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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 Library Amazing Race
10 am
 Hughson Library Amazing Race
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10 am
Hughson Library
Grab your squad and dash around Downtown Hughson, tackling fun challenges and scoring sweet prizes.Registration is required. Please individually register each person attending. 

or call --209-883-2293.
Pint Sized Polkas at Keyes Library
1 pm
Pint Sized Polkas at Keyes Library
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 1 pm
Keyes Library
Pint Sized Polkas will help your family discover the fun you can experience with polka music. Mike Schneider will create an environment that's both educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning!!
Vermicomposting with the Master Gardeners at the Denair Library
2 pm
Vermicomposting with the Master Gardeners at the Denair Library
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2 pm
Denair Library
Did you know red wiggler worms can help eat kitchen waste? See a "worm hotel" and learn more about these fascinating critters. Take home a list of instructions on how to create your own worm hotel and start making your own compost to use in the garden. Fun for the whole family! Call 209-63...read more
Edible Rainbow Craft
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Edible Rainbow Craft
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Newman Library
Using a variety of sweet treats, create a rainbow that you can touch and eat.
Pint Sized Polkas at Ceres Library
4 pm
Pint Sized Polkas at Ceres Library
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 4 pm
Ceres Library
Pint Sized Polkas will help your family discover the fun you can experience with polka music. Mike Schneider will create an environment that's both educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning! 
T(w)een Tuesday: STEAM* Owl Pellets
4 pm
T(w)een Tuesday: STEAM* Owl Pellets
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 4 pm
Turlock Library
Did you ever wonder what an owl eats? Join us in the Maker Space as we dissect owl pellets, learn what owls eat, and identify small mammal bones. Materials will be provided. This program is designed for ages 9 and up.*STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
Family Movie Night: Fantastic Mr. Fox
5:30 pm
Family Movie Night: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 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 animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox. 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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Juneteenth - All Libraries Closed
Juneteenth - All Libraries Closed
Wednesday, Jun. 19,
All Locations
All Libraries Closed
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Open Sew in the Modesto Maker Space
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Open Sew in the Modesto Maker Space
Thursday, Jun. 20, 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

or call --209-558-7814.
Outdoor Paint Day
3 pm
 Outdoor Paint Day
Thursday, Jun. 20, 3 pm
Oakdale Library
Come and enjoy the sunshine in our Outdoor Educational Space. We will use our fingers and paintbrushes to create masterpieces. All ages welcome.
Waterford LEGO® Day
3 - 4 pm
 Waterford LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jun. 20, 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. 
Summer Seed Bead Bracelets
3:30 pm
 Summer Seed Bead Bracelets
Thursday, Jun. 20, 3:30 pm
Denair Library
Beat the heat and join us for some summer fun! Learn how to create seed bead bracelets. All materials will be provided. This event is for teens and adults. Call 209-634-1283 to sign up.
Hughson LEGO® Day
3:30 - 5:30 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jun. 20, 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, Jun. 20, 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. 
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Cartoon Mornings
10 am
 Cartoon Mornings
Friday, Jun. 21, 10 amCartoon Mornings
Salida Library
Start your Friday summer mornings off with a laugh as we watch cartoons like Gravity Falls, Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb, and more!
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Sewing Basics: Bandana Bag
1 pm
 Sewing Basics: Bandana Bag
Saturday, Jun. 22, 1 pm
Modesto Library
Join us for a beginner's sewing class where you'll learn the essentials of using a sewing machine as you create a beautiful bag from a bandana.In this hands-on workshop, you'll master the basics of sewing machine operation, understand fabric properties, and learn essential stitching tech...read more

