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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Gardening Series (1 of 3): Good Bugs vs Bad Bugs
5:30 pm
Gardening Series (1 of 3): Good Bugs vs Bad Bugs
Thursday, May 18, 5:30 pm
Oakdale
A master gardener will teach participants how to distinguish between bugs that are beneficial to the garden and those that are destructive. Please call the Oakdale Library to sign up for this informative class at 209-847-4204.

This is Part One of a three part series on home gardening. &nb...read more
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Summer Reading Kick-off Event
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Summer Reading Kick-off Event
Saturday, May 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmSummer Reading Kick-
Turlock
We will host a kick-off event on the lawn outside the Turlock Library to celebrate the arrival of our summer reading program. Fun for the whole family!  All ages welcome.
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, May. 27, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books in Spanish and English, flannel board or puppet stories, and fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
Hans Christian Andersen: The World’s Storyteller
12:00 pm
Hans Christian Andersen: The World’s Storyteller
Saturday, May 27, 12:00 pm
Modesto
Randel McGee will portray author Hans Christian Andersen in order to share some of Andersen’s most loved stories. Randel will produce fascinating paper pictures and designs as he tells some of the stories, just as Andersen himself did.  This program is best for ages 5 and up, but all ages...read more
Saturday Stories and Art: Buildings, Buildings
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday Stories and Art: Buildings, Buildings
Saturday, May 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmSaturday Stories and
Modesto
Join us on the Modesto Library portico for our series of free art programs for the family! Each "Saturday Stories and Art" program will feature a picture book and a related art project. Participants will...read more
Graduation Button Craft
1:30 pm
 Graduation Button Craft
Saturday, May 27, 1:30 pm
Newman
Choose from a variety of designs and make a button for yourself or a graduate. 
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Memorial Day Holiday
All day
 Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 29, All day
All Locations
Libraries are closed.
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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 30, 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. (30 minutes)
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 30, 10 am
Patterson
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)...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, May. 30, 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)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, May. 30, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish/English 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)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Tuesday, May. 30, 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 Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 30, 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)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 30, 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 Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, May. 30, 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.
Pirate Day
4:00 pm
 Pirate Day
Tuesday, May 30, 4:00 pm
Salida
Ahoy there, matey! Join us for pirate adventures including crafts, activities, games, and a library treasure hunt.
Family Game Day
4:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Tuesday, May 30, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Join us for an hour of classic board game play.  Playing board games helps teach socialization, sharing, taking turns, and hand-eye coordination.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Symphony & Stories
6:15 pm
Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Symphony & Stories
Tuesday, May 30, 6:15 pm
Modesto
Join us for baseball stories and music by the Modesto Youth Symphony Orchestra!
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Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, May. 31, 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, May. 31, 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, May. 31, 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
10:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, May. 31, 10:00 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)
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, May. 31, 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
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, May. 31, 11:00 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, May. 31, 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)
’80s Throwback Day @ Hughson Library
12 to 6 pm
’80s Throwback Day @ Hughson Library
Wednesday, May 31, 12 to 6 pm
Hughson
Come down to the Hughson branch for a day of '80s flashbacks and fun.  Make ribbon barrettes, friendship pins, and create retro-looking buttons.  There will be music lyrics and movie lines trivia, as well as jelly bracelet design contests. Go back in time and enjoy classic candy from t...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, May. 31, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Modesto LEGO Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO Play
Wednesday, May. 31, 3:30 pm
Modesto
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.
Puzzle Night at the Modesto Library
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Puzzle Night at the Modesto Library
Wednesday, May 31, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmPuzzle Night at the
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Take some time to relax and have fun at the Modesto Library while putting puzzles together. We will have jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, word searches, and more for all ages. Bring the whole family! No registration necessary. Snacks will be provided.
   
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