February events at the Turlock Library will start with a meeting of the Turlock Teens Talk Books club at 3 p.m. Saturday. Teens are encouraged to join other bibliophiles to discuss their newest favorite reads.
A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Works session on clouds will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 4. Following a reading of “Cloudette” by Tom Lichtenheld, participants will discuss different types of clouds and the water cycle. Afterwards, they will have an opportunity to make clouds in a jar. STEAM Works is designed for children in kindergarten and older; children 4 and under must be supervised by a parent.
The Turlock Library Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5. This month’s selection is “Girl With a Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier. A maid becomes a model for the 17th century Dutch painter, Vermeer. The woman, an artisan's daughter with a strong power of observation, describes his manner of work, his household and life of the day, including the rigid class system and religious bigotry. A limited number of copies of the book are available at the library. For more information call 209-664-8100.
A series of Art Academy for Adults classes will be held in February. The first session will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 5 and focus on acrylic painting. An easy acrylic pour technique will be showcased. Beginning Swab Art will introduce the concept of using cotton swabs to make a lovely landscape painting at 1 p.m. Feb. 12. An Intermediate Swab Art session will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 19. Advance registration is required for the classes, as space is limited. Call 209-664-8100 to reserve your spot.
The Friends of the Turlock Library club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. All are invited to come and support their local library.
A Valentine’s Day card craft session will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 11. All ages welcome; children 4 and younger must have adult supervision.
The Mystery Lovers Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14. This month's selection is “Before the Fall,” by Noah Hawley. On a foggy summer night, eleven people – ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter – depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are the painter, Scott Burroughs, and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. For more information, call the library at 209-664-8100.
Children will have an opportunity to make a stained glass kite out of tissue squares and contact paper that can then be taped to a window for a colorful display at 4 p.m. Feb. 18. Children 4 and younger must have adult supervision.
Over the next four months, the Environmental Protection Agency will present a series of environmental enrichment activities for students in preschool through 5th grade. This month’s session will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 19 and be about animals and endangerment. This program follows 2nd grade Common Core Standards, as well as Next Generation Science Standards, but younger and older grades are welcome to attend.