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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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10 am
(Tuesdays at 10 am)

Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 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)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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, Oct. 23, 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.  
Bats, Spiders, and Fly Guy
3:00 pm
 Bats, Spiders, and Fly Guy
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3:00 pm
Hughson
Children in the mood for a fun, seasonal craft can stop by the library to make bats, spiders, and Fly Guys.
Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children can design masterpieces with foam blocks, magnetic tiles, marble run, and a variety of other building materials.
Silly Monsters and Lollipop Ghosts
3:30 to 4:30 pm
Silly Monsters and Lollipop Ghosts
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Newman
We will be making silly monsters using colorful yarn and pipe cleaners. We will also make yummy lollipop ghosts.
Little Hands Science
4:00 pm
 Little Hands Science
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4:00 pm
Salida
Full STEAM* ahead! Join us for science experiments each month for ages 4 to 7. This month we will demonstrate how to make bubbles with dry ice! Space is limited and registration is required. Call 209-543-7353 for more information.

*STEAM= Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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, Oct. 23, 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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Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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, Oct. 24, 10:00 am
Newman
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10 & 11 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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)
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet 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, Oct. 24, 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, Oct. 24, 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.  
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
12 to 6 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 12 to 6 pm
Denair
You're invited to take part in a day of playing with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection!
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Pumpkin Party
2-5 pm
 Pumpkin Party
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2-5 pm
Hughson
Come make pumpkin crafts, play pumpkin games, and do pumpkin experiments.  
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 3:30 pm
Modesto
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
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Turlock Halloween Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Halloween Story Time
Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
Join us for a special Halloween-themed Preschool Story Time, followed by a special craft and the Friends of the Turlock Library's Trick-or-Treat Parade!  Kids are encouraged to dress in non-scary costumes. The parade and craft will follow both the 10 am and 11 am Story Times. Designed for p...read more
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Oct. 25, 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)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Oct. 25, 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. 
 
Monster Mash
11:00 am
 Monster Mash
Thursday, Oct. 25, 11:00 am
Hughson
Children will do the Monster Mash through song, dance, and monster crafts.  This activity is geared for children under the age of 4.
Oakdale LEGO® Day
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO® Day
Thursday, Oct. 25, 3:00 pm - 4:00 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, Oct. 25, 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
Monster Bookmarks
3:30 pm
 Monster Bookmarks
Thursday, Oct. 25, 3:30 pm
Empire
Kids can create their own colorful monster bookmarks.
Ghoulish Tasty Treat Craft!
3:30 pm
 Ghoulish Tasty Treat Craft!
Thursday, Oct. 25, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Do you dare make scary eyeballs with us? Join us as we create fun treats to eat.  All materials provided for a ghastly time! 
Children 5 and under will require direct supervision from parents or adult guardians.  
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Oct. 25, 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 Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier. Please contact the library to reserve your copy at 209-543-7353.

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Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Oct. 25, 4 pmModesto Comix Club
Modesto
Like to read? So do we! come hang out on the last Thursday of the month for discussions, games, and activities featuring the comic book series, Bone, by Jeff Smith. This program is suggested for ages 8 and up. Call 209-558-7810 for more details.
Craft Day - Lollipop Ghosts
4 pm
 Craft Day - Lollipop Ghosts
Thursday, Oct. 25, 4 pm
Denair
Halloween is around the corner, and what better way to get ready than to make a candy ghost?  Fabric, lollipops, and markers will be provided to make this little edible ghost. 
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Oct. 26, 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)
Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Friday, Oct. 26, 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)
Halloween Crafts
1:00 pm
 Halloween Crafts
Friday, Oct. 26, 1:00 pm
Salida
Prepare for Halloween at the library! Make spiders, ghosts, and other monsters out of craft supplies.
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Oct. 26, 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 Halloween Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
Modesto Halloween Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:15 am
Modesto
Join us for a not-too-spooky Halloween Story Time! Costumes encouraged but not required to join the festivities. ¡Les invitamos a venir con la cara pintada y en disfraz, pero no es requerido para participar!
Friends of the Turlock Public Library 25th Anniversary Open House
10:30 am -12:30 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library 25th Anniversary Open House
Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Turlock
Everyone is invited to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Friends of the Turlock Public Library! Drop by the Turlock Library between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm to enjoy light refreshments, poetry readings, music from a teen choral group, and good company.
Halloween Story Time and Parade
1:00 pm
Halloween Story Time and Parade
Saturday, Oct. 27, 1:00 pm
Salida

Join us for a Halloween Story Time followed by a parade (costumes optional) throughout the library and a sweet treat!

