Events and 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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Moms Club
10:00 am
 Moms Club
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10:00 am
Patterson
This program is designed for stay-at-home mothers who would like to connect with other stay-at-home moms. We encourage you to come with your children, make new friends, and have fun.
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10:30 am
Newman Library
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.  
Keyes Story Time
11:50 am
 Keyes Story Time
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 11:50 am
Keyes Library
New and classic picture books, flannel board and prop stories, finger plays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. 30 minutes.
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
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Hughson LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 3:00 pm
Hughson Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO® play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Drawing Club: Manga Art
3:00-5:00 pm
 Drawing Club: Manga Art
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 3:00-5:00 pm
Denair Library
Come and learn or practice manga drawing. All materials are provided.
Parakeet Craft
3:30-4:30 pm
 Parakeet Craft
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford Library
Looking for a pet that is easy to take care of? Learn how to make a parakeet out of toilet paper rolls and everyday craft items. Ages 5 and older.
Finger Puppet Theater
3:30 pm
 Finger Puppet Theater
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 3:30 pmFinger Puppet Theate
Riverbank Library
Make your very own felt finger puppets and have fun putting on a puppet show!  
Back To School Bingo
3:30 pm
 Back To School Bingo
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Bring the family for an afternoon of playing Bingo.
Turlock Art Lab: Scribble Drawing
4:00 pm
Turlock Art Lab: Scribble Drawing
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 4:00 pm
Turlock Library
Create unique art by searching your scribbles for objects or shapes. Do you see a bird, or maybe a whale? Use colored pencils to outline and color your shapes for a picture that will really stand out.  All ages welcome; children 4 and under must have direct adult supervision.
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Incredibles 2
6:00 pm
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Incredibles 2
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6:00 pm
Salida Library

Children and their families can enjoy a family-friendly movie and picnic dinner at the library. This month's movie is the Disney Pixar animated film Incredibles 2. Children can come in their pajamas. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on.&nb...read more

Modesto Stuffed Animal Sleepover
6:15 pm
Modesto Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6:15 pmModesto Stuffed Anim
Modesto Library
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for Story Time! After that, it's time to say goodbye and goodnight to your little buddy while they stay overnight at the library. Come back the next day to pick up your stuffed animal and see what mischief they got into. Pajamas encouraged.
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Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10:30 am
Newman Library
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.  
Keyes Story Time
11:50 am
 Keyes Story Time
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 11:50 am
Keyes Library
New and classic picture books, flannel board and prop stories, finger plays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. 30 minutes.
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
12:00 - 3:00 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Denair Library
You're invited to take part in a day of playing with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection!
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Kids Craft: Bird Feeders
3:30 pm
 Kids Craft: Bird Feeders
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Make different shaped bird feeders with chenille stems and cereal. 
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
Minecraft Paper Crafts
4:00 pm
 Minecraft Paper Crafts
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Make creepers, play Minecraft BINGO and more at this crafting session!
Patterson Family Story Night
6:00 pm
 Patterson Family Story Night
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6:00 pm
Patterson Library
Join us for family fun story time with books, music, and movement, followed by a relaxed craft activity or coloring.
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Piggy Bank
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Piggy Bank
Thursday, Aug. 22, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes Library
Saving money is always great, especially when there is always loose change lying around. Kids will decorate a small water bottle that will eventually be their very own personal piggy bank. *All supplies will be provided.
Bubble Gum Eraser
3:00 pm
 Bubble Gum Eraser
Thursday, Aug. 22, 3:00 pm
Hughson Library
We will be making bubble gum scented and shaped erasers. 
Oakdale LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO® Day
Thursday, Aug. 22, 3:00 pm
Oakdale Library
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. (1 hour)
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Magnetic Slime
3:30 pm
 Magnetic Slime
Thursday, Aug. 22, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Kids will have fun seeing slime interact with magnets in this STEAM* activity.
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
Grass People
3:30 pm
 Grass People
Thursday, Aug. 22, 3:30 pm
Ceres Library
We'll provide all the materials for you to make your own grass "people."  Take home your creations, water it, and watch the grass grow to create your person's hair. 
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Aug. 22, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO® play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
Disclaimer: LEGO® is ...read more
Craft Day - Rubber Stamp Pictures
4:00 pm
Craft Day - Rubber Stamp Pictures
Thursday, Aug. 22, 4:00 pm
Denair Library
Use a variety of rubber stamps to create a scene or picture of your choice. Rubber stamps, washable stamp pads, and paper will be provided.
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Aug. 23, 10:30 am
Denair Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Aug. 23, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO® play helps children delevlop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
This program is part of the STEAM* series of programs for childre...read more
Modesto DIY Kids: Paper Craft
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto DIY Kids: Paper Craft
Friday, Aug. 23, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library
This month at DIY Kids we will be crafting with paper. Origami, paper bead necklaces, and more! Children must be supervised by an adult. This activity supports STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).
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Modesto Read to a Dog
1:00 - 3:00 pm
 Modesto Read to a Dog
Saturday, Aug. 24, 1:00 - 3:00 pmModesto Read to a Do
Modesto Library
Drop by the Modesto Library Auditorium between 1 and 3 pm to read to a dog certified by Therapy Dogs Alliance. This program give children a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere to practice reading aloud. Call 209-558-7810 for more information. Designed for independent readers up to age 12. No sign-up...read more
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Stay and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Monday, Aug. 26, 10:30 am
Patterson Library
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.
Toddler and Preschool Dance Fun
11:00 am
 Toddler and Preschool Dance Fun
Monday, Aug. 26, 11:00 am
Oakdale Library
Little ones can enjoy music, movement and dance at this fun, hour-long program. We’ll be “rockin’ out” to some of our favorite Story Time music as well as trying the Hula, the Twist, and the Limbo!
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Paper Dragon Kites
3:30-4:30 pm
 Paper Dragon Kites
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 3:30-4:30 pm
Waterford Library
Dragons! We love dragons in Waterford and are excited to make dragon kites. Bring your dragons to life using paper, glue, string and your artistic flair. Ages 5 and older.
Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Kids can build masterpieces with foam blocks, magnetic tiles and other building materials.
Dino Dig
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Dino Dig
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
Breaking News! Dinosaur bones have been uncovered at the Newman Library! There are still fossils lost in the field by the library. Carefully excavate an area to find and identify your own fossil.
Family Game Day
4:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Game on at the Salida Library! Challenge your family members to board game competitions, video game tournaments and more. The Nintendo Switch will be available for use, along with the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset*.
*Oculus Rift is only for ages 13 and up.
 
