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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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Winter Reading
 Winter Reading
Saturday, Dec. 1
Tracy Branch Library
Age 0-12: Read to win HOCKEY GAME TICKET VOUCHERS and a chance to RIDE THE ZAMBONI during game break! 
Pick up the reading card at the library, read 1-0 books, and return for your voucher. Complete three cards to enter into the zamboni raffle.
Tracy Branch only: Al...read more
Wills & Trusts
10:15am
 Wills & Trusts
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:15am
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for an information session about creating wills & trusts.
Tinker Tots
11:00 am
 Tinker Tots
Saturday, Dec. 1, 11:00 amTinker Tots
Arnold Rue Micro Library
All 0-5 year olds are welcome to this STEM-centered playtime!
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m.Family Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Science Saturday: Obstacle Race
12:00 p.m.
 Science Saturday: Obstacle Race
Saturday, Dec. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come to the Escalon Library for another exciting Science Saturday. Create an obstacle course out of tape, toilet paper rolls, paper, cups, and more! Then, challenge your friends to see who can get a cotton ball through the course the fastest!


Science Saturday is monthly program whic...read more
LED Rainbow Star Craft
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 LED Rainbow Star Craft
Saturday, Dec. 1, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.LED Rainbow Star Cra
Troke Branch Library

Local engineer Sander van de Bor will present a S.T.E.M. class showing you how to assemble, program and sew together your own LED Star with light show!  Sponsored by the Stockton Arts Commission.

Registration Required - Space limited.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Dec. 1, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Paws 4 Reading
1:00 pm
 Paws 4 Reading
Saturday, Dec. 1, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Dogs are great listeners and love to have kids read to them. This fun program will improve the reading skills of your children.
Kids’s Safety
1:00-4:00PM
 Kids’s Safety
Saturday, Dec. 1, 1:00-4:00PMKids’s Safety
Weston Ranch Branch Library

Ohana Martial Arts presents techniques for read more

Winter Craft
1:30
 Winter Craft
Saturday, Dec. 1, 1:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for some free, "Frozen" fun! Children, pick up your winter reading log, make a seasonal craft and watch the beloved Disney movie "Frozen" with your family and friends. We will begin craft making at 1:30 p.m. and start the movie at 2:30 p.m. 
Adult Craft TBA
2:00pm
 Adult Craft TBA
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Adults only. Get crafty! All materials supplied.
Family Film: Frozen
2:30
 Family Film: Frozen
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2:30Family Film: Frozen
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for some free, "Frozen" fun! Children, pick up your winter reading log, make a seasonal craft and watch the beloved Disney movie "Frozen" with your family and friends. We will begin craft making at 1:30 p.m. and start the movie at 2:30 p.m. 
Mountain House Chess Club
3:30pm
 Mountain House Chess Club
Saturday, Dec. 1, 3:30pmMountain House Chess
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...read more
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Mighty Meeples
12:00pm
 Mighty Meeples
Sunday, Dec. 2, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
We are a collectible card, board game and RPG group! New participants welcome. 12:00-5:00pm
For more information, visit The Mighty Meeples of Tracy's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/themightymeeples95376/
Magic The Gathering
12:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Sunday, Dec. 2, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
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! 12:00-5:00pm

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Toddler Stay and Play
10:30-11:00 AM
 Toddler Stay and Play
Monday, Dec. 3, 10:30-11:00 AMToddler Stay and Pla
Fair Oaks Library
Early learning and social development for toddlers! Come for the storybook, stay for the educational activities and social development!

 
Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Dec. 3, 2:30-4:00 PMHomework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5 and need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you! 
Students must bring their homework. Tutor.com and Learning Express information will be available for students to utilize outside the library!

Homework...read more
Paint Party
2:30
 Paint Party
Monday, Dec. 3, 2:30Paint Party
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library after school and paint for fun!
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Dec. 3, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! No meeting on 8/6, 9/3, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 11/19, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31.
English Conversation Club
3:30 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Monday of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting November 5, 2018, every Monday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a ...read more
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Dec. 3, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the...read more
Maker Monday
4:00 pm
 Maker Monday
Monday, Dec. 3, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Explore a wide variety ...read more

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Dec. 3, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Lego Building Fun!
4:30pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, Dec. 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 4 year olds and above.  We are still taking donations of Legos and Duplos so we can build bigger and better projects.  ...read more
Homework Help
4 pm - 5:30 pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Dec. 3, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students in the Children's Program Room. Students should bring their homework assignments with them.

Please note: There will be no Homework Help on library closed days or when Stockton Uni...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Dec. 3, 5:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Need help with your homework? Visit our high school teen volunteer Homework Helpers on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Our volunteer tutors are knowledgeable in many subject areas, including math, science, reading & writing. Bring your homework and get some help!
Y...read more
December 2018 Computer Classes
6:00 - 7:30 PM
 December 2018 Computer Classes
Monday, Dec. 3, 6:00 - 7:30 PMDecember 2018 Comput
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Monday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.

