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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Modesto Library
Friday, Feb. 22, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
This month's DIY Kids program is all about magnets! Unleash a magnetizing hour of fun with magnet themed activities.While you're here build your very own LED magnet (while supplies last). This STEAM* progam is perfect for school-aged children. Children under 6 must have direct parental supervision.
*STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Library
Thursday, Feb. 28, 4:00 pm
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion! We'll get you started and meet you next month to talk about the book. This month we're reading The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Library
Thursday, Mar. 7, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
TEENS! The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality gear will be available for ages 13 & up in the Modesto Library Auditorium. We'll be playing the collaborative game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. In this award winning puzzle co-op game the player with the VR headset is "trapped" in a room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the "Experts" who must give instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering information found in the Bomb Defusal Manual. But there's a catch: the Experts can't see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out - fast! Use of the VR headset is strictly limited to ages 13 and older, but anyone can help decipher the codes! To learn more go to www.keeptalkinggame.com
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Modesto Library
Saturday, Mar. 23, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Teens and adults are invited to help us celebrate the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones. Enjoy trivia, food, and crafts.

Trivia will begin at 2:00 pm. Each team participating in trivia may have between one and four players. We will be using the free Kahoot! app. At least one team member per team must have a smartphone or tablet with the app installed on their device.

 

For more information, please call 209-558-7814.

Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library .
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Patterson Library
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 3:30 pm
Celebrate multiculture and children's literacy with us! Activities include bilingual storytime, a magic show with Magician/Illusionist Timothy James, Spanish folkloric dancers, information booths from various organizations, crafts, and free book giveaways to children while supplies last. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modesto Library
Thursday, Mar. 28, 4:00 pm
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion! We'll be talking about The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner at this meeting and we'll get started with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl for the April discussion. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Library
Thursday, Apr. 25, 4:00 pm
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion!  We'll be talking about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and get you started on the The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett for the May discussion. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
Waterford Library
Thursday, Feb. 21, 3:00-4:00 pm
Looking for a good book but don't want to spend the time asking around? Come to the library and sample a variety of books in a short amount of time. Ages 13 and up. Sponsored by The Friends of the Waterford Library.
Denair Library
Thursday, Feb. 21, 4:00 pm
Create a custom mini-marble magnet for your refrigerator or home. Magnets, glass marbles, glue and a selection of paper patterns (animals, shapes, colors) will be provided to make the craft.
Patterson Library
Friday, Feb. 22, 3:00 pm
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh, or just come and hang out with other crochet learners and enthusiasts. Please bring your own crochet hooks.  Yarn will be provided. 
Riverbank Library
Friday, Feb. 22, 3:30 pm
Get together with your friends and share your love of books! This month's book selection is Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts. A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Riverbank Library. Join us for the fun! Sponsored by Friends of the Riverbank Library.
Denair Library
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Learn basic crochet techniques.  Please bring crochet hooks.  Yarn will be provided for small projects, but feel free to bring your own yarn for larger projects.  Persons of all crochet skill levels are welcome.
Salida Library
Saturday, Feb. 23, 3:00 pm
Game on at the Salida Library! Challenge your family members to board game competitions, video game tournaments and more. The Nintendo Switch will be available for use, along with the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset*.
* Oculus Rift is only for ages 13 and up.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
Ceres Library
Monday, Feb. 25, 4:00 pm

Help Save the Bees! Mason bees are gentle creatures who pollinate flowers in parks and gardens. Join us as we craft hives for them from recycled materials! Recommended for ages 10 and up.  

Salida Library
Monday, Feb. 25, 4:00 pm
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 10 weeks as we work on our Storytelling skills using Computer Science and Scratch programing. Ages 9 and up welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start December 11. Call the library at 209-543-7353 for more information.  Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
Ceres Library Book C
Ceres Library
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
This month we will be discussing The Pearl That Broke its Shell, By Nadia Hashimi.

In Kabul, Afghanistan, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters.

But what will happen once Rahima is of marriageable age?  And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?

Please ask at the Ceres Library circulation desk to reserve your copy.
Free Knit and Croche
Waterford Library
Wednesday, Feb. 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 Library
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 3:30 pm
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library using the library’s blocks. 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.
Newman Library
Thursday, Feb. 28, 3:30 pm - 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.
Salida Library
Thursday, Feb. 28, 4:00 pm
Designed for ages 8-12. Watch the movie, read the book, and discuss! Join us for a book discussion, games and activities around our current book club selection, How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Please contact the library about reserving a copy of the book at 209-543-7353. Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
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