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 4:00 pm
Turlock Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library using the library’s LEGO® and LEGO® DUPLO® blocks. LEGO® play helps children develop fine ...read more
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Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 10:30 am
Newman Library
Join us for a big play date at the library. We will provide toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.  
Keyes Story Time
11:50 am
 Keyes Story Time
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 11:50 am
Keyes Library
New and classic picture books, flannel board and prop stories, finger plays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. 30 minutes.
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
12:00 - 3:00 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Denair Library
You're invited to take part in a day of playing with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection!
Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Chess Club
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Denair Library
BYOB, that is, Bring Your Own Board (and pieces, clocks, etc.) to the Denair Library for a nice, friendly game of chess. Chess puzzles will also be available to solve. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome. These will be unranked, fun games of chess. Come by a...read more
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO®read more
Little Scientist: STEAM* Program
3:30 pm
Little Scientist: STEAM* Program
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3:30 pm
Oakdale Library
Let’s get excited about science! Little Scientists will listen to a book and then explore science with a hands-on activity. This program is designed for children kindergarten age to 8 years, and is limited to 15 children. Advance registration is required. Sign-ups start August 1. Call 209-847-...read more
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO...read more
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Kaleidoscope
3:30 pm
 Kaleidoscope
Thursday, Aug. 29, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Children can make a kaleidoscope and see a multitude of colorful patterns.
Modesto Family Book Club: Frindle
4:00 pm
Modesto Family Book Club: Frindle
Thursday, Aug. 29, 4:00 pmModesto Family Book
Modesto Library
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion and activities related to the month's book selection! Frindle by Andrew Clements. Then we'll wrap up with a reading from next month's selection.
Craft Day - Hot Air Balloons
4:00 pm
 Craft Day - Hot Air Balloons
Thursday, Aug. 29, 4:00 pm
Denair Library
There are many hot air balloon festivals held in the summer. Make your own hot air balloon craft out of a printed template and colorful strips of paper which create the actual balloon. All materials provided.
Minute to Win It!
4:00 pm
 Minute to Win It!
Thursday, Aug. 29, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Kids and teens can join us to test their skills at a variety of fun, challenging, and silly games. Each challenge must be completed in less than a minute.
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Aug. 30, 10:30 am
Denair Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Aug. 30, 3:00 pm
Salida Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library. LEGO® play helps children delevlop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct adult supervision.
This program is part of the STEAM* series of programs for childre...read more
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