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Get Crafty @ the Patterson Library
10 am to 12 pm
Get Crafty @ the Patterson Library
Saturday, Apr. 13, 10 am to 12 pm
Patterson Library
Do you love to work on craft projects but don't have the space or keep getting interrupted by life? Would you like to meet other like-minded crafters? If so, come to the library's community room and spread out. We'll supply the space and the big tables. You bring your own project to work...read more
Día at the Salida Library
10 am - 1 pm
 Día at the Salida Library
Saturday, Apr. 13, 10 am - 1 pm
Salida Library
Join us for Día de los niños, día de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community. A Bilingual Story Time will take place at the start of our celebration at 10 am, followed by crafts and other activities. Potter the Ot...read more
Earth Day Flower
11 am
 Earth Day Flower
Saturday, Apr. 13, 11 am
Modesto Library
Join us in the Children's Room to craft an Earth Day flower while supplies last.
Read to a Dog at the Ceres Library
12-1 pm
Read to a Dog at the Ceres Library
Saturday, Apr. 13, 12-1 pm
Ceres Library
Independent readers up to age 12 are invited to practice their reading skills with the special Read to a Dog program at the Ceres Library. This program is designed to help children gain confidence in their reading skills by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Register in person at the Ceres Lib...read more
Gardening for Pollinators with the Master Gardeners at Riverbank Library
2 pm
Gardening for Pollinators with the Master Gardeners at Riverbank Library
Saturday, Apr. 13, 2 pm
Riverbank Library
Honeybees get a lot of credit for pollinating flowers, but they aren't the only hard workers. Learn to identify the helpful pollinators in your garden and see examples of plants you can grow to attract them.
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Día at Keyes Library
9 am - 4 pm
 Día at Keyes Library
Monday, Apr. 15, 9 am - 4 pm
Keyes Library
Join us for Día de los niños, dial de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community at the Keyes Library! Stop by to pick up a free book and craft for kids during open hours from April 15 - 25 while supplies last!This project is su...read more
Stay & Play
12 - 1 pm
 Stay & Play
Monday, Apr. 15, 12 - 1 pmStay & Play
Modesto Library
Join us to play, learn, sing, read, and have fun! This free program will feature a Story Time, free play, and an opportunity to learn together! We will feature periodic guest speakers. This program is designed for FNF (Friends, Neighbors, and Family) caregivers and the children in their care ages 0-...read more
Dragonfly Craft
3 - 4 pm
 Dragonfly Craft
Monday, Apr. 15, 3 - 4 pm
Oakdale Library
Create a colorful dragonfly using crafts sticks, pom-poms, and more. All ages are welcome. 
Anime Afternoons
3:30 - 5 pm
 Anime Afternoons
Monday, Apr. 15, 3:30 - 5 pm
Modesto Library
Calling all teens! Hang out in the Modesto Library Auditorium and enjoy anime in the afternoon. We'll watch the first few episodes of a new series each month and pick which series we'll watch next!  Please call 209-558-7810 if you have any questions. 
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Día at Keyes Library
9 am - 4 pm
 Día at Keyes Library
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 9 am - 4 pm
Keyes Library
Join us for Día de los niños, dial de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community at the Keyes Library! Stop by to pick up a free book and craft for kids during open hours from April 15 - 25 while supplies last!This project is su...read more
Día at Hughson Library
10 am
 Día at Hughson Library
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 10 am
Hughson Library
Join us for Día de los niños, dial de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community at the Hughson Library!Attend a special Story Time at 10 am. Stop by during the rest of the day for free books and crafts while supplies last!This ...read more
Día at the Waterford Library
10 am- 6 pm
 Día at the Waterford Library
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 10 am- 6 pm
Waterford Library
Join us for Día de los niños, día de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community. Free books and crafts for kids will be available while supplies last!A special story Time will take place at the start of our celebration at...read more
Gardening for Pollinators with the Master Gardeners at the Denair Library
2 pm
Gardening for Pollinators with the Master Gardeners at the Denair Library
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2 pm
Denair Library
Honeybees get a lot of credit for pollinating flowers, but they aren't the only hard workers. Learn to identify the helpful pollinators in your garden and see examples of plants you can grow to attract them. Program is held every third Tuesday of the month. For more information, call the De...read more
Earth Day Carnival
3 pm
 Earth Day Carnival
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 3 pm
Empire Library
Kids can play carnival-inspired games and learn facts about Earth Day!
