Events & 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
10:00 am-10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 10:00 am-10:30 am
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)...read more
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 10:00 am
Patterson
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
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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.  
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 10:30 am
Oakdale
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 Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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)
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 11:00 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy playtime featuring music, movement and sensory play. 
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Turlock Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 7, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
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 Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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, Sep. 7, 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. 
Hughson Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 7, 11:30 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) 
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Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Sep. 8, 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.
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Modesto Architecture Festival’s Family Architecture Experience
9:30 am to 2 pm
Modesto Architecture Festival’s Family Architecture Experience
Saturday, Sep. 23, 9:30 am to 2 pm
Modesto
Crafts, games, and activities for children of all ages! Children must be supervised by a parent or adult guardian. Hosted by the Modesto Architecture Festival outside on the 16th Street side lawn.
8th Annual Local Author Fair
10 am to 1 pm
 8th Annual Local Author Fair
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10 am to 1 pm8th Annual Local Aut
Modesto
Join us on the library 16th St. side of the library portico for a showcase of local writing talent. Meet local authors, many of whom will have their books available for purchase, read more
8th Annual Local Author Fair
10 am to 1 pm
 8th Annual Local Author Fair
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10 am to 1 pm8th Annual Local Aut
Modesto
Join us on the 16th Street side of the library portico for a showcase of local writing talent.  Meet local authors and learn about your writing community!  Many of the authors will have their books available for purchase, including children's, teen and adult books. 
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books in Spanish and English, flannel board or puppet stories, and fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Sep. 25, 10 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, Sep. 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)
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Monday, Sep. 25, 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 caregivers.  (20 minutes)
 
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Sep. 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.  
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Sep. 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
Oakdale Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move and Play
Monday, Sep. 25, 11:00 am
Oakdale
This program for toddler and preschool age children features an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Kids can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Turn this into your family’s play date!
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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am-10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 10:00 am-10:30 am
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)...read more
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 10:00 am
Patterson
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
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 10:15 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)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Tuesday, Sep. 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.  
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish/English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 10:30 am
Oakdale
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 Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 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)
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 11:00 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy playtime featuring music, movement and sensory play. 
Perler Beads Craft
3 to 4 pm
 Perler Beads Craft
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 3 to 4 pm
Newman
Use small, colorful beads and pre-printed designs to create a fun image that melts together when heat is applied. All supplies will be provided.
Apple Day
3:00 pm
 Apple Day
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 3:00 pm
Hughson
Children are invited to enjoy apple stamping, apple bowling, and apple tasting.  
Mural Art Project
3:30-4:30 pm
 Mural Art Project
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Show your creative side by painting on large cardboard surfaces that will then be displayed inside the library.  This program may be messy, so please dress accordingly. All ages welcome.
Turlock LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO Day
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library using the library’s LEGO and DUPLO blocks. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
Salida LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Salida LEGO Day
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 4:00 pm
Salida
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO creations. LEGO play helps children develop 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 STEAM* series of programs for chil...read more
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
 
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Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Sep. 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)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 am and 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 10:00 am and 11:00 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)
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 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 care givers (30 minutes).
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 10:00 am & 11:00 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, Sep. 27, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
 
Empire Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 11:30 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)
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:45 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 11:45 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).
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Patterson LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO Day
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library using the library’s blocks. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. ...read more
Modesto LEGO Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO Play
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 3:30 pm
Modesto
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.
Puzzle Night at the Modesto Library
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Puzzle Night at the Modesto Library
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmPuzzle Night at the
Modesto
Take some time to relax and have fun at the Modesto Library while putting puzzles together. We will have jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, word searches, and more for all ages. Bring the whole family! No registration necessary. Snacks will be provided.
 
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Sep. 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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Turlock Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 28, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
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 Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 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)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Sep. 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. 
Hughson Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 28, 11:30 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) 
All Ages Coloring/Watercolor Painting Activity
3:30 pm
All Ages Coloring/Watercolor Painting Activity
Thursday, Sep. 28, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Express your creativity at the Ceres Library.  We will provide all materials, including coloring pages, markers, colored pencils, crayons and watercolor paints.  
Fun With Floam
3:30 pm
 Fun With Floam
Thursday, Sep. 28, 3:30 pm
Empire
Sculpt, stretch, and save this borax free, Styrofoam filled "slime" known as floam.   Kids will love floam's unique texture and moldability. All materials will be provided and children under the age of 4 will ...read more
Newman LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Newman LEGO Day
Thursday, Sep. 28, 3:30 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.
Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Sep. 28, 4 pm
Modesto
Like to read? So do we! Come hang out on the last Thursday of every month for discussions, games and activities featuring our comic of the month. This month we will be discussing chapter books that have been made into graphic novels. Comix Club is suggested for ages 8 and up. &nb...read more
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Sep. 28, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 9 to 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 Real Friends by Shannon Hale. Please contact the Library to reserve your copy at 209-543-7353.&n...read more
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Sep. 28, 6:15 pm
Modesto
Libros nuevos y clásicos, cuentos contados con marionetas o franela, rimas, música y baile para niños de todas las edades con énfasis a aquellos entre los 3 y 6 años de edad y para sus proveedores de cuidado. 
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Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Sep. 29, 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.
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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Sep. 30, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books in Spanish and English, flannel board or puppet stories, and fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
What’s Bugging You?
1:00 pm
 What’s Bugging You?
Saturday, Sep. 30, 1:00 pm
Modesto
Anne of Green Gardens presents an educational program for all ages about insect identification. Come learn about the different types of bugs that can be found in the garden. Anne will display her own collection of insects. Fun for all ages. No registration required. For more information, call the Mo...read more
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