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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Spring Take-Home Crafts
 Spring Take-Home Crafts
Sunday, May. 1Spring Take-Home Cra
Tracy Branch Library
Grab a take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk while supplies last! Instructions included. For Children (Age 0-12)Note: Some crafts may contain small pieces that may pose a choking hazard, especially for those under 3. Use at your own risk.January Silly Polar Bear Magne...read more
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Senior Take-Home Activity-Embroidery Hoop Wall Hanging
Senior Take-Home Activity-Embroidery Hoop Wall Hanging
Monday, May 2,
Troke Branch Library
Create a wall hanging with fabric, flower or butterfly accent, and an inspiring quote, 'stretched' in an embroidery hoop for hanging on your wall!  You only need a little creativity, an iron, scissors and glue.  Packets are available for the month of May.  Supplies are li...read more
Mother’s day Craft
4:00pm
 Mother’s day Craft
Monday, May 2, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Children ages 5 and older are invited to make a Mother's Day Craft. While supplies last.
Kids’ Crafts: Piggie Bank & Rainbow Drawing
4:00pm
Kids’ Crafts: Piggie Bank & Rainbow Drawing
Monday, May 2, 4:00pmKids’ Crafts:
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 6 to 12, but younger siblings are welcome. Paint your own piggie bank & draw using rainbow scratch paper! All materials supplied while they last.
Homework Help
5:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, May. 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 and Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Mountain House Branch Library
The MH CSD's Youth Advisory Commission teens are providing elementary age children free tutoring help with their homework in a variety of subjects.  All teens have been recommended to help younger students by an educational authority.  Teens will be available Mondays and Tuesdays from ...read more
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Angelou Walking Club
10:30AM
 Angelou Walking Club
Tuesday, May. 3, 10:30AM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Get your steps in with the Angelou Walking Club.  Bring your walking shoes and let's walk it off!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 3, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but younger children are welcome.
Chavez Book Club for Adults
10:30 am
 Chavez Book Club for Adults
Tuesday, May 3, 10:30 amChavez Book Club for
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join our friendly and interesting discussion.  Our selected book for May is Thousand Pieces of Gold, but Ruthanne Lum McCunn.  It is a novel based on the real-life story of a Chinese girl sold into slavery who makes a life for herself on the American frontier.If you are joining us for...read more

Family History Helpers
10:30 am-1:00pm
 Family History Helpers
Tuesday, May. 3, 10:30 am-1:00pm
(first and last Tuesday of each month)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Need help with your family history search?  Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogy Society are here to help you on the first and last Tuesdays of each month, 10:30am-1:00pm.  You will find them on the 2nd floor in the Genealogy Section. 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 3, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 3, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 3, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, May. 3, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Cinco de Mayo Paper Bag Pinata
4:00pm
 Cinco de Mayo Paper Bag Pinata
Tuesday, May 3, 4:00pmCinco de Mayo Paper
Mountain House Branch Library
Do you love pinatas?  Join us to make a small one of your very own out of a paper bag.  Make it, fill it up with goodies and take it home to break and enjoy the contents.   This project is for children 8 years and older.  Space limited.  Register at the desk.  ...read more
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
4:30 p.m.
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
Tuesday, May. 3, 4:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos, canciones, y mas en español! El primer y tercer Martes de cada mes a las 4:30 pm.Come by for stories, songs, and more in Spanish! On the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm.
Knitting and Crochet
4:30PM
 Knitting and Crochet
Tuesday, May. 3, 4:30PMKnitting and Crochet
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your creations.
Homework Help
5:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, May. 3, 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 and Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Mountain House Branch Library
The MH CSD's Youth Advisory Commission teens are providing elementary age children free tutoring help with their homework in a variety of subjects.  All teens have been recommended to help younger students by an educational authority.  Teens will be available Mondays and Tuesdays from ...read more
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Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
Library open hours
 Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, May 4, Library open hours
Cesar Chavez Central Library
May the Fourth be with You! Join us in the Children's Room for a special Star Wars themed scavenger hunt. Appropriate for ages 4-18.
Star Wars Day
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
 Star Wars Day
Wednesday, May 4, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fair Oaks Library
May the 4th be with you at the Fair Oaks Branch Library! Create your lightsaber bookmark and take Grogu home to protect. 
May the 4th Be with you! Freezer Pop light sabers
3pm-5pm
May the 4th Be with you! Freezer Pop light sabers
Wednesday, May 4, 3pm-5pmMay the 4th Be with
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library on May 4th to celebrate Star Wars Day  between 3-5pm to create a felt light saber holder for your freezer pop.While supplies last 
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, May. 4, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Star Wars Day Party
3:30-5:00 pm
 Star Wars Day Party
Wednesday, May 4, 3:30-5:00 pmStar Wars Day Party
Lathrop Branch Library
May the Fourth be with you. Celebrate all things Star Wars at the Lathrop Library. Make your lightsaber. Create baby Yoda cutouts, a death star, and draw line R2D2. Play pin the lightsaber on Darth Vader and Pass the Death Star. We will have Star Wars Sound Trivia. Take pictures in front of the Star...read more
EZ Reader Book Club for 5-6 yr olds
4:00 pm
EZ Reader Book Club for 5-6 yr olds
Wednesday, May. 4, 4:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Easy Reader Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children read aloud practice and building comprehension.  For 5-6 year olds.  The...read more
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Gadget Clinic
 Gadget Clinic
Thursday, May. 5
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask to be transfered to t...read more
Bingo
10:00-11:00AM
 Bingo
Thursday, May. 5, 10:00-11:00AMBingo
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us on the 1st Thursday of every month at 10:00-11:00AM for Bingo! In person, no registration required. See you soon!This program is for adults and seniors, but you are welcome to bring your family along! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, May. 5, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Angelou Walking Club
10:30AM
 Angelou Walking Club
Thursday, May. 5, 10:30AM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Get your steps in with the Angelou Walking Club.  Bring your walking shoes and let's walk it off!
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, May. 5, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 5, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Bagels and Storytime
11:00am
 Bagels and Storytime
Thursday, May. 5, 11:00amBagels and Storytime
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for storytime as we read books and enjoy some bagels. Crafts will be available after reading our fun books.
Baby & Toddler Storytime @ Troke
11:00 am
Baby & Toddler Storytime @ Troke
Thursday, May. 5, 11:00 amBaby & Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 11:00 am. This storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too! 
Mountain House Storytime
11:00am
 Mountain House Storytime
Thursday, May. 5, 11:00amMountain House Story
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us for storytime at the Mountain House Library on Thursdays at 11:00am.We will have lots of fun with age appropriate stories, songs and fingerplays.  
Bite-Size Storytime
11:00 am
 Bite-Size Storytime
Thursday, May. 5, 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
Join us on Thursday mornings for a short but sweet bite of storytime. We will talk, sing, read,and play. We have just enough time for one book, one song, and one activity. For friends ages 18 months and younger, with their parent or caregiver. Siblings are welcome.
Loved one & me: Thumbprint Heart Magnet
11:15am
Loved one & me: Thumbprint Heart Magnet
Thursday, May 5, 11:15am
Escalon Branch Library
Bring a loved one and create a heart with your thrumbprint & your loved ones thrumbrint, and turn it into a magnet. Makes a great keepsake gift!This will follow right after storytime. If you are uanble to attend, you make pick up the supplies and make it at home. While suppllies last.
English Conversation Club
12:30pm
 English Conversation Club
Thursday, May. 5, 12:30pm
(Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, May 5, 12, & 19, 12:30pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
Practice your English conversation skills in a casual group setting.  For Adults.
Tiny Art
3:30-5:00pm
 Tiny Art
Thursday, May 5, 3:30-5:00pmTiny Art
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us to paint tiny canvas and make a Tiny Masterpiece!
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
3:30-4:30
 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
Thursday, May 5, 3:30-4:30Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Lathrop Branch Library
Join us for some fun! Paint a pinata and play Loteria* limited supplies
Books in the Barnyard
3:30 PM
 Books in the Barnyard
Thursday, May. 5, 3:30 PMBooks in the Barnyar
Troke Branch Library
Do you have a child who needs some extra practice reading?  Or one who loves animals?  Either way, grab a book and meet a rescued animal from Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary.  You never know which animal you will get to meet! There will be a different one each month and could be a duck,...read more
Mother’s Day Craft
4:00pm
 Mother’s Day Craft
Thursday, May 5, 4:00pmMother’s Day C
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us as we craft together a gift for our special mothers and grandmothers. Open to all ages. Supplies will be provided. 
Teen Game Night
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, May. 5, 4:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Chess Club
4:30pm
 Chess Club
Thursday, May. 5, 4:30pm
(Thursdays, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, 4:30pm)
Chess Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Looking for someone to play chess with?  Here is your chance.  This is not a class. Children 6 years old and older are playing for fun to practice and learn.
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Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, May. 6, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Color Yourself Calm
10:30AM
 Color Yourself Calm
Friday, May. 6, 10:30AMColor Yourself Calm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Are you stressed?  Color it out!  Join us at Maya Angelou and Color Yourself Calm.  This program is intended for adults.
Toddler Exploration Lab
10:30am
 Toddler Exploration Lab
Friday, May. 6, 10:30am
(Friday April 22, May 6, 10:30am)

