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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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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
Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.
 

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.<...read more

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
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
Adult Craft - Ceramic Coaster
1:00pm
 Adult Craft - Ceramic Coaster
Saturday, Dec. 1, 1:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Adults only. Get crafty! Design your own ceramic coaster set! All materials supplied.
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.
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 children with...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. 
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. 
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Mighty Meeples - CANCELED
12:00pm
 Mighty Meeples - CANCELED
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/
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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Monday, Dec. 3, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
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!

 
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!
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
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.
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
English Conversation Club
3:30 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m.
(Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm through May 20, 2019)
English Conversation
Troke Branch Library
On Monday of each week, from 3:30-5:00 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a free program, and all English-learners are welcome.The ...read more
Holiday Tree Craft
4:00pm
 Holiday Tree Craft
Monday, Dec. 3, 4:00pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Tis the season to decorate trees with sweet candy Come by as we craft edible trees with sprinkles and candy. All supplies will be provided. All ages are welcomed for this craft. 
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
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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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
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. 
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
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. 
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.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...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.
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
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

Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.

 

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Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Science of Snowflakes
3:30 p.m.
 Science of Snowflakes
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Why are all snowflakes six sided?  How are snowflakes made?  How do I cut a really awesome paper snowflake?  Get answers to all these questions as well as make your very own crystal snowflake to take home and watch grow as we study the science of snowflakes!
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.
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.
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
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.
 
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
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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
Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 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 wi...read more

Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
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.

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
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
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
Coloring Club
4:30-5:30 PM
 Coloring Club
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4:30-5:30 PMColoring Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library

Like puzzles?  Like coloring?  Get the best of both and come and color a winter themed puzzle.  All supplies are included in this fre...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!
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!
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
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
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. 
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 books to win.  Come and have fun and meet new people.  
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!
Teen Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Day
Thursday, Dec. 6, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Teens only! Play video games and board games, watch teen movies. 
Gingerbread House Decorating
3:30PM
 Gingerbread House Decorating
Thursday, Dec. 6, 3:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Children 18 and under can decorate a gingerbread house using frosting and candy.

This is a free event. All supplies will be provided.

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
Books in the Barnyard
4:00 p.m.
 Books in the Barnyard
Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:00 p.m.Books in the Barnyar
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come practice your reading skills with a friend from Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary!
 

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.<...read more

Crafty Thursdays-Ugly Sweater Ornaments
4:00-5:30 PM
Crafty Thursdays-Ugly Sweater Ornaments
Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:00-5:30 PMCrafty Thursdays-Ugl
Fair Oaks Library

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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
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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

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.
Teen & Tween Anime Club: Anime Buttons
3:00-4:30 PM
Teen & Tween Anime Club: Anime Buttons
Friday, Dec. 7, 3:00-4:30 PMTeen & Tween Anime C
Fair Oaks Library

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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
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Fantabulous Fridays~Jingle Bell Jewelry
3:30-4:30 PM
Fantabulous Fridays~Jingle Bell Jewelry
Friday, Dec. 7, 3:30-4:30 PMFantabulous Fridays~
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Adult Crafting Hour!  Join us and make your own Jingle Bell earrings and bracelet.  Or if you're not into wearing jewelry, you can make as a gift to give!  All supplies are included in this free program.
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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
Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.
 

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.<...read more

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 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
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.
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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Monday, Dec. 10, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
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!
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
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.
Reading with a Stockton Heat Player
3:30p.m.
Reading with a Stockton Heat Player
Monday, Dec. 10, 3:30p.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
A Stockton Heat Ice Hockey player will be at the branch to read a book, take some selfies, and help with an activity or craft!  Hope you can join us for the fun!
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
English Conversation Club
3:30 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m.
(Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm through May 20, 2019)
English Conversation
Troke Branch Library
On Monday of each week, from 3:30-5:00 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a free program, and all English-learners are welcome.The ...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. 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
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.
Dewey Decimal Day Celebration
4:00 pm
 Dewey Decimal Day Celebration
Monday, Dec. 10, 4:00 pmDewey Decimal Day Ce
Mountain House Branch Library
December 10th is Dewey Decimal System Day! Melvil Dewey first introduced the system in 1876, & libraries have been using it ever since!  What's your favorite Dewey call number? Who is Melvil Dewey you say?  Why is he important to the library?   Learn a little bit about li...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
San Joaquin Ringers Handbell Concert
6:00 pm
San Joaquin Ringers Handbell Concert
Monday, Dec. 10, 6:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Join us for a Holiday Handbell Concert with the San Joaquin Ringers on Monday, December 20 at 6:00 pm.
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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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
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. 
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. 
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 Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
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

Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.

