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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Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 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)
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Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:00 am
Salida Library
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, Jan. 17, 10:00 am & 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, Jan. 17, 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, Jan. 17, 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, Jan. 17, 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.
Book Worm Book Club
3:00 pm
 Book Worm Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 17, 3:00 pm
Oakdale Library
A book club for kids! This month's book is Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann. Children will listen to the story, discuss it and do a related activity. This book club will meet monthly and is for children age 5- 8.
Winter Yarn Hat
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Winter Yarn Hat
Thursday, Jan. 17, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Waterford Library
Come make a colorful, small yarn hat. Give it for a gift or use it with small dolls. No tools required and all supplies provided. Ages 10 and up. 
Ceres LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Ceres LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jan. 17, 3:30 pm
Ceres

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 parent...read more

Dreamcatcher Craft
3:30 pm
 Dreamcatcher Craft
Thursday, Jan. 17, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children can design a simple dreamcatcher using pipe cleaners, string, feathers and beads.
Great Valley Museum: Oceans
4 pm
 Great Valley Museum: Oceans
Thursday, Jan. 17, 4 pm
Modesto
The ocean is a rich and fascinating ecosystem. This program explores different ocean habitats and the flora and fauna that live there. There will be lots of specimens for kids to see and touch. Best for school aged children, but all ages are welcome.This STEAM* program is presented by MJC (Modesto J...read more
Craft Day - Shadow Puppets
4:00 pm
 Craft Day - Shadow Puppets
Thursday, Jan. 17, 4:00 pm
Denair
Shadow puppets are great fun and are super easy to make. We'll provide the templates of various animals, shapes, and characters to cut out as well as the popsicle sticks or plastic spoons to suspend them to. Turn off the lights, turn on a flashlight, and enjoy.
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Chain Link and Ribbon Bracelet
9:00 am-5:00 pm
 Chain Link and Ribbon Bracelet
Friday, Jan. 18, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Keyes
DIY bracelets are a fashionable way to showcase your creativity! Link chain trim together and garnish with ribbon to match any outfit. 
 
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:00 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Friday, Jan. 18, 10:00 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.  
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jan. 18, 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)
Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jan. 18, 10:30 am
Empire
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Beginning Word
10:30 am
 Beginning Word
Friday, Jan. 18, 10:30 am
Riverbank Library

 

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Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Jan. 18, 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.
This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salid...read more
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
All Day
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Monday, Jan. 21, All Day
All Locations
All Libraries are closed.
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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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, Jan. 22, 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 mi...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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, Jan. 22, 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)
Stay and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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)
Oakdale Library Book Club: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book)
11:30 am
Oakdale Library Book Club: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book)
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 11:30 am
Oakdale Library
Loved a book and want to talk about it? Join us for the first book club meeting of the new year! This month it's Bring Your Own Book! Everyone is welcome!

The Oakdale Library Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Oakdale Library at 11:30 am. The following month&#...read more
Shaving Cream Polar Bears
3:00 pm
 Shaving Cream Polar Bears
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3:00 pm
Hughson
With shaving cream and white paint, come make a polar bear face. 
CrafTeen Book Club
3:00 pm
 CrafTeen Book Club
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3:00 pm
Oakdale Library
Have you read the best book ever? Tell us all about it. Join us for our monthly teen crafty book club, where we talk about books and make crafts. This month, we will  be making removable window clings. 
 
Game Day
3:30 pm
 Game Day
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3:30 pm
Empire
Kids of all ages can spend an afternoon of fun playing a variety of board games. 
Skier craft
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Skier craft
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Waterford Library
Have a little fun in the snow with this cool skier craft. Strap on craft sticks and use toothpick poles to navigate the black diamond runs. Ages 5 and up. 
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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
Riverbank Library Book Club
4:00 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4:00 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books throug...read more
Little Hands Science
4:00 pm
 Little Hands Science
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Full STEAM* ahead! Join us for science experiments each month for ages 4-7. This month we learn about ice and snow! Space is limited and registration is required. Registration starts January 8. Call 209-543-7353 for more information. 
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Glow-in-the-Dark Story Time
5:00 pm
 Glow-in-the-Dark Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 5:00 pm
Newman Library
It’s dark outside, but we’ll light up the Story Time Room with stories that glow! The lights will be out for most of this Story Time and glow sticks will be provided.
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Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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)
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
  Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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)
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:00 am
Newman
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 Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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)
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:30 am
Ceres Library

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Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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 Stay and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Stay and Play
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11:00 am
Ceres
Stay and play with us for half an hour after Preschool Story time and Wiggle Worms Story Times.  Puzzles and toys will be made available for a fun playtime! 
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres Library
Discussion of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wall

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette&...read more
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:45-12:15 pm
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11:45-12:15 pm
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) All ages are welcome!
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Little Scientist- STEAM* Program
3:30 pm
Little Scientist- STEAM* Program
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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 age 8 and is limited to 15 children. Advance registration is required. Sign-ups start January 1st. Call 209-847-...read more
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
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, Jan. 23, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Collaborative Connections - Conexiones Colaborativas
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Collaborative Connections - Conexiones Colaborativas
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Modesto Library
This is an interactive, video-streamed series for ESL adults to improve language skills and learn about community and library resources. 

