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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Game Day
3:30 pm
 Game Day
Thursday, Mar. 1, 3:30 pm
Modesto
Get your game on! Bring the family and play giant versions of Jenga, dominos, and more! Ginormous fun? You bet! Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision. 
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration
3:30 pm
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration
Thursday, Mar. 1, 3:30 pm
Oakdale
Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss'  birthday with crafts inspired by his books.
Oakdale Free VITA Tax Prep
4:00 - 7:30 pm
 Oakdale Free VITA Tax Prep
Thursday, Mar. 1, 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Oakdale
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-847-4204 to sign up. 
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Salida Free VITA Tax Prep
4 to 7:30 pm
 Salida Free VITA Tax Prep
Monday, Mar. 5, 4 to 7:30 pm
Salida
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. The tax prep sessions will be held at the library on Mondays starting Feb. 5 and ending March 26.  Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-543-7315 to sign up....read more
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Mar. 5, 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.  
Tax Basics & College Financial Planning
6 to 7 pm
Tax Basics & College Financial Planning
Monday, Mar. 5, 6 to 7 pm
Turlock
A representative from H&R Block will discuss important topics such as The PATH Act, and tax reform changes. The representative will be available to answer questions regarding tax forms, tax credits, and how to prepare financially for college.
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Friends of the Oakdale Library Book Sale
10 am to 7 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Book Sale
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 10 am to 7 pm
Oakdale
Stop by the Gene Bianchi Community Center to purchase gently used books. The Bianchi Center is located next to the library at 110 S 2nd Ave, Oakdale, CA 95361.
Friends of the Riverbank Library Monthly Meeting
5:00 pm
Friends of the Riverbank Library Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 5:00 pm
Riverbank
The Friends of the Riverbank Library meet the first Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm. Come by and support your local library.
 
 
Friends of the Newman Library Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm
Friends of the Newman Library Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 6:00 pm
Newman
The Friends of the Newman Library meet the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Come by and support your local library.
 
 
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Friends of the Oakdale Library Book Sale
10 am to 7 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Book Sale
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 10 am to 7 pm
Oakdale
Stop by the Gene Bianchi Community Center to purchase gently used books. The Bianchi Center is located next to the library at 110 S 2nd Ave, Oakdale, CA 95361.
Turlock Library Book Club
10:30 am
 Turlock Library Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 10:30 am
Turlock
This month's selection is What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg.

In San Francisco, two sisters visit their mother who walked out on the family 30 years earlier to devote herself to art. Now she has cancer and may die. One of the sisters is only doing it to please the other...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 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, Mar. 7, 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
Riverbank Free VITA Tax Prep
4 to 7:30 pm
 Riverbank Free VITA Tax Prep
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 4 to 7:30 pm
Riverbank
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. The tax prep sessions will be held at the library on Wednesdays starting Feb. 7 and ending March 28.  Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-869-7008 to sign ...read more
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the whole family for Story Time, music, and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Meeting
6:30 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 6:30 pm
Turlock
All are invited to attend the monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Turlock Public Library. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month in the libr...read more
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Panda Bookmark
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Panda Bookmark
Thursday, Mar. 8, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Kids can create fun panda bookmarks to mark the corners of their pages!
Friends of the Oakdale Library Book Sale
10 am to 3 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Book Sale
Thursday, Mar. 8, 10 am to 3 pm
Oakdale
Stop by the Gene Bianchi Community Center to purchase gently used books. The Bianchi Center is located next to the library at 110 S 2nd Ave, Oakdale, CA 95361.
West Side Readers Book Club
1 pm
 West Side Readers Book Club
Thursday, Mar. 8, 1 pm
Patterson
Join our book club for interesting reads and thought-provoking discussions. 
Design a Stamp
3 to 4 pm
 Design a Stamp
Thursday, Mar. 8, 3 to 4 pm
Waterford
Celebrate Teen Tech Week! Ages 13 and up can use foam sheets and foam board to design and create their own stamps. 
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Mar. 8, 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.

