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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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Hughson Story Time
10 am
 Hughson Story Time
Wednesday, May. 22, 10 am
Hughson Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Salida Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, May. 22, 10 amSalida Wiggle Worms
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)
Hughson Wee Move & Play
10:30 am
 Hughson Wee Move & Play
Wednesday, May. 22, 10:30 am
Hughson Library
Join us for a big play date at the library following Story Time, featuring toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Newman Story Time
10 - 10:30 am
 Newman Story Time
Wednesday, May 22, 10 - 10:30 am
Newman Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Newman Wee Move & Play
10:30 - 11 am
 Newman Wee Move & Play
Wednesday, May 22, 10:30 - 11 am
Newman Library
Join us for a big play date at the library, featuring toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Modesto Bilingual Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Modesto Bilingual Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, May. 22, 10:30 amModesto Bilingual Wi
Modesto Library
Cuentos Bilingüe para Pequeñitos (Bilingual Wiggle Worms) features storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing rhythm activities, fingerplays, and more! Some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for more natural transitions and exposing chil...read more
Oakdale Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Story Time
Wednesday, May. 22, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Empire Story Time
11 am
 Empire Story Time
Wednesday, May. 22, 11 am
Empire Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! it is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome!
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, May 22, 3:30 pm
Patterson 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. 
Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Wednesday, May. 22, 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, May. 22, 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
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Turlock Story Time
10 am
 Turlock Story Time
Thursday, May. 23, 10 am
Turlock Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! (30 minutes) 
Waterford Story Time
10 am
 Waterford Story Time
Thursday, May. 23, 10 am
Waterford Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Salida Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, May. 23, 10 amSalida Preschool Sto
Salida Library
Preschool Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for preschool children ages 3-5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, May. 23, 10:30 amSalida Wee Move and
Salida Library
Join us after Preschool Story Time for a half hour of music, movement, and play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Thursday, May. 23, 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)
Turlock Story Time
11 am
 Turlock Story Time
Thursday, May. 23, 11 am
Turlock Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! (30 minutes) 
Great Valley Museum - Science or Magic?
3 pm
Great Valley Museum - Science or Magic?
Thursday, May 23, 3 pm
Modesto Library
Children will conduct experiments to determine whether the result is science or magic and learn lessons about chemical reactions, refraction, and surface tension.Designed for children in grades 3-6. Registration is required. Please register each participating child individually.This program is provi...read more

or call --209-558-7814.
Hughson LEGO® Day
3:30 - 5:30 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Thursday, May. 23, 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. 
Newman LEGO® Day
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Newman LEGO® Day
Thursday, May 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. 
Conservation Gardening: Beginning Gardening for Kids
4 pm
Conservation Gardening: Beginning Gardening for Kids
Thursday, May 23, 4 pm
Ceres Library
Ceres Gardening Club member Manjeet Dosanjh (Certified Gardening Consultant, NGC) will teach children about conservation gardening, which involves promoting and preserving native plants that are water-efficient and beneficial for wildlife habitats.
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Turlock Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Friday, May. 24, 10 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)
Magician Shawn Durham @ Empire Library
11:30 am
Magician Shawn Durham @ Empire Library
Friday, May 24, 11:30 am
Empire Library
Magic! Illusions! Laughs! Magician Shawn Durham encourages reading and amazes audiences with magic. This event is open to all ages and perfect for preschool-aged children and older.
Salida LEGO® Day
3 pm
 Salida LEGO® Day
Friday, May. 24, 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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Magician Shawn Durham @ Modesto Library
11 am
Magician Shawn Durham @ Modesto Library
Saturday, May 25, 11 am
Modesto Library
Magic! Illusions! Laughs! Magician Shawn Durham encourages reading and amazes audiences with magic. This event is open to all ages and perfect for preschool-aged children and older. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available to pick up from the desk in the Children's Room starting at ...read more
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
12 - 2 pm
 Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Saturday, May 25, 12 - 2 pm
Modesto Library
Join us outside the Modesto Library for our Summer Reading Kickoff Party! Play games, do crafts, and -most importantly- sign up to join our Summer Reading Challenge!All ages are welcome to participate in the party and the reading challenge. Children ages 0-17 who register for the challenge will rece...read more
Nintendo Switch Hour @ the Newman Library
12 - 1 pm
Nintendo Switch Hour @ the Newman Library
Saturday, May 25, 12 - 1 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.
