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Fun at the Modesto Library

1500 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354
209-558-7810

Giant Game Day
Wednesday, July 23
4:00 p.m.

Get your game on. Bring the family and play giant versions of jenga, bowling, dominos, and more. Test your hand/eye coordination with stacking cups too. Ginormous fun? You bet.

Python Ron
Saturday, July 26
1:00 and 2:30 p.m.

Look, touch and hold exotic reptiles in astonishing colors and sizes. Slithery snakes and leathery lizards are some of the reptiles Python Ron brings to the library for an up-close look. Python Ron delights and educates children in this hands-on peek into the fascinating world of reptiles, spiders and insects.

Catapults
Thursday, July 31
1:30 p.m.

How far does a marshmallow fly? Make a catapult and then put it to the test.

Read to a Dog
Select Saturdays & Thursdays in August

Independent readers up to age 12 can practice their reading skill by reading to a canine companion. Sign-ups for August dates start July 19. To find out available dates and times or to sign up for a 15 minute session call 558-7810.

Shark Week
Monday, August 4 - Saturday, August 9
Open hours

Celebrate Shark Week @ the Modesto Library. Find the hidden shark and get a prize. Fun and informative activities all week long in the Children's Room.

Symphony Petting Zoo
Tuesday, August 12
6:45 p.m. (following Story Time)'

Join us for Story Time at 6:15 p.m. then stay to play . . .with music. Learn about the instruments that make up the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and then give some of them a try.

Giant Game Day
Wednesday, August 20
4:30 p.m.

Get your game on. Bring the family and play giant versions of jenga, bowling, dominos, and more. Test your hand/eye coordination with stacking cups too. Ginormous fun? You bet.

Makerspace: Craft-a-Palooza
Monday, August 25
3:30 p.m.

We've got supplies and you've got the talent. Choose from a wide variety of craft materials to make your next masterpiece. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

Lego Play
Wednesday, August 27
3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4 - 18

Children ages 4-18 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 adult supervision.

 

Fun at the Ceres Library

2250 Magnolia
Ceres, CA  95307
209-537-8938

Xtreme Science Magic Show
Monday, July 28
1:00 p.m.

Take two parts science, add one part magic, throw in a large dose of audience participation and you get Xtreme Science Magic. This fast moving, interactive performance mixes entertainment and information for a show that will have kids hooked on Science.

Pinecone Bird Feeder Craft
Thursday, July 31
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Make your own bird feeder from pinecones and other materials. Books will be on display and available for checkout.

Leaf Rubbings Craft
Thursday, August 7
3:00- 4:30 p.m.

Make a picture using crayons and leaves. Books will be on display and available for checkout.

LEGO Day
Thursday, August 14
3:00- 4:30 p.m.
Ages: 4 -12

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 adult supervision.

Drawing Craft
Thursday, August 21
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Using Ed Emberley books and color sheets we will explore drawing and coloring. Books will be on display and available for checkout.

LEGO Day
Thursday, August 28
3:00- 4:30 p.m.
Ages: 4 -12

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 adult supervision.

 

Fun at the Denair Library

4801 Kersey Road
Denair, CA 95316
209-634-1283

Batman Day
Saturday, July 26
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Find Batman and get a prize. Books will be on display and available to checkout.

Crazy 8 Math Club
Thursday afternoons beginning in August
1:00 p.m.
Ages: 0 - 5

Have a blast doing math. Preschoolers are welcome to join us in fun math activities. Children will learn math and become aware of the library's resources.


Fun at the Empire Library

18 South Abbie
Empire, CA 95319
209-524-5505

Thumb Print Craft
Thursday, July 24
3:30 p.m.

Using thumb prints with a variety of ink create spring flowers, bugs, frogs and other pictures. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

Jar Decorating Craft
Thursday, August 14
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Decorate a jar with tissue paper, ribbon, and other craft materials to make a jar that can be used for many purposes, such as a vase, pencil/pen holder, small treasure/trinket container, or a small pot for a plant. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

 

Fun at the Hughson Library

2412 3rd Street, Suite A
Hughson, CA 95326
209-883-2293

Motion of Ocean
Tuesday, July 22
1:00 p.m.