Mountain House Branch Library
A time and space for toddlers to explore their world with a variety of hands on activities including puzzles, toss games, crawling tunnels and more, while parents get to meet and talk with each other.  
Getting Started with a Computer -- Troke
11am - 12 noon
Getting Started with a Computer -- Troke
Friday, May 6, 11am - 12 noon
Troke Branch Library
Learn what a computer is and begin to use a mouse and keyboard.

Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, May. 6, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Mothers Day Cards
3:30-4:15
 Mothers Day Cards
Friday, May 6, 3:30-4:15Mothers Day Cards
Lathrop Branch Library
English Conversation Club for Adults
4:00pm
English Conversation Club for Adults
Friday, May. 6, 4:00pmEnglish Conversation
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Practice your English conversations skills in a casual group setting.  
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Free Comic Book Day 2022
 Free Comic Book Day 2022
Saturday, May 7, Free Comic Book Day
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Celebrate comics! Visit the library to pick up a free comic and prize while supplies last.Sign up for email or text reminders for teen programs:www.remind.com/join/tracyteens
Free Comic Book Day at Fair Oaks
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free Comic Book Day at Fair Oaks
Saturday, May 7, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fair Oaks Library
Come in to Fair Oaks Library and get a free comic book! While supplies last.
Bug Safari
1:00 PM
 Bug Safari
Saturday, May 7, 1:00 PMBug Safari
Troke Branch Library
Ladybugs, ants, and caterpillars, oh my!! We're going on a bug hunt in the library! Pick up your kit and go looking for bug's in the children's area. Then stop by the community room, make a racing bug and a yummy snack! Afterward, visit each station to watch real bugs up close and person...read more

Beginners Acrylic Painting Class
1:30 p.m.
Beginners Acrylic Painting Class
Saturday, May 7, 1:30 p.m.Beginners Acrylic Pa
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Youth 7 to 12 years old will learn the basic techniques of acrylic painting and will create an art piece to keep in this free, 1.5 hour-long class. All supplies will be provided. Presented by artist Menchie Oliva from Art Expressions of San Joaquin.

Game Day- Legos at the Library
2:00 PM
 Game Day- Legos at the Library
Saturday, May. 7, 2:00 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Enjoy a day of fun and excitement at the Maya Angelou Library!  Bring your friends and family and enjoy playing an assortment of your favorite games or building with Legos.
Solar Power Car - Build and Race Ages 10+
2:00 pm
Solar Power Car - Build and Race Ages 10+
Saturday, May 7, 2:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
STEM program that packs a lot of fun.  Join in for some science and fun at the same time.  We will be building solar race cars and racing them in the plaza.   

