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October Adult Events

October Teen Events

October Children and Family Events

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
CD Art
College Planning Workshop
Coupon Workshop - Riverbank
Coupon Workshop - Waterford
Couponing
Crazy Crayon Pumpkins
Creepy Candy Count
Dance Exercise
Family Game Day
Family Game Night
Family Dinner and Movie Night
Guess the Candies
Guess the Candy in the Jar
Halloween at Hogwarts
Halloween Fun - Batman Day Replay
International Games Day
Introduction to Finding Funders
Introduction to the Internet for Veterans
Knitting Class
Kumihimo Braiding
Poetry: Our Worlds Anew, a Workshop and Reading Program
Scrapbooking Fun
Thanksgiving Scarecrow Craft for Adults
Thanksgiving Table Decorating
Turlock Library Honors Our Veterans
Understanding the New Homeowner's Bill of Rights
What's Cooking?: Recipe Exchange Program
Yoga with Rosa

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, November 19
           7:00 p.m.

The Modesto Library Book Club has resumed meeting. 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, October 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 Women by T. C. Boyle. 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, November 12
           10:00 a.m.

This month's selection is Sunday's Silence by Gina B. Nahai. East meets West in acclaimed author Gina B. Nahai's mesmerizing story of a journalist on a search for the truth about his father's death--and his own past--among the mystical, snake-handling Holy Rollers of Appalachia. Nahai brings to life a land of stunning beauty and heartrending poverty and explores both the triumph of passion over reason and the cross-cultural mysteries of faith. 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, November 5
           10:30 a.m.

This month's selection is Blue Heaven by C. J. Box. A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of northern Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder—four men who know exactly who the children are, and where their desperate mother is waiting patiently by the phone for news of her children’s fate. In a ranching community increasingly populated by L.A. transplants living in gaudy McMansions, the kids soon find they don’t know whom they can trust among the hundreds of retired Southern California cops who’ve given the area its nickname: “Blue Heaven.” 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, November 13
           1:00 p.m.

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

CD Art
Where: Waterford Library
When: Thursday, November 13
        3:00 p.m.

Experiment with art techniques using old CDs and create one of a kind home decor. Books will be available to browse and for checkout.

College Planning Workshop
Where: Modesto Library
When: Wednesday, November 5
           6:00 p.m.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to help students know which college to apply to.
  • How to increase your chances of getting into your dream college.
  • The 5 questions you need to get answered before you apply to the college.
  • How to position your student to get scholarships from the college of choice.
  • How to balance the cost of education vs. the value of the degree earned.
  • How to position your finances to get merit aid.      
  • And much, much more.
Coupon Workshop - Riverbank
Where: Riverbank Library
When: Saturday, October 18
           3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Modesto Money Mavens Dawn Shaeffer and Rita Lopez will give a fun and informative presentation about couponing and saving money.

Coupon Workshop - Waterford
Where: Waterford Library
When: Saturday, October 25
           3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Modesto Money Mavens Dawn Shaeffer and Rita Lopez will give a fun and informative presentation about couponing and saving money.

Couponing
Where: Salida Library
When: Saturday, November 8
           4:00 p.m.

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

Crazy Crayon Pumpkins
Where: Keyes Library
When: Wednesday, October 15
           1:00 p.m.

All ages can come and decorate pumpkins using crayons and a heat applicator. Books about pumpkins will be available for checkout.

Creepy Candy Count
Where: Keyes Library
When: Wednesday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 29
           Open hours

Come by the library and guess the number of candies in the jar. The closest guess wins the entire jar of candy.

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, November 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.

Family Game Night
Where: Newman Library
When: Tuesday, October 21
          4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

Family Dinner and Movie Night
Where: Salida Library
When: Tuesday, October 21
          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 the superhero movie, Batman Mask of the Phantasm. 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.

Guess the Candies
Where: Waterford Library
When: Wednesday, October 1 - Monday, October 27
          Open hours

Guess the number of candies in the candy jar and win the whole jar.

Guess the Candy in the Jar
Where: Riverbank Library
When: Wednesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 30
          Open hours

Through the month of October, the Riverbank Library will display a big jar of candy.  Customers young and old are invited to guess the amount of candy in the jar. The winner will be the closest guess without going over. The prize for the winner will be the whole jar of candy, including the jar.

