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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Didgeridoo Down Under
12 pm
 Didgeridoo Down Under
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 12 pmDidgeridoo Down Unde
Hughson Library
This high energy Australia-themed show combines music, art, puppetry, comedy and science to promote tolerance and respect for all people and cultures. 
The Sixties
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 The Sixties
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hughson Library
Let's step back to the sixties through history and culture. All ages are invited to make decoupage, playing card notebooks, foil animals, tie dye, peace signs, and macaroni bead necklaces. Dance sixties dances such as The Twist, The Pony, The Bird, The Mashed Potato, The Watusi, The Ska, The Mon...read more
Chess Club
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Chess Club
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Denair Library
BYOB, that is, Bring Your Own Board (and pieces, clocks, etc.) to the Denair Library for a nice, friendly game of chess. Chess puzzles will also be available to solve. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome. These will be unranked, fun games of chess. Come by a...read more
Didgeridoo Down Under
4 pm
 Didgeridoo Down Under
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 4 pmDidgeridoo Down Unde
Turlock Library
This high energy Australia-themed show combines music, art, puppetry, comedy and science to promote tolerance and respect for all people and cultures. 
Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
5:30 pm
 Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 5:30 pmJigsaw Puzzle Compet
Modesto Library
Teens and adults, join us at our first ever Jigsaw Puzzle Competition! Create your own team of up to 4 people and race against others to complete the puzzle. Every team will get the same 500 piece puzzle to work on. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest 3 teams. For more information, please call 209...read more
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Didgeridoo Down Under
11 am
 Didgeridoo Down Under
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 11 amDidgeridoo Down Unde
Riverbank Library
This high energy Australia-themed show combines music, art, puppetry, comedy and science to promote tolerance and respect for all people and cultures. 
Didgeridoo Down Under
4 pm
 Didgeridoo Down Under
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 4 pmDidgeridoo Down Unde
Denair Library
This high energy Australia-themed show combines music, art, puppetry, comedy and science to promote tolerance and respect for all people and cultures. 
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Didgeridoo Down Under
11 am
 Didgeridoo Down Under
Thursday, Jul. 18, 11 amDidgeridoo Down Unde
Waterford Library
This high energy Australia-themed show combines music, art, puppetry, comedy and science to promote tolerance and respect for all people and cultures. 
Didgeridoo Down Under
3 pm
 Didgeridoo Down Under
Thursday, Jul. 18, 3 pmDidgeridoo Down Unde
Patterson Library
This high energy Australia-themed show combines music, art, puppetry, comedy and science to promote tolerance and respect for all people and cultures. 
Vision Boards
3:00-4:00 pm
 Vision Boards
Thursday, Jul. 18, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waterford Library
Create a tool to represent your dreams. We will have a fun time using ordinary pictures to show who you are. Ages 13 and older.
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Woodstock Anniversary
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Woodstock Anniversary
Friday, Jul. 19, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hughson Library
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. Customers are invited to browse for books and materials, while listening to music from Woodstock.
Didgeridoo Down Under
11:30 am
 Didgeridoo Down Under
Friday, Jul. 19, 11:30 amDidgeridoo Down Unde
Keyes Library
This high energy Australia-themed show combines music, art, puppetry, comedy and science to promote tolerance and respect for all people and cultures. 
Didgeridoo Down Under
3 pm
 Didgeridoo Down Under
Friday, Jul. 19, 3 pmDidgeridoo Down Unde
Newman Library
This high energy Australia-themed show combines music, art, puppetry, comedy and science to promote tolerance and respect for all people and cultures. 
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The MoSt Summer Poetry Workshops: Erasure and Blackout Poetry
1:00 - 3:00 pm
The MoSt Summer Poetry Workshops: Erasure and Blackout Poetry
Saturday, Jul. 20, 1:00 - 3:00 pm The MoSt Summer Poet
Modesto Library

Come create erasure and blackout poetry with workshop leaders Stella Beratlis and Nancy Lewis fro...read more

Superhero Saturday
1:30 pm
 Superhero Saturday
Saturday, Jul. 20, 1:30 pm
Salida Library
Put on your super-suit and join us for a showing of Captain Marvel (PG-13). Directly following the movie, superheroes from the Central Valley Costumers will come to the library for a meet & greet with kids young and old.
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Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Jul. 22, 1:30 pm
Oakdale Library
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.
Didgeridoo Down Under
4 pm
 Didgeridoo Down Under
Monday, Jul. 22, 4 pmDidgeridoo Down Unde
Salida Library
This high energy Australia-themed show combines music, art, puppetry, comedy and science to promote tolerance and respect for all people and cultures. 
Marvel Movie Trivia
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Marvel Movie Trivia
Monday, Jul. 22, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Turlock Library
How well do you know your Marvel Universe Trivia? Answer questions about the movies, the comics, and Stan Lee! Show your skills and trivia knowledge with family and friends – Or take on the challenge solo!

