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Technology Training at the Keyes Library

Technology Training at the Keyes Library

Adults are welcome to come by the Keyes Library in January and February for trainings on library databases and applications. Each week the library will hold a training focusing on technology available to customers. Classes will focus on Mango Languages, Hoopla, eBooks, and Zinio. Below is a schedule of the trainings each week.

· Monday, January 12 from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursday, January 15 from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. Mango Languages Tutorial. Mango Languages offers online, conversation-based instruction in over 60 languages, including ESL courses taught in native languages. Mango offers remote access and free mobile applications so that tutorial can be accessed anytime and is free. Individuals can stop by the Keyes Library during these times to learn how to access and use Mango Languages.

Outdoor Cooling Center to be offered at Graceda Park

Outdoor Cooling Center to be offered at Graceda Park

Due to the extreme heat we will be experiencing this week the City of Modesto’s Water Division will be opening an outdoor cooling center offering shade, free water and water bottles at Graceda Park and the 9th street Transit Center from Noon to 6pm on the following days; July 1st-3rd and July 5th.

Help Shape Modesto’s Future!

Public Workshop- General Plan Amendment

The City of Modesto Planning Commission will host a series of three (3) public workshops in order to solicit public input regarding the General Plan Amendment (GPA) project.

Scrapbooking Fun at the Modesto Library

Scrapbooking Fun at the Modesto Library

Join the Modesto Library and local scrapbooker Anna Soto for a series of free programs to learn about and practice scrapbooking. This program will be held, Saturdays, March 9 and March 23 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Some materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Light refreshments will also be provided.

Scrapbooking is an excellent way for people of all ages and backgrounds to share information about their experiences. The Stanislaus County Library encourages those interested in scrapbooking to attend. For more information, please call the Modesto Library Reference desk at 558-7814. The library is located at 1500 I Street. Free parking is available in the parking lot behind the library and on the street.

Plans for new Modesto courthouse live on

Plans for new Modesto courthouse live on

Plans for a new courthouse in Modesto aren't dead after all.

California's Court Facilities Working Group recommended cutting other courthouse project but saving Modesto's at a special meeting Thursday.The group's recommendation will go to California's Judicial Council next month for approval.

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Virginia Corridor Trail Closed On Monday October 8, 2012

Virginia Corridor Trail Closed On Monday October 8, 2012

The Virginia Corridor Trail and Briggsmore Overcrossing between Granger and Bowen Avenues will be closed on Monday October 8 due to maintenance on the trail. Teichert Construction will be applying a hydroseed slurry mixture of native grasses and flowers to the open planter areas of the trail as a final part of their construction project. Crews will be onsite during the application of the slurry mixture, but access to the trail and alley will be restricted throughout the day and trail users are encouraged to take a break from their usual routine for the day. It is anticipated that the trail and overcrossing will be reopened Wednesday morning for use by bicyclists and pedestrians and that the grasses and flowers should begin to appear late winter or early spring.

Source: City of Modesto

Temporary road closures on Sunday due to Run

Temporary road closures on Sunday due to Run

On Saturday, September 30, 2012 the first annual Peace Officer Memorial Run will be taking place. The event includes a 1/2 marathon, 5K, free kids fun run and safety faire.

The events begin at 7:00am, and there will be a brief ceremony beginning at 6:45am at 11th and I Streets. Street closure will begin at 6:30am and will continue throughout the morning. There will be numerous street closures in the downtown area, as well as in the Needham/College area around Graceada Park. Portions of East Bound Scenic Drive will be closed from Bodem to Coffee and Oakdale to Clause Road.

We ask that motorists slow and drive cautiously in the effected area as there will be several hundred runners and walkers in the roadways. We invite the public to come out and enjoy the event and encourage the runners.

The complete course maps can be located at