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Egg-citing activities, Thanksgiving crafts coming to local libraries
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Throughout the month of November, teens who visit the Denair Library will find origami paper and instructions on how to create origami flowers, boats or paper cranes. - photo by Photo Contributed

As the weather finally turns cooler and rain begins to fall, local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will offer a number of activities to stimulate creativity and encourage literacy throughout the month of November.


The Great Valley Museum will present “Eggs Are Everywhere” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Children will explore different types of eggs through hands-on activities, including eggs from insects, chickens, spiders and more. This program is designed for students in kindergarten and up, however, all ages are welcome.

Children can make Turkey Cones at 4 p.m. Nov. 17. The completed craft can be used as a decorative Thanksgiving centerpiece. Children under the age of 4 are welcome to participate, however, they must have direct parental supervision.

The Turlock Library’s Teen Advisory Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. also on Nov. 17. The Teen Advisory Board offers teens the opportunity to earn community service credit while sharing their ideas on teen library programs and books. For more information, call (209) 664-8100.

 Adults are invited to stop by the Turlock Library between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov. 17 to speak with a local certified enrollment agent about Covered California state health insurance coverage. Certified enrollment agents from the San Joaquin Pride Center will offer information about Covered California and one-on-one help with the enrollment process. Open enrollment for Covered California began on Nov. 1.

The Kids’ Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 18. Children are invited to bring a book they have read to discuss with a group of their peers. The Kids’ Book Club is designed for children in grades 4 through 8.

The “As Seen on Pinterest” program will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 18.. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and share gift-wrapping ideas. This program is recommended for ages 14 and older. Registration is required; call the Turlock Library at 664-8100 to register.

All ages are invited to a Game Day from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 21. Participants can choose from a variety of new and classic games to play with friends and family.

 These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Turlock Library. The Turlock Library is located at 550 Minaret Ave. in Turlock. For more information, contact the Turlock Library at 664-8100.



Community members are invited to take part in free programs at the Denair Library this November, beginning with the month-long origami program for teens. Throughout the month, teens who visit the library will find origami paper and instructions on how to create origami flowers, boats or paper cranes. 

Adults can Get Crafty at 1 p.m.  Nov. 12. Participants will use shrink plastic and their creativity to make pendants.

Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to the library’s monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Challenge at 4 p.m. Nov. 17. This month’s challenge will focus on engineering, and all participants will be grouped into teams. Each team will work together to build a combination roller coaster and ski jump. All materials will be provided.

 Children can stop by the library to take part in a festive Thanksgiving craft from noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. 24. The library will provide the paper bags and other craft materials necessary for children to make turkey puppets.

 The Denair Library is located at 4801 Kersey Rd. in Denair. For more information, contact the Denair Library at 634-1283.



A number of activities for all ages will be held at the Keyes Library in November.

Children can use their creativity to make unique LEGO constructions at 3 p.m. Nov. 12. All designs will be displayed in the library.

A Fall Friends Mask Craft activity will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 18. Children can make a festive raccoon, bear or fox mask

Teens and adults can visit the library to make unique designs on mason jars from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19. Attendees can use these jars to store special items or as a centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table.

Pinecone Critters Craft will be offered at 1 p.m. Nov. 25. Children can make an owl or a hedgehog using pinecones and felt.

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