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, Jul. 12, 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 “Dealing with Aging and Loss."  A free lunch will be provided.

Advance registration is required, please call 209-578-6300 for more information.  
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Turlock
Monday, Jul. 16, 6 pm
How well do you know your location trivia?

Answer questions about the world, the United States, and Turlock!  Show off your skills and trivia knowledge with family and friends, or take on the challenge solo!
 
Prizes will be awarded to participating teams. Teams are limited to 1 to 4 people per team.  Each team must have at least one member over the age of 15.
 

We will be using the free KAHOOT app. 
All teams must have a smartphone or tablet capable of downloading the app – or have it pre-installed on the device.



 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Salida
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 6:00 pm
Adults and teens, do you think you have the best O.W.L.’s at Hogwarts? Get your best teammates together for Harry Potter (Pub) Trivia Night at the library! Celebrate the 21st anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with a quiz, wizarding snacks and alcohol-free libations. Prizes for best costume, team name, and quiz score will be given. Ages 15 and up. Registration starts June 30. Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6 - 7 pm
This workshop will help you make the most of our storytelling Traveling Tales kits. Whether you use them at a school, daycare, or at home, we'll help give you tips and tricks for a successful story time.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Turlock
Monday, Sep. 3, 12 pm
Learn about the free eResources the library has to offer. We will help you download these free applications to your devices, and show you a few tips and tricks to get going!
 
Mango Languages– Learn a new language from the comfort of your own home, or on the go. 
 
Hoopla – Digitally access audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, and graphic novels.
 
Cloud Library – Download eBooks and enjoy eBooks on the go. 

RBdigital – Get instant digital access to popular magazines. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Turlock
Thursday, Sep. 13, 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 “Planning for Sudden Emergencies."  A free lunch will be provided.

Advance registration is required, please call 209-578-6300 for more information.  
 
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.  
 
Oakdale
Monday, Jun. 25, 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.   
 
Oakdale
Monday, Jun. 25, 3:00 pm
Learn the art of self expression through creative writing. This program is designed for ages 18 to 25 and is hosted by Josie's Place.  Sponsored by Josie’s Place.
Ceres
Monday, Jun. 25, 5:00 - 7:30 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, Jun. 26, 11:30 am
This month the book club will discuss The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls.  Everyone is welcome!

Two motherless sister, Bean and Liz, are shuttled to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in their family for generations. When school starts in the fall, Bean easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz becomes increasingly withdrawn. Then something happens to Liz and Bean is left to challenge the injustice of the adult world. 

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.
 
Riverbank
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 4 pm
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.
 
Ceres Library Book C
Ceres
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This month the Ceres Library book club will be reading Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle.

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration. Tattoos on the Heart is a breathtaking series of parables distilled from his twenty years in the barrio. Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling humor and glowing generosity, these essays offer a stirring look at how full our lives could be if we could find the joy in loving others and in being loved unconditionally. From giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JCPenney fresh out of prison, we learn how to feel worthy of God's love. From ten-year-old Lula we learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. From Pedro we understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the darkness. In each chapter we benefit from Boyle's wonderful, hard-earned wisdom. Inspired by faith but applicable to anyone trying to be good, these personal, unflinching stories are full of surprising revelations and observations of the community in which Boyle works and of the many lives he has helped save.

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

Free Knit and Croche
Waterford
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 3:00 pm
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191. Sponsored by Friends of the Waterford Library.
Patterson
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 6 pm
Bring the whole family for Story Time, music, and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
Keyes
Thursday, Jun. 28, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Build a rocket out of straws, neon tape, and foam pieces. Then, take your finished work outside for lift-off!
Patterson
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2 pm
Make a fireworks painting and a stars and stripes crown to celebrate Independence Day.
Waterford
Thursday, Jun. 28, 3:00-4:00 pm
Adults and teens may design a unique necklace using air dry clay. All materials provided. Ages 13 and up. Sponsored by Friends of the Waterford Library.
Ceres
Thursday, Jun. 28, 3:30 pm
Color your own special tile coaster to take home! All ages are welcome. Children 5 and under must have direct parental supervision.   Sponsored by Friends of the Ceres Library .
Newman
Thursday, Jun. 28, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library.  LEGO® play helps children develop fine motor skills.  Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies. Sponsored by Friends of the Newman Library.
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