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 Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes).  Story Time is designed for 3 - 6 year olds, but all ages are welcome.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:00 am
Salida
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:30 am
Salida
Join us after Preschool Story Time for a half hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
Computer Basics
10:30 am
 Computer Basics
Thursday, Jun. 1, 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.
AppyHour Story Time
11:15 am
 AppyHour Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 1, 11:15 am
Modesto
AppyHour is a special Story Time where traditional Story Time  books, music, and fingerplays meet tech! Library staff will be available following Story Time to help you explore Hoopla, eBooks, and other early literacy technology used during the program. Designed for preschoolers but all ages ar...read more
Hughson Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 1, 11:30 am
Hughson
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
D is for Dinosaur
12:00 pm
 D is for Dinosaur
Thursday, Jun. 1, 12:00 pm
Hughson
Make a paper dinosaur following a dinosaur-themed Story Time.
Teen Craft: Galaxy in a Jar
12:30 pm
 Teen Craft: Galaxy in a Jar
Thursday, Jun. 1, 12:30 pm
Denair
 Teens will use a glitter and miniature glass jars to design each galaxy in a jar. 
Bubble Bonanza
3:30 pm
 Bubble Bonanza
Thursday, Jun. 1, 3:30 pm
Empire
Children are invited to fill the air with bubbles, both large and small. This craft may get a bit messy. All bubble supplies will be provided and children under the age of 4 will need direct adult supervision.
Design Your Own Puzzle!
3:30 pm
 Design Your Own Puzzle!
Thursday, Jun. 1, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Kids of all ages can design and color their own puzzles.  Blank puzzles will be provided. 
Gardening Series (3 of 3): "Mulch, Mulch, Mulch"
5:30 pm
Gardening Series (3 of 3): "Mulch, Mulch, Mulch"
Thursday, Jun. 1, 5:30 pm
Oakdale
Master gardeners will discuss the benefits of mulching.  Participants will learn what can be used as mulch, as well as the important role that vermiculture (worms) plays in healthy, moist soil. Please call the Oakdale Library to sign up for this informative class at 209-847-4204. 
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Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Jun. 1, 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, Jun. 2, 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)
 
STEAM* Challenge: I Survived
12:30 pm
 STEAM* Challenge: I Survived
Friday, Jun. 2, 12:30 pm
Denair
Kids ages 8 and up can join us for STEAM* challenge inspired by the I Survived book series.  Will their buildings survive an earthquake?  Will their boats float or sink like the Titanic? Will their volcanoes erupt like Mt. Vesuvius? Join us and find out.
*STEAM= Science, Tech...read more
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Jun. 2, 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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Friends of the Newman Library Used Book Sale
10:00 am to 5 pm
Friends of the Newman Library Used Book Sale
Saturday, Jun. 3, 10:00 am to 5 pm
Newman
Shoppers can choose from a wide range of items for all ages, at bargain prices.  Hardcover books can be purchased for a dollar each, and paperback books are each fifty cents.  Books on CD are two dollars each, as are videos and DVDs. 
Newman Family Fun Day
10:00 am
 Newman Family Fun Day
Saturday, Jun. 3, 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
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jun. 3, 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)
The MoSt Summer Poetry Workshops - Imitation for Inspiration: New Poems from Great Poems
1:00 - 3:00 pm
The MoSt Summer Poetry Workshops - Imitation for Inspiration: New Poems from Great Poems
Saturday, Jun. 3, 1:00 - 3:00 pmThe MoSt Summer Poet
Modesto
Join former Modesto Poet Laureate Gillian Wegener, Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt), and the Modesto Library for the first in a series of monthly poetry workshops. In this workshop, you'll create new work inspired by the works of other great poets. Have fun, surprise yourself, and le...read more
Turlock Teens Talk Books
3:00 pm
 Turlock Teens Talk Books
Saturday, Jun. 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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Computer Basics
10 am
 Computer Basics
Monday, Jun. 5, 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.
Patterson Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 5, 10 am
Patterson
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 5, 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)
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jun. 5, 10:30 am
Riverbank
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Jun. 5, 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.  
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 5, 10:30 am
Ceres
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
 
Oakdale Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move and Play
Monday, Jun. 5, 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!
Mayor’s Book Club
11 am
 Mayor’s Book Club
Monday, Jun. 5, 11 am
Riverbank
Mayor Richard O'Brien will visit the Riverbank Library and read to preschool age children and their families following Story Time.

The Mayor's Book Club promotes early childhood reading skills.
Tech Connect: eResources
12-2 pm
 Tech Connect: eResources
Monday, Jun. 5, 12-2 pm
Turlock
Learn about the free eResources the library has to offer.  We will help you download these apps to your devices and get started using these free programs.     

