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
Salida
Monday, Mar. 12, 4:00 pm
Designed for ages 13 to 18. Escape reality and enter into another world with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Teens will be able to try this new gaming technology. This event will be first come, first served. 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
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Modesto
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 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.

Realtor Cyndy Hackett will help guide you on the right path to home ownership. First time home buyers or those wanting to prepare to buy a home would benefit greatly. Bring all of your home buying questions.  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Turlock
Monday, Mar. 26, 6:00 pm
How well do you know Star Trek and Star Wars trivia?

Show off your skills and trivia knowledge with family and friends, or take on the challenge solo!

Prizes will be awarded to participating teams. Each team may have between one to four players. 

We will be using the Kahoot! app.  All teams must have a smart phone or tablet capable of downloading the app— or have it pre-installed on the device.

For more information, please call the Turlock Library at 209-664-8100.

 
Scrapbooking Fun
Modesto
Saturday, Feb. 24, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stop by the Modesto Library to learn about and practice the art of scrapbooking. This program is open to scrapbookers of all levels. Participants will learn scrapbooking techniques, followed by free time to work on their own scrapbooks. Some materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own. This program occurs regularly and participants are welcome to drop in at any time. Prizes are given out at every meeting.  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library .
Salida
Saturday, Feb. 24, 3:00 pm
Designed for ages 12 to 18. Teens! Want your opinion heard? Share your ideas on teen library programs and services and earn community service credit. Bring a friend, or make a new one! For more information, call 209-543-7353. 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Salida Library.
Ceres
Monday, Feb. 26, 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.  
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Ceres
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of The Mapmaker's Wife by Robert Whitaker.

In the early years of the 18th century, a band of French scientists set off on a daring, decade-long expedition to South America in a race to measure the precise shape of the earth. Like Lewis and Clark's exploration of the American West, their incredible mission revealed the mysteries of a little-known continent to a world hungry for discovery. Scaling 16,000 foot mountains in the Peruvian Andes, and braving jaguars, pumas, insects, and vampire bats in the jungle, the scientists barely completed their mission. One was murdered, another perished from fever, and a third-Jean Godin-nearly died of heartbreak. At the expedition's end, Jean and his Peruvian wife, Isabel Gramesón, became stranded at opposite ends of the Amazon, victims of a tangled web of international politics. Isabel's solo journey to reunite with Jean after their calamitous twenty-year separation was so dramatic that it left all of 18th-century Europe spellbound. Her survival-unprecedented in the annals of Amazon exploration-was a testament to human endurance, female resourcefulness, and the power of devotion.Drawing on the original writings of the French mapmakers, as well as his own experience retracing Isabel's journey, acclaimed writer Robert Whitaker weaves a riveting tale rich in adventure, intrigue, and scientific achievement. Never before told, The Mapmaker's Wife is an epic love story that unfolds against the backdrop of "the greatest expedition the world has ever known."
Free Knit and Croche
Waterford
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 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, Feb. 28, 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.
Waterford
Thursday, Mar. 1, 3:00-4:00 pm
Make a Cat in the Hat mask! As Dr. Seuss wrote, "If you never did, you should.  These things are fun and fun is good." Sponsored by Friends of the Waterford Library.
Modesto
Thursday, Mar. 1, 3:30 pm
Get your game on! Bring the family and play giant versions of Jenga, dominos, and more! Ginormous fun? You bet! Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision. 
Oakdale
Thursday, Mar. 1, 3:30 pm
Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss'  birthday with crafts inspired by his books. Sponsored by Friends of the Oakdale Libray.
Turlock
Saturday, Mar. 3, 3:00 pm
You just stayed up all night to finish the most awesome book ever!  Now what do you do? Join fellow bibliophiles for monthly book discussions at the Turlock Library. 
Ceres
Monday, Mar. 5, 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, Mar. 6, 10 am to 7 pm
Stop by the Gene Bianchi Community Center to purchase gently used books. The Bianchi Center is located next to the library at 110 S 2nd Ave, Oakdale, CA 95361.
Hughson
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 3:00 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 adult supervision.

Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies. Sponsored by Friends of the Hughson Library.
Oakdale
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 3:00 pm
Teen book club is back! Have you read the best book ever? Come hang out with other teens as we talk books and make 8-bit buttons. This month we invite you to bring your own book!
  Sponsored by Friends of the Oakdale Library.
Riverbank
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 5:00 pm
The Friends of the Riverbank Library meet the first Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm. Come by and support your local library.
 
 
Newman
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 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.
Oakdale
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 10 am to 7 pm
Stop by the Gene Bianchi Community Center to purchase gently used books. The Bianchi Center is located next to the library at 110 S 2nd Ave, Oakdale, CA 95361.
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