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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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Nov. 13, 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. (20 minutes)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Nov. 13, 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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Monday, Nov. 13, 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)
 
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Nov. 13, 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
Mayor’s Book Club
11 am
 Mayor’s Book Club
Monday, Nov. 13, 11 am
Riverbank
Mayor Richard O'Brien will visit the Riverbank Library and read to preschool age children and their families following Story Time.

The Mayor's Book Club promotes early childhood reading skills.
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Turlock Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Story Time
Thursday, Nov. 16, 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)
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Nov. 16, 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, Nov. 16, 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, Nov. 16, 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 minutes) 
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Thanksgiving Holiday
All day
 Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, Nov. 23, All day
All Locations
Libraries are closed.
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Thanksgiving Holiday
All day
 Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, Nov. 24, All day
All Locations
Libraries are closed.
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Salida Teen Advisory Board
3:00 pm
 Salida Teen Advisory Board
Saturday, Nov. 25, 3:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 13-18. Teens! Want your opinion heard? Share your ideas on teen library programs and services and earn community service credit. Bring a friend, or make a new one! For more information, call (209) 543-7353. 
 
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Nov. 27, 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. (20 minutes)
VA Mobile Medical Outreach
10 am - 2 pm
 VA Mobile Medical Outreach
Monday, Nov. 27, 10 am - 2 pm
Modesto
VA Mobile Medical Outreach will provide medical services and benefit information to our Veteran community at the Modesto Library.  No appointment necessary, simply check-in inside the library.  Enrollment Specialist, Medical Provider, Veterans Service Officers on site. If available, please...read more
Computer Basics
10 am
 Computer Basics
Monday, Nov. 27, 10 am
Modesto
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) 558-7814 to sign up.
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Nov. 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.  
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Nov. 27, 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, Nov. 27, 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)
 
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Nov. 27, 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.   
Excel Intermediate
5 pm
 Excel Intermediate
Monday, Nov. 27, 5 pm
Modesto
This workshop is a continuation of Excel Basics and will teach you additional basic functions of Excel. Advance registration is...read more
Tech Connect
6 to 7 pm
 Tech Connect
Monday, Nov. 27, 6 to 7 pm
Ceres
Join us to learn how to use the many apps the library provides for eBooks, eMagazines, digital audiobooks, movies and learning foreign languages. Library card holders can access these apps through the library, absolutely free of charge!

Bring your smartphone, tablet, or an eReader with in...read more
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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 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 mi...read more
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop 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, Nov. 28, 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, Nov. 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. (30 minutes)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 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)
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11:00 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy playtime featuring music, movement and sensory play. 
Oakdale Library Book Club
11:30 am
 Oakdale Library Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11:30 am
Oakdale
This month the book club will discuss The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen.

The ghost of a real-life historical figure helps elderly Cathe...read more
Snowflake Day
3:30 pm
 Snowflake Day
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 3:30 pm
Denair
The time has come to prepare for winter!  Help us decorate the Denair Library with snowflakes for the upcoming winter months.
Riverbank Library Book Club
4 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. 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, Nov. 28, 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.
Great Valley Museum: Crime Lab Chemistry
4:00 pm
Great Valley Museum: Crime Lab Chemistry
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4:00 pm
Salida
Students become forensic detectives and scientists, using paper chromatography to investigate solubility, pigments and separation of mixtures. Best for children in third grade and up!
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Word Basics
5 pm
 Word Basics
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 5 pm
Modesto
This workshop teaches you the basic functions of Microsoft Word and will introduce you to some of the other features of word processing. read more
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Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10 & 11 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10 & 11 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)
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10 am & 11 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10 am & 11 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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).
Empire Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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)
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:45 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 11:45 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).
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Rock Painting
3:30 pm
 Rock Painting
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Show us your creativity by painting a medium sized rock. Then, keep it or place it out somewhere in your community to brighten someone's day. Registration required. To register, call (209) 892-6473. 
Modesto LEGO Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO Play
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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.
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Turlock Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Story Time
Thursday, Nov. 30, 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)
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Nov. 30, 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, Nov. 30, 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, Nov. 30, 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 minutes) 
Snow Globe Craft
12 to 2 pm
 Snow Globe Craft
Thursday, Nov. 30, 12 to 2 pm
Hughson
Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to make snow globes using plastic cups.  
Computer Basics
3 pm
 Computer Basics
Thursday, Nov. 30, 3 pm
Turlock
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) 664-8100 to sign up.
Make Your Own Butter!
3:30 pm
 Make Your Own Butter!
Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Learn how to make fresh, homemade butter.  Everyone will have a chance to make and take home some fresh, delicious butter.  
Fall Cotton Ball Art
3:30 pm
 Fall Cotton Ball Art
Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children are invited to create artistic masterpieces using cotton balls as paintbrushes. Templates of autumn favorites will be provided, as well as blank pages so participants may create their own designs. All mat...read more
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Nov. 30, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 9 to 12. Join us to discuss your favorite books and participate in fun games and activities. This month’s book club selection is the graphic novel El Deafo by Cece Bell. Please contact the library to reserve your copy at 209-543-7353. 
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Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Nov. 30, 4 pm
Modesto
Like to read? So do we! Come hang out on the last Thursday of every month for discussions, games and activities featuring our comic of the month. Comix Club is suggested for ages 8 and up.  Please contact the Modesto Library's Children's and Teen Services Department at 20...read more
  
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