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Lost Sock Memorial Day
ALL DAY
 Lost Sock Memorial Day
Monday, May 9, ALL DAY
Fair Oaks Library
In memory of those socks we've loved and lost, bring in your remaining sock to Fair Oaks Library and receive a certificate and prize.
Krazy Kawaii Jars
3:30 PM
 Krazy Kawaii Jars
Monday, May 9, 3:30 PMKrazy Kawaii Jars
Troke Branch Library
In Japanese culture, the word Kawaii means cute! Get creative and paint a jar to look like a Kawaii inspired character.  These jars can hold your pencils and pens or whatever you like!  We will meet in the community room and this free program is for 12-17 years old. Please arrive on time a...read more
LEGO Challenge
4:00pm-5:00pm
 LEGO Challenge
Monday, May. 9, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Linden Branch Library
Come join the Linden Library as we tackle a STEAM-based LEGO challenge for an afternoon of fun! Each challenge is a fun surprise that tests your determination, creativity, and thirst for knowledge! *Some challenges may be more complex than others. Younger kids may need some adult guidance on oc...read more
Braided Rope Wreath
4 PM
 Braided Rope Wreath
Monday, May 9, 4 PMBraided Rope Wreath
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us as we learn to make a braided rope wreath. All supplies will be provided. For ages 13 and up.
Homework Help
5:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, May. 9, 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 and Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Mountain House Branch Library
The MH CSD's Youth Advisory Commission teens are providing elementary age children free tutoring help with their homework in a variety of subjects.  All teens have been recommended to help younger students by an educational authority.  Teens will be available Mondays and Tuesdays from ...read more
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Spice of the Month Club-Harissa
during open hours
 Spice of the Month Club-Harissa
Tuesday, May 10, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Explore a world of flavor from the comfort of your own home. Each month we will explore a new spices, their history, how to use them and a few recipes to try. Spice kits ( include a small amount of the spice)  can be picked up in the library, while supplies last.May's spice is Harissa.
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 10, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Angelou Walking Club
10:30AM
 Angelou Walking Club
Tuesday, May. 10, 10:30AM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Get your steps in with the Angelou Walking Club.  Bring your walking shoes and let's walk it off!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 10, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but younger children are welcome.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, May. 10, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 10, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 10, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 10, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, May. 10, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Lego Club
4:00pm
 Lego Club
Tuesday, May. 10, 4:00pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego Club and let your imagination go wild!  Build something new and we'll put it on display.  We'll provide the Legos!!
Lego Building Fun
4:00pm
 Lego Building Fun
Tuesday, May. 10, 4:00pm
(Tuesdays, April 26, May 10, June 21, July 19)
Lego Building Fun
Mountain House Branch Library
We have the bricks, you bring the imagination.  Come join us to build and create with Legos 4:00pm.  We have both small Legos and Duplos to share.  Lego donations accepted, large bricks needed more than small bricks. 
Story Time!
4:30
 Story Time!
Tuesday, May. 10, 4:30
Fair Oaks Library
Come by for stories, songs, and more! On the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm.
Knitting and Crochet
4:30PM
 Knitting and Crochet
Tuesday, May. 10, 4:30PMKnitting and Crochet
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your creations.
Drawing/Coloring Art Class
5:00pm
 Drawing/Coloring Art Class
Tuesday, May 10, 5:00pmDrawing/Coloring Art
Mountain House Branch Library
Basic drawing and coloring art class for 6-8 year olds. Drawing materials provided. See samples.  Very limited space.  Register at desk.
Homework Help
5:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, May. 10, 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 and Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Mountain House Branch Library
The MH CSD's Youth Advisory Commission teens are providing elementary age children free tutoring help with their homework in a variety of subjects.  All teens have been recommended to help younger students by an educational authority.  Teens will be available Mondays and Tuesdays from ...read more
[VIRTUAL] Teen Advisory Group Meeting (Members Only)
5:00pm
[VIRTUAL] Teen Advisory Group Meeting (Members Only)
Tuesday, May. 10, 5:00pm
(Jan 4, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 5, May 10, 2022)
[VIRTUAL] Teen Advis
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 14-18. Tracy Residents only. Help plan upcoming teen programs! Also, give your ideas on the ways in which the library can provide better materials and service to teens.  Ask for a volunteer application at the library's checkout desk if you are interested in joining the group....read more
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Linden Storytime - Kinders Edition
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Linden Storytime - Kinders Edition
Wednesday, May 11, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Join your Linden Library for a half hour of stories,songs, and fun! This storytime is geared specifically for children ages 5-6,with some longer stories and more complex songs and activities than found in our other storytime.
kids Spring Windchime Craft kit- To Go
2pm
kids Spring Windchime Craft kit- To Go
Wednesday, May 11, 2pm
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library and pick up a Kids spring windchime craft. You can make it in the library or take it home.While supplies last.
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, May. 11, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Chess Club
3:30PM
 Chess Club
Wednesday, May. 11, 3:30PMChess Club
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn to play chess or test your skill against other players.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Chess club meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Lego Club
3:30 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, May. 11, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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.
Flower Power craft extravaganza
3:30-5:00 pm
Flower Power craft extravaganza
Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-5:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Drop in and create flowers of all kinds using tissue, and construction paper.  Samples will be provided 
Needlecrafts for Children Series: Cross-stitch a Superhero Backpack Charm
3:30 PM
Needlecrafts for Children Series: Cross-stitch a Superhero Backpack Charm
Wednesday, May 11, 3:30 PMNeedlecrafts for Chi
Cesar Chavez Central Library
In this class, children will learn about cross-stitch and will make their own superhero backpack charm. This program is open to ages 8 and up, and children must be comfortable using a sewing needle. Space for this program is limited, therefore registration is required. 

