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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Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres Library
This month we will be reading Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks and Gangstas in the Public Library, by Don Borchert.

 Don Borchert was a short-order cook, door-to-door salesman, telemarketer, and Christmas-tree-chopper before landing a job in a California library. He never could have pre...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Character Bottle Planters
3:00 pm
 Character Bottle Planters
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 3:00 pm
Hughson Library
Craft creative character planters out of a plastic bottle bottom. 
 
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
MoSt Poetry Book Club
6:30 - 7:30 pm
 MoSt Poetry Book Club
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Modesto Library
Join us for a quarterly poetry book club sponsored by the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt) and the Friends of the Modesto Library. Each meeting will focus on a different book of poetry. Teens and adults can share their fa...read more
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Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Apr. 25, 3:30 pm - 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
Tween Book-to-Movie Club
4:00 pm
 Tween Book-to-Movie Club
Thursday, Apr. 25, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Designed for ages 8-12. Watch the movie, read the book, and discuss! Join us for a book discussion, games and activities around our current book club selection, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Please contact the library about reserving a copy of the book at 209-543-7353.&...read more
Modesto Family Book Club
4:00 pm
 Modesto Family Book Club
Thursday, Apr. 25, 4:00 pm
Modesto Library
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion!  We'll be talking about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and get you started on the The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett for the May discussion.
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Crochet Club
3:00 pm
 Crochet Club
Friday, Apr. 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. 
Modesto DIY Kids: Earthquake Table
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto DIY Kids: Earthquake Table
Friday, Apr. 26, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library
Build marshmallow and toothpick towers and try to topple them on our earthquake table at this STEAM program. Children must be supervised by an adult.
STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
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International Tabletop Day!
All Day
 International Tabletop Day!
Saturday, Apr. 27, All Day
Turlock Library

Join us to celebrate International Tabletop Day with a day-long gaming event! Bring your favorite board games or choose games from our collection! Bring your friends, or meet some new people to play alongside! &nb...read more

Family Game Day
3:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Saturday, Apr. 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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Painting for Adults
4:00 pm
 Painting for Adults
Monday, Apr. 29, 4:00 pm
Patterson Library
We'll teach you step-by-step how to paint a landscape. All materials are provided free of charge. Registration required. To register, please visit or call 209-892-6473. 
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Newman LEGO® Derby Tournament
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman LEGO® Derby Tournament
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
Build a LEGO® race car and compete against others in a tournament on the race track. Put your LEGO® Derby Car on display at the library. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
Disclaimer: LEGO...read more
STEAM* Challenges
4:00 pm
 STEAM* Challenges
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Test your engineering skills! Make a popsicle stick bridge strong enough to hold up a pile of books, design a boat that can float with a stack of pennies on board, and build a tower from index cards, tape, and paper clips.  
(*STEAM= Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
Thi...read more
    
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