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April





 

 

Book Club in a Box
Book Club - Modesto 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 Modesto Library Used Book Sale
Celebrate Teen Literature Day
Coupon Workshop and Swap
Couponing
Covered California Info Session - Modesto
Dia Family Book Club
English Classes for Spanish Speakers
Family Game Night
Family Dinner and Movie Night
Grandparents' Rights
Guess How Many Jelly Beans
Knitting Class
Legal Rights of Unmarried Parents
Picnic and Barbecue Recipe Exchange
Plant a Seed and Read
Poet-Tree
Snuggles Project - Modesto
Soda Bottle Planter Craft
Spring Paver Painting
Theft Prevention - Waterford
VITA Free Tax Preparation Assistance - Oakdale
Weaving Loom Potholders Craft
What's Cooking?: Recipe Exchange Program
Writing Workshop: Finding the Heat in Poetry
Zumba




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.

Modesto Library Book Club
Where: Modesto Library
When: Wednesday, April 16
           7:00 p.m.

This month there will be a change. We will have a readers discussion of Book List for July 2013 to June 2014. For more information, call 572-3420. 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, April 22
           4:00 p.m.

Come join us at the library and share your love of books. This month the book club will discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. 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, May 13
           10:00 a.m.

This month's selection is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Olive Kitteridge a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and the world at large. She doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her. Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life. 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, May 7
           10:30 a.m.

May's selection is Barrio Boy, by Ernesto Galarza. A remarkable story of one boy’s journey from a Mexican village so small the main street didn’t have a name, to Sacramento, California, bustling and thriving in the early decades of the twentieth century. With vivid imagery and a rare gift for recreating a child’s sense of time and place, Galarza gives an account of the early experience of extraordinary life. 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, May 8
           1:00 p.m.

This month's selection is The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books and other reading material through meaningful discussions with others.

Friends of the Modesto Library Used Book Sale
Where: Modesto Library - East Portico (16th Street side)
When: Saturday, May 3
           8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thousands of books in every genre, priced at $1 hardbound, 50 cents paperback.
This year, the Beard Family Companies are generously matching our proceeds to a maximum of $4,000. Find some great deals and support your library.

To donate books or for more information, contact Clare Noonan at 522-5054.

Celebrate Teen Literature Day
Where: Salida Library
When: Thursday, April 17
           10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us in celebration of Teen Literature Day by participating in our read-in. Sign up for a time slot at the information desk. On the day of the event, we will have a special read-in area set up in the teen section of the library. Participants will receive a certificate and special treat, sponsored by the Friends of the Salida Library. This event draws attention to this very special genre, encouraging more readers. Book discussion that may arise would enhance understanding and knowledge of the reading material.

Coupon Workshop and Swap
Where: Waterford Library
When: Saturday, April 26
           4:00 p.m.

Experts Dawn Schaeffer and Rita Lopez from Modesto Money Mavens will be presenting information on Couponing and saving money.

Couponing
Where: Salida Library
When: Saturday, May 10
           4:00 p.m.

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

Covered California Info Session - Modesto
Where: Modesto Library
When: Monday, April 14
           5:30 p.m.

Join the Modesto Library and a representative from the United Way at an information session that will cover the Covered California enrollment process. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The Affordable Health Care law is enforced in California through the Covered California service. Attendees will be informed as to what the law requires, how to enroll, and why it is important to enroll as soon as possible.

Dia Family Book Club
Where: Patterson Library
When: Thursday, May 1
           3:30 p.m.

Join us for the reading and discussion of Cora Cooks Pancit by D. Lazo Guilmore, afterwards, decorate your own apron using fabric paint. This program is geared to students in Kindergarten - 3rd grade and their families. Refreshments will be served. Día Family Book Club is sponsored by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

English Classes for Spanish Speakers
Where: Riverbank Library
When: Tuesday and Wednesdays through April 30
           10:00-11:00 a.m.

This is a free class for Spanish speakers desiring to learn English. The class will be held Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in March and April.

Family Game Night
Where: Newman Library
When: Tuesday, April 15
          4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Bring the entire family to Family Game Night. Board and card games will be available. Games promotes sharing, working together, and problem solving skills.

Family Dinner and Movie Night
Where: Salida Library
When: Tuesday, April 15
          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 the animated comedy, Gnomeo and Juliet. 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.

Grandparents' Rights
Where: Modesto Library
When: Wednesday, April 16
          6:00 p.m.

