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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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Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 1, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Jul. 1, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Chess Club
3:00
 Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 1, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be supplied. 
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SAT Essentials [FULL]
10:00am
 SAT Essentials [FULL]
Monday, Jul. 3, 10:00amSAT Essentials [FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Get your best score. Meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 3rd to July 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm to take practice tests, learn important test-taking strategies, and watch lessons/do practice drills in the areas you need to improve with Tutor.com's SAT/ACT...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Monday, Jul. 3, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Monday, Jul. 3, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Book Buddies
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
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.
Book Buddies - FULL
3:00pm
 Book Buddies - FULL
Monday, Jul. 3, 3:00pmBook Buddies - FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering 1st to 3rd grade. Is your child having trouble reading? Join Book Buddies this summer! Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 5-July 17, 2017. Children will work in groups with teen volunteers twice a week on improving their reading skills by doing fun...read more
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 3, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
Lego Building Fun!
4:30pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, Jul. 3, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come have fun constructing lego buildings, machines, and more at our Lego Building Fun Program.  This program is for 5 year olds and above.  Once we get enough larger Lego/Duplo donations we will open the fun to younger children.
Autistic Lego play Group
5:00pm
 Autistic Lego play Group
Monday, Jul. 3, 5:00pmAutistic Lego play G
Tracy Branch Library
First 15 sign up, we ask that caregiver stay with participants.
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Jul. 3, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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HOLIDAY
 HOLIDAY
Tuesday, Jul. 4,
All Locations
HOLIDAY
 HOLIDAY
Tuesday, Jul. 4,
Cesar Chavez Central Library
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Tuesday, Jul. 4
Tracy Branch Library
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, Jul. 4, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Lego Building Days @ Stribley
5:00-6:00 PM
 Lego Building Days @ Stribley
Tuesday, Jul. 4, 5:00-6:00 PMLego Building Days @
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Days! Builders of all ages are welcome for an hour of Lego building fun. You can build to this week's theme, our challenge model, or free-build whatever you can come up wit...read more
Lego Building Days @ Stribley
5:00-6:45 pm
 Lego Building Days @ Stribley
Tuesday, Jul. 4, 5:00-6:45 pmLego Building Days @
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Days! Builders of all ages are welcome for an hour of Lego building fun. You can build to this week's theme, our challenge model, or free-build whatever you can come up wit...read more
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Fourth of July Week/ No Program
 Fourth of July Week/ No Program
Wednesday, Jul. 5,
Ripon Branch Library
We'll be taking a break this week. 
SAT Essentials [FULL]
10:00am
 SAT Essentials [FULL]
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 10:00amSAT Essentials [FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Get your best score. Meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 3rd to July 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm to take practice tests, learn important test-taking strategies, and watch lessons/do practice drills in the areas you need to improve with Tutor.com's SAT/ACT...read more
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Teen Henna Program
2:00 pm
 Teen Henna Program
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Come to the Manteca Public Library on July 5th at 2:00 pm to create your own mandala and get a henna tatoo from HennaVation!
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Fair Oaks Summer Book Club
2:30-4:00
 Fair Oaks Summer Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2:30-4:00Fair Oaks Summer Boo
Fair Oaks Library
The Fair Oaks Summer Book Club starts July 5th! Join us every Wednesday in July and explore the Book 'Between the World and Me' by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Kids betweet 12-17 can join in, but we welcome anyo...read more
Lathrop - Ravioli the Wizard "Professor Bumblemore"
3:00 PM
Lathrop - Ravioli the Wizard "Professor Bumblemore"
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Library presents this summer's performers on the theme of "Build a Better World".  All programs are free and families are encouraged to attend.  JULY programs will be in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Lathrop Generations Center, 450 Spartan Way, Lathrop, CA 95330
Book Buddies - FULL
3:00pm
 Book Buddies - FULL
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 3:00pmBook Buddies - FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering 1st to 3rd grade. Is your child having trouble reading? Join Book Buddies this summer! Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 5-July 17, 2017. Children will work in groups with teen volunteers twice a week on improving their reading skills by doing fun...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:00
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
Teen Book Club
4:00pm
 Teen Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 4:00pmTeen Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th - 12th graders. Join us to read and discuss a new teen books or comics each week. If you attend all the meetings you'll earn a free book!
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:00pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.

 
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 4:30pmCrafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.

JUNE; CROSS-STITCH 
 Crafters Corner is coordinated by Elizabeth, Event Coordinator, White Wolf Productions, 209.640.5599 or ...read more
Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring
4:30-5:30PM
 Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 4:30-5:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Coloring books are not just for kids! Enjoy coloring while you relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are wel...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library

Beginner's level yoga and Pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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Social Security and You
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Thursday, Jul. 6, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Social Security and
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and You. A representative from the Stockton Social Security Administration will be here to review the programs offered by Social Security such as Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), M...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 6, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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 fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 6, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Storytime
10:30a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 6, 10:30a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
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!
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 6, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Book Buddies
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
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.
Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Building
1:00 p.m.
 Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Building
Thursday, Jul. 6, 1:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
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 Story Time "Cars"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Cars"
Thursday, Jul. 6, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
Family Game Day
2:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Beat the heat and come down to the Ripon Library for some board games and family fun! Challenge your family and friends to a game of giant jenga, break out the chess board, or play some Apples to Apples. Light refreshments will be available so if you find yourself in a endless game of Monopoly, you&...read more
"Tale of the Dragon’s Tail" by Puppet Art Theater
3:30 p.m.
"Tale of the Dragon’s Tail" by Puppet Art Theater
Thursday, Jul. 6, 3:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Made in the Shade with World of Wonders Science Museum
3:30 p.m.
Made in the Shade with World of Wonders Science Museum
Thursday, Jul. 6, 3:30 p.m.Made in the Shade wi
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids in grades K - 2, design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.  Learn how surfaces in sunlight are different from surfaces in the shade. read more

Summer Reading Crafts
3:30PM
 Summer Reading Crafts
Thursday, Jul. 6, 3:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Familes come join us for sumnmer reading crafts. All materials provided!
Fair Oaks Crafty Thursdays
3:30-4:30 pm
 Fair Oaks Crafty Thursdays
Thursday, Jul. 6, 3:30-4:30 pmFair Oaks Crafty Thu
Fair Oaks Library
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<...read more
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Jul. 6, 4:00p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer?

Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. four our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of sup...read more
LEGO Builders Club
4:00pm
 LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, Jul. 6, 4:00pmLEGO Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
LEGO Club for all! Kids and their caregivers are invited to join us and build creations. For K-5 with younger siblings invited to play with Duplo blocks. 
AUGUST 3 & 10: LEGO Club will featu...read more
[RESCHEDULED] Little Explorers’ Mobile Petting Zoo
4:00pm
[RESCHEDULED] Little Explorers’ Mobile Petting Zoo
Thursday, Jul. 6, 4:00pm[RESCHEDULED] Little
Tracy Branch Library
RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE HEAT. NEW DATE: TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2017 2PM

See, touch, and learn about a variety of animals!