December 3, 2018 - Beginning Microsoft Word*
December 10, 2018 - Beginning Microsoft Excel*

Patrons must know how to use the mouse and...read more
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Lathrop Tech Tues
 Lathrop Tech Tues
Tuesday, Dec. 4
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 anytime 1-5 PM and we’ll help you....read more

Bilingual Storytime
10:15am
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Bilingual Story Time as we read books in Spanish-English and make crafts afterwards. 
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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.
Name tag...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Basic Computer Skills
10:30am
 Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Tuesday from 10:30am-11:30am.  No registration requ...read more
Book Discussion Group
10:30 am
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:30 amBook Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion.  For December we will be reading Jane Austen.  Pick any Jane Austen book (the library has some of her books you might not be familiar with). Come ready to discuss why you love her books, or why you don't.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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 Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Toddlers & Toes
11:00 a.m.
 Toddlers & Toes
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:00 a.m.
(Tuesdays, September 11, September 25, October 23, November 6, December 4, December 18)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us as we explore music and movement with your toddler. This program is for children ages 1-3 and their caregiver. Toddlers & Toes is offered on select Tuesday mornings from 11:00-11:30.
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
CookBook Club
11:30 a.m.
 CookBook Club
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m.CookBook Club
Escalon Branch Library
Love cooking and trying out different recipes? Want to sha...read more
Knitters: Knitting group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitters: Knitting group
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Bring your knitting crafts and socialize in the Escalon Library's community room with the Knitters.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Fair Oaks Family Storytime
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Family Sto
Fair Oaks Library
Happy Something Day: Ugly Sock Day!
3:30 pm
Happy Something Day: Ugly Sock Day!
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 3:30 pmHappy Something Day:
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Celebrate a holiday each month with the Library!
Teen Tuesday - Game Day
4:00pm
 Teen Tuesday - Game Day
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Play video games, board games, card games, and eat snacks.
Drop-in for a different teen activity every Tuesday, including:
  • Game Days
  • Crafts 
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Makerspace
4:00PM
 Makerspace
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:00PM
(9/04/18 9/18/18)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Create with a variety of crafts, art and tech tools. Perler Beads, Magformers, Duct Tapes, crafts, and more! 

Every other Tuesday. Program free for all ages.
Makerspace
4:00PM
 Makerspace
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:00PM
(9/04/18 9/18/18)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Create with a variety of crafts, art and tech tools. Perler Beads, Magformers, Duct Tapes, crafts, and more! 

Every other Tuesday. Program free for all ages.
Social Security and You
4:00 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
A representative from the local Social Security office will be at the Troke Branch this afternoon to talk about access to the Social Security website, and answer questions you may have about the program.  The program begins at 4:00 p.m.
Knitting and Crocheting
4:30 PM
 Knitting and Crocheting
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:30 PMKnitting and Crochet
Weston Ranch Branch Library
*New, Earlier Time*  Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your ...read more
Winter Wonderland
5:00 p.m.
 Winter Wonderland
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Families are invited to join the Escalon library fo a day of holiday fun and crafts!

Come make a snow globe and enjoy some snacks. Outside, watch as a little science and holiday magic turns a tank of water into playful snow.
 
Sewing Basics Class for Teens and Adults
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Sewing Basics Class for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:00 - 6:00 PMSewing Basics Class
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Beginning September 11, 2018 the Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every other Tuesday (10/09/18, 10/23/18, 11/06/18, 11/20/18, 12/4/18 & 12/18/18) from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basi...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Need help with your homework? Visit our high school teen volunteer Homework Helpers on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Our volunteer tutors are knowledgeable in many subject areas, including math, science, reading & writing. Bring your homework and get some help!
Y...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:00 pmFamily Storytime
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.
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1:30Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library for a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematic) themed craft.
Easy Readers Book Club
2:00pm
 Easy Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades Kindergarten - 2nd grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will reread the book during Book Club, then discuss the book together before doing an activity related to the book.
Troke Knitters
2:00-3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 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
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
3:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 3:15pm
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. 
Lego Club
3:30 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is for all children one and up.  No sign-up or membership required.  Just drop-in and build something cool!  Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make what you want.  All we ask is to share the pieces, help fellow builder, have fun, a...read more
Lathrop S.T.E.A.M. Wednesday
3:30 PM
 Lathrop S.T.E.A.M. Wednesday
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

Free creative monthly science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experience.  All crafting materials are provided for free.

Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the seme...read more
Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 3:30 pmFamily Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Read books, sing songs, and spend time with your future bookworm during this family-centered program!<...read more
English Conversation Club
4:00 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4:00 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Practice English in a relaxed and friendly place! 
Homework Help
4 pm - 5:30 pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students in the Children's Program Room. Students should bring their homework assignments with them.

