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February Adult Events

February Teen Events

February Children and Family Events

Alzheimer's--Know the 10 Warning Signs: Early Detection Matters
As Seen on Pinterest Craft Class
Black History Month Event
Blind Date with a Book
Book Club in a Box
Book Club - Oakdale Library
Book Club - Riverbank Library
Book Club - Salida Library
Book Club - Turlock Library
Book Club - West Side Readers - Patterson Library
Book Sale - Friends of the Salida Library
Butterfly Release
Couponing
Dance Exercise
An Evening with Track and Field Legend Neal Steinhauer
Family Dinner and Movie Night
Family Game Day
Family Game Time
Family Literacy Night with Dr. Seuss
Guess How Many Candies in the Jar
Happiness Week
Jelly Bean Basket Craft
Juicing Raw Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Knitting Class
M & M Candy Count
Modesto Money Mavens
Photography
Scrapbooking Fun
Snuggles Project
Snuggles Workshop
Socktopus Craft
VITA Free Tax Preparation
What's Cooking? Recipe Exchange
Yoga with Rosa

Currently all events in the Modesto Library will be held on the main floor.

Alzheimer's--Know the 10 Warning Signs: Early Detection Matters
Where: Salida Library
When: Wednesday, March 11
           1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s, a fatal brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Every individual may experience one or more of the warning signs in different degrees. This program will provide information about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of early detection.

As Seen on Pinterest
Where: Turlock Library
When: Wednesday, March 18
           7:00 p.m.

Join us the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Turlock Library as we make popular arts & crafts as seen on Pinterest. This month's craft will be creating a wreath out of clothespins and wire. It can be decorated for any time of the year...the possibilities are endless. This class is recommended for ages 14 and older. Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please call 664-8100 to register. Pinterest is an online tool for collecting and organizing things you love.  You do not need to be familiar with Pinterest to attend.

Black History Month Event
Where: Salida Library
When: Tuesday, March 3
           6:00 p.m.

Join us for an excerpt from the play The Journey --- the African American Experience presented by Sankofa Theater Company.

Blind Date with a Book
Where: Waterford Library
When: Monday, February 2 - Saturday, February 28
           Open hours

Looking for your perfect match? Try a blind date with a book at the Waterford Library this month. Simply visit the library and select from one of the many "single" books whose covers have been hidden by the matchmaking experts at the library. This is a fun way to find true love with a book. Don’t love what you picked? Bring it back and try another.

Book Club in a Box
Where: all library branches
When: Ongoing

Community and Library book clubs can now borrow a set of one title to use in their book club discussions. Contact any branch for the list or view the list on our website under "Readers Corner." You must have a library card to check out the set of books. We do ask that requests are made at least 3 weeks before you need to distribute the book to your members. Because of the high interest in this service, please include 2 alternative titles. Book clubs can be an excellent way to enjoy books more and challenge your mind, and they can also encourage you to read more, or to read books that you might not normally choose.

Oakdale Library Book Club
Where: Oakdale Library
When: Tuesday, February 24
           6:30 p.m.

Join the discussion of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Sponsored by the Friends of the Oakdale Library. Light refreshments will be served. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books and other reading material through meaningful discussions with others.

Riverbank Library Book Club
Where: Riverbank Library
When: Tuesday, February 24
           4:00 p.m.

Come join us at the library and share your love of books. This month the book club will discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books and other reading material through meaningful discussions with others.

Salida Library Book Club
Where: Salida Library Story Time Room
When: Tuesday, March 10
           10:00 a.m.

This month's selection is Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man offers Easy good money if he locates Miss Daphne, a blonde beauty know to frequent black jazz clubs. Limited copies of the book are available at the Salida Library Circulation Desk. For more information contact Isabel at 543-7315. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books and other reading material through meaningful discussions with others.

Turlock Library Book Club
Where: Turlock Library
When: Wednesday, March 4
           10:30 a.m.