The attorneys at Cash-Dudley, Speiller, and Torres will be discussing family law rights as they pertain to grandparents. California law does not allow grandparents visitation rights but will allow for reasonable visitation. Join us at this presentation to learn about this aspect of family law. The attorneys will answer questions after the presentation.

Guess How Many Jelly Beans
Where: Empire Library
When: Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
          Open hours

Customers of all ages are invited to guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. The winner gets the candy. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

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

Knitting and crocheting are a blast.  Check out all the cool stuff you can make. Please call ahead, 874-2191.

Legal Rights of Unmarried Parents
Where: Oakdale Library
When:  Tuesday, April 29 
            6:00 p.m.

The attorneys at Cash-Dudley, Speiller, and Torres will be discussing the family law rights of unmarried parents as they pertain to Stanislaus County residents. This presentation will help inform customers about family law practices in Stanislaus County. Those who find it difficult to understand family law and their rights concerning family law will find it beneficial to talk to lawyers at this free presentation.

Picnic and Barbecue Recipe Exchange
Where: Waterford Library
When: Thursday, May 1 - Thursday, May 29
           Open hours

Share your favorite picnic or barbecue recipe. Sign up, bring 12 copies of your recipe and receive your collection of new recipes at the end of the month.

Plant a Seed and Read
Where: Keyes Library
When: Monday, April 14
        3:00 p.m.

Plant a Seed and Read. Gardeners of all ages are invited to participate in a community seed swap at the Keyes Library on Monday, April 14 from 3 to 5 p.m.  Swap seeds with fellow gardeners and learn tips on how to grow and save your own seeds. During the seed swap, children will also have an opportunity to plant their own seeds in a container and take it home with them to watch it grow.

Poet-Tree
Where: Salida Library
When: Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
        Open hours

Pick up one of our special leaves and put your favorite poem on it. We'll put your poem on our Poet-Tree, in celebration of Poetry Month.

Snuggles Project - Modesto
Where: Modesto Library
When: Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a day of knitting Snuggles for local shelter animals. Bring your own supplies and we will help you create a Snuggle.

Soda Bottle Planter Craft
Where: Waterford Library
When: Tuesday, April 22
         3:30 p.m.

Be Water-Wise. Recycle plastic bottles to make self-watering planters. Books will be on display and available for checkout.

Spring Paver Painting
Where: Salida Library
When: Saturday, May 10
         1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, with more design ideas. Paint a paver for a gift or just for fun.  Cow, pig, cat, and dog designs will be available in addition to the bunnies, turtles and ladybugs designs from last year. This fun program is open to all ages and is a great family activity. All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Salida Library.

Theft Prevention - Waterford
Where: Waterford Library
When: Wednesday, May 21
         6:00 p.m.

Gordon Little from Farmer's Insurance will share tips on theft prevention. Attendees will learn ways to prevent identity and personal theft.

VITA: Free Tax Preparation Assistance - Oakdale
Where: Oakdale Library
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 11 - April 10
         3:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to have their taxes prepared by VITA volunteers Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, except for March 11 and 13. Please call the library at 847-4204 to reserve a spot, as space is limited.

Weaving Loom Potholders Craft
Where: Waterford Library
When: Tuesday, May 6
         3:30 p.m.

Try this retro craft for some good old-fashioned crafting fun. Books will be on display and available for checkout.

What's Cooking?: Recipe Exchange Program
Where: Keyes Library
When: Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30

Join the Keyes Library for a recipe exchange. Come by the library during the month of April and pick up the recipes of the month! While you are there, turn in your favorite recipe to be entered for the recipe of the month in May. Participants will gain familiarity with measures, liquid and solid volumes, as well as, following directions.

Writing Workshop: Finding the Heat in Poetry
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, April 19
         1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Local poet Samuel De Lemos will be leading a poetry writing workshop to celebrate Stanislaus Read and Writes and National Poetry Month. The poet Robert Bly describes the essence of poetry as the "heat" found within its stanzas. This is the special something which causes the reader to perceive the poets vision with one's soul. This workshop will help you find the heat in poetry through listening to some poetic examples given by Robert Bly, discussing the examples, and writing your own poetry. Participants will have the opportunity to read their poetry out loud as well. Both teens and adults will enjoy this program.

Zumba
Where: Salida Libary
When: Monday evenings beginning April 7
         6:00 p.m.

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

 

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