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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
1:00pm
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 1:00pm
Stribley Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Stribley Branch Library/Community Center starting Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1pm to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, ev...read more
Parent Cafe
1:30
 Parent Cafe
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 1:30
(Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17)

Tracy Branch Library
Free Giveaways! Free Refreshments!/Premios y Rifas! Gratis! Refrescos, Gratis! 

At the Parent Cafe, we share ideas and information that help us take care of ourselves, raise confident children, and build positive relationships with our children./En el Cafe de Padres, compartimos info...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematrics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 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
Dr. Seuss Day
3:00 p.m.
 Dr. Seuss Day
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 3:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday early! Parents and children alike are welcome visit the Escalon library-turned grove of Truffula trees and create their own Cat in the Hat hat. Stop by the planting station outside to plant your very own seed which you can take home and watch grow. The events ...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.
Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm January 4-May 17, 2017. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available for students ...read more
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break ...read more
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:30pm
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
MakerSpace for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 MakerSpace for Kids
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
MakerSpace for Kids is a drop-in program where kids age 8 and up can explore and create freely. We have laptops that can be used to paint, to code, to practice typing, and more. Art materials will be available as well as basic and not-so-basic craft supplies. Also, the 3D printer will be running dur...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials. All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.



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Let’s Chat Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 4:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
Multicultural Music from Around the World
4:00PM
Multicultural Music from Around the World
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Learn about musical instruments around the world! Children's will get a chance to play along on Mexican maracas, Spanish castanets, Bolivian goat hooves, and more! All with the help of volunteers from the audience!!!
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 4:15pm
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.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Advanced Readers Book Club
5:00pm
 Advanced Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Advanced Readers Book Club is for students in grades 5th-7th grades.  A book is given to each student once every two weeks which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together at book club and do an activity related to the boook.  Sponsored by Mountain House Frien...read more
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
10:00am
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Thursday, Mar. 2, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Tracy Branch Library starting Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10am to 7pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Thursday, up to ...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 2, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10:00, Feb.1 - May 18, 2017)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursdays, from Febuary 1 - May 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime for age...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Branch Library is hosting Toddler and Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy great stories, crafts and playtime. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 2, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 2, 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
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 2, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time "Dr. Seuss"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Dr. Seuss"
Thursday, Mar. 2, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
Path to the Future: What to Wear to An Interview
3:30-5:00PM
Path to the Future: What to Wear to An Interview
Thursday, Mar. 2, 3:30-5:00PM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
We are offering up to 20 teens the opportunity to participate in a series of 8 workshops that will develop leadership skills, discuss college and career information, hear motivational speakers, and meet local community leaders that can answer their question and provide one-on-one mentorships.
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Microscope Exploration
4:00-5:00pm & 5:15-6:15pm
 Microscope Exploration
Thursday, Mar. 2, 4:00-5:00pm & 5:15-6:15pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, March 2 2017, at 4:00-5:00pm and 5:15-6:15pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents " Microscope exploration".

In this class you will use a microscope to look at things as tiny as the cells in a leaf to the wings of an insect. You will also learn how to properly use a...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, Mar. 2, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Mar. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Want to create or invent your own arts, crafts and tech projects? Drop by the Escalon Branch Library's Makerspace program from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m on Thursdays. Each participant will have access to a variety of arts, crats and tech materials to work with. Ages 10 and older are welcome. 
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Mar. 3, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
Friday, Mar. 3, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic mouse movements such as how to click on or select objects. The class allows plenty of time for practicing so students can become comfortable using a computer mouse.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are ...read more
MakerSpace at the Troke Library
3:00-4:30pm
 MakerSpace at the Troke Library
Friday, Mar. 3, 3:00-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Fridays, starting on January 13- March 31, 2017, at 3:00- 4:30 pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents MakerSpace.

This program is designed to encourage children to create, learn and explore computer coding, electronics, circuit boards, arts and more.