 

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Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
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
Holiday Puppet Show
3:30 p.m.
 Holiday Puppet Show
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Take a break from the hustle and bustle for a puppet show featuring the Puppet Art Theater and their holiday version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
Fun, free and for the whole family!
Lego Club
4:00-5:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4:00-5:00PM
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!!
STEAM Program - Makey Makey Pianos
4:00pm
STEAM Program - Makey Makey Pianos
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4:00pmSTEAM Program - Make
Mountain House Branch Library
If you are 7 years and older please sign up to join us for this fun STEAM program.  The SJ County Office of Education will be teaching participants how to make Pianos out of their computers using a Makey Makey, an electronic board that turns ordinary things, like bananas and playdough into comp...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
Junior Science Lab
4:00 p.m.
 Junior Science Lab
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4:00 p.m.Junior Science Lab
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Junior scientists, hold onto your lab coats as we dive into adventures with S.T.E.A.M. - ...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
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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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
Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 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 wi...read more

Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
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
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
Wall-E Movie Screening
3:30 pm
 Wall-E Movie Screening
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 3:30 pmWall-E Movie Screeni
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Pop some popcorn and enjoy this Pixar film!
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
Holiday Ornaments
4:00pm
 Holiday Ornaments
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4:00pmHoliday Ornaments
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come by and decorate your very own tree ornament to take home. Paint it, glitter it, fill it up and take it to hang on your tree. All supplies will be provided. All ages are welcomed for this craft. 
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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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
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
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
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. 
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!
Teen Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Day
Thursday, Dec. 13, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Teens only! Play video games and board games, watch teen movies. 
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!
Afternoon Tea and Coloring
3:30 p.m.
 Afternoon Tea and Coloring
Thursday, Dec. 13, 3:30 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!
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

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
Papira Paper Workshop: Christmas Wreaths
4:00-5:30 PM
Papira Paper Workshop: Christmas Wreaths
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:00-5:30 PMPapira Paper Worksho
Fair Oaks Library

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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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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
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
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.
Tile Painting
6:00 p.m.
 Tile Painting
Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:00 p.m.Tile Painting
Troke Branch Library

Create a tile design with permanent markers, then dab with a solution to make a beautiful art piece to use as a coaster or decoration.

Limit 25 participants: arrive early to get a spot.
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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
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.
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
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 with a Stockton Heat Player
3:30p.m.
Reading with a Stockton Heat Player
Friday, Dec. 14, 3:30p.m.Reading with a Stock
Fair Oaks Library
A Stockton Heat Ice Hockey player will be at the branch to read a book, take some selfies, and help with an activity or craft!  Hope you can join us for the fun!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Screening
3:30 pm
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Screening
Friday, Dec. 14, 3:30 pmHow the Grinch Stole
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Pop some popcorn and enjoy this holiday classic!
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
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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

Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m.Family Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.
 

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.<...read more

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
Holiday Wreaths with Victoria Davila
1:00-3:30 PM
Holiday Wreaths with Victoria Davila
Saturday, Dec. 15, 1:00-3:30 PMHoliday Wreaths with
Weston Ranch Branch Library

Join local craft expert, Victoria, as she demonstrates how to make a variety of wreaths made out of unique mater...read more


Holiday Crafts
2:00 pm
 Holiday Crafts
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Join us for: Felt Trees, Popsicle Art, Sle...read more

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/
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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Monday, Dec. 17, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
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!
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
English Conversation Club
3:30 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m.
(Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm through May 20, 2019)
English Conversation
Troke Branch Library
On Monday of each week, from 3:30-5:00 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a free program, and all English-learners are welcome.The ...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
Kwanzaa Kinaras
4:00-5:00 PM
 Kwanzaa Kinaras
Monday, Dec. 17, 4:00-5:00 PMKwanzaa Kinaras
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and learn all about the holiday Kwanzaa, then stay and make your own kinaras to help celebrate Kwanzaa.  All ages welcome, all supplies are included in this free program.
Magician Brian Scott
4:00pm
 Magician Brian Scott
Monday, Dec. 17, 4:00pmMagician Brian Scott
Mountain House Branch Library
Brian Scott has entertained audiences for over 20 years.  His show is highly interactive combining magic, comedy and pure fun for the whole family.  Hope you can join us for his exciting show on December 17, 2018, at 4:00pm.
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
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
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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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
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. 
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. 
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.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
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

Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.

 

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Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Holiday Craft: Book Folding Hedgehog
3:30 pm
Holiday Craft: Book Folding Hedgehog
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Fold a book into a cute little 3D hedgehog who can sit on your shelf looking adorable. All supplies will be provided. No signup necessary. Suitable for ages 10 and up.

 
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!
Kindness Club
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Kindness Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
The purpose of Kindness club is to give back to the community.

