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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New Year’s Resolution Board
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
New Year’s Resolution Board
Friday, Jan. 17, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keyes Library
Create a small board at the Keyes Library to help you keep track of your new year's resolutions.
Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jan. 17, 10:30 am
Denair Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Crochet Club
3:00 pm
 Crochet Club
Friday, Jan. 17, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh, or just come and hang out with other crochet learners and enthusiasts. Please bring your own crochet hooks. Yarn will be provided. 
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Jan. 17, 3:00 pm
Salida 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.
Oculus Rift & Wii Dance Party
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Oculus Rift & Wii Dance Party
Friday, Jan. 17, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Newman Library
Escape reality and enter into another world with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset from 3:00 to 4:00 pm this week. Ages 13+. These events will be first come, first served.Shed those holiday pounds by dancing off the calories at Wii Dance Parties all week from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. All ages wel...read more
Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life
3:30 pm
 Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life
Friday, Jan. 17, 3:30 pm
Modesto Library
Step back 65 million years and explore some of the creatures that once roamed the Earth. Learn how dinosaurs were different from other animals. This program includes lots of fossils! Best for school-age children.Presented by Great Valley Museum
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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:15 am
Modesto Library
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
Scrapbooking Fun
12:30 - 4:30 pm
 Scrapbooking Fun
Saturday, Jan. 18, 12:30 - 4:30 pmScrapbooking Fun
Modesto Library
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 have free time to work on their own scrapbooks. Some materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Don't forget ...read more
Oculus Rift & Wii Dance Party
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Oculus Rift & Wii Dance Party
Saturday, Jan. 18, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Newman Library
Escape reality and enter into another world with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset from 3:00 to 4:00 pm this week. Ages 13+. These events will be first come, first served.Shed those holiday pounds by dancing off the calories at Wii Dance Parties all week from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. All ages wel...read more
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
All Libraries Closed
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Monday, Jan. 20, All Libraries Closed
All Locations
 
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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10 am
Patterson Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard, and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Central Valley Fiber Artists
10:00 a.m.
 Central Valley Fiber Artists
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:00 a.m.
Salida Library
The Central Valley Fiber Artists meet Tuesday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm to work on projects. If you are interested, bring your current project and join us for a morning of laughs and friendship. Rather than a classroom setting this is a collaborative, community oriented group setting to get toget...read more
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:00 am
Waterford Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Internet Basics
10:30 am
 Internet Basics
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
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 Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
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 and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 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.
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:30 am
Riverbank Library
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 11:00 am
Ceres Library
Toddlers, preschool age children and their caregivers can join us for 30 minutes of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Directly following Story Times.  
Managing Stress
1:00 pm
 Managing Stress
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1:00 pm
Patterson Library
Thinking about becoming healthier this year? This free, informational program will define stress and discuss positive and negative stress. It will also analyze the common causes and stages of stress, explain how stress impacts our health short term and long term, and provide tips on how to manage st...read more
LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:00 pm
(January 8 and January 21 at 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. (1 hour)Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Drawing Club: Disney Characters
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Drawing Club: Disney Characters
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Denair Library
This month, Disney characters will be our focus for Drawing Club. Materials will be provided for these events, but feel free to bring your own supplies as well.
Wii Mario Kart
3:30 pm
 Wii Mario Kart
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Get your shells and bananas ready, because it's about to get bumpy with Mario Kart on Nintendo Wii!
Campfire Snack
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Campfire Snack
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
Come warm yourself up with a yummy, edible craft. We will make a campfire snack out of cookies, pretzels, frosting, and jelly beans.
Modesto Teen Tuesday
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto Teen Tuesday
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library
Hey teens! Looking for a place to hang out? Want to try something new? We've got you covered. Come hang out at our NEW Teen Tuesday program held once a month. Every Teen Tuesday we'll "Switch" up the activities. See ya there!
Salt Snowflakes
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Salt Snowflakes
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Waterford Library
Join us as we make winter snowflakes using salt, paper, and glue! 
Homework Club
3:30 pm
 Homework Club
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Homework help and tutoring available for kids in grades K-6. Advance registration is required. Please pick up an application at the library.  
Tin Can Bird Feeder Craft
3:30 pm
 Tin Can Bird Feeder Craft
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30 pmTin Can Bird Feeder
Riverbank Library
Invite some feathered friends to your window with a cute handmade bird feeder.  
Turlock Art Lab: Fold Me a Print
4:00 pm
Turlock Art Lab: Fold Me a Print
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:00 pm
Turlock Library
In this basic introduction to printmaking, children will get an opportunity to experiment with mirror images using tempera paint and cardstock paper. All ages welcome; children 4 and under must have direct adult supervision.
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Abominable
6:00 pm
Family Dinner and Movie Night: Abominable
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 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 DreamWorks animated film Abominable. Children can come in their pajamas. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on. The library will provide a beverage and popc...read more
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Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:00 am
Newman Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Salida Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
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, Jan. 22, 10:15 am
Modesto Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 am
Empire Library
New and classic picture books, flannel board and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 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.  
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11:00 am
(Wednesdays)