The program is designed...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Mar. 3, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
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Teen FAQs: ACT Practice Test
8:30am
 Teen FAQs: ACT Practice Test
Saturday, Mar. 4, 8:30amTeen FAQs: ACT Pract
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. 
Do you need to take the ACT for college admissions? Practice first! Take a full length practice exam at the library, receive your score, and you will learn where to best focus your studies. Space is limited to 40 students. You can register in pers...read more

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Saturday, Mar. 4, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions. Walk-ins, no appointment.
On Mondays, 12 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm, beginning January 23rd until April 10th.
Must have the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
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Munch a Bunch of Reading Medal Books
10:30am
Munch a Bunch of Reading Medal Books
Saturday, Mar. 4, 10:30am
Linden Branch Library
During storytime on this day there will be an opportunity for the young audience to vote on one of 5 picturebooks they believe should be awarded the California Young Reader Medal! Bring your child(ren) so they can cast their vote while hearing some wonderful books.
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Mar. 4, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Science Saturday: Cup Towers
12:00 p.m.
 Science Saturday: Cup Towers
Saturday, Mar. 4, 12:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
It is the first Saturday of the month, which means it is time for another Science Saturday at the Escalon Library! Time to put your building skills to the test! Work in teams and compete against each other, the clock, and gravity to build the tallest tower made entirely out of cups. The team that ha...read more
Quilling Paper for Beginners
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Quilling Paper for Beginners
Saturday, Mar. 4, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Learn the amazing art of quilling paper. This artistic paper craft is fun to do and beautiful to see.

Limited to 20 participants, ages 8 and up. Please sign up at the Reference Desk to save your spot. 

All materials will be provided.
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Mar. 4, 3:00pm-4:30pm
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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Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
Monday, Mar. 6, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time: • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Thursday January 5, 2017 from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday January 12
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Monday, Mar. 6, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions. Walk-ins, no appointment.
On Mondays, 12 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm, beginning January 23rd until April 10th.

Must have the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Mar. 6, 3:00 pm
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.

No book club Monday, March 27.
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Mar. 6, 3:30
Tracy 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.

No Monday book club on Mar 27. 
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Monday, Mar. 6, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.
Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm January 4-May 17, 2017. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available for students ...read more
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Mar. 6, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and build something new and extraordinary! We will provide supplies such as Makerspace or Builderspace activities.

Alternates between builderspace (Legos, Lincoln Logs, etc.) and makerspace (crafts, scicen...read more
Autistic Lego play Group
5 pm
 Autistic Lego play Group
Monday, Mar. 6, 5 pm
(Mondays, January 9, 5 p.m., February 6, 5 p.m., March 6, 5 p.m., April 3, 5 p.m., May 8, 5 p.m.)
Autistic Lego play G
Tracy Branch Library
First 15 sign up, we ask that caregiver stay with participants.
Estate Planning Seminar
6:00 p.m.
 Estate Planning Seminar
Monday, Mar. 6, 6:00 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Estate planning attorney Julie Richardson will present this free and easy-to-understand seminar. Learn how trusts and wills can ensure your assets are distributed the way you choose. In...read more
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Mar. 6, 6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
10:00am
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 10:00am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Chavez Branch Library starting Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10am to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Tuesday, up to A...read more
Genealogy Helpers
10:00 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 10:00 am
(First and last Tuesdays of each month, 10 am - 1 pm)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month, 10 am til 1 pm.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the ...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children.
Book Discussion Group
10:30 am
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 10:30 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion.  Our selection for March is The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith. When Tom Ripley is offered a handsome reward to go to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, he accepts and soon finds himself living the good life in Naples with Dickie. An obsession blo...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 11:15 am
(Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome! 
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share your techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.at the Escalon Branch Library. This group welcomes knitters of all skills.
Great Valley Museum: Owl Pellets
3:30 p.m.
Great Valley Museum: Owl Pellets
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come to this special program presented by the Great Valley Museum! Children, learn about owls and predator-prey relationships. Dissect and identify the bones of owls' pre...read more

Game Day
4:00pm
 Game Day
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 4:00pmGame Day
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders.
Do you like food? We have it! Do you like games? We'll provide a selection of video games, card games, and board games and you're welcome to bring your own games, too. Come hang out with us at the library! First Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm.<...read more
Lego Building Days @ Stribley
5:00-6:00 PM
 Lego Building Days @ Stribley
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 5:00-6:00 PMLego Building Days @
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Days! Builders of all ages are welcome for an hour of Lego building fun. You can build to this week's theme, our challenge model, or free-build whatever you can come up wit...read more
Lego Building Days @ Stribley
5:00-6:45 pm
 Lego Building Days @ Stribley
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 5:00-6:45 pmLego Building Days @
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Days! Builders of all ages are welcome for an hour of Lego building fun. You can build to this week's theme, our challenge model, or free-build whatever you can come up wit...read more
Adult Coloring Club
5:30 p.m.
 Adult Coloring Club
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come and color with us at the Escalon Branch Library on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.  Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as coloring pencils and canyons will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
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Caregivers College
12 p.m.
 Caregivers College
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 12 p.m.
(Wednesday March 8, 12 p.m.,Wednesday May 10, 12 p.m., Wednesday July 12, 12 p.m., Wednesday September 13, 12 p.m., Wednesday November 8, 12 p.m.)
Caregivers College
Tracy Branch Library
Attend a free seminar to gain resources and practical information for yourself, or to help you become a better caregiver. To register visit hospiceheart.org or call 209 578 6300
Free Lunch Provided.
March 8
May 10
July 12
September 13
November 8
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
1:00pm
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 1:00pm
Stribley Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Stribley Branch Library/Community Center starting Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1pm to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, ev...read more
Parent Cafe
1:30
 Parent Cafe
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 1:30
(Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17)