 

We Challenge You to Build.....Program
4:00 pm
We Challenge You to Build.....Program
Thursday, Jul. 6, 4:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Our Summer Reading Program theme is Build a Better World.  In these four engineering challenges we ask you to do just that.  Join us for four challenges to build the tallest, the strongest, the most creative buildings or mechanisms with the items we provide you.  We w...read more
Monster Corner Page Bookmark Craft
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Monster Corner Page Bookmark Craft
Thursday, Jul. 6, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Monster Corner Page
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Come join us for a fun craft event on Thursday 7/6/17 at 4 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can design and make your monster corner page bookmarks. Anyone age 10 to 18 is welcome to attend the program. Art supplies and refreshment will be provided to those who participate in...read more
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 6, 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)

Troke Branch Library
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 writte...read more
Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
5:00-6:00 pm
 Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
Thursday, Jul. 6, 5:00-6:00 pmLego Day at Fair Oak
Fair Oaks Library
Join us for an hour of Lego building fun and see what creations you can put together! Build to our new theme or let your imagination guide your unique creations!
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Magic Show With Brian Scott
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Magic Show With Brian Scott
Thursday, Jul. 6, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Brian Scott will capitvate his audience with magic, comedy and pure fun. His program encourages good reading habits and encourages good use of the libarary. This is a free family program.
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SAT Essentials [FULL]
10:00am
 SAT Essentials [FULL]
Friday, Jul. 7, 10:00amSAT Essentials [FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Get your best score. Meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 3rd to July 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm to take practice tests, learn important test-taking strategies, and watch lessons/do practice drills in the areas you need to improve with Tutor.com's SAT/ACT...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Jul. 7, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Crafty Friday--Alcohol Ink Glass Pendants
10:30 am
Crafty Friday--Alcohol Ink Glass Pendants
Friday, Jul. 7, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Make a beautiful "art glass" pendant with inexpensive, easy to find materials. Alcohol inks make vivid colors that swirl and blend into wonderful abstract designs. All materials needed to complete this easy project will be provided. Space is limited--please sign up early at the front desk,...read more
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Jul. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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 fu...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
Friday, Jul. 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic mouse movements such as how to click on or select objects. The class allows plenty of time for practicing so students can become comfortable using a computer mouse.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are ...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 7, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Friday, Jul. 7, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
bubbLesmith
1:30 pm
 bubbLesmith
Friday, Jul. 7, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bubbles. Lots and lots of bubbles. Bubbles inside of bubbles (possibly inside of bubbles). If you like bubbles, and who wouldn't, then come to the Manteca Library and watch the bubbLesmith, master of all things bubbles.

Two shows:
7/7/17 @ 1:30 PM
7/7/17 @ 3:30 PM
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Jul. 7, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

May is Scratch month! Learn to program with Scratch. https://scratch....read more
Maker Space
3:00 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, Jul. 7, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
bubbLesmith
3:30 pm
 bubbLesmith
Friday, Jul. 7, 3:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bubbles. Lots and lots of bubbles. Bubbles inside of bubbles (possibly inside of bubbles). If you like bubbles, and who wouldn't, then come to the Manteca Library and watch the bubbLesmith, master of all things bubbles.
Two shows:
7/7/17 @ 1:30 PM
7/7/17 @ 3:30 PM
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 7, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
Conversation Club
4 p.m.
 Conversation Club
Friday, Jul. 7, 4 p.m.
(Friday February 3, 4 p.m., March 3, 17,24, 4 p.m., April 7,14,28, 4 p.m., May 5, 19, 4 p.m., June 9, 16, 30, 4 p.m., July 7, 28 4 p,.m.)
Conversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 8, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Family Storytime
11:00 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 8, 11:00 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Suzy Daveluy will be presenting a fun-filled, active Family Storytime from 11:00am - 11:30am in the Children's Area! Suzy's energy and enthusiasm brings stories to life for all ages to enjoy!  We hope to see you there!
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Jul. 8, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Adult book club
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Adult book club
Saturday, Jul. 8, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Summer Time with Van Gogh: Sunflowers
12:00p.m,
Summer Time with Van Gogh: Sunflowers
Saturday, Jul. 8, 12:00p.m,
Escalon Branch Library
For Ages 5 to 105+

Come let your creative juices low in Miss Sonya's art class. All materials will be provided. Make sure to arrive early to secure a spot.
Bricks4kidz
12:30 p.m.
 Bricks4kidz
Saturday, Jul. 8, 12:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Bricks4kidz is a program where children and teens will be able to build with legos.  They will have a project with moving parts.  Participants will be challenged to think of new, innovative ways to make things happen with the parts they have been given!  We hope you will join us for t...read more
MakerSpace
1:00 p.m.
 MakerSpace
Saturday, Jul. 8, 1:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and see for the first time the Chavez MakerSpace where we have 3D Printers, a WatercolorBot, sewing machines, and other fun technology for you to explore.  This is a hands-on technology corner, open for your use from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Watercolor Stamped Cards with the California Heart of Decorative Artists
2:00 pm
Watercolor Stamped Cards with the California Heart of Decorative Artists
Saturday, Jul. 8, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Come to the Manteca Library on July 8th at 2:00 pm and make these neat watercolor stamped cards with the California Heart of Decorative Artists.
Harvest Home Sanctuary
2:30p.m.
 Harvest Home Sanctuary
Saturday, Jul. 8, 2:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Harvest Home Sanctuary will be bringing rescued animals for children to read to from 2:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.  They have chickens and rabbits, and who knows what else!  You will have to come and see for yourself, picking an animal to read to.  Join us in the Stewart Hazelton Room starting...read more
Chess Club
3:00
 Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 8, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be supplied. 
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Trivia on the Terrace
3:00p.m.
 Trivia on the Terrace
Saturday, Jul. 8, 3:00p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
What fun facts do you have ready to be shared?  Find out how far that knowledge will take you with Trivia on the Terrace starting at 3:00p.m. on the balcony off the 2nd floor.  It is going to fun and challenging!  Bring some friends and play as a team!  The more the merrier.
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SAT Essentials [FULL]
10:00am
 SAT Essentials [FULL]
Monday, Jul. 10, 10:00amSAT Essentials [FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Get your best score. Meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 3rd to July 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm to take practice tests, learn important test-taking strategies, and watch lessons/do practice drills in the areas you need to improve with Tutor.com's SAT/ACT...read more
Kids’ Yoga
10:30am
 Kids’ Yoga
Monday, Jul. 10, 10:30amKids’ Yoga
Tracy Branch Library
A special yoga class designed for preschool and early elementary students.
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Monday, Jul. 10, 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Monday, Jul. 10, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Book Buddies
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
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.
Book to Art Club
1:00 PM
 Book to Art Club
Monday, Jul. 10, 1:00 PM
Linden Branch Library
Enjoy light refreshments, book discussion, and an art project based on the book's themes. Art supplies will be provided.
 
