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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Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Sep. 6, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO® play helps children delevlop 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.
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Sep. 9, 10:00 am
Patterson Library
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 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Sep. 9, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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 and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Monday, Sep. 9, 10:30 am
Patterson Library
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.
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Sep. 9, 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 minutes)
Mayor’s Book Club
11:00 am
 Mayor’s Book Club
Monday, Sep. 9, 11:00 am
Riverbank Library
Mayor Richard O'Brien will visit the Riverbank Library and read to preschool age children and their families following Story Time on the second Monday of the month. The Mayor's Book Club promotes early childhood reading skills. 
Friends of the Patterson Library Meeting
1:00 pm
Friends of the Patterson Library Meeting
Monday, Sep. 9, 1:00 pm
Patterson Library
All are invited to attend the Friends of the Patterson Library. New members welcome. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month. Come by and support your local library.
Coding Club: CS First Art
4:00 pm
 Coding Club: CS First Art
Monday, Sep. 9, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 8 weeks and create animations, interactive artwork, and other artistic projects using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Ages 9-14 welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start August 12. Call the library at 209-543-7315 for...read more

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Modesto Coloring Day!
Open Hours
 Modesto Coloring Day!
Friday, Sep. 13, Open HoursModesto Coloring Day
Modesto Library
All ages can join us to unwind and have fun in a comfortable environment. Colored pencils, crayons, and a variety of artistic designs will be available at the Children's Information Desk. 
Crochet Club
3:00 pm
 Crochet Club
Friday, Sep. 13, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
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. 
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Sep. 13, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO® play helps children delevlop 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.
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Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 19, 10:00 am
Salida Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Talk Like a Pirate Day
10:00 am- 6:00 pm
 Salida Talk Like a Pirate Day
Thursday, Sep. 19, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
Salida Library
It’s National Talk Like a Pirate Day! Talk like a pirate to the librarian at the Information Desk to earn some treasure. 
Preschool Story Time
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 19, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their adult caregivers. (30 minutes)
Hughson Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 19, 10:30 am
Hughson Library
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, Sep. 19, 10:30 am
Salida Library
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, Sep. 19, 10:30 am
Salida Library
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.
Medicare Basics
1:00 pm
 Medicare Basics
Thursday, Sep. 19, 1:00 pmMedicare Basics
Modesto Library
Healthcare advisor Denise Cagle will discuss basic information regarding Medicare such as what Part A and Part B cover, qualifications for enrollment eligibility, Medicare Supplement vs Medicare Advantage, and more. Bring your Medicare related questions. 
Oakdale LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO® Day
Thursday, Sep. 19, 3:00 pm
Oakdale Library
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 of the LEGO Group of companies.
Q-Tip Art
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Q-Tip Art
Thursday, Sep. 19, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Waterford Library
Make beautiful art using Q-tips and watercolors. Ages 13 and up. 
3-D Geometric Shapes
3:30 pm
 3-D Geometric Shapes
Thursday, Sep. 19, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Children can design colorful geometric toys using paper, markers and glue.
Straw Towers
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Straw Towers
Thursday, Sep. 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Ceres Library
Practice your engineering skills by building towers out of straws and tape. How high can you build with a limited number of straws? Do some kinds of straws make better towers than others? Come find out!Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision. 
Craft Day - Wormy Apple
4:00 pm
 Craft Day - Wormy Apple
Thursday, Sep. 19, 4:00 pm
Denair Library
A new school year and harvest season are here. This craft will include a colorful paper apple and an accordion worm to go with it. Give it to your teacher or keep it at home to decorate. All materials provided.
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 19, 6:15 pmModesto Bilingual St
Modesto Library
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)
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Seashell Decorating
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Seashell Decorating
Friday, Sep. 20, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes Library
Wouldn't you like to have a little decorative piece in your home to remind you of the ocean? Come to the library to paint and decorate your own seashell to remind you of the waves and the water. *Available while supplies last.
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Sep. 20, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO® play helps children delevlop 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.
Teen Health and Wellness: Self Care
3:00 pm
Teen Health and Wellness: Self Care
Friday, Sep. 20, 3:00 pm
Riverbank Library
Teens: stop by to learn about the benefits of self-care. Local teen Avni Parmar will lead you through an assessment on self-care and discuss activities to promote self-care. 
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
3:30 pm
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
Friday, Sep. 20, 3:30 pmRiverbank Library Te
Riverbank Library
Get together with your friends and share your love of books! This month's book selection is The Iron Trial  by Holly Black. 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 fo...read more
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10th Annual Local Author Fair
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 10th Annual Local Author Fair
Saturday, Sep. 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm10th Annual Local Au
Modesto Library
Meet local authors at the Stanislaus County Library's 10th Annual Local Author Fair! The fair will feature selections for children, teens and adults in various genres. Books will be available for sale from the authors. The Local Author Fair will be held on the portico of the library.
