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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Día: Day of the Child /Day of the Book
10 am -1 pm
Día: Day of the Child /Day of the Book
Saturday, Apr. 1, 10 am -1 pm
Modesto
Children and their families are invited to celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros (Day of the Child/ Day of the Book).  The library will offer crafts, activities, games and a special bilingual Story Time.  A variety of service organizations will be available to ...read more
Newman Family Fun Day
10:00 am
 Newman Family Fun Day
Saturday, Apr. 1, 10:00 am
Newman
The entire family can enjoy the comfortable and relaxing environment of the library while coloring, playing board games, and having some good old fashioned fun.  We will supply the coloring materials (paper, colored pencils and crayons) and various board games.  You are welcome you to brin...read more
Adult/ Teen Coloring Day
1-4 pm
 Adult/ Teen Coloring Day
Saturday, Apr. 1, 1-4 pm
Denair
Join us for an afternoon of coloring. All supplies will be provided.
Heirloom Spring Gardening
2:00 pm
 Heirloom Spring Gardening
Saturday, Apr. 1, 2:00 pm
Waterford
Growing your own food is easy and fun! Terry Harper from the Heirloom Gardening Club in Riverbank will share tips on how to put in an heirloom spring garden.
 
Turlock Teens Talk Books
3:00 pm
 Turlock Teens Talk Books
Saturday, Apr. 1, 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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Computer Basics
10 am
 Computer Basics
Monday, Apr. 3, 10 am
Modesto
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Apr. 3, 10:15 & 11:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Apr. 3, 10:30 am
Patterson
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision required at all times.  
Author Visit: Rosemary Wells
11:15 am
 Author Visit: Rosemary Wells
Monday, Apr. 3, 11:15 amAuthor Visit: Rosema
Modesto
Rosemary Wells, beloved children’s book author and illustrator of the Ruby & Max, and Yoko Cat series, is coming to the Modesto Library! Join us for a reading and book signing.
 
Word Intermediate
5 pm
 Word Intermediate
Monday, Apr. 3, 5 pm
Modesto
This workshop is a continuation of Beginning Word and will teach you additional basic functions of Microsoft Word. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
On the Road to Citizenship: Naturalization 101
6:00 pm
On the Road to Citizenship: Naturalization 101
Monday, Apr. 3, 6:00 pmOn the Road to Citiz
Salida
Are you, or someone you know, trying to navigate the naturalization process? Join us for a free program that will focus on the basics of naturalization. A representative from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be on hand to give an overview of what it takes to become a citi...read more
Petersen Event Center Modesto: Rosemary Wells
6:30 pm
Petersen Event Center Modesto: Rosemary Wells
Monday, Apr. 3, 6:30 pmPetersen Event Cente
Modesto
Join us at the SCOE Petersen Event Center, 720 12th Street, Modesto as award winning author, Rosemary Wells, explores the role books and art play in children's early development. This workshop for adults will offer parents, teachers and caregivers practical skills that support school readin...read more
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Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 10:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Yoga with Rosa
11:30 am
 Yoga with Rosa
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 11:30 am
Patterson
Come take part in a free yoga program with Rosa, our bilingual Yoga instructor. Yoga is a type of mind-body workout that combines stretching and strengthening exercises with deep breathing for relaxation. Yoga can help burn calories, tone body muscles, and de-stress. A limited number of mats will be...read more
Baby Bird Craft
12 - 6 pm
 Baby Bird Craft
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 12 - 6 pm
Hughson
Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to craft baby birds and their nests.
April Showers Craft
3:00 pm
 April Showers Craft
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 3:00 pm
Denair
Children can craft colorful paper umbrellas.
Crazy 8s Math: Super Cube Shuffle
3:30 pm
Crazy 8s Math: Super Cube Shuffle
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Have fun learning math with this hands-on program.  Learn about cubes by making geometric designs using cubes and triangles.  
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
4 pm
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 4 pmDía: Day of the Chil
Salida
Children and their families are invited to celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros (Day of the Child/ Day of the Book).  The library will offer crafts, activities, and a special bilingual Story Time.  This year's theme is "One World, Many Rhythms." ...read more
STEAM* Works: Strawberry DNA
4:00 pm
 STEAM* Works: Strawberry DNA
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Join us for a reading of Don and Audrey Wood's The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. After the story, kids will have the opportunity to extract DNA from strawberries using some basic ingredients and household items. This program is designed for children in ...read more
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
 
