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Riverbank Library Book Club

Riverbank Library Book Club

Join fellow book lovers at the Riverbank Library on Tuesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. for the Riverbank Library Book Club. April’s book club pick is “The Ghost of Hannah Mendes” by Naomi Ragen. This story of sisters journeying through Europe to find the lost pages of an ancestor’s journal will leave readers captivated.

For more information, please call the Riverbank Library at 869-7008.

Cover to Cover Reading Program at the Stanislaus County Library

Cover to Cover Reading Program at the Stanislaus County Library

Children between the ages of 4 and 12 can participate in In-N-Out Burger’s reading promotion program between March 2 and April 13. Children can participate by signing up at any Stanislaus County Library branch and keeping a list of books read on a reading log. Once children have read five books at their reading level they will receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger. Participants will be limited to three certificates while supplies last.

For more information, please call the Modesto Library Children’s Department at 558-7810.

Salida Library Book Club

Salida Library Book Club

Join fellow book lovers at Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. for the Salida Library Book Club. February’s book club pick is “Daniel Half Human: And the Good Nazi” by David Chotjewitz. The story of Daniel, a half- Jewish boy in Nazi Germany, and his friend Armin will captivate readers. 

For more information, please call the Salida Library at 543-7315.

BZ Smith’s Storytelling Workshop at the Modesto Library

BZ Smith’s Storytelling Workshop at the Modesto Library

BZ Smith, Principal Storyteller, Writer, and Art Curator for Hive-Arts.org, will introduce participants to the art of storytelling at the Modesto Library on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Participants will gain knowledge of how to quickly learn a story, how to strengthen their telling, and how to design a storytelling program for any audience. Parents and educators will find this class indispensable!

This workshop is free; however, advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the Modesto Library Reference desk at 558-7814.

Modesto Library Book Club

Modesto Library Book Club

Bibliophiles can meet at the Modesto Library on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:00 p.m. for the Modesto Library Book Club. January’s book club pick is “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith.  Readers will be entranced by the journal entries of seventeen-year old Cassandra Mortmain.   

For more information, please call the 572-3420.

Stories Around Ryan’s Tree at the Modesto Library

Stories Around Ryan’s Tree at the Modesto Library

Gather around Ryan’s Reading Tree at the Modesto Library Jan. 14 – 17 at 3:30 p.m. to listen to the picture book nominees for the California Young Reader Medal. Exciting storytellers will bring these books to life as they read the stories under the tree. After listening to the stories participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite! Featured stories are recommended for grades kinder through third, but all ages are welcome. This program allows for children to practice active listening skills and further their interest in reading.

For more information, please call the Modesto Library Children’s Department at 558-7810.

Thanksgiving StoryTime and Craft at the Modesto Library

Thanksgiving StoryTime and Craft at the Modesto Library

Enjoy a special StoryTime at the Modesto Library on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:15 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 10:15 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to seasonal stories and music then make a fun Thanksgiving craft. This program provides an excellent opportunity for young children to learn active listening skills and be creative with art materials. Seasonal books will also be on display and available for checkout during the event.

For more information, please call the Modesto Library Children’s Department at 558-7810.