March events at the Turlock Library will begin with a meeting of the Turlock Teens Talk Books at 3 p.m. Saturday. Teens are invited to join fellow bibliophiles for a discussion about their newest read.
The next STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Works session will be held at 4 p.m. March 5 and focus on gravity. Following a reading of “Gravity” by Jason Chin, participants will create unique masterpieces by allowing gravity to create the art. 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. March 6. This month's selection is “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman. A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. A limited number of copies are available at the circulation desk. Call 209-664-8100 for more information.
Everyone deserves a little extra pampering once in a while. Every Wednesday in March the Turlock Library will be hosting a variety of crafts to show how easy it is to create fun, spa-themed do-it-yourself crafts at home. All the spa craft sessions will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The March 6 session will be on lip balms; March 13 will be sea salt hand scrubs; March 20 is sore muscle rub; and March 27 participants will learn how to make bath bombs. All supplies provided. This craft is for ages 18 and older.
All are invited to attend the monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Turlock Public Library at 6:30 p.m. March 6. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month in the library.
The Mystery Lovers Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. March 8. This month's selection is “Killing Trail,” by Margaret Mizushima. When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, life-long resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small Colorado town. For more information, call the Turlock Library at 209-664-8100.
Learn how to make a leprechaun trap using acrylic paint, paper plates, and other supplies at the library at 4 p.m. March 12. All ages welcome; children 4 and under must have direct adult supervision.
The Turlock Teen Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. March 13. The board provides input on what kinds of programs and activities teens would like the library to provide. During the hour-long meeting, participants brainstorm and discuss ideas for library activities and services for teens in Turlock. Community service hours are earned by attending meetings and helping with projects.
The next Community Connections session will be held at noon March 14. Community Connections, presented by Community Hospice, offers a wide variety of practical information for those who are looking to the future, or are caring for a loved one. This month's topic is “Role Reversal: When to start helping your loved one make decisions." A free lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required. Call 209-578-6300 for more information.
Learn how to make salt art at the library at 4 p.m. March 19. Participants will be able to create unique works of art using watercolor paints and table salt. All ages welcome; children 4 and under must have direct adult supervision.
Children will have the opportunity to build displays for the library using the library’s LEGO and LEGO DUPLO blocks at 4 p.m. March 26. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
The Turlock Library is located at 550 Minaret Ave. For more information on Turlock Library programs, call 209-664-8100.
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library using the library’s LEGO and LEGO DUPLO blocks from noon to 6 p.m. every Wednesday in March. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
It's rainy, rainbow season in the Valley and those of all ages can come to the library at 4 p.m. March 7 to learn how to take a paper plate and a variety of colored paper and paper mâché in order to create an eye-catching rainbow to put on display. All craft supplies will be provided.
The library will host two Crochet for Beginners classes in March — from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 and 23. Participants can learn basic techniques from a crochet instructor. Bring your own crochet hooks; yarn will be provided.
St. Patrick's Day is around the corner and a leprechaun has come early to the Denair Library and hid his pots of gold. Participants will earn prizes equal to the pots of gold they discover from noon to 6 p.m. March 14.
Butterflies will start hatching soon. To remind kids to look outside for new butterflies, they can create their own butterfly collage at 4 p.m. March 21 at the library. This craft will be made out of painted or colored bow tie pasta mounted on a colorful paper or cardboard background. All supplies will be provided for this craft.
Everyone is invited to come make a unique necklace out of wagon wheel pasta, beads and other doodads at 4 p.m. March 28. These crafting supplies will be provided and ready to go at the Denair Library.
The Denair Library is located at 4801 Kersey Rd. For more information on Denair Library programs, call 209-634-1283.
The Keyes Library is hosting three special events in the month of March.
Come to the library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8 and express your inner flower child by creating beautiful mini bouquets with faux flowers and attaching them to bobby pins. Participants should bring their own pins, or the library can provide a couple while supplies last.
A leprechaun has been loose in the Keyes Library. He is looking for his long-lost brother Keyes O’Library, so he can give him a St. Patrick’s Day surprise. Make a Leprechaun replica of his brother and go around the library looking for hidden four-leaf clovers to discover what the surprise might be from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 14.
Celebrate the coming of May flowers by making a tasty rainbow from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 21. Pair marshmallows, multicolored fruity O’s, and pipe cleaner to bring a bright and delicious spot of color to your tummy. Children only, please.
The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. in Keyes. For more information about programs at the Keyes Library, call 209-664-8000.