Tracy Branch Library
Free Giveaways! Free Refreshments!/Premios y Rifas! Gratis! Refrescos, Gratis! 

At the Parent Cafe, we share ideas and information that help us take care of ourselves, raise confident children, and build positive relationships with our children./En el Cafe de Padres, compartimos info...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematrics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 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 Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.
Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm January 4-May 17, 2017. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available for students ...read more
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break ...read more
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:30pm
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 3:30 p.m.LEGO Club for Kids
Ripon Branch Library
Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative afternoon activity ...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials. All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.



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Let’s Chat Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 4:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Free Kids and Teens Art Classes with Art Expressions of San Joaquin
4 pm
Free Kids and Teens Art Classes with Art Expressions of San Joaquin
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 4 pm
(Thursdays, February 8 & 22, March 8, 15 & 22)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Kids and teens ages 8-15 will spend five sessions learning drawing techniques with markers and colored pencils. Local artist Matthew Blacconiere will help students build their confidence and learn to see the world with an artist's eye. 

Limit 12 participants. Sign up in person at...read more
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 4:15pm
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.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library

Beginner's level yoga and Pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Mar. 9, 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
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
10:00am
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Thursday, Mar. 9, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Tracy Branch Library starting Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10am to 7pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Thursday, up to ...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 9, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10:00, Feb.1 - May 18, 2017)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursdays, from Febuary 1 - May 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime for age...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Branch Library is hosting Toddler and Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy great stories, crafts and playtime. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 9, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 9, 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
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 9, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time "Dogs"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Dogs"
Thursday, Mar. 9, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
Awesome Air Pressure at the Maya Angelou Library
3:30 p.m.
Awesome Air Pressure at the Maya Angelou Library
Thursday, Mar. 9, 3:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Awesome Air Pressure. Science Wizard Jordan Reading returns to the Library for another exciting program. Experience the awesome power of air an...read more
Path to the Future: How to Interview
3:30-5:00PM
Path to the Future: How to Interview
Thursday, Mar. 9, 3:30-5:00PM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
We are offering up to 20 teens the opportunity to participate in a series of 8 workshops that will develop leadership skills, discuss college and career information, hear motivational speakers, and meet local community leaders that can answer their question and provide one-on-one mentorships.
<...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, Mar. 9, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Mar. 9, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Want to create or invent your own arts, crafts and tech projects? Drop by the Escalon Branch Library's Makerspace program from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m on Thursdays. Each participant will have access to a variety of arts, crats and tech materials to work with. Ages 10 and older are welcome. 
Music With Horatio
4:00 pm
 Music With Horatio
Thursday, Mar. 9, 4:00 pm
(Thursdays, January 12 and March 9 at 4pm)

Tracy Branch Library
Come check out Tracy musician Horatio Monroe in a special concert just for kids! Kids will explore instruments and make a simple percussion instrument. K-5th grade; parents and siblings welcome. 

LISTEN: Ho...read more
Teen "Build a Robot" Event
6 p.m.
 Teen "Build a Robot" Event
Thursday, Mar. 9, 6 p.m.
Troke Branch Library

Celebrate Teen Tech Week with an exciting S.T.E.A.M program!  Teens will work in teams building & testing simple mini robots!  Ages 13-17.  All materials supplied by the library.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Mar. 10, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
Friday, Mar. 10, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic methods for searching the Internet to find the information and resources they need.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices.
MakerSpace at the Troke Library
3:00-4:30pm
 MakerSpace at the Troke Library
Friday, Mar. 10, 3:00-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Fridays, starting on January 13- March 31, 2017, at 3:00- 4:30 pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents MakerSpace.

This program is designed to encourage children to create, learn and explore computer coding, electronics, circuit boards, arts and more.