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Sep. 21, 10:15 amModesto Bilingual St
Modesto Library
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)
Modesto Author Visit: Robert Trujillo
10:30 am
Modesto Author Visit: Robert Trujillo
Saturday, Sep. 21, 10:30 am
Modesto Library
Author, Robert Liu-Trujillo, joins us at Bilingual Story Time to read his book Furquan's First Flat Top. Afterward, he'll talk about how he writes and illustrates books!
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Sep. 23, 10:00 am
Patterson Library
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 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Sep. 23, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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 and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Monday, Sep. 23, 10:30 am
Patterson Library
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.
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Sep. 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 minutes)
Oakdale Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move and Play
Monday, Sep. 23, 11:00 am
Oakdale Library
Toddlers, 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!
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Sep. 23, 1:30 pm
Oakdale Library
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: CS First Art
4:00 pm
 Coding Club: CS First Art
Monday, Sep. 23, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 8 weeks and create animations, interactive artwork, and other artistic projects using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Ages 9-14 welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start August 12. Call the library at 209-543-7315 for...read more

Word Basics
5:00 pm
 Word Basics
Monday, Sep. 23, 5:00 pm
Modesto Library
Adults will learn how to open and save files, and format Word documents. Advance registration is required. Call 209-558-7814 to sign up.
Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
5:30 pm
 Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
Monday, Sep. 23, 5:30 pmJigsaw Puzzle Compet
Modesto Library
Teens and adults, join us at our first ever Jigsaw Puzzle Competition! Create your own team of up to 4 people and race against others to complete the puzzle. Every team will get the same 500 piece puzzle to work on. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest 3 teams. Snacks will be provided. Reserve your...read more
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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 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
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:00 am
Waterford Library
Come and enjoy books, music, and interactive storytelling. For all preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers (30 minutes). 
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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 Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Stay and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30 am
Patterson Library
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.
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Computer Basics: Part 1
10:30 am
 Computer Basics: Part 1
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. This program is continued in Computer Basics: Part 2.  Advance registration is required. Call 209-847-4204 to sign up.
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 11:00 am
Ceres Library
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.  
Oakdale Library Book Club: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
11:30 am
Oakdale Library Book Club: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 11:30 amOakdale Library Book
Oakdale Library
This month the book club will discuss My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman. A novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy ...read more
Oakdale Kids Craft - Spinning Fun!
3:00 pm
Oakdale Kids Craft - Spinning Fun!
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 3:00 pm
Oakdale Library
Kids can make a DIY paper spinner toy out of everyday objects. 
Balance Man Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Balance Man Craft
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford Library
Create your own magic trick using cardstock and paperclips. Ages 5 and up. 
Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Kids can build masterpieces with foam blocks, magnetic tiles and other building materials.
Modesto Hour of Code
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto Hour of Code
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library
Log on to code.org for an hour of fun coding activities. Bring your own device and learn some simple coding activities. Don't have a computer? There are a limited number of laptops available and some non-computer coding activities.
Boat-a-Palooza
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Boat-a-Palooza
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
Use your engineering skills to construct your own boat using recycled items and objects from nature. Next, test your boat's floating ability in a pool of water.
Family Game Day
4:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
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. 
Riverbank Library Book Club
4:00 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 4:00 pm
Riverbank Library
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 4:00 pm
Turlock Library
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 motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.Disclaimer:&nb...read more
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Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 10:00 am
Newman Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Salida Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
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, Sep. 25, 10:15 amModesto Preschool St
Modesto Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 10:30 am
Empire Library
New and classic picture books, Flannel board and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers and their caregivers. (30 Minutes)
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
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 Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 10:30 am
Newman Library
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.  
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 11:00 am
Ceres Library
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, Sep. 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres Library
This month we will be reading Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home, by Rhoda Janzen.Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world turned upside down. It was bad enough that her husband of fifteen years left her for Bob, a guy he met on Gay.com, but that same week a car acc...read more
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:50 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 11:50 am
Keyes Library
New and classic picture books, flannel board and prop stories, finger plays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Approximately 30 minutes.
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
12:00 - 3:00 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Denair Library
You're invited to take part in a day of playing with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection!Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Art Expressions: Rock Painting
1:00 pm
 Art Expressions: Rock Painting
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 1:00 pm
Turlock Library
Unleash your creative side every Wednesday in September! Each Wednesday we will explore a different artistic technique and medium. Rock Painting will be featured on Sept. 25. For adults 18 and older.
Chess Club
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Denair Library
BYOB, that is, Bring Your Own Board (and pieces, clocks, etc.) to the Denair Library for a nice, friendly game of chess. Chess puzzles will also be available to solve. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome. These will be unranked, fun games of chess. Come by and meet f...read more
Apple Day
3:00 pm
 Apple Day
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:00 pm
Hughson Library
Make torn paper apple trees, apple stamping designs, and other apple theme crafts.
Turlock Read to a Dog
3:00-4:30 pm
 Turlock Read to a Dog
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:00-4:30 pm
Turlock Library
Read a story to a four-legged friend. Drop in to the Turlock Library on September 25 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm to read to a certified therapy dog for 15 minutes! No sign ups necessary. First come, first served. This program gives children a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere in which to practice reading...read more
Knit & Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Knit & Crochet Class
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:00 pm
Waterford Library
Learn to knit and crochet while socializing with others who share similar interests. Please call for information on recommended supplies and class confirmation. 209-874-2191
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto Library
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.