EZ Reader Book Club for 5-6 yr olds
4:00 pm
EZ Reader Book Club for 5-6 yr olds
Wednesday, May. 11, 4:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Easy Reader Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children read aloud practice and building comprehension.  For 5-6 year olds.  The...read more
STEM Program: Alternative Energy --TEENS @TROKE
4:45 pm
STEM Program: Alternative Energy --TEENS @TROKE
Wednesday, May 11, 4:45 pm
Troke Branch Library
Teens, learn about energy conservation and alternative energy sources. We'll watch an award-winning documentary called "Kilowatt Ours" and do a craft. We will repurpose solar light stakes and vases to make a solar-powered light jar. Ages 10 and up. Supplies are limited; first come, fir...read more
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Gadget Clinic
 Gadget Clinic
Thursday, May. 12
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask to be transfered to t...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, May. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Angelou Walking Club
10:30AM
 Angelou Walking Club
Thursday, May. 12, 10:30AM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Get your steps in with the Angelou Walking Club.  Bring your walking shoes and let's walk it off!
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, May. 12, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 12, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Baby & Toddler Storytime @ Troke
11:00 am
Baby & Toddler Storytime @ Troke
Thursday, May. 12, 11:00 amBaby & Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 11:00 am. This storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too! 
Butterfly Release and Fizzy paint craft
11am
Butterfly Release and Fizzy paint craft
Thursday, May 12, 11am
Escalon Branch Library
Join us right after storytime to create a butterlfy painting using paint and science, followed by releasing our beautiful library butterflies we raised from Caterpillars out into the world. 
Mountain House Storytime
11:00am
 Mountain House Storytime
Thursday, May. 12, 11:00amMountain House Story
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us for storytime at the Mountain House Library on Thursdays at 11:00am.We will have lots of fun with age appropriate stories, songs and fingerplays.  
Bite-Size Storytime
11:00 am
 Bite-Size Storytime
Thursday, May. 12, 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
Join us on Thursday mornings for a short but sweet bite of storytime. We will talk, sing, read,and play. We have just enough time for one book, one song, and one activity. For friends ages 18 months and younger, with their parent or caregiver. Siblings are welcome.
English Conversation Club
12:30pm
 English Conversation Club
Thursday, May. 12, 12:30pm
(Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, May 5, 12, & 19, 12:30pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
Practice your English conversation skills in a casual group setting.  For Adults.
Adult Book Club
3:00pm & 6:00pm
 Adult Book Club
Thursday, May. 12, 3:00pm & 6:00pmAdult Book Club
Ripon Branch Library
Adult Book Club is currently FULL.Please visit the Ripon Branch for more information.
Virtual LEGO Builders
3:30 PM
 Virtual LEGO Builders
Thursday, May 12, 3:30 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us virtually from home building with Legos or sharing your creations!  We ask that parents be present with their children during this program.  Participation is limited so sign-ups are required.

Food Art
3:30-5:00pm
 Food Art
Thursday, May 12, 3:30-5:00pmFood Art
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us as we use waffles and fruit to make fun yummy art!We'll take a picture and then you can enjoy!
Japanese Blossoms & Origami Dolls
3:30-4:30
Japanese Blossoms & Origami Dolls
Thursday, May 12, 3:30-4:30Japanese Blossoms &
Lathrop Branch Library
Paint a Japanese tree and learn how to make an origami paper doll 
DIY Coloring Books
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 DIY Coloring Books
Thursday, May 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fair Oaks Library
Come to Fair Oaks and make your own coloring book to take home!
Lego Club for Kids
4:00pm
 Lego Club for Kids
Thursday, May. 12, 4:00pmLego Club for Kids
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 2-12. Get creative with Legos and Duplos. Build from your imagination or try a challenge card. Lego provided.  
Teen Game Night
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, May. 12, 4:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Stunning Sun Catchers!
5:30 PM
 Stunning Sun Catchers!
Thursday, May 12, 5:30 PMStunning Sun Catcher
Troke Branch Library
Create a beautiful, beaded sun catcher to hang and enjoy the various colors that shine through.  This free program is recommended for children 8 years & up, (younger children are welcome with their grown-up for extra support).  Will be held in the Troke Community Room, while supplies l...read more
Stitch & Sip
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Stitch & Sip
Thursday, May. 12, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fair Oaks Library
Do you crochet, knit, embroider? Bring your latest project to the library, snacks will be provided! 
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Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, May. 13, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Storytime
10:15am-10:45am
 Linden Storytime
Friday, May. 13, 10:15am-10:45am
(Thursday, April 14, 12:30pm-1:00pm)

Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards preschool aged children, but others are welcome to also attend.
Getting Started with Email - Troke
11am - 12 noon
Getting Started with Email - Troke
Friday, May 13, 11am - 12 noon
Troke Branch Library
An introduction to email and how it works. 

Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, May. 13, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Makerspace Open (7 years and older)
3:00pm
Makerspace Open (7 years and older)
Friday, May 13, 3:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Makerspace activity for 7 years and older. Come check out what special thing we have to offer this day!!  It's a Makerspace surprise.
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Movie: Encanto
1:00pm
 Movie: Encanto
Saturday, May 14, 1:00pmMovie: Encanto
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join and watch the film Encanto!All ages welcome.
Colorful Tissue Paper Turtle Craft
2:00pm
Colorful Tissue Paper Turtle Craft
Saturday, May 14, 2:00pmColorful Tissue Pape
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to make this fun little turtle using tissue paper to make his colorful shell.  See sample picture.  The craft is for children ages 5 years and above.  Space is limited.  Register at the desk.
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Teen Book Box
 Teen Book Box
Monday, May. 16Teen Book Box
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Enjoy a new bi-monthly subscription box! Filled with a library book, snacks, and more!100% Free with your library card.For grades 8-12.Only available at Weston Ranch Branch Library.See front desk to register.
Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Monday, May. 16, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
Colored Pencil Drawing
4:00 pm
 Colored Pencil Drawing
Monday, May 16, 4:00 pmColored Pencil Drawi
Manteca Branch Library
Celebrate National Drawing Day with the Manteca Library! Children 7 to 12 years old will learn the basic techniques of colored pencil drawing and will create an art piece to keep in this free, 1.5 hour-long class. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and begins on 5/3/22. Please a...read more

