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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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jun. 23, 10:15 am
Modesto
Spanish & English picture books, fingerplays, music, and may also include flannel board or puppet stories. Designed for ages 3 - 6 but all ages are welcome. (30 minutes)
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 25, 10:00 am
Patterson
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 25, 10:15 & 11:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jun. 25, 10:30 am
Riverbank
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Jun. 25, 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.  
Coding Club
3:00 pm
 Coding Club
Monday, Jun. 25, 3:00 pm
Salida
Create websites or code games at our Coding Club this summer!  Coding Club will meet every Monday for 10 weeks starting June 4. Ages 9 and up welcome. Kids are encouraged to bring their own laptops (sorry—no tablets or phones!) or sign up to use one of the library’s laptops. Space i...read more
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.  
Family Story Time with the Mayor
6:30 pm
Family Story Time with the Mayor
Monday, Jun. 25, 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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Keyes Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 10:00 am
Keyes
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am to 10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 26
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 10:15 & 11:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannel board  and puppet  stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes) 
Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 10:30 am
Ceres
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers.  (30 minutes
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 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.  
Rainbow Graham Cracker Craft
3 to 4 pm
 Rainbow Graham Cracker Craft
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 3 to 4 pm
Newman
Make an edible rainbow using graham crackers, Airheads®, marshmallows and frosting. All materials provided, while supplies last.

Airheads ® are registered trademarks of Perfetti Van Melle Benelux B.V.
Coding Fun!
3:30 pm
 Coding Fun!
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children will have the opportunity to play fun, educational games designed to explore coding concepts. 
Swimming Jellyfish Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Swimming Jellyfish Craft
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Make an adorable "swimming" jellyfish using paper plates and yarn!  All materials provided. Ages 5 and up.
STEAM* Challenge: Snap Circuits
3:30 pm
 STEAM* Challenge: Snap Circuits
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 3:30 pm
Oakdale
It’s a Snap to learn about circuits and the properties of electricity. Advance registration is required, space is limited to 10 kids. Sign-ups start June 1. Call 209-847-4204 to sign up.

*STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math
Camp Half-Blood
4:00 pm
 Camp Half-Blood
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 4:00 pm
Salida
Camp Half-Blood is in session at the Salida Library for one day only! After Demigods are separated into cabins based on their godly parent, campers are welcome to join us for monster fighting, scavenger hunting (err..questing), and creating their own camp bead! 

This program is part ...read more
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 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
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
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Salida Wiggle Worms
10 & 11 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10 & 11 am
Salida
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10:00 am
Newman
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, finger plays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers (30 minutes).
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10 am & 11 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10 am & 11 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes).
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10:30 am
Ceres

Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers,  and adult caregive...read more

Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10:30 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, Jun. 27, 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, Jun. 27, 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, Jun. 27, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Little Scientist - S.T.E.A.M.* Program - Plant Life Cycle & Pollination
3:30 pm
Little Scientist - S.T.E.A.M.* Program - Plant Life Cycle & Pollination
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 3:30 pm
Oakdale
Let’s get excited about science! Little Scientists will listen to a book and then 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 June 1. Call 209-847-4204 to...read more
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
4 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 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.
Dala Horses
4:00 pm
 Dala Horses
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Come make paper versions of the traditional Swedish Dala Horse.  
Recommended for ages 8 and up. 
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!
Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 28, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-6 and their caregivers. (30 minutes). All ages are welcome!
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 28, 10:00 am
Salida
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Hughson Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 28, 10:30 am
Hughson
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jun. 28, 10:30 am
Salida
Join us after Preschool Story Time for a half hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
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.
Oakdale Library Fun Adventure
3:00 pm
 Oakdale Library Fun Adventure
Thursday, Jun. 28, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
Children can join us as we "travel" around the globe.  During our travels, you'll have an opportunity to play sports and make crafts.
Japanese Fan
3:30 pm
 Japanese Fan
Thursday, Jun. 28, 3:30 pm
Empire
Kids can create beautiful fans using paper, watercolors and craft sticks.
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
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.  
Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Jun. 28, 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.
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Jun. 28, 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 Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale. Please contact the library to reserve yo...read more
Modesto Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Modesto Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Jun. 28, 6:15 pm
Modesto
Libros nuevos y clásicos, cuentos contados con marionetas o franela, rimas, múica y baile para niños de todas las edades con énfasis a quellos entre los 3 y 6 años de edad y para sus proveedores de cuidado. (30 minutos)
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Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jun. 29, 10:30 am
Empire
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jun. 29, 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, 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.
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Jun. 29, 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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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jun. 30, 10:15 am
Modesto
Spanish & English picture books, fingerplays, music, and may also include flannel board or puppet stories. Designed for ages 3 - 6 but all ages are welcome. (30 minutes)
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