Magician Shawn Durham @ Turlock Library
3 pm
Magician Shawn Durham @ Turlock Library
Saturday, May 25, 3 pm
Turlock Library
Magic! Illusions! Laughs! Magician Shawn Durham encourages reading and amazes audiences with magic. This event is open to all ages and perfect for preschool-aged children and older. Space is limited. Free wristbands will be available to pick up starting at 2:30 pm the day of the event while sup...read more
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Memorial Day - All Libraries Closed
Memorial Day - All Libraries Closed
Monday, May 27,
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All Libraries Closed
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Denair Story Time
10 am
 Denair Story Time
Tuesday, May. 28, 10 am
Denair Library
Story Time features books, stories, finger-plays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers but all ages are welcome! Space is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Ceres Story Time
10:30 am
 Ceres Story Time
Tuesday, May 28, 10:30 am
Ceres Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Modesto Wiggle Worms
10:30 & 11:30 am
 Modesto Wiggle Worms
Tuesday, May. 28, 10:30 & 11:30 amModesto Wiggle Worms
Modesto Library
Wiggle Worms features storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing, rhythm activities, fingerplays and more!  This program is designed for babies, active toddlers, and their adult caregivers but all ages are welcome. (20 minutes)
Ceres Wee Move & Play
11 am
 Ceres Wee Move & Play
Tuesday, May 28, 11 am
Ceres Library
Join us after Story Time for a half hour of music, movement, and play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
11 am
 Riverbank Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, May. 28, 11 am
Riverbank Library
Bilingual Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! Some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for more natural transitions and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. It is designed for childre...read more
Patterson Wee Move and Play
11:30 am
 Patterson Wee Move and Play
Tuesday, May. 28, 11:30 am
Patterson Library
Join us for a big play date at the library, featuring toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Magician Shawn Durham @ Oakdale Library
12 pm
Magician Shawn Durham @ Oakdale Library
Tuesday, May 28, 12 pm
Oakdale Library
Magic! Illusions! Laughs! Magician Shawn Durham encourages reading and amazes audiences with magic. This event is open to all ages and perfect for preschool-aged children and older.  
Tinker Tuesday in the Maker Space
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Tinker Tuesday in the Maker Space
Tuesday, May 28, 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. 
Magician Shawn Durham @ Hughson Library
4 pm
Magician Shawn Durham @ Hughson Library
Tuesday, May 28, 4 pm
Hughson Library
Magic! Illusions! Laughs! Magician Shawn Durham encourages reading and amazes audiences with magic. This event is open to all ages and perfect for preschool-aged children and older. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Modesto Story Time
4 pm
 Modesto Story Time
Tuesday, May. 28, 4 pmModesto Story Time
Modesto Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Ceres Family LEGO® Day
4 pm
 Ceres Family LEGO® Day
Tuesday, May 28, 4 pm
Ceres Library
Everyone 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. All ages welcome!Disclaimer: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies.&...read more
Tissue Paper Fishbowl
4 pm
 Tissue Paper Fishbowl
Tuesday, May 28, 4 pm
Turlock Library
Kids can make fishbowl pictures using tissue paper and foam fish. This activity is geared for children under 8; children under 4 must have direct adult supervision.
T(w)een Tuesday: Gyotaku Fish Printing in the Turlock Maker Space
4 pm
T(w)een Tuesday: Gyotaku Fish Printing in the Turlock Maker Space
Tuesday, May 28, 4 pm
Turlock Library
Join us in the Turlock Library Maker Space as we make Japanese-style fish prints.  This program is designed for ages 9 and up.