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Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
 
Turlock Library Book Club
10:30 am
 Turlock Library Book Club
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 10:30 am
Turlock
This month's selection is The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Br...read more
Cowboy Roundup Story Time
11:00 am
 Cowboy Roundup Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 11:00 am
Oakdale
Attention all cowpokes: come on down to the library for a story, craft and fun. Children are invited to dress in western wear and bring a stuffed animal. Hee Haw!
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:30 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 11:30 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy a half-hour of playtime directly following Story Time.  This program features music, movement and sensory play.
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:45 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 11:45 am
Keyes
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Free Knit and Crochet Classes
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Classes
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 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, Apr. 5, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Join us for games at the library. All ages are welcome! Games teach socialization, sharing, taking turns, and hand-eye coordination.
Friends of the Riverbank Library Monthly Meeting
4:30 pm
Friends of the Riverbank Library Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 4:30 pm
Riverbank
The Friends of the Riverbank Library meet the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm. Come by and support your local library.
 
 
Friends of Turlock Public Library Board Meeting
6:30 pm
Friends of Turlock Public Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 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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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falling
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falling
Thursday, Apr. 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmA Matter of Balance:
Modesto
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. "A Matter of Balance" is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight week course will be held in the Modesto Library Auditorium on Thursdays for 2 hours per ses...read more
Computer Basics
10:30 am
 Computer Basics
Thursday, Apr. 6, 10:30 am
Salida
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 543-7315 to sign up.
Brown Bear Party
12-6 pm
 Brown Bear Party
Thursday, Apr. 6, 12-6 pm
Hughson
We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.  Participants can make story hats, bags, and ribbons based on the book.  
April Showers Kids Craft
3:00 pm
 April Showers Kids Craft
Thursday, Apr. 6, 3:00 pm
Keyes
Make a cute 3-D art scene to get in the mood for the rainy season.
Ceres LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Ceres LEGO Day
Thursday, Apr. 6, 3:30 pm
Ceres
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
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
3:30 pm
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
Thursday, Apr. 6, 3:30 pmDía: Day of the Chil
Empire
Children and their families are invited to celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros (Day of the Child/ Day of the Book).  The library will offer crafts, activities, and a special bilingual Story Time.  This year's theme is "One World, Many Rhythms." ...read more
Children’s Craft: Yummy Peep Houses
3:30 pm
Children’s Craft: Yummy Peep Houses
Thursday, Apr. 6, 3:30 pm
Oakdale
Children can build graham cracker "hen houses" for their marshmallow peep chicks, complete with jelly beans as eggs. Yummy!
All materials will be provided. All ages are welcome, however children under 4 must have direct parental supervision.
 
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Apr. 6, 6:15 pm
Modesto
Libros nuevos y clásicos, cuentos contados con marionetas o franela, rimas, música y baile para niños de todas las edades con énfasis a aquellos entre los 3 y 6 años de edad y para sus proveedores de cuidado. 
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April Showers Craft
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
 April Showers Craft
Friday, Apr. 7, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Keyes
Adults and teens can make beautiful and simple 3-D art scenes to get in the mood for the rainy season.
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Apr. 7, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)