The program is designed...read more
Fabulous Fridays at the Maya Angelou Library
3:30 p.m.
Fabulous Fridays at the Maya Angelou Library
Friday, Mar. 10, 3:30 p.m.
(2nd Friday of the month, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12 @ 3:30 p.m.)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Fabulous Fridays at 3:00 p.m., on the second Friday of the month. Come start your weekend off with a Fabulous Friday! Enjoy fun games and activities at the Library. Children of all ages are welcome!Fabulous Fridays meets on the following Fridays at 3:00 p.m.:* Fe...read more
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Saturday, Mar. 11, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions. Walk-ins, no appointment.
On Mondays, 12 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm, beginning January 23rd until April 10th.
Must have the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
...read more
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Mar. 11, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Adult book club
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Adult book club
Saturday, Mar. 11, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Teen Movie Day
1:00 pm
 Teen Movie Day
Saturday, Mar. 11, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Watch a movie picked out by your TLC (Teen Library Council).
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Mar. 11, 3:00pm-4:30pm
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
3:00--4:30 pm
 Paws for Reading
Saturday, Mar. 11, 3:00--4:30 pm
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 dog related craft.
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Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
Monday, Mar. 13, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time: • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Thursday January 5, 2017 from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday January 12
...read more
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Monday, Mar. 13, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions. Walk-ins, no appointment.
On Mondays, 12 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm, beginning January 23rd until April 10th.

Must have the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
...read more
Book to Art Club
1:00 PM
 Book to Art Club
Monday, Mar. 13, 1:00 PM
Linden Branch Library
Enjoy light refreshments, book discussion, and an art project based on the book's themes. Art supplies will be provided.
 
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Mar. 13, 3:30
Tracy 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.

No Monday book club on Mar 27. 
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Monday, Mar. 13, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.
Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm January 4-May 17, 2017. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available for students ...read more
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Mar. 13, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and build something new and extraordinary! We will provide supplies such as Makerspace or Builderspace activities.

Alternates between builderspace (Legos, Lincoln Logs, etc.) and makerspace (crafts, scicen...read more
Community Coloring Craze Program
4:30pm
Community Coloring Craze Program
Monday, Mar. 13, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Coloring, it's not just for kids anymore. It's fun and relaxing for the whole family. Express your creativity while helping us color bookmarks, postcards and a poster to display on the wall at our Community Coloring Craze Program.  All supplies will be provi...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm--7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Mar. 13, 5:00 pm--7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Volunteers from Mountain House Youth Action Committee (YAC) are in the library to provide tutoring help for elementary school students in 1st-8th grades. Students wanting help should drop in--help is available on a first-come, first-served basis--and bring their homework with them.
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Mar. 13, 6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
10:00am
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 10:00am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Chavez Branch Library starting Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10am to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Tuesday, up to A...read more
Munch a Bunch of Reading Medal Books
10:15am
Munch a Bunch of Reading Medal Books
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 10:15am
Troke Branch Library
During storytime on this day there will be an opportunity for the young audience to vote on one of 5 picturebooks they believe should be awarded the California Young Reader Medal! Bring your child(ren) so they can cast their vote while hearing some wonderful books.
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children.
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 11:15 am
(Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome! 
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share your techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.at the Escalon Branch Library. This group welcomes knitters of all skills.
STEAM Powered Kids Club
3:30 p.m.
 STEAM Powered Kids Club
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's build STEAM! Kids and caregivers, come join us for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Have fun e...read more
Social Security and You
4:00-5:00 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 4:00-5:00 p.m.Social Security and
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and You. A representative from the Stockton Social Security Administration will be here to review the programs offered by Social Security such as Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), M...read more
Reader’s Choice Teen Book Group
4:00-5:00
Reader’s Choice Teen Book Group
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 4:00-5:00
Ripon Branch Library
Each meeting we decide as a group what type of book we will read and discuss the next meeting. Then we each choose our own title to fit the criteria. Then we meet again to discuss why we choose what we read, what we liked or disliked, themes...and choose a new topic. Feel free to join at an...read more
Teen STEAM: Rubber Band Racer Contest
4:00pm
Teen STEAM: Rubber Band Racer Contest
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 4:00pmTeen STEAM: Rubber B
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders. Design and build your own rubber band powered race car. Race with other participants to see which car goes the farthest.
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego club and let your imagination go wild!! Build something new every other week based on the featured theme. We'll provide the Legos!!
Adult Coloring Club
5:30 p.m.
 Adult Coloring Club
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come and color with us at the Escalon Branch Library on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.  Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as coloring pencils and canyons will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
1:00pm
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 1:00pm
Stribley Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Stribley Branch Library/Community Center starting Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1pm to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, ev...read more
Parent Cafe
1:30
 Parent Cafe
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 1:30
(Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17)

Tracy Branch Library
Free Giveaways! Free Refreshments!/Premios y Rifas! Gratis! Refrescos, Gratis! 

