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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Coding Club: CS First Art
4:00 pm
 Coding Club: CS First Art
Monday, Sep. 9, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 8 weeks and create animations, interactive artwork, and other artistic projects using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Ages 9-14 welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start August 12. Call the library at 209-543-7315 for...read more

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Modesto Coloring Day!
Open Hours
 Modesto Coloring Day!
Friday, Sep. 13, Open HoursModesto Coloring Day
Modesto Library
All ages can join us to unwind and have fun in a comfortable environment. Colored pencils, crayons, and a variety of artistic designs will be available at the Children's Information Desk. 
Crochet Club
3:00 pm
 Crochet Club
Friday, Sep. 13, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh, or just come and hang out with other crochet learners and enthusiasts. Please bring your own crochet hooks. Yarn will be provided. 
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Salida Talk Like a Pirate Day
10:00 am- 6:00 pm
 Salida Talk Like a Pirate Day
Thursday, Sep. 19, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
Salida Library
It’s National Talk Like a Pirate Day! Talk like a pirate to the librarian at the Information Desk to earn some treasure. 
Q-Tip Art
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Q-Tip Art
Thursday, Sep. 19, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Waterford Library
Make beautiful art using Q-tips and watercolors. Ages 13 and up. 
Straw Towers
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Straw Towers
Thursday, Sep. 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Ceres Library
Practice your engineering skills by building towers out of straws and tape. How high can you build with a limited number of straws? Do some kinds of straws make better towers than others? Come find out!Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision. 
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Teen Health and Wellness: Self Care
3:00 pm
Teen Health and Wellness: Self Care
Friday, Sep. 20, 3:00 pm
Riverbank Library
Teens: stop by to learn about the benefits of self-care. Local teen Avni Parmar will lead you through an assessment on self-care and discuss activities to promote self-care. 
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
3:30 pm
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
Friday, Sep. 20, 3:30 pmRiverbank Library Te
Riverbank Library
Get together with your friends and share your love of books! This month's book selection is The Iron Trial  by Holly Black. 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 us fo...read more
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10th Annual Local Author Fair
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 10th Annual Local Author Fair
Saturday, Sep. 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm10th Annual Local Au
Modesto Library
Meet local authors at the Stanislaus County Library's 10th Annual Local Author Fair! The fair will feature selections for children, teens and adults in various genres. Books will be available for sale from the authors. The Local Author Fair will be held on the portico of the library.
Modesto Author Visit: Robert Trujillo
10:30 am
Modesto Author Visit: Robert Trujillo
Saturday, Sep. 21, 10:30 am
Modesto Library
Author, Robert Liu-Trujillo, joins us at Bilingual Story Time to read his book Furquan's First Flat Top. Afterward, he'll talk about how he writes and illustrates books!
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Coding Club: CS First Art
4:00 pm
 Coding Club: CS First Art
Monday, Sep. 23, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 8 weeks and create animations, interactive artwork, and other artistic projects using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Ages 9-14 welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start August 12. Call the library at 209-543-7315 for...read more

Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
5:30 pm
 Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
Monday, Sep. 23, 5:30 pmJigsaw Puzzle Compet
Modesto Library
Teens and adults, join us at our first ever Jigsaw Puzzle Competition! Create your own team of up to 4 people and race against others to complete the puzzle. Every team will get the same 500 piece puzzle to work on. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest 3 teams. Snacks will be provided. Reserve your...read more
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Modesto Hour of Code
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto Hour of Code
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library
Log on to code.org for an hour of fun coding activities. Bring your own device and learn some simple coding activities. Don't have a computer? There are a limited number of laptops available and some non-computer coding activities.
Boat-a-Palooza
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Boat-a-Palooza
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
Use your engineering skills to construct your own boat using recycled items and objects from nature. Next, test your boat's floating ability in a pool of water.
Family Game Day
4:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Game on at the Salida Library! Challenge your family members to board game competitions, video game tournaments and more. The Nintendo Switch will be available for use, along with the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset*.*Oculus Rift is only for ages 13 and up. 
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Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres Library
This month we will be reading Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home, by Rhoda Janzen.Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world turned upside down. It was bad enough that her husband of fifteen years left her for Bob, a guy he met on Gay.com, but that same week a car acc...read more
Chess Club
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Denair Library
BYOB, that is, Bring Your Own Board (and pieces, clocks, etc.) to the Denair Library for a nice, friendly game of chess. Chess puzzles will also be available to solve. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome. These will be unranked, fun games of chess. Come by and meet f...read more
Knit & Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Knit & Crochet Class
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:00 pm
Waterford Library
Learn to knit and crochet while socializing with others who share similar interests. Please call for information on recommended supplies and class confirmation. 209-874-2191
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library using the library’s blocks. 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...read more
Teen Health & Wellness: Self-Care
4:00 pm
Teen Health & Wellness: Self-Care
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Teens: Stop by to learn about the benefits of self-care. Local teen Avni Parmar will lead you through an assessment on self-care and discuss activities to promote self-care. 
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Pushing the Limits: Tradition
1:00 pm
 Pushing the Limits: Tradition
Thursday, Sep. 26, 1:00 pm
Patterson Library
Join this special book club/science cafe and explore how humans push the limits of tradition. Pick up the book Station Eleven at the Patterson Library. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Light refreshments provided. 
Hughson LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Thursday, Sep. 26, 3:00 pm
Hughson Library
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 adult supervision. Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Sep. 26, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
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.
Modesto Family Book Club: The Golden Age of Pirates
4:00 pm
Modesto Family Book Club: The Golden Age of Pirates
Thursday, Sep. 26, 4:00 pmModesto Family Book
Modesto Library
Come together for a fun family read-aloud discussion and activities related to this month's book, The Golden Age of Pirates. Then we'll wrap up with a reading from next month's selection. 
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Crochet Club
3:00 pm
 Crochet Club
Friday, Sep. 27, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh, or just come and hang out with other crochet learners and enthusiasts. Please bring your own crochet hooks. Yarn will be provided. 
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Coding Club: CS First Art
4:00 pm
 Coding Club: CS First Art
Monday, Sep. 30, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 8 weeks and create animations, interactive artwork, and other artistic projects using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Ages 9-14 welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start August 12. Call the library at 209-543-7315 for...read more

     
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