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LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Eclipse Party at the
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Aug. 21, 10:00 am
The Tracy Library has joined more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse. During this national event, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States in a narrow band from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn't occurred in decades. In fact, the last total solar eclipse for the United States was nearly 40 years ago. The rest of the U.S. and North America will see a partial eclipse, with the Moon covering up only part of the Sun. It is aptly named the Great American Eclipse
 
This will be a great day for our community to celebrate science, with fun, hands-on and multimedia activities. 

  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30 am
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30 am
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Escalon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30a.m.
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome! Sponsored by Friends of the Escalon Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 11:15 am
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 12:00pm
As part of a statewide collaboration between the California Library Association and the California Summer Meal Coalition, the Manteca Unified School District Nutrition Services is providing meals at the Tracy Library. 

May 31 - July 28, 2017
12 noon - 1 pm 

Free for children and teens 1 to 18 years. No restrictions on family income. Join us for activities & games, and sign up for Summer Reading Club! Participants get a free book of their choice each week from the Tracy Friends of the Library book sale. 

Lunch at the Library is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. #LunchAtTheLibrary

The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Sponsored by US Institute of Museum and Library Services, California State Library, Manteca Unified School District.
Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On Mondays and Thursday, June 5 through July 24, the Manteca Library presents Book Buddies. This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings for children who have reading challenges. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 1:00 p.m.
Bricks 4 Kidz will be visiting the library and bringing their lego kits for kids to build Minecraft and Pokemon creations. Program is limited to 20. Please sign up at the library.
Lathrop Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 1:30 PM
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts.  Sponsored by Lathrop Branch Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 2:00 pm
How can you Build a Better World? By thinking green and getting crafty of course! This session we will be decorating small cotton napkins that can be carried on the go or used at home. Involves fabric dye so wear clothes for messy crafting. Sign-ups are required.


  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 2:00pm
The Mountain House Library Chess Club will host CHESS CAMP for two weeks in July.  Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  The group size is limited so you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE.  Children under 11 years old may not attend Chess Camp without a guardian being present.   The Chess Camp will meet from 2:00-5:00 pm on July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25, 26 with a chess tournament on July 27, 2017.  The participants will receive in-depth instruction and will practice playing the game.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of this program. Equipment will be supplied. 
  Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 3:30 p.m.
Families, come enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Children's Room! Play games such as Apples to Apples, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Connect 4, The Game of Life, Jenga, Monopoly, Operation, Pictionary, Sorry, and Trouble. Meet us every third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

 June, July and August, Family Game Time will be the third Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Musical Robots
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 3:30PM
This duo is all about fun and they'll have you laughing and singing along as they tell stories, sing, and play the ukulele and drums.
Fair Oaks Crafty Thu
Fair Oaks Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 3:30-4:30 pm
Thursdays in July are Crafty Thursdays at Fair Oaks! Come and explore, use your imagination to create wonderful pieces of art. Each week we will feature a different style of art.

July 6th: Water colors
July 13th: Perler beads
July 20th: Pastels
 
Open to all ages
Don’t miss out on the fun!
Materials will be supplied.
 
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Want some fun activities this summer? Come join us for a fun game event on Thursday 7/20/17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Central Library where you can play the life size Jenga game. Bring friends and family members to play game together or challenge others with your skills. Anyone age 10 to 18 is welcome to attend the program. Refreshment will be provided. This FREE program is provided by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library. 

Also, a FREE public parking is located across from the library on Center and Oak Street, and it's FREE all day.

  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 4:00-5:00pm (Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25; Thursdays,June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27)
Book Buddies is a program to help children entering 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades who need help reading at grade level. Participants will be aided by teens trained to help them improve their reading skills in one-on-one or group settings. Children will read books and do fun activities including a written activity each day. Children are expected to attend all weekly sessions.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm, June 6th - July 27th.  

Registration required on Tuesday, June 6th, 4-5pm.
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