Disclaimer: LEGO...read more
Oakdale Free VITA Tax Prep
4:00 - 7:30 pm
 Oakdale Free VITA Tax Prep
Thursday, Mar. 8, 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Oakdale
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-847-4204 to sign up. 
Friends of the Hughson Library Meeting
5:00 pm
Friends of the Hughson Library Meeting
Thursday, Mar. 8, 5:00 pm
Hughson
The Friends of the Hughson Library meet bi-monthly at the Hughson Library. Come by and support your local library.
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Coloring Day!
Open hours
 Coloring Day!
Friday, Mar. 9, Open hours
Modesto
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. 
Mystery Lovers Book Club
10:30 am
 Mystery Lovers Book Club
Friday, Mar. 9, 10:30 am
Turlock
This month's selection is Still Life by Louise Penny.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local f...read more
Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Mar. 9, 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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Family Story Time
10 am
 Family Story Time
Saturday, Mar. 10, 10 am
Oakdale
Bring the whole family for Story Time, music, and movement.
Saturday Stories and Art: Flower Garden
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday Stories and Art: Flower Garden
Saturday, Mar. 10, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Modesto
Join us in the Modesto Library auditorium for our series of free art programs for the family! Each "Saturday Stories and Art" program will feature a picture book and a related art project. Participants will use a vari...read more
Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class
3:00 pm
Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class
Saturday, Mar. 10, 3:00 pm
Salida
The Modesto Money Mavens will offer tips on how to save money and find bargains.
The Money Mavens meet at the Salida Library on the second Saturday every month at 3 pm.
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Friends of the Patterson Library Meeting
1:00 pm
Friends of the Patterson Library Meeting
Monday, Mar. 12, 1:00 pm
Patterson
Community members are invited to attend the Friends of the Patterson Library monthly board meeting. Come by and support your local library! 
Salida Free VITA Tax Prep
4 to 7:30 pm
 Salida Free VITA Tax Prep
Monday, Mar. 12, 4 to 7:30 pm
Salida
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. The tax prep sessions will be held at the library on Mondays starting Feb. 5 and ending March 26.  Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-543-7315 to sign up....read more
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Mar. 12, 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.  
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Salida Library Book Club
10:00 am
 Salida Library Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 10:00 am
Salida
This month the book club will discuss People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.  A limited number of copies are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please contact Isabel at (209) 543-7315.  

In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is off...read more
St. Patrick’s Day Family Bingo
4:00 to 5:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Day Family Bingo
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Newman
Bring the whole family down to play a special St. Patrick's Day version of Bingo and win yummy prizes.
Friends of the Empire Library Meeting
5:00 pm
Friends of the Empire Library Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 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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Moms Club
10:00 am
 Moms Club
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 10:00 am
Patterson
This program is designed for stay-at-home mothers who would like to connect with other stay-at-home moms. We encourage you to come with your children, make new friends, and have fun.
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Riverbank Free VITA Tax Prep
4 to 7:30 pm
 Riverbank Free VITA Tax Prep
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 4 to 7:30 pm
Riverbank
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. The tax prep sessions will be held at the library on Wednesdays starting Feb. 7 and ending March 28.  Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-869-7008 to sign ...read more
MoST Poetry Book Club
6:30 - 7:30 pm
 MoST Poetry Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 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 and the Friends of the Modesto Library. 

Each meeting will focus on a different book of poetry. Teens and adults can share th...read more
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Leprechaun Hat Craft
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Leprechaun Hat Craft
Thursday, Mar. 15, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes
Create your own lucky leprechaun hat out of recycled K-cups! Materials will be provided.
Caregiver College: Estate Planning
12 pm
Caregiver College: Estate Planning
Thursday, Mar. 15, 12 pm
Turlock
This free meeting will offer practical information to help you become a better caregiver, or help you prepare for the future.  

This month's topic is “Estate Planning."  A free lunch will be provided.

