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Independence Day Craft at the Keyes Library

Independence Day Craft at the Keyes Library

Make celebratory decorations for the 4th of July at the Keyes Library on Wednesday, July 2 at 1 p.m. Children will have the opportunity to make Confetti Popper Rockets. These festive poppers can open with flying confetti!

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call the Keyes Library at 664-8006.

Reptilian Romp at the Keyes Library

Reptilian Romp at the Keyes Library

 “Python Ron” McGee brings members of the reptile kingdom to the Keyes Library on Thursday, June 12 at 11 a.m. During this special library visit, live reptiles will be showcased and children will have the opportunity to learn about different reptilian species. Children are also invited to stay after the performance to make science-themed crafts, including a model of the human lung!

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call the Keyes Library at 664-8006. Reptilian Romp

Ice Cream Party at the Keyes Library

Ice Cream Party at the Keyes Library

All ages are invited to celebrate the start of summer reading with a Summer Reading Kickoff Party at the Keyes Library on Monday, June 2 at 1 p.m. Participants can come by the library for ice cream as well as listen to music by local ukulele band, The Funstrummers. While at the library, pick up a summer reading log to earn prizes just by reading. This free and family-friendly event is open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Keyes Library. The Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information please call, 664-8006.

Bringing Home Baby: Financial Tips for Your Growing Family

Bringing Home Baby: Financial Tips for Your Growing Family

You know it’s spring when you start getting baby announcements and wedding and graduation invites. Spring and summer are times when you see lots of family changes, and with changes often come expenses. In this Family Financial Cents segment, I discuss how expectant parents must choose to be proactive about bringing baby home and planning for the cost of a growing family. 

An Angel in My Shoes

An Angel in My Shoes

As promised last week, I’m releasing an excerpt from my yet to be published book, AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM: FROM UNTHINKABLE TRAGEDY TO UNEXPECTED FAITH. It’s a spiritual memoir about my family learning to live again after loss thanks to Heavenly messages from my charismatic six year-old sister, Sommar (pronounced “summer”), who guided our way as we found the courage to live our authentic lives.

Heald College Modesto to Host Health and Resource Fair

Heald College Modesto to Host Health and Resource Fair

Fair will offer free comprehensive health screenings and consultations

Heald College Modesto, in partnership with Covered California, the American Red Cross and other community partners, will host a Health and Resource Fair that will address a variety of issues ranging from proper dental hygiene to stress reduction. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 at 5260 Pirrone Ct., Salida, California 95368.

The event, which is open to the public, will also offer at no cost:

·       Free dental cleanings and basic treatments.

·       Free health screenings including checking vital signs, glucose and cholesterol levels, blood
pressure and body mass index screenings.

Superhero Day at the Keyes Library

Superhero Day at the Keyes Library

Quick Robin! To the Library! Comic books, graphic novels, and superhero stories have long interested children and adults alike. Celebrate these wonderful works with Superhero Day at the Keyes Library on Thursday, May 1 at 3 p.m. Children can make a superhero mask, participate in a superhero scavenger hunt, and choose a superhero name. Be sure to bring your cameras because Batman will be making a special appearance! Children can pose as their own superhero and take pictures with the Dark Knight himself! Participants can also come dressed as their favorite superhero; however, costumes are not required. Cake, snacks, and light refreshments will also be available while supplies last.

All events are free and open to the public! This event is sponsored by donations to the Friends of the Keyes Library. The Keyes Library is located on 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006.