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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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jul. 16, 10:00 am
Patterson
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 Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jul. 16, 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)
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jul. 16, 10:30 am
Riverbank
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Jul. 16, 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 & Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move & Play
Monday, Jul. 16, 11:00 am
Oakdale
Toddler, preschool age children and their caregivers can join us for an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Turn this into your family's play date!
Modesto Pixel Art
1 - 3 pm
 Modesto Pixel Art
Monday, Jul. 16, 1 - 3 pm
Modesto
Celebrate Minecraft Week by making pixel art with Perler beads! 
Coding Club
3:00 pm
 Coding Club
Monday, Jul. 16, 3:00 pm
Salida
Create websites or code games at our Coding Club this summer!  Coding Club will meet every Monday for 10 weeks starting June 4. Ages 9 and up welcome. Kids are encouraged to bring their own laptops (sorry—no tablets or phones!) or sign up to use one of the library’s laptops. Space i...read more
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Jul. 16, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Ceres
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.  
Where in the World - Turlock Trivia Night
6 pm
Where in the World - Turlock Trivia Night
Monday, Jul. 16, 6 pm
Turlock
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. Te...read more
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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 10:00 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)
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am to 10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 17
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 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)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannel board  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, Jul. 17, 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, Jul. 17, 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.  
Internet Basics
10:30 am
 Internet Basics
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 10:30 am
Oakdale
This workshop will introduce you to the Internet and the World Wide Web and teach you how to search on the Web. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 847-4204 to sign up. 
Little House on the Prairie Day
2 to 4 pm
 Little House on the Prairie Day
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2 to 4 pm
Hughson
Experience the way Laura Ingalls and her family played, worked, and learned! Join us to make a button necklace, quill pen, and your own jar of butter.  Create your own a log cabin and a covered wagon out of craft sticks. Take part in games played by pioneer children, including a game of ma...read more
Modesto Make-a-Block
3 - 5 pm
 Modesto Make-a-Block
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 3 - 5 pm
Modesto
Stop by the Children's Room any time between 3 and 5 pm to make and design your own paper craft blocks.  This program is part of Minecraft Week.
Game Day
3:30 pm
 Game Day
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 3:30 pm
Empire
Kids of all ages can have fun playing a variety of board games. 
Freeze Pop Sleeves
3:30 to 4:30 pm
 Freeze Pop Sleeves
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Newman
Avoid frozen fingers while eating your ice pops in the summer! Create and design your own freeze pop sleeve to hold your yummy ice pop. We will also have some Otter pops available for you to enjoy.
Tennis Ball Buddies Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Tennis Ball Buddies Craft
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Make a buddy with personality using a tennis ball and yarn. So cute! Ages 5 and up.
Art Lab: Agamographs
3:30 pm
 Art Lab: Agamographs
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library for a fun monthly art class for kids. This month we will learn about agamographs, which are fun optical illusions named after the artist Yacoov Agam! Viewing an agamograph from different perspectives will reveal different images. It’s two pictures in ...read more
Turlock Art Lab: String Art
4:00 pm
 Turlock Art Lab: String Art
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Create art inspired by the artwork of Jackson Pollock using string and tempura paints. Children will have an opportunity to experiment with mixing colors and creating unique designs. All ages welcome; children 4 and under must have direct parental supervision.
Excel Intermediate
5 pm
 Excel Intermediate
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 5 pm
Modesto
This workshop is a continuation of Excel Basics and will teach you additional basic functions of Excel. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Wonder
6:00 pm
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Wonder
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 6:00 pm
Salida

Children and their families can enjoy a family-friendly movie and picnic dinner at the library. This month's movie is the film Wonder. Children may come in their pajamas. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on. The library will provide a beverage ...read more

Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
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Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 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)
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10 am & 11 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 10 am & 11 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).
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 a.m.
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.
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)
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 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 caregivers (30 minutes).
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 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 caregive...read more

Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 10:30 am
Newman
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.  
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11 to 11:30 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 11 to 11:30 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy playtime featuring music, movement and sensory play.  
Around the World in Seven Days: North America
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Around the World in Seven Days: North America
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Hughson
Explore and learn more about our home continent through games and crafts.  Make a stick mountie, a bald eagle paper bag, maracas, and a dreamcatcher.  Play a little indoor hockey, Miss Mary Mack, Las Chivas (Beans), and Quaquatsewa-iu (Stick Drop). Learn more about the Native Ame...read more
T(w)een Movie Afternoon: A Wrinkle in Time
3:00 pm
T(w)een Movie Afternoon: A Wrinkle in Time
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:00 pm
Salida
Tweens and Teens can beat the heat with a movie afternoon at the library.  Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time will be shown. The library will provide a beverage and popcorn. A Wrinkle in Time is rated PG.
 
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:30 pm
Modesto
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
Oakdale Craft-a-palooza
3:30 pm
 Oakdale Craft-a-palooza
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:30 pm
Oakdale
Create one of kind projects using a variety of craft supplies. The only limit is your imagination! Make something for yourself and something for a friend! 
Children’s Craft: Tie-Dye Suncatcher
3:30 pm
Children’s Craft: Tie-Dye Suncatcher
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Make beautiful suncatchers using coffee filters and colorful dyes. 
Under the Sea
4:00 pm
 Under the Sea
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Venture under the sea and make a shiny fish or turtle to hang in your room! We will use upcycled materials to make unique decor with an ocean theme.  
Recommended for ages 8 and up.  
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
4 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 4 pm
Denair
You're invited to take part in an hour of play with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection!
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
MoSt Poetry Book Club
6:30 - 7:30 pm
 MoSt Poetry Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 6:30 - 7:30 pmMoSt Poetry Book Clu
Modesto
Join us for a quarterly poetry book club sponsored by the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt) and the Friends of the Modesto Library. 

Each meeting will focus on a different book of poetry. Teens ...read more
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Pipe Cleaner Dragon
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Pipe Cleaner Dragon
Thursday, Jul. 19, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Twist and turn fuzzy pipe cleaners and top with fun googly eyes to create an adorable dragon!
Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 19, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-6 and their caregivers. (30 minutes). All ages are welcome!
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 19, 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)
Baby Blocks
10:15 am
 Baby Blocks
Thursday, Jul. 19, 10:15 am
Modesto
Baby Blocks is a one-on-one toddler and grown-up interactive Story Time that enriches early literacy. It is designed for children 18 to 36 months old. Please make other arrangements for older or younger children in your care. Space is limited. Sign-ups start June 18. If you have any questions, pleas...read more
Hughson Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 19, 10:30 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)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jul. 19, 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. 
Computer Basics
10:30 am
 Computer Basics
Thursday, Jul. 19, 10:30 am
Salida
 A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 543-7315 to sign up.
Summer Fun Thursdays: Ice Cream Social
2 pm
Summer Fun Thursdays: Ice Cream Social
Thursday, Jul. 19, 2 pm
Patterson
Beat the summer heat by making ice cream at the library. All materials provided, while supplies last. 
Oakdale LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jul. 19, 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. (1 hour)
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark ...read more
Paper Airplane Activity
3:30 pm
 Paper Airplane Activity
Thursday, Jul. 19, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Do you want to learn how to make a cool paper airplane that really flies? Join us and we can show you how!
Children 5 and under will need direct adult supervision/help. 
Whale Craft
3:30 pm
 Whale Craft
Thursday, Jul. 19, 3:30 pm
Empire
Kids can get creative with paper plates and markers to design their own unique whale.
Torn Paper Art
4:00 pm
 Torn Paper Art
Thursday, Jul. 19, 4:00 pm
Salida
Create masterpieces with torn paper! Great for fine and gross motor skills. All materials will be provided. 
Children and Teen Coloring Day
4 pm
 Children and Teen Coloring Day
Thursday, Jul. 19, 4 pm
Denair
Enjoy an hour of coloring.  We will provide coloring pages of varying skill levels as well as crayons, colored pencils, and markers.  Feel free to bring your own coloring supplies, however we ask that paint not brought into the library.
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Make Your Own Candle
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Make Your Own Candle
Friday, Jul. 20, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes
Adults and teens can create custom scented candles using essential oils and candle wax. We will provide a variety of food coloring and decorative ribbon to make your candle look as good as it will smell!
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:00 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Friday, Jul. 20, 10:00 am
Newman
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.  
Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jul. 20, 10:30 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)
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jul. 20, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
11 am
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Friday, Jul. 20, 11 am
Patterson
Learn how to speak and write basic Mandarin Chinese with native speaker Stephanie Chow. Advance registration required. You may register in person at the Patterson Library, or by calling 209-892-6473.
Summer Reading All Ages Coloring Day
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Summer Reading All Ages Coloring Day
Friday, Jul. 20, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmSummer Reading All A
Modesto