At the Parent Cafe, we share ideas and information that help us take care of ourselves, raise confident children, and build positive relationships with our children./En el Cafe de Padres, compartimos info...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematrics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 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
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.
Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm January 4-May 17, 2017. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available for students ...read more
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break ...read more
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:30pm
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
MakerSpace for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 MakerSpace for Kids
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
MakerSpace for Kids is a drop-in program where kids age 8 and up can explore and create freely. We have laptops that can be used to paint, to code, to practice typing, and more. Art materials will be available as well as basic and not-so-basic craft supplies. Also, the 3D printer will be running dur...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials. All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.



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Let’s Chat Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 4:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
Free Kids and Teens Art Classes with Art Expressions of San Joaquin
4 pm
Free Kids and Teens Art Classes with Art Expressions of San Joaquin
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 4 pm
(Thursdays, February 8 & 22, March 8, 15 & 22)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Kids and teens ages 8-15 will spend five sessions learning drawing techniques with markers and colored pencils. Local artist Matthew Blacconiere will help students build their confidence and learn to see the world with an artist's eye. 

Limit 12 participants. Sign up in person at...read more
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 4:15pm
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.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Lawyers in the Library
4:30 p.m.
 Lawyers in the Library
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 4:30 p.m.
(Wednesdays, March 15, 4:30 p.m, June 21, 4:30 p.m., September 20, 4:30 p.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
Lawyers in the Library is a free public legal clinic presented by the San Joaquin County Bar Association. Licensed, practicing attorneys (who are in good standing with the State Bar...read more
Advanced Readers Book Club
5:00pm
 Advanced Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Advanced Readers Book Club is for students in grades 5th-7th grades.  A book is given to each student once every two weeks which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together at book club and do an activity related to the boook.  Sponsored by Mountain House Frien...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library

Beginner's level yoga and Pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
10:00am
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Thursday, Mar. 16, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Tracy Branch Library starting Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10am to 7pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Thursday, up to ...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 16, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10:00, Feb.1 - May 18, 2017)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursdays, from Febuary 1 - May 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime for age...read more
Storytime: Leprechaun Mayhem!
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime: Leprechaun Mayhem!
Thursday, Mar. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Leprechauns have been causing trouble at the Escalon Library! Now it is up to the children at Preschool Storytime to help catch them.

Come enjoy stories and movement before the hunt begins. Who knows? Maybe we will even find their pot of gold...
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Branch Library is hosting Toddler and Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy great stories, crafts and playtime. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 16, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 16, 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
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 16, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Computers Q and A / E Books
11:30 am
 Computers Q and A / E Books
Thursday, Mar. 16, 11:30 am
Tracy Branch Library
Lathrop Story Time "St. Patrick’s Day"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Story Time "St. Patrick’s Day"
Thursday, Mar. 16, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
 
Teen Craft Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Craft Day
Thursday, Mar. 16, 3:00 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Join the TLC (Teen Library Council) for a craft day on March 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
The time will be dedicated to creating Spring or Easter crafts.
Path to the Future: Community Day
3:30-5:00PM
Path to the Future: Community Day
Thursday, Mar. 16, 3:30-5:00PM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
We are offering up to 20 teens the opportunity to participate in a series of 8 workshops that will develop leadership skills, discuss college and career information, hear motivational speakers, and meet local community leaders that can answer their question and provide one-on-one mentorships.
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Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, Mar. 16, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
Tween Book Club
4 pm
 Tween Book Club
Thursday, Mar. 16, 4 pm
(January 19, 4 p.m., February 16, 4 p.m., March 16, 4 p.m. April 20, 4 p.m., May 18, 4, p.m., )
Tween Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Meeting every 3rd Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.  Grades 5
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Mar. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Want to create or invent your own arts, crafts and tech projects? Drop by the Escalon Branch Library's Makerspace program from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m on Thursdays. Each participant will have access to a variety of arts, crats and tech materials to work with. Ages 10 and older are welcome. 
San Joaquin Genealogical Society
5:45 - 7:45 p.m.
San Joaquin Genealogical Society
Thursday, Mar. 16, 5:45 - 7:45 p.m.San Joaquin Genealog
Troke Branch Library
Monthy meeting of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society.