We will be using the free KAHOOT app. All teams must have...read more
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That 70s Day
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 That 70s Day
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hughson Library
Relive books, movies and music of the 70s, as you create a pet rock, make a homemade lava lamp, a mini disco ball, a smiley face button, or create a spirograph design. This program is open to all ages who like to develop and learn. 
Pencil Bag Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Pencil Bag Craft
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford Library
Get ready for school by making a cool pencil bag using duct tape and storage bags. Ages 5 and up.
Riverbank Library Book Club
3:30 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 3:30 pm
Riverbank Library
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss One Thousand White Women: the Journal of May Dodd by Jim Fergus. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowle...read more
Shark in a Box
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Shark in a Box
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
Set up a dimensional sea screen in a shoe box. Complete the scene by adding a shark and other sea life made from a variety of craft supplies.
Ableton Music Basics Workshop
6 pm
 Ableton Music Basics Workshop
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 6 pmAbleton Music Basics
Modesto Library
Play live drum sounds, step sequence beats and make loops as you explore original songwriting with Ableton Live 10 + Push.  In this fun and interactive program, you will learn the basics of navigating music production software and a digital instrument pad.  Digital audio creation is new to...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, Jul. 24, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres Library
This month we will be discussing The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George.
 
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intui...read more
Patterson Family Story Night
6:00 pm
 Patterson Family Story Night
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 6:00 pm
Patterson Library
Join us for family fun story time with books, music, and movement, followed by a relaxed craft activity or coloring.
MoSt Poetry Book Club
6:30 - 7:30 pm
 MoSt Poetry Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pmMoSt Poetry Book Clu
Modesto Library
Join us for a quarterly poetry book club sponsored by the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt) and the Friends of the Modesto Library. Each meeting will focus on a different book of poetry. Teens and adults can share their ...read more
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Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
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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All Ages Coloring Party
12:00 - 4:00 pm
 All Ages Coloring Party
Friday, Jul. 26, 12:00 - 4:00 pmAll Ages Coloring Pa
Modesto Library
Have fun this summer and and spend some time coloring. All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring your friends and family! We will provide crayons, colored pencils, and showtime themed coloring pages. Participants will have the ...read more
Crochet Club
3:00 pm
 Crochet Club
Friday, Jul. 26, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh, or just come and hang out with other crochet learners and enthusiasts. Please bring your own crochet hooks. Yarn will be provided. 
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In the 80s
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 In the 80s
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hughson Library
Celebrate the 80s with floor Pac-man, a hair-teasing station, or Garfield drawing contest. Make ribbon bracelets, Pac-Man/Mario clothespins, pixel art with pearler beads, VHS cover notebooks, crazy hair pencils, beaded friendship pins, and bracelets. All ages are invited to listen to 80s music, play...read more
Chess Club
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Chess Club
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Denair Library
BYOB, that is, Bring Your Own Board (and pieces, clocks, etc.) to the Denair Library for a nice, friendly game of chess. Chess puzzles will also be available to solve. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome. These will be unranked, fun games of chess. Come by a...read more
Guitar Pick Jewelry
3:30 pm
 Guitar Pick Jewelry
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 3:30 pmGuitar Pick Jewelry
Riverbank Library
Teens and adults are invited to make guitar pick jewelry out of upcycled gift cards. This craft is appropriate for ages 12 and up.  
Harry Potter "Pub" Trivia Night
6:00 pm
 Harry Potter "Pub" Trivia Night
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 6:00 pm
Salida Library
Adults and Teens, do you think you have the best O.W.L.s at Hogwarts? Get your best teammates together for Harry Potter Trivia Night at the Library. Celebrate Neville Longbottom’s birthday with a quiz, wizarding snacks, and alcohol-free libations. Ages 13 and up. Registration starts July 1.&nb...read more
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Painting for Adults
3:00 pm
 Painting for Adults
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
We'll teach you step-by-step how to paint a beautiful landscape. All materials provided free. Advance registration required. To register, please call 209-892-6473.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
6:00-7:00 pm
 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 6:00-7:00 pm
Waterford Library
Get your stuffed friends ready because we are having a party and sleepover for them! There will be a special evening storytime and then they get to stay the night. Come back the next day to see if they had a good time. Family event. All ages welcome.
   
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