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
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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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
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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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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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 .
Waterford
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 3:30-4:30 pm
Launch this alien-piloted flying disc into space!  All materials provided. Designed for ages 5 and up. Sponsored by Friends of the Waterford Library.
Free Knit and Croche
Waterford
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 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.
Newman
Saturday, Oct. 21, 10:00 am to 4 pm
We've got the craft supplies, you've got the imagination!  Drop by the library to make crafts that will spruce up your  Halloween decor (or costume), as well as bring flair to your Thanksgiving festivities!  Bring the whole family to craft together and discover what you can create.  This craft event will start at 10 am and end 4 pm.
 
Oakdale
Monday, Oct. 23, 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 at 1:30 pm in the Oakdale Library's Community Room.  Come by and support your local library.    Sponsored by Friends of the Oakdale Library.
Salida
Monday, Oct. 23, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Do you diet, lose weight and then gain it all back? Are you tired of dieting? Come learn why diets don't work. Learn how to manage your weight without ever dieting again.
This free, informational class is taught by Certified Holistic Health Coach Caroline Mitri.

Call the Information Desk at the Salida Library at 209-543-7353 to register for the class.
Oakdale
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 11:30 am
This month the book club will discuss My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult.

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age 13, she's undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate, something she never question until now.

The Oakdale Library Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Oakdale Library at 11:30 am. 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. Sponsored by Friends of the Oakdale Library.
Riverbank
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4 pm
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.
 
Ceres Library Book C
Ceres
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
This month the book club will discuss Strength in What Remains  by Tracy Kidder.

Deo arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, plagued by horrific dreams, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as he travels with Deo back over a turbulent life in search of meaning and forgiveness.

An extraordinary writer, Tracy Kidder once again shows us what it means to be fully human by telling a story about the heroism inherent in ordinary people, a story about a life based on hope.

The library has a limited number of copies of this book available for check out. Please see the front desk to reserve your copy.
 
Free Knit and Croche
Waterford
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 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.
Halloween Movie @ th
Modesto
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5:30 pm
Enjoy a family friendly animated film in celebration of the upcoming holiday. Follow the bullfighter Manolo and his adventures through the Land of the Living and the Land of the Remembered. This film is rated PG.  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library .
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