Mango - Learn a new language from the comfort of your own home, or on the go.  

Hoopla - Down...read more
Word Intermediate
5 pm
 Word Intermediate
Monday, Jun. 5, 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.
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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 10:00 am
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 10 am
Patterson
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)...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 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)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish/English 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)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 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.  
Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 10:30 am
Ceres
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
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 11:00 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy a half-hour of playtime directly following Story Time.  This program features music, movement and sensory play.
Yoga with Rosa
11:30 am
 Yoga with Rosa
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 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
Father’s Day Card
3:00 pm
 Father’s Day Card
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 3:00 pm
Newman
Trace your hand to make a personalized Father's Day card.  Decorate your card with pictures, glitters and stickers. 
Angry Bird Bash
3:30 pm
 Angry Bird Bash
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Join us for a craft and play time featuring Angry Birds!  After making your own Angry Bird, build a house of cards or tube fort and let your Angry Bird crash it all down! 
Pirate Party
3:30-4:30 pm
 Pirate Party
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Help us kick off the Summer Reading Challenge with fun pirate crafts and activities! Aaarrrr! All ages welcome.
STEAM* Gravity Painting
4:00 pm
 STEAM* Gravity Painting
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 4:00 pm
Salida
Enjoy this special gravity-themed STEAM* program. We will read the story Gravity by Jason Chin. After the story, children will have the opportunity to learn more about gravity through a painting activity.
This program is part of the Tuesdays Are Family Days at the Salida Library and ST...read more
STEAM* Works: Scent Jars
4:00 pm
 STEAM* Works: Scent Jars
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 4:00 pm
Turlock
After a reading of the book Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, participants will have an opportunity to put their sense of smell to the test by guessing the different scents in jars.  STEAM* Works is designed for children in...read more
Excel Basics
5 pm
 Excel Basics
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 5 pm
Modesto
This workshop teaches you the basic functions of Excel. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 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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Keyes Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 10:30 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 10:00 am & 10:30 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)....read more
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 10:00 am
Newman
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, finger plays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their care givers (30 minutes).
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 10:00 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 am and 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Salida
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 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, Jun. 7, 10:30 am
Turlock
June's selection is The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland.

The Passion of Artemisia chronicles the extraordinary life of Artemisia Gentileschi, the first woman to make a significant contribution to art history.  At age eighteen,...read more
Piggie Party!
10:45 am after Story Time
 Piggie Party!
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 10:45 am after Story Time
Modesto
The piggies are taking over Story Time! Stick around after Story Time for piggie crafts and more piggie fun!
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 11:00 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Empire Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 11:30 am
Empire
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, Jun. 7, 11:30 am
Ceres
Come to the library for an hour of playtime! Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy music, movement, and sensory play.
Picture Book Club: Rosie Revere, Engineer
12:30 pm
Picture Book Club: Rosie Revere, Engineer
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 12:30 pm
Denair
Kids 4 and older can join us for a reading of the Andrea Beaty's book Rosie Revere, Engineer. Following the reading, kids can build structures out of everyday items.
Captain Underpants Party
3:00 pm
 Captain Underpants Party
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 3:00 pm
Hughson
Join us for a Captain Underpants party and enjoy games, activities, and prizes.  
Free Knit and Crochet Classes
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Classes
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Modesto LEGO Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO Play
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 3:30 pm
Modesto
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.
Teen Game Day
3:30 pm
 Teen Game Day
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 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.
Catapult Craft
4:00 pm
 Catapult Craft
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children will design their own unique catapults using various materials.  Once their catapults are complete, they will have an opportunity to put them to the test! 
All ages welcome.  Children under 4 must have direct parental supervision.  
Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting
4:00 pm
Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 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
Friends of the Riverbank Library Monthly Meeting
4:30 pm
Friends of the Riverbank Library Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 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.
 