Canvas Painting For Children Ages 6-12
4:00pm
Canvas Painting For Children Ages 6-12
Monday, May 16, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Children ages 6-12 are invited to create a beautiful canvas using acrylic painting. Please arrive early. While supplies last. 
Braided Ribbon Leis
4 PM
 Braided Ribbon Leis
Monday, May 16, 4 PMBraided Ribbon Leis
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us as we get ready for graduation season by learning how to make braided ribbon leis.  Open to ages 13 and up. All supplies will be provided.
Game Day- Legos at the Library
5:00 PM
 Game Day- Legos at the Library
Monday, May 16, 5:00 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Enjoy a day of fun and excitement at the Maya Angelou Library!  Bring your friends and family and enjoy playing an assortment of your favorite games or building with Legos.
Homework Help
5:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, May. 16, 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 and Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Mountain House Branch Library
The MH CSD's Youth Advisory Commission teens are providing elementary age children free tutoring help with their homework in a variety of subjects.  All teens have been recommended to help younger students by an educational authority.  Teens will be available Mondays and Tuesdays from ...read more
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Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Tuesday, May. 17, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 17, 10:30 amAll About Baby Story
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.*Playtime at the conclusion of storytime is postponed at this time*All About Baby is held weekly...read more
Angelou Walking Club
10:30AM
 Angelou Walking Club
Tuesday, May. 17, 10:30AM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Get your steps in with the Angelou Walking Club.  Bring your walking shoes and let's walk it off!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 17, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but younger children are welcome.
Tea for Moms
10:30am
 Tea for Moms
Tuesday, May 17, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Moms!Please join us on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 10:30am for tea, snacks and conversation. Catch up with neighbors and make new friends.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, May. 17, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 17, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 17, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 17, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
My Miniature Library-Make or Take Teen Craft
3pm
My Miniature Library-Make or Take Teen Craft
Tuesday, May 17, 3pmMy Miniature Library
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library and create your own miniature library or pick up the kit and create it at home. Basic supplies provided. While supplies last
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, May. 17, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Junior Gardeners
4:30 p.m.
 Junior Gardeners
Tuesday, May. 17, 4:30 p.m.Junior Gardeners
Cesar Chavez Central Library
3rd Tuesday of the monthExplore the wonderful world of seeds and plants through hands-on activities.Presented by Patty Lovato of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Seed Lending LibraryFun for ages 6 and up
Video Game Day
4:00pm
 Video Game Day
Tuesday, May 17, 4:00pmVideo Game Day
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us for Video Game Day to play the new and classic systems. The elusive Playstation 5 system will also be available to play. Snacks and water will be provided. This program is open to Teens only. 
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
4:30 p.m.
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
Tuesday, May. 17, 4:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos, canciones, y mas en español! El primer y tercer Martes de cada mes a las 4:30 pm.Come by for stories, songs, and more in Spanish! On the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm.
Knitting and Crochet
4:30PM
 Knitting and Crochet
Tuesday, May. 17, 4:30PMKnitting and Crochet
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your creations.
Homework Help
5:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, May. 17, 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 and Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Mountain House Branch Library
The MH CSD's Youth Advisory Commission teens are providing elementary age children free tutoring help with their homework in a variety of subjects.  All teens have been recommended to help younger students by an educational authority.  Teens will be available Mondays and Tuesdays from ...read more
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
5:00pm
 Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 17, 5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Join this teen group and help plan activities for teens at your library!  Contribute ideas for teen services and materials for the library.  This is an opportunity for volunteer community service hours.The Board is now working on planning an Escape Room for a summer program!  Other id...read more
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Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Wednesday, May. 18, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
Library the 13th - Horror Podcast
11:00AM
Library the 13th - Horror Podcast
Wednesday, May. 18, 11:00AMLibrary the 13th - H
All Locations
Join host Michael and a special guest each week to talk about the scariest movies in the library.New episodes air the third Wednesday of every month at 11:00AM. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. For more information, check out the SSJCPL Podcast Network. 
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, May. 18, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Chess Club
3:30PM
 Chess Club
Wednesday, May. 18, 3:30PMChess Club
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn to play chess or test your skill against other players.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Chess club meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Paper Cup Planetarium
3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Paper Cup Planetarium
Wednesday, May 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Do you love to stargaze at night? Are you curious about why we only see them at night and what the constellations are throughout the year? Do you want to have your very own on the go stars to carry with you? Then come join us for this scientific art project!
[VIRTUAL] Make-It! Embroidery for Teens/Adults (Register)
4:00pm
[VIRTUAL] Make-It! Embroidery for Teens/Adults (Register)
Wednesday, May 18, 4:00pm[VIRTUAL] Make-It! E
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 13+. Let's make this month's teen/adult take-home craft together. Pick up the craft kit at the library starting the 1st of the month while supplies last.The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before each monthly meeting. The meeting will be held using Microsof...read more
EZ Reader Book Club for 5-6 yr olds
4:00 pm
EZ Reader Book Club for 5-6 yr olds
Wednesday, May. 18, 4:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Easy Reader Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children read aloud practice and building comprehension.  For 5-6 year olds.  The...read more
Adult Craft and TV @ Troke
5:00 pm
 Adult Craft and TV @ Troke
Wednesday, May 18, 5:00 pmAdult Craft and TV @
Troke Branch Library
Adults, join us for a craft and a documentary in the Troke Community Room.  This month, we are making framed succulent wall art.
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No Storytime
 No Storytime
Thursday, May. 19
Mountain House Branch Library
Mountain House Storytimes will continue in June.  At that time we will slightly change our format.  All About Baby Storytimes for 2 yrs and younger will be at 10:30am.  Preschool Storytime will be held at 11:15am.   We are doing this to better present age appropriate child d...read more
Gadget Clinic
 Gadget Clinic
Thursday, May. 19
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask to be transfered to t...read more
Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Thursday, May. 19, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
Lotería
10:00-11:00AM
 Lotería
Thursday, May. 19, 10:00-11:00AMLotería
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:00-11:00AM for Lotería! In person, no registration required. See you soon!This program is for adults and seniors, but you are welcome to bring your family along! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, May. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 19, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Dana for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!*Art activities and playtime are temporarily paused*Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Angelou Walking Club
10:30AM
 Angelou Walking Club
Thursday, May. 19, 10:30AM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Get your steps in with the Angelou Walking Club.  Bring your walking shoes and let's walk it off!
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, May. 19, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 19, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Baby & Toddler Storytime @ Troke
11:00 am
Baby & Toddler Storytime @ Troke
Thursday, May. 19, 11:00 amBaby & Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 11:00 am. This storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too! 
Bite-Size Storytime
11:00 am
 Bite-Size Storytime
Thursday, May. 19, 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
Join us on Thursday mornings for a short but sweet bite of storytime. We will talk, sing, read,and play. We have just enough time for one book, one song, and one activity. For friends ages 18 months and younger, with their parent or caregiver. Siblings are welcome.
English Conversation Club
12:30pm
 English Conversation Club
Thursday, May. 19, 12:30pm
(Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, May 5, 12, & 19, 12:30pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
Practice your English conversation skills in a casual group setting.  For Adults.
Game On! Game Hour!
3:30-5:00pm
 Game On! Game Hour!
Thursday, May 19, 3:30-5:00pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for Family Game Time! Choose a board game from our selection and start playing! Play with your family or friends, or make new friends.Snacks provided!
Terrific Tabletop Games!
3:30 PM
 Terrific Tabletop Games!
Thursday, May. 19, 3:30 PMTerrific Tabletop Ga
Troke Branch Library
Grab your friends or meet some new ones to play games with! We have lots of board games to choose from including: Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, Trouble, Life, Candyland, and much more!!  This free, family friendly program is designed for children 5-12 years old & their grown-ups.
Play-Doh Day
4:00pm
 Play-Doh Day
Thursday, May 19, 4:00pmPlay-Doh Day
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us for some Play-Doh fun and create your own art work. Open to all ages. Supplies will be provided.
Fairy Terrariums
4:00-5:00
 Fairy Terrariums
Thursday, May 19, 4:00-5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Come by Fair Oaks Library to make your own fairy terrarium in the style of a book nook!
Teen Game Night
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, May. 19, 4:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Teen Program: D.I.Y Candy Leis
4:30-5:30
 Teen Program: D.I.Y Candy Leis
Thursday, May 19, 4:30-5:30Teen Program: D.I.Y
Lathrop Branch Library
With graduation around the corner, learn how to make candy leis. *limited supplies 
Books in the Barnyard
4:30 p.m.
 Books in the Barnyard
Thursday, May. 19, 4:30 p.m.Books in the Barnyar
Cesar Chavez Central Library
3rd Thursday of the monthCome practice your reading skills with a furry or feathered friend from Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary!
Chess Club
4:30pm
 Chess Club
Thursday, May. 19, 4:30pm
(Thursdays, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, 4:30pm)
Chess Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Looking for someone to play chess with?  Here is your chance.  This is not a class. Children 6 years old and older are playing for fun to practice and learn.
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Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Friday, May. 20, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, May. 20, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Storytime
10:15am-10:45am
 Linden Storytime
Friday, May. 20, 10:15am-10:45am
(Thursday, April 14, 12:30pm-1:00pm)

Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards preschool aged children, but others are welcome to also attend.
Color Yourself Calm
10:30AM
 Color Yourself Calm
Friday, May. 20, 10:30AMColor Yourself Calm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Are you stressed?  Color it out!  Join us at Maya Angelou and Color Yourself Calm.  This program is intended for adults.
Online Safety: Accounts and Passwords - Troke
11am - 12 noon
Online Safety: Accounts and Passwords - Troke
Friday, May 20, 11am - 12 noon
Troke Branch Library
Learn the basics of creating online accounts, including creating secure passwords and keeping accounts secure. 

Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, May. 20, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Makerspace Open
2:00pm
 Makerspace Open
Friday, May. 20, 2:00pm
(Fridays, May 20, June 3, June10 , July 1, July 15, July 29, Aug 12)
Makerspace Open
Mountain House Branch Library
Come explore what we have in our Makerspace.  Create with paper, blocks, the light table and more at 2:00pm.
Endangered Species Day Activities
3:30-4:30pm
Endangered Species Day Activities
Friday, May 20, 3:30-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
Make animal masks & more fun activities on International Endangered Species Day.  Learn what you can do to help save the animals on our planet!Ages 6-12.
National Pizza Party Day
3:30pm
 National Pizza Party Day
Friday, May 20, 3:30pmNational Pizza Party
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us as we celebrate Pizza with crafts and yummy activities!
Makerspace Open
2:00pm
 Makerspace Open
Friday, May. 20, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come explore what we have in our Makerspace.  Create with paper, blocks, the light table and more.Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm.
Craft Night for Adults: Rustic Centerpieces @Troke
5:00 pm
Craft Night for Adults: Rustic Centerpieces @Troke
Friday, May 20, 5:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Make a lovely rustic centerpiece for your table, and watch a streaming documentary show on Kanopy, all for free. This program is for grownups.
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Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Saturday, May. 21, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
House of Danger
1:00-2:00PM
 House of Danger
Saturday, May 21, 1:00-2:00PMHouse of Danger
Weston Ranch Branch Library
ENTER THE HOUSE OF DANGERDiscover a thrilling adventure investigating criminal activity and a dark history in your town. Haunted by the mystery of the missing owner of the Marsden mansion, you decide to take the case on yourself. With your psychic senses and skills as a detective, you're confide...read more
Kanopy Klub
2:00pm
 Kanopy Klub
Saturday, May 21, 2:00pmKanopy Klub
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us for a free screening of Urbanized, a documentary that explores the massive growth of urban areas and the future of cities.  
Butterfly Sand Art Ages 4+ (Online registration)
2pm
Butterfly Sand Art Ages 4+ (Online registration)
Saturday, May 21, 2pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come to the Mountian House Library to make beautiful mosaic sand a art butterfly.  

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Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Monday, May. 23, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
Let’s Paint!
4 PM
 Let’s Paint!
Monday, May 23, 4 PM Let’s Paint!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Have you always wanted to paint? Then join us as we create an abtract painting using masking tape. Program is open to Teens and Adults. Registration is highly encouraged as space is limited. Please dress accordingly as acrylic paint may not wash off clothes easily. 