Please note: There will be no Homework Help on library closed days or when Stockton Uni...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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.&n...read more
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Teen Gaming Day
3:30 pm
 Teen Gaming Day
Thursday, Dec. 6, 3:30 pmTeen Gaming Day
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Play around at the Arnold Rue Micro Library!
Covered California Enrollment
10:00am
 Covered California Enrollment
Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
Questions about the new health care coverage options available through Covered California? Certified Covered California representatives will be available to help you for free with Covered California and Medicare enrollment. You can begin the application process, receive an estimate on your monthly p...read more
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 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
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 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
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:30 amAll About Baby Story
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.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 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. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Bingo for Adults
10:30 AM
 Bingo for Adults
Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:30 AMBingo for Adults
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Love to play bingo?  Like to win free stuff?  Then join us and do both at our monthly bingo!  There will be prizes and light refreshments.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.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!
Computer Q&A
11:00am
 Computer Q&A
Thursday, Dec. 6, 11:00amComputer Q&A
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. A staff member will be available for an hour to answer your computer questions. Bring your device, if you have a specific question about it. First Thursday of the month.

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Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 6, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Escalon-Farmington Community Gardening Club
1:00 p.m.
Escalon-Farmington Community Gardening Club
Thursday, Dec. 6, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come join the Escalon-Farmington Community Gardening Club in the Escalon Library community room. Meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 1pm. 

If you have any questions, feel free to call AnnMarie Freese at 209-689-1717
Lathrop Storytime
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 6, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome!

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutti...read more
Board Game Bonanza
3:00 PM
 Board Game Bonanza
Thursday, Dec. 6, 3:00 PMBoard Game Bonanza
Linden Branch Library
Play Board Games and more at the Linden Branch Library every Thursday after school! We have Jenga, Scrabble, Connect 4, and so much more!
Afternoon Tea and Coloring
3:00 p.m.
 Afternoon Tea and Coloring
Thursday, Dec. 6, 3:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
You're invited.  
To rest, relax, socialize with friends, nibble treats, color a little picture and sip some fancy tea.  Release a little stress and join us!
Lego Builder’s Club
4:00pm
 Lego Builder’s Club
Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:00pmLego Builder’s
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 0-12. Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an hour of building with Legos and Duplos. Children have the opportunity to put their creations on display in the library.

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Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer? 
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. for our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of supplies....read more
Read to Rescued Animals with Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
4:00
Read to Rescued Animals with Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:00Read to Rescued Anim
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary presents Read to Rescued Animals! Young ones may be hesitant to read aloud to an adult, but feathered and furry friends make adorable book buddies. Read to ...read more
Teen A/V Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Teen A/V Club
Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
(Every other Thursday)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
If you're bored after school and want to get your homework done in a comfortable environment meant just for you, and are in the area of the Cesar Chavez Library, come spend an hour with us!

Bring your friends to hang out, or stop by yourself.  Every other Thursday from 4:00 to 5:...read more
Fair Oaks Lego Days
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 Fair Oaks Lego Days
Thursday, Dec. 6, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMFair Oaks Lego Days
Fair Oaks Library
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Family Storytime
10:15
 Family Storytime
Friday, Dec. 7, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 0-5. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.
Drop-In Tech Help
11:00 - 1:00 pm
 Drop-In Tech Help
Friday, Dec. 7, 11:00 - 1:00 pmDrop-In Tech Help
Arnold Rue Micro Library

Stop by for one-on-one tech a...read more

Basic Computer Help
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Basic Computer Help
Friday, Dec. 7, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Need help using a computer? Staff will assist you with basic computer questions.

Assistance is also available for downlading e-books, audiobooks, and more.  Bring your phone, reader or tablet for help in setting up your e-account.

Registration is recommended - see staff at...read more
English Conversation Club
12:30 PM
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 7, 12:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 7, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Dec. 7, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
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! 3:00pm-5:00pm

...read more
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 7, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.Family Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 8, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Troke Adult book club
12:00-1:00 p.m.
 Troke Adult book club
Saturday, Dec. 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m.Troke Adult book clu
Troke Branch Library
The group meets on the second Saturday of every month.

Pick up your book at the meeting the month before or at the checkout desk at the Troke Library!
 
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Needlepoint Key Fobs
1:00pm
 Needlepoint Key Fobs
Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For tweens (10+), teens, and adults. Space is limited. Priority given to those who register in person or by phone (866-805-7323).

Learn how to create needlepoint keychain fobs. All materials supplied.

 
Holiday Fest
2:30 pm
 Holiday Fest
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2:30 pmHoliday Fest
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Celebrate the holidays with the Library!
Junior MakerSpace & Tech Time
2:30 to 4:00 PM
 Junior MakerSpace & Tech Time
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2:30 to 4:00 PMJunior MakerSpace &
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, building, and circuitry, at this hands-on "free play" program.
Holiday Wreath Craft for children ages 6 & older
2-3:30pm
Holiday Wreath Craft for children ages 6 & older
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2-3:30pmHoliday Wreath Craft
Troke Branch Library
On Saturday, December 8th, 2018, from 2-3:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents: " Holiday Wreath Craft". Join Library staff to make a festive holiday wreath.