 
Introduction to Finding Grants
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Introduction to Finding Grants
Friday, Apr. 7, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmIntroduction to Find
Modesto
This program will provide information for non-profit organizations in the field of grant seeking.  Participants will gain knowledge to help them get started in finding potential funders.
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Apr. 7, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
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.
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Drop-In Knitting
Open hours
 Drop-In Knitting
Saturday, Apr. 8, Open hours
Ceres
Want to learn how to knit or improve your knitting skills? Drop in to the Ceres Library during open hours and visit the circulation desk to get started.  Needles and yarn will be available for beginning knitters! 
Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Apr. 8, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books in Spanish and English, flannel board or puppet stories, and fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
STEAM* Craft: Parachute
1:30 pm
 STEAM* Craft: Parachute
Saturday, Apr. 8, 1:30 pm
Newman
This fun, technology based craft will begin with a reading from a selection of children's books about a historical event involving parachutes and children.  Following the reading, we will discuss parachutes and their many uses. Children will have the opportunity to make parachutes out ...read more
Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class
3:00 pm
Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class
Saturday, Apr. 8, 3:00 pm
Salida
Learn how to save money and find bargains.
 
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Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Apr. 10, 10:15 & 11:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Apr. 10, 10:30 am
Patterson
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision required at all times.  
Oakdale Toddler and Preschool Dance Fun
11:00 am
Oakdale Toddler and Preschool Dance Fun
Monday, Apr. 10, 11:00 am
Oakdale
Little ones can enjoy music, movement, and dance at this fun program. We'll be "rockin' out" to some of our favorite Story Time music, as well as trying the hula, the Twist, and a limbo dance!  Turn this into your family’s play date!
Friends of the Patterson Library Meeting
1:00 pm
Friends of the Patterson Library Meeting
Monday, Apr. 10, 1:00 pm
Patterson
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Patterson Library. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month.  Come by and support your local library.   
Extreme Couponing!
5:30 pm
 Extreme Couponing!
Monday, Apr. 10, 5:30 pm
Turlock
April is Financial Literacy Month!  Come to the Turlock Library for a free presentation on how to save money while shopping.  The financially savvy Modesto Money Mavens will demonstrate how to use coupons, sales ads, and smartphone apps to save money, stretch your budget, and learn ne...read more
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Salida Library Book Club
10:00 am
 Salida Library Book Club
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 10:00 am
Salida
This month the book club will discuss The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy.  A limited number of copies are available at the circulation desk.  For more information, please contact Isabel at (209) 284-2327.  

"It is 1940, and the Germans are occupying the ...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 10:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Carrot Craft
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 Carrot Craft
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Newman
Join us for a carrot craft, then stick around to enjoy an appearance by the Easter Bunny and yummy treats. 
Felt Bunny Pouch
3:30 pm
 Felt Bunny Pouch
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 3:30 pmFelt Bunny Pouch
Riverbank
Learn how to fold a cute bunny pouch out of a square piece of felt.  
Felt Bunny Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Felt Bunny Craft
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Start with a square of felt, fill the square with candy and fold into an adorable, soft bunny. Ages 5 and up.
Plants in a Jar
4:00 pm
 Plants in a Jar
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children are invited to use provided materials to create their own terrariums.  
All ages welcome.  Children under 4 must have guardian supervision.  
Salida Wee Move and Play
4:00 pm
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 4:00 pm
Salida
This program for toddlers and preschoolers features an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salida Library series.
Friends of the Empire Library Meeting
5:00 pm
Friends of the Empire Library Meeting
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 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 Empire Library's Community Room. Come by and support your local library.
 
On the Road to Citizenship: Naturalization 101
6:00 pm
On the Road to Citizenship: Naturalization 101
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 6:00 pmOn the Road to Citiz
Oakdale
Are you, or someone you know, trying to navigate the naturalization process? Join us for a free program that will focus on the basics of naturalization. A representative from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be on hand to give an overview of what it takes to become a citi...read more
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
 
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Sensory Play
10:00 am
 Sensory Play
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 10:00 am
Turlock
Join us for fun activities that allow young children to explore different textures.  Children must be directly supervised by a parent or adult guardian.  Sensory Play stimulates brain-development and helps children develop their sense of touch.  Learning about different textures impro...read more
Moms Club
10:00 am
 Moms Club
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 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 Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
 
