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
Turlock
Thursday, Oct. 4, 1 - 2 pm
The Turlock Library is celebrating 50 years at its location at 550 Minaret Avenue. In celebration of the library's 50th anniversary, adults are invited to step back into 1968 and rock out with some rock art! 

Participants can enjoy a thoroughly groovy afternoon while reducing stress and  turning ordinary rocks into personal works of art! All materials provided.

This craft is for ages 18 and up, however younger ages may participate with one-on-one direct supervision from parents or adult guardians.
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Turlock
Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 - 2 pm
The Turlock Library is celebrating 50 years at its location at 550 Minaret Avenue. In celebration of the library's 50th anniversary, adults are invited to step back into 1968 by making some amazing wearable pieces of art! 

Adults can enjoy a thoroughly groovy afternoon while reducing stress and tie-dying shirts (or other white articles of clothing.)  Each participant must bring their own white shirt, or other article of clothing, to dye.

This craft is for ages 18 and up, however younger ages may participate with one-on-one direct supervision from parents or adult guardians.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Turlock
Thursday, Oct. 18, 1-2 pm
The Turlock Library is celebrating 50 years at our location at 550 Minaret Avenue. In celebration of our 50th anniversary, adults are invited to step back into 1968 by making some far out plastic charms and other pieces of art! 

Participants can enjoy a thoroughly groovy afternoon while reducing stress and reliving the joys of Shrinky-Dinks! All materials provided.

This craft is for ages 18+, however younger ages are allowed to participate with one-on-one direct supervision with parents or adult guardians.
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Turlock
Thursday, Oct. 25, 1-2 pm
The Turlock Library is celebrating 50 years at its location at 550 Minaret Avenue. In celebration of the library's 50th anniversary, adults are invited to step back into 1968 by making some far out bracelets!

Adults can enjoy a thoroughly groovy afternoon while reducing stress and reliving the joys of macrame while creating unique and lovely bracelets! All materials provided. 

Advance registration is required to participate in this craft. Please call 209-664-8100 to sign up for this event. This craft is for ages 18 and up, however younger ages may participate with one-on-one direct supervision from parents or adult guardians.
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto
Monday, Oct. 29, 6 pm
Join us in the Modesto Library auditorium for a program about hope, health and happiness. This encouragement group will discuss ways to find more joy in daily living and focus on core mindfulness. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Turlock
Thursday, Nov. 15, 12 pm
This free meeting will offer practical information to help you become a better caregiver, and can help you prepare for the future.  

This month's topic is “What is Palliative Care and Can it Help Me?"  A free lunch will be provided.

Advance registration is required, please call 209-578-6300 for more information.  
 
Ceres
Monday, Sep. 24, 12 to 2 pm
Learn how to make your own résumé! This class covers the basics of using Microsoft Word and creating résumés, and will empower you to create a great looking CV.  Please sign up at the library, or call 209-537-8938.
Oakdale
Monday, Sep. 24, 1:30 pm
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Oakdale Library. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month in the library.  Come by and support your local library.   
Ceres
Monday, Sep. 24, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Come enjoy a relaxing evening of puzzles at the library.  We will provide puzzles in a variety of difficulty levels, ranging from preschool to HARD.  All ages are welcome.  
Oakdale
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 11:30 am
This month the book club will discuss The Soldier's Wife by Joanna Trollope.  In The Soldier's Wife, a soldier's return to family life causes three generations of a family to struggle with the impact of war on their relationships.

The Oakdale Library Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Oakdale Library at 11:30 am. Everyone is welcome! The following month's selection is handed out at the previous month's meeting. However, you can also ask for a copy at the Oakdale Library.
 
Waterford
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Create cool buttons to wear and share.  Bring pictures, draw your own design, or use our preprinted images to make personalized buttons. Sponsored by Friends of the Waterford Library.
Newman
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
What better way to celebrate the beginning of fall than with a Hogwarts themed celebration? Join us to party with Muggles, wizards and witches. Come dressed in the colors of your favorite house and enjoy some fun activities, crafts and snacks. 
Riverbank
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 4:00 pm
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.  Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.
 
Ceres Library Book C
Ceres
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This month the Ceres Library Book Club will read Crown of Dust by Mary Volmer.

The gold rush has taken hold of the Wild West. Pioneers from around the country congregate in makeshift settlements like Motherlode in hopes of striking it rich. It’s here that Alex, disguised as a boy and on the run from her troubled past, is able to blend in among the rough and tumble prospectors living on little more than adrenaline and moonshine. 

Word spreads quickly when Alex becomes the first in Motherlode to strike gold. Outsiders pour in from wealthy east coast cities, primed to cash in on the discovery. But these opportunists from the outside world have no place in Motherlode and threaten to rip the town—and its residents—apart. Alex must fight to protect her buried secrets—and her life. And against the odds, it’s here, in this lawless outpost, that Alex is finally able to find friendship, redemption, and even love.

Please ask at the Ceres Library Circulation Desk to reserve your copy.

Free Knit and Croche
Waterford
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 3:00 pm
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191. Sponsored by Friends of the Waterford Library.
Denair
Thursday, Sep. 27, Open hours
All ages are welcome to attend Sudoku day.  Sudoku puzzles of various difficulty will be provided, as well as pencils and pens.  Completed puzzles will be displayed at the Denair Library following the event.
Patterson
Friday, Sep. 28, 3 pm
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh. Please bring your own crochet hooks.  Yarn will be provided. 
Newman
Saturday, Sep. 29, 2 to 4 pm
Create a cute decorative owl out of papier-mâché and other supplies, just in time for fall. This craft is fun for the whole family, and will be available to make while supplies last.
Oakdale
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10:30 am
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. This program is continued in Computer Basics: Part 2.  Advance registration is required. Call 209-847-4204 to sign up.
Newman
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6:00 pm
The Friends of the Newman Library meet the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Come by and support your local library.
 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Newman Library.
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