Iconic children’s author Dr. Seuss will be honored through a number of events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library throughout the month of March. Book clubs, craft events and special caregiver informational meeting sponsored by Community Hospice are also featured at the Turlock Library this month.
The Turlock Library Book Club will start the library’s free programs for March. The book selection for March is “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. It is 1939, Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
The Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. March 1. A limited number of copies are available at the Turlock Library. For more information, contact the Turlock Library Reference Desk at 664-8100.
Community members are invited to attend the Friends of the Turlock Public Library monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 1.
Turlock Teens Talk Books group will meet at 3 p.m. March 4. Teens are invited to join fellow bibliophiles for monthly book discussions at the Turlock Library.
Following a reading of Dr. Seuss' “Ten Apples Up on Top,” children will be challenged to balance apples on top of structures of their own making at the library’s next STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Works Challenge at 4 p.m. March 7.
All ages are welcome, however, children under 4 must have direct parental supervision.
The Turlock Teen Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. March 8. Teens are invited to share their ideas and earn community service credit. For more information, call 664-8100.
Community members are invited to attend a free meeting from noon to 1 p.m. March 9 to gain practical information to help become a better caregiver. This month's topic is "Planning Financially for the Future." A free lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required; call 578-6300 for more information. This event is sponsored by Community Hospice.
The Mystery Lovers Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. March 10. March's selection is “Blood from a Stone” by Donna Leon. In a mystery that offers an unexpected take on life in contemporary Venice, Commissario Guido Brunetti plunges into the Venetian underworld of illegal African immigrants as he investigates after a street vendor is killed in a scuffle. A limited number of copies are available for checkout from the library.
The library will offer two spring-time crafts in March. Children can create decorative leprechaun hats using small pots, paint and other materials at the library at 4 p.m. March 14. Children can create unique, musical wind chimes out of a variety of provided materials at the library at 4 p.m. March 21. All ages are welcome for the craft events, however, children under 4 must have direct parent or adult guardian supervision.
Tweens, teens and adults can come to the Turlock Library to pick up a free mug and set their inner artist free while learn different techniques to turn an ordinary mug into a work of art from noon to 2 p.m. March 27.
The Teen Fan Fiction Club will meet at 4 p.m. March 27. Teens will have the opportunity to write, share and discuss their creative fan fiction with each other in a positive environment. Recommended for ages 12-18.
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library using the library’s LEGO and DUPLO blocks at 4 p.m. March 28. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
The STEAM Works Challenge, the spring-time craft events and the Teen Fan Fiction Club are sponsored by the Friends of the Turlock Library.
The Turlock Library is located at 550 N. Minaret Ave. in Turlock. For more information, call 664-8100.
The Denair Library will host free programs for all ages this March, beginning with two Dr. Seuss programs in celebration of the author’s birthday.
From March 1 through 4, children are invited to search the library for the Cat in the Hat’s missing hat. Those who find the hat will receive a prize. Children can learn about non-Newtonian liquids by making Dr. Seuss-inspired Oobleck at 3 p.m. March 2. This craft is designed for ages 6 and up. Oobleck can be messy, so participants are encouraged to dress accordingly.
Adults are invited to relax with an afternoon of coloring from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 4. All supplies will be provided.
The library will host two teen crafts this month, beginning with an emoji pin craft. In celebration of Teen Tech Week (March 5 through 11), teens can create emoji pins using shrink plastic at 3 p.m. March 7. Teens and tweens can craft non-edible doughnuts out of new socks and felt at 3 p.m. March 21. While waiting for the “doughnuts” to dry, crafters can make doughnut bookmarks.
Children and teens can take part in a pineapple craft at 3 p.m. March 15. Crafters will transform plain pinecones into pineapples using a selection of craft materials.
The library will celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros, or Day of the Child/Day of the Book at 3 p.m. March 30. Children can enjoy a special bilingual story time, crafts, activities and snacks. This year’s theme is “One World, Many Rhythms.” Each child will receive a free activity book.
Dr. Seuss programs, adult coloring, and crafts are sponsored by the Friends of the Denair Library.
The Denair Library is located at 4801 Kersey Rd. in Denair. For more information about programs at the Denair Library, call 634-1283.
The Keyes Library will offer programs for all ages this March, beginning with a Cat in the Hat craft on March 2 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. All ages can celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by painting hats inspired by Cat in the Hat.
Adults can take part in a coloring program on March 3. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. participants are invited to stop by the library to relax with a day of coloring. All materials will be provided.
The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. in Keyes. For more information, call 664-8006.