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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10th Annual Local Au
Modesto Library
Saturday, Sep. 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet local authors at the Stanislaus County Library's 10th Annual Local Author Fair! The fair will feature selections for children, teens and adults in various genres. Books will be available for sale from the authors. The Local Author Fair will be held on the portico of the library.
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Modesto Library
Saturday, Sep. 21, 10:30 am
Author, Robert Liu-Trujillo, joins us at Bilingual Story Time to read his book Furquan's First Flat Top. Afterward, he'll talk about how he writes and illustrates books!
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Jigsaw Puzzle Compet
Modesto Library
Monday, Sep. 23, 5:30 pm
Teens and adults, join us at our first ever Jigsaw Puzzle Competition! Create your own team of up to 4 people and race against others to complete the puzzle. Every team will get the same 500 piece puzzle to work on. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest 3 teams. Snacks will be provided. Reserve your seat by calling 209-558-7814. 

Note: This program was rescheduled from July 16, 2019.  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library .
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Modesto Library
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Log on to code.org for an hour of fun coding activities. Bring your own device and learn some simple coding activities. Don't have a computer? There are a limited number of laptops available and some non-computer coding activities. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Family Book
Modesto Library
Thursday, Sep. 26, 4:00 pm
Come together for a fun family read-aloud discussion and activities related to this month's book, The Golden Age of Pirates. Then we'll wrap up with a reading from next month's selection. 
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Riverbank Library
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 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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Denair Library
Thursday, Oct. 3, 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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Modesto Game Day: Gi
Modesto Library
Thursday, Oct. 3, 3:30 pm
Play a life-sized game of Candy Land in the Modesto Library Auditorium. Other giant games will be available as well. Come check it out! Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Empire Library
Saturday, Oct. 5, 1 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 Read-to-a-Do
Modesto Library
Saturday, Oct. 5, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Drop by the Modesto Library Auditorium between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to read to read to a dog certified by Therapy Dogs Alliance. This program gives chldren a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere to practice reading aloud. Call 209-558-7810 for more information. Designed for independent readers up to age 12. No sign-ups necessary. It will be a bark-tastic good time! Sponsored by Therapy Dogs Alliance.
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Turlock Library
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4 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 Library
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4:30 pm
Teens, join us for a monthly series of Teen Health and Wellness programs at the Modesto Library. This month's program will focus on mindfulness. What is mindfulness? How can you practice mindfulness in your everyday life? We will also discuss mindfulness apps for smartphones. We will meet in the Teen Area for this program. Don't miss out!  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library .
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Modesto Library
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6:15 pm
Put on your PJ's, get comfy, and enjoy some stories. You can't stay the night but we'll play some slumber party games and activities. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Turlock Library
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1:00 pm (Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1:00 pm, and Monday, Oct. 14, 6:00 pm)
Make unique wearable art! Bring in your own BLACK (or dark colored) shirt and create an amazing, spooky shirt. A number of pre-made designs will be available. Note: We will be using chemicals to permanently alter the color of the shirt. For ages 18 and above.
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Ceres Library
Thursday, Oct. 10, 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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Modesto Library
Saturday, Oct. 12, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Young crafters, 7 - 14 years old, will showcase their talents and learn about sales, customer service, and business while having fun! Come support our young entrepreneurs as they sell their crafts! Crafters signed up in September. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Turlock Library
Monday, Oct. 14, 6:00 pm (Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1:00 pm, and Monday, Oct. 14, 6:00 pm)
Make unique wearable art! Bring in your own BLACK (or dark colored) shirt and create an amazing, spooky shirt. A number of pre-made designs will be available. Note: We will be using chemicals to permanently alter the color of the shirt. For ages 18 and above.
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Modesto Library
Monday, Oct. 14, 4 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. Free tickets available at the Children’s Desk one hour before the show.
 
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Lunch and Learn: Giv
Modesto Library
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Give your business a boost with ReferenceUSA! The business community is invited to attend a training on how to use the Stanislaus County Library's ReferenceUSA database to their advantage. Learn how to create customized business and consumer marketing lists, identify key business contacts, identify major industry groups, and much more. Registration is required by calling 209-558-7814.  Sponsored by Infogroup, Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Hughson Library
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 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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