Advance registration is required, please call 209-57...read more
Oakdale Free VITA Tax Prep
4:00 - 7:30 pm
 Oakdale Free VITA Tax Prep
Thursday, Mar. 15, 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Oakdale
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-847-4204 to sign up. 
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Stained Glass Craft for Adults & Teens
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Stained Glass Craft for Adults & Teens
Friday, Mar. 16, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes
Adults and teens can design beautiful, faux stained glass keepsakes.
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Scrapbooking Fun
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Scrapbooking Fun
Saturday, Mar. 17, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pmScrapbooking Fun
Modesto
Stop by the Modesto Library to learn about and practice the art of scrapbooking. This program is open to scrapbookers of all levels. Participants will learn scrapbooking techniques, followed by free time to work on their own scrapbo...read more
Hearthstone at the Library
3 to 5 pm
 Hearthstone at the Library
Saturday, Mar. 17, 3 to 5 pm
Denair
The Denair Library will host a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering.  Come discuss the digital card game and play with fellow Hearthstone enthusiasts in the area. Free Wi-Fi provided.
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Salida Free VITA Tax Prep
4 to 7:30 pm
 Salida Free VITA Tax Prep
Monday, Mar. 19, 4 to 7:30 pm
Salida
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. The tax prep sessions will be held at the library on Mondays starting Feb. 5 and ending March 26.  Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-543-7315 to sign up....read more
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Mar. 19, 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.  
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Yoga with Rosa
11:30 am
 Yoga with Rosa
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 11:30 am
Patterson
Learn the basics of Yoga with an experienced, bilingual teacher!  Limited yoga mats available.  Please bring your own mat and water. 
DIY Mugs
3:00 pm
 DIY Mugs
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
It's National Craft Month! Teen and adults can celebrate with us by decorating plain mugs. All supplies will be provided.
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Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Riverbank Free VITA Tax Prep
4 to 7:30 pm
 Riverbank Free VITA Tax Prep
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 4 to 7:30 pm
Riverbank
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. The tax prep sessions will be held at the library on Wednesdays starting Feb. 7 and ending March 28.  Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-869-7008 to sign ...read more
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the whole family for Story Time, music, and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
Adulting 101: Home Buying
6:00 pm
 Adulting 101: Home Buying
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 6:00 pmAdulting 101: Home B
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.

Realtor Cyndy Hackett will help gu...read more
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Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Mar. 22, 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.

Disclaimer: LEGO...read more
Oakdale Free VITA Tax Prep
4:00 - 7:30 pm
 Oakdale Free VITA Tax Prep
Thursday, Mar. 22, 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Oakdale
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-847-4204 to sign up. 
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Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Mar. 23, 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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Friends of the Oakdale Library
1:30 pm
 Friends of the Oakdale Library
Monday, Mar. 26, 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 in the library.  Come by and support your local library.   
 
Salida Free VITA Tax Prep
4 to 7:30 pm
 Salida Free VITA Tax Prep
Monday, Mar. 26, 4 to 7:30 pm
Salida
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. The tax prep sessions will be held at the library on Mondays starting Feb. 5 and ending March 26.  Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-543-7315 to sign up....read more
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday Puzzle Night at the Library
Monday, Mar. 26, 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.  
Movie Night @ the Modesto Library
5:30 pm
Movie Night @ the Modesto Library
Monday, Mar. 26, 5:30 pmMovie Night @ the Mo
Modesto
Come see this dynamite movie about Idaho's best student body president. Vote for Pedro! This film is rated PG. 
Turlock Trivia Night: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
6:00 pm
Turlock Trivia Night: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Monday, Mar. 26, 6:00 pm
Turlock
How well do you know Star Trek and Star Wars trivia?

Show off your skills and trivia knowledge with family and friends, or take on the challenge solo!

Prizes will be awarded to participating teams. Each team may have between one to four players. 
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Riverbank Library Book Club
4:00 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 4:00 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meani...read more
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VA Mobile Outreach
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
 VA Mobile Outreach
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Modesto
VA Mobile Medical Outreach will provide medical services and benefit information to our Veteran community. No appointment necessary, simply check-in inside the library. Enrollment Specialist, Medical Provider, Veterans Service Officer on site.  Please bring a copy of yo...read more
Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
 Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmBook Club for Adults
Ceres
This month the book club will discuss Lila by Marilynne Robinson. 

Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape h...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Class
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Riverbank Free VITA Tax Prep
4 to 7:30 pm
 Riverbank Free VITA Tax Prep
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 4 to 7:30 pm
Riverbank
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. The tax prep sessions will be held at the library on Wednesdays starting Feb. 7 and ending March 28.  Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-869-7008 to sign ...read more
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Oakdale Free VITA Tax Prep
4:00 - 7:30 pm
 Oakdale Free VITA Tax Prep
Thursday, Mar. 29, 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Oakdale
Receive free tax preparation assistance from IRS trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. Advance registration is required. Please contact the library at 209-847-4204 to sign up. 
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