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:45 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 11:45 am
Keyes
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Free Knit and Crochet Classes
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Classes
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Egg Carton Seed Starter
3:00 pm
 Egg Carton Seed Starter
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 3:00 pm
Hughson
Start your garden here, with an egg carton seed starter program.  This program is open to every age.  
Teen Craft: Handmade Pom-Pom Animals
3:30 pm
Teen Craft: Handmade Pom-Pom Animals
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 3:30 pm
Oakdale
Teens and adults can make handmade pom-poms out of yarn.  Completed pom-poms can then be made into fluffy chicks, sheep, or bunnies.  All materials will be provided.
Bank Jar Craft
3:30 pm
 Bank Jar Craft
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Decorate a cute little bank jar to house your coin collection or savings. 
Turlock Teen Advisory Board
4:00 pm
 Turlock Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 4:00 pm
Turlock
 Share your ideas and earn community service credit. For more information, call (209) 664-8100. 
Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting
4:00 pm
Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 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
Eggs are Everywhere: Great Valley Museum
4:30 pm
Eggs are Everywhere: Great Valley Museum
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 4:30 pm
Modesto
The Great Valley Museum will present “Eggs Are Everywhere.” Children will explore different types of eggs through hands-on activities, including eggs from insects, chickens, spiders, and more. This program is designed for students in kindergarten and up, however all ages are welcome.
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Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the entire family for Story Time, music, and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falling
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falling
Thursday, Apr. 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmA Matter of Balance:
Modesto
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. "A Matter of Balance" is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight week course will be held in the Modesto Library Auditorium on Thursdays for 2 hours per ses...read more
West Side Readers Book Club
1 pm
 West Side Readers Book Club
Thursday, Apr. 13, 1 pm
Patterson
Join our book club for interesting reads and thought-provoking discussions. 
Guitar Pick Craft
3:00-4:00 pm
 Guitar Pick Craft
Thursday, Apr. 13, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waterford
Punch guitar picks out of old gift cards. Use them as picks or make a pair of unique earrings. Ages 13 and up.
 
Build an Edible Peeps Birdhouse
3:30 pm
 Build an Edible Peeps Birdhouse
Thursday, Apr. 13, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Make a delicious, edible birdhouse using seasonal Peeps® and other yummy ingredients.  All materials will be provided.  
Bunny Race Car Treats
3:30 pm
 Bunny Race Car Treats
Thursday, Apr. 13, 3:30 pm
Empire
Bunny race cars are ready to race into the winner’s circle! We will be making these cars using Twinkies, Peeps and marshmallows. All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 4 must have direct parental supervision. All materials will be provided.
Newman LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Newman LEGO Day
Thursday, Apr. 13, 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.
Tween Movie: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
4:00 pm
Tween Movie: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Thursday, Apr. 13, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 9-12. Tweens can enjoy a movie and snack at the library. This month's movie is the film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, based on the popular book series by authors James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. 
 
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Apr. 13, 6:15 pm
Modesto
Libros nuevos y clásicos, cuentos contados con marionetas o franela, rimas, música y baile para niños de todas las edades con énfasis a aquellos entre los 3 y 6 años de edad y para sus proveedores de cuidado. 
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Newman Wee Move and Play
10:00 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Friday, Apr. 14, 10:00 am
Newman
This program for toddler and preschool age children features an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Kids can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age.
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Apr. 14, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)

 
Mystery Lovers Book Club
10:30 am
 Mystery Lovers Book Club
Friday, Apr. 14, 10:30 am
Turlock
This month's book is Poodle Springs, by Robert B. Parker.