Oakdale LEGO® Day
3 - 4 pm
 Oakdale LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 3 - 4 pm
Oakdale Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® creations that will then be displayed in the library. This program is designed for children 12 and under; however, children 4 and under must have direct parental supervision.Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies...read more
Día at the Newman Library
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Día at the Newman Library
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
Join us for Día de los niños, día de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community. Free books and crafts for kids will be available while supplies last!This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of ...read more
T(w)een Tuesday: STEAM* Rubber Band Helicopters
4 pm
T(w)een Tuesday: STEAM* Rubber Band Helicopters
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 4 pm
Turlock Library
What makes a helicopter fly? Explore helicopter air mobility by building a rubber band helicopter. This program is designed for ages 9 and up.*STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
Turlock STEAM!* Mobiles
4 pm
 Turlock STEAM!* Mobiles
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 4 pm
Turlock Library
Kids can learn about balance and weights while practicing finger dexterity as they make mobiles. Feel free to bring any items from home that you would like to use. Geared for children under 8; children under 4 must have direct adult supervision.*STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mat...read more
Family Movie Night: Wish
5:30 pm
 Family Movie Night: Wish
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 5:30 pmFamily Movie Night:
Salida Library
Children and their families can enjoy a family-friendly movie at the library. This month's movie will be the Disney animated film Wish. Children can come in their pajamas. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on. The library will provide a beverage and popcorn. 
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Día at Keyes Library
9 am - 4 pm
 Día at Keyes Library
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 9 am - 4 pm
Keyes Library
Join us for Día de los niños, dial de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community at the Keyes Library! Stop by to pick up a free book and craft for kids during open hours from April 15 - 25 while supplies last!This project is su...read more
Dia at the Turlock Library
3 pm
 Dia at the Turlock Library
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 3 pm
Turlock Library
Join us for Día de los niños, dia de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community at the Turlock Library! Stop by to pick up free books for kids during our event while supplies last! Special appearance by the Los Luceros de Osborn...read more
Día at the Patterson Library
3:30 to 5 pm
 Día at the Patterson Library
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 3:30 to 5 pm
Patterson Library
Join us for Día de los niños, día de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community. There will be a bilingual story time and performance by folkloric dancers. Free books and crafts for kids will be available while supplies l...read more
Maker Camp at the Modesto Library: Coding
3 - 4:30 pm
Maker Camp at the Modesto Library: Coding
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 3 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library
Join us after school on Wednesdays in April for a fun maker program that will teach kids STEAM* subjects in a hands-on environment! This week is all about coding using Edisons, Beebots, and Code & Go Robot Mouse.   Space is limited, and registration is required. For ages 8-13. Call 209...read more

Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 3:30 pm
Denair Library
Children will have the opportunity to build creations using LEGO® blocks, Magnetic Building Tiles, Bristle Builders, DUPLO, and more, which will then be displayed in the library. Building encourages motor skills, creativity, teamwork, patience, problem-solving, and, most importantly, fun! This p...read more
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 3:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® creations that will then be displayed in the library. This program is designed for children 12 and under; however, children 4 and under must have direct parental supervision.Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies...read more
Día at the Ceres Library
4 pm
 Día at the Ceres Library
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 4 pm
Ceres Library
Join us for Día de los niños, día de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Be part of our special Bilingual Story Time with bilingual music, fingerplays, and books. Stop by our front desk to pick up a free book and create a craft while supplies last!This project is funded in w...read more
Tortured Poets: Swifty Night
4 pm
 Tortured Poets: Swifty Night
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 4 pmTortured Poets: Swif
Salida Library
Looking forward to Taylor’s new album? Join us in April for a National Poetry Month & Swifty mash-up! Play Taylor Swift trivia, make friendship bracelets, and make blackout poetry out of recycled books. 
Turlock Chess Club
5 pm
 Turlock Chess Club
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 5 pm
Turlock Library
Do you like to play chess? Whether you are an amateur, a master, or somewhere between, bring your board to meet and play against others for practice or friendly competition. 
