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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Microsoft Word and Résumé Basics Computer Class
12 to 2 pm
Microsoft Word and Résumé Basics Computer Class
Monday, Sep. 10, 12 to 2 pm
Ceres
Learn how to make your own résumé! This class covers the basics of using Microsoft Word and creating résumés, and will empower you to create a great looking CV.  Please sign up at the library, or ca...read more
Girls Who Code
4:00 pm
 Girls Who Code
Monday, Sep. 10, 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, Sep. 10, 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. 

Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Sep. 10, 5:30 - 7:00 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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Bingo
3:30 pm
 Bingo
Tuesday, Sep. 18, 3:30 pm
Empire
Bring the family for an afternoon of playing Bingo.
Duct Tape Pencil Pouches
3:30 pm
 Duct Tape Pencil Pouches
Tuesday, Sep. 18, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Make your very own pencil pouch out of colorful duct tape, just in time for the back-to-school season! 
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Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
MADWEEK* Behind the Scenes Tour
6 pm
MADWEEK* Behind the Scenes Tour
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 6 pm
Modesto
Go behind the scenes of the Modesto Library! Join us for a free, guided tour highlighting the building's current architectural features, as well as changes that have been made since the building opened in 1971. To take the tour, please meet at the fish tank inside the library. 

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Mini Geode STEAM* Activity
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Mini Geode STEAM* Activity
Thursday, Sep. 20, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Create a chemical reaction by mixing ingredients together, and watch as crystals form in the appearance of a geode. Add food coloring for reflective color and to personalize your creation! Because the geodes need additional time to finish forming crystals, participants may pick up their geodes the f...read more
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Sep. 20, 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.
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Earring Display
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Earring Display
Friday, Sep. 21, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes
Use an embroidery hoop and a selection of lace and fabric to craft a beautiful display to hold your earrings. 
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
3:30 pm
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
Friday, Sep. 21, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Get together with your friends and share your love of books!  This month's book selection is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.  A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library.  Join us for the fun!
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Microsoft Word and Résumé Basics Computer Class
12 to 2 pm
Microsoft Word and Résumé Basics Computer Class
Monday, Sep. 24, 12 to 2 pm
Ceres
Learn how to make your own résumé! This class covers the basics of using Microsoft Word and creating résumés, and will empower you to create a great looking CV.  Please sign up at the library, or ca...read more
Girls Who Code
4:00 pm
 Girls Who Code
Monday, Sep. 24, 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, Sep. 24, 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. 

Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Sep. 24, 5:30 - 7:00 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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Button Maker Craft
3:30 to 4:30 pm
 Button Maker Craft
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Waterford
Create cool buttons to wear and share.  Bring pictures, draw your own design, or use our preprinted images to make personalized buttons.
Harry Potter Fall Party
4:00 to 6:00 pm
 Harry Potter Fall Party
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Newman
What better way to celebrate the beginning of fall than with a Hogwarts themed celebration? Join us to party with Muggles, wizards and witches. Come dressed in the colors of your favorite house and enjoy some fun activities, crafts and snacks. 
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Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres
This month the Ceres Library Book Club will read Crown of Dust by Mary Volmer.

The gold rush has taken hold of the Wild West. Pioneers from around the country congregate in makeshift settlements like Motherlode in hopes of striking it rich. It’s here that Alex, di...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 3:30 pm
Patterson
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Sudoku Day
Open hours
 Sudoku Day
Thursday, Sep. 27, Open hours
Denair
All ages are welcome to attend Sudoku day.  Sudoku puzzles of various difficulty will be provided, as well as pencils and pens.  Completed puzzles will be displayed at the Denair Library following the event.
Ceres LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Ceres LEGO® Day
Thursday, Sep. 27, 3:30 pm
Ceres

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 parent...read more

Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Sep. 27, 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 All Summer Long by Hope Larson. 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, Sep. 27, 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 209-558-7810 for more details and to find out the featured comic book for this month.
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Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Sep. 28, 3 pm
Patterson
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh. Please bring your own crochet hooks.  Yarn will be provided. 
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Papier-Mâché Owl
2 to 4 pm
 Papier-Mâché Owl
Saturday, Sep. 29, 2 to 4 pm
Newman
Create a cute decorative owl out of papier-mâché and other supplies, just in time for fall. This craft is fun for the whole family, and will be available to make while supplies last.
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