When Raymond Chandler died in 1959, he left behind the first four chapters of a new Philip Marlowe thriller. Now three decades later, Robert B. Parker, the bestselli...read more
Act!vated Story Theatre
11 am
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Friday, Apr. 14, 11 am
Hughson
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. 
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Apr. 14, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
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.
Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Apr. 14, 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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Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Apr. 15, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books in Spanish and English, flannel board or puppet stories, and fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
Act!vated Story Theatre
11:00 am
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Saturday, Apr. 15, 11:00 am
Newman
The Goza Family will perform two multicultural folktales full of comedy, music, song and dance. FREE tickets will be available one hour before show.
Saturday Stories and Art: Flower Gardens
1:00 pm
Saturday Stories and Art: Flower Gardens
Saturday, Apr. 15, 1:00 pm Saturday Stories and
Modesto
Join us on the Modesto Library portico 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 variety of mediums and techniques to explore a...read more
Act!vated Story Theatre
2 pm
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Saturday, Apr. 15, 2 pm
Modesto
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. FREE tickets will be available one hour before the show. 
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Computer Basics
10 am
 Computer Basics
Monday, Apr. 17, 10 am
Modesto
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Excel Intermediate
10 am
 Excel Intermediate
Monday, Apr. 17, 10 am
Modesto
This workshop is a continuation of Excel Basics and will teach you additional basic functions of Excel. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Apr. 17, 10:15 & 11:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Apr. 17, 10:30 am
Patterson
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision required at all times.  
Act!vated Story Theatre
11:00 am
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Monday, Apr. 17, 11:00 am
Keyes
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language and audience participation. The show is 45 minutes long. FREE tickets will be available one hour before the show.
Act!vated Story Theatre
4 pm
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Monday, Apr. 17, 4 pm
Turlock
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. 
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Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 10:15 am
Modesto
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Computer Basics
10:30 am
 Computer Basics
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 10:30 am
Oakdale
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 847-4204 to sign up.
Act!vated Story Theatre
11 am
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 11 am
Riverbank
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. 
Yoga with Rosa
11:30 am
 Yoga with Rosa
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 11:30 am
Patterson
Come take part in a free yoga program with Rosa, our bilingual Yoga instructor. Yoga is a type of mind-body workout that combines stretching and strengthening exercises with deep breathing for relaxation. Yoga can help burn calories, tone body muscles, and de-stress. A limited number of mats will be...read more
Act!vated Story Theatre
2 pm
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2 pm
Oakdale
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. 
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
4:00 pm
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children and their families are invited to celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros (Day of the Child/ Day of the Book).  The library will offer crafts, activities, snacks and a special bilingual Story Time.  This year's theme is "One World, Many Rhythms....read more
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Storks
6:00 pm
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Storks
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 6:00 pm
Salida
Children and their families can enjoy a family-friendly movie and picnic dinner at the library. This month's movie is the animated film StorksChildren may come in their pajamas. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on. The library will provide a be...read more
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 6:15 pm
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
 
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Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
 
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:30 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 11:30 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy a half-hour of playtime directly following Story Time.  This program features music, movement and sensory play.
Act!vated Story Theatre
12 pm
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 12 pm
Denair
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. 
Free Knit and Crochet Classes
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Classes
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to RSVP: (209) 874-2191.
Act!vated Story Theatre
3:30 pm
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 3:30 pm
Empire
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. 
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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falling
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falling
Thursday, Apr. 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmA Matter of Balance:
Modesto
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. "A Matter of Balance" is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight week course will be held in the Modesto Library Auditorium on Thursdays for 2 hours per ses...read more
Computer Basics
10:30 am
 Computer Basics
Thursday, Apr. 20, 10:30 am
Salida
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 543-7315 to sign up.
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
12 pm
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
Thursday, Apr. 20, 12 pmDía: Day of the Chil
Oakdale
Children and their families are invited to celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros (Day of the Child/ Day of the Book).  The library will offer crafts, activities, and a special bilingual Story Time.  This year's theme is "One World, Many Rhythms." ...read more
Oakdale Teen Book Club
3:00 pm
 Oakdale Teen Book Club
Thursday, Apr. 20, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
This teens-only book club is a great opportunity to make new friends, as well as read and discover new books and authors.  This month's book is Frankenstein: the Graphic Novel by Mary Shelley. Refreshments will be served.  Pick up a copy of the graphic novel at the Oakdal...read more
D.I.Y. Kaleidoscope Activity
3:30 pm
 D.I.Y. Kaleidoscope Activity
Thursday, Apr. 20, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Make your own kaleidoscope out of recyclable materials.  We will provide the materials, you provide the creativity.  All ages welcome, younger children will need direct supervision from parents or adult guardians. 
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Apr. 20, 6:15 pm
Modesto
Libros nuevos y clásicos, cuentos contados con marionetas o franela, rimas, música y baile para niños de todas las edades con énfasis a aquellos entre los 3 y 6 años de edad y para sus proveedores de cuidado. 
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Apr. 21, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)