Book Buddies - FULL
3:00pm
 Book Buddies - FULL
Monday, Jul. 10, 3:00pmBook Buddies - FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering 1st to 3rd grade. Is your child having trouble reading? Join Book Buddies this summer! Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 5-July 17, 2017. Children will work in groups with teen volunteers twice a week on improving their reading skills by doing fun...read more
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 10, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
Build a Better BOT Group Challenge
4:00pm
Build a Better BOT Group Challenge
Monday, Jul. 10, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Jul. 10, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Book Discussion Group
10: am
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 10: amBook Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion.  Our selected title for July is The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett, a delightful short novel about the disruptions to palace life that occur when the Queen discovers a love of books and reading. Pick up a copy of the book at the Customer Service Desk and sta...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
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Book Buddies
10:30am
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
This program partners older children, 12-17, with younger children to help them practice their reading for summer to keep up or improve their skills.  The program consists of reading, phonics related games, making new friends and enjoying each other's company on Tuesdays for part of the sum...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are al...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Puppet Arts Theater
1:30 pm
 Puppet Arts Theater
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Drama, flair, and of course, humor are all important aspects of theatre, and this is nothing new for the Puppet Art Theatre as they display a marvelous puppet show sure to delight all ages.

Two shows:
7/11/17 @ 1:30 pm
7/11/17 @ 3:30 pm
Chess Camp
2:00pm
 Chess Camp
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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. &nb...read more
Puppet Arts Theater
3:30 pm
 Puppet Arts Theater
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 3:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Drama, flair, and of course, humor are all important aspects of theatre, and this is nothing new for the Puppet Art Theatre as they display a marvelous puppet show sure to delight all ages.
Two shows:
7/11/17 @ 1:30 pm
7/11/17 @ 3:30 pm
Jordan the Science Wizard’s Master’s Lab
3:30 p.m.
Jordan the Science Wizard’s Master’s Lab
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 3:30 p.m.Jordan the Science W
Cesar Chavez Central Library
See the coolest, most explosive experiments ever, such as the SuperFreeze (liquid nitrogen), FireSpells, Oozing Reactions, and more in this hysterical, off-the-rails presentation!  All the biggest demonstrations are combined into one action-packed show!
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego club and let your imagination go wild!! Build something new every other week based on the featured theme. We'll provide the Legos!!
Teen Game Day
4:00pm
 Teen Game Day
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 4:00pmTeen Game Day
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders.
Do you like food? We have it! Do you like games? We'll provide a selection of video games, card games, and board games and you're welcome to bring your own games, too. Come hang out with us at the library!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recie...read more
Wild Things Inc.
4:00 p.m.
 Wild Things Inc.
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Wild animals will again be invading the library as the popular Wild Things brings the zoo to us. Learn about all kinds of different species and see them up close. 
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 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)

Troke Branch Library
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 writte...read more
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 pm
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 5:00-5:30 pmFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 
Venga y participe cada martes durante ...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun.   Storytime craft on the second Tuesday of the month.
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 6:00 PMKnitting & Crochet N
Linden Branch Library
Come join Linden Library in learning how to knit or crochet! Open to those who already know how to crochet/knit or are interested in learning.
Martial Arts Performance & Demonstration
6:30 pm
Martial Arts Performance & Demonstration
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 6:30 pmMartial Arts Perform
Troke Branch Library


Sensei Tony Hawkins and his class will demonstrate katas, class drills and useful self-defense moves.

NOTE: This program will be held at Seifert Community Center, 128 W Benjamin Holt Drive, just down the street from Troke Library!
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SAT Essentials [FULL]
10:00am
 SAT Essentials [FULL]
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 10:00amSAT Essentials [FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Get your best score. Meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 3rd to July 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm to take practice tests, learn important test-taking strategies, and watch lessons/do practice drills in the areas you need to improve with Tutor.com's SAT/ACT...read more
Caregivers College
12 p.m.
 Caregivers College
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 12 p.m.
(Wednesday March 8, 12 p.m.,Wednesday May 10, 12 p.m., Wednesday July 12, 12 p.m., Wednesday September 13, 12 p.m., Wednesday November 8, 12 p.m.)
Caregivers College
Tracy Branch Library
Attend a free seminar to gain resources and practical information for yourself, or to help you become a better caregiver. To register visit hospiceheart.org or call 209 578 6300
Free Lunch Provided.
March 8
May 10
July 12
September 13
November 8
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Caregivers College
12:00pm
 Caregivers College
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 12:00pmCaregivers College
Tracy Branch Library
Attend a free seminar to gain resources and practical information for yourself, or to help you become a better caregiver. To register visit hospiceheart.org or call 209 578 6300
Free Lunch Provided.
March 8
May 10
July 12
September 13
November 8
Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Magic Dan
1:30p.m.
 Magic Dan
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 1:30p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Magic Dan continues to delight and amaze children and adults year after year. He combines education, great magic, and a whole lot of fun!


This is a very popular show. Make sure to arrive early to secure a seat!
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Teen Movie - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
2:00 pm
Teen Movie - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Come to the Manteca Library on July 12th at 2:00 pm for a showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Puppet Art Theater presents "The Three Little Pigs"
2:00 p.m.
Puppet Art Theater presents "The Three Little Pigs"
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Puppet Art Theater always delivers a fun and family-friendly puppet show. This performance will feature 
"The Three Little Pigs" as they work hard to build a house that the wolf can't blow down! Our programs are very popular. Please come early as we have limited seating. Tick...read more
Little Explorers’ Mobile Petting Zoo
2:00PM
Little Explorers’ Mobile Petting Zoo
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2:00PMLittle Explorers&rsq
Tracy Branch Library
See, touch, and learn about a variety of animals!

 

Chess Camp
2:00pm
 Chess Camp
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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. &nb...read more
Fair Oaks Summer Book Club
2:30-4:00
 Fair Oaks Summer Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2:30-4:00Fair Oaks Summer Boo
Fair Oaks Library
The Fair Oaks Summer Book Club starts July 5th! Join us every Wednesday in July and explore the Book 'Between the World and Me' by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Kids betweet 12-17 can join in, but we welcome anyo...read more
Lathrop - WOW Science Museum "Seed Dispersal"
3:00 PM
Lathrop - WOW Science Museum "Seed Dispersal"
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Library presents this summer's performers on the theme of "Build a Better World".  All programs are free.  JULY programs will be in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Lathrop Generations Center, 450 Spartan Way, Lathrop, CA 95330.  For "Seed Dispersal", the ...read more
Book Buddies - FULL
3:00pm
 Book Buddies - FULL
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 3:00pmBook Buddies - FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering 1st to 3rd grade. Is your child having trouble reading? Join Book Buddies this summer! Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 5-July 17, 2017. Children will work in groups with teen volunteers twice a week on improving their reading skills by doing fun...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:00
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
Teen Anime and Manga Club
4:00PM
 Teen Anime and Manga Club
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Love Anime and Manga? Teen ages 12-18 come join us for Anime and Manga club! Discuss and watch your favorite scenes! Refreshments will be provided!
Teen Book Club
4:00pm
 Teen Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 4:00pmTeen Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th - 12th graders. Join us to read and discuss a new teen books or comics each week. If you attend all the meetings you'll earn a free book!
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:00pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.

