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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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am-10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 10:00 am-10:30 am
Waterford
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
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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, Sep. 5, 10:30 am
Ceres
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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)
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 11:00 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy playtime featuring music, movement and sensory play. 
Yoga with Rosa
11:30 am
 Yoga with Rosa
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 11:30 am
Patterson
Come take part in a free yoga program with Rosa, our bilingual Yoga instructor. Yoga is a type of mind-body workout that combines stretching and strengthening exercises with deep breathing for relaxation. Yoga can help burn calories, tone body muscles, and de-stress. A limited number of mats will be...read more
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Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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)
Turlock Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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 Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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, Sep. 7, 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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Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Sep. 8, 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.
Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Sep. 8, 3 pm
Patterson
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh. Please bring your own crochet hooks.  Yarn will be provided. 
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Sep. 25, 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)
Computer Basics
10 am
 Computer Basics
Monday, Sep. 25, 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.
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Sep. 25, 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)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 25, 11:00 am
Oakdale
This program for toddler and preschool age children features an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Kids 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. 25, 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, Sep. 25, 5 pm
Modesto
This workshop is a continuation of Excel Basics and will teach you additional basic functions of Excel. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
On the Road to Citizenship: Naturalization 101
6:00 pm
On the Road to Citizenship: Naturalization 101
Monday, Sep. 25, 6:00 pmOn the Road to Citiz
Turlock
Are you, or someone you know, trying to navigate the naturalization process? Join us for a free program that will focus on the basics of naturalization. A representative from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be on hand to give an overview of what it takes to become a citi...read more
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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am-10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 10:00 am-10:30 am
Waterford
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
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Tuesday, Sep. 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.  
Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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)
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 11:30 am
Oakdale
This month the book club will discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. 

?When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, a man embarks on a quest that leads to memor...read more
Apple Day
3:00 pm
 Apple Day
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 3:00 pm
Hughson
Children are invited to enjoy apple stamping, apple bowling, and apple tasting.  
Perler Beads Craft
3 to 4 pm
 Perler Beads Craft
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 3 to 4 pm
Newman
Use small, colorful beads and pre-printed designs to create a fun image that melts together when heat is applied. All supplies will be provided.
Mural Art Project
3:30-4:30 pm
 Mural Art Project
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Show your creative side by painting on large cardboard surfaces that will then be displayed inside the library.  This program may be messy, so please dress accordingly. All ages welcome.
Riverbank Library Book Club
4 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 4 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.
 
Salida LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Salida LEGO Day
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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.
This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salida Library and STEAM* series of programs for chil...read more
Turlock LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO Day
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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.
Word Basics
5 pm
 Word Basics
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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)
 
Incorporation
6:30-7:30 pm
 Incorporation
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 6:30-7:30 pm
Salida
Wondering if you should protect yourself by incorporating your business? What are the tax opportunities if you do?
Tax professional Cathi Korelin will present an informational program and answer your questions.
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Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 am and 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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)
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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, Sep. 27, 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 & 11:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 10:00 am & 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)
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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)
 
Empire Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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, Sep. 27, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres
This month the book club will discuss The Dogs of Babel  by Carolyn Parkhurst.

When his wife dies in a fall from a tree in their backyard, linguist Paul Iverson is wild with despair. In the days that follow, Paul becomes certain that L...read more
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:45 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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, Sep. 27, 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, Sep. 27, 3:30 pm
Patterson
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. ...read more
Modesto LEGO Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO Play
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 3:30 pm
Modesto
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
Puzzle Night at the Modesto Library
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Puzzle Night at the Modesto Library
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmPuzzle Night at the
Modesto
Take some time to relax and have fun at the Modesto Library while putting puzzles together. We will have jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, word searches, and more for all ages. Bring the whole family! No registration necessary. Snacks will be provided.
 
College Planning: Dream Act
5:30 pm
 College Planning: Dream Act
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 5:30 pm
Turlock
Welcome to College Planning, a program series presented by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.  This program is designed to help students as they plan for the world beyond high school.

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Folded Book Art
6:00 pm
 Folded Book Art
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 6:00 pm
Turlock
Learn the art of book folding, a fun way to give old books a new life as striking works of art!
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the whole family for Story Time, music, and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
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Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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)
Turlock Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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 Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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, Sep. 28, 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) 
Newman LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Newman LEGO Day
Thursday, Sep. 28, 3:30 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.
All Ages Coloring/Watercolor Painting Activity
3:30 pm
All Ages Coloring/Watercolor Painting Activity
Thursday, Sep. 28, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Express your creativity at the Ceres Library.  We will provide all materials, including coloring pages, markers, colored pencils, crayons and watercolor paints.  
Fun With Floam
3:30 pm
 Fun With Floam
Thursday, Sep. 28, 3:30 pm
Empire
Sculpt, stretch, and save this borax free, Styrofoam filled "slime" known as floam.   Kids will love floam's unique texture and moldability. All materials will be provided and children under the age of 4 will ...read more
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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 Real Friends by Shannon Hale. Please contact the Library to reserve your copy at 209-543-7353.&n...read more
Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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. This month we will be discussing chapter books that have been made into graphic novels. Comix Club is suggested for ages 8 and up. &nb...read more
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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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Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Sep. 29, 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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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Sep. 30, 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)
What’s Bugging You?
1:00 pm
 What’s Bugging You?
Saturday, Sep. 30, 1:00 pm
Modesto
Anne of Green Gardens presents an educational program for all ages about insect identification. Come learn about the different types of bugs that can be found in the garden. Anne will display her own collection of insects. Fun for all ages. No registration required. For more information, call the Mo...read more
Get in the Game: Oculus Rift
2:00 pm
 Get in the Game: Oculus Rift
Saturday, Sep. 30, 2:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 13 to 18. Escape reality and enter into another world with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Teens will be able to try this new gaming technology. This event will be first come, first served. 

 
Salida Teen Advisory Board
3:00 pm
 Salida Teen Advisory Board
Saturday, Sep. 30, 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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