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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Turkey Thankful Journal
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Turkey Thankful Journal
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keyes
Create a cute turkey journal using paper bags and recycled cereal boxes. Fill the pages with thankful thoughts and other fun activities!
Friends of the Newman Library Book Sale
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friends of the Newman Library Book Sale
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newman
Join us for our Friends of the Newman Library book sale. Shop a selection of gently used books for all ages, at bargain prices.
Oakdale’s CrafTeen Book Club: Nimona
3:00 pm
Oakdale’s CrafTeen Book Club: Nimona
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
Customize your own pencil case out of Ziploc bags and duct tape. The possibilities are endless! We will discuss the book Nimona by Noelle Stevenson as we craft, so make sure you pick up a copy beforehand.
Woven Bird Craft
3:30 pm
 Woven Bird Craft
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Learn basic weaving with this fun fall craft.  These birds are cute, quirky and looking for a friend.  
Gratitude Pie
3:30-4:30 pm
 Gratitude Pie
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Come create an interactive pie that reveals what you are thankful for using paper and simple craft supplies.  For ages 5 and up.
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Salt Dough Leaf Painting
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Salt Dough Leaf Painting
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keyes
Use the beautiful colors of autumn to paint a salt dough leaf keepsake. 
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Salida Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance Meeting
4:00 pm
Salida Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 12-18. The Salida Library has started a chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance!  Teens are encouraged to join us as we do a Harry Potter craft and work to promote positive change in our community through fandom and volunteering! Any interested parties are welcome a...read more
Teen Advisory Board
4 pm
 Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 pm
Patterson
Teens age 12 to 18 are welcome to join our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Teens and tweens who participate in TAB will have the opportunity to influence teen services and programs, gain leadership skills and have first access to volunteer opportunities at the library, in addition to earning community se...read more
Turlock Teen Advisory Board
4:00 pm
 Turlock Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4:00 pm
Turlock
We need your ideas! The board provides input on what kinds of programs and activities teens would like the library to provide.  During the hour long meeting, we brainstorm and discuss ideas for library activities and services for teens in Turlock.  Community service hours are earned by att...read more
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the whole family for Story Time, music and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
MoSt Poetry Book Club
6:30 - 7:30 pm
 MoSt Poetry Book Club
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 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 and adults can sh...read more
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Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Nov. 15, 3:30 pm - 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&re...read more
Great Valley Museum: Owl Pellets
4 pm
Great Valley Museum: Owl Pellets
Thursday, Nov. 15, 4 pm
Modesto
Learn about owls and predator-prey relationships during this hands-on STEAM* program presented by MJC (Modesto Junior College) Great Valley Museum Traveling Teachers.

*STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
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Coloring Day
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Coloring Day
Friday, Nov. 16, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes
Enjoy a relaxing day of coloring Thanksgiving and fall themed activity sheets!
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
3:30 pm
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
Friday, Nov. 16, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Get together with your friends and share your love of books!  This month's book selection is Legend by Marie Lu.  A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library.  Pizza and soda will be provided by the Friends of the Riverbank Library.  Join ...read more
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International Games Day
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
 International Games Day
Saturday, Nov. 17, 11:00 am - 4:00 pmInternational Games
Modesto

All ages are welcome to drop in to celebrate International Games Day!  We will provide games, but you are welcome to bring your own. Ages 13 and up can test out the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality gear, available in the library's Teen Ar...read more

STEAM* The Day the Crayons Quit
2 to 3 pm
 STEAM* The Day the Crayons Quit
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 to 3 pm
Newman
Join us for a reading of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. Afterward, children will have an opportunity to learn how to mix colors and paint color wheels. This STEAM* program is designed for children in kindergarten and older; children 4 and under must have direct supervision from p...read more
Crochet for Beginners
2 to 4 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 to 4 pm
Denair
Learn basic techniques from a crochet instructor. Please bring your own crochet hooks.  Yarn will be provided. 
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Girls Who Code
4:00 pm
 Girls Who Code
Monday, Nov. 19, 4:00 pm
Salida
Learn to create websites or code games! The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for girls in sixth through 12th grade who are interested in learning code. The club will meet every Monday for 10 weeks, starting Sept. 10. This is a cumulative program where girls will work together to ma...read more

Coding Club
5:00 pm
 Coding Club
Monday, Nov. 19, 5:00 pm
Salida
Code games at our Coding Club!  Coding Club will meet every Monday for 10 weeks starting September 10. Ages 9 and up welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start Aug. 6. Call the library at 209-543-7353 for more information. 

