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July Adult Events

July Teen Events

July Children and Family Events

All Ages Coloring Day
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
Couponing
Estate Planning Seminar
Family Dinner and Movie Night
Family Game Day
Guess the Candies in the Candy Jar
Hope for Parents of College Bound Students
Juicing Raw Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Knitting Class
Read S'More Books
Scrapbooking Fun
Summer Fun with the Funstrummers
Superhero Party
Tech Connect - Hoopla
Technology Open House
Tie Dye at the Library
What's Cooking? Recipe Exchange
Yarn Wreath Craft
Yoga with Rosa

All Ages Coloring Day
Where: Ceres Library
When: Thursday, August 27
           3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Come color your stress away. All ages are invited to color at the library. The library will provide coloring pages, crayons and markers. Finished artwork will be displayed.

As Seen on Pinterest
Where: Turlock Library
When: Wednesday, August 4
           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 create decorative dishes with just a Sharpie and a plain white plate. 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, July 28
           11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Join the discussion of The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen. 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, July 28
           4:00 p.m.

Come join us at the library and share your love of books. This month the book club will discuss The Shack by William P. Young. 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, August 11
           10:00 a.m.

This month's selection is Dreaming in Cuba by Christina Garcia. A family divided politically and geographically by the Cuban revolution...and of the generational fissures that open on each side. 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, August 5
           10:30 a.m.

This month's selection is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley. 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: Tuesday, August 11
           1:00 p.m.

This month's title we will be discussing is still be be determined. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books and other reading material through meaningful discussions with others.

Couponing
Where: Salida Library
When: Saturday, August 8
           3:30 p.m.

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

Estate Planning Seminar
Where: Modesto Library
When: Wednesday, August 12
          5:00 p.m.

If you have a family, you need to have a plan in place to take care of them if something were to happen to you. Some of the documents you may need to have include a will, a living trust, a power of attorney, a healthcare directive, and a nomination of guardian for your children. Attorney Julie Richardson will review the basics of estate planning, including a discussion of all of the documents you need, plus other issues to consider.  Please come to this important seminar – your family is relying on you.

Family Dinner and Movie Night
Where: Salida Library
When: Tuesday, August 18
          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 Planes - Fire and Rescue. 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, August 5
          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.

Guess the Candies in the Candy Jar
Where: Waterford Library
When: Wednesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 30
          Open hours

Use your estimation skills to guess the number of candies in the jar and win the whole jar.

Hope for Parents of College Bound Students
Where: Modesto Library
When: Monday, August 31
          6:00 p.m.

Local financial consultant, Michael Howell, will be discussing cost reducing strategies for parents of college bound students. Education costs could be the greatest expenses (aside from possibly a home) that a family will incur. If you don’t plan, you may end up paying more than necessary. Learn how schools determine financial need and how to financially position yourself for both successful college planning and retirement.  Registration is required by calling the Modesto Library Reference Desk at (209) 558-7814.

Juicing Raw Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Where: Patterson Library
When: Wednesday, August 5
           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.

Read S'more Books
Where: Keyes Library
When: Monday, August 10
            10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
All ages

Celebrate S'more's Day at the Keyes Library. All ages can come by and make a yummy s'more. Children can make a cute craft foam necklace that looks like a smore. Individuals can also check out s'more books while they are at the library.

Scrapbooking Fun
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, August 22
            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.

Summer Fun with the Funstrummers
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, August 1
            1:00 p.m.
All ages

Join us for a fun musical experience for the whole family with the Funstrummers Ukulele Band. Sing along to summer songs and stay afterwards for the ukulele petting zoo. Following the music, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about, hold, and play a ukulele.

Superhero Party
Where: Keyes Library
When: Tuesday, August 4
            2:30 p.m.

Come by the Keyes Library to celebrate the end of summer reading with a Superhero Party! Participants can play Pin the Symbol on Batman, a Spiderman Toss Game, and a Superhero Bean Bag Toss Game. Participants can also pose as their favorite superhero in our photo booth area and make superhero lollipops, masks, and scratch art. Individuals can also use their super brain power to guess the number of candies in the jar,  the closest guess will win the entire jar of candy. Cake and light refreshments will also be served while supplies last. Children who participated in the Superhero Academy will also receive a diploma, which certifies they can assume their superhero identity. Individuals are welcome to come in costume, however, costumes are not required.

Technology Open House
Where: Newman Library
When: Tuesday, July 28
            6:00 p.m.

Learn to use library online resources on your device including eBooks, eMagazines, Audiobooks, & Mango. Drop in for 1-on-1 help. Don't forget your library card.

Tie Dye at the Library
Where: Keyes Library
When: Wednesday, July 29
            1:00 p.m.
All ages

Bring a t-shirt, hat, or tote to tie dye at the library. The library will supply all the dye and other equipment needed to tie dye the item. Parental supervision is required. One child per adult at a time.

What's Cooking? Recipe Exchange
Where: Keyes Library
When: Monday, July 6- Thursday, July 30

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

Yoga with Rosa
Where: Patterson Library
When: Tuesdays, August 4 and August 18
        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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