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Scholastic Book Fair at the Modesto Library

Scholastic Book Fair at the Modesto Library

It’s that time of year again! The Scholastic Book Fair has returned to the Modesto Library just in time for your holiday shopping. The Friends of the Modesto Library will be holding the fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clifford the Big Red Dog will also be making a special appearance on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase lots of brand new books and visit with Clifford.

Movie Nights at the Salida Library

Movie Nights at the Salida Library

Two movie nights are planned at the Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library this month.

Family Movie Night is Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m., featuring “The Pirates! Band of Misfits.” In the animated feature film released earlier this year, Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals for Pirate of the Year Award. His adventure takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

The Third Light Saber Show at the Modesto Libary

The Third Light Saber Show at the Modesto Libary

Plan on a night of intergalactic fun at the Modesto Library on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m.   Participants will have the opportunity to watch the 1983 American epic space film set “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” In addition to the movie, participants can make origami Yoda, Darth paper, and work on their Imperial Cadet Training. Members of the 501st Legion, Central California Garrison will also be in attendance and costume!

This is a free, family friendly event that will inspire children to read about the characters from one of their favorite science-fiction films.

For more information, please call the Modesto Library Reference desk at 558-7814.

Make A Difference Day at the Stanislaus County Library

Make A Difference Day at the Stanislaus County Library

Help make a difference by volunteering at your local library on Saturday, October 27! As part of News 10’s Make A Difference Day, the Stanislaus County Library is urging members of the community to get involved at any Stanislaus County Library branch by painting, cleaning shelves, and donating LEGOs for children’s programs or funds for eBooks.

The library is especially in need of community members to help paint the exterior of the Waterford Library! Please bring your brushes and help us paint the Waterford Library from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All ages are welcome to volunteer, with children under 14 requiring adult supervision. Volunteering at the library is a great way to spend a Saturday morning with your family while also giving back to your community!

Modesto Regional Fire Authority Urges Residents to “Have Two Ways Out!” During Fire Prevention Month

Modesto Regional Fire Authority Urges Residents to “Have Two Ways Out!” During Fire Prevention Month

If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety?  According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of Americans think they have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often less.  That’s why the Modesto Regional Fire Authority has teamed up with NFPA during Fire Prevention Month in October to urge residents to “Have Two Ways Out!” This year’s theme focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.

In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to 369,500 home structure fires. These fires caused 13,350 civilian injuries, 2,640 civilian deaths, and $6.9 billion in direct damage.

Harris Moran Seed Company’s Annual Pumpkin Patch opens to local School Children

Harris Moran Seed Company’s Annual Pumpkin Patch opens to local School Children

 Harris Moran Seed Company’s Pumpkin Ag Literacy program commenced on Oct. 2 with visits from local area K-1, and Special Ed students. These students will have the opportunity to visit our local Modesto facility during the month of October to pick a pumpkin right out of our local field, and receive education pertaining to Ag literacy, what we call "The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Seed”

Free International Heritage Festival offers "world of entertainment" on October 6

Free International Heritage Festival offers "world of entertainment" on October 6

(Modesto, CA) – Families can enjoy free international entertainment as they take a trip around the world at the 21st Annual International Heritage Festival.  The event takes place on October 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto. The free event showcases a tapestry of cultures that compose the local area and the American heritage they share. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and a patriotic Americana Opening begins promptly at 11 a.m., with a parade of flags and a special appearance by the YES! Company Ambassadors. 

Free performances will be ongoing with most groups performing twice – inside the Gallo Center’s Rogers Theater and on the outdoor stage. No tickets are needed, but seating in the Gallo Center is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. The entertainment line-up for the two stages is: