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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Patterson Library
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (October 23, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm; October 24, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; October 25, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Buy gently used books at bargain prices. Harcovers $1, Softcovers $0.50, Children's $0.25-$0.50. Friday is fill a bag for $5 day. 
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Keyes Library
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2 pm
“Python Ron” McGee will bring his favorite lizards and snakes to the library for a creepy-crawly good time! This educational, hands-on show-and-tell is open to all ages.
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Patterson Library
Thursday, Oct. 24, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (October 23, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm; October 24, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; October 25, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Buy gently used books at bargain prices. Harcovers $1, Softcovers $0.50, Children's $0.25-$0.50. Friday is fill a bag for $5 day. 
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Modesto Library
Thursday, Oct. 24, 4:00 pm
Come together for the fun family read-aloud, Bunnicula, by James Howe. Don't miss the last family book club for this year! Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Patterson Library
Friday, Oct. 25, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (October 23, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm; October 24, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; October 25, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Buy gently used books at bargain prices. Harcovers $1, Softcovers $0.50, Children's $0.25-$0.50. Friday is fill a bag for $5 day. 
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Modesto Library
Friday, Oct. 25, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Upcycle a small coffee can by using pictures or comic book pages to create your very own keepsake box. Materials will be provided. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Younger children will need an adult to help them. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Salida Library
Monday, Oct. 28, 4 & 5:30 pm
“Python Ron” McGee will bring his favorite lizards and snakes to the library for a creepy-crawly good time! This educational, hands-on show-and-tell is open to all ages. Free tickets will be available one hour prior to each show. 
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Modesto Library
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Teens, drop-in for a fun night at the Modesto Library and celebrate the Halloween season with us. Dress up in your costume (optional) and enjoy the many crafts available such as origami, button making, skull bracelets, and more. No sign ups required.  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library .
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Modesto Halloween St
Modesto Library
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10:15 am
Come listen to some not-too-spooky stories and stay for a Halloween Parade sponsored by the Friends of the Modesto Library! Story Time starts at 10:15 a.m. and the parade will be immediately following (about 10:45 a.m.) Costumes are encouraged but not required for the festivities. Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Patterson Library
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3:30 pm
“Python Ron” McGee will bring his favorite lizards and snakes to the library for a creepy-crawly good time! This educational, hands-on show-and-tell is open to all ages.
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Modesto Halloween Bi
Modesto Library
Thursday, Oct. 31, 6:15 pm
Listen to some not-so-spooky stories. Stay for a Día de los Muertos themed craft. Costumes are encouraged but not required to participate! Eschuchen algunos cuentos no-tan-espantosos. Quédense para hacer una manualidad para el día de los muertos. ¡Les invitamos a venir en disfraz, pero no es requerido para participar! Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Halloween Bi
Modesto Library
Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:15 am
Listen to some not-so-spooky stories. Stay for a Día de los Muertos themed craft. Costumes are encouraged but not required to participate! Eschuchen algunos cuentos no-tan-espantosos. Quédense para hacer una manualidad para el día de los muertos. ¡Les invitamos a venir en disfraz, pero no es requerido para participar! Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Library
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Friends of the Modesto Library will host the Scholastic Book Fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to come and shop for new books for kids and the young at heart! Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Library
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10 am - 7 pm
Friends of the Modesto Library will host the Scholastic Book Fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to come and shop for new books for kids and the young at heart! Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Library
Thursday, Nov. 7, 10 am - 7 pm
Friends of the Modesto Library will host the Scholastic Book Fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to come and shop for new books for kids and the young at heart! Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Library
Friday, Nov. 8, 10 am - 4 pm
Friends of the Modesto Library will host the Scholastic Book Fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to come and shop for new books for kids and the young at heart! Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Library
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 am - 4 pm
Friends of the Modesto Library will host the Scholastic Book Fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to come and shop for new books for kids and the young at heart! Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Library
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:15 pm
Something fun for everyone! We'll share stories or activities perfect for families to enjoy together.  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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Modesto Library
Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:00 and 6:30 pm
Escaping Jane: Jane Austen Escape Room
You have been hired to test the security at a Jane Austen exhibit. The task: escape from the museum with one of Jane Austen's manuscripts before getting caught by security. The 5:00 pm session is exclusively for ages 13 to 18. The 6:30 pm session is intended for ages 18 and up. Registration is required. Sign-ups begin November 1 by calling the library at 209-558-7810. Participants may only register for one session. In partnership with the Becoming Jane Austen Book Club and Jane Con.
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TEEN VR Game Day
Modesto Library
Monday, Nov. 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
TEENS! The Oculus Rift virtual reality gear will be available for ages 13 & up in the Modesto Library Teen Zone.  Sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library.
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