Ceres Library
Toddlers, preschool age children and their caregivers can join us for an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Directly following Story Times
Stay and Play
11:00 am
 Stay and Play
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11:00 am
Empire Library
Stay after Preschool Story Time and enjoy more books, music, and toys.
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ceres Library Book Club for Adults
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmCeres Library Book C
Ceres Library
This month's book club selection is The Professor and the Madman, by Simon Winchester.The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discove...read more
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:50 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 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 to 5 and their caregivers. Approximately 30 minutes.
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
12:00-3:00 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 12:00-3:00 pm
Denair Library
Children are invited to take part in a day of playing with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection! 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...read more
Knit & Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Knit & Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3:00 pm
Waterford Library
Learn to knit and crochet while socializing with others who share similar interests. Please call 209-874-2191 for information on recommended supplies and class confirmation.
Chess Club
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 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 and meet f...read more
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto 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.
Patterson LEGO® Play
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® displays for the library using the library’s blocks. LEGO® play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO...read more
EcoLearn: Air Pollution and the Environment
4:00 pm
EcoLearn: Air Pollution and the Environment
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 4:00 pm
Turlock Library
Presented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Join us and learn about our environment in a new series of programs! Over the next five months, the EPA will present a series of environmental enrichment activities for students in preschool through fifth grade. This month we will learn abo...read more
MoSt Poetry Book Club
6:30 - 7:30 pm
 MoSt Poetry Book Club
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6:30 - 7:30 pmMoSt Poetry Book Clu
Modesto Library
Join us for a quarterly poetry book club sponsored by the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt) and the Friends of the Modesto Library. Each meeting will focus on a different book of poetry. Teens and adults can share their favorite poems and discuss the poet's style. The meeting will be ...read more
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Chinese New Year - Paper Rat Craft
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Chinese New Year - Paper Rat Craft
Thursday, Jan. 23, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes Library
Come to the Keyes Library to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Make a paper rate to celebrate the Year of the Rat.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:00 am
Salida Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their adult caregivers. (30 minutes)
Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:30 am
Hughson Library
Preschool Story Time: New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet 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, Jan. 23, 10:30 am
Salida Library
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. 
E-Mail Basics
1:30 pm
 E-Mail Basics
Thursday, Jan. 23, 1:30 pm
Modesto Library
This workshop covers 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.
Oakdale LEGO® Day
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Oakdale LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jan. 23, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
(Thursdays, January 9 & 23, 3:00 - 4:00 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.
Chinese Dragon Masks
3:30 pm
 Chinese Dragon Masks
Thursday, Jan. 23, 3:30 pm
Ceres Library
Get ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year! Kids can color their own special dragon mask to take home.  
Chinese New Year Dragon
3:30 pm
 Chinese New Year Dragon
Thursday, Jan. 23, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Kids can create a dragon using toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, popsicle sticks, and other craft supplies.
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jan. 23, 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 a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.
Homework Club
3:30 pm
 Homework Club
Thursday, Jan. 23, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Homework help and tutoring available for kids in grades K-6. Advance registration is required. Please pick up an application at the library.  
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
4:00-8:00 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
Thursday, Jan. 23, 4:00-8:00 pm
(January 23, 4-8 pm; January 24, 9 am-7 pm; January 25 9 am-5 pm)