The program is designed for children ages 6 and older. Please arrive early. Space is limited to first 30 participant...read more
Paws 4 Reading to Dogs
3:00-4:30pm
 Paws 4 Reading to Dogs
Saturday, Dec. 8, 3:00-4:30pmPaws 4 Reading to Do
Mountain House Branch Library
Come to the library and read to a dog! Paws 4 Friends Therapy Dogs, Inc. connect children to reading by providing a warm, wet-nosed friend to sit with while practicing their reading.  While you wait to read do a simple and fun craft.  Happens the second Saturday of the month from 3-4:30pm.
Mountain House Chess Club
3:30pm
 Mountain House Chess Club
Saturday, Dec. 8, 3:30pmMountain House Chess
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...read more
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Magic The Gathering
12:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Sunday, Dec. 9, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
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! 12:00-5:00pm

...read more
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Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Dec. 10, 2:30-4:00 PMHomework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5 and need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you! 
Students must bring their homework. Tutor.com and Learning Express information will be available for students to utilize outside the library!

Homework...read more
Paint Party
2:30
 Paint Party
Monday, Dec. 10, 2:30Paint Party
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library after school and paint for fun!
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Dec. 10, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! No meeting on 8/6, 9/3, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 11/19, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31.
English Conversation Club
3:30 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Monday of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting November 5, 2018, every Monday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a ...read more
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Dec. 10, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the...read more
Maker Monday
4:00 pm
 Maker Monday
Monday, Dec. 10, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Explore a wide variety ...read more

Jewelry Club
4pm
 Jewelry Club
Monday, Dec. 10, 4pmJewelry Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us the 2nd Monday of every month for Jewelry Club from 4-5:30pm.  Make earrings, necklaces, or bracelets!  Some materials will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.  No registration required.   Children 10 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Dec. 10, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Homework Help
4 pm - 5:30 pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Dec. 10, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students in the Children's Program Room. Students should bring their homework assignments with them.

Please note: There will be no Homework Help on library closed days or when Stockton Uni...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Dec. 10, 5:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Need help with your homework? Visit our high school teen volunteer Homework Helpers on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Our volunteer tutors are knowledgeable in many subject areas, including math, science, reading & writing. Bring your homework and get some help!
Y...read more
December 2018 Computer Classes
6:00 - 7:30 PM
 December 2018 Computer Classes
Monday, Dec. 10, 6:00 - 7:30 PMDecember 2018 Comput
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Monday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.

December 3, 2018 - Beginning Microsoft Word*
December 10, 2018 - Beginning Microsoft Excel*

Patrons must know how to use the mouse and...read more
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Lathrop Tech Tues
 Lathrop Tech Tues
Tuesday, Dec. 11
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 anytime 1-5 PM and we’ll help you....read more

Bilingual Storytime
10:15am
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Bilingual Story Time as we read books in Spanish-English and make crafts afterwards. 
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 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.
Name tag...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Basic Computer Skills
10:30am
 Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Tuesday from 10:30am-11:30am.  No registration requ...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 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. 
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Knitters: Knitting group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitters: Knitting group
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Bring your knitting crafts and socialize in the Escalon Library's community room with the Knitters.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Fair Oaks Family Storytime
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Family Sto
Fair Oaks Library
Books in the Barnyard with Harvest Home
3:30 pm
Books in the Barnyard with Harvest Home
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 3:30 pmBooks in the Barnyar
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Spend some time with a friendly rescued rooster or get to know a rascally rabbit....read more
Teen Tuesday: DIY Chocolate Bark
4:00pm
Teen Tuesday: DIY Chocolate Bark
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. 'Tis the season for chocolate bark. Learn how easy it is to make chocolate bark and then take it home to eat or gift it. First come, first serve.

Drop-in for a different teen activity every Tuesday, including:
...read more
S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club
4:00 p.m.
 S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4:00 p.m.S.T.E.A.M. Powered K
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Drop-in for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and take home your personal work of science.

For grades 1 through 3, meet us every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
...read more
Knitting and Crocheting
4:30 PM
 Knitting and Crocheting
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4:30 PMKnitting and Crochet
Weston Ranch Branch Library
*New, Earlier Time*  Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your ...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Need help with your homework? Visit our high school teen volunteer Homework Helpers on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Our volunteer tutors are knowledgeable in many subject areas, including math, science, reading & writing. Bring your homework and get some help!
Y...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6:00 pmFamily Storytime
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.
 
