Family Fun at the Modesto Library in September 2012

The Modesto Library will host a variety of fun and educational events on Saturday, Sept. 15 including an author fair, a naturalization information session, and an event that allows families to make multicultural bracelets.

The Stanislaus County Library will hold its 3rd Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Modesto Library portico. This event provides an opportunity for community members to meet local writers and discuss and purchase their works. Children’s and adult books will be available for purchase at the fair. Attending this event is a wonderful way to enjoy a Saturday morning with friends and family!

Multicultural Peace Bracelets for Families begins at 11 a.m. and is another great family friendly event! Dr. Iris Haapanen, author and California State University Stanislaus Associate Professor, will teach and inspire audiences as they explore the meaning of peace through the making of multicultural bracelets. The bracelets will inspire children and adults to spread the message of peace for improving academic, social, and cultural life through their daily activities in the community and the world. The workshop will address peer pressure, lack of self-confidence, and bullying through bracelet making.

Following these events at 2 p.m. is a Naturalization Information Session. Vilysay Chang from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be presenting information for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants. This free session will discuss the naturalization process, the new naturalization test, and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship. This presentation will be in English; however, attendees are welcome to bring their own interpreter.

The Stanislaus County Library urges members of the community to come to the Modesto Library on Saturday, September 15 for a day of family fun! For more information on any of these programs please call the Modesto Library Outreach Department at 558-7817.