 
Reverse Mortgage and Estate Planning Seminar
6:00 pm
Reverse Mortgage and Estate Planning Seminar
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 6:00 pmReverse Mortgage and
Modesto
Join us for a free workshop that will focus on both reverse mortgages and estate planning. Adam Weinert, President of Carrollton Mortgage Co., will discuss the benefits of a reverse mortgage and how it works. Local attorney Julie Richardson will review the basics of estate planning, especially as it...read more
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the entire family for Story Time, music, and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
Friends of Turlock Public Library Board Meeting
6:30 pm
Friends of Turlock Public Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 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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Senior Awareness Day
8:30 am - 11:30 am
 Senior Awareness Day
Thursday, Jun. 8, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Modesto
RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 25th: Senior citizens are invited to stop by the Modesto Library to learn about resources that are available to them. Representatives from organizations/programs including CalFresh, HICAP, Howard Training Center, and others will be on hand to answer questions and help with enrol...read more
Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 8, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes).  Story Time is designed for 3 - 6 year olds, but all ages are welcome.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 8, 10:00 am
Salida
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jun. 8, 10:30 am
Salida
Join us after Preschool Story Time for a half hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
AppyHour Story Time
11:15 am
 AppyHour Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 8, 11:15 am
Modesto
AppyHour is a special Story Time where traditional Story Time  books, music, and fingerplays meet tech! Library staff will be available following Story Time to help you explore Hoopla, eBooks, and other early literacy technology used during the program. Designed for preschoolers but all ages ar...read more
Hughson Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 8, 11:30 am
Hughson
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Under the Sea
12:00 pm
 Under the Sea
Thursday, Jun. 8, 12:00 pm
Hughson
After a special sea creature Story Time, celebrate World Oceans Day with a jellyfish craft, science experiments, and information on how to save the oceans.
West Side Readers Book Club
1 pm
 West Side Readers Book Club
Thursday, Jun. 8, 1 pm
Patterson
Join our book club for interesting reads and thought-provoking discussions. 
Internet Basics
1:30 pm
 Internet Basics
Thursday, Jun. 8, 1:30 pm
Modesto
This workshop will introduce you to the Internet and the World Wide Web and teach you how to search on the Web. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Coloring for Kids
3:00 pm
 Coloring for Kids
Thursday, Jun. 8, 3:00 pm
Keyes
Join us for a day of coloring fun!
Newman LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Newman LEGO Day
Thursday, Jun. 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.
Robot Mask Craft
3:30 pm
 Robot Mask Craft
Thursday, Jun. 8, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Design and color a fun robot mask! Let your inner droid come out and play.  All materials will be provided.  
Beaded Wind Chimes
3:30 pm
 Beaded Wind Chimes
Thursday, Jun. 8, 3:30 pm
Empire
Make musical wind chimes for your garden or porch using common household items.  All materials will be provided, including plastic cups, beads and bells. All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 4 must have direct adult supervision.
Children’s Craft: Castles & Crowns for Little Kings & Queens
3:30 pm
Children’s Craft: Castles & Crowns for Little Kings & Queens
Thursday, Jun. 8, 3:30 pm
Oakdale
Little kings and queens are invited to decorate foam crowns and build a castle out of cardboard rolls. This craft will spark creativity and encourage imaginative play. All materials will be provided. All ages are welcome, however children under 4 must have direct parental supervision.
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Tween Button Maker Craft
4:00 pm
 Tween Button Maker Craft
Thursday, Jun. 8, 4:00 pm
Salida
Designed for ages 9-12. Use a button maker to make 1.75-inch pins. Choose from a variety of images provided by the library, or bring your own printed or drawn images.
 
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Jun. 8, 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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Beach Candleholder Craft
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
 Beach Candleholder Craft
Friday, Jun. 9, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Keyes
Adults can create a beautiful beach inspired candleholder with seashells and clothespins.
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jun. 9, 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, Jun. 9, 10:30 am
Turlock
June's selection is The Quiet Game by Greg Iles.

When recently widowed Penn Cage leaves Houston with his young daughter and returns to his hometown seeki...read more
Father’s Day Coupon Book and Card Craft
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Father’s Day Coupon Book and Card Craft
Friday, Jun. 9, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hughson
Children and teens are invited to visit the Hughson Library during open hours to make coupon books full of gifts for fathers, grandfathers, and uncles.  Crafters can also make handmade greeting cards to go with their coupon books. 
Summer Reading All Ages Coloring Party
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Summer Reading All Ages Coloring Party
Friday, Jun. 9, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmSummer Reading All A
Modesto
Help us celebrate  the Summer Reading Challenge with a coloring party! Enjoy music, snacks, and all things coloring. Bring your friends and family. All ages are welcome. We will provide design-themed coloring pages, crayons, and color pencils. Attendees will have an opportunity to enroll in the...read more
Pokémon Day!
2 to 4 pm
 Pokémon Day!
Friday, Jun. 9, 2 to 4 pm
Modesto
Catch 'em all during our Pokémon scavenger hunt from 2 to 4 pm. Stop by any time during the day to make a craft and find the Pokémon in the room for a chance to receive a button!
STEAM* Design: Exploring Gravity
3:00 pm
STEAM* Design: Exploring Gravity
Friday, Jun. 9, 3:00 pm
Patterson
Explore gravity with a series of STEAM* based experiments and activities, including pendulum motions and gravity art. For ages 5-12.

*STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Jun. 9, 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, Jun. 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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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jun. 10, 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)
Bad Art Afternoon
1:00 pm
 Bad Art Afternoon
Saturday, Jun. 10, 1:00 pm
Denair
Can you design the worst piece of art? Join us in creating a horrific masterpiece. The worst art piece will win a truly unremarkable trophy.  Ages 16 and older.
STEAM* Craft: Rocket Golf
1:30 pm
 STEAM* Craft: Rocket Golf
Saturday, Jun. 10, 1:30 pm
Newman
This fun, technology based craft will begin with a reading from a selection of children's books about rockets.  Following the reading, we will discuss the designing and engineering of rockets.  Children will have the opportunity to build rockets using paper and tape.  Partici...read more
Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class
3:00 pm
Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class
Saturday, Jun. 10, 3:00 pm
Salida
Learn how to save money and find bargains.
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 12, 10 am
Patterson
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 12, 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)
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jun. 12, 10:30 am
Riverbank
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Jun. 12, 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.  
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 12, 10:30 am
Ceres
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
 
Oakdale Toddler/Preschool Dance Fun!
11:00 am
Oakdale Toddler/Preschool Dance Fun!
Monday, Jun. 12, 11:00 am
Oakdale
This program for toddler and preschool age children features an hour of music and dancing. Come rock out to some of our favorite tunes from Story Time, and try such dances as the hula, the Twist, and a limbo!
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Salida Library Book Club
10:00 am
 Salida Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 10:00 am
Salida
This month the book club will discuss Leaving Family Behind by Jerome Peterson. A limited number of copies are available at the circulation desk. For more information, contact Isabel at (209) 284-2327.

"From Lithuania to Philadelphia, Leaving Family Behind tells of ...read more
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 10:00 am
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 10 am
Patterson
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)...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 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)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish/English 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)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 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.  
Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 10:30 am
Ceres
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Computer Basics
10:30 am
 Computer Basics
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 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.
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 11:00 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy a half-hour of playtime directly following Story Time.  This program features music, movement and sensory play.
Doodles and Zentangles
12:00 to 6:00 pm
 Doodles and Zentangles
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Hughson
Relax and let your creativity flow.  Come doodle and learn how to Zentangle.  All ages are welcome.
Friends of the Newman Library Used Book Sale
12:00 to 8 pm
Friends of the Newman Library Used Book Sale
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 12:00 to 8 pm
Newman
Shoppers can choose from a wide range of items for all ages, at bargain prices.  Hardcover books can be purchased for a dollar each, and paperback books are each fifty cents.  Books on CD are two dollars each, as are videos and DVDs. 
Kaleidoscope Craft
3:30 pm
 Kaleidoscope Craft
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Make your very own kaleidoscope and watch the colors shift and change shapes.  
Straw Rockets Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Straw Rockets Craft
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Have a blast designing rockets and launching them using straws! Ages 5 and up.
Salida Wee Move and Play
4:00 pm
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 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.
Minecraft
4:00 pm
 Minecraft
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Kids can show off their Minecraft skills through crafts and quizzes. 
All ages welcome.  Children under 4 must have parental supervision.  
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 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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Keyes Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 10:30 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 10:00 am & 10:30 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)....read more
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 10:00 am
Newman
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, finger plays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their care givers (30 minutes).
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Moms Club
10:00 am
 Moms Club
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 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.
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 10:00 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 am and 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Salida
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 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)
 
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 11:00 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Empire Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 11:30 am
Empire
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
12:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 12:00 pm
Ceres
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"

Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discove...read more
Paper Toys
2:00 to 5:00 pm
 Paper Toys
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Hughson
Make toys out of paper!   Learn to make cootie catchers, spinning tops, boomerangs, and so much more.
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
3:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 3:00 pm
Keyes
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"
Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discovering b...read more
Free Knit and Crochet Classes
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Classes
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Modesto LEGO Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO Play
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 3:30 pm
Modesto
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.
Perler Beads
4:00 pm
 Perler Beads
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children will use colorful plastic beads to create individual designs. This program promotes creativity and individual expression.  
All ages welcome.  Children under 4 must have parental supervision.  
Turlock Teen Advisory Board
4:00 pm
 Turlock Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 4:00 pm
Turlock
 Share your ideas and earn community service credit. For more information, call (209) 664-8100. 
Bad Art Night @ the Modesto Library
6:00 pm
Bad Art Night @ the Modesto Library
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 6:00 pmBad Art Night @ the
Modesto
Teens and adults: express your inner bad artist at the first ever Bad Art Night at the Modesto Library! Create your own piece of bad art using the paint and craft materials provided by the library. Afterward participants will have the opportunity to enter their work into an exhibition judged by libr...read more
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Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 15, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes).  Story Time is designed for 3 - 6 year olds, but all ages are welcome.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 15, 10:00 am
Salida
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jun. 15, 10:30 am
Salida
Join us after Preschool Story Time for a half hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
Computer Basics
10:30 am
 Computer Basics
Thursday, Jun. 15, 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.
AppyHour Story Time
11:15 am
 AppyHour Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 15, 11:15 am
Modesto
AppyHour is a special Story Time where traditional Story Time  books, music, and fingerplays meet tech! Library staff will be available following Story Time to help you explore Hoopla, eBooks, and other early literacy technology used during the program. Designed for preschoolers but all ages ar...read more
Hughson Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 15, 11:30 am
Hughson
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
12:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Thursday, Jun. 15, 12:00 pm
Oakdale
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"
Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discovering b...read more
Snake Bookmarks
12:00 pm
 Snake Bookmarks
Thursday, Jun. 15, 12:00 pm
Hughson
After a reptile-themed Story Time, children can make snake bookmarks.  
Teen Craft: Wall Hangings
12:30 pm
 Teen Craft: Wall Hangings
Thursday, Jun. 15, 12:30 pm
Denair
Teens can create a Boho chic wall hanging using a variety of different yarns.
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
3 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Thursday, Jun. 15, 3 pm
Waterford
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"

Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discove...read more
Empire LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Empire LEGO Day
Thursday, Jun. 15, 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.EndFragment--> 
Ceres LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Ceres LEGO Day
Thursday, Jun. 15, 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
Friends of Salida Library Board Meeting
4:00 pm
Friends of Salida Library Board Meeting
Thursday, Jun. 15, 4:00 pm
Salida
This meeting is open to the public, and will take place in the librarian's office.
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Jun. 15, 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, Jun. 16, 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)
 
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
12:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Friday, Jun. 16, 12:00 pm
Modesto
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company present: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"

Help the Ribbles build a new home for a better world by playing interactive games an...read more
STEAM* Challenge: Ultraviolet Radiation
12:30 pm
STEAM* Challenge: Ultraviolet Radiation
Friday, Jun. 16, 12:30 pm
Denair
Join us for our STEAM* Challenge. This week we will focus on science and art. Learn all about UV (ultraviolet) radiation while creating a UV ray detecting bracelet and a UV art print. Designed for ages 8 and up. Advance registration is required, as space is limited.  Please contact the Denair L...read more
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
3:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Friday, Jun. 16, 3:00 pm
Empire
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"
Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discovering b...read more
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Jun. 16, 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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Modesto All-Teens Craft Fair
9 am - 1 pm
 Modesto All-Teens Craft Fair
Saturday, Jun. 17, 9 am - 1 pm
Modesto
Don’t miss the great shopping at our fourth annual All-Teens Craft Fair!

Teen crafters, ages 13 - 18, will showcase their talents and learn about sales, customer service and business, all while having fun! Participants must sign up to sell but everyone is welcome to come shop! ...read more
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jun. 17, 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)
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
12:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Saturday, Jun. 17, 12:00 pm
Newman
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"
Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discovering b...read more
Saturday Stories and Art: The Night Sky
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday Stories and Art: The Night Sky
Saturday, Jun. 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmSaturday 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...read more
Riverbank Rocks!
2 pm
 Riverbank Rocks!
Saturday, Jun. 17, 2 pm
Riverbank
Teens and adults are invited to paint rocks at the Riverbank Library.  Share joy and brighten someone's day by leaving your painted treasure in your community for someone to find.  This craft can be messy, so you may want to bring a smock or clothing you don't mind getting messy wi...read more
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
3:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Saturday, Jun. 17, 3:00 pm
Patterson
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"
Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discovering b...read more
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Computer Basics
10 am
 Computer Basics
Monday, Jun. 19, 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.
Patterson Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 19, 10 am
Patterson
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 19, 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)
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jun. 19, 10:30 am
Riverbank
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Jun. 19, 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.  
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 19, 10:30 am
Ceres
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
 
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
12:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Monday, Jun. 19, 12:00 pm
Riverbank
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"
Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discovering b...read more
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
3:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Monday, Jun. 19, 3:00 pm
Salida
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"
Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discovering b...read more
Excel Intermediate
5 pm
 Excel Intermediate
Monday, Jun. 19, 5 pm
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.
Unicorn Pajama Story Time
6:30 pm
 Unicorn Pajama Story Time
Monday, Jun. 19, 6:30 pm
Turlock
Wear your pajamas and join us, and special guest Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth, for a special unicorn-themed Story Time for the whole family.  Following Story Time, there will be a special craft.  This program is ideal for 4 - 8 year-...read more
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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 10:00 am
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 10 am
Patterson
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)...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 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)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish/English 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)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 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.  
Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 10:30 am
Ceres
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Computer Basics
10:30 am
 Computer Basics
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 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.
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
11:00 am
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 11:00 am
Hughson
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"
Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discovering b...read more
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 11:00 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy a half-hour of playtime directly following Story Time.  This program features music, movement and sensory play.
Yoga with Rosa
11:30 am
 Yoga with Rosa
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 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
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
2 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2 pm
Denair
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"
Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discovering b...read more
Bad Art Competition
3:30 pm
 Bad Art Competition
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 3:30 pm
Riverbank
Teens are invited to create bad art at the Riverbank Library. The worst "masterpiece" will win a prize.  Paint, glitter, various types of paper and doodads will be available to make your "distasterpiece".  Bring a friend and have fun! 
Foam Surfboard Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Foam Surfboard Craft
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Stretch your imagination and give these foam surfboards a fun tropical design! Ages 5 and up.
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
4:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 4:00 pm
Turlock
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!"
Help the Ribbles build a new residence by playing interactive games and discovering b...read more
Word Basics
5 pm
 Word Basics
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 5 pm
Modesto
This workshop teaches you the basic functions of Microsoft Word and will introduce you to some of the other features of word processing. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Moana
6:00 pm
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Moana
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 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 Moana. Children can come in their pajamas. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on. The library will provide a beverage and popcorn.
Th...read more
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 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)
 
Color and Fold Paper Airplanes
6:45 pm
 Color and Fold Paper Airplanes
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 6:45 pmColor and Fold Paper
Modesto
Kids, moms, dads, and grandparents: help us launch our 2017 Summer Reading Challenge with a color and fold paper airplane program. Design your own plane or use one of our pre-printed designs.  This program will follow immediately after Preschool Story Times on Tuesday, May 23 (6:45 - 7:45 ...read more
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Keyes Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 10:30 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 10:00 am & 10:30 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)....read more
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 10:00 am
Newman
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, finger plays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their care givers (30 minutes).
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 10:00 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 am and 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Salida
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 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)
 
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 11:00 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Empire Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 11:30 am
Empire
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, Jun. 21, 11:30 am
Ceres
Come to the library for an hour of playtime! Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy music, movement, and sensory play.
Craft Buffet
12:30 pm
 Craft Buffet
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 12:30 pm
Denair
Pick from a variety of craft supplies to design your own craft.  We will have examples to inspire your craftiness.  
Meet Me @ the Races
2:00 pm
  Meet Me @ the Races
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2:00 pm
Hughson
Pool noodles make great race tracks for toy cars.  Come to the Hughson Library and find out how fast your car can go.
Free Knit and Crochet Classes
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Classes
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Modesto LEGO Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO Play
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 3:30 pm
Modesto
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.
Jellyfish Craft
3:30 pm
 Jellyfish Craft
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 3:30 pm
Patterson
Make a cute jellyfish with beautiful ribbon tentacles. 
Tile Art
4:00 pm
 Tile Art
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Children will decorate individual porcelain tiles with ink to create unique designs. 
All ages welcome.  Children under 4 must have parental supervision.  
Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits
6:00 pm
Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 6:00 pmMaximizing Social Se
Modesto
Learn how you can protect and maximize your Social Security retirement benefits. This free program will be presented by Gary Blom, principal of Blom and Associates in Modesto, on two Wednesday evenings this month (June 21 and June 28).
Gary Blom is a Registered Principal with, and securities an...read more
Family Story Night
6 pm
 Family Story Night
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 6 pm
Patterson
Bring the entire family for Story Time, music, and movement, followed by a fun craft or coloring.
Color and Fold Paper Airplanes
10:45 am
 Color and Fold Paper Airplanes
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 10:45 amColor and Fold Paper
Modesto
Kids, moms, dads, and grandparents: help us launch our 2017 Summer Reading Challenge with a color and fold paper airplane program. Design your own plane or use one of our pre-printed designs.  This program will follow immediately after Preschool Story Times on Tuesday, May 23 (6:45 - 7:45 ...read more
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Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 22, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes).  Story Time is designed for 3 - 6 year olds, but all ages are welcome.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 22, 10:00 am
Salida
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jun. 22, 10:30 am
Salida
Join us after Preschool Story Time for a half hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
AppyHour Story Time
11:15 am
 AppyHour Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 22, 11:15 am
Modesto
AppyHour is a special Story Time where traditional Story Time  books, music, and fingerplays meet tech! Library staff will be available following Story Time to help you explore Hoopla, eBooks, and other early literacy technology used during the program. Designed for preschoolers but all ages ar...read more
Hughson Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 22, 11:30 am
Hughson
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Bubble and Balloon Party
12:00 to 1:00 pm
 Bubble and Balloon Party
Thursday, Jun. 22, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Hughson
Summer is here, and what better time to have a party with bubbles and balloons?  Enjoy balloon rocket races, a bubble dance party, golf, and racket ball with balloons and bubbles. 
E-Mail Basics
1:30 pm
 E-Mail Basics
Thursday, Jun. 22, 1:30 pm
Modesto
This workshop teaches you the basics of creating and sending an email.  You will need to have created your email account prior to the beginning of class. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 558-7814 to sign up.
Safety Day
3:00 pm
 Safety Day
Thursday, Jun. 22, 3:00 pm
Turlock
Bring your camera and join us as the Turlock Fire Department and the Turlock Police Department discuss safety, answer questions, and show off their vehicles!  This will be an outside event.  All ages welcome; children must have direct supervision from a parent or adult guardian.
Newman LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Newman LEGO Day
Thursday, Jun. 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.
Rubber Band Race Cars
3:30 pm
 Rubber Band Race Cars
Thursday, Jun. 22, 3:30 pm
Empire
Using recycled materials and other craft supplies, children will create and customize their very own rubber band powered race cars. If time allows, children will have an opportunity to race their cars. All materials will be provided and children under the age of 4 will require direct adult supervisi...read more
Make Ice Cream in a Bag!
3:30 to 4:30 pm
 Make Ice Cream in a Bag!
Thursday, Jun. 22, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Ceres
Come join us and make your very own serving of vanilla ice cream in a plastic bag. This activity will take place in front of the library on the lawn. All materials will be provided.
Salida Tween Book Club
4:00 pm
 Salida Tween Book Club
Thursday, Jun. 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 Cleopatra in Space #2: The Thief and the Sword by Mike Maihack. Please contact the Salida ...read more
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Jun. 22, 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, Jun. 23, 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)
 