Author Talks- A Literary Examination of Power, Love, and Art with Xochitl Gonzalez
5 pm
Author Talks- A Literary Examination of Power, Love, and Art with Xochitl Gonzalez
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 5 pmAuthor Talks- A Lite
Virtual
We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last. Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is le...read more
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Día at Keyes Library
9 am - 4 pm
 Día at Keyes Library
Thursday, Apr. 18, 9 am - 4 pm
Keyes Library
Join us for Día de los niños, dial de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community at the Keyes Library! Stop by to pick up a free book and craft for kids during open hours from April 15 - 25 while supplies last!This project is su...read more
Open Sew in the Modesto Maker Space
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Open Sew in the Modesto Maker Space
Thursday, Apr. 18, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Modesto Library
Do you need to use a sewing machine? Sign up for Open Sew at the Modesto Library! Bring your projects, and we'll provide the sewing machines, irons, and sewing tools (measuring tapes, seam rippers, pins, etc.). Open Sew is designed for ages 12 and older and will be held in the library's...read more

Throw-and-Grow Pollination
3 pm
 Throw-and-Grow Pollination
Thursday, Apr. 18, 3 pm
Empire Library
Children will use paper and wildflower seeds to make throw-and-grow pollination balls for the garden. 
Waterford LEGO® Day
3 - 4 pm
 Waterford LEGO® Day
Thursday, Apr. 18, 3 - 4 pm
Waterford 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. 
Bubbles and Chalk!
3 - 4 pm
 Bubbles and Chalk!
Thursday, Apr. 18, 3 - 4 pm
Oakdale Library
Come enjoy our Outdoor Educational Space! We will have lots of bubbles and sidewalk chalk to use and enjoy. All ages welcome.
Maker Camp at the Salida Library: 3D Printing
3:30-5 pm
Maker Camp at the Salida Library: 3D Printing
Thursday, Apr. 18, 3:30-5 pmMaker Camp at the Sa
Salida Library
Join us after school on Thursdays in April for a fun maker program that will teach kids STEAM* subjects in a hands-on environment! This week, kids can learn all about 3D printing! Children will be able to make their own designs and print them using our 3D printers. 3D pens will also be available for...read more

Rock Painting at the Denair Library
3:30 pm
Rock Painting at the Denair Library
Thursday, Apr. 18, 3:30 pm
Denair Library
Turn a simple rock into a piece of art for your shelf or garden. We will provide rocks; however, you are welcome to bring your own. Painting supplies will be provided as well. For ages 3 and up. Space is limited; contact the library at 209-634-1283 to sign up.
Hughson LEGO® Day
3:30 - 5:30 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Thursday, Apr. 18, 3:30 - 5:30 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 parental supervision. Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies. 
DIY Paper Dino and Volcano
4 pm
 DIY Paper Dino and Volcano
Thursday, Apr. 18, 4 pm
Ceres Library
Love dinos? So do we! Join us as we make a dino puppet and volcano using tissue paper, wooden sticks, and string. 
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Sewing: Reusable Make-up Remover Pads
1 pm
Sewing: Reusable Make-up Remover Pads
Friday, Apr. 19, 1 pm
Turlock Library
Learn to sew a reusable make-up remover pad. Materials will be provided. If you want to upcycle an old washcloth, bring it along and make your make-up pad with an exfoliating side. This program is designed for ages 18 and up.
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Día at Modesto Library
10 am - 1 pm
 Día at Modesto Library
Saturday, Apr. 20, 10 am - 1 pm
Modesto Library
Join us for Día de los niños, día de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community. Join us at 10 am in the auditorium for our special early math-themed Bilingual Story Time featuring the book Rafa Counts on Papá by J...read more
Día at Riverbank Library
2 pm
 Día at Riverbank Library
Saturday, Apr. 20, 2 pm
Riverbank Library
Join us for Día de los niños, día de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community. We will start with a fun bilingual Story Time in English and Spanish with songs in both languages, followed by colorful crafts for the kids....read more
Painless Poetry: Open Mic Performance
2 pm
Painless Poetry: Open Mic Performance
Saturday, Apr. 20, 2 pm
Turlock Library
Join Faith Delgado, 2023-24 Stanislaus County Youth Poet Laureate, in this final installment of Painless Poetry. Come show off what you’ve been working on these past months! Light refreshments will be served while they last.