Learn about the ocean with a variety of ocean related crafts and activities. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Grossology 101
Wednesday, July 23
1:00 p.m.

Explore the science of gross with crafts and activities. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

What's the Weather
Thursday, July 24
12:00 p.m.
Ages: 1-4

Toddlers and Preschoolers are invited to explore weather related activities. This program is designed for children age 1-4. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Simple Machine
Wednesday, July 30
1:00 p.m.

Discover the science of machines with activities and crafts. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Block Party
Thursday, July 31
12:00 p.m.
Ages: 1-4

Toddlers and Preschoolers are invited to play with building blocks. This program is designed for children age 1-4. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Coloring Day
Wednesday, August 6
2:00 p.m.

Enjoy the afternoon coloring at the Hughson Library. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

LEGO Day
Wednesday, August 20
2:00 p.m.
Ages: 4 -12

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 adult supervision.


Fun at the Keyes Library

4420 Maud Avenue
Keyes, CA 95328
209-664-8006

Sand Painting Craft
Wednesday, July 23
1:00 p.m.

Children can paint cute images using sand. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Batman Day
Thursday, July 24
3:00 p.m.

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Batman at the Keyes Library. Participants can make superhero lollipops, masks, and participate in a scavenger hunt. Batman will also be making an appearance so be sure to bring your cameras.

Fizzy Drink Craft
Wednesday, July 30
1:00 p.m.

Stop by the library and learn how to make your own soda. This craft demonstrates the chemical reaction that occurs when an acid is added to a base.

Pencil Topper Craft
Wednesday, August 6
1:00 p.m.

Get ready for the start of school. Come by the library and make decorations for your pencil. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Firefly Craft
Wednesday, August 13
1:00 p.m.

Children can stop by the Keyes Library and make cute fireflies using plastic eggs. Fireflies actually light up. First-come, first-served as supplies are limited. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Suncatcher Craft
Wednesday, August 27
1:00 p.m.

Make an amazing suncatcher using a recycled CD. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.


Fun at the Newman Library

1305 Kern Street
Newman, CA 95360
209-862-2010

Clay Craft
Saturday, July 26
1:30 p.m.

Make your own creations out of clay. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Glow Balloons
Tuesday, August 5
3:30 p.m.

Decorate a balloon with your own design, and watch it light up. Crafts promote creativity, self expression, sharing, and coordination.

LEGO Day
Thursday, August 14
3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4 -12

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 adult supervision.

Water Day
Saturday, August 16
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for some water fun. You will get wet. Wear your swimsuit and sunscreen, and don't forget your towel.

Family Game Night
Tuesday, August 19
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Fun games for the entire family. Board and card games will be available. Families can learn tactics and teamwork while playing fun board and card games.

Sand Art
Saturday, August 23
1:30 p.m.

Layer sand to create a colorful piece of art. Crafts promote creativity, self expression, sharing, and coordination.

 

Fun at the Oakdale Library

151 S. First Avenue
Oakdale, CA 95361
209-847-4204

Read to a Dog
Thursdays during July
Hours vary

Independent readers can register beginning on July 1 for the Read to a Dog program. Please call 847-4204 for dates and additional information or to register. Advance registration is required.

Jellyfish Craft
Thursday, July 31
3:30 p.m.

Children can make colorful jellyfish art. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

Crazy Pencils Craft
Thursday, August 14
3:30 p.m.

Children can make crazy pencils. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

Mayor's Book Club
Wednesday, August 20
10:30 a.m.

Children can listen to a story read by Mayor Pat Paul.


Fun at the Patterson Library

46 N. Salado
Patterson, CA 95363
209-892-6473

LEGO Day
Wednesday, August 6
3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4 -12

Join us for creative fun. 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 adult supervision.

