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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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
All Day
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Monday, Jan. 21, All Day
All Locations
All Libraries are closed.
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CrafTeen Book Club
3:00 pm
 CrafTeen Book Club
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3:00 pm
Oakdale Library
Have you read the best book ever? Tell us all about it. Join us for our monthly teen crafty book club, where we talk about books and make crafts. This month, we will  be making removable window clings. 
 
Game Day
3:30 pm
 Game Day
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3:30 pm
Empire
Kids of all ages can spend an afternoon of fun playing a variety of board games. 
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Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres Library
Discussion of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wall

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette&...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
MoSt Poetry Book Club
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 MoSt Poetry Book Club
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 pm - 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. Teen...read more
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Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
Thursday, Jan. 24, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
(January 24, 4:00-8:00 p.m.; January 25, 9:00 am-7:00 pm; January 26, 9:00 am-5:00 pm)

Turlock Library
The Turlock Friends are hosting their popular annual booksale at the First United Methodist Church at 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock. The sale begins with a Members Only Night on Thursday, January 24 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. You can sign up or renew your membership at the door. The public sale will be from 9:...read more
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jan. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 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® is ...read more
Tween Book-to-Movie Club: Movie Showing
3:30 pm
Tween Book-to-Movie Club: Movie Showing
Thursday, Jan. 24, 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 How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Join us January 24 for a showing of the DreamWorks Animation Studio film, How to Tra...read more
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Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
Friday, Jan. 25, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
(January 24, 4:00-8:00 p.m.; January 25, 9:00 am-7:00 pm; January 26, 9:00 am-5:00 pm)

Turlock Library
The Turlock Friends are hosting their popular annual booksale at the First United Methodist Church at 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock. The sale begins with a Members Only Night on Thursday, January 24 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. You can sign up or renew your membership at the door. The public sale will be from 9:...read more
Crochet for Beginners
3:00 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Jan. 25, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh. Please bring your own crochet hooks.  Yarn will be provided. 
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
3:30 pm
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
Friday, Jan. 25, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Get together with your friends and share your love of books! This month's book selection is They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera. A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Riverbank Library. Join u...read more
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Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
Saturday, Jan. 26, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(January 24, 4:00-8:00 p.m.; January 25, 9:00 am-7:00 pm; January 26, 9:00 am-5:00 pm)

Turlock Library
The Turlock Friends are hosting their popular annual booksale at the First United Methodist Church at 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock. The sale begins with a Members Only Night on Thursday, January 24 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. You can sign up or renew your membership at the door. The public sale will be from 9:...read more
Tabletop Board Game Day @ the Modesto Library
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tabletop Board Game Day @ the Modesto Library
Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:00 am - 4:00 pmTabletop Board Game
Modesto Library
All ages are invited to drop in and play board games at the Modesto Library. Tweens and teens will enjoy learning and playing NME (3 player chess). We will provide the games but you are welcome to bring your own. Don't miss out on the fun! 
Crochet for Beginners
2:00 to 4:00 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Denair
Learn basic techniques from a crochet instructor. Please bring your own crochet hooks. Yarn will be provided. 
STEAM* Hoop Genius
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 STEAM* Hoop Genius
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newman
Join us for a reading of Hoop Genius by John Coy. Afterward, children will have an opportunity to investigate different balls' abilities to bounce and represent the data they collect graphically. STEAM* Works is designed for children in Kindergarten and older; children 4 and under must ...read more
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Coding Club: CS First Storytelling
4:00 pm
Coding Club: CS First Storytelling
Monday, Jan. 28, 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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Perler Bead Headphone Case
3:30 pm
 Perler Bead Headphone Case
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 3:30 pmPerler Bead Headphon
Riverbank
Make your very own custom headphone cord case out of perler beads!  This craft is for ages 9 and up.  
Great Valley Museum: Astronomy
4:00 pm
 Great Valley Museum: Astronomy
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Best for grades 3-6. Join us for a hands-on introduction to astronomy. Pin point constellations, learn the moon phases, explore planets in our Solar System and discover theory of general relativity. Free tickets will be given out one hour before the event.
This program is part of ...read more
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Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
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All Ages Coloring Day
3:30 pm
 All Ages Coloring Day
Thursday, Jan. 31, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Explore your creative side with our art materials. We will provide coloring sheets, watercolor paints, markers and more for you to let your creativity fly! 
Craft Day - Bookmark Creations
4:00 pm
 Craft Day - Bookmark Creations
Thursday, Jan. 31, 4:00 pm
Denair
We hope you plan to discover some awesome books this year. To help, we're having a day full of bookmark creations to aid you in your reading adventures. Craft supplies will be provided for a variety of bookmark possibilites.
Modesto Family Book Club
4:00 pm
 Modesto Family Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 31, 4:00 pm
Modesto Library
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion! We'll get you started and meet you next month to talk about the book. This month we're reading My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett.
  
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