Modesto Read to a Dog: Costume Critters!
2 - 4 pm
Modesto Read to a Dog: Costume Critters!
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 - 4 pmModesto Read to a Do
Modesto
The therapy dogs are back and this time they're in costume! Drop into the Modesto Library Children's Room between 2 and 4 pm to read to a certified therapy dog. No sign-ups necessary! This program gives children a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere to practice reading aloud. Call 209-558-781...read more
STEAM* Hoop Genius
2:00 - 3:00 pm
 STEAM* Hoop Genius
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Newman
Join us for a reading of Hoop Genius by John Coy. Afterward, children will have an opportunity to investigate different balls' abilities to bounce and represent the data they collect graphically. This program is designed for children in kindergarten and older; children 4 and under must ...read more
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Oct. 29, 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 Story Time
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
Monday, Oct. 29, 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, Oct. 29, 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
Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Monday, Oct. 29, 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
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Oct. 29, 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.  
Girls Who Code
4:00 pm
 Girls Who Code
Monday, Oct. 29, 4:00 pm
Salida
Learn to create websites or code games! The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for girls in sixth through 12th grade who are interested in learning code. The club will meet every Monday for 10 weeks, starting Sept. 10. This is a cumulative program where girls will work together to ma...read more

Coding Club
5:00 pm
 Coding Club
Monday, Oct. 29, 5:00 pm
Salida
Code games at our Coding Club!  Coding Club will meet every Monday for 10 weeks starting September 10. Ages 9 and up welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start Aug. 6. Call the library at 209-543-7353 for more information. 

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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10 am
(Tuesdays at 10 am)

Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10:30 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)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 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, Oct. 30, 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.  
Hughson LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 3:00 pm
Hughson
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.

Disclaimer: LEGO® ...read more
Fun Halloween Crafts
3:30 to 4:30 pm
 Fun Halloween Crafts
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Waterford
Come have some Halloween fun by crafting a spooky spider, a whimsical ghost, and a plump pumpkin out of simple supplies. For ages 5 and up.
Halloween Carnival
3:30 pm
 Halloween Carnival
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 3:30 pm
Empire
Kids of all ages can enjoy an afternoon playing carnival-style games. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Wear a costume and win a prize!
Glow-in-the-Dark Slime
3:30 to 4:30 pm
 Glow-in-the-Dark Slime
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Newman
Come and make some ooey gooey glow-in-the-dark slime just in time for Halloween. We will use glow-in-the-dark glue and other ingredients to make our slime. Advance registration is required.   Please sign up at the Newman Library, or by calling 209-862-2010. Sign-ups begin Oct. 1. ...read more
Day of the Dead! ¡Dia de los muertos!
4:00 pm
Day of the Dead! ¡Dia de los muertos!
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 4:00 pm
Turlock

Join us in our Mexican Day of the Dead Celebration! We will read a few books, paint on 3D printed skulls, and create marigold or cempasúchil flowers as we honor and remember those who have passed!

Pumpkin Painting
4:00 pm
 Pumpkin Painting
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 4:00 pm
Salida
Bring the whole family down to the library and join us as we decorate pumpkins with paint and other craft materials. BYOP (bring your own pumpkin!) The library will supply paint and other craft materials.  Young children under the age of 7 will need direct parental supervision. 
Modesto Halloween Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Halloween Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:15 pm
Modesto
Join us for a not-too-spooky Halloween Story Time! 
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Open hours
 Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, Oct. 31, Open hours
Denair
Join us for a special scavenger hunt at the library on Halloween!  Candy and toy prizes will await participants when they find all the Halloween clues in the library.
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 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, Oct. 31, 10:00 am
Newman
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10 & 11 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 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)
Modesto Halloween Parade!
10:15 am
 Modesto Halloween Parade!
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10:15 amModesto Halloween Pa
Modesto
After Story Time is done, the fun has just begun! No tricks, just treats! Our Friends of the Modesto Library will lead a parade through the library to gather treats, immediately after Story Time in the auditorium.
Modesto Halloween Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Halloween Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10:15 am
Modesto
Join us for a not-too-spooky Halloween Story Time! Costumes encouraged but not required to join the festivities. Stick around after Story Time for even more fun!
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet 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, Oct. 31, 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, Oct. 31, 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.  
Lollipop Ghosts and Lollipop Spiders.
12 to 6 pm
Lollipop Ghosts and Lollipop Spiders.
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 12 to 6 pm
Hughson
Make the library your first stop of spooky fun.  Drop in and make a ghost and spider out of lollipops. 
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
12 to 6 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 12 to 6 pm
Denair
You're invited to take part in a day of playing with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection!
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 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, Oct. 31, 3:30 pm
Modesto
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
Halloween Bash
3:30 pm
 Halloween Bash
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Join us for a variety of Halloween activities. Participate in the spooky scavenger hunt to win a prize. Join our monster rock painting party to paint some spooktacular rock monsters to scare away ghosts and goblins! Show us your costumes and get yummy treats, while supplies last.
Halloween Fun
3:30 pm
 Halloween Fun
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3:30 pmHalloween Fun
Riverbank
Kids are invited to come in costume to the library and join in the fun! Make spooky black cats and wiggly legged spiders. Have fun spelling your name on the spider web.  Don't forget to count the candy in the candy jar to have a chance to win the whole jar of candy!
   
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