Relax this summer and spend some time coloring. All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring your friends and family!  We will provide crayons, colored pencils, and travel/space themed coloring pages. Participants will have the opportunity t...read more

Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Jul. 20, 3:00 pm
Salida
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® creations. LEGO® play helps children delevlop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salida Library and S...read more
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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jul. 21, 10:15 am
Modesto
Spanish & English picture books, fingerplays, music, and may also include flannel board or puppet stories. Designed for ages 3 - 6 but all ages are welcome. (30 minutes)
STEAM* Blackout
1:00 pm
 STEAM* Blackout
Saturday, Jul. 21, 1:00 pm
Newman
Following a reading of the book Blackout by John Rocco, children will learn how to make a flashlight. All materials provided. This program is designed for ages 5 and up.

*STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jul. 23, 10:00 am
Patterson
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 Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jul. 23, 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)
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am
Riverbank
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Jul. 23, 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.  
Friends of the Oakdale Library
1:30 pm
 Friends of the Oakdale Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 1:30 pm
Oakdale
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.   
 
Coding Club
3:00 pm
 Coding Club
Monday, Jul. 23, 3:00 pm
Salida
Create websites or code games at our Coding Club this summer!  Coding Club will meet every Monday for 10 weeks starting June 4. Ages 9 and up welcome. Kids are encouraged to bring their own laptops (sorry—no tablets or phones!) or sign up to use one of the library’s laptops. Space i...read more
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Ceres
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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Keyes LEGO® Day
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Keyes LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keyes
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....read more
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 10:00 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)
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am to 10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 24
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 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)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannel board  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, Jul. 24, 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, Jul. 24, 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 Library Book Club
11:30 am
 Oakdale Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 11:30 am
Oakdale
This month the book club will discuss The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult.  Everyone is welcome!

When the daughter of a comic book artist claims she has been raped at a party and her friends turn against her,she runs away to Alaska and her father must face his own violent ...read more
Hughson LEGO® Day
2:00 to 3:00 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Hughson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®  and LEGO®  DUPLO® displays for the library.  LEGO® play helps children develop fine motor skills.  Children under 4 are welcome,...read more
Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children can design masterpieces with foam blocks, magnetic tiles and a variety of other building materials.
Ocean Slime
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Ocean Slime
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman
Celebrate Shark Week by making ocean slime. Shark toys will be handed out, while supplies last. Slime is messy so make sure to dress accordingly. 
Gone Fishin’ Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Gone Fishin’ Craft
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Prepare to catch a big one! Discover the magic of magnets while crafting a fish and fishing pole. Ages 5 and up.
Ninja Day
4:00 pm
 Ninja Day
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 4:00 pm
Salida
Join us to test your ninja skills. Complete our obstacle course, craft your own ninja headband, and more! 
This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salida Library series.
Painting for Adults
4 pm
 Painting for Adults
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 4 pm
Patterson
Learn how to paint a landscape with step-by-step guidance. All materials provided. Advance registration is required. 
Riverbank Library Book Club
4 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 4 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meanin...read more
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library using the library’s LEGO® and LEGO® DUPLO® blocks. LEGO® play helps children develop fine ...read more
Word Basics
5 pm
 Word Basics
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 5 pm
Modesto
This workshop teaches you the basic functions of Microsoft Word and will introduce you to some of the other features of word processing. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
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VA Mobile Medical Outreach
10 am - 2 pm
 VA Mobile Medical Outreach
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 10 am - 2 pm
Modesto
VA Mobile Medical Outreach will provide medical services and benefit information to our Veteran community. No appointment necessary, simply check-in inside the library. Enrollment Specialist, Medical Provider, Veterans Service Officer on site.  Please bring a copy of yo...read more
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 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)
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10 am & 11 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 10 am & 11 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).
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 a.m.
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.
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)
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 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 caregivers (30 minutes).
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 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 caregive...read more

Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 10:30 am
Newman
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.  
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres
This month the Ceres Library Book Club will read Mudbound by Hillary Jordan.
 
In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Missi...read more
Ice-Cream STEAM* Activity
12:00 - 2:00 pm
 Ice-Cream STEAM* Activity
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Keyes
Combine science and your sweet tooth to make homemade ice-cream! Join us as we shake ingredients together to music in this fun and edible STEAM* activity. Note: This activity is exclusively for children, however children must have a parent or adult guardian present to participate....read more
Around the World in Seven Days: South America
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Around the World in Seven Days: South America
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hughson
Our around the world adventure will conclude with a visit to the continent of South America.  We will make rainsticks, worry dolls, and straw zampoñas.   Learn how South American children play and explore the various South American cultures through music and books. 
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 3:30 pm
Modesto
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Flying Saucers!
4:00 pm
 Flying Saucers!
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Get lost in space after building a flying saucer and testing it out!
Recommended for ages 8 and up.  
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
4 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 4 pm
Denair
You're invited to take part in an hour of play with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection!
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the whole family for Story Time, music and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
Family Night Story Time
6:30-7:00 pm
 Family Night Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 6:30-7:00 pm
Waterford
Join us for a special evening of stories, music and fun. Pajamas encouraged.
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Harry Potter Day
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Harry Potter Day
Thursday, Jul. 26, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Join us for a Harry Potter celebration! Get sorted into your Hogwarts house, then design and color your own personalized crest!  If you recieve a special delivery from Hedwig during your sorting, you will win a prize!
Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 26, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-6 and their caregivers. (30 minutes). All ages are welcome!
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 26, 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)
Baby Blocks
10:15 am
 Baby Blocks
Thursday, Jul. 26, 10:15 am
Modesto
Baby Blocks is a one-on-one toddler and grown-up interactive Story Time that enriches early literacy. It is designed for children 18 to 36 months old. Please make other arrangements for older or younger children in your care. Space is limited. Sign-ups start June 18. If you have any questions, pleas...read more
Hughson Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 26, 10:30 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)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jul. 26, 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. 
E-Mail Basics
1:30 pm
 E-Mail Basics
Thursday, Jul. 26, 1:30 pm
Modesto
This workshop teaches you the basics of creating and sending an email.  You will need to have created your email account prior to the beginning of class. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Summer Fun Thursdays: Craft-a-Palooza
2 pm
Summer Fun Thursdays: Craft-a-Palooza
Thursday, Jul. 26, 2 pm
Patterson
We provide the crafting materials, you bring the imagination!
Map Ornament Craft
3:00-4:00 pm
 Map Ornament Craft
Thursday, Jul. 26, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waterford
Decoupage wooden stars with recycled road atlas maps. Ages 13 and up.
Newman LEGO® Day
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jul. 26, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Newman
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&re...read more
Ancient Egyptian Cartouche Bookmark
3:30 pm
Ancient Egyptian Cartouche Bookmark
Thursday, Jul. 26, 3:30 pm
Empire
Kids of all ages can create colorful bookmarks using Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to spell their name.
Buggles!
3:30 pm
 Buggles!
Thursday, Jul. 26, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Make your own cute little "bug" magnetic creature that can be used to decorate the fridge! Children 4 and under will require direct adult supervision/help. 
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Jul. 26, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 9-12. Join us to discuss your favorite books and participate in fun games and activities. This month’s book club selection is the graphic novel Swing it Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm. Please contact the library to reserve your copy at 209-543-7353.

