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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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jun. 24, 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)
Scrapbooking Fun
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Scrapbooking Fun
Saturday, Jun. 24, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pmScrapbooking Fun
Modesto
Stop by the Modesto Library to learn about and practice the art of scrapbooking.  This program is open to scrapbookers of all levels.  Participants will learn scrapbooking techniques, followed by free time to work on their own scrapbooks.  Some materials will be provided but participa...read more
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 26, 10 am
Patterson
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 26, 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, Jun. 26, 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
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 26, 10:30 am
Ceres
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
 
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Jun. 26, 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 Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Jun. 26, 1:30 pm
Oakdale
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Oakdale Library. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at 1:30 pm in the Oakdale Library's Community Room.  Come by and support your local library.   
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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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, Jun. 27, 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, Jun. 27, 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, Jun. 27, 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)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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, Jun. 27, 10:30 am
Patterson
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision required at all times.  
Internet Basics
10:30 am
 Internet Basics
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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.
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 11:00 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy a half-hour of playtime directly following Story Time.  This program features music, movement and sensory play.
Oakdale Library Book Club
11:30 am
 Oakdale Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 11:30 amOakdale Library Book
Oakdale
This month the book club will discuss Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See,  a novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
The Oakdale Library Book Club meets on the...read more
Friends of the Newman Library Used Book Sale
12:00 to 8 pm
Friends of the Newman Library Used Book Sale
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 12:00 to 8 pm
Newman
Shoppers can choose from a wide range of items for all ages, at bargain prices.  Hardcover books can be purchased for a dollar each, and paperback books are each fifty cents.  Books on CD are two dollars each, as are videos and DVDs. 
Kool Aid Lip Balm
12:00 to 6:00 pm
 Kool Aid Lip Balm
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Hughson
Children, teens, and tweens can make colorful and flavorful lip balm out packets of powdered drink.
Gumdrop Structures
3:30-4:30 pm
 Gumdrop Structures
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Try this is a great engineering challenge! Build gumdrop structures out of toothpicks and gumdrops. Ages 5 and up.
Riverbank Library Book Club
4 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 4 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.  Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.
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Turlock LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO Day
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library using the library’s LEGO and DUPLO blocks. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
Salida LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Salida LEGO Day
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 4:00 pm
Salida
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO creations. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
 
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Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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).
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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, Jun. 28, 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)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 am and 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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)
Keyes Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 10:30 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 10:00 am & 10:30 am
Keyes
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)....read more
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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, Jun. 28, 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, Jun. 28, 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)
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am- 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 11:30 am- 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres
This month the book club will discuss Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller.

In Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with visceral authenticity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life i...read more
Minion Fun at Hughson Library
2:00 pm
 Minion Fun at Hughson Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2:00 pm
Hughson
Craft a Minion, play Minion games, and photobomb a Minion picture at the Hughson Library.  For ages 14 and under. 
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Patterson LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO Day
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 3:30 pm
Patterson
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.
Modesto LEGO Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO Play
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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.
Shark Bookmarks!
4:00 pm
 Shark Bookmarks!
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Kids will craft bookmarks out of paper to create sharks that will save their pages! 
All ages welcome.  Children under 4 must have parental supervision. 
Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits
6:00 pm
Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 6:00 pmMaximizing Social Se
Modesto
Learn how you can protect and maximize your Social Security retirement benefits. This free program will be presented by Gary Blom, principal of Blom and Associates in Modesto, on two Wednesday evenings this month (June 21 and June 28).
Gary Blom is a Registered Principal with, and securities an...read more
Folded Book Art
6 pm
 Folded Book Art
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 6 pmFolded Book Art
Turlock
Give old books a new life as striking works of art!  Come in to the Turlock Library and join the fun while learning the art of book folding.
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Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes).  Story Time is designed for 3 - 6 year olds, but all ages are welcome.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 29, 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)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10:30 am
Salida
Join us after Preschool Story Time for a half hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
Hughson Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 29, 11:30 am
Hughson
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Flags and Fireworks
12:00 pm
 Flags and Fireworks
Thursday, Jun. 29, 12:00 pm
Hughson
Come and make an array of patriotic crafts, including paper fireworks, 4th of July noisemakers, streamers, and American flags.
Teen Perler Bead Craft
12:30 pm
 Teen Perler Bead Craft
Thursday, Jun. 29, 12:30 pm
Denair
Teens can spend the afternoon creating unique designs with Perler beads. When heat is applied, these colorful beads fuse together, preserving the crafter's designs. 
Summer Fun Thursdays: Stars and Stripes Craft
1 pm
Summer Fun Thursdays: Stars and Stripes Craft
Thursday, Jun. 29, 1 pm
Patterson
Make stars and stripes themed crafts to celebrate the Fourth of July. 
Adult/Teen Coloring Day
3:00-4:00 pm
 Adult/Teen Coloring Day
Thursday, Jun. 29, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waterford
Come by the library for a relaxing hour of coloring. All materials will be provided. Ages 13 and up.
Oakdale Teen Book Club
3:00 pm
 Oakdale Teen Book Club
Thursday, Jun. 29, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
This teens-only book club is a great opportunity to make new friends, as well as read and discover new books and authors.  This month's book is Nation by Terry Pratchett. Refreshments will be served.  Pick up a copy of the novel at the Oakdale Library. 
 
ARRGGHH! It’s Shark Week!
3:30 pm
ARRGGHH! It’s Shark Week!
Thursday, Jun. 29, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Celebrate Shark Week at the Ceres Library! Make your own shark cootie catcher and craft your own take-home aquarium. All materials will be provided.  
Crazy Catapults
3:30 pm
 Crazy Catapults
Thursday, Jun. 29, 3:30 pm
Empire
Get ready to launch marshmallows into the air with your very own tiny catapult. Children will construct these mini marvels of engineering using craft sticks, rubber bands and other supplies. All supplies will be provided and children under the age of four must have direct adult supervision.
Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Jun. 29, 4 pmModesto Comix Club
Modesto
Can you tell a story without words? Read a wordless, or nearly wordless, comic book and come hang out for discussions, games and activities about comic art and sequencing. Comix Club is held on the last Thursday of every month. This program is suggested for ages 8 and up.  For more informa...read more
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Jun. 29, 6:15 pm
Modesto
Libros nuevos y clásicos, cuentos contados con marionetas o franela, rimas, música y baile para niños de todas las edades con énfasis a aquellos entre los 3 y 6 años de edad y para sus proveedores de cuidado. 
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jun. 30, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
 
STEAM* Challenge- Minion Slime
12:30 pm
 STEAM* Challenge- Minion Slime
Friday, Jun. 30, 12:30 pm
Denair
Kids ages 8 and up can join us for a Despicable Me inspired STEAM* challenge. Participants will make Minion slime out of glue and liquid starch. Advance registration is required, as space is limited.  Please contact the Denair Library at (209) 634-1283 to sign up.  
*STEAM= S...read more
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Jun. 30, 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.
 
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