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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Turlock Library Book Club
10:30 am
 Turlock Library Book Club
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10:30 am
Turlock
This month's selection is The Tenth Circle, by Jodi Picoult.

When the daughter of a comic book artist claims she has been raped at a party and her friends turn against her, she runs away to Alaska and her father must face his own violent past as he tries to find her...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting
4:00 pm
Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 4:00 pm
Waterford
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Waterford Library. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month in the library.  ...read more
Adulting 101: Turning 18: How the Law Affects You
6:00 pm
Adulting 101: Turning 18: How the Law Affects You
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6:00 pmAdulting 101: Turnin
Modesto
Join us at the Modesto Library for a series of free Adulting programs. Each monthly program will feature a topic that will help you learn valuable "adult" skills. This program series is designed for ages 16 to 25, but all ages are welcome.

This month's program will focu...read more
Friends of Turlock Public Library Board Meeting
6:30 pm
Friends of Turlock Public Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6:30 pm
Turlock
Community members are invited to attend the Friends of the Turlock Public Library monthly board meeting.   Come by and support your local library! 
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Friends of the Riverbank Library Monthly Meeting
5:00 pm
Friends of the Riverbank Library Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:00 pm
Riverbank
The Friends of the Riverbank Library meet the first Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm. Come by and support your local library.
 
 
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International Games Day @ the Modesto Library
1 to 4 pm
International Games Day @ the Modesto Library
Saturday, Nov. 4, 1 to 4 pmInternational Games
Modesto
Celebrate International Games Day with the Modesto Library. All ages are welcome to drop in to play with fellow players. We will provide games, but you are welcome to bring your own. Don’t miss out on all of the fun!

This event will take place in...read more
Newman LEGO Derby Race Day
1:30 pm
 Newman LEGO Derby Race Day
Saturday, Nov. 4, 1:30 pm
Newman
Children and teens will have the opportunity to build LEGO derby race cars, and compete in friendly races.  LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills.  Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
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Moms Club
10:00 am
 Moms Club
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10:00 am
Patterson
For stay-at-home mothers who would like to connect with other stay-at-home mothers. We encourage you to come with your children, make new friends, and have fun.
Modesto Scholastic Book Fair
3 - 7 pm
 Modesto Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 3 - 7 pmModesto Scholastic B
Modesto
At the Scholastic Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for children and teens, as well as books of interest to parents – and grandparents!  Mark your calendar for a visit from Clifford the Bi...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
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Caregiver College: How to Navigate Home Healthcare, Know Your Resources
12 to 1 pm
Caregiver College: How to Navigate Home Healthcare, Know Your Resources
Thursday, Nov. 9, 12 to 1 pm
Turlock
This free meeting will offer practical information to help you become a better caregiver.  This month's topic is "How to Navigate Home Healthcare, Know Your Resources."  A free lunch will be provided.

Advance registration is required, please call 209-578-6300 for m...read more

West Side Readers Book Club
1 pm
 West Side Readers Book Club
Thursday, Nov. 9, 1 pm
Patterson
Join our book club for interesting reads and thought-provoking discussions. 
Modesto Scholastic Book Fair
10 am - 7 pm
 Modesto Scholastic Book Fair
Thursday, Nov. 9, 10 am - 7 pmModesto Scholastic B
Modesto
At the Scholastic Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for children and teens, as well as books of interest to parents – and grandparents!  Mark your calendar for a visit from Clifford the Bi...read more
Adult/Teen Seed Ball Craft
3 to 4 pm
 Adult/Teen Seed Ball Craft
Thursday, Nov. 9, 3 to 4 pm
Waterford
Beautify the world by making seed balls containing wildflower seeds, and sending them out to sprout. Ages 13 and up.
Newman LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Newman LEGO Day
Thursday, Nov. 9, 3:30 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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Modesto Scholastic Book Fair
10 am - 4 pm
 Modesto Scholastic Book Fair
Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 am - 4 pm Modesto Scholastic B
Modesto
At the Scholastic Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for children and teens, as well as books of interest to parents – and grandparents!  Mark your calendar for a visit from Clifford the Bi...read more
Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class
3:00 pm
Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class
Saturday, Nov. 11, 3:00 pm
Salida
The Modesto Money Mavens will offer tips on how to save money and find bargains. 
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Extreme Coupon Class!
5:30 pm
 Extreme Coupon Class!
Monday, Nov. 13, 5:30 pm
Turlock
The Modesto Money Mavens will present a fun and informative class on ways to save time and money while shopping, just in time for the holidays!  Learn tips, tricks, and smart-phone apps that may save you money. A variety of materials, and coupons, will be given away during the class.
Tech Connect
6 to 7 pm
 Tech Connect
Monday, Nov. 13, 6 to 7 pm
Ceres
Join us to learn how to use the many apps the library provides for eBooks, eMagazines, digital audiobooks, movies and learning foreign languages. Library card holders can access these apps through the library, absolutely free of charge!

