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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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 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 minutes)
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:00 am
Waterford Library
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 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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 and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:30 am
Patterson Library
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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
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, Jul. 16, 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)
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
CrafT(w)een: Stranger Things
3:00 pm
 CrafT(w)een: Stranger Things
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 3:00 pm
Oakdale Library
Teens and tweens can take a trip back to the 80s as we celebrate Stranger Things. Join us to create 80s themed crafts. 
Art Lab: Musical Painting
3:30 pm
 Art Lab: Musical Painting
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 3:30 pm
Riverbank Library
Join us at the Riverbank Library for a fun monthly art lab for kids! This month children will play musical chairs while they paint. Come join the fun!  
Paper Airplanes
3:30 p.m.
 Paper Airplanes
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 3:30 p.m.
Empire Library
Chidren can make colorful paper airplanes and watch them fly!
Discovery Bottles
3:30-4:30 pm
 Discovery Bottles
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford Library
Join us in making a sea themed craft creation in a bottle using everyday items.  Ages 5 and up.
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. 
Family Dinner and Movie Night: How to Train Your Dragon 3
6:00 pm
Family Dinner and Movie Night: How to Train Your Dragon 3
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 6:00 pm
Salida Library

Children and their families can enjoy a family-friendly movie and picnic dinner at the library. This month's movie is the animated film How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World. Children can come in their pajamas. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket ...read more

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LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Open hours
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Jul. 17, Open hours
Denair Library
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.
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 10:00 am
Newman Library
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
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Salida Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
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, Jul. 17, 10:15 am
Modesto Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-6 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 10:30 am
Empire Library
New and classic picture books, flannel board and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. 30 minutes.
Ceres Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and their adult caregivers.  
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 10:30 am
Newman Library
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.  
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
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. 
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 11:00 am
Ceres Library
Stay and play after Story Time and Wiggle Worms.  Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy playtime featuring music, movement and sensory play.  
Empire Stay and Play
11:00 am
 Empire Stay and Play
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 11:00 am
Empire Library
Stay after Preschool Story Time and enjoy more books, music, and toys.
Moon Landing Anniversary
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 Moon Landing Anniversary
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hughson Library
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with creative fun! Make a tin foil moon, a moon landing module with paper cups, and DIY moon rocks. 
Read to a Dog
3:00 - 4:30 pm
 Read to a Dog
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Ceres Library
Read a story to a four-legged friend from the Therapy Dogs Alliance! Designed for independent readers up to age 12, this program gives children a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere to practice reading aloud.  No sign-ups necessary.  
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
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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Magic Wand
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Magic Wand
Thursday, Jul. 18, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes Library
Kids will be given a pencil to decorate, paint and create their own personal magic wand.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 18, 10:00 am
Salida Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
StoryTime
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 StoryTime
Thursday, Jul. 18, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 years and their adult caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jul. 18, 10:30 am
Salida Library
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. 
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. 
It’s a Bug’s Life
11:30 am
 It’s a Bug’s Life
Thursday, Jul. 18, 11:30 am
Hughson Library
After a buggy story time, come explore the habitat of ladybugs and rolly pollies through their terrarium homes. Make watercolor butterflies, clothes pin butterflies, stick ants, and light up fireflies.
 