Turlock Library
The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are holding their annual book sale at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 Arbor Way, Turlock. Members’ Night is Thursday, January 23 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The Public Sale is Friday, January 24 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday, January 25th...read more
Craft Day - Polar Bear Puppets
4:00 pm
 Craft Day - Polar Bear Puppets
Thursday, Jan. 23, 4:00 pm
Denair Library
Make an awesome polar bear puppet out of craft paper and puff balls. All materials will be provided.
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:15 pm
Modesto Library
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jan. 24, 10:30 am
Denair Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Crochet Club
3:00 pm
 Crochet Club
Friday, Jan. 24, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh, or just come and hang out with other crochet learners and enthusiasts. Please bring your own crochet hooks. Yarn will be provided. 
Teen Health & Wellness: New Year’s Resolutions
3:00 pm
Teen Health & Wellness: New Year’s Resolutions
Friday, Jan. 24, 3:00 pm
Riverbank Library
Teens! New Year, new you? Join us at this month's health and wellness program to discuss New Year's Resolutions and how to keep them. 
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Jan. 24, 3:00 pm
Salida 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.
Modesto DIY Kids: Clay Model Magic
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto DIY Kids: Clay Model Magic
Friday, Jan. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library
Get inspired to sculpt! This simple modeling material is lightweight when it dries. Perfect for beginning sculptors. All materials provided, best for ages 5 & up.
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
3:30 pm
Riverbank Library Teen Book Club
Friday, Jan. 24, 3:30 pmRiverbank Library Te
Riverbank Library
Get together with your friends and share your love of books! This month's book selection is Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp. A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Riverbank Library. Join us for the fun!
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
Friday, Jan. 24, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
(January 23, 4-8 pm; January 24, 9 am-7 pm; January 25 9 am-5 pm)

Turlock Library
The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are holding their annual book sale at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 Arbor Way, Turlock. Members’ Night is Thursday, January 23 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The Public Sale is Friday, January 24 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday, January 25th...read more
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Modesto Bilingual Story Time
10:15 am
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Jan. 25, 10:15 am
Modesto Library
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
Modesto Read to a Dog & Authors
1:00 - 3:00 pm
 Modesto Read to a Dog & Authors
Saturday, Jan. 25, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Modesto Library
It will be a very special Read to a Dog this month! Kids can read to a certified therapy dog and some special "doggie" authors will be joining us to share their stories as well! Maricela Rocha, author of Chikis the Chihuahua, Major Mitchell, author of I'm Molly, and Erynn Lucas, author...read more
Shakespeare4all - Taming of the Shrew - Playshop
1:00 pm
Shakespeare4all - Taming of the Shrew - Playshop
Saturday, Jan. 25, 1:00 pm
Salida Library
Join Shakespeare for All in a production of Shakespeare's comedy "Taming of the Shrew" - it's free to join, and no experience is necessary! Don’t know about Shakespeare or The Taming of the Shrew? No problem! We’re going to explore a few themes in The Taming of the...read more
Teens: Jeopardy
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 Teens: Jeopardy
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Newman Library
Test your knowledge of movies, video games, TV, and more by playing Jeopardy at the library. Pizza will be provided while supplies last.
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friends of the Turlock Public Library Annual Booksale
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(January 23, 4-8 pm; January 24, 9 am-7 pm; January 25 9 am-5 pm)

Turlock Library
The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are holding their annual book sale at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 Arbor Way, Turlock. Members’ Night is Thursday, January 23 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The Public Sale is Friday, January 24 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday, January 25th...read more
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Patterson Wiggle Worms
10:00 am
 Patterson Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jan. 27, 10:00 am
Patterson Library
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 Wiggle Worms
10:15 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Monday, Jan. 27, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Stay and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Monday, Jan. 27, 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.
Riverbank Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Preschool Story Time
Monday, Jan. 27, 10:30 am
Riverbank Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard  and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Oakdale Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Oakdale Wee Move and Play
Monday, Jan. 27, 11:00 am
(Mondays, January 13 & 27, 11:00 am)

