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Local libraries feature games, crafts and cake in November
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The Turlock Library is celebrating National Bundt Cake Day by collecting recipes from area bakers, both professional and home. - photo by Photo Contributed

The Turlock Library will host a number of free programs in November, beginning with a cake recipe contest through Nov. 14. Community members are invited to enter copies of their favorite cake recipes into a drawing. The winner will be chosen at random, and will receive a cake-themed gift basket. In celebration of National Bundt Cake Day on Nov. 15, copies of the recipe entries will be made available to pick up and take home.

Children can take part in the ColorFALL Owl Craft program at 4 p.m. Nov. 8. Crafters will create paper owls using fall-themed colors. All ages are welcome to participate.

The Turlock Library’s Teen Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 9. 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.

The Modesto Money Mavens will host the Saving While Shopping program at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Participants will learn strategies for saving time and money, as well as couponing techniques and smartphone apps that may help save shoppers even more.

The Great Valley Museum will host the program “Oceans” at 4 p.m. Nov. 15. Children will learn about different ocean habitats, including the flora and fauna that live there. This program features hands-on learning, and is designed for children in kindergarten and older. However, all ages are welcome to participate.

The Mystery Lovers Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18. This month’s selection is "Deadly Nightshade" by Cynthia Riggs. For more information, contact the Turlock Library Reference Desk at (209) 664-8100.

All ages are invited to take part in the library’s celebration of International Games Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19. The library will provide a selection of games and puzzles, however, participants are welcome to bring their own games to play at the library.

Children are invited to build and play with LEGOs at 4 p.m. Nov. 22. Children under the age of 4 are welcome to participate, however, they must have direct parental supervision.

Families are invited to visit the library at 4 p.m. Nov. 29 for Family Game Day. Participants can enjoy an hour of playing classic board games.

The ColorFALL Owl Craft, Great Valley Museum: Oceans program, and LEGO Day are sponsored by the Friends of the Turlock Library. The Turlock Library is located at 550 Minaret Ave. in Turlock.


Denair and Keyes

This November, the Denair and Keyes Libraries will host a free craft for children and the Denair Library will have a coloring program for adults.

The  Denair library will host an adult coloring program from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Participants are invited to visit the library throughout the day to color.

Children can take part in a thankful wreath craft at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Keyes Library and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Denair Library. Participants can stop by throughout the day to make this decoration for the fall holiday.

The Denair Library is located at 4801 Kersey Road in Denair. The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Avenue in Keyes.