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Stanislaus County Library’s 6th Annual Local Author Fair

Saturday, September 12
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a showcase of local talent. All ages are invited to meet local authors at the Stanislaus County Library's 6th Annual Local Author Fair. This event will take place on the portico of the Modesto Library. Children's, teen, and adult books will be available for purchase.

Participating authors: Ed and Roberta Bearden, Elena Carpenter, Jennie Chadwick, Gary Crawford, Ellen Cummins, Donald F. Gutridge, Claudia Hagen, Kathy Hardy, Wiley Joiner, Elizabeth Jones, Oleta Kay Ham, Linda Knoll, Iris Melendez, Shirley Mendonca, Major Mitchell, Claudia Newcorn, John Paul Padilla, Juliana Presto, Elizabeth Provost, Nichole Pruett, Christina Rhoads, Jack Selover, Jude Slack, Sarah Jamila Stevenson, Lee Tidball, Paula Treick DeBoard, Ken White, and Maiv Txiab Vam Xeeb Yaj.

Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

California's Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Please follow this link to find your local Braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service.

In partnership with DrivingTests.org, the library now provides 24/7 online access to the California Driver Manuals for vehicle, motorcycle, and commercial driving, plus practice tests.  

Driver Ed button link


The "Read Aloud" toolbar (located at the end of each page) provides tools that will allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, and magnify text. 

War Ink logoTake a few minutes to view this inspiring project. War Ink emerged out of a need to recognize veterans' service and sacrifices and to bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities. This is both exhibit and forum, using tattoos as a springboard for California veterans to share their stories. Stark, beautiful, disturbing, and often darkly humorous, these tattoos are visual expression of memories and emotions that can be difficult to discuss openly.

PassportNeed a passport? Passport applications are accepted at the Modesto Library on a first-come, first-served basis, Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Processing time for passport applications is 4-6 weeks for routine service and within 3 weeks door-to-door for expedited service. 
• Customers planning to travel within two weeks or requiring passports to obtain foreign visas should make an appointment at the nearest passport agency.

More information available here.


The California Report Card

Here's your opportunity to grade California on various issues facing our state. Anyone can participate by taking a few minutes to assign grades to the state of California on timely issues including healthcare, education, and immigrant rights. Participants are then invited to enter an online "Cafe" to propose issues for future versions of the platform. 

The California Report Card works on all screens and is designed for mobile phones held vertically. To participate, please visit California Report Card

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Read Stanislaus County's first Community Novel.

Available here

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Affordable Care Act Information

Want to learn more about the Affordable Care Act?
Here are some useful resources:

Covered California
InfoPeople Affordable Care Act Resources

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Revised: September 2, 2015


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