Little Scientist: STEAM* Program
3:30 pm
Little Scientist: STEAM* Program
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:30 pm
Oakdale Library
Let’s get excited about science! Little Scientists will listen to a book and then explore science with a hands-on activity. This program is designed for children kindergarten age to 8 years, and is limited to 20 children. Advance registration is required. Sign-ups start September 1. Call 209-8...read more
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
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...read more
Teen Health & Wellness: Self-Care
4:00 pm
Teen Health & Wellness: Self-Care
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Teens: Stop by to learn about the benefits of self-care. Local teen Avni Parmar will lead you through an assessment on self-care and discuss activities to promote self-care. 
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Fall Leaf Coloring
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Fall Leaf Coloring
Thursday, Sep. 26, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes Library
Kids can color a stained glass themed Autumn leaf. They can also color one to be used for the library's Autumn season decorations.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 26, 10:00 am
Salida Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Preschool Story Time
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 26, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their adult caregivers. (30 minutes)
Hughson Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 26, 10:30 am
Hughson Library
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, Sep. 26, 10:30 am
Salida Library
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. 
Pushing the Limits: Tradition
1:00 pm
 Pushing the Limits: Tradition
Thursday, Sep. 26, 1:00 pm
Patterson Library
Join this special book club/science cafe and explore how humans push the limits of tradition. Pick up the book Station Eleven at the Patterson Library. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Light refreshments provided. 
E-Mail Basics
1:30 pm
 E-Mail Basics
Thursday, Sep. 26, 1:30 pm
Modesto Library
This workshop covers 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.
Hughson LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Thursday, Sep. 26, 3:00 pm
Hughson Library
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.
Farm Animals Craft
3:30 pm
 Farm Animals Craft
Thursday, Sep. 26, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Children can create farm animals using a foam cup and a variety of other craft supplies.
Scribble Drawing
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 Scribble Drawing
Thursday, Sep. 26, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Ceres Library
Scribble on a page, then create a unique work of art! Kids will color in shapes in their scribbles to make a vibrant and abstract pattern, or find shapes that make objects like a house or a tree. All ages are welcome; children 4 and under must have direct adult supervision.
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Sep. 26, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
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.
Modesto Family Book Club: The Golden Age of Pirates
4:00 pm
Modesto Family Book Club: The Golden Age of Pirates
Thursday, Sep. 26, 4:00 pmModesto Family Book
Modesto Library
Come together for a fun family read-aloud discussion and activities related to this month's book, The Golden Age of Pirates. Then we'll wrap up with a reading from next month's selection. 
Craft Day - All Seasons Tree
4:00 pm
 Craft Day - All Seasons Tree
Thursday, Sep. 26, 4:00 pm
Denair Library
The leaves are starting to change color as fall approaches. Make a festive tree using a cleverly cut paper bag and colorful paper. All materials provided.
Microsoft Word Class
6:00 pm
 Microsoft Word Class
Thursday, Sep. 26, 6:00 pm
Oakdale Library
Adults will learn how to open and save files, and format Word documents. Advance registration is required. Call 209-847-4204 to sign up. Participants should be familiar with using a mouse. 
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 26, 6:15 pmModesto Bilingual St
Modesto Library
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)
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Crochet Club
3:00 pm
 Crochet Club
Friday, Sep. 27, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
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. 
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Sep. 27, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO® play helps children delevlop 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.
Modesto DIY Kids: Kumihimo
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto DIY Kids: Kumihimo
Friday, Sep. 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library
This month at DIY Kids make a keychain using the traditional Japanese braiding technique, kumihimo. Children must be supervised by an adult. This activity supports STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).
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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Sep. 28, 10:15 amModesto Bilingual St
Modesto Library
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)
Pumpkin Spice Bath Fizzies
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 Pumpkin Spice Bath Fizzies
Saturday, Sep. 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Newman Library
Fall is in the air and what better way to enjoy it than with a nice relaxing bath? Create a pumpkin spice bath fizz using specialized ingredients. Advance sign ups requested. This is an adult craft.
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Sep. 30, 10:00 am
Patterson Library
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 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Sep. 30, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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 and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Monday, Sep. 30, 10:30 am
Patterson Library
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.
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Sep. 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 minutes)
Coding Club: CS First Art
4:00 pm
 Coding Club: CS First Art
Monday, Sep. 30, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 8 weeks and create animations, interactive artwork, and other artistic projects using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Ages 9-14 welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start August 12. Call the library at 209-543-7315 for...read more

Intermediate Word
5:00 pm
 Intermediate Word
Monday, Sep. 30, 5:00 pm
Modesto Library
This workshop is a continuation of Beginning Word and will cover additional word processing functions of Microsoft Word. Advance registration is required. Call 209-558-7814 to sign up.
     
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