LEGO® Day
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jul. 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hughson 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 adult supervision.
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
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. 
Super Hero Capes & Mask Craft!
3:30 pm
 Super Hero Capes & Mask Craft!
Thursday, Jul. 18, 3:30 pm
Ceres Library
Make your own Super Hero costume! 
STEM* Bottle Raft
3:30 p.m.
 STEM* Bottle Raft
Thursday, Jul. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Empire Library
Children can have fun building a raft made out of plastic bottles, rubber bands and popsicle sticks, while learning basic engineering skills.
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 18, 6:15 pm
Modesto Library
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)
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Modesto "Block" Party
10:00 a.m.
 Modesto "Block" Party
Friday, Jul. 19, 10:00 a.m.
Modesto Library
We're going to break out the blocks and Story Time music so kids can have fun building!
Story Time at the Park
10:00 am
 Story Time at the Park
Friday, Jul. 19, 10:00 am
Salida Library
Join us for a special Story Time at the Salida Park. We're taking all the fun of Preschool Story Time outdoors, underneath the shaded picnic area. Following Story Time, the library will provide crafts and activities for kids at the park. 
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jul. 19, 10:30 am
Denair Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Friday, Jul. 19, 10:30 am
Newman Library
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.  
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. 
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Jul. 19, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. 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 STEAM* series of programs for childre...read more
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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jul. 20, 10:15 am
Modesto Library
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)
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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Keyes LEGO® Day
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Keyes LEGO® Day
Monday, Jul. 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Keyes Library
Kids can come play and create with our LEGO® blocks. They may even have the opportunity for their creation to be displayed throughout the week. LEGO® play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
Disclaimer: LEG...read more
Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jul. 22, 10:00 am
Patterson Library
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 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jul. 22, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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 Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jul. 22, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. 
Stay and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Monday, Jul. 22, 10:30 am
Patterson Library
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, Jul. 22, 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 Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Monday, Jul. 22, 11:00 am
Ceres Library
Stay and play after Story Time and Wiggle Worms. Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy playtime featuring music, movement and sensory play.  
Modesto Library Didgeridoo Down Under
1:00 pm
Modesto Library Didgeridoo Down Under
Monday, Jul. 22, 1:00 pm
Modesto Library
Experience a show unlike any other! Fun facts from Austrailia, puppets, music, and more! This unique interactive program will be held in the Modesto Library Auditorium. For more information call 209-558-7810. Check out their website for more about these performers: www.didgedownunder.com
 
Coding Club: CS First Game Design
3:00 pm
Coding Club: CS First Game Design
Monday, Jul. 22, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 10 weeks and design your own computer games using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Ages 9-14 welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start May 6. Call the library at 209-543-7315 for more information. 

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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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 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 minutes)
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:00 am
Waterford Library
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 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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 and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am
Patterson Library
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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
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, Jul. 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)
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. 
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.
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.
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 4:00 pm
Turlock Library
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
Salida CrafterNoon: Shark Week Edition
4:00 pm
Salida CrafterNoon: Shark Week Edition
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Craft away the afternoon! Join us as we excavate a shark's tooth, craft our own shark, and more! Free tickets will be available starting one hour prior to event. 
 
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LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Open hours
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Jul. 24, Open hours
Denair Library
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.
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10:00 am
Newman Library
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
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Salida Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
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, Jul. 24, 10:15 am
Modesto Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-6 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10:30 am
Empire Library
New and classic picture books, flannel board and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. 30 minutes.
Ceres Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and their adult caregivers.  
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10:30 am
Newman Library
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.  
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
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
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 11:00 am
Ceres Library
Stay and play after Story Time and Wiggle Worms.  Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy playtime featuring music, movement and sensory play.  
Empire Stay and Play
11:00 am
 Empire Stay and Play
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 11:00 am
Empire Library
Stay after Preschool Story Time and enjoy more books, music, and toys.
Frontier Day
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 Frontier Day
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hughson Library
Live the life a child on the frontier, weaving, creating your own covered wagon, mini rag dolls, pretzel log cabins, and making homemade butter. Fish, pan for gold, and play stick pull. 
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...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.
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Scribble Art
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Scribble Art
Thursday, Jul. 25, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes Library
Since art has many forms, we want to explore the scribble form of it. Kids will scribble on paper and then color in the different shapes to see the result of their creativity.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:00 am
Salida Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
StoryTime
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 StoryTime
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 years and their adult caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:30 am
Salida Library
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. 
How Funny!
11:30 am
 How Funny!
Thursday, Jul. 25, 11:30 am
Hughson Library
After a silly story time, we will make silly putty, crazy face rings, bubble paint, and straw mustaches. 
Summer Fun Thursdays: Outdoor Games
2:00 pm
Summer Fun Thursdays: Outdoor Games
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2:00 pm
Patterson Library
Stay out of the heat and play outdoor games indoors.
Oakdale LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:00 pm
Oakdale 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 adult supervision. (1 hour)
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark ...read more
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
Firefly Craft
3:30 pm
 Firefly Craft
Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:30 pm
Ceres Library
Using recyclable materials kids can make a cool glow-in-the dark firefly! 
Clothespin Shark
3:30 p.m.
 Clothespin Shark
Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:30 p.m.
Empire Library
KIds will make a cute shark out of paper and a clothespin, and have fun imagining they are catching fish in the shark's mouth.
Modesto Family Book Club
4:00 pm
 Modesto Family Book Club
Thursday, Jul. 25, 4:00 pm
Modesto Library
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion! This month we'll discuss the graphic novel, Smile, by Raina Telgemeier.
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:15 pm
Modesto Library
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)
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jul. 26, 10:30 am
Denair Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
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. 
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Jul. 26, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. 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 STEAM* series of programs for childre...read more
DIY Kids: How to make a Mini Comic
3:30 - 4:30 pm
DIY Kids: How to make a Mini Comic
Friday, Jul. 26, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library
This month at DIY Kids we will be making Mini Comics. Come, let your imagination come to life! Best for children 8 and up. This activity supports STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jul. 27, 10:15 am
Modesto Library
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)
Family Game Day
3:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Saturday, Jul. 27, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Game on at the Salida Library! Challenge your family members to board game competitions, video game tournaments and more. The Nintendo Switch will be available for use, along with the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset*.
*Oculus Rift is only for ages 13 and up.
 
