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 Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Mar. 25, 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 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Mar. 25, 10:15 & 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)
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Mar. 25, 10:30 am
Riverbank
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Stay and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Monday, Mar. 25, 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 Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move and Play
Monday, Mar. 25, 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!
Litterbug Story Time
11:00 am
 Litterbug Story Time
Monday, Mar. 25, 11:00 am
Riverbank Library
Children will learn about keeping their environment clean with this fun, interactive preschool program which includes stories, songs and games.  Join us right after our regular Story Time. 
Ceres Stay and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Stay and Play
Monday, Mar. 25, 11:00 am
Ceres
Stay and play with us for half an hour after Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms Story Time.  Puzzles and toys will be made available for a fun playtime! 
Coding Club: CS First Storytelling
4:00 pm
Coding Club: CS First Storytelling
Monday, Mar. 25, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 10 weeks as we work on our Storytelling skills using Computer Science and Scratch programing. Ages 9 and up welcome. Space is limited and registration is requi...read more

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FONL Book Sale
12:00 - 6:00 pm
 FONL Book Sale
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Newman Library
Join us for our Friends of the Newman Library Book Sale. Shop a selection of gently used books for all ages, at bargain prices.
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 10:00 am
Waterford
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
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 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 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 10:15 & 11:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
Stay and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 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.
Go Fish Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Go Fish Craft
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford Library
Join us for a fun time making Koinobori (Japanese flying fish) with basic craft supplies. Ages 5 and up.
Homework Club
3:30 pm
 Homework Club
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Join our after-school Homework Club and do your homework at the library. We'll have volunteer homework helpers on hand to help you with homework questions. For grades K-6 only. Registration required. Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 pm & Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm.
Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Children can design masterpieces with foam blocks, magnetic tiles, marble run, and a variety of other building materials.
Lucky Rainbow Crafts
4:00 pm
 Lucky Rainbow Crafts
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Craft away the afternoon! Join us for colorful rainbow crafts, featuring lucky penny spinners and marble painting! Free tickets will be available one hour prior to the event.
This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salida Library series.
 
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library using the library’s LEGO® and LEGO® DUPLO® blocks. LEGO® play helps children develop fine ...read more
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LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Open hours
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 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, Mar. 27, 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)
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
  Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 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)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 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)
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 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 Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 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 Stay and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Stay and Play
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 11:00 am
Ceres
Stay and play with us for half an hour after Preschool Story time and Wiggle Worms Story Times.  Puzzles and toys will be made available for a fun playtime! 
Rainbow Craft Day
3:00 pm
 Rainbow Craft Day
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 3:00 pm
Hughson Library
Come make a variety of rainbow inspired crafts including a 3-D rainbow and a rainbow suncatcher. 
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
DIA! Children’s Day, Book Day
3:30 pm
DIA! Children’s Day, Book Day
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Celebrate multiculture and children's literacy with us! Activities include bilingual storytime, a magic show with Magician/Illusionist Timothy James, Spanish folkloric dancers, information booths from various organizations, crafts, and free book giveaways to children while supplies last. 
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 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, Mar. 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
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Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Mar. 28, 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 3-5 and their adult caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Mar. 28, 10:00 am
Salida Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Hughson Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Mar. 28, 10:30 am
Hughson 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)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Mar. 28, 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. 
Homework Club
3:30 pm
 Homework Club
Thursday, Mar. 28, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Join our after-school Homework Club and do your homework at the library. We'll have volunteer homework helpers on hand to help you with homework questions. For grades K-6 only. Registration required. Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 pm & Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm.
Tween Book-to-Movie Club: Movie Showing
3:30 pm
Tween Book-to-Movie Club: Movie Showing
Thursday, Mar. 28, 3:30 pm
Salida Library
Designed for ages 8-12. Watch the movie, read the book, and discuss! Please contact the library to reserve a copy of the current book club selection The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo. Join us March 28 for a showing of animated film The Tale of Desperaux, and again on...read more
Cuckoo Craft
3:30 pm
 Cuckoo Craft
Thursday, Mar. 28, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Children will make a cuckoo out of colorful cardstock, inspired by the book Cuckoo by Lois Ehlert.
Art Day at the Library!
3:30 pm
 Art Day at the Library!
Thursday, Mar. 28, 3:30 pm
Ceres Library
Dot-to-Dot sheets, coloring sheets and watercolor painting will be made available for a fun afternoon at the Ceres Library. All ages are welcome. Make sure to dress for a mess! 
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Mar. 28, 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
Modesto Family Book Club
4:00 pm
 Modesto Family Book Club
Thursday, Mar. 28, 4:00 pm
Modesto Library
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion! We'll be talking about The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner at this meeting and we'll get started with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl for the April discussion.
Craft Day - Pasta Necklaces
4:00 pm
 Craft Day - Pasta Necklaces
Thursday, Mar. 28, 4:00 pm
Denair Library
Feeling creative? Come make a unique necklace out of wagon wheel pasta, beads, and other doodads. These crafting supplies will be provided and ready to go at the Denair Library.
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Thursday, Mar. 28, 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 minutes)
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Mar. 29, 10:30 am
Denair Library
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 LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Mar. 29, 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 Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salid...read more
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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 a.m.
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Mar. 30, 10:15 a.m.
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 minutes)
Salida Día
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
 Salida Día
Saturday, Mar. 30, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Salida Library
Come celebrate Día de los niños/ día de los libros, or Children's Book Day at the Salida Library. The library will offer crafts, activities and a special bilingual Story Time. A variety of service organizations will provide information to participants. Each child will reciev...read more
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