Escalon Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting
6:00 p.m.
Escalon Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The monthly meeting of the Escalon Chamber of Commerce, held in the Escalon Community room
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1:30Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library for a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematic) themed craft.
Easy Readers Book Club
2:00pm
 Easy Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades Kindergarten - 2nd grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will reread the book during Book Club, then discuss the book together before doing an activity related to the book.
Troke Knitters
2:00-3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 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
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
3:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 3:15pm
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. 
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the seme...read more
Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 3:30 pmFamily Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Read books, sing songs, and spend time with your future bookworm during this family-centered program!<...read more
Video Game Day
4:00-5:00 PM
 Video Game Day
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4:00-5:00 PMVideo Game Day
Fair Oaks Library
Explore the interactive world of video games with your friends and family! 
Ages 6 and up
English Conversation Club
4:00 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4:00 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Practice English in a relaxed and friendly place! 
Homework Help
4 pm - 5:30 pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students in the Children's Program Room. Students should bring their homework assignments with them.

Please note: There will be no Homework Help on library closed days or when Stockton Uni...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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.&n...read more
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Covered California Enrollment
10:00am
 Covered California Enrollment
Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
Questions about the new health care coverage options available through Covered California? Certified Covered California representatives will be available to help you for free with Covered California and Medicare enrollment. You can begin the application process, receive an estimate on your monthly p...read more
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 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
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 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
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:30 amAll About Baby Story
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.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 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. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.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
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 13, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30-2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 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
Lathrop Storytime
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 13, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome!

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutti...read more
Board Game Bonanza
3:00 PM
 Board Game Bonanza
Thursday, Dec. 13, 3:00 PMBoard Game Bonanza
Linden Branch Library
Play Board Games and more at the Linden Branch Library every Thursday after school! We have Jenga, Scrabble, Connect 4, and so much more!
Game On!! Family Game Hour!
3:30-5:00PM
 Game On!! Family Game Hour!
Thursday, Dec. 13, 3:30-5:00PMGame On!! Family Gam
Weston Ranch Branch Library

Join us for Family Game Time! Choose a ...read more

Make Your Own Snow Globe
3:30 pm
 Make Your Own Snow Globe
Thursday, Dec. 13, 3:30 pmMake Your Own Snow G
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Design your own snow globe!
Andy & Jeff Save Christmas! Puppet Show
4:00pm
Andy & Jeff Save Christmas! Puppet Show
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:00pmAndy & Jeff Save Chr
Tracy Branch Library
Intermission Productions present a fun holiday puppet show with a Santa Claus Meet & Greet!

With Halloween forgotten, Count Wolfbane plots to kidnap Rudolph.    

It’s up to the audience and the bungling elves Andy & Jeff, to &ld...read more
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer? 
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. for our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of supplies....read more
Thirsty Thursday the 13th Video Game Competition
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Thirsty Thursday the 13th Video Game Competition
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Play video games while enjoying some of your favorite soft drinks. Compete at Nintendo Wii U for a chance to see who's the Mario Cart champion.

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Xmas Craft
4:00 - 5:00 PM
 Xmas Craft
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:00 - 5:00 PMXmas Craft
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tweens and teens,
Join us for a fun Xmas craft event at the Cesar Chavez Central Library on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4 PM. Come make a hat shaped ornament out of yarn or other holiday craft projects. Anyone age 10 & up is invited to the program. Suppl...read more
Family Game Time
4:00 p.m.
 Family Game Time
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:00 p.m.Family Game Time
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, stop by to enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Children's Room. Play games such as Apples to Apples, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Connect 4, The Game of Life, Jenga, Monopoly, Operation, Pictionary, Sorry, and Trouble. C...read more
Scottish Club monthly meeting
6:00 p.m.
 Scottish Club monthly meeting
Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Monthly Meeting of the Scottish Club in the Escalon Library community room.
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Family Storytime
10:15
 Family Storytime
Friday, Dec. 14, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 0-5. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Dec. 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
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Dec. 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
English Conversation Club
12:30 PM
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 14, 12:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
STEM Fun Friday
3:00 pm
 STEM Fun Friday
Friday, Dec. 14, 3:00 pmSTEM Fun Friday
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to have a fun time learning about this month's STEM project.  For 7 year olds and above. It all happens at 3:00pm on October 12 (Glow in the Dark Art), November 9 ( Chromotography), December 14 and January 11, at the Mountain House Library.  Check the paper calendar for project...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 14, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Dec. 14, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
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! 3:00pm-5:00pm

...read more
Lathrop Fun Friday
3:30 PM
 Lathrop Fun Friday
Friday, Dec. 14, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

Lathrop Library presents Fun Friday Builders.  Free activities may include puzzles, interlocking blocks, or crafts. Families and children are welcome!

Reading to the Rescue with Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
3:30 p.m.
Reading to the Rescue with Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Friday, Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m.Reading to the Rescu
Escalon Branch Library
Have you ever read a book to a chicken? Here's your chance. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours and read to the furry and feathered friends of the Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary. 