Summer Movies @ the Modesto Library
2:00 pm
Summer Movies @ the Modesto Library
Friday, Jun. 23, 2:00 pmSummer Movies @ the
Modesto
Celebrate Summer Reading 2017 at the Modesto Library with special Summer Movies! We will show films that have won, or were nominated for, an Academy Award for Best Production Design. This month’s film features a ...read more
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Jun. 23, 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, Jun. 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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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jun. 24, 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)
Scrapbooking Fun
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Scrapbooking Fun
Saturday, Jun. 24, 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 scrapbooks.  Some materials will be provided but participa...read more
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 26, 10 am
Patterson
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 & 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 26, 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)
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jun. 26, 10:30 am
Riverbank
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Monday, Jun. 26, 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.  
Ceres Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jun. 26, 10:30 am
Ceres
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
 
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Jun. 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 at 1:30 pm in the Oakdale Library's Community Room.  Come by and support your local library.   
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Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:00 am
Waterford
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Patterson Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10 am
Patterson
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)...read more
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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)
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:30 am
Riverbank
Spanish/English 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)
Oakdale Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:30 am
Oakdale
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Stay & Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay & Play Social
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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.  
Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:30 am
Ceres
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Internet Basics
10:30 am
 Internet Basics
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:30 am
Oakdale
This workshop will introduce you to the Internet and the World Wide Web and teach you how to search on the Web. Advance registration is required. Call (209) 847-4204 to sign up.
Ceres Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Ceres Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 11:00 am
Ceres
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy a half-hour of playtime directly following Story Time.  This program features music, movement and sensory play.
Oakdale Library Book Club
11:30 am
 Oakdale Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 11:30 amOakdale Library Book
Oakdale
This month the book club will discuss Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See,  a novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
The Oakdale Library Book Club meets on the...read more
Friends of the Newman Library Used Book Sale
12:00 to 8 pm
Friends of the Newman Library Used Book Sale
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 12:00 to 8 pm
Newman
Shoppers can choose from a wide range of items for all ages, at bargain prices.  Hardcover books can be purchased for a dollar each, and paperback books are each fifty cents.  Books on CD are two dollars each, as are videos and DVDs. 
Kool Aid Lip Balm
12:00 to 6:00 pm
 Kool Aid Lip Balm
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Hughson
Children, teens, and tweens can make colorful and flavorful lip balm out packets of powdered drink.
Gumdrop Structures
3:30-4:30 pm
 Gumdrop Structures
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford
Try this is a great engineering challenge! Build gumdrop structures out of toothpicks and gumdrops. Ages 5 and up.
Riverbank Library Book Club
4 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 4 pm
Riverbank
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books!  The book club will discuss The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.  Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.
&nb...read more
Turlock LEGO Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO Day
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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, Jun. 27, 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.
Modesto Preschool Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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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Keyes Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 10:30 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 10:00 am & 10:30 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)....read more
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 10:00 am
Newman
New and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, finger plays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their care givers (30 minutes).
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 10:00 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 am and 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Salida
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Modesto Preschool Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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)
 
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 11:00 am
Oakdale
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers.  (20 minutes)
Empire Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 11:30 am
Empire
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 Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am- 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 11:30 am- 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres
This month the book club will discuss Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller.

In Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with visceral authenticity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life i...read more
Minion Fun at Hughson Library
2:00 pm
 Minion Fun at Hughson Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2:00 pm
Hughson
Craft a Minion, play Minion games, and photobomb a Minion picture at the Hughson Library.  For ages 14 and under. 
Free Knit and Crochet Classes
3:00 pm
 Free Knit and Crochet Classes
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 3:00 pmFree Knit and Croche
Waterford
All experience levels welcome! Please call the Waterford Library to confirm classes: (209) 874-2191.
Modesto LEGO Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO Play
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 3:30 pm
Modesto
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.
Patterson LEGO Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO Day
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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.
Shark Bookmarks!
4:00 pm
 Shark Bookmarks!
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 4:00 pm
Turlock
Kids will craft bookmarks out of paper to create sharks that will save their pages! 
All ages welcome.  Children under 4 must have parental supervision. 
Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits
6:00 pm
Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 6:00 pmMaximizing Social Se
Modesto
Learn how you can protect and maximize your Social Security retirement benefits. This free program will be presented by Gary Blom, principal of Blom and Associates in Modesto, on two Wednesday evenings this month (June 21 and June 28).
Gary Blom is a Registered Principal with, and securities an...read more
Folded Book Art
6 pm
 Folded Book Art
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 6 pmFolded Book Art
Turlock
Give old books a new life as striking works of art!  Come in to the Turlock Library and join the fun while learning the art of book folding.
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Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 am & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Turlock
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes).  Story Time is designed for 3 - 6 year olds, but all ages are welcome.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10:00 am
Salida
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10:30 am
Salida
Join us after Preschool Story Time for a half hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
Hughson Preschool Story Time
11:30 am
 Hughson Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 29, 11:30 am
Hughson
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 mi...read more
Flags and Fireworks
12:00 pm
 Flags and Fireworks
Thursday, Jun. 29, 12:00 pm
Hughson
Come and make an array of patriotic crafts, including paper fireworks, 4th of July noisemakers, streamers, and American flags.
Teen Perler Bead Craft
12:30 pm
 Teen Perler Bead Craft
Thursday, Jun. 29, 12:30 pm
Denair
Teens can spend the afternoon creating unique designs with Perler beads. When heat is applied, these colorful beads fuse together, preserving the crafter's designs. 
Oakdale Teen Book Club
3:00 pm
 Oakdale Teen Book Club
Thursday, Jun. 29, 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 Nation by Terry Pratchett. Refreshments will be served.  Pick up a copy of the novel at the Oakdale Library. 
 
Adult/Teen Coloring Day
3:00-4:00 pm
 Adult/Teen Coloring Day
Thursday, Jun. 29, 3:00-4:00 pm
Waterford
Come by the library for a relaxing hour of coloring. All materials will be provided. Ages 13 and up.
ARRGGHH! It’s Shark Week!
3:30 pm
ARRGGHH! It’s Shark Week!
Thursday, Jun. 29, 3:30 pm
Ceres
Celebrate Shark Week at the Ceres Library! Make your own shark cootie catcher and craft your own take-home aquarium. All materials will be provided.  
Crazy Catapults
3:30 pm
 Crazy Catapults
Thursday, Jun. 29, 3:30 pm
Empire
Get ready to launch marshmallows into the air with your very own tiny catapult. Children will construct these mini marvels of engineering using craft sticks, rubber bands and other supplies. All supplies will be provided and children under the age of four must have direct adult supervision.
Modesto Comix Club
4 pm
 Modesto Comix Club
Thursday, Jun. 29, 4 pmModesto Comix Club
Modesto
Can you tell a story without words? Read a wordless, or nearly wordless, comic book and come hang out for discussions, games and activities about comic art and sequencing. Comix Club is held on the last Thursday of every month. This program is suggested for ages 8 and up.  For more informa...read more
Cuentos en Español
6:15 pm
 Cuentos en Español
Thursday, Jun. 29, 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, Jun. 30, 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 Essential Oils
10:30 am
 Introduction to Essential Oils
Friday, Jun. 30, 10:30 am
Patterson
Long time enthusiast, Cindy Sierra, will share her knowledge of essential oils. 
STEAM* Challenge- Minion Slime
12:30 pm
 STEAM* Challenge- Minion Slime
Friday, Jun. 30, 12:30 pm
Denair
Kids ages 8 and up can join us for a Despicable Me inspired STEAM* challenge. Participants will make Minion slime out of glue and liquid starch. Advance registration is required, as space is limited.  Please contact the Denair Library at (209) 634-1283 to sign up.  
*STEAM= S...read more
Oakdale LEGO Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO Day
Friday, Jun. 30, 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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