 
Teen Summer Book Club Third Meet-Up
4:30 p.m.
Teen Summer Book Club Third Meet-Up
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 4:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
 Share your favorite book of the year with other teens!  Fun activity and snacks!  Ages 12-17.
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 4:30pmCrafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.

JUNE; CROSS-STITCH 
 Crafters Corner is coordinated by Elizabeth, Event Coordinator, White Wolf Productions, 209.640.5599 or ...read more
Advanced Readers Book Club
5:00pm
 Advanced Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 5:00pm
(Wednesdays, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9, 5:00pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
Advanced Readers Book Club is for students in grades 5th-7th grades.  A book is given to each student once every two weeks which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together at book club and do an activity related to the boook.  Sponsored by Mountain House Frien...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library

Beginner's level yoga and Pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Jul. 13, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
The Troke Mystery Book Club will meet on Tthe second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. to discuss mystery novels! 

Each month, the group will discuss books by a favorite author or on a selected theme.
Visit the Troke Branch Library to check out a copy of the ...read more
No Storytime at Mountain House Branch Today
No Storytime at Mountain House Branch Today
Thursday, Jul. 13,
Mountain House Branch Library
Due to scheduling issues we had to cancel this week's storytimes in order to have our guest performer Tony Borders Ventriloquist and Magician do his show.  We hope you can join us for this fun program at 11:00am.  See other listing
for this performance.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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 fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 13, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Storytime
10:30a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 13, 10:30a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
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!
Tony Borders: Magician & Ventriloquist
11:00am
Tony Borders: Magician & Ventriloquist
Thursday, Jul. 13, 11:00amTony Borders: Magici
Mountain House Branch Library
This year’s Magic Puppet Adventure is all about Building Friendships,with some beautiful puppets, lots of laughs, magic tricks and more!  There are several opportunities for children to volunteer....read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Thursday, Jul. 13, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Thursday, Jul. 13, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Book Buddies
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 13, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
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.
Edilble Slime
1:00 p.m.
 Edilble Slime
Thursday, Jul. 13, 1:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Slime so good you'll want to eat it. This slime is completely edible. We will be making slime out of gummi bears and startbursts. Which one will have the better flavor?
Lathrop Story Time "Ducks"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Ducks"
Thursday, Jul. 13, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
Happy Documentary
2:00 pm
 Happy Documentary
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Grab a bag of popcorn, settle into a comfy chair, and enjoy watching the documentary, Happy. This award-winning documentary is about the field of positive psychology. Suitable for middle-schoolers, teens, and adults. No sign-up required! Room will open at 2:00, the movie will begin at 2:15.
Jordan the Science Wizard
2:00 PM
 Jordan the Science Wizard
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2:00 PMJordan the Science W
Linden Branch Library
Jordan Reading, the Science Wizard, returns with his Awesome Air pressure show!
Chess Camp
2:00pm
 Chess Camp
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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. &nb...read more
Conservation Ambassadors, a.k.a. Wild Things Animal Education
3:30 p.m.
Conservation Ambassadors, a.k.a. Wild Things Animal Education
Thursday, Jul. 13, 3:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Coding for Kids by Sylvan Learning Center
3:30 p.m.
Coding for Kids by Sylvan Learning Center
Thursday, Jul. 13, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids in grades 3-6, learn how to program, design, and animate your own video game that can be shared and played with friends. Please pre-register online, by telephone, or in person at th...read more

Circus of Smiles; Gravity-Defying Juggling Show
3:30PM
Circus of Smiles; Gravity-Defying Juggling Show
Thursday, Jul. 13, 3:30PMCircus of Smiles; Gr
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Incredible performers defy the very law of nature in this comical circus adventure as they juggle, flip, compete for your attention, transform into a variety of characters, and make some unbelievable catches. This action-packed romp into a world of silliness and wonder will leave you in stitches.&nb...read more
Fair Oaks Crafty Thursdays
3:30-4:30 pm
 Fair Oaks Crafty Thursdays
Thursday, Jul. 13, 3:30-4:30 pmFair Oaks Crafty Thu
Fair Oaks Library
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<...read more
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Jul. 13, 4:00p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer?

Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. four our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of sup...read more
Tony Borders: Magician & Ventriloquist
4;00pm
Tony Borders: Magician & Ventriloquist
Thursday, Jul. 13, 4;00pmTony Borders: Magici
Tracy Branch Library
This year’s Magic Puppet Adventure is all about Building Friendships,with some beautiful puppets, lots of laughs, magic tricks and more!  There are several opportunities for children to volunteer....read more
Fun With Origami
4:00 p.m.
 Fun With Origami
Thursday, Jul. 13, 4:00 p.m.Fun With Origami
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Tweens & teens, are you interested in learning the Japanese art of folding papers into different shapes? Join our "Fun With Origami" event on Thursday 7/13/2017 at 4 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. If possible bring your crispy new dollar bills to the event and learn to...read more
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 13, 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)

Troke Branch Library
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 writte...read more
Book Discussion Group for Adults
6:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, Jul. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted). The book selections are made by the librarian, to ensure that there are plenty of copies.  If you are interested in joining please come in, meet the librarian and get a copy of the "next" boo...read more
Mineral Mania (STEM) ages 8 & up
6:00pm-7:00pm
Mineral Mania (STEM) ages 8 & up
Thursday, Jul. 13, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Troke Branch Library
This science program teaches children ages 8 &up the properties of rock-forming minerals and how to identify them. Children will work in groups to identify eight different types of minerals. Space is limited to 45 children ages 8& up. Please reserve a seat at the Troke library information de...read more
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SAT Essentials [FULL]
10:00am
 SAT Essentials [FULL]
Friday, Jul. 14, 10:00amSAT Essentials [FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Get your best score. Meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 3rd to July 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm to take practice tests, learn important test-taking strategies, and watch lessons/do practice drills in the areas you need to improve with Tutor.com's SAT/ACT...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Jul. 14, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Jul. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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 fu...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
Friday, Jul. 14, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic methods for searching the Internet to find the information and resources they need.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices.
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 14, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Friday, Jul. 14, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Basic Nature Drawing for kids ages 6 & up
2-3pm & 3:15-4:15pm
Basic Nature Drawing for kids ages 6 & up
Friday, Jul. 14, 2-3pm & 3:15-4:15pm
Troke Branch Library
Artist Mathew Blacconiere introduces the basic of nature drawing to children. Space is limited, please reserve a seat at the Troke library information desk.
Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
3:00 PM
 Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
Friday, Jul. 14, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Library presents Fun Friday Builders at 3-4 PM.  Free activities may include puzzles or interlocking building blocks. Families and children are welcome!
 
