November events at the Turlock Library will begin with a meeting of the Turlock Teens Talk Books at 3 p.m. Saturday. Teens are encouraged to join other bibliophiles to discuss their newest favorite reads.
The library will host a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) session at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 with a focus on voting. After a reading of “Duck for President” by Doreen Cronin, children will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite literary book characters. Real time results will be calculated and graphed.
The Turlock Library Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 6. This month's selection is “The Pearl,” by John Steinbeck. “The Pearl” retells an old Mexican folk tale of the great pearl — how it was found and how it was lost. For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors, and even his loving wife cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to the tragedy. A limited number of copies are available at the Turlock Library. For more information, call the library at 209-664-8100.
Adults are invited to the library at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 for a fall centerpiece craft event. All materials are provided; for ages 18 and older.
Friends of the Turlock Library group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6. All are invited to attend.
The Mystery Lovers Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8. This month's selection is “The Lock Artist,” by Steve Hamilton. Traumatized at the age of eight and pushed into a life of crime by reason of his unforgiveable talent--lock picking--Michael sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long. For more information about the club meeting, call the library at 209-664-8100.
The Turlock Teen Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 13. The board provides input on what kinds of programs and activities teens would like the library to provide. During the hour-long meeting, the group brainstorms and discusses ideas for library activities and services for teens in Turlock. Community service hours are earned by attending meetings and helping with projects.
This month’s topic for the Community Connections session, presented by Community Hospice, will be “Stress Management Tips.” The session will be held at noon Nov. 14. A free lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required. Call 209-578-6300 for more information.
The next Turlock Art Lab will be on wax resist at 4 p.m. Nov. 19. Using crayon and watercolor, children will be able to create their own unique artwork to take home. All ages are welcome; children 4 and under must have direct adult supervision.
Children will have the opportunity to build LEGO displays for the library using the library’s LEGO and LEGO DUPLO blocks at 4 p.m. Nov. 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.
The Keyes Library will host one special event in November.
The community is invited to visit the library from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to learn how to make a decorative yarn ball using a balloon, yarn and glue.
The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. in Keyes. For more information about programs at the Keyes Library, call 209-664-8000.
The Denair Library is calling all Pokémon fans to participate in drawing club meetings from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday in November to learn how to create their favorite characters. Materials will be provided for these events, but participants are free to bring your own supplies as well.
Children will have the opportunity to play with LEGO and LEGO DUPLO blocks from noon to 3 p.m. every Wednesday in November, beginning on Nov. 6. LEGO play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome, but must have direct parental supervision.
The Denair Library will host its Chess Club from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday in November, starting on Nov. 6. Participants should bring their own chess boards and pieces for a nice, friendly game of chess. Chess puzzles will also be available to solve. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome. These will be unranked, fun games of chess. Come by and meet fellow players, and maybe even make a new friend.
Visitors to the Denair Library at 4 p.m. Nov. 7 can participate in a classic autumn craft: leaf drawings. Participants will use a leaf and crayons to etch the shape and pattern onto a piece of paper. All materials will be provided.
At 4 p.m. Nov. 14 visitors to the library can make bead turkeys. Participants will learn how to create the turkey's body out of paper and the dangly legs out of strung beads. All materials provided.
The Denair Library will host a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt during open hours on Nov. 21. Visitors can find hidden Thanksgiving-themed images around the library to win a prize.
The Denair Library is located at 4801 Kersey Rd. For more information on Denair Library programs, call 209-634-1283.