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Día at Keyes Library
9 am - 4 pm
 Día at Keyes Library
Monday, Apr. 22, 9 am - 4 pm
Keyes Library
Join us for Día de los niños, dial de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community at the Keyes Library! Stop by to pick up a free book and craft for kids during open hours from April 15 - 25 while supplies last!This project is su...read more
Turlock Wee Move and Play
10 am
 Turlock Wee Move and Play
Monday, Apr. 22, 10 am
Turlock Library
Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can enjoy an hour of free play, music, and movement. Children must be supervised by parents or adult guardians.
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Apr. 22, 1:30 pm
Oakdale Library
The Friends of the Oakdale Library invite you to attend their monthly meeting, held at the library on the fourth Monday of each month. Come by and support your local library! 
Earth Day Edible Soil Craft
2-3 pm
 Earth Day Edible Soil Craft
Monday, Apr. 22, 2-3 pm
Newman Library
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about the different layers of soil through a tasty craft.
Stranger Teens: T-Shirt Tote Bags
3 - 4 pm
Stranger Teens: T-Shirt Tote Bags
Monday, Apr. 22, 3 - 4 pm
Ceres Library
Got an old shirt you like but don't want to throw away? Let's repurpose that old shirt into a tote bag.For more information about this and any other Ceres Library program, please call 209-537-8938.
Earth Day Fun!
4 pm
 Earth Day Fun!
Monday, Apr. 22, 4 pmEarth Day Fun!
Salida Library
Celebrate Earth Day with an all-ages Story Time followed by a monarch butterfly craft and seed planting. 
Gardening for Pollinators with the Master Gardeners at the Modesto Library
5:30 pm
Gardening for Pollinators with the Master Gardeners at the Modesto Library
Monday, Apr. 22, 5:30 pmGardening for Pollin
Modesto Library
Honeybees get a lot of credit for pollinating flowers, but they aren't the only hard workers. Learn to identify the helpful pollinators in your garden and see examples of plants you can grow to attract them. This class will take place in the Modesto Library Auditorium.
MoSt Poetry Book Club
6:30 pm
 MoSt Poetry Book Club
Monday, Apr. 22, 6:30 pmMoSt Poetry Book Clu
Modesto Library
Join us for a quarterly poetry book club sponsored by the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt). Each meeting will focus on a different book of poetry. Teens and adults can share their favorite poems and discuss the poet's style. We will meet in the Modesto Library Maker Space. At th...read more
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Día at Keyes Library
9 am - 4 pm
 Día at Keyes Library
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 9 am - 4 pm
Keyes Library
Join us for Día de los niños, dial de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community at the Keyes Library! Stop by to pick up a free book and craft for kids during open hours from April 15 - 25 while supplies last!This project is su...read more
Friends of the Patterson Library Book Sale
10 am - 5 pm
Friends of the Patterson Library Book Sale
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 10 am - 5 pm
Patterson Library
Come to the Friends of the Patterson Library book sale! Gently used books are $1 for a hardback and $.50 for a paperback. We also have DVDs and puzzles. All proceeds fund programs at the Patterson Library.
Denair Library Book Club
1 pm
 Denair Library Book Club
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 1 pm
Denair Library
This month, the book club will discuss The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Join us at the Denair Library and share your love of books! For more information, call 209-634-1283.
Gardening for Pollinators with the Master Gardeners at the Waterford Library
2 pm
Gardening for Pollinators with the Master Gardeners at the Waterford Library
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2 pm
Waterford Library
Honeybees get a lot of credit for pollinating flowers, but they aren't the only hard workers. Learn to identify the helpful pollinators in your garden and see examples of plants you can grow to attract them. 
Earth Day Clay Impressions
4 pm
 Earth Day Clay Impressions
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 4 pm
Hughson Library
Get hands-on with nature by pressing leaves, flowers, and plants into clay to leave an imprint.
T(w)een Tuesday: Water Bottle Sticker Journals
4 pm
T(w)een Tuesday: Water Bottle Sticker Journals
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 4 pm
Turlock Library
Create a fun sticker journal to hold your favorite water bottle stickers using cardstock and wax paper. Supplies and stickers will be provided. This program is designed for ages 9 and up.
Sticker Journals
4 pm
 Sticker Journals
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 4 pm
Turlock Library
Kids can create journals to house their stickers using cardstock and wax paper. Stickers will be provided to kick off their collection! Geared for children under 8; children under 4 must have direct supervision from parents or adult guardians.
