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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T(w)een Movie Afternoon: A Wrinkle in Time
3:00 pm
T(w)een Movie Afternoon: A Wrinkle in Time
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:00 pm
Salida
Tweens and Teens can beat the heat with a movie afternoon at the library.  Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time will be shown. The library will provide a beverage and popcorn. A Wrinkle in Time is rated PG.
 
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Children’s Craft: Tie-Dye Suncatcher
3:30 pm
Children’s Craft: Tie-Dye Suncatcher
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Make beautiful suncatchers using coffee filters and colorful dyes. 
MoSt Poetry Book Club
6:30 - 7:30 pm
 MoSt Poetry Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 6:30 - 7:30 pmMoSt Poetry Book Clu
Modesto
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 ...read more
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Pipe Cleaner Dragon
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Pipe Cleaner Dragon
Thursday, Jul. 19, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Twist and turn fuzzy pipe cleaners and top with fun googly eyes to create an adorable dragon!
Summer Fun Thursdays: Ice Cream Social
2 pm
Summer Fun Thursdays: Ice Cream Social
Thursday, Jul. 19, 2 pm
Patterson
Beat the summer heat by making ice cream at the library. All materials provided, while supplies last. 
Children and Teen Coloring Day
4 pm
 Children and Teen Coloring Day
Thursday, Jul. 19, 4 pm
Denair
Enjoy an hour of coloring.  We will provide coloring pages of varying skill levels as well as crayons, colored pencils, and markers.  Feel free to bring your own coloring supplies, however we ask that paint not brought into the library.
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Make Your Own Candle
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Make Your Own Candle
Friday, Jul. 20, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes
Adults and teens can create custom scented candles using essential oils and candle wax. We will provide a variety of food coloring and decorative ribbon to make your candle look as good as it will smell!
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
11 am
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Friday, Jul. 20, 11 am
Patterson
Learn how to speak and write basic Mandarin Chinese with native speaker Stephanie Chow. Advance registration required. You may register in person at the Patterson Library, or by calling 209-892-6473.
Summer Reading All Ages Coloring Day
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Summer Reading All Ages Coloring Day
Friday, Jul. 20, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmSummer Reading All A
Modesto

Relax this summer 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 travel/space themed coloring pages. Participants will have the opportunity t...read more

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Coding Club
3:00 pm
 Coding Club
Monday, Jul. 23, 3:00 pm
Salida
Create websites or code games at our Coding Club this summer!  Coding Club will meet every Monday for 10 weeks starting June 4. Ages 9 and up welcome. Kids are encouraged to bring their own laptops (sorry—no tablets or phones!) or sign up to use one of the library’s laptops. Space i...read more
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Ceres
Come enjoy a relaxing evening of puzzles at the library.  We will provide puzzles in a variety of difficulty levels, ranging from preschool to HARD.  All ages are welcome.  
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Keyes LEGO® Day
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Keyes LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keyes
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 a trademark of the LEGO group of companies....read more
Hughson LEGO® Day
2:00 to 3:00 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Hughson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®  and LEGO®  DUPLO® displays for the library.  LEGO® play helps children develop fine motor skills.  Children under 4 are welcome,...read more
Ocean Slime
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Ocean Slime
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman
Celebrate Shark Week by making ocean slime. Shark toys will be handed out, while supplies last. Slime is messy so make sure to dress accordingly. 
Gone Fishin’ Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Gone Fishin’ Craft
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Prepare to catch a big one! Discover the magic of magnets while crafting a fish and fishing pole. Ages 5 and up.
Ninja Day
4:00 pm
 Ninja Day
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 4:00 pm
Salida
Join us to test your ninja skills. Complete our obstacle course, craft your own ninja headband, and more! 
This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salida Library series.
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Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
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This month the Ceres Library Book Club will read Mudbound by Hillary Jordan.
 
In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Missi...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 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, Jul. 25, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the whole family for Story Time, music and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
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Harry Potter Day
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Harry Potter Day
Thursday, Jul. 26, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Join us for a Harry Potter celebration! Get sorted into your Hogwarts house, then design and color your own personalized crest!  If you recieve a special delivery from Hedwig during your sorting, you will win a prize!
Summer Fun Thursdays: Craft-a-Palooza
2 pm
Summer Fun Thursdays: Craft-a-Palooza
Thursday, Jul. 26, 2 pm
Patterson
We provide the crafting materials, you bring the imagination!
Map Ornament Craft
3:00-4:00 pm
 Map Ornament Craft
Thursday, Jul. 26, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waterford
Decoupage wooden stars with recycled road atlas maps. Ages 13 and up.
Newman LEGO® Day
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jul. 26, 3:00 - 4:00 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&re...read more
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Jul. 26, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 9-12. Join us to discuss your favorite books and participate in fun games and activities. This month’s book club selection is the graphic novel Swing it Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm. Please contact the library to reserve your copy at 209-543-7353.

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Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Jul. 26, 4 pm
Modesto
Like to read? So do we! come hang out on the last Thursday of the month for discussions, games, and activities featuring our comic book of the month. This program is suggested for ages 8 and up. Call 558-7810 for more details and find out the featured comic book for this month.
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Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
11 am
Free Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Friday, Jul. 27, 11 am
Patterson
Learn how to speak and write basic Mandarin Chinese with native speaker Stephanie Chow. Advance registration required. You may register in person at the Patterson Library, or by calling 209-892-6473.
Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Jul. 27, 3 pm
Patterson
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, Jul. 27, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Get together with your friends and share your love of books!  This month's book selection is Caraval by Stephanie Garber.  A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library.  Join us for the fun!
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Angry Birds!
1:00 - 3:00 pm
 Angry Birds!
Saturday, Jul. 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Newman
Live-action Angry Birds! Launch objects to destroy the towers where the piggies are hiding!
Classic Literature Book Club
3 pm
 Classic Literature Book Club
Saturday, Jul. 28, 3 pm
Denair
Please contact the Denair Library for information about this month's selection.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Denair Library during the month of June.
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Coding Club
3:00 pm
 Coding Club
Monday, Jul. 30, 3:00 pm
Salida
Create websites or code games at our Coding Club this summer!  Coding Club will meet every Monday for 10 weeks starting June 4. Ages 9 and up welcome. Kids are encouraged to bring their own laptops (sorry—no tablets or phones!) or sign up to use one of the library’s laptops. Space i...read more
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Jul. 30, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Ceres
Come enjoy a relaxing evening of puzzles at the library.  We will provide puzzles in a variety of difficulty levels, ranging from preschool to HARD.  All ages are welcome.  
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Map Coasters Craft
3:30 pm
 Map Coasters Craft
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Come make decoupage coasters at the library using maps of your favorite places! 
This craft is appropriate for teens and adults.
Art Tile Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Art Tile Craft
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Doodle on ceramic tiles with Sharpie pens to make coasters or wall art. Ages 5 and up.
Happy Birthday Harry!
4:00 pm
 Happy Birthday Harry!
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 4:00 pm
Salida
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with kid friendly games, activities, and crafts.
 This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salida Library series.
Harry Potter Trivia Night!
6:00 pm
 Harry Potter Trivia Night!
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 6:00 pm
Salida
Adults and teens, do you think you have the best O.W.L.’s at Hogwarts? Get your best teammates together for Harry Potter (Pub) Trivia Night at the library! Celebrate the 21st anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with a quiz, wizarding snacks and alcohol-free liba...read more

    
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