Makerspace Open
4:00pm
 Makerspace Open
Monday, May. 23, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come explore what we have in our Makerspace.  Create with paper, blocks, the light table and more.Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm.
Homework Help
5:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, May. 23, 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 and Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Mountain House Branch Library
The MH CSD's Youth Advisory Commission teens are providing elementary age children free tutoring help with their homework in a variety of subjects.  All teens have been recommended to help younger students by an educational authority.  Teens will be available Mondays and Tuesdays from ...read more
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Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Tuesday, May. 24, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
Open Drawing
 Open Drawing
Tuesday, May. 24Open Drawing
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy a drawing lesson at the Cesar Chavez Branch. Materials provided. 
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 24, 10:30 amAll About Baby Story
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.*Playtime at the conclusion of storytime is postponed at this time*All About Baby is held weekly...read more
Angelou Walking Club
10:30AM
 Angelou Walking Club
Tuesday, May. 24, 10:30AM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Get your steps in with the Angelou Walking Club.  Bring your walking shoes and let's walk it off!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 24, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but younger children are welcome.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, May. 24, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Crochet Circle
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Crochet Circle
Tuesday, May. 24, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Linden Branch Library
If you enjoy crochet, bring your yarn and needles and spend some time at Linden working on your latest project! Whether you're just learning or have a life time of experience, we'd love to see you there!Adults of all ages arewelcome to participate.
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 24, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 24, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 24, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Maker Day-STEAM activities@ the Library
3:00-4:00pm
Maker Day-STEAM activities@ the Library
Tuesday, May 24, 3:00-4:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Explore, using the library's Maker & Engineering Kits. Make a STEAM project to take home.  'Invent' a circuit with 'Little Bits', make music with 'Maki, Maki', engineer a skyscraper and more!Ages 10-17
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, May. 24, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
LEGO Club
4:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club
Tuesday, May. 24, 4:30 p.m.LEGO Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
4th Tuesday of the monthWe bring the bricks.You supply the imagination.
Teen Tuesday: Alternatives to University (Register)
4:00pm
Teen Tuesday: Alternatives to University (Register)
Tuesday, May 24, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 13-19. What options are out there if you are not going to university after high school? Learn about employment training programs, trade unions, certificate programs, the military, and more.Registration opens two weeks prior to the date of the event. Register in-person, by phone, or online....read more
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
4:00 PM
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, May. 24, 4:00 PMSewing Basics for Te
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 4th Tuesdays each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing, including operating a sewing machine, threading a bobbin,and sewi...read more
Story Time!
4:30
 Story Time!
Tuesday, May. 24, 4:30
Fair Oaks Library
Come by for stories, songs, and more! On the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm.
Knitting and Crochet
4:30PM
 Knitting and Crochet
Tuesday, May. 24, 4:30PMKnitting and Crochet
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your creations.
One Stroke Art Class
5:00pm
 One Stroke Art Class
Tuesday, May 24, 5:00pmOne Stroke Art Class
Mountain House Branch Library
Basic one stroke painting class for 9-12 year olds. Painting materials provided. See sample.  Very limited space.  Register at desk.
Homework Help
5:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, May. 24, 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 and Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Mountain House Branch Library
The MH CSD's Youth Advisory Commission teens are providing elementary age children free tutoring help with their homework in a variety of subjects.  All teens have been recommended to help younger students by an educational authority.  Teens will be available Mondays and Tuesdays from ...read more
Books & Beverages
8:00PM
 Books & Beverages
Tuesday, May. 24, 8:00PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us for all things books and beverages!  This is a virtual event for adults.  Meeting link will be emailed to you prior to event date.

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Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Wednesday, May. 25, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
Learning Express Resume Builder
 Learning Express Resume Builder
Wednesday, May. 25Learning Express Res
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Learn how to use the Resume Builder on the Learning Express web resource. Library card required. 
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, May. 25, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Lego Club
3:30 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, May. 25, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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.
EZ Reader Book Club for 5-6 yr olds
4:00 pm
EZ Reader Book Club for 5-6 yr olds
Wednesday, May. 25, 4:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Easy Reader Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children read aloud practice and building comprehension.  For 5-6 year olds.  The...read more
Rustic Tree Centerpiece Craft
4:30-5:30PM
 Rustic Tree Centerpiece Craft
Wednesday, May 25, 4:30-5:30PMRustic Tree Centerpi
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come join us for this month's adult craft. We'll be making beautiful rustic tree centerpieces for you to decorate your table.This program is for adults. 
Last Wednesday Book Club In-person@Troke
5:00 pm
Last Wednesday Book Club In-person@Troke
Wednesday, May 25, 5:00 pmLast Wednesday Book
Troke Branch Library
This book club for adults meets on the last Wednesday of each month. Our May discussion will be about Kaitlyn Greenidge's Libertie: a Novel. "Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her mother, a physician, has...read more
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No Storytime
 No Storytime
Thursday, May. 26
Mountain House Branch Library
Mountain House Storytimes will continue in June.  At that time we will slightly change our format.  All About Baby Storytimes for 2 yrs and younger will be at 10:30am.  Preschool Storytime will be held at 11:15am.   We are doing this to better present age appropriate child d...read more
Gadget Clinic
 Gadget Clinic
Thursday, May. 26
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask to be transfered to t...read more
Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Thursday, May. 26, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
Rosetta Stone Tutorial
10:00-11:00AM
 Rosetta Stone Tutorial
Thursday, May 26, 10:00-11:00AMRosetta Stone Tutori
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Would you like to learn a new language? Join us at Weston Ranch to learn how you can use your library card to sign up for Rosetta Stone. Bring your smart phone and/or laptop so we can get you set up on your own device.This program is for adults. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, May. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 26, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Dana for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!*Art activities and playtime are temporarily paused*Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Angelou Walking Club
10:30AM
 Angelou Walking Club
Thursday, May. 26, 10:30AM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Get your steps in with the Angelou Walking Club.  Bring your walking shoes and let's walk it off!
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, May. 26, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 26, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Baby & Toddler Storytime @ Troke
11:00 am
Baby & Toddler Storytime @ Troke
Thursday, May. 26, 11:00 amBaby & Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 11:00 am. This storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too! 
Bite-Size Storytime
11:00 am
 Bite-Size Storytime
Thursday, May. 26, 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
Join us on Thursday mornings for a short but sweet bite of storytime. We will talk, sing, read,and play. We have just enough time for one book, one song, and one activity. For friends ages 18 months and younger, with their parent or caregiver. Siblings are welcome.
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
3:30pm
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
Thursday, May. 26, 3:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a book or borrow one of ours and read to a furry friend!  Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary brings a different farm animal each month, perfect for you or your child to become aquainted with a farm animal they might not normally come into contact with.  All ages welcome.
Legit Legos
3:30 PM
 Legit Legos
Thursday, May. 26, 3:30 PMLegit Legos
Troke Branch Library
Calling all Lego lovers! Join other kids who love building creations as much as you do. The library provides the LEGO blocks - you provide the imagination! This free program will be held on the last Thursday of each month and is designed for children 5-12 years old.
National Paper Airplane Day
4:00-5:00
 National Paper Airplane Day
Thursday, May 26, 4:00-5:00
Fair Oaks Library
 Don't know how to make one? Do you know how, but they never seem to get very far? Or are you a paper plane aficionado? Whatever the case may be, come by Fair Oaks and learn just what it takes to make the best paper airplane possible. Personalize your plane and watch it soar into new horizo...read more
Let’s Read Together (Register)
4:00pm
Let’s Read Together (Register)
Thursday, May. 26, 4:00pmLet’s Read Tog
Tracy Branch Library
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Early readers can improve their reading fluency and comprehension by participating in round-robin reading. Limited space. Priority will be given to those who register and arrive on time. Register in-person, by phone, or online.