All ages are welcome to stop by and practice their reading skills with these barnyard frie...read more
Make Your Own Snow Globe
3:30 pm
 Make Your Own Snow Globe
Friday, Dec. 14, 3:30 pmMake Your Own Snow G
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Pop some popcorn and enjoy this holiday classic!
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 14, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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SAT/ACT Practice Test
9:00am
 SAT/ACT Practice Test
Saturday, Dec. 15, 9:00amSAT/ACT Practice Tes
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Space is limted. Priority given to those who register in person or by phone (866-805-7323).

Participants will take a full-length computerized practice test (SAT or ACT), recieve their score, and suggested study areas. Test takes appr...read more
Oak Valley Art Society Meeting
10:00 a.m.
 Oak Valley Art Society Meeting
Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:00 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Monthly meeting of the Oak Valley Art society in the Escalon Library community room.
Drop-In Tech Help
11:00 - 1:00 pm
 Drop-In Tech Help
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11:00 - 1:00 pmDrop-In Tech Help
Arnold Rue Micro Library

Stop by for one-on-one tech a...read more

Adult Book Club
11:00am
 Adult Book Club
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11:00amAdult Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Join us every 3rd Saturday morning to discuss a new book. Book available at the checkout desk. 
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m.Family Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Dec. 15, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Mountain House Chess Club
3:30pm
 Mountain House Chess Club
Saturday, Dec. 15, 3:30pmMountain House Chess
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...read more
Paws for Reading
3:30pm
 Paws for Reading
Saturday, Dec. 15, 3:30pmPaws for Reading
Tracy Branch Library
Kids are inviting to read to a friendly therapy dog; allowing children to practice thier reading in a low stress environment.
Pop-up Holiday Cards
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Pop-up Holiday Cards
Saturday, Dec. 15, 3:30 pm-4:30 pmPop-up Holiday Cards
Cesar Chavez Central Library
What better way to show your love for friends and family and giving them a special holiday card with a pop-up surprise! Children ages 5-12 are invited to cut, glue, and create their own pop-up card, whether they celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Festivus or want to make a card...read more
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Mighty Meeples
12:00pm
 Mighty Meeples
Sunday, Dec. 16, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
We are a collectible card, board game and RPG group! New participants welcome. 12:00-5:00pm
For more information, visit The Mighty Meeples of Tracy's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/themightymeeples95376/
Magic The Gathering
12:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Sunday, Dec. 16, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
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! 12:00-5:00pm

...read more
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Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Dec. 17, 2:30-4:00 PMHomework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5 and need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you! 
Students must bring their homework. Tutor.com and Learning Express information will be available for students to utilize outside the library!

Homework...read more
Paint Party
2:30
 Paint Party
Monday, Dec. 17, 2:30Paint Party
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library after school and paint for fun!
English Conversation Club
3:30 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Monday of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting November 5, 2018, every Monday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a ...read more
Maker Monday
4:00 pm
 Maker Monday
Monday, Dec. 17, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Explore a wide variety ...read more

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Dec. 17, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Homework Help
4 pm - 5:30 pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Dec. 17, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students in the Children's Program Room. Students should bring their homework assignments with them.

Please note: There will be no Homework Help on library closed days or when Stockton Uni...read more
Makerspace Mondays
4:30 p.m.
 Makerspace Mondays
Monday, Dec. 17, 4:30 p.m.
(Select Mondays at 4:30 p.m.: October 1, November 26, December 17)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
During the months of October through December, the Maya Angelou Library will host periodic Makerspace Monday programs. Children of all ages can participate in makerspace or STEAM-based programs. Each program will have a specific theme, check with Library staff for the upcoming theme. Makerspace Mond...read more
Open Mic Night
5:00pm
 Open Mic Night
Monday, Dec. 17, 5:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a family-friendly night of music. Audience members are welcome to showcase their talent. 5:00-8:00pm
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Lathrop Tech Tues
 Lathrop Tech Tues
Tuesday, Dec. 18
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 anytime 1-5 PM and we’ll help you....read more

Bilingual Storytime
10:15am
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Bilingual Story Time as we read books in Spanish-English and make crafts afterwards. 
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 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.
Name tag...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Basic Computer Skills
10:30am
 Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Tuesday from 10:30am-11:30am.  No registration requ...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 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 Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Toddlers & Toes
11:00 a.m.
 Toddlers & Toes
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11:00 a.m.
(Tuesdays, September 11, September 25, October 23, November 6, December 4, December 18)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us as we explore music and movement with your toddler. This program is for children ages 1-3 and their caregiver. Toddlers & Toes is offered on select Tuesday mornings from 11:00-11:30.
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Knitters: Knitting group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitters: Knitting group
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Bring your knitting crafts and socialize in the Escalon Library's community room with the Knitters.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Fair Oaks Family Storytime
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Family Sto
Fair Oaks Library
Teen Strategy Game Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 Teen Strategy Game Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.Teen Strategy Game C
Troke Branch Library

Play strategy games such as Chess, Settlers of Catan, Labyrinth & more.  Or bring your card game decks for tournaments. 

