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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Teen Volunteers Need
Wednesday, May 31

Calling all Teens!! Over the summer, we need extra help with the following:

Book Buddies:
Help children ages 6-8 years old work on their reading skills in small groups. Commitment time is Tuesdays/Thursdays, 2:30-4:30pm from June 6-July 20, (not including 4th of July week).

Work at the summer reading table:

Help explain the summer reading program and sign people up. Give out raffle tickets and prizes.

June 1-July 31

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 11am-3pm or 3-7pm

Wednesdays 1-4pm or 4-7pm

Friday and Saturday 11am-2pm or 2-5pm

Get volunteer experience which will look great on a job or college application!


Ask for Cynthia or Kari for more information.

Wednesday, May 31
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit! Sponsored by Friends of the Escalon Library.
Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, May 31, 1:00-2:00 pm
Free lunch will be provided to children (under 18 years of age) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Summer Food Program.
Exploring the MakerS
Wednesday, May 31, 2 - 5 PM
Teens and Adults,
The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. 

Come explore various tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricut), the carving machine (The Carvey), electric sewing machines, laminator & photo printer. 
LEGO Challenge
Wednesday, May 31, 3pm - 4pm
Do you want to test your building skills? Come build with us at the Manteca Library! Design a lego creation. This free program is for ages 8 & up. All supplies will be provided.
Puppet Art Theater
Wednesday, May 31, 3:00 pm
Puppet Art Theater will be presenting a live puppet show that everyone will enjoy. 
Wednesday, May 31, 3:30 pm
Lego Club is for all ages and no sign-up or membership required. Drop-in and build something cool! Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make whatever your heart desires. Lego Club will be on break during June and July. It will return August 9th! Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Boho Yarn Wall Art
Wednesday, May 31, 4 PM
Teens and Adults

Explore the world of macrame by making your very own boho yarn wall art. It's an easy and inexpensive way to decorate empty walls. All supplies will be provided. Open to all teens and adults.
Wednesday, May 31, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Watch as your art creation shrinks... teensy-weensy small!
Last Wednesday Book
Wednesday, May 31, 5:00 pm
We will dicuss Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. This book club now uses the Book Club in a Box program; you may ask a staff member for a copy to borrow beginning April 26, 2023. 
Food Drive: June 1st
Thursday, Jun. 1
Troke Library is hosting a Food Drive for the month of June! Hundreds of families and individuals receive emergency food assistance at the Emergency Food Bank Main Pantry, and without donations of food and/or funds, the Emergency Food Bank would not be able to provide assistance to those in need. We encourage the community to support the Emergency Food Bank's mission by donating non-perishable, shelf-stable food items. Your support will make a huge impact in the ongoing fight against hunger in San Joaquin County.  

Below are a list of suggested packaged and canned food items that will be accepted during the food drive:
  • Canned Beans
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Dried Beans
  • Rice
  • Boxed of Mashed Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Canned Veggies
  • Canned Tuna
Thursday, Jun. 1
Keep you reading skills up in the summer. Read to earn prizes! All ages.

Sign-up in-person or online.
Thursday, Jun. 1
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit! Sponsored by Friends of the Escalon Library.
Thursday, Jun. 1, during open hours
Kids can stop by the Escalon Library and help us find Waldo who is lost at the carnival. Complete the hunt and earn a small treat.
Computer Classes for
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:30 - 12:00
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.

Basic Computer Skills -- June 1, 2023
Beginning Internet -- June 8, 2023
Mobile 101 -- June 15, 2023 
**Must bring your own device(s)**

Registration is NOT required. Space is available on the first come first serve basis.
A FREE public parking lot is located acrossed the library at the corner of Oak and Center Street.
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 
  Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Come join the fun of Summer Reading - "All Together Now"!  We will have games, animals & a couple of special friends.
Baby + Toddler Story
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour and do an art activity. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:30am
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Bingo at Weston
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:30AM

Come play Bingo at Weston Ranch every 1st Thursday of the month. We'll be serving coffee, tea, cider, and hot chocolate. Every winner gets a prize!

This program is for adults and seniors, and your family members of all ages are welcome to come too!
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