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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Patterson
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 3:30 pm
”Python Ron” McGee will bring his favorite lizards and snakes to the library for a creepy crawly good time! This educational, hands-on show-and-tell is open to all ages.  
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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. 
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Waterford
Thursday, Oct. 26, 3 pm
”Python Ron” McGee will bring his favorite lizards and snakes to the library for a creepy crawly good time! This educational, hands-on show-and-tell is open to all ages.  
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Modesto
Thursday, Oct. 26, 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. 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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Modesto Día de los M
Modesto
Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 - 7 pm
Join us for el Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, featuring Spanish Story Time, activities, and a folkloric dance performance by Los Falcones!
5 pm Cuentos en Español, Spanish Story Time
5:30 pm manualidades, crafts
6 pm Ballet Los Falcones folkloric dancers
Everyone is welcome!


¡Les invitamos a venir con la cara pintada y en disfraz, pero no es requerido para participar!
Costumes are encouraged but not required for the festivities!
 
Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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International Games
Modesto
Saturday, Nov. 4, 1 to 4 pm
Celebrate International Games Day with the Modesto Library. All ages are welcome to drop in to play with fellow players. We will provide games, but you are welcome to bring your own. Don’t miss out on all of the fun!

This event will take place in the Teens Area of the Modesto Library. 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library .
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Modesto Scholastic B
Modesto
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 3 - 7 pm

At the Scholastic Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for children and teens, as well as books of interest to parents – and grandparents!  Mark your calendar for a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog on Saturday Nov.11 at 1:30 pm, an event the whole family can enjoy.  The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.  See you there!  More information can be found here

 

Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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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. 
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Modesto Scholastic B
Modesto
Thursday, Nov. 9, 10 am - 7 pm

At the Scholastic Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for children and teens, as well as books of interest to parents – and grandparents!  Mark your calendar for a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog on Saturday Nov.11 at 1:30 pm, an event the whole family can enjoy.  The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.  See you there!  More information can be found here

 

Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Scholastic B
Modesto
Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 am - 4 pm

At the Scholastic Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for children and teens, as well as books of interest to parents – and grandparents!  Mark your calendar for a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog on Saturday Nov.11 at 1:30 pm, an event the whole family can enjoy.  The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.  See you there!  More information can be found here

 

Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Salida
Monday, Nov. 13, 4:00 pm
Designed for ages 13 to 18. 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. 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
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Turlock
Monday, Nov. 13, 5:30 pm
The Modesto Money Mavens will present a fun and informative class on ways to save time and money while shopping, just in time for the holidays!  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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Turlock
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4:00 pm
Children will have an opportunity to explore and describe the properties of objects using their five senses through hands-on activities.  Sponsored by Friends of the Turlock Library.
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Salida
Saturday, Nov. 25, 3:00 pm
Designed for ages 13-18. 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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Modesto
Thursday, Nov. 30, 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. 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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Waterford
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 3:30-4:30 pm
All ages can join us for Star Wars crafts, activities and fun! Costumes are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Waterford Library.
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Stained Glass Art
Turlock
Monday, Dec. 11, 6:00 pm

Join us at the Turlock Library for a fun class that will showcase easy to learn techniques to stain glass.

Participants will create unique ornaments suitable for any occasion!

This program is designed for ages 16 and up. 

 

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Modesto
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6:15 pm
It's dark outside but we'll light up the auditorium with stories that glow! We will turn the lights out for most of this Story Time but we'll also bring out the glow sticks too! Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Adulting 101: Money
Modesto
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 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 financial literacy. Wells Fargo banker Adriana Ayala will discuss budgeting, how to open a checking and savings account, and ways to obtain good credit. Learn the basic building blocks to a successful financial future.  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library, Wells Fargo .
Modesto
Monday, Oct. 23, 10 am
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.
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