Teen Tuesday: Magic the Gathering
5 pm
Teen Tuesday: Magic the Gathering
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 5 pm
Salida Library
Calling all teens! Want to learn how to play Magic the Gathering? Already know and need a place to play? Join us this Teen Tuesday! No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided. For ages 13-18. 
Family Story Time at the Oakdale Library
6 pm
Family Story Time at the Oakdale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6 pm
Oakdale Library
Bring the whole family to an evening Story Time featuring books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! All ages welcome. Children may come dressed in pajamas.
How to Care for Orchids
6 pm
 How to Care for Orchids
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6 pm
Salida Library
Learn how to care for orchids from local expert Sue Wedegaetner. This is a beginner's guide for everything you need to know to care for your orchids so they thrive every year. If you have questions about your orchid, bring in your orchid or a photo.
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Friends of the Hughson Library Book Sale
Open Hours
Friends of the Hughson Library Book Sale
Wednesday, Apr. 24, Open Hours
Hughson Library
Join us for our Friends of the Hughson Library book sale. Shop a selection of gently used books for all ages, at bargain prices.
Día at Keyes Library
9 am - 4 pm
 Día at Keyes Library
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 9 am - 4 pm
Keyes Library
Join us for Día de los niños, dial de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community at the Keyes Library! Stop by to pick up a free book and craft for kids during open hours from April 15 - 25 while supplies last!This project is su...read more
Tiny Tots
10 - 11 am
 Tiny Tots
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 10 - 11 am
Newman Library
Connect with other parents and bring your little one for a big play date at the library, featuring toys, sensory play, and music. For ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required. 
Friends of the Patterson Library Book Sale
10 am - 5 pm
Friends of the Patterson Library Book Sale
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 10 am - 5 pm
Patterson Library
Come to the Friends of the Patterson Library book sale! Gently used books are $1 for a hardback and $.50 for a paperback. We also have DVDs and puzzles. All proceeds fund programs at the Patterson Library.
Virtual Book Club for Adults: The Tin Ticket
11:30 am
Virtual Book Club for Adults: The Tin Ticket
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 11:30 am
Virtual
This month's selection is The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Austalia's Convict Women. Historian Deborah J. Swiss tells the heartbreaking, horrifying, and ultimately triumphant story of the women exiled from the British Isles and forced into slavery and savagery-who created the most ...read more

Maker Camp at the Modesto Library: Engineering
3 - 4:30 pm
Maker Camp at the Modesto Library: Engineering
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 3 - 4:30 pm
Modesto Library
Join us after school on Wednesdays in April for a fun maker program that will teach kids STEAM* subjects in a hands-on environment! This week, kids can imagine and build their own designs out of cardboard and building blocks and make art using a 3D pen!    Space is limited, and registratio...read more

Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 3:30 pm
Denair Library
Children will have the opportunity to build creations using LEGO® blocks, Magnetic Building Tiles, Bristle Builders, DUPLO, and more, which will then be displayed in the library. Building encourages motor skills, creativity, teamwork, patience, problem-solving, and, most importantly, fun! This p...read more
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 3:30 pmModesto LEGO® Pl
Modesto Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® creations that will then be displayed in the library. This program is designed for children 12 and under; however, children 4 and under must have direct parental supervision.Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies...read more
Gardening for Pollinators with the Master Gardeners at Turlock Library
6 pm
Gardening for Pollinators with the Master Gardeners at Turlock Library
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 6 pm
Turlock Library
Honeybees get a lot of credit for pollinating flowers, but they aren't the only hard workers. Learn to identify the helpful pollinators in your garden and see examples of plants you can grow to attract them.  
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Friends of the Hughson Library Book Sale
Open Hours
Friends of the Hughson Library Book Sale
Thursday, Apr. 25, Open Hours
Hughson Library
Join us for our Friends of the Hughson Library book sale. Shop a selection of gently used books for all ages, at bargain prices.
