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 to 10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:00 to 10:30 am
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 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:15 am
Modesto
New Time! Now enjoy Wiggle Worms on Tuesdays at 10:15 & 11:15 am! Books, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 min)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 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) 

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Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:30 am
Ceres
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5...read more
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 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, Jan. 9, 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.  
Modesto Wiggle Worms
11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 11:15 am
Modesto
New Time! Now enjoy Wiggle Worms at 10:15 & 11:15 am! Books, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 min)
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 - 5 and their caregivers. (30 min)
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jan. 22, 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, Jan. 22, 10:15 & 11:15 am
Modesto
Books, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 min)
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jan. 22, 10:30 am
Ceres
 Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, ac...read more
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jan. 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
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Jan. 22, 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 Wee Move & Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move & Play
Monday, Jan. 22, 11:00 am
Oakdale
This program for toddlers and preschoolers 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 you family's play date!
#ModestoROCKS Rock Painting
6 to 7 pm
 #ModestoROCKS Rock Painting
Monday, Jan. 22, 6 to 7 pm#ModestoROCKS Rock P
Modesto
Drop-in for some messy fun as we partner with the #ModestoROCKS! movement. Paint rocks with designs and messages intended to inspire kindness in our community. Show us your inner rock star! 

Designed for ages 8 and up. 
Turlock Family Story Time
6:30 pm
 Turlock Family Story Time
Monday, Jan. 22, 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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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 to 10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:00 to 10:30 am
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 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:15 am
Modesto
New Time! Now enjoy Wiggle Worms on Tuesdays at 10:15 & 11:15 am! Books, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 min)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 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) 

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Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:30 am
Ceres
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5...read more
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 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, Jan. 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.  
Modesto Wiggle Worms
11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 11:15 am
Modesto
New Time! Now enjoy Wiggle Worms at 10:15 & 11:15 am! Books, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 min)
Snowflakes
3 to 4 pm
 Snowflakes
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3 to 4 pm
Newman
Design and create beautiful snowflakes using popsicle sticks, glitter, glue, and a variety of gems.
Salida LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 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 Sal...read more
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jan. 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, Jan. 23, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 - 5 and their caregivers. (30 min)
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Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10 am & 11 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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).
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 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...read more
Salida Wiggle Worms
10 & 11 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 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)
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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).
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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 min)
Empire Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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, Jan. 24, 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, Jan. 24, 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, Jan. 24, 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, Jan. 24, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Little Scientist- STEAM* Program
3:30 pm
Little Scientist- STEAM* Program
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3:30 pm
Oakdale
Let’s get excited about science! Little scientists will listen to a book and explore science through a hands-on activity. This program is designed for kindergarten aged children and up. Advance registration is required, as space is limited.  Please contact the Oakdale Library at 209-847-4...read more
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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 Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 25, 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 to 5 and their...read more
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 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, Jan. 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. 
Hughson Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 25, 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)
Oakdale LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Oakdale LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jan. 25, 3:30 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 parental supervision. (1 hour)

Disclaimer: LEGO® is a t...read more
Shadow Puppet Craft
3:30 pm
 Shadow Puppet Craft
Thursday, Jan. 25, 3:30 pm
Denair
Choose a preprinted paper animal to turn into a shadow puppet!  All materials will be provided. 
Perler Bead Activity
3:30 pm
 Perler Bead Activity
Thursday, Jan. 25, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Using small, colorful, fusible beads, children can create cool designs.  Staff will apply heat to completed designs using a hot iron, which will fuse the beads together and preserve the designs. 
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jan. 25, 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.

Disclaimer: LEGO...read more
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 25, 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 cl...read more
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Jan. 25, 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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Newman Wee Move and Play
10:00 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Friday, Jan. 26, 10:00 am
Newman
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.  
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jan. 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)
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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jan. 27, 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, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jan. 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
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jan. 29, 10:15 & 11:15 am
Modesto
Books, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 min)
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jan. 29, 10:30 am
Ceres
 Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, ac...read more
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jan. 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
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Jan. 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.  
Oakdale Wee Move & Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move & Play
Monday, Jan. 29, 11:00 am
Oakdale
This program for toddlers and preschoolers 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 you family's play date!
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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 to 10:30 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10:00 to 10:30 am
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 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10:15 am
Modesto
New Time! Now enjoy Wiggle Worms on Tuesdays at 10:15 & 11:15 am! Books, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 min)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 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) 

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Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10:30 am
Ceres
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5...read more
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 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, Jan. 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.  
Modesto Wiggle Worms
11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 11:15 am
Modesto
New Time! Now enjoy Wiggle Worms at 10:15 & 11:15 am! Books, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 min)
Straw Rockets Craft
3:30 pm
 Straw Rockets Craft
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Blast off the new year at the library!  Make straw rockets and see how far you can get them to fly!
Family Game Day
4:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Join us for an hour of classic board game play. Playing board games helps teach socialization, sharing, taking turns, and hand-eye coordination.
Salida STEAM* Snow
4:00 pm
 Salida STEAM* Snow
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 4:00 pm
Salida

Following a reading of Emily Jenkins’ Toys Meet Snow, children can try to build the tallest marshmallow snowmen, and...read more

Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 - 5 and their caregivers. (30 min)
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Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10 am & 11 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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).
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 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...read more
Salida Wiggle Worms
10 & 11 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 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)
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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).
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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 min)
Empire Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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, Jan. 31, 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, Jan. 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, Jan. 31, 3:30 pm
Modesto
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
   
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