 
Unicorns Present: Once Upon a Story
3 pm
Unicorns Present: Once Upon a Story
Friday, Apr. 21, 3 pm
Modesto
Following a magical sharing of stories, we will embark on a crafting extravaganza! Fairy Tale costumes are welcome but not required. 
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Apr. 21, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
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.
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Drop-In Knitting
Open hours
 Drop-In Knitting
Saturday, Apr. 22, Open hours
Ceres
Want to learn how to knit or improve your knitting skills? Drop in to the Ceres Library during open hours and visit the circulation desk to get started.  Needles and yarn will be available for beginning knitters! 
Día: Day of the Child/Day of the Book
10:00 am
Día: Day of the Child/Day of the Book
Saturday, Apr. 22, 10:00 am
Newman
Children and their families are invited to celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros (Day of the Child/ Day of the Book).  The library will offer crafts, activities, and a special bilingual Story Time.  Participants can also enjoy performers and informational booth...read more
Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Apr. 22, 10:15 am
Modesto
New and classic picture books in Spanish and English, flannel board or puppet stories, and fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, particularly geared for ages 3-6. (30 minutes)
Color Yourself Calm: Coloring for Grown Ups
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Color Yourself Calm: Coloring for Grown Ups
Saturday, Apr. 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmColor Yourself Calm:
Modesto
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Adults can benefit greatly from the calming effects of coloring. Let us help you relax and de-stress with a day of coloring, conversation, and refreshments. We will provide coloring sheets designed for adults, as well as colored pencils and crayons. Adults o...read more
Heirloom Gardening
2:00 pm
 Heirloom Gardening
Saturday, Apr. 22, 2:00 pm
Salida
What is an heirloom garden?  Riverbank Heirloom Garden Club members will share information on the importance of heirloom gardening and offer tips on how to save seeds.
 
