Events & 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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Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, May. 21, 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.  
Shakespeare for All: Much Ado About Nothing
6 pm
Shakespeare for All: Much Ado About Nothing
Monday, May 21, 6 pm
Modesto
Shakespeare for All presents the Bard's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing! 
Shakespeare for All is in collaboration with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and is a program for the community by the community.
 
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Hot Air Balloon Craft
3:00 pm
 Hot Air Balloon Craft
Tuesday, May 22, 3:00 pm
Hughson
Kick off the start of the Summer Reading Challenge by making a hot air balloon out of paper. 

 
Summer Reading Luau
3 pm
 Summer Reading Luau
Tuesday, May 22, 3 pm
Patterson
Aloha! Join us for a luau-themed family fun program. We will have games, prizes, and activities for the whole family, as well as an island-themed refreshment. Gather the family, throw on your favorite Hawaiian shirt, and sail over to the library for a few hours of fun as we kick off our Summer Readi...read more
Rock Painting
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Rock Painting
Tuesday, May 22, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Newman
Design and paint a rock to hide in your community or in your own yard! All materials provided.
Reading Takes You Everywhere
4:00 pm
 Reading Takes You Everywhere
Tuesday, May 22, 4:00 pm
Salida
Kick off the start of the Summer Reading Challenge by celebrating our theme for the summer: Reading Takes You Everywhere! Enjoy activities, crafts, and games from various countries around the world. 

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, May 23, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres
Join us for a discussion of The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo.

Yangsze Choo’s stunning debut, The Ghost Bride, is a startlingly original novel infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpe...read more
Adult Coloring Day
2:00 pm
 Adult Coloring Day
Wednesday, May 23, 2:00 pm
Salida
Coloring is not just for kids! Add some color to your world and join us for an hour of relaxation and mindfulness. Adults can join us to unwind and have fun in a comfortable environment. Colored pencils, crayons, and a variety of artistic designs will be available.

For ages 14 and up. Sig...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, May. 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, May. 23, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
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Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, May. 24, 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
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, May 24, 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 Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm. Please contact the library to reserve your copy at 209-543-7353.

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Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, May. 25, 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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Summer Reading Kick-off Event
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Summer Reading Kick-off Event
Saturday, May 26, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Turlock
Celebrate the start of our Summer Reading Challenge on the lawn outside of the Turlock Library.  Wear your play clothes to enjoy fun and messy activities including tie-dying and spin art.  

The tie-dying activity is designed is for ages 14 and up; younger children must have an a...read more
Classic Literature Book Club
3 pm
 Classic Literature Book Club
Saturday, May 26, 3 pm
Denair
Join us for our Classic Literature Book Club.  The book selection for May will be chosen at the April 28 meeting.  Please contact the Denair Library following the April meeting to find out the May book selection. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Denair Library durin...read more
Salida Teen Advisory Board
3:00 pm
 Salida Teen Advisory Board
Saturday, May 26, 3:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 12 to 18. Teens! Want your opinion heard? Share your ideas on teen library programs and services and earn community service credit. Bring a friend, or make a new one! For more information, call 209-543-7353. 
 
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Memorial Day
All day
 Memorial Day
Monday, May 28, All day
All Locations
Libraries are closed.
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DIY Bouncy Ball
1:00 pm
 DIY Bouncy Ball
Tuesday, May 29, 1:00 pm
Hughson
Come make your own bouncy ball using glue, cornstarch, borax, and the color of your choice.  This craft will take an hour to make. 
Oakdale Library Escape: A Harry Potter Adventure
3:30 pm
Oakdale Library Escape: A Harry Potter Adventure
Tuesday, May 29, 3:30 pm
Oakdale
Teens can travel to Hogwarts in this escape room adventure.  Participants will use clues hidden in the room to find the Sorcerer's Stone. 

Advance registration is required. Call 209-847-4204 to sign up.
May Flowers
4:00 pm
 May Flowers
Tuesday, May 29, 4:00 pm
Salida
Craft the afternoon away at the library and make flowers out of tissue paper. Create your own flower arrangement to take home.
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Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, May. 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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Harry Potter Party
3:00 pm
 Harry Potter Party
Thursday, May 31, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
Help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts with Harry Potter themed crafts.
Modesto Comix Club: Slime Edition
4 pm
Modesto Comix Club: Slime Edition
Thursday, May 31, 4 pmModesto Comix Club:
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 month we're reading Squish by Jennifer Holm. Read any of the adventures of this comic book-loving, twinkie-eating grade school ...read more
Salida Teen Study Group
4:30 pm
 Salida Teen Study Group
Thursday, May. 31, 4:30 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 13-18. Come to the Salida Library to study with your peers and help each other succeed! Tables will be reserved for study time, and snacks will be provided. 
 
Coloring for Adults
5 pm
 Coloring for Adults
Thursday, May 31, 5 pm
Denair
Get in touch with your artistic side and relax as you color complex, advanced coloring sheets.  We will carefully select and provide the coloring pages, crayons, markers, and coloring pencils for this program.  You are welcome to bring your own supplies, however we ask that paint not be br...read more
  
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