet local authors and learn about your writing community!  Many of the authors will have their books available for purchase, including children's, teen and adult books. 
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The MoSt Summer Poet
Modesto
Saturday, Sep. 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Stella Beratlis, Modesto's poet laureate, as she leads a workshop on blackout and erasure poetry. In the workshop, attendees will look at examples of the form and see why blackout/erasure is often referred to as a "poetry of absence." Using existing texts, participants will explore ways to frame words and create new work. For examples of blackout poetry, see http://newspaperblackout.com/ or http://erasures.wavepoetry.com/. Newspaper will be provided as source material; however, participants are welcome to bring their own source texts if they wish.  


  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library, Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt).
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Turlock
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 5:30 pm

Welcome to College Planning, a program series presented by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.  This program is designed to help students as they plan for the world beyond high school.

This month's topic is the Dream Act.

The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive private scholarships funded through public universities, state-administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants.

This program is for ages 15 and up. 

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto
Thursday, Sep. 28, 4 pm
Like to read? So do we! Come hang out on the last Thursday of every month for discussions, games and activities featuring our comic of the month. This month we will be discussing chapter books that have been made into graphic novels. Comix Club is suggested for ages 8 and up.  Please contact the Modesto Library's Children's and Teen Services Department at 209-558-7810 for more information.
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Turlock
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5:30 pm
Welcome to College Planning, a program series presented by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.  This program is designed to help students as they plan for the world beyond high school.

This month's topic is FAFSA.

Filling out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step in getting financial aid for college. FAFSA is the official document used to determine eligibility for a host of grants and loans.

This program is designed for ages 15 and up. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Turlock
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:00 pm
Learn the art of book folding!  This craft is a fun way to give old books a new life as striking works of art. 
Suitable for ages 16 and up.
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Turlock
Thursday, Nov. 9, 12 to 1 pm
This free meeting will offer practical information to help you become a better caregiver.  This month's topic is "How to Navigate Home Healthcare, Know Your Resources."  A free lunch will be provided.

Advance registration is required, please call 209-578-6300 for more information. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Turlock
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 6:00 pm
Learn the art of book folding!  This craft is a fun way to give old books a new life as striking works of art. 
Suitable for ages 16 and up.
Turlock
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10:00 am
Join us for free play and fun activities that allow young children to explore different textures.  Designed for children 5 and younger; children must be directly supervised by a parent or adult guardian.
Modesto
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10:15 am
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
 
Ceres
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 11:30 am

Come to the library for an hour of playtime! Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy music, movement, and sensory play.

Free Knit and Croche
Waterford
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3:00 pm
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191. Sponsored by Friends of the Waterford Library.
Modesto
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3:30 pm
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision. Sponsored by Modesto Friends of the Library.
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