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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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Aug. 3, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
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.
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Aug. 3, 3:00 pm
Salida
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® creations. LEGO® play helps children delevlop 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 S...read more
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Game Day
3:30 pm
 Game Day
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 3:30 pm
Empire
Families can have fun playing a variety of board games.
Turlock Art Lab: Fold Me a Print
4:00 pm
Turlock Art Lab: Fold Me a Print
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 4:00 pm
Turlock
In this basic introduction to printmaking, children will have an opportunity to experiment with mirror images using tempera paint and cardstock. All ages welcome; children 4 and under must have direct parental supervision.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
4 to 5 pm
 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 4 to 5 pm
Newman
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for Story Time. After Story Time, your little stuffed buddy is invited to stay overnight at the library. Come back the next day to pick up your stuffed animal and see what mischief they got into. Pajamas are encouraged.
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania
6:00 pm
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6:00 pm
Salida

Children and their families can enjoy a family-friendly movie and picnic dinner at the library. This month's movie is the animated film Hotel Transylvania. Children may come in their pajamas. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on. The library wil...read more

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
6:15 pm
 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6:15 pm
Modesto
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for Story Time. You (and your stuffed animal pal) are encouraged to wear pajamas. After that, your stuffed animal is invited to stay overnight at the library. Come back the next day to pick up your stuffed animal and see what mischief they got i...read more
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Newman Wee Move and Play
10:00 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 10:00 am
Newman
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.  
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.
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 3:30 pm
Modesto
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Oakdale Library Little Scientist: Detective Adventures
3:30 pm
Oakdale Library Little Scientist: Detective Adventures
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 3:30 pm
Oakdale
Let’s get excited about science! Little Scientists will listen to a book and explore science with a hands-on activity. This program is designed for children kindergarten age and up, and is limited to 15 children. Advance registration is required. Sign-ups start August 1. Call 209-847-4204 to s...read more
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
4 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 4 pm
Denair
You're invited to take part in an hour of play with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection!
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
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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Oakdale LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO® Day
Thursday, Aug. 23, 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. (1 hour)
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark ...read more
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
Tin Foil Robots
3:30 pm
 Tin Foil Robots
Thursday, Aug. 23, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children can design their own unique robots using small boxes, tin foil and a variety of hardware and craft materials.
Craft-a-Palooza!
3:30 pm
 Craft-a-Palooza!
Thursday, Aug. 23, 3:30 pm
Ceres
A wide variety of crafts will be set out for your enjoyment! 
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Aug. 23, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 9-12. Join us to discuss your favorite books and participate in fun games and activities. This month’s book club selection is the graphic novel Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Please contact the library to reserve your copy at 209-543-7353.

Raina j...read more
Craft Day - Tissue Paper Butterflies
4 pm
Craft Day - Tissue Paper Butterflies
Thursday, Aug. 23, 4 pm
Denair
Have trouble capturing butterflies in the summer?  Come make your own colorful butterflies out of tissue paper and other crafting materials.  All materials will be provided. 
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Newman Wee Move and Play
10:00 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Friday, Aug. 24, 10:00 am
Newman
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.  
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Aug. 24, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
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.
Modesto Craft-a-Palooza
3 to 4 pm
 Modesto Craft-a-Palooza
Friday, Aug. 24, 3 to 4 pm
Modesto
Create one of a kind projects using a variety of craft supplies. The only limit is your imagination! Make something for yourself and something for a friend! 
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Aug. 24, 3:00 pm
Salida
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® creations. LEGO® play helps children delevlop 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 S...read more
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Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Aug. 27, 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.  
Toddler and Preschool Dance Fun
11:00 am
 Toddler and Preschool Dance Fun
Monday, Aug. 27, 11:00 am
Oakdale
Little ones can enjoy music, movement and dance at this fun, hour-long program. We’ll be “rockin’ out” to some of our favorite Story Time music as well as trying the Hula, the Twist, and the Limbo!
DIY Lipgloss
4:00 pm
 DIY Lipgloss
Monday, Aug. 27, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 9 -18.  Make your own lipgloss at the library with petroleum jelly and kool-aid powder. 
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.  
Family Story Time with the Mayor
6:30 pm
Family Story Time with the Mayor
Monday, Aug. 27, 6:30 pm
Turlock
Join us and our special guest, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth, for a special Story Time for the whole family.  We will have stories, music, fingerplays, and fun!  This program is ideal for 4 to 8 year-olds, however all ages are welcome.
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Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children can design masterpieces with foam blocks, magnetic tiles and a variety of other building materials.
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library using the library’s LEGO® and LEGO® DUPLO® blocks. LEGO® play helps children develop fine ...read more
Little Hands Science
4:00 pm
 Little Hands Science
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4:00 pm
Salida
Full STEAM* ahead! Join us each month for science experiments for ages 4 to 7. This month we will explore the science behind bubbles by making elephant toothpaste, and creating bubble snakes! 
(*STEAM= Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
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Baby Blocks
10:00 am
 Baby Blocks
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 10:00 am
Salida
Baby Blocks is a one-on-one toddler and grown-up interactive Story Time that enriches early literacy. It is designed for children 18 to 36 months old. Please make other arrangements for older or younger children in your care. Space is limited. Sign-ups start July 6. If you have any questions, please...read more
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:00 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 10:00 am
Newman
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.  
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.
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 3:30 pm
Modesto
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
4 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 4 pm
Denair
You're invited to take part in an hour of play with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection!
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
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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.
Cork Characters
3:30 pm
 Cork Characters
Thursday, Aug. 30, 3:30 pm
Empire
Kids can create a variety of characters using corks, paint and other craft supplies.
Salt/Glue Painting
3:30 pm
 Salt/Glue Painting
Thursday, Aug. 30, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Try your artistic skills using different types of materials.  Wear your play clothes because it might get messy! 
Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Aug. 30, 4 pm
Modesto
Like to read? So do we! come hang out on the last Thursday of the month for discussions, games, and activities featuring our comic book of the month. This program is suggested for ages 8 and up. Call 558-7810 for more details and find out the featured comic book for this month.
Craft Day - Origami
4 pm
 Craft Day - Origami
Thursday, Aug. 30, 4 pm
Denair
Learn how to create origami or share with us your origami skills.  Paper and instructional books will be provided.  
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Aug. 31, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
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.
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Aug. 31, 3:00 pm
Salida
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® creations. LEGO® play helps children delevlop 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 S...read more
 
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