VISITORS ARE WELCOME!
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Mar. 17, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, Mar. 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
On the third Friday of each month, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the Troke Branch Library presents Free Basic Computer Class: Basic Email. Those with little computer experience are encouraged to join this class. Learn how to create an email account, as well as send and receive emails. No reservation...read more
MakerSpace at the Troke Library
3:00-4:30pm
 MakerSpace at the Troke Library
Friday, Mar. 17, 3:00-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Fridays, starting on January 13- March 31, 2017, at 3:00- 4:30 pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents MakerSpace.

This program is designed to encourage children to create, learn and explore computer coding, electronics, circuit boards, arts and more.

The program is designed...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Mar. 17, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
Blarney Stones and Lucky Charms
3:30 p.m.
 Blarney Stones and Lucky Charms
Friday, Mar. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Celebrate St. Patrick's day with a bit of luck and the gift of the gab as you create your own Blarney stone and St. Patrick's themed necklace or bracelet.

Refreshments will be provided. Supplies limited.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Saturday, Mar. 18, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions. Walk-ins, no appointment.
On Mondays, 12 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm, beginning January 23rd until April 10th.
Must have the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
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Genealogy Workshop: How Libraries Can Help With Family Research
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Genealogy Workshop: How Libraries Can Help With Family Research
Saturday, Mar. 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Genealogy Workshop:
Troke Branch Library
Many genealogical records are available from your local library. Learn where to find and how to use old City Directories, microfilm of local newspapers, and genealogy books. The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library provides free access to Ancestry.com while in the library.

The main ...read more
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Mar. 18, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Adult Book Club
11:00 am
 Adult Book Club
Saturday, Mar. 18, 11:00 am
Tracy Branch Library
Pokemon Trading Card Game Club
1:00pm
 Pokemon Trading Card Game Club
Saturday, Mar. 18, 1:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Love Pokemon?  Join other Pokemon fans to learn more, trade cards, and have FUN on March 7th, beginning at 1:00pm.
Kids Anime Movie
1:30 pm
 Kids Anime Movie
Saturday, Mar. 18, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
On March, 18th, at 1:30 p.m., the Manteca Library presents Kid's Anime Movie. Come join the fun of watching an anime film and enjoying snacks with your family and friends. At the end of the showing, participants will...read more
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Mar. 18, 3:00pm-4:30pm
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 4 Reading
3:00
 Paws 4 Reading
Saturday, Mar. 18, 3:00
(Saturday January 21, 3 p.m., Saturday February 18, 3 p.m., Saturday March 18, 3 p.m., Saturday April 15, 3 p.m., Saturday May 20, 3 p.m.)
Paws 4 Reading
Tracy Branch Library
Raising self-esteem for children as they master reading skills.
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Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
Monday, Mar. 20, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time: • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Thursday January 5, 2017 from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday January 12
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Monday, Mar. 20, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions. Walk-ins, no appointment.
On Mondays, 12 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm, beginning January 23rd until April 10th.

Must have the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
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Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Mar. 20, 3:30
Tracy 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.

No Monday book club on Mar 27. 
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Monday, Mar. 20, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.
Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm January 4-May 17, 2017. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available for students ...read more
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Mar. 20, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and build something new and extraordinary! We will provide supplies such as Makerspace or Builderspace activities.

Alternates between builderspace (Legos, Lincoln Logs, etc.) and makerspace (crafts, scicen...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm--7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Mar. 20, 5:00 pm--7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Volunteers from Mountain House Youth Action Committee (YAC) are in the library to provide tutoring help for elementary school students in 1st-8th grades. Students wanting help should drop in--help is available on a first-come, first-served basis--and bring their homework with them.
Immigration Q and A
5:30 p.m.
 Immigration Q and A
Monday, Mar. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Vilaysay "Sai" Chang will be in the Tracy library this evening to answer questions and give out information on Immigration. 
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Mar. 20, 6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
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Ripon TAG Meeting
 Ripon TAG Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 21
Ripon Branch Library
Interested in teen programming at the Ripon Library? Want to help make better programs? Have suggestions for materials? Need volunteer hours? Join the Ripon Teen Advisory Group and help staff make teen programming and services a better fit for you and your peers! We meet once a month and discuss how...read more
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
10:00am
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 10:00am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Chavez Branch Library starting Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10am to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Tuesday, up to A...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children.
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 11:15 am
(Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome! 
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share your techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.at the Escalon Branch Library. This group welcomes knitters of all skills.
Family Game Time!
3:30 p.m.
 Family Game Time!
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 3:30 p.m.Family Game Time!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, come enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Children’s Room! Play games such as Apples to Apples, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders,...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
Teen Arts & Craft: Dessert Baking Contest
4:00pm
Teen Arts & Craft: Dessert Baking Contest
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 4:00pmTeen Arts & Craft: D
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders. Bake and bring your best dessert to be judged! Top three winners will recieve a cash prize. Bring a written or typed copy of your recipe to present with your dessert.