Es una serie interactiva, transmitida por videos, para adultos de ESL para mejorar su habilidad de lenguaje y aprender sobre los recursos en la co...read more
MoSt Poetry Book Club
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 MoSt Poetry Book Club
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Modesto Library
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. Teen...read more
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Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
Thursday, Jan. 24, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
(January 24, 4:00-8:00 p.m.; January 25, 9:00 am-7:00 pm; January 26, 9:00 am-5:00 pm)

Turlock Library
The Turlock Friends are hosting their popular annual booksale at the First United Methodist Church at 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock. The sale begins with a Members Only Night on Thursday, January 24 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. You can sign up or renew your membership at the door. The public sale will be from 9:...read more
Melting Snowman
9:00 am-7:00 pm
 Melting Snowman
Thursday, Jan. 24, 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Keyes
Want to extend the winter fun? Come create a snowman out of baking soda and watch as it liquefies into a fun melty mess! Carrot nose included. 
 
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 24, 10:00 am
Salida Library
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, Jan. 24, 10:00 am & 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, Jan. 24, 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, Jan. 24, 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. 
E-Mail Basics
1:30 pm
 E-Mail Basics
Thursday, Jan. 24, 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.
Oakdale LEGO® Day
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jan. 24, 3:00 - 4:00 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)
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D.I.Y Crown Craft
3:30 pm
 D.I.Y Crown Craft
Thursday, Jan. 24, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Feel like royalty with your own custom made crown! All materials will be provided. Younger children will require direct adult supervisoin. 
 
Tween Book-to-Movie Club: Movie Showing
3:30 pm
Tween Book-to-Movie Club: Movie Showing
Thursday, Jan. 24, 3:30 pm
Salida Library
Designed for ages 8-12. Watch the movie, read the book, and discuss! Please contact the library to reserve a copy of the current book club selection How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Join us January 24 for a showing of the DreamWorks Animation Studio film, How to Tra...read more
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jan. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 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® is ...read more
Locomotive Craft
3:30 pm
 Locomotive Craft
Thursday, Jan. 24, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children can create a locomotive using paper roll tubes, paper, string, and a variety of craft supplies.
Microsoft Excel Class
6:00 pm
 Microsoft Excel Class
Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:00 pm
Oakdale Library
Adults will learn how to open workbooks, create simple spread sheets,and use simple functions. Advance registration is required. Call 209-847-4204 to sign up. It is recommended that participants be familiar with using a mouse.
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Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
Friday, Jan. 25, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
(January 24, 4:00-8:00 p.m.; January 25, 9:00 am-7:00 pm; January 26, 9:00 am-5:00 pm)

Turlock Library
The Turlock Friends are hosting their popular annual booksale at the First United Methodist Church at 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock. The sale begins with a Members Only Night on Thursday, January 24 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. You can sign up or renew your membership at the door. The public sale will be from 9:...read more
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jan. 25, 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)
Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jan. 25, 10:30 am
Empire
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Jan. 25, 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.
This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salid...read more
Crochet for Beginners
3:00 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Jan. 25, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh. Please bring your own crochet hooks.  Yarn will be provided. 
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
3:30 pm
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
Friday, Jan. 25, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Get together with your friends and share your love of books! This month's book selection is They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera. 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 u...read more
Modesto DIY Kids: Craft-a-palooza
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto DIY Kids: Craft-a-palooza
Friday, Jan. 25, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library

You provide the creativity, we'll provide the materials! Come make a unique creation during this crafting free-for-all!
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Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
Saturday, Jan. 26, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(January 24, 4:00-8:00 p.m.; January 25, 9:00 am-7:00 pm; January 26, 9:00 am-5:00 pm)

