Living

At the libraries: Activities for kids and adults abound

A weekly glance at programs for children and adults offered by the Stanislaus County Library system’s 13 branches. Some programs are ongoing, others are special events and all are free and open to the public:

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES ▪  Ongoing

Held regularly at most branches; contact individual branches for dates, times and locations.

WIGGLE WORMS ▪  Ongoing

For babies, active toddlers. Held regularly at most branches; contact individual branches for dates, times and locations.

INTERNET & COMPUTER BASICS ▪  Ongoing

Basic introductions in separate classes. Advance registration required; contact branches for dates, times and locations.

SALIDA LIBRARY BOOK CLUB ▪  June 13

This month the book club will discuss “Leaving Family Behind” by Jerome Peterson. A limited number of copies are available at the circulation desk. 10 a.m. Salida Library, 4835 Sisk Road. 209-543-7353.

DOODLES AND ZENTANGLES ▪  June 13

Doodle and learn how to Zentangle. All ages are welcome. Noon-6 p.m. Hughson Library, 2412 3rd St. 209-883-2293.

STRAW ROCKETS CRAFT ▪  June 13

Have a blast designing rockets and launching them using straws. Ages 5 and up. 3:30 p.m. Waterford Library, 324 E St. 209-874-2191.

KALEIDOSCOPE CRAFT ▪  June 13

Make your very own kaleidoscope and watch the colors shift and change shapes. 3:30 p.m. Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe St. 209-869-7008.

MINECRAFT ▪  June 13

Kids can show off their Minecraft skills through crafts and quizzes. All ages welcome. Children under 4 must have parental supervision. 4 p.m. Turlock Library, 550 N. Minaret Ave. 209-543-7353.

MOMS CLUB ▪  June 14

For stay-at-home mothers who would like to connect with other stay-at-home mothers. 10 a.m. Patterson Library, 46 N Salado Ave. 209-892-6473.

TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE COMPANY ▪  June 14

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!" Noon. Ceres Library, 2250 Magnolia St. 209-537-8938.

MODESTO LEGO PLAY ▪  June 14

Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 must have direct adult supervision. 3:30 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St. 209-558-7800.

TEEN/ADULT CRAFT: BUTTON MAKING ▪  June 14

Teens and adults can make one-of-a-kind projects using a button maker. Pins made with the button maker can be used to express personal tastes and interests while adding style to clothing, lanyards and backpacks. 3:30 p.m. Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. 209-847-4204.

PERLER BEADS ▪  June 14

Children will use colorful plastic beads to create individual designs. All ages welcome. Children under 4 must have parental supervision. 4 p.m. Turlock Library, 550 N. Minaret Ave. 209-543-7353.

BAD ART NIGHT @ THE MODESTO LIBRARY ▪  June 14

For teens and adults. Create your own piece of bad art using the paint and craft materials provided by the library. The winner will receive the Bad Art Trophy! 6 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St. 209-558-7800.

TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE COMPANY ▪  June 15

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!" Noon. Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. 209-847-4204.

SNAKE BOOKMARKS ▪  June 15

After a reptile-themed Story Time, children can make snake bookmarks. Noon. Hughson Library, 2412 3rd St. 209-883-2293.

TEEN CRAFT: WALL HANGINGS ▪  June 15

Teens can create a Boho chic wall hanging using a variety of different yarns. 12:30 p.m. Denair Library, 4801 Kersey Road. 209-634-1283.

SUMMER FUN THURSDAYS: BUBBLE PLAYS ▪  June 15

Have a blast experimenting with bubbles. 1 p.m. Patterson Library, 46 N Salado Ave. 209-892-6473.

TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE COMPANY ▪  June 15

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!" 3 p.m. Waterford Library, 324 E St. 209-874-2191.

EMPIRE LEGO DAY ▪  June 15

Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library. Children under 4 must have direct adult supervision. 3:30 p.m. Empire Library, 18 South Abbie St. 209-524-5505.

CERES LEGO DAY ▪  June 15

Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library. Children under 4 must have direct adult supervision. 3 p.m. Ceres Library, 2250 Magnolia St. 209-537-8938.

TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE COMPANY ▪  June 16

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!" Noon. Modesto Library, 1500 I St. 209-558-7800.

STEAM CHALLENGE: ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION ▪  June 16

Join us for our STEAM Challenge. This week we will focus on science and art. Learn all about UV (ultraviolet) radiation while creating a UV ray detecting bracelet and a UV art print. Designed for ages 8 and up. Advance registration is required, as space is limited. 12:30 p.m. Denair Library, 4801 Kersey Road. 209-634-1283.

TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE COMPANY ▪  June 16

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!" 3 p.m. Empire Library, 18 South Abbie St. 209-524-5505.

OAKDALE LEGO DAY ▪  June 16

Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library. Children under 4 must have direct adult supervision. 3 p.m. Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. 209-847-4204.

MODESTO ALL-TEENS CRAFT FAIR ▪  June 17

Crafters, ages 13-18, will showcase their talents and learn about sales, customer service and business. Participants must sign up to sell. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St. 209-558-7800.

TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE COMPANY ▪  June 17

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!" Noon. Newman Library, 1305 Kern St. 209-862-2010.

SATURDAY STORIES AND ART: THE NIGHT SKY ▪  June 17

This Saturday's program will feature Lenny Hort's book, “How Many Stars in the Sky?” Following the reading, all ages can make their own night sky creations using a variety of tools and paint. All ages welcome. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. 1-3 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St. 209-558-7800.

RIVERBANK ROCKS! ▪  June 17

Teens and adults are invited to paint rocks at the Riverbank Library. Share joy and brighten someone's day by leaving your painted treasure in your community for someone to find. 2 p.m. Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe St. 209-869-7008.

TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE COMPANY ▪  June 17

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: "The Ribbles Build a Residence!" 3 p.m. Patterson Library, 46 N Salado Ave. 209-892-6473.

  Comments