Halloween at Hogwarts
Where: Keyes Library
When: Thursday, October 30
          3:00 p.m.

Individuals of all ages can make Harry Potter-themed crafts, participate in potion making classes, and sample sweet treats from Honeydukes. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Halloween Fun - Batman Day Replay
Where: Waterford Library
When: Thursday, October 30
          3:00 p.m.

Join us for crafts, fun, and trick or treat goodies for costumed kids of all ages. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

International Games Day
Where: Salida Library
When: Saturday, November 15
          1:00-3:00 p.m.

The whole family is invited to play board and Wii games in the library's Story Time room to celebrate International Games Day.

Introduction to Finding Funders
Where: Modesto Library
When: Monday, November 10
          2:00 p.m.

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. This free workshop is ideal for non-profit organizations or individuals seeking potential funders. To reserve a seat or for more information, please call 558-7814. Additional information.

Introduction to the Internet for Veterans
Where: Salida Library
When: Thursday, November 6
          10:30 a.m.

The goal of this class is to introduce participants to websites that may be of interest, focusing on how to find information about benefits. We will also explore links on the Stanislaus County Department of Aging and Veterans website. Participants must have a DS Login, and they can apply for this online if they are in DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System). 

If they don’t have a DS login, bring:
  • their CAC (Common Access Card), or DoD ID card and email, or DFAS myPay Account PIN.
  • Social security number
  • Email information

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.

Kumihimo Braiding
Where: Waterford Library
When: Thursday, October 16
           3:00 p.m.

Learn this Japanese form of braiding using a special disk loom. Books will be displayed and available for checkout.

Poetry: Our Worlds Anew, a Workshop and Reading Program
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, October 25
           1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Workshop
           3:00 p.m. - Poetry Reading

Enjoy a day of poetry with Salvatore Salerno and Modesto's current Poet Laureate, Gillian Wegener. First, join Salvatore at a poetry writing workshop, where poets are encouraged to bring their poems to work on and evaluate. Following the workshop, Salvatore and Gillian will be reading their poetry. Attendees are then welcome to read their poetry aloud. The poetry reading will be open to drop ins. Registration is required for the workshop by calling the Modesto Library at 558-7814.

Scrapbooking Fun
Where: Modesto Library
When: Saturday, November 1
           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 infomation at 558-7814.

Thanksgiving Scarecrow Craft for Adults
Where: Ceres Library
When: Wednesday, November 12
         3:00-4:15 p.m.

Create a cute candy corn scarecrow to decorate your Thanksgiving table. Children 12 may participate but will need an adult attending with them. Books will be available to browse and for checkout.

Thanksgiving Table Decorating
Where: Keyes Library
When: Monday, November 10
         9:30 a.m.

Adults can come by the library and learn how to turn plain candles into uniquely decorated items that can be used for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Don't miss this fun tablescape idea.

Turlock Library Honors Our Veterans
Where: Turlock Library
When: Wednesday, November 12
         6:00 p.m.

The Turlock Library proudly welcomes World War II veteran James Sanders. Mr. Sanders served as an ambulance driver in Europe during World War II with the 585th Ambulance Company. He will recount his incredible experiences as a 19-year-old serving his country in extremely difficult circumstances. This program will educate citizens on the importance of remembering the sacrifices of our veterans who served so gallantly for our freedom. Reservations are requested, although not required. Please call the Turlock Library at 664-8100 for more information or to sign-up.

Understanding the New Homeowner's Bill of Rights
Where: Modesto Library
When: Tuesday, November 18
           2:00 p.m.

The Presentation will include how the Homeowner's Bill of Rights came into existence, what the new set of laws cover, and how they have added protections for the consumer, and how one can go about seeking remedy if they feel their lender or landlord violated a provision of the Homeowner's Bill of Rights.

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

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

Yoga with Rosa
Where: Patterson Library
When: Tuesday, October 21
          11:30 a.m.

Learn the basics of Yoga with an experienced teacher. Bring water and your own yoga mat if you have one. There will be a limited number of spare mats available. Yoga can increase your flexibility, strength, and posture. It has been shown to decrease stress levels and increase both mental and physical health.

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Revised: October 16, 2014

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