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November Adult Events

November Teen Events

November Children and Family Events

Book Club in a Box
Book Club - Riverbank Library
Book Club - Salida Library
Book Club - Turlock Library
Book Club - West Side Readers - Patterson Library
Classic Cookie Contest
Cookie Decorating
Cookie Recipe Contest
Cookies Without the Oven: Bake-Free Desserts
Couponing
Crime Prevention Workshop
Dance Exercise
Family Game Day
Family Dinner and Movie Night
Felt Owl Ornament Craft
Glass Staining Holiday Craft
Holiday Decorating Ideas
Holiday Ornament Craft
Hope for Parents of College Bound Students
Knitting Class
Makerspace: Craft-a-Palooza
NAMI: How to Survive the Holidays
National Cookie Day
Ornament Staining Craft
Scrapbooking Fun - Cancelled
Snowball Guessing Jar - Oakdale
Snowball Guessing Jar - Turlock
Snowflake Drop-in Craft
What's Cooking? Recipe Exchange
Wrapping Party

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

Riverbank Library Book Club
Where: Riverbank Library
When: Tuesday, November 25
           4:00 p.m.

Come join us at the library and share your love of books. This month the book club will discuss The Pianist: the Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 by Wladyslaw Szpilman. 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, December 9
           10:00 a.m.

This month's selection is Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. East meets This coming of age novel has a unique twist. Although Liz is maturing, coping with disappointments, and controlling her anger, she is getting younger.  After death, the residents get younger until they become babies and are reborn on to Earth again. 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, December 3
           10:30 a.m.

This month's selection is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. A boy named Amir, born in pre-Soviet Afghanistan, befriends a servant’s son. Long after emigrating to California, Amir returns to Afghanistan to reconnect with his past. This is an epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. 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, December 11
           1:00 p.m.

This month we will be discussing Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. Book clubs allow community members to expand their knowledge of books and other reading material through meaningful discussions with others.

Classic Cookie Contest
Where: Keyes Library
When: Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 3
        Open hours

Which cookie is your favorite? Come by the library and vote for your favorite classic cookie. The cookie that wins will be served on National Cookie Day, which is Thursday, December 4. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

Cookie Decorating
Where: Newman Library
When: Saturday, December 20
           1:30 p.m.

Bring the whole family to decorate cookies for the holiday season. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Cookie Recipe Contest
Where: Denair Library
When: Tuesday, December 2 - Saturday, December 6
           Open hours

Have a favorite cookie recipe? Share your recipe and be entered for a chance to win a prize. All recipes submitted will be entered in drawing, and will be featured in a display along with baking books.

Cookies Without the Oven: Bake-Free Desserts
Where: Keyes Library
When: Thursday, December 4
           10:00 a.m.

In honor of National Cookie Day, adults are invited to stop by the library to learn how to make bake-free deserts

Couponing
Where: Salida Library
When: Saturday, December 13
           4:00 p.m.

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

Crime Prevention Workshop
Where: Newman Library
When: Tuesday, December 9
           6:00 p.m.

Learn what you can do to keep your home safe and what to do in case of loss.

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 Game Day
Where: Patterson Library
When: Wednesday, December 3
          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 Dinner and Movie Night
Where: Salida Library
When: Tuesday, December 16
          6:00 p.m.

Children and their families can enjoy a family-friendly movie and picnic dinner at the Library. This month's return movie is the popular Disney hit, Frozen. 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.

Felt Owl Ornament Craft
Where: Riverbank Library
When: Wednesday, December 17
          4:00 p.m.

Adults and teens are invited to the Riverbank Library to make colorful felt owl ornaments. These cute little owls are hand sewn. Adults and teens will learn to hand stitch to create a unique and colorful owl ornament.  Books on sewing and crafts will be displayed. All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Riverbank Library.

Glass Staining Holiday Craft
Where: Ceres Library
When: Saturday, December 13
          12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Come and learn about glass staining techniques, then create your own ornament just in time for the holidays. Children under thirteen are welcome to participate in the glass staining but must have direct adult supervision—one adult per child. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Ceres Library. For more information, please call Ceres Library at 537-8938.

Holiday Decorating Ideas
Where: Turlock Library
When: Wednesday, December 3
          7:00 p.m.

Ideas on cupcake decorating will be shared and demonstrated. An evening of fun is planned as hands on activity will be encouraged. Simple napkin folding ideas will be shared that will help bring an elegant look to a holiday dinner table. Supplies will be provided. This program is designed for children or adults. Everyone can have fun learning these decorating tips with results that look great.

Holiday Ornament Craft
Where: Waterford Library
When: Thursday, December 11
          3:00 p.m.

Teens and adults can make an ornament from a variety of craft materials. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Hope for Parents of College Bound Students
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, December 6
          1:00 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.

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.

MakerSpace: Craft-a-Palooza
Where: Salida Library
When: Tuesday, December 2
            4:00 p.m.
All ages

We’ve got the supplies and you’ve got the talent. Choose from a variety of craft materials to create your next masterpiece. You can even make holiday gifts for friends and family. Program designed for all ages – kids, families, teens and adults.

NAMI: How to Survive the Holidays
Where: Riverbank Library
When: Wednesday, December 3
            6:30 p.m.

National Alliance on Mental Health will present "In Our Own Voice."  Several members from NAMI will discuss their road to recovery from mental illness, with an emphasis on how to survive the holidays.

National Cookie Day
Where: Keyes Library
When: Thursday, December 4
        Open hours

Come by the library for a free cookie. The cookie served will be the winner from our Classic Cookie Contest. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

Ornament Staining Craft
Where: Keyes Library
When: Thursday, December 18
        3:00 p.m.

Tweens, teens, and adults can make stained glass ornaments. Glass ornaments will be provided, however, supplies are limited. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Scrapbooking Fun
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, December 13
           Cancelled

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.

Snowball Guessing Jar - Oakdale
Where: Oakdale Library
When: Monday, December 1 - Saturday, December 13
Open hours

Guess the number of fluffy white snowballs in the jar and win a prize. There will be three categories: up to 12 yrs of age, 13-18, and adult. Winners will be announced on December 16.

Snowball Guessing Jar - Turlock
Where: Turlock Library
When: Monday, December 1 - Saturday, December 13
Open hours

Guess the number of fluffy white snowballs in the jar and win a prize. Fun for all ages. The winners will be announced on December 16. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

Snowflake Drop-in Craft
Where: Denair Library
When: Tuesday, December 9
         1:00-4:00 p.m.

Decorate your home with snowflake just in time for the holidays.Stop by anytime between 1-4 and make a quick and easy home decorating project. Books will be on display and available for checkout.

What's Cooking? Recipe Exchange
Where: Keyes Library
When: Monday, November 3 - Wednesday, November 26  

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

Wrapping Party
Where: Hughson Library
When: Thursday, December 11
           4:00 p.m.

Come join us at the Hughson library and learn gift wrapping and gift bow making techniques. Refreshments will be provided. Books will be available to browse and to checkout.

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Revised: November 24, 2014

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