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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Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
11 am
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Friday, Aug. 3, 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 call 209-892-6473 to sign up.
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Salida Library Book Club
10:00 am
 Salida Library Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10:00 am
Salida
 This month the book club will discuss And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. A limited number of copies are available at the circulation desk. For more information, contact Lisa at 209-543-7315.

Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father an...read more
Computer Basics: Part 1
10:30 am
 Computer Basics: Part 1
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10:30 am
Oakdale
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. This program is continued in Computer Basics: Part 2.  Advance registration is required. Call 209-847-4204 to sign up. 
Bilingual Family Story Time
4 to 5 pm
 Bilingual Family Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 4 to 5 pm
Newman
Bring the whole family for Spanish and English picture books, fingerplays, and music.
Friends of the Empire Library Meeting
5:00 pm
Friends of the Empire Library Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 5:00 pm
Empire
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Empire Library. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month in the library.  Come by and support your local library.
Virtual Reality: Oculus Rift
6:00 pm
 Virtual Reality: Oculus Rift
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6:00 pm
Salida
For ages 13 and up.  Escape reality and enter into another world with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Adults and Teens will be able to try this new gaming technology. This event is first come, first served. 
 
Home Buyer Workshop
6:00 pm
 Home Buyer Workshop
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6:00 pm
Salida
Realtor Cyndy Hackett will explain credit score numbers, how to buy a home with little-to-no money down, and share tips for getting your offer accepted!
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Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 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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School Bus Photo Frame
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 School Bus Photo Frame
Thursday, Aug. 16, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Create a bright and fun magnetic school bus photo frame out of craft sticks and decorative wheels to display your back to school pictures! Hang your new frame on your fridge or locker!
Microsoft Word Class
6:00 pm
 Microsoft Word Class
Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:00 pm
Oakdale
Adults will learn how to open and save files, and format Word documents. Advance registration is required. Call 209-847-4204 to sign up. Participants should be familiar with using a mouse. 
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Ribbons & Bows Craft
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Ribbons & Bows Craft
Friday, Aug. 17, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes
Adults and teens can craft beautiful bows out of a variety of ribbons to wear in their hair or clip on as an accessory. 
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
11 am
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Friday, Aug. 17, 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 call 209-892-6473 to sign up.
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Fall Gardening for Kids
1 to 3 pm
 Fall Gardening for Kids
Saturday, Aug. 18, 1 to 3 pmFall Gardening for K
Modesto
Anne of Green Gardens will present an educational program for children about growing fall gardens. Learn how to grown your own vegetables in containers or the ground for fall. Free vegetable seeds will be provided.&n...read more
Bath Fizzies
2:00 - 3:00 pm
 Bath Fizzies
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Newman
Come learn how to make your own bath fizzy! Completed bath fizzies may be taken home in order to experience its relaxing properties, or given as a gift to someone special. This craft is designed for ages 13 and up. All materials provided.
All Ages Coloring
2:00 pm
 All Ages Coloring
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2:00 pm
Salida
Bring the whole family down to color the afternoon away at the Salida Library. Multiple coloring sheets and supplies will be supplied. 
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Bring Your Own Device iPhone Training
1 to 3 pm
Bring Your Own Device iPhone Training
Monday, Aug. 20, 1 to 3 pmBring Your Own Devic
Modesto
Do you have trouble seeing or hearing your iPhone? Join us at this free workshop and let us help you make your iPhone work better for you. A representative from California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) will teach participants about basic functions, text messages, magnifier, Bluetooth, and much mor...read more

Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Aug. 20, 5:30 - 7:00 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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Computer Basics: Part 2
10:30 am
 Computer Basics: Part 2
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10:30 am
Oakdale
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. This program is a continuation of Computer Basics: Part 1.  Advance registration is required. Call 209-847-4204 to sign up. 
Bottle Cap Pincushion Craft
3:30 pm
 Bottle Cap Pincushion Craft
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Teens and adults are welcome to join us for a fun and simple sewing craft. We will make cute little cupcake pincushions using bottle caps and scrap fabric.
 
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Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres
This month the Ceres Library Book Club will read The Zoopkeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman.

The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 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, Aug. 22, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the whole family for Story Time, music and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
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Internet Basics
10:30 am
 Internet Basics
Thursday, Aug. 23, 10:30 am
Riverbank
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) 869-7008 to sign up. 
Medicare, Social Security and Retirement Planning
11:30 am
Medicare, Social Security and Retirement Planning
Thursday, Aug. 23, 11:30 am
Patterson
Health care and financial advisor Brett Johnson will be hosting a free workshop at the Patterson Library. Come and learn about your 2019 Medicare plan options, Social Security income, and retirement savings protection.  This workshop is open to the public, however seating is limi...read more
Fleece Octopus Craft For Teens & Adults
3:00-4:00 pm
Fleece Octopus Craft For Teens & Adults
Thursday, Aug. 23, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waterford
Use your braiding skills, along with fleece, ribbon, and a tennis ball to make this adorable critter. For ages 13 and up.
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Aug. 23, 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&re...read more
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Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
11 am
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Friday, Aug. 24, 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 call 209-892-6473 to sign up.
Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Aug. 24, 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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Classic Literature Book Club
3 pm
 Classic Literature Book Club
Saturday, Aug. 25, 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 July.
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Friends of the Oakdale Library
1:30 pm
 Friends of the Oakdale Library
Monday, Aug. 27, 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.   
 
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Aug. 27, 5:30 - 7:00 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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Internet Basics
10:30 am
 Internet Basics
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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. 
Oakdale Library Book Club
11:30 am
 Oakdale Library Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 11:30 am
Oakdale
This month the book club will discuss books written by New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult.  Everyone is welcome!

The Oakdale Library Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Oakdale Library at 11:30 am. The following month's se...read more
Medicare, Social Security and Retirement Planning
10:30 am
Medicare, Social Security and Retirement Planning
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:30 am
Patterson
Health care and financial advisor Brett Johnson will be hosting a free workshop at the Patterson Library. Come and learn about your 2019 Medicare plan options, Social Security income, and retirement savings protection.  This workshop is open to the public, however seating is limi...read more
Adult Craft: Bicycle Floral Display
3:30 pm
Adult Craft: Bicycle Floral Display
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Create a colorful bicycle floral display using craft sticks and other materials. All materials provided. Advance registration required, please call 209-892-6473 to sign up.
Riverbank Library Book Club
4:00 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4:00 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books t...read more
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VA Mobile Medical Outreach
10 am - 2 pm
 VA Mobile Medical Outreach
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 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
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Savvy Social Security
6 pm
 Savvy Social Security
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6 pm
Patterson
Learn how to maximize your social security income for retirement. 
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Button Animals
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Button Animals
Thursday, Aug. 30, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Stack and glue buttons of different shapes, colors, and sizes to create adorable button animals.
Medicare, Social Security and Retirement Planning
2 pm
Medicare, Social Security and Retirement Planning
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2 pm
Patterson
Health care and financial advisor Brett Johnson will be hosting a free workshop at the Patterson Library. Come and learn about your 2019 Medicare plan options, Social Security income, and retirement savings protection.  This workshop is open to the public, however seating is limi...read more
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Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
11 am
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Friday, Aug. 31, 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 call 209-892-6473 to sign up.
 
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