This month's selection is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Bryan Mealer. This is the true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa—a nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS plague—and how, with tenacity and imagination, he built a better life for himself, his family, and his village. A limited number of copies of the book are available at the library. For more information contact the Turlock Library Reference Desk at 664-8100. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books and other reading material through meaningful discussions with others.

West Side Book Club - Patterson Library
Where: Patterson Library
When: Thursday, March 12
           1:00 p.m.

This month we will be discussing Cleopatra: a Life by Stacy Schiff. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books and other reading material through meaningful discussions with others.

Friends of the Salida Library Book Sale
Where: Salida Library
When: Thursday, March 5 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and
           Saturday, March 7 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Come find some great deals on used books and support the library. Hardbacks are $1.00 and paperbacks are $.50.

Butterfly Release
Where: Empire Library
When: Thursday, April 16
           4:30 p.m.

Join us as we release the butterflies that we have been watching change from caterpillars to cocoon to butterfly.

Couponing
Where: Salida Library
When: Saturday, March 14
           3:30 p.m.

Join us on the second Saturday of each month as the Modesto Money Mavens present tips for saving money.

Dance Exercise
Where: Salida Library
When: Monday evenings
         6:00 p.m.

Weekly dance exercise classes, conducted by certified instructors. This program is presented in partnership with Sierra Vista Child and Family Services. Exercise and strengthen your body. These classes are open to adults only. No child care will be provided. Participants must complete a waiver.

An Evening with Track and Field Legend Neal Steinhauer
Where: Turlock Library
When: Wednesday, March 11
          7:00 p.m.

Neal Steinhauer, former world record holder in the shot put, recounts his amazing story as a youngster growing up in Oregon to his days as a world class athlete representing the University of Oregon and the United States national track team in the 1960s. Hear Neal tell stories about the greatest era in track and field history, as he toured with such stars as Tommie Smith, Lee Evans, and Jim Ryun. This program will enlighten the public with information about track and field history in the 1960s.  This time period also coincided with much social change in this country. Sports, including track and field, mirrored many of the changes that came during the civil rights movement.

Family Dinner and Movie Night
Where: Salida Library
When: Tuesday, March 17
          6:00 p.m.

Children and their families can enjoy a family-friendly movie and picnic dinner at the Library. This month's movie is Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. This program is a part of the Salida Library's Tuesdays Are Family Days series. Children can come in their pajamas. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on. The library will provide a beverage and popcorn. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Family Game Day
Where: Patterson Library
When: Wednesday, March 4
          3:30 p.m.

Join us for games and crafts at the library. All ages are welcome. Games promote sharing, working together, and problem solving skills.

Family Game Time
Where: Turlock Library
When: Tuesday, March 31
          4:00 p.m.

Games, puzzles, activities for all. Play together or individually, some old classics and new fun to share. Board games, card games, and games of skill and chance. Books on related topics will be available for checkout.

Family Literacy Night with Dr. Seuss
Where: Salida Library
When: Tuesday, March 3
          5:00 p.m.

Independence Charter School’s Family Literacy Night comes to the Salida Library with crafts, a Dr. Seuss character photo opportunity and a focus on early childhood literacy skills. This program focuses on early childhood literacy skills and will model those skills for parents.

Guess How Many Candies in the Jar
Where: Empire Library
When: Tuesday, March 3 - Tuesday, March 31
          Open hours

Guess how many red and white candies are in the jar. The prize for the winner is the jar of candy. Books will be on display and available for checkout.

Happiness Week
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, March 14 - Thursday, March 19
        Open hours

Celebrate Happiness Week at the Modesto Library from March 14 through March 19. Enjoy free compliments, inspirations, and quotes from the library to brighten your day. And contribute to our Happiness Wall by writing down what makes you happy.

Jelly Bean Basket Craft
Where: Waterford Library
When: Tuesday, March 31
          3:30 p.m.

This little basket is made with recycled materials and filled with fun. Books will be on display and available for checkout.