Bring your smartphone, tablet, or an eReader with in...read more
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Salida Library Book Club
10:00 am
 Salida Library Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 10:00 am
Salida
This month the book club will discuss The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards.  A limited number of copies are available at the circulation desk.  For more information, contact Isabel at (209) 543-7315.  

Kim Edwards's stunning novel begins on a wi...read more
Better Living: Financial Well-Being
4:30 pm
Better Living: Financial Well-Being
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4:30 pm
Patterson
This life hacks library series is led by certified life coach Carolyne Njogu. This month's topic focuses on financial well-being. 
Friends of the Empire Library Meeting
5:00 pm
Friends of the Empire Library Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 5:00 pm
Empire
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Empire Library. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month in the library.  Come by and support your local library.
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National Bundt Cake Day!
10 am to 8 pm
 National Bundt Cake Day!
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10 am to 8 pm
Turlock
November 15 is National Bundt Cake Day!  To celebrate, the library will share a variety of cake recipes.  Stop by the library to pick up a new recipe (or several new recipes!) and try a delicious new experience!
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
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Adult and Teen Coloring Day
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Adult and Teen Coloring Day
Friday, Nov. 17, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes
Join us for a relaxing day of coloring!  Choose from a selection of detailed coloring sheets, including coloring pages of magical creatures from the Harry Potter series . Materials will be provided.
Mystery Lovers Book Club
10:30 am
 Mystery Lovers Book Club
Friday, Nov. 17, 10:30 am
Turlock
This month's selection is The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen.

It seems like an ordinary skull -- but it isn't. And for forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, this discovery will draw her into a frigh...read more
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STEAM* Craft - Pumpkin Slime
1:30 pm
 STEAM* Craft - Pumpkin Slime
Saturday, Nov. 18, 1:30 pm
Newman
Join us for this special pumpkin themed STEAM* program.  Following a reading from Wendy Pfeffer's book From Seed to Pumpkin, participants will make pumpkin slime using regular household items.  This can be a messy project, so please dress accordingly.  This craft pro...read more
Hearthstone at the Library
3 to 5 pm
 Hearthstone at the Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 pm
Denair
The Denair Library will be hosting a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering.  Come discuss the digital card game and play with fellow Hearthstone enthusiasts in the area.  
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Marbled Leaves
2 to 5 pm
 Marbled Leaves
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2 to 5 pm
Hughson
Adults and teens are invited to make decorative marbled leaves.  These leaves are perfect for decorating a holiday table.
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Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
 Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres
We know this is a busy month for a lot of people, so for this meeting we encourage you to bring your own book! 

Bring a book that you've read and loved to tell us about.  This is one of the best ways to find new books and new authors to read.
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Folded Book Art
6:00 pm
 Folded Book Art
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 6:00 pm
Turlock
Learn the art of book folding, a fun way to give old books a new life as striking works of art!
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VA Mobile Medical Outreach
10 am - 2 pm
 VA Mobile Medical Outreach
Monday, Nov. 27, 10 am - 2 pm
Modesto
VA Mobile Medical Outreach will provide medical services and benefit information to our Veteran community at the Modesto Library.  No appointment necessary, simply check-in inside the library.  Enrollment Specialist, Medical Provider, Veterans Service Officers on site. If available, please...read more
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Nov. 27, 1:30 pm
Oakdale
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Oakdale Library. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at 1:30 pm in the Oakdale Library's Community Room.  Come by and support your local library.   
Tech Connect
6 to 7 pm
 Tech Connect
Monday, Nov. 27, 6 to 7 pm
Ceres
Join us to learn how to use the many apps the library provides for eBooks, eMagazines, digital audiobooks, movies and learning foreign languages. Library card holders can access these apps through the library, absolutely free of charge!

Bring your smartphone, tablet, or an eReader with in...read more
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Oakdale Library Book Club
11:30 am
 Oakdale Library Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11:30 am
Oakdale
This month the book club will discuss The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen.

The ghost of a real-life historical figure helps elderly Cathe...read more
Riverbank Library Book Club
4 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.
 
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Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Rock Painting
3:30 pm
 Rock Painting
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Show us your creativity by painting a medium sized rock. Then, keep it or place it out somewhere in your community to brighten someone's day. Registration required. To register, call (209) 892-6473. 
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