Turlock Library
The Turlock Friends are hosting their popular annual booksale at the First United Methodist Church at 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock. The sale begins with a Members Only Night on Thursday, January 24 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. You can sign up or renew your membership at the door. The public sale will be from 9:...read more
Tabletop Board Game Day @ the Modesto Library
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tabletop Board Game Day @ the Modesto Library
Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:00 am - 4:00 pmTabletop Board Game
Modesto Library
All ages are invited to drop in and play board games at the Modesto Library. Tweens and teens will enjoy learning and playing NME (3 player chess). We will provide the games but you are welcome to bring your own. Don't miss out on the fun! 
STEAM* Hoop Genius
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 STEAM* Hoop Genius
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newman
Join us for a reading of Hoop Genius by John Coy. Afterward, children will have an opportunity to investigate different balls' abilities to bounce and represent the data they collect graphically. STEAM* Works is designed for children in Kindergarten and older; children 4 and under must ...read more
Crochet for Beginners
2:00 to 4:00 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Denair
Learn basic techniques from a crochet instructor. Please bring your own crochet hooks. Yarn will be provided. 
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jan. 28, 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 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jan. 28, 10:15 & 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
Monday, Jan. 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. 
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jan. 28, 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 and Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move and Play
Monday, Jan. 28, 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!
Ceres Stay and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Stay and Play
Monday, Jan. 28, 11:00 am
Ceres
Stay and play with us for half an hour after Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms Story Time.  Puzzles and toys will be made available for a fun playtime! 
Coding Club: CS First Storytelling
4:00 pm
Coding Club: CS First Storytelling
Monday, Jan. 28, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 10 weeks as we work on our Storytelling skills using Computer Science and Scratch programing. Ages 9 and up welcome. Space is limited and registration is requi...read more

Intermediate Word
5:00 pm
 Intermediate Word
Monday, Jan. 28, 5:00 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.
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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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, Jan. 29, 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 mi...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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, Jan. 29, 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)
Stay and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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)
Snow Globes
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 Snow Globes
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Newman
Create a snow globe using a plastic cup, glitter, fake snow and other supplies. Fun decorative craft for the whole family.
Perler Bead Headphone Case
3:30 pm
 Perler Bead Headphone Case
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 3:30 pmPerler Bead Headphon
Riverbank
Make your very own custom headphone cord case out of perler beads!  This craft is for ages 9 and up.  
Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children can design masterpieces with foam blocks, magnetic tiles, marble run, and a variety of other building materials.
Great Valley Museum: Astronomy
4:00 pm
 Great Valley Museum: Astronomy
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Best for grades 3-6. Join us for a hands-on introduction to astronomy. Pin point constellations, learn the moon phases, explore planets in our Solar System and discover theory of general relativity. Free tickets will be given out one hour before the event.
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Family Game Day
4:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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.
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LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Open hours
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Jan. 30, Open hours
Denair
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.
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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)
VA Medical Van
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 VA Medical Van
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Modesto
VA Mobile Medical Outreach - For veterans and family members of veterans. Check in at the Veterans Resource Center inside the Modesto Library.  Enrollment Specialist, Medical Provider, and Veterans Service Officer will be onsite.
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
  Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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)
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 10:00 am
Newman
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 Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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)
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 10:30 am
Ceres Library

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Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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 Stay and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Stay and Play
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11:00 am
Ceres
Stay and play with us for half an hour after Preschool Story time and Wiggle Worms Story Times.  Puzzles and toys will be made available for a fun playtime! 
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:45-12:15 pm
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11:45-12:15 pm
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) All ages are welcome!
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Painting for Kids
3:30 pm
 Painting for Kids
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
We'll show you step-by-step how to paint a nice landscape. For kids only. All materials provided. Advance registration required. To register, call 209-892-6473.
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
Collaborative Connections - Conexiones Colaborativas
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Collaborative Connections - Conexiones Colaborativas
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Modesto Library
This is an interactive, video-streamed series for ESL adults to improve language skills and learn about community and library resources. 

Es una serie interactiva, transmitida por videos, para adultos de ESL para mejorar su habilidad de lenguaje y aprender sobre los recursos en la co...read more
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Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 31, 10:00 am
Salida Library
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, Jan. 31, 10:00 am & 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)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jan. 31, 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. 
Salida Read to a Dog
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Salida Read to a Dog
Thursday, Jan. 31, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Salida Library
Read to a therapy dog, certified by Therapy Dogs Alliance. Sign up starting January 2 for a 10-minute slot. This program gives children a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere to practice reading aloud. Call 209-543-7353 for more information. Designed for independent readers up to age 12. ...read more
All Ages Coloring Day
3:30 pm
 All Ages Coloring Day
Thursday, Jan. 31, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Explore your creative side with our art materials. We will provide coloring sheets, watercolor paints, markers and more for you to let your creativity fly! 
Chinese Paper Lantern
3:30 pm
 Chinese Paper Lantern
Thursday, Jan. 31, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children can have fun making simple Chinese paper lanterns while learning about Chinese culture.
Craft Day - Bookmark Creations
4:00 pm
 Craft Day - Bookmark Creations
Thursday, Jan. 31, 4:00 pm
Denair
We hope you plan to discover some awesome books this year. To help, we're having a day full of bookmark creations to aid you in your reading adventures. Craft supplies will be provided for a variety of bookmark possibilites.
Modesto Family Book Club
4:00 pm
 Modesto Family Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 31, 4:00 pm
Modesto Library
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion! We'll get you started and meet you next month to talk about the book. This month we're reading My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett.
  
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