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Jul. 14, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Jul. 14, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

May is Scratch month! Learn to program with Scratch. https://scratch....read more
Maker Space
3:00 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, Jul. 14, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 14, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
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Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 15, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Jul. 15, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Adult Book Club
11:00 am
 Adult Book Club
Saturday, Jul. 15, 11:00 am
Tracy Branch Library
Adult readers discuss a new book every month. Books available at the checkout desk.
Teen Film Festival
Noon
 Teen Film Festival
Saturday, Jul. 15, Noon
Troke Branch Library

Watch acclaimed movies of amazing teens who rose to challenges!  "Soul Surfer" starting at noon.  "Freedom Writers" starts around 2 p.m.  Free popcorn!  Air conditioned!
First Aid Herbal Remedies
1:00pm
 First Aid Herbal Remedies
Saturday, Jul. 15, 1:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Interested in using herbal remedies rather than over-the-counter drugs to cure some ills?  Join us July 15, 2017, to learn from our presenter from New Metal Farms some home remedies that you can make/use.  Check out their website here: http://www.newmettlefarms.com/     &nbs...read more
Uncle Jer’s Backyard Bee Keeping Class
2:00 pm
Uncle Jer’s Backyard Bee Keeping Class
Saturday, Jul. 15, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Learn how to keep bees and help support a vital piece of our ecosystem. Uncle Jer's an expert and will provide a great learning opportunity at the Manteca Library on July 15th at 2:00 pm.
Adult Craft: Painting
2:30pm
 Adult Craft: Painting
Saturday, Jul. 15, 2:30pmAdult Craft: Paintin
Tracy Branch Library
An instructor will teach you how to create your own painting. All materials supplied. Space is limited. Register in person or by phone.
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Kids’ Yoga
10:30am
 Kids’ Yoga
Monday, Jul. 17, 10:30amKids’ Yoga
Tracy Branch Library
A special yoga class designed for preschool and early elementary students.
Yoga for Youth
10:30am
 Yoga for Youth
Monday, Jul. 17, 10:30amYoga for Youth
Mountain House Branch Library
We are offering a simple yoga session where 5-14 years old can practice fun and nurturing ways to build strength in body & mind, while fostering...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Monday, Jul. 17, 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Monday, Jul. 17, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Book Buddies
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 17, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
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.
Book Buddies - FULL
3:00pm
 Book Buddies - FULL
Monday, Jul. 17, 3:00pmBook Buddies - FULL
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering 1st to 3rd grade. Is your child having trouble reading? Join Book Buddies this summer! Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 5-July 17, 2017. Children will work in groups with teen volunteers twice a week on improving their reading skills by doing fun...read more
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 17, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
STEM - World Of Wonders on Wheels - Made In The Shade
4:00pm
STEM - World Of Wonders on Wheels - Made In The Shade
Monday, Jul. 17, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
  In this workshop for K-2nd grade little engineering participants will work at designing and building a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.  Through the building activity, students will learn that surfaces in sunlight are warmer than those surfaces...read more
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Jul. 17, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
Book Buddies
10:30am
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
This program partners older children, 12-17, with younger children to help them practice their reading for summer to keep up or improve their skills.  The program consists of reading, phonics related games, making new friends and enjoying each other's company on Tuesdays for part of the sum...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are al...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Chess Camp
2:00pm
 Chess Camp
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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. &nb...read more
Teen Game Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play your favorite XBox 1 and board games. For teens only!
Micke Grove Zoo Brings the Zoo to the Library
3:30 p.m.
Micke Grove Zoo Brings the Zoo to the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 3:30 p.m.Micke Grove Zoo Brin
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Not able to come to the zoo? Experience the incredible opportunity of seeing wild animals and learn about them. A Zoo Educator will share stories of animals from around the world and what people can do to help protect them!
Makerspace
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays June 6th)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Create with a variety of crafts, art and tech tools. Every other Tuesday. Program free for all ages.
Teen STEM: Tower Building Competition
4:00pm
Teen STEM: Tower Building Competition
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 4:00pmTeen STEM: Tower Bui
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th - 12th graders. Learn about structural engineering & design, grab a partner, and attempt to build the tallest tower with the provided materials. Winners will each receive a $20 gift card.
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 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)

Troke Branch Library
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 writte...read more
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 pm
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 5:00-5:30 pmFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 
Venga y participe cada martes durante ...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun.   Storytime craft on the second Tuesday of the month.
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 6:00 PMKnitting & Crochet N
Linden Branch Library
Come join Linden Library in learning how to knit or crochet! Open to those who already know how to crochet/knit or are interested in learning.
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Movie Day--an animated Disney favorite!
10:00 am
Movie Day--an animated Disney favorite!
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 10:00 am
Mountain House Branch Library
See Disney’s recently released animated Pacific Island Princess film--can you guess her name?
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Meet Local Author Shawnie Clark!
1:00 pm
Meet Local Author Shawnie Clark!
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 1:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Before our summer program starts, meet local author Shawnie Clark and hear her read from and talk about her children's book, "Bug Off Big Bully"!  Bullying is widely acknowledged as effecting many more children than adults realize. This Chapter Book effectively tells a story of bu...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Teen Light Up Craft
2:00 pm
 Teen Light Up Craft
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Create an LED wall hanging decoration and "light up" your world (or room) with this fun craft.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Kirk Waller Storyteller
2:00 PM
 Kirk Waller Storyteller
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2:00 PM
Ripon Branch Library
Telling stories of building a better world, Kirk Waller masterfully fuses together spoken word, rhythm, music and movement to create an unforgettable storytelling experience.  Fun for the whole family!  Please come early.  Tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to showtime.  ...read more
Chess Camp
2:00pm
 Chess Camp
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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. &nb...read more
Fair Oaks Summer Book Club
2:30-4:00
 Fair Oaks Summer Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2:30-4:00Fair Oaks Summer Boo
Fair Oaks Library
The Fair Oaks Summer Book Club starts July 5th! Join us every Wednesday in July and explore the Book 'Between the World and Me' by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Kids betweet 12-17 can join in, but we welcome anyo...read more
Lathrop - Grampa Clyde "Sing a Better World"
3:00 PM
Lathrop - Grampa Clyde "Sing a Better World"
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Library presents this summer's performers on the theme of "Build a Better World".  All programs are free.  JULY programs will be in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Lathrop Generations Center, 450 Spartan Way, Lathrop, CA 95330. 
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:00
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:00pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.

 
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 4:30pmCrafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.