Don't bake? You get to be a judge! Attend, taste, and pick your top thr...read more
Adult Coloring Club
5:30 p.m.
 Adult Coloring Club
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come and color with us at the Escalon Branch Library on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.  Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as coloring pencils and canyons will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
1:00pm
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 1:00pm
Stribley Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Stribley Branch Library/Community Center starting Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1pm to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, ev...read more
Parent Cafe
1:30
 Parent Cafe
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 1:30
(Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17)

Tracy Branch Library
Free Giveaways! Free Refreshments!/Premios y Rifas! Gratis! Refrescos, Gratis! 

At the Parent Cafe, we share ideas and information that help us take care of ourselves, raise confident children, and build positive relationships with our children./En el Cafe de Padres, compartimos info...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematrics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 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
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.
Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm January 4-May 17, 2017. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available for students ...read more
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:30pm
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
Read to Rescued Animals
3:30 p.m.
 Read to Rescued Animals
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 3:30 p.m.Read to Rescued Anim
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Young ones may be hesitant to read aloud to an adult, but furry friends make adorable book buddies. Read to and pet rescued animals brought by the Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary. Bring your favorite book or use one of the library’s. Will your child read to a chicken, duck, guinea pig, or anothe...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 3:30 p.m.LEGO Club for Kids
Ripon Branch Library
Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative afternoon activity ...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials. All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.



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Let’s Chat Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 4:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
Free Kids and Teens Art Classes with Art Expressions of San Joaquin
4 pm
Free Kids and Teens Art Classes with Art Expressions of San Joaquin
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 4 pm
(Thursdays, February 8 & 22, March 8, 15 & 22)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Kids and teens ages 8-15 will spend five sessions learning drawing techniques with markers and colored pencils. Local artist Matthew Blacconiere will help students build their confidence and learn to see the world with an artist's eye. 

Limit 12 participants. Sign up in person at...read more
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 4:15pm
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.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library

Beginner's level yoga and Pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
10:00am
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Tracy Branch Library starting Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10am to 7pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Thursday, up to ...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10:00, Feb.1 - May 18, 2017)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursdays, from Febuary 1 - May 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime for age...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Branch Library is hosting Toddler and Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy great stories, crafts and playtime. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Munch a Bunch of Reading Medal Books
10:30am
Munch a Bunch of Reading Medal Books
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30am
Manteca Branch Library
During storytime on this day there will be an opportunity for the young audience to vote on one of 5 picturebooks they believe should be awarded the California Young Reader Medal! Bring your child(ren) so they can cast their vote while hearing some wonderful books.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 23, 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
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 23, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time "Spring"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Spring"
Thursday, Mar. 23, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
Teen Movie
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie
Thursday, Mar. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch the coolest teen movies at your library! All you can eat popcorn too!
Full STEAM Ahead: ART!
3:30 p.m.
 Full STEAM Ahead: ART!
Thursday, Mar. 23, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
For the next few months on the fourth Thursday, we have a S.T.E.A.M. program planned that will focus on the A—the A that stands for ART! Learn about various art techniques, principles, and concepts during this STEAM-driven art program. Learning about art gives us tools that will help us as we ...read more
Path to the Future: Celebration with Mentors
3:30-5:00PM
Path to the Future: Celebration with Mentors
Thursday, Mar. 23, 3:30-5:00PM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
We are offering up to 20 teens the opportunity to participate in a series of 8 workshops that will develop leadership skills, discuss college and career information, hear motivational speakers, and meet local community leaders that can answer their question and provide one-on-one mentorships.
<...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, Mar. 23, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
[CANCELED] Kids DIY Make & Take Crafternoon
4:00pm
[CANCELED] Kids DIY Make & Take Crafternoon
Thursday, Mar. 23, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Come join us to make a simple craft or two, using a wide selection of craft materials! Drop in and make only one or two crafts, or stay the entire hour and let your imagination be your guide. 
Fun with Science!
4:00pm
 Fun with Science!
Thursday, Mar. 23, 4:00pmFun with Science!
Tracy Branch Library
Lawrence Livermore Lab's Fun with Science is traveling to the Tracy Library. Spark children’s interest in science through entertaining demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Mar. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Want to create or invent your own arts, crafts and tech projects? Drop by the Escalon Branch Library's Makerspace program from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m on Thursdays. Each participant will have access to a variety of arts, crats and tech materials to work with. Ages 10 and older are welcome. 
Sparkles the Clown
6:00pm
 Sparkles the Clown
Thursday, Mar. 23, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, March23, 2017, at 6:00pm the Margaret Troke Library presents " Sparkles the Clown".