Turlock Library: Harry Potter Trivia!
6:00 pm
Turlock Library: Harry Potter Trivia!
Monday, Nov. 19, 6:00 pm
Turlock
How well do you know your Harry Potter trivia? Answer questions about the books and the movies! Show your skills and trivia knowledge with family and friends, or take no the challenge solo!

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Each team, limited to four people, must have at least o...read more
Modesto Library: The Well-beings
6:00 pm
Modesto Library: The Well-beings
Monday, Nov. 19, 6:00 pm
Modesto

Join us for our second meeting of books about mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. We will have books on display for check-out as well a...read more

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Rain Stick Instrument Craft
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Rain Stick Instrument Craft
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Waterford
Make your own musical rain stick to take home.  Ages 5 and up.
Owls and Turkeys Craft
4:00 pm
 Owls and Turkeys Craft
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Join us for a fun fall activity with pinecones! We will make owls and turkeys to celebrate the cool weather and fall season! All ages welcome. Children under 4 must have supervision from parents or adult guardians.
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Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting
4:00 pm
Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 4:00 pm
Waterford
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Waterford Library. Come by and support your local library.   
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Thanksgiving Holiday
All day
 Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, Nov. 22, All day
All Locations
Libraries are closed.
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Thanksgiving Holiday
All day
 Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, Nov. 23, All day
All Locations
Libraries are closed.
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Pine Cone Creatures
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Pine Cone Creatures
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman
Let your creativity flow by using a variety of craft supplies to make your own pine cone creatures. Make them into reindeer, elves, or other woodland creatures! You can even add some string to hang your pine cone creature from a tree.
Disney Trivia Night
6:00 pm
 Disney Trivia Night
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:00 pm
Salida
Adult and teen Mouseketeers (ages 15 and up), get your teammates together for Disney Trivia Night at the library! We’re celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary with a quiz and snacks. Disneybounding and costumes are encouraged, but not required.

We will be using the free K...read more

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Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres
This month our theme is B.Y.O.B (that's bring your own book). Instead of reading a selection chosen by the group, each member is encouraged to bring a book they have read and loved. We will share our selections with the group and hopefully get ideas for future good reads.
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 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, Nov. 28, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the whole family for Story Time, music and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
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Get a Start on Your Holiday Decorating
3:30 pm
Get a Start on Your Holiday Decorating
Thursday, Nov. 29, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Join us to make your own beautiful decorative star for the upcoming holiday season.   All ages are welcome, however children 5 and under will require direct supervision from parents or adult guardians.  
Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Nov. 29, 4 pm
Modesto
Like to read? So do we! Come hang out with us to discuss the featured comic book.This program is suggested for ages 8 and up. Call 209-558-7810 for more details.
Craft Day - New Year’s Crazy Party Hats
4 pm
Craft Day - New Year’s Crazy Party Hats
Thursday, Nov. 29, 4 pm
Denair
2019 is around the corner, and you're going to need a crazy party hat to celebrate!  We have a plethora of craft supplies and doodads to choose from to make some awesome headwear. All craft supplies will be provided.
Craft Day - Crazy Pencils
4 pm
 Craft Day - Crazy Pencils
Thursday, Nov. 29, 4 pm
Denair
Feeling crazy?  Accessorize a pencil with various craft supplies to create a writing implement masterpiece.  Pencils and accessories provided for this craft.
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Nov. 29, 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 Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge. Please contact the library to reserve your copy at 209-543-7353.
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Holiday Gift Tags
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Holiday Gift Tags
Friday, Nov. 30, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes
Create fun and festive gift tags by decorating and cutting out designs from colorful paint sample cards!
 
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