or call --209-558-7814.
Salida Dungeons & Dragons
2-4 pm
 Salida Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, Jun. 22, 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
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Pint Sized Polkas at Salida Library
1:30 pm
Pint Sized Polkas at Salida Library
Monday, Jun. 24, 1:30 pm
Salida Library
Pint Sized Polkas will help your family discover the fun you can experience with polka music. Mike Schneider will create an environment that's both educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning!  Space is limited. Free tickets will be available to pick ...read more
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
1:30 pm
Friends of the Oakdale Library Meeting
Monday, Jun. 24, 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! 
STEAM* Fireworks Salt Painting
2 - 3 pm
 STEAM* Fireworks Salt Painting
Monday, Jun. 24, 2 - 3 pm
Modesto Library
Join us in the Maker Space and prepare for Independence Day by making your very own 3D fireworks paintings made with glue, salt, and watercolors. This program is for ages 4 and up.Remember to dress for a mess!*Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
Stranger Teens: Game Day (Oversized Edition)
3 - 4 pm
Stranger Teens: Game Day (Oversized Edition)
Monday, Jun. 24, 3 - 4 pm
Ceres Library
Stay and play with our oversized game day! Play giant Connect 4, Checkers, Dominoes, Floor Dart, and more. For more information about this and any other Ceres Library program, please call 209-537-8938.
Pint Sized Polkas at Denair Library
3:30 pm
Pint Sized Polkas at Denair Library
Monday, Jun. 24, 3:30 pm
Denair Library
Pint Sized Polkas will help your family discover the fun you can experience with polka music. Mike Schneider will create an environment that's both educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning! Space is limited. Call 209-634-1283 to register. 
Vermicomposting with the Master Gardeners at the Modesto Library
5:30 pm
Vermicomposting with the Master Gardeners at the Modesto Library
Monday, Jun. 24, 5:30 pmVermicomposting with
Modesto Library
Let's kick off the summer with a family-friendly (and fun!) gardening class based on vermicomposting. Vermicomposting is the process of using red wiggler worms (not the same as earthworms) to eat kitchen fruit and vegetable scraps. The compost can then be used in houseplants or in the garde...read more
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Pint Sized Polkas at Oakdale Library
12 pm
Pint Sized Polkas at Oakdale Library
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 12 pm
Oakdale Library
Pint Sized Polkas will help your family discover the fun you can experience with polka music. Mike Schneider will create an environment that's both educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning!
Vermicomposting with the Master Gardeners at the Waterford Library
2 pm
Vermicomposting with the Master Gardeners at the Waterford Library
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2 pm
Waterford Library
Did you know red wiggler worms can help eat kitchen waste? See a "worm hotel" and learn more about these fascinating critters. Take home a list of instructions on how to create your own worm hotel and start making your own compost to use in the garden. Fun for the whole family!
Tinker Tuesday in the Maker Space
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Tinker Tuesday in the Maker Space
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 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. 
Teen Nintendo Switch Party
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Teen Nintendo Switch Party
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 3:30 - 4:30 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.
Pint Sized Polkas @ the Hughson Library
4 pm
Pint Sized Polkas @ the Hughson Library
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 4 pm
Hughson Library
Pint Sized Polkas will help your family discover the fun you can experience with polka music. Mike Schneider will create an environment that's both educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning! 
Ceres Family LEGO® Day
4 pm
 Ceres Family LEGO® Day
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 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
T(w)een Tuesday: Butterfly Collages
4 pm
T(w)een Tuesday: Butterfly Collages
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 4 pm
Turlock Library
Join us in the Maker Space and create a unique butterfly collage using old magazines and canvas. All materials will be provided. This program is designed for ages 9 and up. 
Teen Movie Night: Barbie
5:30 pm
 Teen Movie Night: Barbie
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 5:30 pmTeen Movie Night: Ba
Salida Library
Hi Barbie! Teens, gather your friends and join us for a movie at the library. This month's movie is the film Barbie (PG-13). Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on, and the library will provide popcorn and lemonade. 
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Virtual Book Club for Adults: March
11:30 am
Virtual Book Club for Adults: March
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 11:30 amVirtual Book Club fo
Virtual
This Month we will be discussing March by Geraldine Brooks. As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the war, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardent...read more

or call --209-558-7814.
Patterson LEGO® Day
3:30 pm
 Patterson LEGO® Day
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 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.
Modesto LEGO® Play
3:30 pm
 Modesto LEGO® Play
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 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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Hughson LEGO® Day
3:30 - 5:30 pm
 Hughson LEGO® Day
Thursday, Jun. 27, 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. 
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Cartoon Mornings
10 am
 Cartoon Mornings
Friday, Jun. 28, 10 amCartoon Mornings
Salida Library
Start your Friday summer mornings off with a laugh as we watch cartoons like Gravity Falls, Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb, and more!
Pint Sized Polkas at Empire Library
11:30 am
Pint Sized Polkas at Empire Library
Friday, Jun. 28, 11:30 am
Empire Library
Pint Sized Polkas will help your family discover the fun you can experience with polka music. Mike Schneider will create an environment that's both educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning!Space is limited. Please register each person individually. 

or call --209-524-5505.
Pint Sized Polkas at Modesto Library
1:30 pm
Pint Sized Polkas at Modesto Library
Friday, Jun. 28, 1:30 pm
Modesto Library
Pint Sized Polkas will help your family discover the fun you can experience with polka music. Mike Schneider will create an environment that's both educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning!!You can pick up free tickets for this family-friendly, fun-for-all-a...read more
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Library’s Got Game
Open Hours
 Library’s Got Game
Saturday, Jun. 29, 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.
Pint Sized Polkas at Newman Library
12 pm
Pint Sized Polkas at Newman Library
Saturday, Jun. 29, 12 pm
Newman Library
Pint Sized Polkas will help your family discover the fun you can experience with polka music. Mike Schneider will create an environment that's both educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning!
Pint Sized Polkas at Turlock Library
3 pm
Pint Sized Polkas at Turlock Library
Saturday, Jun. 29, 3 pm
Turlock Library
Pint Sized Polkas will help your family discover the fun you can experience with polka music. Mike Schneider will create an environment that's both educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning!
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