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The Turlock Library Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7 to discuss "Turn of Mind" by Alice LaPlante. - photo by Photo Contributed


This January the Turlock Library will offer crafts for all ages, a community book club event, and a day of LEGO play for children and their families.

Children will learn how to make a Frosty Puppet Pal at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The library will supply paper bags and assorted craft materials which crafters may use to personalize their puppets.

The Turlock Library Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7 to discuss "Turn of Mind" by Alice LaPlante. Book clubs at the library provide community members the opportunity to enrich their understanding and enjoyment of books through meaningful discussion. A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library. For more information, contact the Turlock Library Reference Desk at 664-8100.

All ages can participate in the library’s Craft-a-palooza at 4 p.m. Jan. 13. Crafters can choose from a variety of craft materials to create unique works of art.

Children, tweens and teens can take part in a Sock-topus Craft at 4 p.m. Jan. 20. Participants will learn how to turn knee socks into colorful octopuses. A limited number of knee socks will be available to use; crafters are encouraged to bring knee socks of any color or design to personalize their octopuses.

Children and their families can visit the library at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 to build LEGO displays for the library. LEGO play encourages creativity and fine motor development in children of all ages. Children under the age of 4 are welcome to participate, however they must have direct parental supervision.

 The Turlock Library is located at 550 Minaret Ave. in Turlock. For more information, contact the Turlock Library at (209) 664-8100.



The Denair Library will offer free programs for children and teens this month, beginning with a snowman puppet craft at 3 p.m. Jan. 7. The library will provide paper bags and craft supplies so that crafters may personalize their snowman puppets.

Children and their families can learn how to make a miniature unicorn hobby horse at 3 p.m. Jan. 21. The finished hobby horse will be the perfect size for a child’s stuffed animal or doll.

Teens can create unique Perler Bead designs at 3 p.m. Jan. 28. Participants can make a number of colorful crafts to take home, including coasters and key chains.

The Denair Library is located at 4801 Kersey Rd. in Denair. For more information, contact the Denair Library at (209) 634-1283.



Stop by the Keyes Library at 1 p.m. Jan. 14 for a party celebrating Disney's "Frozen." Children can make snowflake wands, paint a picture of Olaf, play a snowball toss game, and test their "Frozen" knowledge with a quiz. Snacks will also be served. Participants can come in costume, however, costumes are not required.

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. in Keyes.