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
Salida
Saturday, Jan. 27, 3:00 pm
Designed for ages 13 to 18. Teens! Want your opinion heard? Share your ideas on teen library programs and services and earn community service credit. Bring a friend, or make a new one! For more information, call 209-543-7353. 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
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Turlock
Monday, Feb. 5, 5:30 pm
The Modesto Money Mavens will present a fun and informative class on ways to save time and money while shopping. Learn tips, tricks, and smart-phone apps that may save you money. A variety of materials, and coupons, will be given away during the class.
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Adulting 101: Resume
Modesto
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:00 pm

Join us at the Modesto Library for a series of free Adulting programs. Each monthly program will feature a topic that will help you learn valuable "adult" skills. This program series is designed for ages 16 to 25, but all ages are welcome.

This month's program will focus on resume tips and resources. Ninfa Smith from Stanislaus County Office of Education will present information about creating an effective resume and will provide handouts to aid in the process. 

Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library, Stanislaus County Office of Education .
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Turlock
Monday, Feb. 12, 6 to 7 pm
A representative from H&R Block will discuss important topics such as The PATH Act, and tax reform changes. The representative will be available to answer questions regarding tax forms, tax credits, and Affordable Care Act tax information.

Be sure to come in to the Turlock Library to have your tax questions answered before filing your 2017 taxes! Sponsored by H&R Block.
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Turlock
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 4:00 pm
Teens and tweens ages 11 to 18 are invited to learn how to make a slouchy beanie. Materials will be provided. Space is limited; advance sign-ups are required. Contact the Turlock Library for more information at 209-664-8100.
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Modesto
Friday, Feb. 23, 12 - 4 pm
Escape reality and enter into another world with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Teens will be able to try this new gaming technology. This event will be first come, first served, for ages 13 and up.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Turlock
Monday, Mar. 5, 6 to 7 pm
A representative from H&R Block will discuss important topics such as The PATH Act, and tax reform changes. The representative will be available to answer questions regarding tax forms, tax credits, and how to prepare financially for college. Sponsored by H&R Block.
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Adulting 101: Home B
Modesto
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 6:00 pm
Join us at the Modesto Library for a series of free Adulting programs. Each monthly program will feature a topic that will help you learn valuable "adult" skills. This program series is designed for ages 16 to 25, but all ages are welcome.

Realtor Cyndy Hackett will help guide you on the right path to home ownership. First time home buyers or those wanting to prepare to buy a home would benefit greatly. Bring all of your home buying questions.  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Turlock
Monday, Jun. 4, 12 to 2 pm
Learn about the free eResources the library has to offer. We will help you download these free applications to your devices.
 
Mango Languages– Learn a new language from the comfort of your own home, or on the go. 
 
Hoopla – Digital access to audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, and graphic novels.
 
Cloud Library – Download eBooks and enjoy eBooks on the go. 

RBdigital – Instant digital access to popular magazines. 
Patterson
Monday, Jan. 22, 10:00 am
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Modesto
Monday, Jan. 22, 10:15 & 11:15 am
Books, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 min)
Ceres
Monday, Jan. 22, 10:30 am
 Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Patterson
Monday, Jan. 22, 10:30 am
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision required at all times.  
Riverbank
Monday, Jan. 22, 10:30 am
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Oakdale
Monday, Jan. 22, 11:00 am
This program for toddlers and preschoolers age children features an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Kids can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Turn this into you family's play date! Sponsored by Friends of the Oakdale Libray.
Modesto
Monday, Jan. 22, 1:30 pm
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Oakdale
Monday, Jan. 22, 1:30 pm
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Oakdale Library. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month in the library.  Come by and support your local library.   
#ModestoROCKS Rock P
Modesto
Monday, Jan. 22, 6 to 7 pm
Drop-in for some messy fun as we partner with the #ModestoROCKS! movement. Paint rocks with designs and messages intended to inspire kindness in our community. Show us your inner rock star! 

Designed for ages 8 and up.  Sponsored by #ModestoROCKS!, Friends of the Modesto Library.
Turlock
Monday, Jan. 22, 6:30 pm

Join us and our special guest, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth, for a special Story Time for the whole family.  We will have stories, music, fingerplays, and fun!  This program is ideal for 4 to 8 year olds, however all ages are welcome. 

Patterson
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:00 am
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
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