Fish Craft
Wednesday, August 13
3:30 p.m.

Make a fish out of recycled CDs. Craft programs provide the opportunity to foster dexterity development, stimulate the participant’s imagination and help build a bond between child and caregivers.

Game Day
Wednesday, August 20
3:30 p.m.

Join the library for board games, Wii, snacks and a craft. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

 

Fun at the Riverbank Library

3442 Santa Fe Street
Riverbank, CA 95367
209-869-7008

Batman Day
Saturday, July 26
Open hours with a craft at 1:00 p.m.

Let's celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman. Find the Batman at the library and get a prize. There will be a Batman Mask Craft at 1:00 p.m. Batman books will be displayed and available for check out.

Mayor's Book Club
Monday, August 4
10:30 a.m. following Story Time

Mayor Richard O'Brien will come to the library and read to preschool age children and their families.

Fuzzy Key Chains
Wednesday, August 27
3:30 p.m.

Children are invited to make their own fuzzy key chains made out of homemade pom poms, beads and cord. Books will be displayed and available for checkout. Crafts are a great way for kids to learn new ways to use common materials to make something fun and beautiful.

 

Fun at the Salida Library

4835 Sisk Road
Salida, CA 95368
209-543-7353

Book-N-Craft with Robots
Tuesday, July 22
4:00 p.m.

Enjoy hearing the story Hello, Robots and stay to create your own robot mask. This is a great opportunity for parents to take their child's photo standing next to our robot cut-out.

LEGO Day
Tuesday, July 29
4:00 p.m.

Time to play with LEGOs, everyone's favorite building blocks. The Library supplies the LEGOs, you supply the creativity. Children can use creativity to build with LEGO blocks while learning early math and engineering concepts. DUPLO blocks will be available for children under the age of 4. Children ages 4 and under have direct adult supervision.

Shark Week
Tuesday, August 5
4:00 p.m.

Children can have fun and explore their creativity as we enjoy a variety of shark and sea life crafts. There will be a display of books about sharks.

Stay and Play ... Play and Learn
Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28
10:30 a.m. following Preschool Story Time

Stay and Play ... Play and Learn will feature a mix of structured and free play for preschool age children. Parents and caregivers can visit together while supervising the children's playtime. Music, rhythm, alphabet, numbers and gross motor skills activities will be included.

Back-to-School with Pete the Cat
Tuesday, August 12
4:00 p.m.

Rock out with Pete’s School Shoes. Children can learn school skills and make a pencil case while having fun with Pete and Friends.

Family Dinner and Movie Night
Tuesday, August 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 the Disney classic, Finding Nemo. 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.

Book-N-Craft: Grossology
Tuesday, August 26
4:00 p.m.

Booger Love. Disgusting Bugs. Yucky Stuff. Join us for an hour of grossology as we sample books that will leave you gagging – and begging for more. A disgusting craft will follow the story time.

 

Fun at the Turlock Library

550 Minaret Avenue
Turlock, CA 95380
209-664-8100

Bubble Art
Tuesday, August 5
3:30 p.m.

Make unique pictures and designs from "popping" bubbles. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

LEGO Day
Tuesday, August 26
3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4 -12

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 adult supervision.

 

Fun at the Waterford Library

324 E Street
Waterford, CA 95386
209-874-2191

Butterfly Craft
Tuesday, July 22
3:30 p.m.

Use coffee filters, markers and a spritz of water to make these adorable butterflies. Learn about dispersion and chromatography.

Batman Day
Saturday, July 26
2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Batman’s 75 Anniversary with games, crafts and fun prizes. Costumes are optional, but encouraged. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

Button Making Craft
Tuesday, July 29
3:30 p.m.

Create cool 1.75" buttons to wear and share. Bring pictures, draw or use our old magazines to make your own personalized buttons. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

Arctic Animal Craft
Tuesday, August 19
3:30 p.m.

Stay cool with a polar bear, snowy owl or arctic fox fan. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.


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Revised: July 21, 2014
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