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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Cat in the Hat Mask Craft
3:00-4:00 pm
 Cat in the Hat Mask Craft
Thursday, Mar. 1, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waterford
Make a Cat in the Hat mask! As Dr. Seuss wrote, "If you never did, you should.  These things are fun and fun is good."
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.
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Turlock Teens Talk Books
3:00 pm
 Turlock Teens Talk Books
Saturday, Mar. 3, 3:00 pm
Turlock
You just stayed up all night to finish the most awesome book ever!  Now what do you do? Join fellow bibliophiles for monthly book discussions at the Turlock Library. 
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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.  
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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.
LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 3:00 pm
Hughson
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® ...read more
Oakdale Teen Book Club
3:00 pm
 Oakdale Teen Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
Teen book club is back! Have you read the best book ever? Come hang out with other teens as we talk books and make 8-bit buttons. This month we invite you to bring your own book!
 
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.
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.
Teen Game Day
3:30 pm
 Teen Game Day
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Hang out at the library and enjoy Wii games, board games, and coloring. Snacks provided while supplies last.
Salida Girls Who Code Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Girls Who Code Club
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 4:00 pm
Salida
Learn to create websites and code games! The library's Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for girls in 6th to 12th grade who are interested in learning code. The club will meet every Wednesday for 10 weeks, starting March 7. This is a cumulative program where girls will work toge...read more
Salida Teen Study Group
4:30 pm
 Salida Teen Study Group
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 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. 
 
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.
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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.
K-pop Party
3 - 5 pm
 K-pop Party
Thursday, Mar. 8, 3 - 5 pm
Hughson
Celebrate Teen Tech Week with a K-pop party! Come make K-pop bookmarks and buttons, take part in K-pop trivia, and play K-pop stars charades. Participants will be sent home with a fun surprise at the end of the party. 
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
Salida Tween Paint Day
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Paint Day
Thursday, Mar. 8, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 9 to 12. Activate your creativity with Paint Day at the library. Using tempura paint and other craft materials, tweens will be able to create amazing works of art.  Finished masterpieces may be used to decorate the library, or taken home.
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. 
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
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Virtual Reality: Oculus Rift
4:00 pm
 Virtual Reality: Oculus Rift
Monday, Mar. 12, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 13 to 18. Escape reality and enter into another world with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Teens will be able to try this new gaming technology. This event will be first come, first served. 
 
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.  
Stuffed Animal Sleepover and Story Time
6:30 pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover and Story Time
Monday, Mar. 12, 6:30 pm
Ceres
Bring your stuffed animal on March 12 to a special Mo Willems-themed Story Time, then leave your stuffed animal friend overnight for a library slumber party! Come back on March 13 after 12 pm to see what your stuffed animal buddies did during the night.

Stuffed animal sleepovers require a...read more
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Scottie Dog Bookmark
3:30-4:30 pm
 Scottie Dog Bookmark
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Use ribbon and felt to make this cute Scottie dog bookmark. All materials will be provided. For ages 5 and up.
Kumihimo Key Chains
3:30 pm
 Kumihimo Key Chains
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Learn Japanese Kumihimo loom braiding and make a fun key chain at the Riverbank Library.  This craft is for ages 9 and up. There are a limited amount of looms available, so please sign up at the Riverbank Library or call the library at 209-869-7008.
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.
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Pi Day Bracelets
3:00 pm
 Pi Day Bracelets
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 3:00 pm
Hughson

In honor of Pi Day, children and teens can make Pi coded bracelets.

 

 

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.
Faux Snow Activity
4 pm
 Faux Snow Activity
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 4 pm
Patterson
Make faux snow out of conditioner and baking soda. Then, build a mini-snowman! 
Salida Girls Who Code Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Girls Who Code Club
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 4:00 pm
Salida
Learn to create websites and code games! The library's Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for girls in 6th to 12th grade who are interested in learning code. The club will meet every Wednesday for 10 weeks, starting March 7. This is a cumulative program where girls will work toge...read more
Patterson Teen Advisory Board Meeting
4 pm
Patterson Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 4 pm
Patterson
Teen ages 12 to 18 are welcome to join and attend our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. Teens who participate in TAB will gain first access to volunteer opportunities at the library, in addition to earning community service hours through attending TAB meetings. Pizza will be provided while supplies...read more
Turlock Teen Advisory Board
4:00 pm
 Turlock Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Share your ideas and earn community service credit. For more information, call (209) 664-8100. 
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.
St. Patrick’s Day Craft
3:30 pm
 St. Patrick’s Day Craft
Thursday, Mar. 15, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Celebrate St. Patrick's day with your own edible, delicious rainbow! We will use donuts and sweet cereal "O's" to make this neat treat! 
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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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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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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.
Salida Girls Who Code Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Girls Who Code Club
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 4:00 pm
Salida
Learn to create websites and code games! The library's Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for girls in 6th to 12th grade who are interested in learning code. The club will meet every Wednesday for 10 weeks, starting March 7. This is a cumulative program where girls will work toge...read more
Salida Teen Study Group
4:30 pm
 Salida Teen Study Group
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 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. 
 
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
Make a Beautiful Bead Creation
3:30 pm
 Make a Beautiful Bead Creation
Thursday, Mar. 22, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Pony beads galore will be available to create beautiful necklaces, bracelets or even a key ring! All ages are welcome. Children 5 and under will require direct parental supervision. 
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Mar. 22, 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 Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson. 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, 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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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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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.
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Salida Girls Who Code Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Girls Who Code Club
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 4:00 pm
Salida
Learn to create websites and code games! The library's Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for girls in 6th to 12th grade who are interested in learning code. The club will meet every Wednesday for 10 weeks, starting March 7. This is a cumulative program where girls will work toge...read more
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Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Mar. 29, 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 558-7810 for more information about this month's featured comic.
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Salida Teen Advisory Board
3:00 pm
 Salida Teen Advisory Board
Saturday, Mar. 31, 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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