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May Adult Events

May Teen Events

May Children and Family Events

Arm Knitting
As Seen on Pinterest Craft Class
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 Empire Library
Book Sale - Friends of the Modesto Library
Book Sale- New Books - Friends of the Modesto Library
Book Sale - Friends of the Waterford Library
Couponing
Craftapalooza for Teens and Adults
Dance Exercise
Family Dinner and Movie Night
Family Game Day
Hope for Parents of College Bound Students
In Our Own Voice
Juicing Raw Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Knitting Class
Poet-Tree
Scrapbooking Fun
Senior Awareness Day
Snuggles Project
Villains Invade Summer Reading
What's Cooking? Recipe Exchange
Yarn Wreath Craft
Yoga with Rosa

Arm Knitting
Where: Turlock Library
When: Tuesday, May 12
           7:00 p.m.

Arm Knitting is a craft done without knitting needles using only hands and arms and has enjoyed increased popularity since 2013. Participants will learn the craft of arm knitting.
Using only hands and arms, the craft is used to make scarves, blankets, and shawls. Advanced reservations are required, as space will be limited. Call 664-8100 to reserve a seat.

As Seen on Pinterest
Where: Turlock Library
When: Wednesday, May 20
           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 we will focus on greeting cards for special occasions. 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.

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, May 26
           11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Join the discussion of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. 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, May 26
           4:00 p.m.

Come join us at the library and share your love of books. This month the book club will discuss In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien. 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 12
           10:00 a.m.

This month's selection is Close Range by Annie Proulx. Proulx explores the underside of America's beloved Wild West in a collection of stories about hardship in Wyoming territory. Understanding that the West's infinite spaces tended to inspire neither introspection but a violent and insatiable restlessness. 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 6
           10:30 a.m.

This month's selection is Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. In 1937 Shanghai, sisters Pearl and May, are beautiful, modern, and carefree --- until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth and is selling the girls as wives to men from the United States. Along their journey, they make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are --- Shanghai girls. 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, May 14
           1:00 p.m.

This month we will be discussing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books and other reading material through meaningful discussions with others.

Friends of the Empire Library Annual Book Sale
Where: Empire Library Community Room
When: Friday, May 1 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
           Saturday, May 2 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Find bargains galore: fiction, biographies, children's books, history, and more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the library.

Friends of the Modesto Library Scholastic Book Sale
Where: Modesto Library Auditorium

  • Tuesday, May 12 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 13 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 14 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 16 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Books for Kids. All NEW books priced at 50% off suggested retail. Find the perfect gift for the children on your list. More information available here.

Friends of the Modesto Library Used Book Sale
Where: Modesto Library Portico
When: Saturday, May 2
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Find bargains galore: fiction, biographies, children's books, history, and more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the library. Donations accepted. Contact Clare at 522-5054 or clarenoo@gmail.com

Friends of the Waterford Library Used Book Sale
Where: Waterford Heritage Day - near E Street and Bentley
When: Saturday, May 9 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Waterford Library are having a used book sale during the Waterford Heritage Day celebration.Find bargains galore: fiction, biographies, children's books, history, and more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the library.

Couponing
Where: Salida Library
When: Saturday, May 9
           3:30 p.m.

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

Craftapalooza for Teens and Adults
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, May 30
            1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Escape the ordinary this summer by making fun, creative, and innovative crafts at the Modesto Library’s first Craftapalooza for Teens and Adults. Stop by the Modesto Library Auditorium anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. and visit the various crafting stations. This program is geared towards teens and adults and parents are asked to accompany children.

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.

Family Dinner and Movie Night
Where: Salida Library
When: Tuesday, May 19
          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 Where the Wild Things Are. 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, May 6
          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.

Hope for Parents of College Bound Students
Where: Salida Library
When: Saturday, May 2
          1:00 p.m.

Save on, not just for, the cost of college. This free educational seminar will cover:

  • Current college cost landscape
  • College savings and funding dilemma
  • Basics of financial aid
  • Tips to reduce the cost of college
  • Costly mistakes to avoid

In Our Own Voice
Where: Turlock Library
When: Saturday, May 16
          1:00 p.m.

In recognition of Mental Health Month, we will have presenters from the local NAMI organization give an "In Our Own Voice" presentation. This presentation demonstrates how individuals with severe mental illness experience recovery. Each presenter will share the story of his or her own struggles and successes. It is a powerful anti-stigma tool that can change hearts, minds and attitudes about mental illness.

Juicing Raw Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Where: Patterson Library
When: Wednesday, May 13
           5:00 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.

Poet-Tree
Where: Turlock Library
When: Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
            Open hours

Celebrate National Poetry Month by adding a leaf to our Poet-Tree. Copy your favorite poem onto one of our leaves, and we will attach it to our 'Poet-Tree'.

Scrapbooking Fun
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, May 23
            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 Reference Desk for more information at 558-7814.

Senior Awareness Day
Where: Modesto Library
When: Thursday, May 28
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Senior Awareness Day at the library is a day where seniors in the community could stop by to learn about the resources that are available to them.  Representatives from organizations/programs, such as CalFresh, Catholic Charities, HICAP, and others, will be on hand to answer questions and help with enrollment into programs. Drop in to learn about free resources while enjoying light refreshments and a free raffle. This is an annual event. This year it will be held mainly on the Modesto Library portico. Customers are encouraged to call the Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging at 558-8698 for the most up to date information about this program.

Snuggles Project
Where: All libraries
When: Monday, February 2 - Thursday, 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.

Villains Invade Summer Reading
Where: Keyes Library
When: Tuesday, May 19
          3:00 p.m.

Defeat these villains with your reading abilities. Stop by to celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Program with a Villain-themed party. Participants can pose as several Disney and comic book villains in our photo booth area. There will also be villain-inspired crafts, including scratch art. Children, tweens, teens, and adults can also sign-up for our annual summer reading program where participants can win prizes just for reading. Cake and refreshments will be served.

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

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

Yoga with Rosa
Where: Patterson Library
When: Tuesdays, May 5 & May 19
        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: April 28, 2015

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