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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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Mar. 24, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)

 
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Mar. 24, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
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.
Crochet for Beginners
4 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Mar. 24, 4 pm
Patterson
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh. Please bring your own crochet hooks.  Yarn will be provided. 
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Drop-In Knitting
Open hours
 Drop-In Knitting
Saturday, Mar. 25, Open hours
Ceres
Want to learn how to knit or improve your knitting skills? Drop in to the Ceres Library during open hours and visit the circulation desk to get started.  Needles and yarn will be available for beginning knitters! 
Scrapbooking Fun
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Scrapbooking Fun
Saturday, Mar. 25, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pmScrapbooking Fun
Modesto
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 participa...read more
Rainbow Bottle Art
1:30 pm
 Rainbow Bottle Art
Saturday, Mar. 25, 1:30 pm
Newman
Calling all teens! Visit the library to create rainbow sand art in a bottle. Finished creations may be taken home. All supples will be provided.
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Mar. 27, 10 am
Patterson
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Mar. 27, 10:15 & 11:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Monday, Mar. 27, 10:30 am
Ceres
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Mar. 27, 10:30 am
Patterson
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision required at all times.  
Oakdale Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move and Play
Monday, Mar. 27, 11:00 am
Oakdale
This program for toddler and preschool age children features an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Kids can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Turn this into your family’s play date!
Mug It Up!
12 to 2 pm
 Mug It Up!
Monday, Mar. 27, 12 to 2 pm
Turlock
Come to the Turlock Library to pick up a free mug and set your inner artist free!  Learn different techniques to turn an ordinary mug into a work of art.

This craft is designed for ages 13 and up.
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Mar. 27, 1:30 pm
Oakdale
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.   
Teen Fan Fiction Club
4:00 pm
 Teen Fan Fiction Club
Monday, Mar. 27, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Teens will have the opportunity to write, share and discuss their creative fan fiction with each other in a positive environment.  Recommended for ages 12-18.  
VITA Free Tax Preparation
4 to 7:30 pm
 VITA Free Tax Preparation
Monday, Mar. 27, 4 to 7:30 pm
Salida
The public is invited to receive free tax preparation assistance from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers on Wednesdays from 4 to 7:30 pm.  VITA volunteers are trained by the IRS.  Sessions will be held at the Salida Library starting Feb. 6 and ending March 27.  Please c...read more
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Picture Book Miniature Golf
Open hours
 Picture Book Miniature Golf
Tuesday, Mar. 28, Open hours
Hughson
Test your skills at our indoor mini golf course made of picture books.  This course features nine holes of mini golf fun!     
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:00 am
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (...read more
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10 am
Patterson
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:30 am
Ceres
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:30 am
Patterson
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision required at all times.  
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 11:00 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy a half-hour of playtime directly following Story Time.  This program features music, movement and sensory play.
Oakdale Library Book Club
11:30 pm
 Oakdale Library Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 11:30 pmOakdale Library Book
Oakdale
This month the book club will discuss Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson.

"The rain-sodden timber town of North Fork has been hit hard by the downturn in the timber industry, and the only businesses that thrive are the bars, patronized by out-of-work loggers and i...read more
Cat in the Hat Paper Plate Craft
3:00 pm
Cat in the Hat Paper Plate Craft
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 3:00 pm
Newman
Celebrate the works of Dr. Seuss by creating a paper plate cutout of the Cat in the Hat.
Riverbank Library Book Club
4 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 4 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.
 
Salida LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Salida LEGO Day
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 4:00 pm
Salida
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO creations. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
Turlock LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO Day
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library using the library’s LEGO and DUPLO blocks. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
 
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Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 10:00 am
Newman
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, finger plays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their care givers (30 minutes).
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 am and 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Salida
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
 
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 10:30 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Empire Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 11:30 am
Empire
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:45 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 11:45 am
Keyes
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
1 to 4 pm
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1 to 4 pm
Patterson
Children and their families are invited to celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros (Day of the Child/ Day of the Book).  The library will offer crafts, activities, games and a special bilingual Story Time.  This year's theme is "One World, Many Rhythms.&...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Classes
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Classes
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
VITA Free Tax Preparation
4 - 7:30 pm
 VITA Free Tax Preparation
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 4 - 7:30 pm
Riverbank
The public is invited to receive free tax preparation assistance from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers on Wednesdays from 4 to 7:30 pm.  VITA volunteers are trained by the IRS.  Sessions will be held at the Riverbank Library starting Feb. 1 and ending March 29.  Pleas...read more
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Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:00 am
Salida
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes).
Alzheimer’s Disease: Know the Ten Warning Signs
10:00 am
Alzheimer’s Disease: Know the Ten Warning Signs
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:00 am
Patterson
Discover the ten warning signs of Alzheimer's disease in this workshop, held in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. Learn what is involved in getting a diagnosis, the risks associated with Alzheimer's, and the benefits of early detection. Register for the workshop by contacting...read more
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:30 am
Salida
Join us after Preschool Story Time for a half hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
Hughson Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Mar. 30, 11:30 am
Hughson
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
3 pm
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
Thursday, Mar. 30, 3 pm
Denair
Children and their families are invited to celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros (Day of the Child/ Day of the Book).  The library will offer crafts, activities, snacks and a special bilingual Story Time.  This year's theme is "One World, Many Rhythms....read more
Plant a Spring Flower
3:30 pm
 Plant a Spring Flower
Thursday, Mar. 30, 3:30 pm
Empire
Celebrate the start of spring by planting a flower seed. Each child will have their choice of flower seed to plant and take home to watch grow. All materials will be provided and all ages are welcome. 
Bird Feeder Craft
3:30 pm
 Bird Feeder Craft
Thursday, Mar. 30, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Love birds? Make a bird feeder for your feathery friends.  
Please note that peanut butter will be one of the ingredients. 
Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Mar. 30, 4 pm
Modesto
Like to read? So do we! Come hang out on the last Thursday of every month for discussions, games and activities featuring our comic of the month. You can also cast a vote for what to read next! Comix Club participants will vote on this month's comic book in February. ...read more
VITA Free Tax Preparation
4 to 7:30 pm
 VITA Free Tax Preparation
Thursday, Mar. 30, 4 to 7:30 pm
Oakdale
The public is invited to receive free tax preparation assistance from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers on Thursdays from 4 to 7:30 pm.  VITA volunteers are trained by the IRS.  Sessions will be held at the Oakdale Library starting Feb. 2 and ending March 30.  Please c...read more
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Mar. 31, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)

 
 
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