Oakdale Library
Toddlers, preschool age children and their caregivers can join us for an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Turn this into your family's play date!
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Jan. 27, 1:30 pm
Oakdale Library
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Oakdale Library. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month in the library. Come by and support your local library.
Coding Club: CS First Music & Sound
4:00 pm
Coding Club: CS First Music & Sound
Monday, Jan. 27, 4:00 pm
Salida Library
Learn to code at your library! Join us over 8 weeks and create a music video, play musical notes, and build an interactive music display using Computer Science and Scratch programming. Ages 9-14 welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups start December 16. Call the library at 2...read more

Teen Health and Wellness: New Year’s Resolutions
4:00 pm
Teen Health and Wellness: New Year’s Resolutions
Monday, Jan. 27, 4:00 pm
Modesto Library
Teens, join us for a monthly series of Teen Health and Wellness programs at the Modesto Library. January's program will focus on resolutions for the New Year. Local teen Avni Parmar will lead a session surrounding this month's theme. During the session, teens will make their own resolut...read more
Intermediate Word
5:00 pm
 Intermediate Word
Monday, Jan. 27, 5:00 pm
Modesto Library
This workshop is a continuation of Beginning Word and will cover additional word processing functions of Microsoft Word. Advance registration is required. Call 209-558-7814 to sign up.
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Patterson Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Patterson Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10 am
Patterson Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard, and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Central Valley Fiber Artists
10:00 a.m.
 Central Valley Fiber Artists
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Salida Library
The Central Valley Fiber Artists meet Tuesday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm to work on projects. If you are interested, bring your current project and join us for a morning of laughs and friendship. Rather than a classroom setting this is a collaborative, community oriented group setting to get toget...read more
Waterford Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Waterford Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:00 am
Waterford Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:15 and 11:15 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:15 and 11:15 am
Modesto Library
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
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Ceres Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
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 and Play Social
10:30 am
 Stay and Play Social
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 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.
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
10:30 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:30 am
Riverbank Library
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11:00 am
Ceres Library
Toddlers, preschool age children and their caregivers can join us for 30 minutes of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Directly following Story Times.  
Oakdale Library Book Club: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book)
11:30 am
Oakdale Library Book Club: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book)
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11:30 am
Oakdale Library
Loved a book and want to talk about it? Join us for the first book club meeting of the new year! This month it's Bring Your Own Book! Everyone is welcome!The Oakdale Library Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Oakdale Library at 11:30 am. The following month's selecti...read more
Healthy Communications
1:00 pm
 Healthy Communications
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1:00 pm
Patterson Library
This free, informational program will define what healthy communication is and discuss the different types of communication: verbal, written, visual, and non-verbal. It will cover the importance of communications, teach different techniques to use for healthy communication, discuss the importance of...read more
Curly Paper Bird Craft
3:00 pm
 Curly Paper Bird Craft
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 3:00 pm
Hughson Library
Create your own unique curly paper bird.
Drawing Club: Disney Characters
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Drawing Club: Disney Characters
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Denair Library
This month, Disney characters will be our focus for Drawing Club. Materials will be provided for these events, but feel free to bring your own supplies as well.
Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Kids can build masterpieces with foam blocks, magnetic tiles and other building materials.
Homework Club
3:30 pm
 Homework Club
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Homework help and tutoring available for kids in grades K-6. Advance registration is required. Please pick up an application at the library.  
Turlock LEGO® Day
4:00 pm
 Turlock LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 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 motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.Disclaimer:&nb...read more
Riverbank Library Book Club
4:00 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 4:00 pmRiverbank Library Bo
Riverbank Library
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books! The book club will discuss The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.
Family Game Day
4:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 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 for ages 13 and up only.
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VA Mobile Medical Outreach
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 VA Mobile Medical Outreach
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Modesto Library
An enrollment specialist, medical provider, and veterans service officer will be on site to assist veterans. Come into the library and check in at the veterans resource table. Be sure to bring a copy of your DD-214. If you do not have your DD-214, we may be able to obtain one for you.
Newman Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Newman Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:00 am
Newman Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Salida Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Salida Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Turlock Wiggle Worms
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
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, Jan. 29, 10:15 am
Modesto Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Empire Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Empire Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:30 am
Empire Library
New and classic picture books, flannel board and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Newman Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Newman Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 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.  
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Oakdale Library Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
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 Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Ceres Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
Enjoy storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. (20 minutes)
Wee Move and Play
11:00 am
 Wee Move and Play
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 11:00 am
(Wednesdays)