NEW GAMES!  NEW TIME!
Crafty Kids: Ornament Decorating
3:30 pm
Crafty Kids: Ornament Decorating
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 3:30 pmCrafty Kids: Ornamen
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Come over and get messy with an interactive craft!
Makerspace
4:00PM
 Makerspace
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:00PM
(9/04/18 9/18/18)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Create with a variety of crafts, art and tech tools. Perler Beads, Magformers, Duct Tapes, crafts, and more! 

Every other Tuesday. Program free for all ages.
S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club
4:00 p.m.
 S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:00 p.m.S.T.E.A.M. Powered K
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Drop-in for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and take home your personal work of science.

For grades 1 through 3, meet us every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. For ...read more
Knitting and Crocheting
4:30 PM
 Knitting and Crocheting
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:30 PMKnitting and Crochet
Weston Ranch Branch Library
*New, Earlier Time*  Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your ...read more
Sewing Basics Class for Teens and Adults
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Sewing Basics Class for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 5:00 - 6:00 PMSewing Basics Class
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Beginning September 11, 2018 the Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every other Tuesday (10/09/18, 10/23/18, 11/06/18, 11/20/18, 12/4/18 & 12/18/18) from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basi...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:00 pmFamily Storytime
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.
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1:30Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library for a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematic) themed craft.
Easy Readers Book Club
2:00pm
 Easy Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades Kindergarten - 2nd grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will reread the book during Book Club, then discuss the book together before doing an activity related to the book.
Troke Knitters
2:00-3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 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
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
3:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 3:15pm
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. 
Lego Club
3:30 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is for all children one and up.  No sign-up or membership required.  Just drop-in and build something cool!  Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make what you want.  All we ask is to share the pieces, help fellow builder, have fun, a...read more
Drag Queen Storytime
3:30 pm
 Drag Queen Storytime
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 3:30 pmDrag Queen Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Read with a very special guest star! 
Family Game Day
4:00-5:00 PM
 Family Game Day
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4:00-5:00 PMFamily Game Day
Fair Oaks Library
Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for Family Game Day! Come play board and card games with friends and family. Each month we'll feature a different type of game.

 
English Conversation Club
4:00 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4:00 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Practice English in a relaxed and friendly place! 
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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.&n...read more
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No Storytime, No Makerspace this week
No Storytime, No Makerspace this week
Thursday, Dec. 20
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library will not be having storytime nor makerspace this week. See you guys when we get back!
Covered California Enrollment
10:00am
 Covered California Enrollment
Thursday, Dec. 20, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
Questions about the new health care coverage options available through Covered California? Certified Covered California representatives will be available to help you for free with Covered California and Medicare enrollment. You can begin the application process, receive an estimate on your monthly p...read more
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 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
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 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
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 20, 10:30 amAll About Baby Story
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.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 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. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 20, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Storytime
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 20, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome!

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutti...read more
Board Game Bonanza
3:00 PM
 Board Game Bonanza
Thursday, Dec. 20, 3:00 PMBoard Game Bonanza
Linden Branch Library
Play Board Games and more at the Linden Branch Library every Thursday after school! We have Jenga, Scrabble, Connect 4, and so much more!
Decorate Ninja Bread Men
3:30 pm
 Decorate Ninja Bread Men
Thursday, Dec. 20, 3:30 pmDecorate Ninja Bread
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Decorate a kick-butt ninja bread man!
LEGO® Building Club
4:00 p.m.
 LEGO® Building Club
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:00 p.m.LEGO® Building C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, drop-in to build and play with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The l...read more
Crosspulse Duo
4:30 p.m.
 Crosspulse Duo
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Crosspulse Duo presents a variety of ensembles to educate and entertain....they make music out of anything and everything. Bending and blending traditional and contemporary music and dance, allowing rhythm to forge connections in unexpected ways.  Don't miss Crosspulse Duo at the Maya ...read more
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Family Storytime
10:15
 Family Storytime
Friday, Dec. 21, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 0-5. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.
Beginners Yoga
12:30 pm
 Beginners Yoga
Friday, Dec. 21, 12:30 pmBeginners Yoga
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Easy to follow yoga for beginners
English Conversation Club
12:30 PM
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 21, 12:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 21, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Dec. 21, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
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! 3:00pm-5:00pm

...read more
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Preschool Storytime
11:00 am
 Preschool Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 22, 11:00 amPreschool Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Read books, sing songs, and spend time with your future bookworm during this family-centered program!<...read more
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 22, 11:30 a.m.Family Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 22, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Dec. 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
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Magic The Gathering
12:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Sunday, Dec. 23, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
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! 12:00-5:00pm

...read more
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Library closes at 5:00pm
 Library closes at 5:00pm
Monday, Dec. 24
Tracy Branch Library
The library will close at 5:00pm today.
English Conversation Club
3:30 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Dec. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Monday of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting November 5, 2018, every Monday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a ...read more
STEAM Mondays
4:00-5:00 PM
 STEAM Mondays
Monday, Dec. 24, 4:00-5:00 PMSTEAM Mondays
Fair Oaks Library
Every STEAM Monday, we'll have activities that focus on different aspects of STEAM. We'll also host guest speakers who will have new and interesting ways to look at the world around us.