JUNE; CROSS-STITCH 
 Crafters Corner is coordinated by Elizabeth, Event Coordinator, White Wolf Productions, 209.640.5599 or ...read more
Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring
4:30-5:30PM
 Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 4:30-5:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Coloring books are not just for kids! Enjoy coloring while you relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are wel...read more
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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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 fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Storytime
10:30a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
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!
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 20, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Book Buddies
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 20, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
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.
Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Building
1:00 p.m.
 Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Building
Thursday, Jul. 20, 1:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
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 Story Time "Friendship"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Friendship"
Thursday, Jul. 20, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
Build a Better World: Green Craft
2:00 pm
Build a Better World: Green Craft
Thursday, Jul. 20, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
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.


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Chess Camp
2:00pm
 Chess Camp
Thursday, Jul. 20, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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. &nb...read more
Build a Better BFF: Lego Builders
3:30 p.m.
Build a Better BFF: Lego Builders
Thursday, Jul. 20, 3:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Family Game Time!
3:30 p.m.
 Family Game Time!
Thursday, Jul. 20, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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, C...read more
Musical Robots
3:30PM
 Musical Robots
Thursday, Jul. 20, 3:30PMMusical Robots
Weston Ranch Branch Library
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 Thursdays
3:30-4:30 pm
 Fair Oaks Crafty Thursdays
Thursday, Jul. 20, 3:30-4:30 pmFair Oaks Crafty Thu
Fair Oaks Library
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<...read more
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Jul. 20, 4:00p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer?

Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. four our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of sup...read more
LEGO Builders Club
4:00 pm
 LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, Jul. 20, 4:00 pm LEGO Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
LEGO Club for all! Kids and their caregivers are invited to join us and build creations. For K-5 with younger siblings invited to play with Duplo blocks. 

AUGUST 10: LEGO Club will feature...read more
Tween Book Club
4:00pm
 Tween Book Club
Thursday, Jul. 20, 4:00pmTween Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Meeting every 3rd Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. Book available for checkout at the front desk. Grades 5-7.
We Challenge You to Build.....Program
4:00 pm
We Challenge You to Build.....Program
Thursday, Jul. 20, 4:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Our Summer Reading Program theme is Build a Better World.  In these four engineering challenges we ask you to do just that.  Join us for four challenges to build the tallest, the strongest, the most creative buildings or mechanisms with the items we provide you.  We w...read more
Life Size Jenga Game
4:00 p.m.
 Life Size Jenga Game
Thursday, Jul. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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 i...read more
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00pm
 Book Buddies
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)

Troke Branch Library
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 writte...read more
Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
5:00-6:00 pm
 Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
Thursday, Jul. 20, 5:00-6:00 pmLego Day at Fair Oak
Fair Oaks Library
Join us for an hour of Lego building fun and see what creations you can put together! Build to our new theme or let your imagination guide your unique creations!
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Ravioli The Wizard
6:00pm
 Ravioli The Wizard
Thursday, Jul. 20, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a fun magic show with Ravioli the Wizard.
Summer Arts & Crafts
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Summer Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Jul. 20, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy an afternoon at the Troke library doing Arts& Crafts. Stencil a book bag to take home and much more Arts & Crafts fun.

This is a fun program is for the entire family to enjoy.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Jul. 21, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Crafty Friday--CD Mosaics
10:30 am
 Crafty Friday--CD Mosaics
Friday, Jul. 21, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn to make pretty "mirrored" mosaics from old CDs & DVDs. Participants will use precut CD & DVD "tiles" to decorate a small picture frame. All materials needed to complete this easy project will be provided. Space is limited--please sign up early at the front desk, or ...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, Jul. 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
On the third Friday of each month, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the Troke Branch Library presents Free Basic Computer Class: Basic Email. Those with little computer experience are encouraged to join this class. Learn how to create an email account, as well as send and receive emails. No reservation...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 21, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Friday, Jul. 21, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom
1:30 pm
Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom
Friday, Jul. 21, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Snakes, lizards, and much more! Come to the Manteca Library and see some of Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom!

Two shows:
7/21/17 @ 1:30 pm
7/21/17 @ 3:30 pm
Harry Motor Plays by the Book People
2:00pm
Harry Motor Plays by the Book People
Friday, Jul. 21, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to see two short plays about Harry Motor written, directed and performed by a local youth group called the "Book People".
It's all happening here at the library July 21st at 2:00pm.  Join us to support your local talent.
 
Basic Nature Drawing for kids ages 6 & up
2-3pm & 3:15-4:15pm
Basic Nature Drawing for kids ages 6 & up
Friday, Jul. 21, 2-3pm & 3:15-4:15pm
Troke Branch Library
Artist Mathew Blacconiere introduces the basic of nature drawing to children. Space is limited, please reserve a seat at the Troke library information desk.
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Jul. 21, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

May is Scratch month! Learn to program with Scratch. https://scratch....read more
Maker Space
3:00 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, Jul. 21, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom
3:30 pm
Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom
Friday, Jul. 21, 3:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Snakes, lizards, and much more! Come to the Manteca Library and see some of Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom!
Two shows:
7/21/17 @ 1:30 pm
7/21/17 @ 3:30 pm
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 21, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
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Music Robot!
11:00 AM
 Music Robot!
Saturday, Jul. 22, 11:00 AMMusic Robot!
Linden Branch Library
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.
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Jul. 22, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 22, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Musical Robot!
1:30p.m.
 Musical Robot!
Saturday, Jul. 22, 1:30p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Armed with catchy tunes rife with participation opportunities, the dynamic duo Musical Robot's show is nothing if not a good rockin' time. Combining songs, storytelling, puppetry, and out of this world dance moves, Musical Robot is ready and willing to provide an opportunity for kids to enga...read more
Bottle Art with the Manteca Quilters
2:00 pm
Bottle Art with the Manteca Quilters
Saturday, Jul. 22, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Transform wine bottles into works of art or useful items with the Manteca Quilters!

Supplies will be provided.
Jr. Makerspace and Tech Time
2:30 p.m.
 Jr. Makerspace and Tech Time
Saturday, Jul. 22, 2:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Makerspace isn't just for adults and teens!  Kids ages 3 through 12 are invited to explore building and technology including coding and circuitry at this hands-on "free play" program.
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Jul. 22, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
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Kids’ Yoga
10:30am
 Kids’ Yoga
Monday, Jul. 24, 10:30amKids’ Yoga
Tracy Branch Library
A special yoga class designed for preschool and early elementary students.
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Monday, Jul. 24, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Monday, Jul. 24, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Book Buddies
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
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.
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 24, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
Lego Building Fun!
4:30pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, Jul. 24, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come have fun constructing lego buildings, machines, and more at our Lego Building Fun Program.  This program is for 5 year olds and above.  Once we get enough larger Lego/Duplo donations we will open the fun to younger children.
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Jul. 24, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Genealogy Helpers
10:00 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 10:00 am
(First and last Tuesdays of each month, 10 am - 1 pm)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month, 10 am til 1 pm.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the ...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
Book Buddies
10:30am
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
This program partners older children, 12-17, with younger children to help them practice their reading for summer to keep up or improve their skills.  The program consists of reading, phonics related games, making new friends and enjoying each other's company on Tuesdays for part of the sum...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are al...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Magic Ron & Iris Rose
1:30 pm
 Magic Ron & Iris Rose
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
See animals disappear and reappear before your very eyes! Participate in the show by repeating magic words or as an assistant as Magic Ron and Iris Rose amaze you with their magic tricks at the Manteca Library.
Chess Camp
2:00pm
 Chess Camp
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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. &nb...read more
End of Summer Reading Party
2:30 pm
 End of Summer Reading Party
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Join us for fun activities like a wet t-shirt relay, balloon toss, and frozen ring toss! We have a balloon artist and face painting, too!