Ceres Library
Toddlers, preschool age children and their caregivers can join us for an hour of music, movement and sensory play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while they socialize with children their own age. Directly following Story Times
Stay and Play
11:00 am
 Stay and Play
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 11:00 am
Empire Library
Stay after Preschool Story Time and enjoy more books, music, and toys.
Keyes Preschool Story Time
11:50 am
 Keyes Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 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 to 5 and their caregivers. Approximately 30 minutes.
LEGO® DUPLO® Day
12:00-3:00 pm
 LEGO® DUPLO® Day
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 12:00-3:00 pm
Denair Library
Children are invited to take part in a day of playing with our LEGO® DUPLO® collection! 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...read more
Knit & Crochet Class
3:00 pm
 Knit & Crochet Class
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 3:00 pm
Waterford Library
Learn to knit and crochet while socializing with others who share similar interests. Please call 209-874-2191 for information on recommended supplies and class confirmation.
Chess Club
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 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 and meet f...read more
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 3:30 - 4:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto 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.
Game-n-Craft
3:30 pm
 Game-n-Craft
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 3:30 pm
Riverbank Library
Hang out and play at the Riverbank Library. We'll have a variety of board games to play and a wide range of craft materials to get creative. Come on in and join the fun!
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Winter Finger Painting
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Winter Finger Painting
Thursday, Jan. 30, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Keyes Library
Create a winter scene on a piece of cardstock paper by using paint and your finger tips.
Salida Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:00 am
Salida Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Turlock Preschool Story Time
10:00 & 11:00 am
 Turlock Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Turlock Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their adult caregivers. (30 minutes)
Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:30 am
Hughson Library
Preschool Story Time: New and classic picture books, flannelboard and puppet 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, Jan. 30, 10:30 am
Salida Library
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. 
Color a fuzzy poster!
3:30 pm
 Color a fuzzy poster!
Thursday, Jan. 30, 3:30 pm
Ceres Library
"Velvet" posters will be available to color. Fun for all ages!
Groundhog Stick Toy
3:30 pm
 Groundhog Stick Toy
Thursday, Jan. 30, 3:30 pm
Empire Library
Kids can make a cute groundhog in a burrow using a cup, popsicle stick, and construction paper.
Homework Club
3:30 pm
 Homework Club
Thursday, Jan. 30, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Homework help and tutoring available for kids in grades K-6. Advance registration is required. Please pick up an application at the library.  
Modesto Family Book Club: Nick & Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab
4:00 pm
Modesto Family Book Club: Nick & Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab
Thursday, Jan. 30, 4:00 pm
Modesto Library
Come together for a fun family read-aloud and discussion on the last Thursday of every month! Families read the book together at home and then join us at the library for a discussion and related activity. January's book is Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder and ...read more
Modesto Bilingual Story Time
6:15 pm
 Modesto Bilingual Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:15 pm
Modesto Library
Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing for all children and their caregivers, designed for ages 3 to 6. (30 min)
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Denair Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Denair Preschool Story Time
Friday, Jan. 31, 10:30 am
Denair Library
New and classic picture books, flannelboard and prop stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, all for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (30 minutes)
Crochet Club
3:00 pm
 Crochet Club
Friday, Jan. 31, 3:00 pm
Patterson Library
Learn basic crochet techniques with Instructor Prithika Singh, or just come and hang out with other crochet learners and enthusiasts. Please bring your own crochet hooks. Yarn will be provided. 
Salida LEGO® Day
3:00 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Jan. 31, 3:00 pm
Salida 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.
 
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