STEAM Mondays are the last Monday of the month.
Maker Monday
4:00 pm
 Maker Monday
Monday, Dec. 24, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Explore a wide variety ...read more

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Holiday
 Holiday
Tuesday, Dec. 25,
All Locations
Holiday - All locations closed
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Knitting and Crocheting
4:30 PM
 Knitting and Crocheting
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 4:30 PMKnitting and Crochet
Weston Ranch Branch Library
*New, Earlier Time*  Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your ...read more
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Easy Readers Book Club
2:00pm
 Easy Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades Kindergarten - 2nd grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will reread the book during Book Club, then discuss the book together before doing an activity related to the book.
Troke Knitters
2:00-3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 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
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
3:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3:15pm
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. 
Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3:30 pmFamily Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Read books, sing songs, and spend time with your future bookworm during this family-centered program!<...read more
English Conversation Club
4:00 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 4:00 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Practice English in a relaxed and friendly place! 
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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.&n...read more
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No Storytime, No Makerspace this week
No Storytime, No Makerspace this week
Thursday, Dec. 27
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library will not be having storytime nor makerspace this week. See you guys when we get back!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 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. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Lathrop Storytime
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 27, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome!

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutti...read more
Coloring Club
2:30 p.m.
 Coloring Club
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Coloring is not just for kids.  Join us on the 4th Thursday of every month for Coloring Club at 2:30pm.  Relax and unwind with us at the Cesar Chavez Library.  Coloring utensils and pages provided.
Taste Test Travel
3:30 pm
 Taste Test Travel
Thursday, Dec. 27, 3:30 pmTaste Test Travel
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Try snacks from around the world in Taste Test Travel!
Find Art Fun Time
4:00
 Find Art Fun Time
Thursday, Dec. 27, 4:00Find Art Fun Time
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Find Art Fun Time is for students to have fun creating art with whatever objects and tools are made available on the day. Your imagination is your only limitation.  Come surprise us with your inspired works of art! Come join us every 4th Thursday of the month between 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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Family Storytime
10:15
 Family Storytime
Friday, Dec. 28, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 0-5. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.
Drop-In Tech Help
11:00 - 1:00 pm
 Drop-In Tech Help
Friday, Dec. 28, 11:00 - 1:00 pmDrop-In Tech Help
Arnold Rue Micro Library

Stop by for one-on-one tech a...read more

English Conversation Club
12:30 PM
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 28, 12:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
Anime Cartoon Workshop with Young Rembrandts
3:00 p.m.
Anime Cartoon Workshop with Young Rembrandts
Friday, Dec. 28, 3:00 p.m.Anime Cartoon Worksh
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come explore the world of anime with Young Rembrandts! We will spend each day learning about and drawing cartoons in the anime style. We will learn to create our own original anime characters. We will use a variety of facial expressions and action and movement to illustrate our scenes. Suited for ch...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 28, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
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Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Dec. 28, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
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! 3:00pm-5:00pm

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Lathrop New Year’s Fun Friday
3:30 PM
Lathrop New Year’s Fun Friday
Friday, Dec. 28, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

Lathrop Library presents Fun Friday Builders.  Free activities may include puzzles, interlocking blocks, or crafts. Families and children are welcome!  December 28 highlights New Year's ...read more

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Meditation Group
11:00 am
 Meditation Group
Saturday, Dec. 29, 11:00 amMeditation Group
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Relax and recharge at the Library!
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 29, 11:30 a.m.Family Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 29, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Dec. 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
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Magic The Gathering
12:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Sunday, Dec. 30, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
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! 12:00-5:00pm

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Library closes at 5:00pm
 Library closes at 5:00pm
Monday, Dec. 31
Tracy Branch Library
The library will close at 5:00pm today.
Toddler Stay and Play
10:30-11:00 AM
 Toddler Stay and Play
Monday, Dec. 31, 10:30-11:00 AMToddler Stay and Pla
Fair Oaks Library
Early learning and social development for toddlers! Come for the storybook, stay for the educational activities and social development!

 
English Conversation Club
3:30 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Monday of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting November 5, 2018, every Monday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a ...read more
Maker Monday
4:00 pm
 Maker Monday
Monday, Dec. 31, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Explore a wide variety ...read more

     
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