This month we will be making dog toys for the Stockton Animal Shelter.
Junior Science Lab
4:00 p.m.
 Junior Science Lab
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:00 p.m.Junior Science Lab
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Junior scientists, hold onto your lab coats as we dive into adventures with S.T.E.A.M. - ...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
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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
Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 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 wi...read more

Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
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! 
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! 
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.

 
Coloring Club
4:30-5:30 PM
 Coloring Club
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4:30-5:30 PMColoring Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library

Color your own fabric holiday ornament, stuff it, and sew it together!  Perfect to display on a tree or to give as a gift.  All suppl...read more

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!
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
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
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. 
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!
Teen Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Day
Thursday, Dec. 20, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Teens only! Play video games and board games, watch teen movies. 
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® Club
4:00 p.m.
 LEGO® Club
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:00 p.m.LEGO® Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Anything is possible with LEGO®.  We’ll bring the bricks, you supply the imagination.

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets....read more
Crafty Thursdays-Foam Gingerbread Houses
4:00-5:30 PM
Crafty Thursdays-Foam Gingerbread Houses
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:00-5:30 PMCrafty Thursdays-Foa
Fair Oaks Library

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Sweet Treat Cups
4:00pm
 Sweet Treat Cups
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:00pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Do you have a sweet tooth? Come by as we make holiday theme cups with sweets to fill them in. All ages are welcomed for this craft. All supplies will be provided. 
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.
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.
Beginners Yoga
12:30 pm
 Beginners Yoga
Friday, Dec. 21, 12:30 pmBeginners Yoga
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Easy to follow yoga for beginners
Kid’s Trivia Day
3:00-4:00 PM
 Kid’s Trivia Day
Friday, Dec. 21, 3:00-4:00 PMKid’s Trivia D
Fair Oaks Library

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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
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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
Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.
 

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.<...read more

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
Dance Class with Juan Aranda
1pm
 Dance Class with Juan Aranda
Saturday, Dec. 22, 1pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Would you like to learn how to dance? Come join us as instructor Juan Aranda demonstrates and teaches how to dance to Latin music. Teens and Adults program. This program is free program to attend. 
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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.
Library closes at 5:00pm.
 Library closes at 5:00pm.
Monday, Dec. 24
Mountain House Branch Library
Lathrop Closed Dec. 24
 Lathrop Closed Dec. 24
Monday, Dec. 24,
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop & the LGC building will be closed all day on Dec. 24.  Please use any of our other SSJCPL locations.
Library Closing Early
5:00pm
 Library Closing Early
Monday, Dec. 24, 5:00pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
The library will be closing at 5:00pm on this day.
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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
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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
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
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 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
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 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 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. 
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.
Teen Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Day
Thursday, Dec. 27, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Teens only! Play video games and board games, watch teen movies. 
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
3:30 PM
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
Thursday, Dec. 27, 3:30 PMRescue Readers Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a book or borrow one of ours and read to a furry friend!  Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary brings a different farm animal each month, perfect for you or your child to become aquainted with a farm animal they might not normally come into contact with.  All ages welcome.
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!
Adult Coloring for Relaxation
4:00-5:30 PM
 Adult Coloring for Relaxation
Thursday, Dec. 27, 4:00-5:30 PMAdult Coloring for R
Fair Oaks Library

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Find Art Fun
4:00 p.m.
 Find Art Fun
Thursday, Dec. 27, 4:00 p.m.Find Art Fun
Cesar Chavez Central Library
 Art without limits!  Have fun creating art using whatever objects and tools are available!
Unwinding for Adults
6:00 p.m.
 Unwinding for Adults
Thursday, Dec. 27, 6:00 p.m.Unwinding for Adults
Troke Branch Library
Too much excitement for you during the holidays? Enjoy quiet, relaxing activities; sip some tea, and unwind by putting together a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, or coloring beautiful pictures with colored pencils, markers, or gel pens. 
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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.
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
...read more
Anime Cartoon Workshop with Young Rembrandts
3:30 p.m
Anime Cartoon Workshop with Young Rembrandts
Friday, Dec. 28, 3:30 p.mAnime 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
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
Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.
 

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.<...read more

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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Library closes at 5:00pm
 Library closes at 5:00pm
Monday, Dec. 31
Tracy Branch Library
The library will close at 5:00pm today.
Library closes at 5:00pm.
 Library closes at 5:00pm.
Monday, Dec. 31
Mountain House Branch Library
Lathrop Closed Dec. 31
 Lathrop Closed Dec. 31
Monday, Dec. 31,
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop & the LGC building will be closed all day on Dec. 31.  Please use any of our other SSJCPL locations.
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Monday, Dec. 31, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
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!

 
STEAM Mondays
4:00-5:00 PM
 STEAM Mondays
Monday, Dec. 31, 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.
     
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