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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Create Your Own Holiday Cards
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Create Your Own Holiday Cards
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newman
Forgot to pick up a holiday card? Don't worry! Stop by the library to create your own. Use a variety of craft supplies to make one-of-a-kind cards that will wow your friends and family this holiday season.
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Riverbank Library Book Club
4:00 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:00 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin.  Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books ...read more
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Mary Poppins Bash
1:00-5:00 pm
 Mary Poppins Bash
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1:00-5:00 pm
Hughson
Today is the day Hughson library staff has been planning all year! It's our Mary Poppins Bash! Come join us and celebrate one of the greatest characters in children's literature. Make a kite, an umbrella, and a chimney sweep. Measure yourself with Mary's magic tape. Pin the bow tie ...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting
4:00 pm
Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4:00 pm
Waterford
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Waterford Library. Come by and support your local library.   
Holiday Card Craft
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Holiday Card Craft
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmHoliday Card Craft
Modesto
Adults and teens (12 and up), drop in and make holiday cards for your friends and family. We will provide the supplies but you are welcome to bring your own. 
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Paint Sample Holiday Card
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Paint Sample Holiday Card
Thursday, Dec. 20, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Explore your color palate by using paint sample cards and other materials to create festive holiday cards for friends and loved ones.
Mom tea and Toddler dot art
10:00-11:30 am
 Mom tea and Toddler dot art
Thursday, Dec. 20, 10:00-11:30 am
Hughson
Mothers, grandmothers, and all caregivers of toddlers and infants are welcome to come to have tea and hot cocoa and chat while your little ones create winter themed art with dot paint. 
 
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Dec. 20, 3:30 pm-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
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Winter All Ages Coloring Party
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Winter All Ages Coloring Party
Friday, Dec. 21, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmWinter All Ages Colo
Modesto

Celebrate the new winter season and upcoming holiday with a day of coloring...read more

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Christmas Holiday
All day
 Christmas Holiday
Monday, Dec. 24
All Locations
Libraries are closed.
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Christmas Holiday
All day
 Christmas Holiday
Tuesday, Dec. 25
All Locations
Libraries are closed.
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Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 11:30 am to 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
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This month, the Ceres Library Book Club will read The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as ...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
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Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Dec. 28, 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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Quilling: The art of paper curling
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Quilling: The art of paper curling
Saturday, Dec. 29, 1:30 - 3:00 pmQuilling: The art of
Modesto
Discover the wonder of paper curling, also known as quilling! Make a greeting card to take with you. Best for ages 8 through adult.
 
Crochet for Beginners
2:00 to 4:00 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Saturday, Dec. 29, 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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