Activities will be held in Library Park.
Circus of Smiles
2:30p.m.
 Circus of Smiles
Tuesday, July 25, 2:30p.m. & 4:00p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join Andrew Quick and Mr. Mustache on a comical circus adventure as they compete for your attention through a variety of gravity defying acts. Watch as these incredible performers juggle, flip, and transform into a variety of characters that are bound to make viewers of all ages laugh and smile.
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Teen Game Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play your favorite XBox 1 and board games. For teens only!
Puppet Art Theater’s Goldilocks and the Three Sharks
3:30 p.m.
Puppet Art Theater’s Goldilocks and the Three Sharks
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 3:30 p.m.Puppet Art Theater&r
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Using the magic of blacklight, Puppet Art Theater will transport you into an ocean environment where you'll join Goldilocks, the mermaid under the sea, as she looks for adventure and finds nothing but trouble. See fish hooks, crazy clams, silly sea horses, a giant octopus, and a family of man-ea...read more
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our LEgo Club and let you imagination go wild! Build something new every other week based on the featured theme. We'll provde the Legos!!
Teen Movie Night: Guardians of the Galaxy
4:00pm
Teen Movie Night: Guardians of the Galaxy
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 4:00pmTeen Movie Night: Gu
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th-12th graders. Hang out, watch a movie, eat snacks!
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 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)

Troke Branch Library
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 writte...read more
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 pm
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 5:00-5:30 pmFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 
Venga y participe cada martes durante ...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun.   Storytime craft on the second Tuesday of the month.
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 6:00 PMKnitting & Crochet N
Linden Branch Library
Come join Linden Library in learning how to knit or crochet! Open to those who already know how to crochet/knit or are interested in learning.
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
1:30-2:30
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 1:30-2:30Rescue Readers Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring your favorite book and read to our furry friends from Harvest Home Sactuary. 
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Teen Book Talk & Movie - Perks of Being a Wallflower
2:00 pm
Teen Book Talk & Movie - Perks of Being a Wallflower
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Discuss the book while watching the movie Perks of Being a Wallflower at the Manteca Library on July 26th at 2:00 pm.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Shedskin Reptile Show
2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
 Shedskin Reptile Show
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Ripon Branch Library
Want to know what a snake really feels like?  Want to see lizards, snakes, turtles, and more...UP CLOSE?
Well, get up close and personal with LIVE reptiles and the staff of Shedskin Reptiles during one of two shows at 2:00 and 4:00 PM!  Please come early.  Tickets are handed out ...read more
Chess Camp
2:00pm
 Chess Camp
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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. &nb...read more
Fair Oaks Summer Book Club
2:30-4:00
 Fair Oaks Summer Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2:30-4:00Fair Oaks Summer Boo
Fair Oaks Library
The Fair Oaks Summer Book Club starts July 5th! Join us every Wednesday in July and explore the Book 'Between the World and Me' by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Kids betweet 12-17 can join in, but we welcome anyo...read more
Lathrop - WOW Science Museum "Bee Bots"
3:00 PM
Lathrop - WOW Science Museum "Bee Bots"
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Library presents this summer's performers on the theme of "Build a Better World".  All programs are free.  JULY programs will be in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Lathrop Generations Center, 450 Spartan Way, Lathrop, CA 95330.  For "Bee Bots", the progra...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:00
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
Teen Trivia Party
4:00pm
 Teen Trivia Party
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 4:00pmTeen Trivia Party
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th - 12th graders. Flex your brain and take a crack at these literature, science, history, sports, and entertainment trivia questions. The winner will receive a $20 gift card. Snacks provided.
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:00pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.

 
Social Security and You
4:30 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 4:30 p.m.
(Wednesdays, May 31, 4:30 p.m., June 28, 4:30 p.m., July 26, 4:30 p.m.,August 30, 4:30 p.m., September 27, 4:30 p.m., October 25, 4:30 p.m., November 29, 4:30 p.m., December 20, 4:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and You. 
Crafters’ Corner [CANCELED]
4:30pm
Crafters’ Corner [CANCELED]
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 4:30pmCrafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.
JUNE; CROSS-STITCH 
 Crafters Corner is coordinated by Elizabeth, Event Coordinator, White Wolf Productions, 209.640.5599 or read more
Advanced Readers Book Club
5:00pm
 Advanced Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 5:00pm
(Wednesdays, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9, 5:00pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
Advanced Readers Book Club is for students in grades 5th-7th grades.  A book is given to each student once every two weeks which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together at book club and do an activity related to the boook.  Sponsored by Mountain House Frien...read more
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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 27, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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 fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 27, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Storytime
10:30a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 27, 10:30a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
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!
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 27, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch @ the Library
12:00
 Lunch @ the Library
Thursday, Jul. 27, 12:00
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Thursday, Jul. 27, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Lathrop Story Time "End of Summer"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Story Time "End of Summer"
Thursday, Jul. 27, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
Tea & Coloring
2:00 pm
 Tea & Coloring
Thursday, Jul. 27, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Relax with a cup of tea, something small to color, and gab with other guests during our third Tea & Coloring event! No sign-up required. For teens and adults. Light refeshments and plenty of fun tea options!
Chess Camp
2:00pm
 Chess Camp
Thursday, Jul. 27, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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. &nb...read more
Chavez Coloring Club for Adults
2:30 p.m.
 Chavez Coloring Club for Adults
Thursday, Jul. 27, 2:30 p.m.
(Fourth Thursdays, April 27, 2017, May 25, 2017, June 22, 2017)
Chavez Coloring Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
On the fourth Thursday of each month, at 2:30 pm, the Cesar Chavez Central Library presents the Coloring Club. Join us for relaxing fun with colored pencils and intricate coloring des...read more
Teen Movie
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie
Thursday, Jul. 27, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch the coolest teen movies at your library! All you can eat popcorn too!
Ice Cream Social
3:30 p.m.
 Ice Cream Social
Thursday, Jul. 27, 3:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
LEGO® Building Club
3:30
 LEGO® Building Club
Thursday, Jul. 27, 3:30LEGO® Building C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids and caregivers, come join us as we have fun building and playing with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The library provides the LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks, you provide the creativity! We’ll display your creations online or in the Children’s Room. read more
Magical Moonshine Theatre
3:30PM
 Magical Moonshine Theatre
Thursday, Jul. 27, 3:30PMMagical Moonshine Th
Weston Ranch Branch Library
See this wonderful and funny puppet tale "Puppylocks and the Three Bears."
Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show
3:30 pm
Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show
Thursday, Jul. 27, 3:30 pmUncle Jer’s Tr
Fair Oaks Library
How and why do bees pollinate plants? Why do bees swarm? Why are there different kinds of honey? 
C...read more
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Jul. 27, 4:00p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer?

Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. four our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of sup...read more
Summer Reading Popsicle Read-in
4:00pm
 Summer Reading Popsicle Read-in
Thursday, Jul. 27, 4:00pmSummer Reading Popsi
Tracy Branch Library
Last call for Summer Readers! Head in to finish your summer reading cards and eat popsicles.
MakerSpace Maker Day
4:00 p.m.
 MakerSpace Maker Day
Thursday, Jul. 27, 4:00 p.m.
(6/22/2017 & 7/27/2017)

Cesar Chavez Central Library

Love computer, electronics and technology?
Come to the MakerSpace Maker Day event at the Cesar Chavez Central Library on Thursday 6/22/17 and 7/27/17 at 4:00 p.m. and explore or play with a variety of makerspace tools and equipment, such as LittleBits, Makey Makey, WaterColor Bot, Silhoue...read more
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 27, 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)

Troke Branch Library
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 writte...read more
Open Mic Night
5:30-8:00 pm
 Open Mic Night
Thursday, Jul. 27, 5:30-8:00 pm Open Mic Night
Tracy Branch Library
Come one, come all--all ages invited to the Tracy Library's Open Mic night on the last Thursday of each month.
End of Summer Reading Ice Cream Social
6:00pm
End of Summer Reading Ice Cream Social
Thursday, Jul. 27, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy ice cream and cake to celebrate reading.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Jul. 28, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Jul. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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 fu...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Jul. 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEED...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 28, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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.
Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Friday, Jul. 28, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
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 ...read more
Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
3:00 PM
 Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
Friday, Jul. 28, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Library presents Fun Friday Builders at 3-4 PM.  Free activities may include puzzles or interlocking building blocks. Families and children are welcome!
 
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Jul. 28, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Jul. 28, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

May is Scratch month! Learn to program with Scratch. https://scratch....read more
Maker Space
3:00 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, Jul. 28, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Book Buddies
3:30p.m.
 Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 28, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a tutoring program for students in K-3rd grade who are struggling with reading.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.  The program runs from June 7 through July 28, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:30pm-4:3...read more
Conversation Club
4 p.m.
 Conversation Club
Friday, Jul. 28, 4 p.m.
(Friday February 3, 4 p.m., March 3, 17,24, 4 p.m., April 7,14,28, 4 p.m., May 5, 19, 4 p.m., June 9, 16, 30, 4 p.m., July 7, 28 4 p,.m.)
Conversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 29, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 29, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Summer Reading Party
12:00 p.m.
 Summer Reading Party
Saturday, Jul. 29, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
For all the summer reading participants who completed the program we will be having a grand party that includes pizza, cake, movie, and prizes!!
Pokemon Trading Card Game Club
1:00 pm
 Pokemon Trading Card Game Club
Saturday, Jul. 29, 1:00 pm
(Saturdays, June 24, 1:00pm, July 29, 1:00pm, August 19, 1:00pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
Love Pokemon?  Join other Pokemon fans to learn more, trade cards, and have FUN from 1-2:30 June 24th, July 29th and August 19th.
A Lady’s Place - The Stockton Philomathean Club
2:00 p.m.
A Lady’s Place - The Stockton Philomathean Club
Saturday, Jul. 29, 2:00 p.m.A Lady’s Place
Troke Branch Library
On Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "A Lady's Place"--a presentation of local history by a Stockton author.

Mary Jo Gohlke will speak about her new book, A Lady's Place, which is a history of...read more
LEGO and Duplo Builders
2:00 pm
 LEGO and Duplo Builders
Saturday, Jul. 29, 2:00 pm
(July 29, Aug 19, Sep 9 & 30, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec. 9 & 30)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
The Maya Angelou Branch Library presents LEGO and Duplo Builders on Saturdays, at 2pm, throughout Summer and Fall 2017. Come to the library and use your creativity to build whatever you can imagine with our Lego collection. Duplos are available for younger children. We will showcase all creations at...read more
Junior Makerspace & Tech Time
2:30 p.m.
 Junior Makerspace & Tech Time
Saturday, Jul. 29, 2:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Makerspace isn't just for adults and teens!  Kids ages 3 through 12 are invited to explore building and technology, including coding and circuitry, at this hands-on "free play" program.
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Kids’ Yoga
10:30am
 Kids’ Yoga
Monday, Jul. 31, 10:30amKids’ Yoga
Tracy Branch Library
A special yoga class designed for preschool and early elementary students.
Jazz Workshop with Charged Particles
3:00 p.m.
Jazz Workshop with Charged Particles
Monday, Jul. 31, 3:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tap your feet and dance in your seats to the energetic jazz stylings of Charged Particles. Listen to exciting, improvised solos and try out your own drum solo. No prior music knowledge needed!
 
End of Summer Reading Party!
3:30 PM
 End of Summer Reading Party!
Monday, Jul. 31, 3:30 PMEnd of Summer Readin
Linden Branch Library
Join the Linden Library for a cookie decorating party to celebrate the end of Summer Reading!
STEM Program: Xtreme Science Magic with Don O’Brien
4:00pm
STEM Program: Xtreme Science Magic with Don O’Brien
Monday, Jul. 31, 4:00pmSTEM Program: Xtreme
Mountain House Branch Library
Don O'Brien is back with his amazing Xtreme Science Magic that includes spectacular fire tornados, bubble fun, flying toilet paper, flying objects and more.   Science and magic will be combined with lots of kid participation and humor to get kids hooked on science. Bring the whole family fo...read more
Charged Particles Concert - Chavez
6:00 p.m.
Charged Particles Concert - Chavez
Monday, Jul. 31, 6:00 p.m.Charged Particles Co
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for an outdoor, acoustic concert on the patio at Cesar Chavez Library.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Charged Particles has been playing funky Latin jazz around the world and getting lots...read more
Resume Writing Class
6:00 pm
 Resume Writing Class
Monday, Jul. 31, 6:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Need help writing an effective resume? Want to learn how to improve your currently existing resume? San Joaquin County WorkNet will be teaching effective strategies related to writing and improving resumes so you can land that job interview.
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Jul. 31, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
     
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