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Keyes LEGO® Day
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Keyes LEGO® Day
Monday, Jul. 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Keyes Library
Kids can come play and create with our LEGO® blocks. They may even have the opportunity for their creation to be displayed throughout the week. LEGO® play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
Disclaimer: LEG...read more
Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jul. 29, 10:00 am
Patterson Library
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 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jul. 29, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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 Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jul. 29, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. 
Stay and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Monday, Jul. 29, 10:30 am
Patterson Library
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, Jul. 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
Oakdale Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move and Play
Monday, Jul. 29, 11:00 am
Oakdale Library
Toddlers, preschool age children and their caregivers can join us for an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Turn this into your family's play date!
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Monday, Jul. 29, 11:00 am
Ceres Library
Stay and play after Story Time and Wiggle Worms. Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy playtime featuring music, movement and sensory play.  
Coding Club: CS First Game Design
3:00 pm
Coding Club: CS First Game Design
Monday, Jul. 29, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 10 weeks and design your own computer games using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Ages 9-14 welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start May 6. Call the library at 209-543-7315 for more information. 

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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 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 minutes)
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:00 am
Waterford Library
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 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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 and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:30 am
Patterson Library
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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
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, Jul. 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)
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
CrafT(w)een: Harry Potter
3:00 pm
 CrafT(w)een: Harry Potter
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 3:00 pm
Oakdale Library
It’s Neville Longbottom’s Birthday! Take a trip to Hogwarts and join us for an afternoon of Harry Potter themed activities
Harry Potter Party
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Harry Potter Party
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Turlock Library
Join us in celebrating the wizarding world of Harry Potter with classes in magical studies and other fun crafts. Designed for children 5 and older; children 4 and under must have direct adult supervision.
Build It!
3:30 p.m.
 Build It!
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 3:30 p.m.
Empire Library
Kids can build masterpieces with foam blocks, magnetic tiles and other building materials.
Harry Potter Party
4:00 pm
 Harry Potter Party
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Join us for crafts, activities, and games straight out of Hogwarts!
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LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Open hours
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Jul. 31, Open hours
Denair Library
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.
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 10:00 am
Newman Library
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
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Salida Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
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, Jul. 31, 10:15 am
Modesto Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-6 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 10:30 am
Empire Library
New and classic picture books, flannel board and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. 30 minutes.
Ceres Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and their adult caregivers.  
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 10:30 am
Newman Library
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.  
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
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
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 11:00 am
Ceres Library
Stay and play after Story Time and Wiggle Worms.  Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy playtime featuring music, movement and sensory play.  
Empire Stay and Play
11:00 am
 Empire Stay and Play
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 11:00 am
Empire Library
Stay after Preschool Story Time and enjoy more books, music, and toys.
Harry Potter and Percy Jackson
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 Harry Potter and Percy Jackson
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hughson Library
Celebrate Harry and Percy with wand pencils, caldron bombs, creativity shields, mini tridents, golden bracelets, and balloon owl carriers. 
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
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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