Día at Keyes Library
9 am - 4 pm
 Día at Keyes Library
Thursday, Apr. 25, 9 am - 4 pm
Keyes Library
Join us for Día de los niños, dial de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community at the Keyes Library! Stop by to pick up a free book and craft for kids during open hours from April 15 - 25 while supplies last!This project is su...read more
Día at the Denair Library
10 am - 6 pm
 Día at the Denair Library
Thursday, Apr. 25, 10 am - 6 pm
Denair Library
Join us for Día de los niños, día de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community. Free books and take-home crafts for kids will be available during open hours while supplies last!This project is supported in whole or in pa...read more
Coloring & Coffee
10 am - 12 pm
 Coloring & Coffee
Thursday, Apr. 25, 10 am - 12 pm
Modesto Library
Drop by the Maker Space for a relaxing start to your day! Enjoy a cup of coffee from our Keurig (or bring your own!) and relax while you color and socialize. All coloring materials and complimentary coffee or tea will be provided. This program is designed for ages 18 & up.Call 209-558-7814 ...read more
Friends of the Patterson Library Book Sale
10 am - 5 pm
Friends of the Patterson Library Book Sale
Thursday, Apr. 25, 10 am - 5 pm
Patterson Library
Come to the Friends of the Patterson Library book sale! Gently used books are $1 for a hardback and $.50 for a paperback. We also have DVDs and puzzles. All proceeds fund programs at the Patterson Library.
Stanislaus County Resource Fair
1 to 5 pm
 Stanislaus County Resource Fair
Thursday, Apr. 25, 1 to 5 pm
Modesto Library
Come to the County Resource Fair and learn how County government works for its residents and how to access services. This event will be held outside the library on the portico facing 16th Street. 
Maker Camp at the Salida Library: Coding
3:30-5 pm
Maker Camp at the Salida Library: Coding
Thursday, Apr. 25, 3:30-5 pmMaker Camp at the Sa
Salida Library
Join us after school on Thursdays in April for a fun maker program that will teach kids STEAM* subjects in a hands-on environment! This week, kids will learn all about coding using Ozobots, Makey Makey, and Edison robots. Registration is required. Please individually register each person attending. ...read more

Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, Apr. 25, 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. 
Hughson LEGO® Day
3:30 - 5:30 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Thursday, Apr. 25, 3:30 - 5:30 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 parental supervision. Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies. 
Lavender: Beginning Gardening for Kids
4 pm
Lavender: Beginning Gardening for Kids
Thursday, Apr. 25, 4 pm
Ceres Library
Ceres Gardening Club member Manjeet Dosanjh (Certified Gardening Consultant, NGC) will teach children how to grow and care for lavender. Children will learn the benefits of this wonderful flower.
State of the County Address
5:30 pm
 State of the County Address
Thursday, Apr. 25, 5:30 pm
Modesto Library
You’re invited! On Thursday, April 25, 2024, Supervisor Mani Grewal, Chairman of the Board, will be delivering the State of the County Address at the Modesto Library. Please RSVP here. The library will be closing at 4 pm for this event. 
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Friends of the Hughson Library Book Sale
Open Hours
Friends of the Hughson Library Book Sale
Friday, Apr. 26, Open Hours
Hughson Library
Join us for our Friends of the Hughson Library book sale. Shop a selection of gently used books for all ages, at bargain prices.
Scholastic Book Fair
10 am - 5 pm
 Scholastic Book Fair
Friday, Apr. 26, 10 am - 5 pm
Modesto Library
The Friends of the Modesto Library are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium. At the Scholastic Book Fair, you will find the latest and finest titles for children and teens, as well as books of interest to parents and grandparents! Books make great gifts and are fun to sha...read more
Used Book Sale at the Oakdale Library
10 am - 4 pm
Used Book Sale at the Oakdale Library
Friday, Apr. 26, 10 am - 4 pm
Oakdale Library
The Friends of the Oakdale Library have many gently used books looking for a good home. Come find some wonderful new reads. 
Salida LEGO® Day
3 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, Apr. 26, 3 pmSalida LEGO® Day
Salida Library
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO® creations that will then be displayed in the library. Children 4 and under are welcome to participate, however, they must have direct parental supervision. Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies. 
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Friends of the Hughson Library Book Sale
Open Hours
Friends of the Hughson Library Book Sale
Saturday, Apr. 27, Open Hours
Hughson Library
Join us for our Friends of the Hughson Library book sale. Shop a selection of gently used books for all ages, at bargain prices.
Library’s Got Game
Open Hours
 Library’s Got Game
Saturday, Apr. 27, Open HoursLibrary’s Got
Modesto Library
Bring a friend and stop by the Modesto Library during open hours to play a board game or two in the Teen Zone.