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Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Jul. 26, 4 pm
Modesto
Like to read? So do we! come hang out on the last Thursday of the month for discussions, games, and activities featuring our comic book of the month. This program is suggested for ages 8 and up. Call 558-7810 for more details and find out the featured comic book for this month.
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Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jul. 27, 10:30 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)
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jul. 27, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
11 am
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Friday, Jul. 27, 11 am
Patterson
Learn how to speak and write basic Mandarin Chinese with native speaker Stephanie Chow. Advance registration required. You may register in person at the Patterson Library, or by calling 209-892-6473.
Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Jul. 27, 3 pm
Patterson
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh. Please bring your own crochet hooks.  Yarn will be provided. 
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Jul. 27, 3:00 pm
Salida
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® creations. LEGO® play helps children delevlop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salida Library and S...read more
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
3:30 pm
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
Friday, Jul. 27, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Get together with your friends and share your love of books!  This month's book selection is Caraval by Stephanie Garber.  A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library.  Join us for the fun!
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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jul. 28, 10:15 am
Modesto
Spanish & English picture books, fingerplays, music, and may also include flannel board or puppet stories. Designed for ages 3 - 6 but all ages are welcome. (30 minutes)
Angry Birds!
1:00 - 3:00 pm
 Angry Birds!
Saturday, Jul. 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Newman
Live-action Angry Birds! Launch objects to destroy the towers where the piggies are hiding!
Classic Literature Book Club
3 pm
 Classic Literature Book Club
Saturday, Jul. 28, 3 pm
Denair
Please contact the Denair Library for information about this month's selection.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Denair Library during the month of June.
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jul. 30, 10:00 am
Patterson
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 Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jul. 30, 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)
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jul. 30, 10:30 am
Riverbank
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Oakdale Wee Move & Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move & Play
Monday, Jul. 30, 11:00 am
Oakdale
Toddler, preschool age children and their caregivers can join us for an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Turn this into your family's play date!
Coding Club
3:00 pm
 Coding Club
Monday, Jul. 30, 3:00 pm
Salida
Create websites or code games at our Coding Club this summer!  Coding Club will meet every Monday for 10 weeks starting June 4. Ages 9 and up welcome. Kids are encouraged to bring their own laptops (sorry—no tablets or phones!) or sign up to use one of the library’s laptops. Space i...read more
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Jul. 30, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Ceres
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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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 10:00 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)
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am to 10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 31
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 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)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannel board  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, Jul. 31, 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
Art Tile Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Art Tile Craft
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Doodle on ceramic tiles with Sharpie pens to make coasters or wall art. Ages 5 and up.
Tile Art
3:30 to 4:30 pm
 Tile Art
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Newman
Personalize a 4x4 white tile to create your very own unique tile art!  All supplies provided while they last.
Map Coasters Craft
3:30 pm
 Map Coasters Craft
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Come make decoupage coasters at the library using maps of your favorite places! 
This craft is appropriate for teens and adults.
Dinosaur Carnival Party
3:30 pm
 Dinosaur Carnival Party
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 3:30 pm
Empire
Kids of all ages can play carnival-style games. Each participant will go home with a prize.
Harry Potter Party
4:00 pm
 Harry Potter Party
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Take the Hogwarts Express to the library and enroll in this summer's magical studies. We will be offering classes on potions, transfigurations, and more. All ages welcome; children 4 and under must have direct parental supervision.
Happy Birthday Harry!
4:00 pm
 Happy Birthday Harry!
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 4:00 pm
Salida
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with kid friendly games, activities, and crafts.
 This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salida Library series.
Word Intermediate
5 pm
 Word Intermediate
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 5 pm
Modesto
This workshop is a continuation of Beginning Word and will teach you additional basic functions of Microsoft Word. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Harry Potter Trivia Night!
6:00 pm
 Harry Potter Trivia Night!
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 6:00 pm
Salida
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 liba...read more

Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
    
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