What: LIBRARY SCRAPBOOKING PROGRAM
When: Today, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St.
Info: Local scrapbooker Anna Soto will present a free program to learn and practice the art of scrapbooking. Some materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (209) 558-7800.
What: TRUNK-OR-TREAT EVENT
When: Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Emanuel Lutheran Church, day care parking lot, 324 College Ave.
Info: Emanuel Lutheran Church is hosting a trunk-or-treat event. Entrances will be closed at 6:15 to ensure the safety of the children. Trunk-or-treaters will need to park on the street and walk in. All children are welcome.
What: READING TUTORS NEEDED
When: Nov. 6, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: LearningQuest, 1032 11th St.
Info: LearningQuest – Stanislaus Literacy Center is seeking reading tutors to meet for a minimum of 90 minutes, twice a week in a public location with students who are requesting help with reading. Interested parties should plan to attend the orientation meeting and training. There is a $10 cost for training materials. For more information or to register, call (209) 558-4505.
Turlock and Modesto
What: CHILDREN’S BOOK SIGNING TOUR
When: Today, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.
Info: John Padilla, local author of Johnny Big-Ears children’s stories, which focus on bullying awareness, will hold two book signings. The author will sign his current book, “Johnny Big-Ears Meets His New Neighbor, Suzy,” which encourages children not to tease kids who are overweight. Today’s event will be held at Lightly Used Books, 141 N. Center St., Turlock, and Sunday’s location is St. Stanislaus Catholic School, 1416 Maze Blvd., Modesto. Each event will feature the author reading and the opportunity to have pictures taken with mascots Suzy Chunkles and Johnny Big-Ears. For more information, call (209) 250-0925.
What: FAMILY HALLOWEEN STORY TIME
When: Monday, 6 p.m.
Where: Ceres Library, 2250 Magnolia St.
Info: Ceres Library will offer a special Halloween family story time followed by a Halloween craft activity. Children are encouraged to attend in costume. The program is designed for children ages 4 through 8, but all ages are welcome. For more information, call the Ceres Library, (209) 537-8938.
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