Scholastic Book Fair
10 am - 4 pm
 Scholastic Book Fair
Saturday, Apr. 27, 10 am - 4 pm
Modesto Library
The Friends of the Modesto Library are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium. At the Scholastic Book Fair, you will find the latest and finest titles for children and teens, as well as books of interest to parents and grandparents! Books make great gifts and are fun to sha...read more
Used Book Sale at the Oakdale Library
10 am - 4 pm
Used Book Sale at the Oakdale Library
Saturday, Apr. 27, 10 am - 4 pm
Oakdale Library
The Friends of the Oakdale Library have many gently used books looking for a good home. Come find some wonderful new reads. 
Turlock Library Board Game Day
10 am - 4:30 pm
 Turlock Library Board Game Day
Saturday, Apr. 27, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Turlock Library
Join the Central Valley Game Lovers for a day of board gaming. Try a new game or bring your own. Most games are recommended for ages 10 and up, but there will be games for younger players, too.
Teen Nintendo Switch Party
2 - 3 pm
 Teen Nintendo Switch Party
Saturday, Apr. 27, 2 - 3 pm
Newman Library
Teens are invited to try out Newman's newest addition: The Nintendo Switch! In addition to the Switch, there will be board games, puzzles, and more! Refreshments will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Salida Dungeons & Dragons
2-4 pm
 Salida Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, Apr. 27, 2-4 pmSalida Dungeons & Dr
Salida Library
Teens! Are you seeking adventure? Want to slay a dragon or maybe save a town from a horde of goblins? Come play D&D at the library! Players will learn team-building and problem-solving skills while engaging their imaginations in a safe, collaborative environment.Participants need not provid...read more
Día at Empire Library
2-3:30 pm
 Día at Empire Library
Saturday, Apr. 27, 2-3:30 pm
Empire Library
Join us for Día de los niños, Día de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community. Free books and crafts for kids will be available while supplies last! Join us for Bilingual Story Time at the start of our ce...read more
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Scholastic Book Fair
12 - 7 pm
 Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, Apr. 29, 12 - 7 pm
Modesto Library
The Friends of the Modesto Library are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium. At the Scholastic Book Fair, you will find the latest and finest titles for children and teens, as well as books of interest to parents and grandparents! Books make great gifts and are fun to sha...read more
Nintendo Switch Hour @ the Newman Library
2 - 3 pm
Nintendo Switch Hour @ the Newman Library
Monday, Apr. 29, 2 - 3 pm
Newman Library
Stop by the library and try out Newman's Nintendo Switch.This event is for children between the ages of 8 and 13.
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Scholastic Book Fair
10 am - 6 pm
 Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 10 am - 6 pm
Modesto Library
The Friends of the Modesto Library are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium. At the Scholastic Book Fair, you will find the latest and finest titles for children and teens, as well as books of interest to parents and grandparents! Books make great gifts and are fun to sha...read more
Día at Oakdale Library
3 pm
 Día at Oakdale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 3 pm
Oakdale Library
Join us for Día de los niños, día de los libros, or Children's Book Day! Celebrate children, reading, and our multicultural community. Free books and crafts for kids will be available while supplies last!This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of ...read more
Tinker Tuesday in the Maker Space
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Tinker Tuesday in the Maker Space
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Modesto Library
Explore, build, and create! 3-D pens, tabletop and LEGO® blocks, Edison robots, and more are examples of what may be available. This program is designed for ages 9 and older. Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies. 
Tinker Tuesday in the Turlock Maker Space
4 pm
Tinker Tuesday in the Turlock Maker Space
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4 pm
Turlock Library
Explore, build, and create! LEGO® blocks, button maker, Makedo, and more will be available. This program is designed for ages 9 and older. Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies. 
Scribble Art
4 pm
 Scribble Art
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4 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. Geared for children under 8; children under 4 must have direct supervision from parents or adult gua...read more
Riverbank Library Book Club
4 pm
 Riverbank Library Book Club
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4 pm
Riverbank Library
Join us at the Riverbank Library and share your love of books! Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussions with others.This month, the book club will discuss The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. 
Preschool & Toddler Dance and Play
4:30 pm
Preschool & Toddler Dance and Play
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4:30 pmPreschool & Toddler
Salida Library
We’re going to break out the shakers, scarves, and Story Time music! Bring your boogie shoes for this musical event for kids!
    
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