Juicing Raw Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Where: Patterson Library
When: Wednesday, March 18
           3:30 p.m.

Learn how to Juice and the health benefits of Juicing. Chichi will demonstrate how to turn raw vegetables and fruits into tasty juice.

Free Knitting and Crochet ClassesKnitting and crochet samples
Where: Waterford Library
When: Wednesdays 
            3:00 p.m.

Knitting and crocheting are a blast. Whether you are a beginner or
need help with a special project this fun group is here for you. Please call ahead to confirm class, 874-2191.

M & M Candy Count
Where: Keyes Library
When: Monday, March 2 - Tuesday, March 31
            Open hours

All ages can come by the library to guess the number of green M & Ms in the jar. The closest estimate will win the entire jar of candy.

Modesto Money Mavens
Where: Keyes Library
When: Thursday, March 26
            6:00 p.m.

Save on your Easter festivities. The Modesto Money Mavens will teach you how to save money at the grocery store and more. Adults will enjoy this couponing class.

Photography
Where: Newman Library
When: Tuesday, March 10
            6:00 p.m.

Do you use your phone or tablet to take pictures? Learn how to get the most out of your device to take that perfect snapshot.

Scrapbooking Fun
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, March 28
        12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join the Modesto Library and local scrapbooker Anna Soto at a series of free programs to learn about and practice scrapbooking. Some materials will be available but you are encouraged to bring your own (bring your pictures). Free prizes are given out at every program. Call the Modesto Reference Desk for more information at 558-7814.

Snuggles Project
Where: All libraries
When: February 2 - April 30, 2015

Snuggles are security blankets for shelter animals, providing physical and psychological comfort to animals awaiting new homes.

You can help by crocheting, knitting, sewing, quilting, or tying small blankets in the following guideline sizes:
14”x 14” for cats and small animals
24” x  24” for cats and small to medium dogs
36” x  36” for medium to large dogs

These are guidelines. They don’t have to be exact. Materials should be washable, such as cotton or acrylic. Leftover scraps of yarn or fabric are fine. Yarn ends should be double knotted and woven in well to prevent unraveling. Make them thick for comfort and warmth, but do not use batting. Pattern suggestions available at:  www.snugglesproject.org.Image of snuggles

Snuggles may be dropped off at any Stanislaus County Library branch during open hours: Ceres, Denair, Empire, Hughson, Keyes, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Salida, Turlock and Waterford.

Deadline to complete blankets: April 30, 2015

All blankets will be donated to Stanislaus County’s Thomas Mayfield Regional Animal Services Facility.

Snuggles Workshop
Where: Riverbank Library
When: Saturday, March 14
        2:00 p.m.

Let's get together and learn to crochet or knit Snuggles blankets for shelter animals. The library is collecting Snuggles blankets for the Stanislaus County Animal Shelter to give away to adopted pets and their owners. Some yarn will be available, but customers are encouraged to bring extra yarn and crochet hooks or knitting needles.

Socktopus Craft
Where: Waterford Library
When: Tuesday, April 14
        3:30 p.m.

Sock + Octopus = Socktopus Use a single sock to make this cute sea creature. Books will be on display and available for checkout.

VITA Free Tax Preparation
Where: Riverbank Library
When: Wednesdays, February 11, 18, 25
              March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 8
        3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The public is invited to have their taxes prepared by VITA volunteers. Please call the library at 869-7008 to reserve a spot, as space is limited.

What's Cooking? Recipe Exchange
Where: Keyes Library
When: Monday, February 2 - Thursday, February 26

Stop by the Keyes Library for the recipes of the month for February. Submit your favorite recipe to be chosen for the recipe of the month in March.

Yoga with Rosa
Where: Patterson Library
When: Tuesday, March 17
        11:00 a.m.

A bilingual instructor will introduce and lead a Yoga class. All skill levels and ages are welcome. Bring water and a yoga mat. Some mats will be available.

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Revised: February 23, 2015

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