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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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Saturday, Aug. 24
The Mountain House Library will be closed from 6/15-9/6 2019 due to road construction.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  The library will still be providing programs in Mountain House.  Please check the online events calendars for program dates, times and locations (http://www.engagedpatrons.org/EventsCalendar.cfm?SiteID=3406). The MH Library Bookdrop will be available at the Mountain House Community Services District office (230 Sterling Dr.) during their business hours.  The Bookmobile will be at Wicklund Park near the gazebo every Tuesday from 10:00am-11:00am. The closest SSJCPL system library to Mountain House is the Tracy Branch (20 E. Eaton Ave.) in Tracy.
Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 24, 10:15 am
Join us for fun stories and songs starting Saturday, June 1st. For June, July & August.


  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Intro to Tai Chi (RE
Saturday, Aug. 24, 10:15am
For teens/adults. Learn about the art of tai chi.
Space is limited. Priority given to those who register in person, by phone (866-805-7323), or online starting August 10, 2019.
Preschool Storytime!
Saturday, Aug. 24, 10:30 AM
Join us for songs and a storytime at the Linden Library! Sponsored by Friends of the Linden Library.
DIY Reusable Lunch B
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Saturday, Aug. 24, 11:00 am
Make a sack to take to school or work!
Loteria Group
Stribley Micro Library
Saturday, Aug. 24, 11:00 am
Try your hand at this game of chance! 
Saturday, Aug. 24, 11:30 am
Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.
Saturday, Aug. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
SAFE Kids with Tami
Saturday, Aug. 24, 1:00 p.m.
Ohana Martial Arts will present their safe kids, anti-abduction workshop. Kids will learn safe, simple, and effective ways to break free from an attacker. Tips on how to avoid becoming a victim as well as how to hand a bully will be included. This hour and a half workshop will be brought to you by Grandmaster Tami Whelan, who holds the rank of 9th degree and has more than 40 years of experience.
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Artisan Deeds for Pl
Saturday, Aug. 24, 1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.
No better plants have been grown than traditional culinary herbs! Impress family and friends with preserves, art, and crafts made from your plentiful herb harvest. New Mettle Farms' presentation will discuss simple preservation methods and recipes for edible treats before creating salt & sugar blends and beautiful book presses for pressed herbal notes and cards. It’s not only clever, its frugal. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Rhymosaurs Story Tim
Saturday, Aug. 24, 1:00 PM
Join us for a special storytime with Orlando “ZEPS” Molina, local author of "Rhymosaurs". Rhymosaurs is a book series that combines dinosaurs and hip-hop to help kids with literacy.  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Saturday, Aug. 24, 3:00 PM
LIO (Let It Out) is a Movement that provides self reflection products and tools to assist in cleansing the body and mind.  Learn how to use stones, herbs and meditation for healing. 
Monday, Aug. 26, 10:15 am
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am.  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Stay & Play
Monday, Aug. 26, 10:45-11:15am
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Monday, Aug. 26, 11:00am

Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun! 
Space is limited. Priority given to those who register in person, by phone (866-805-7323), or online starting July 15, 2019.

Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Study Buddies
Monday, Aug. 26, 2:30-4:00 PM
Drop in after school and improve your reading skills by reading to a volunteer, finishing your homework, or just studying to get ahead!
For students K-5th grade. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Kids Book Club
Monday, Aug. 26, 3:00pm
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! Fall Dates: August 12- December 9, 2019. No meeting on 9/2, 10/14, 11/11, or 11/25. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .
Homework Help
Monday, Aug. 26, 3:30pm
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 student provided by volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use. Mondays & Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm. Fall Dates: August 12 - December 11, 2019. No sessions 9/2, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 11/27.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for more information at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the semester.
-Must be willing to be fingerprinted. Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Monday, Aug. 26, 4:00 p.m.
If you like to play chess, would like to learn to play, or enjoy playing with others, then you will love our chess club!  All levels of experience are welcome.  For kids age 9 and up, teens, and adults.  Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Chess Club
Monday, Aug. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
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