 
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Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Apr. 24, 10:30 am
Patterson
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision required at all times.  
Oakdale Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move and Play
Monday, Apr. 24, 11:00 am
Oakdale
This program for toddler and preschool age children features an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Kids can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Turn this into your family’s play date!
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Apr. 24, 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.   
Act!vated Story Theatre
3:30 pm
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Monday, Apr. 24, 3:30 pm
Ceres
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. 
Teen Fan Fiction Club
4:00 pm
 Teen Fan Fiction Club
Monday, Apr. 24, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Teens will have the opportunity to write, share and discuss their creative fan fiction with each other in a positive environment.  Recommended for ages 12-18.  
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Computer Basics
10:30 am
 Computer Basics
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 10:30 am
Oakdale
A basic introduction to computers, including an explanation of the parts of the computer, a tour of Windows, and simple tasks. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 847-4204 to sign up.
Oakdale Library Book Club
11:30 pm
 Oakdale Library Book Club
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 11:30 pmOakdale Library Book
Oakdale
This month the book club will discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel--an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a se...read more
Glass Magnets
3:00 to 4:00 pm
 Glass Magnets
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Newman
Choose one of our many provided pictures for use in creating your own glass magnet. 
Act!vated Story Theatre
3:30 pm
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 3:30 pm
Waterford
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. 
Turlock LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO Day
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library using the library’s LEGO and DUPLO blocks. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
Salida LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Salida LEGO Day
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 4:00 pm
Salida
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO creations. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
Riverbank Library Book Club
4 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 4 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares.  Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with oth...read more
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Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres
This month our book club will discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team wa...read more
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:45 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 11:45 am
Keyes
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Free Knit and Crochet Classes
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Classes
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 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, Apr. 26, 3:30 pm
Patterson
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.
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the entire family for Story Time, music, and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falling
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falling
Thursday, Apr. 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmA Matter of Balance:
Modesto
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. "A Matter of Balance" is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight week course will be held in the Modesto Library Auditorium on Thursdays for 2 hours per ses...read more
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
3:00-4:00 pm
Día: Day of the Child/ Day of the Book
Thursday, Apr. 27, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waterford
Enjoy a special bilingual Story Time and a craft.  This year’s theme is “One World, Many Rhythms.”  Each child will receive an activity book and a free new book provided by the Friends of the Waterford Library.
All Ages Coloring/Watercolor Painting Activity
3:30 pm
All Ages Coloring/Watercolor Painting Activity
Thursday, Apr. 27, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Spend a peaceful afternoon expressing your artistic side!  We will provide all materials. 
Newman LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Newman LEGO Day
Thursday, Apr. 27, 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.
Empire LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Empire LEGO Day
Thursday, Apr. 27, 3:30 pm
Empire
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.
 
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Apr. 27, 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 Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox.
 
Dogs of War is a graphic novel that tells t...read more
Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Apr. 27, 4 pm
Modesto
Like to read? So do we! Come hang out on the last Thursday of every month for discussions, games and activities featuring our comic of the month. This program is suggested for ages 8 and up.  Please contact the Modesto Library's Children's and Teen Services Department at ...read more
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Newman Wee Move and Play
10:00 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Friday, Apr. 28, 10:00 am
Newman
This program for toddler and preschool age children features an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Kids can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age.
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Apr. 28, 10:30 am
Denair
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)

 
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Apr. 28, 3:00 pm
Oakdale
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.
Crochet for Beginners
3 pm
 Crochet for Beginners
Friday, Apr. 28, 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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Turlock International Tabletop Day
Open hours
Turlock International Tabletop Day
Saturday, Apr. 29, Open hours
Turlock
Do pass Go, and collect a great time at International Tabletop Day!  

Whether you prefer building luxury hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place, finding clues to solve the murder of Mr. Body, or motoring a plastic car through Life, we have something for you!

Join us as we...read more
Act!vated Story Theatre
11 am
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Saturday, Apr. 29, 11 am
Salida
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. 
Modesto International Tabletop Day
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Modesto International Tabletop Day
Saturday, Apr. 29, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmModesto Internationa
Modesto
Do pass Go, and collect a great time at International Tabletop Day!  

Whether you prefer building luxury hotels o...read more
Día: Day of the Child/Day of the Book
1 pm
Día: Day of the Child/Day of the Book
Saturday, Apr. 29, 1 pm
Riverbank
Children and their families are invited to celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros (Day of the Child/ Day of the Book). The library will offer a special bilingual Story Time, crafts and activities.  Riverbank's own Viva México ballet folklorico will st...read more
Act!vated Story Theatre
2 pm
 Act!vated Story Theatre
Saturday, Apr. 29, 2 pm
Patterson
The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, dance, American Sign Language, and audience participation. 
Modesto Money Mavens: Couponing
2:00 - 3:30 pm
 Modesto Money Mavens: Couponing
Saturday, Apr. 29, 2:00 - 3:30 pmModesto Money Mavens
Modesto
Learn how you could save $100s on your grocery bill by taking advantage of couponing. The Modesto Money Mavens will share tips that may help you save in more ways than you thought possible. 
This program is part of Money Smart Week, April 22 - 29, 2017.
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