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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Keyes LEGO® Day
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Keyes LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keyes
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 a trademark of the LEGO group of companies....read more
Aromatherapy Clay Jewelry
3:30 pm
 Aromatherapy Clay Jewelry
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 3:30 pm
Riverbank

Teens and adults are welcome to join us and learn about aromatherapy.  We will make clay beads infused with essential oils to be used as wearable pendants.

Adult Program: Fairy Garden
4 pm
 Adult Program: Fairy Garden
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 4 pm
Patterson
Make a cute, miniature fairy garden using a teacup or mug. All materials provided. Advanced registration required. To register, please visit the Patterson Library or call 209-892-6473. 
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VA Mobile Medical Outreach
10 am - 2 pm
 VA Mobile Medical Outreach
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 10 am - 2 pm
Modesto
VA Mobile Medical Outreach will provide medical services and benefit information to our Veteran community. No appointment necessary, simply check-in inside the library. Enrollment Specialist, Medical Provider, Veterans Service Officer on site.  Please bring a copy of yo...read more
Around the World in Seven Days: Asia
2 to 4 pm
Around the World in Seven Days: Asia
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2 to 4 pm
Hughson
The third stop on our trip around the world is the continent of Asia, where we will make Chinese paper lanterns, Chinese drums, and Asian-inspired fans.  Our "visit" will include an origami table, an opportunity to enjoy the Chinese jump rope, the Malaysian game &q...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 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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Pokémon Day
Open hours
 Pokémon Day
Thursday, Jun. 21, Open hours
Modesto
Join us in the Children's Room for Pokémon fun! Stop by throughout the day to test your knowledge with a quiz and make a craft. From 3 to 5 pm, offer a scavenger hunt, set aside tables for Pokémon Trading Card Game and Nintendo DS players, and drop lures for PokémonGO p...read more
Create Your Own Window Clings
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Create Your Own Window Clings
Thursday, Jun. 21, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Create colorful window clings using glue and food coloring, then decorate the windows of your home or car with your fun summer designs!
Summer Fun Thursdays: Giant Inside Games
2 pm
Summer Fun Thursdays: Giant Inside Games
Thursday, Jun. 21, 2 pm
Patterson
Have a giant amount of fun with the whole family by playing your favorite board games and giant versions of games like Jenga, Tic-Tac-Toe, Dominoes, and Connect Four. 
Ice-Cream in a Bag
3:30 pm
 Ice-Cream in a Bag
Thursday, Jun. 21, 3:30 pm
Ceres
It's hot outside! Come to the Ceres Library and make your own cold, delicious ice cream in a bag.  
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Pom-Pom Craft
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Pom-Pom Craft
Friday, Jun. 22, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes
Learn how to make a pom-pom with just yarn and a fork! Use your new pom-pom for decoration or turn it into a keychain. Materials will be provided.
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
11 am
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Friday, Jun. 22, 11 am
Patterson
Learn how to speak and write basic Mandarin Chinese with native speaker Stephanie Chow. Advance registration required. You may register in person at the Patterson Library, or by calling 209-892-6473.
Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Jun. 22, 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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Family Game Day
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Family Game Day
Saturday, Jun. 23, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Newman
Get your game on! Bring the family and play a variety of board and card games! Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
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Friends of the Oakdale Library
1:30 pm
 Friends of the Oakdale Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 1:30 pm
Oakdale
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Oakdale Library. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month in the library.  Come by and support your local library.   
 
Creative Writing Workshop
3:00 pm
 Creative Writing Workshop
Monday, Jun. 25, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
Learn the art of self expression through creative writing. This program is designed for ages 18 to 25 and is hosted by Josie's Place. 
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Ceres
Come enjoy a relaxing evening of puzzles at the library.  We will provide puzzles in a variety of difficulty levels, ranging from preschool to HARD.  All ages are welcome.  
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Oakdale Library Book Club
11:30 am
 Oakdale Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 11:30 am
Oakdale
This month the book club will discuss The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls.  Everyone is welcome!

Two motherless sister, Bean and Liz, are shuttled to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in their family for generations. When s...read more
Riverbank Library Book Club
4 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 4 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of b...read more
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Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres
This month the Ceres Library book club will be reading Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle.

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los A...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Jun. 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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Straw Rocket Craft
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Straw Rocket Craft
Thursday, Jun. 28, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Build a rocket out of straws, neon tape, and foam pieces. Then, take your finished work outside for lift-off!
Summer Fun Thursdays: Fourth of July Craft
2 pm
Summer Fun Thursdays: Fourth of July Craft
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2 pm
Patterson
Make a fireworks painting and a stars and stripes crown to celebrate Independence Day.
Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Craft
3:00-4:00 pm
Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Craft
Thursday, Jun. 28, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waterford
Adults and teens may design a unique necklace using air dry clay. All materials provided. Ages 13 and up.
DIY Tile Coaster Craft
3:30 pm
 DIY Tile Coaster Craft
Thursday, Jun. 28, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Color your own special tile coaster to take home! All ages are welcome. Children 5 and under must have direct parental supervision.  
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jun. 28, 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&re...read more
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Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
11 am
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Friday, Jun. 29, 11 am
Patterson
Learn how to speak and write basic Mandarin Chinese with native speaker Stephanie Chow. Advance registration required. You may register in person at the Patterson Library, or by calling 209-892-6473.
#ModestoROCKS Rock Painting for Teens and Adults
1:00 - 4:00 pm
#ModestoROCKS Rock Painting for Teens and Adults
Friday, Jun. 29, 1:00 - 4:00 pm#ModestoROCKS Rock P
Modesto
Teens and adults, drop in for some messy fun as we partner with the #ModestoROCKS! movement. Paint rocks with designs and messages intended to inspire kindness in our community. You are encouraged to bring your own ro...read more
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Classic Literature Book Club
3 pm
 Classic Literature Book Club
Saturday, Jun. 30, 3 pm
Denair
Please contact the Denair Library for information about this month's selection.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Denair Branch during the month of June.
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