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Rockabilly Cruise Night

Rockabilly Cruise Night

We are bringing back the good times and retro culture that made Modesto cool for so many years. Beat Happy! Music has teamed up with Modesto View and the Brewhouse to bring at least one Rockabilly show to Modesto each and every month.

Original Freedom Writer Manny Scott is coming to Modesto to share his story

Original Freedom Writer Manny Scott is coming to Modesto to share his story

Manny Scott is coming to Modesto to share his story of resilience and the power of compassion to inspire youth, and everyone with a role in reaching them, to overcome challenges and thrive.  The event is slated for Wednesday, August 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Modesto High School Auditorium (18 H Street, Modesto).  The public is invited to attend this FREE event which is co-Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Foster Youth Services, Modesto City Schools and California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA). 

Manny Scott will help kick off the school year by inspiring students to “turn the page” and equipping parents and educators to reach youth. 

Button Making Craft at the Turlock Library

Button Making Craft at the Turlock Library

Teens can participate in a button making craft at the Turlock Library on Monday, June 17 at 3 p.m. During this craft, teens age 13 through 18 can make unique buttons to pin on their bags or backpacks. Participating in this program provides teens with the opportunity to interact with their peers, be creative with crafts, and learn about the wonderful programs the Stanislaus County Library offers.

For more information, please call the Turlock Library at 664-8100 or visit the library’s information desk.

Riverbank Library Book Club

Riverbank Library Book Club

Join fellow book lovers at the Riverbank Library on Tuesday, May 28 at 4 p.m. for the Riverbank Library Book Club. May’s book club pick is “The Help” by Katherine Stockett. Readers will enjoy the story of African-American maids working in the South during the 1960s and one woman’s quest to document their lives.

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

Shakespeare for All at the Modesto Library

Shakespeare for All at the Modesto Library

Community members will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Modesto Library on Saturday, May 11 at 12 p.m. This production will be directed by the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and provides an excellent opportunity for children, teens, and adults in our community to become interested in the works of William Shakespeare!

This free program is made possible through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

For more information, please call the Modesto Library at 558-7810. The Modesto Library is located at 1500 I Street with free parking available behind the library and on the street.