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Hughson Story Time
10 am
 Hughson Story Time
Wednesday, May. 29, 10 am
Hughson Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Salida Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Salida Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, May. 29, 10 amSalida Wiggle Worms
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)
Hughson Wee Move & Play
10:30 am
 Hughson Wee Move & Play
Wednesday, May. 29, 10:30 am
Hughson Library
Join us for a big play date at the library following Story Time, featuring toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Newman Story Time
10 - 10:30 am
 Newman Story Time
Wednesday, May 29, 10 - 10:30 am
Newman Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Newman Wee Move & Play
10:30 - 11 am
 Newman Wee Move & Play
Wednesday, May 29, 10:30 - 11 am
Newman Library
Join us for a big play date at the library, featuring toys, books, and music for ages 5 and under. Parental supervision is required. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Modesto Bilingual Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Modesto Bilingual Wiggle Worms
Wednesday, May. 29, 10:30 amModesto Bilingual Wi
Modesto Library
Cuentos Bilingüe para Pequeñitos (Bilingual Wiggle Worms) features storybooks, lap bounces, music, dancing rhythm activities, fingerplays, and more! Some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for more natural transitions and exposing chil...read more
Oakdale Story Time
10:30 am
 Oakdale Story Time
Wednesday, May. 29, 10:30 am
Oakdale Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Empire Story Time
11 am
 Empire Story Time
Wednesday, May. 29, 11 am
Empire Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! it is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome!
Craft Stick Flower
2 - 4 pm
 Craft Stick Flower
Wednesday, May 29, 2 - 4 pm
Modesto Library
Celebrate the sunny season by making a flower using a craft stick! This program is designed for ages 10 and under, but all ages are welcome. 
Magician Shawn Durham @ Patterson Library
3:30 pm
Magician Shawn Durham @ Patterson Library
Wednesday, May 29, 3:30 pm
Patterson Library
Magic! Illusions! Laughs! Magician Shawn Durham encourages reading and amazes audiences with magic. This event is open to all ages and perfect for preschool-aged children and older.
Build It!
3:30 pm
 Build It!
Wednesday, May. 29, 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, May. 29, 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
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Turlock Story Time
10 am
 Turlock Story Time
Thursday, May. 30, 10 am
Turlock Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! (30 minutes) 
Waterford Story Time
10 am
 Waterford Story Time
Thursday, May. 30, 10 am
Waterford Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Salida Preschool Story Time
10 am
 Salida Preschool Story Time
Thursday, May. 30, 10 amSalida Preschool Sto
Salida Library
Preschool Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for preschool children ages 3-5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Salida Wee Move and Play
10:30 am
 Salida Wee Move and Play
Thursday, May. 30, 10:30 amSalida Wee Move and
Salida Library
Join us after Preschool Story Time for a half hour of music, movement, and play. Children can enjoy unstructured play while socializing with their peers. 
Oakdale Wiggle Worms
10:30 am
 Oakdale Wiggle Worms
Thursday, May. 30, 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)
Turlock Story Time
11 am
 Turlock Story Time
Thursday, May. 30, 11 am
Turlock Library
Story Time features books, stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! It is designed for children under 5 to participate with their caregivers, but all ages are welcome! (30 minutes) 
Magician Shawn Durham @ Denair Library
11:30 am
Magician Shawn Durham @ Denair Library
Thursday, May 30, 11:30 am
Denair Library
Magic! Illusions! Laughs! Magician Shawn Durham encourages reading and amazes audiences with magic. This event is open to all ages and perfect for preschool-aged children and older. Space is limited, call 209-634-1283 to sign up. 
Hughson LEGO® Day
3:30 - 5:30 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Thursday, May. 30, 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. 
Mad Science at Ceres: DIY Unpoppable Bubbles Experiment
4 pm
Mad Science at Ceres: DIY Unpoppable Bubbles Experiment
Thursday, May 30, 4 pm
Ceres Library
Join us as we use our mad science skills to make these bubbles that just won't pop...or will they? Let's find out together.  
Magician Shawn Durham @ Newman Library
4:30 pm
Magician Shawn Durham @ Newman Library
Thursday, May 30, 4:30 pm
Newman Library
Magic! Illusions! Laughs! Magician Shawn Durham encourages reading and amazes audiences with magic. This event is open to all ages and perfect for preschool-aged children and older.  
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Turlock Wiggle Worms
10 am
 Turlock Wiggle Worms
Friday, May. 31, 10 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)
 
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