Teen Game Night
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, May. 26, 4:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Teen Program: Random Fandom Buttons
4:30-5:30
Teen Program: Random Fandom Buttons
Thursday, May 26, 4:30-5:30Teen Program: Random
Lathrop Branch Library
Calling all teens and tween!! Join us for this special program and make one-of-a-kind buttons.
Color Your Own . . .
4:30 p.m.
 Color Your Own . . .
Thursday, May. 26, 4:30 p.m.Color Your Own . . .
Cesar Chavez Central Library
4th Thursday of the monthFamilies, keep calm and color on!Join us each month as we color something new for a little peace and quiet coloring time.
Stitch ’N Sip
6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
 Stitch ’N Sip
Thursday, May. 26, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Fair Oaks Library
Do you crochet, knit, embroider? Bring your latest project to the library, snacks will be provided!  
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Fair Oaks Art Show
All Day
 Fair Oaks Art Show
Friday, May. 27, All Day
Fair Oaks Library
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, May. 27, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Storytime
10:15am-10:45am
 Linden Storytime
Friday, May. 27, 10:15am-10:45am
(Thursday, April 14, 12:30pm-1:00pm)

Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards preschool aged children, but others are welcome to also attend.
Getting Started with Microsoft Word - Troke
11am - 12 noon
Getting Started with Microsoft Word - Troke
Friday, May 27, 11am - 12 noon
Troke Branch Library
Learn to create, format, and save a document in Microsoft Word.

Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, May. 27, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
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LATHROP BRANCH CLOSED
 LATHROP BRANCH CLOSED
Saturday, May 28,
Lathrop Branch Library
Paint and Snack
1:30pm - 2:30pm
 Paint and Snack
Saturday, May 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Linden Branch Library
No artistic talent is necessary for this program - just follow the numbers! We've got four different paintings that you can choose from to create an amazing work of art while hanging out and having some refreshments with others! Teens and Adults are welcome to participate.
Game Day- Legos at the Library
2:00 PM
 Game Day- Legos at the Library
Saturday, May. 28, 2:00 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Enjoy a day of fun and excitement at the Maya Angelou Library!  Bring your friends and family and enjoy playing an assortment of your favorite games or building with Legos.
Cardboard Constructions
2:00pm
 Cardboard Constructions
Saturday, May 28, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come and create with cardboards of different weights and sizes using glue, Make-dos, clasps and more.  Show your creativity. For 7 year olds and above.  Register at desk.
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Library Closed for the Memorial Holiday
Library Closed for the Memorial Holiday
Monday, May 30, Library Closed for t
Mountain House Branch Library
The Library will be closed in honor of Memorial Day.   Memorial Day specifically honors those who have died in U.S. military service.  Thank you veterans for your service and sacrifice on behalf of our country.  Happy Memorial Day to all!
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, May. 30
Tracy Branch Library
Holiday Observance
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30 amAll About Baby Story
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.*Playtime at the conclusion of storytime is postponed at this time*All About Baby is held weekly...read more
Angelou Walking Club
10:30AM
 Angelou Walking Club
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30AM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Get your steps in with the Angelou Walking Club.  Bring your walking shoes and let's walk it off!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but younger children are welcome.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Family History Helpers
10:30 am-1:00pm
 Family History Helpers
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30 am-1:00pm
(first and last Tuesday of each month)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Need help with your family history search?  Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogy Society are here to help you on the first and last Tuesdays of each month, 10:30am-1:00pm.  You will find them on the 2nd floor in the Genealogy Section. 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 31, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 31, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Teen Game Day @ the Library
3:00-4:30pm
 Teen Game Day @ the Library
Tuesday, May 31, 3:00-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
Several card games & board games will be available for game time, including Uno, Apples to Apples & more!  Play strategy games: Chess or Settlers of Catan.  Try out our new games, too!Ages 13-17.
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, May. 31, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Bingo
3:30 PM
 Bingo
Tuesday, May 31, 3:30 PMBingo
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Would you like to win some prizes? Then join us for a relaxing hour of Bingo. Open to all Tweens, Teens, and Adults. All supplies will be provided. 
Find the Artist in You - Bubble Wrap Art
4:00pm & 4:30pm
Find the Artist in You - Bubble Wrap Art
Tuesday, May 31, 4:00pm & 4:30pmFind the Artist in Y
Mountain House Branch Library
Did you know that you can make beautiful art paintings using bubble wrap?  Come have fun doing just that on March 8th, at 4:00pm.  This craft is for children 4 years olds and above.  There will be two sessions, the first at 4:00pm and the second at 4:30pm.
Knitting and Crochet
4:30PM
 Knitting and Crochet
Tuesday, May. 31, 4:30PMKnitting and Crochet
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your creations.
Homework Help
5:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, May. 31, 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 and Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Mountain House Branch Library
The MH CSD's Youth Advisory Commission teens are providing elementary age children free tutoring help with their homework in a variety of subjects.  All teens have been recommended to help younger students by an educational authority.  Teens will be available Mondays and Tuesdays from ...read more
    
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