Sparkles the Clown incorporate animal puppets, simple magic and silly antics in her show.

This is an interactive fast paced show that would delight children of all ages....read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Mar. 24, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Mar. 24, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Mar. 24, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEED...read more
MakerSpace at the Troke Library
3:00-4:30pm
 MakerSpace at the Troke Library
Friday, Mar. 24, 3:00-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Fridays, starting on January 13- March 31, 2017, at 3:00- 4:30 pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents MakerSpace.

This program is designed to encourage children to create, learn and explore computer coding, electronics, circuit boards, arts and more.

The program is designed...read more
Slimearama
3:30 p.m.
 Slimearama
Friday, Mar. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Make Slime through S.T.E.A.M.! Using science, technology, engineering, art and math, create, color and understand the fundamentals of slime. 

Designed for children ages 5-12. Presented by University of the Pacific students.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Saturday, Mar. 25, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions. Walk-ins, no appointment.
On Mondays, 12 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm, beginning January 23rd until April 10th.
Must have the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
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Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Mar. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Mar. 25, 3:00pm-4:30pm
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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Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
Monday, Mar. 27, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time: • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Thursday January 5, 2017 from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday January 12
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Monday, Mar. 27, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions. Walk-ins, no appointment.
On Mondays, 12 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm, beginning January 23rd until April 10th.

Must have the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
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Lego Building Fun!
4:00pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, Mar. 27, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come have fun constructing lego buildings, machines, and more at our Lego Building Fun Program.  This program is for 5 year olds and above.  Once we get enough larger Lego/Duplo donations we will open the fun to younger children.
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Mar. 27, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and build something new and extraordinary! We will provide supplies such as Makerspace or Builderspace activities.

Alternates between builderspace (Legos, Lincoln Logs, etc.) and makerspace (crafts, scicen...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm--7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Mar. 27, 5:00 pm--7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Volunteers from Mountain House Youth Action Committee (YAC) are in the library to provide tutoring help for elementary school students in 1st-8th grades. Students wanting help should drop in--help is available on a first-come, first-served basis--and bring their homework with them.
Chavez Local Author Symposium
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 Chavez Local Author Symposium
Monday, Mar. 27, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
A panel of six local authors will discuss their work, answer questions, and sign books. Buy a book to support the Friends of the Stockton Library, and have it signed by the author!
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Mar. 27, 6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
10:00am
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:00am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Chavez Branch Library starting Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10am to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Tuesday, up to A...read more
Genealogy Helpers
10:00 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:00 am
(First and last Tuesdays of each month, 10 am - 1 pm)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month, 10 am til 1 pm.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the ...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children.
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 11:15 am
(Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome! 
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share your techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.at the Escalon Branch Library. This group welcomes knitters of all skills.
LEGO® Building Club
3:30
 LEGO® Building Club
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 3:30LEGO® Building C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids and caregivers, come join us as we have fun building and playing with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The library provides the LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks, you provide the creativity! We’ll display your creations online or in the Children’s Room. read more
Hot Air Balloon Craft
4:00pm
 Hot Air Balloon Craft
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Up, up and away!  Join us March 28th, at 4:00pm to make your own Hot Air Balloon craft.  Craft supplies will be provided for this FREE program.
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our LEgo Club and let you imagination go wild! Build something new every other week based on the featured theme. We'll provde the Legos!!
Teen Advisory Group Meeting
4:30-5:30 p.m.
 Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.Teen Advisory Group
Troke Branch Library

Join the Teen Advisory Group & help enhance the teen presence in our library!

     *  Assist in planning exciting teen programs!
     *  Advise staff on library purchases of teen books & more.
     *  Make...read more
Adult Coloring Club
5:30 p.m.
 Adult Coloring Club
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come and color with us at the Escalon Branch Library on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.  Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as coloring pencils and canyons will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
1:00pm
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1:00pm
Stribley Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Stribley Branch Library/Community Center starting Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1pm to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, ev...read more
Parent Cafe
1:30
 Parent Cafe
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1:30
(Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17)

Tracy Branch Library
Free Giveaways! Free Refreshments!/Premios y Rifas! Gratis! Refrescos, Gratis! 

At the Parent Cafe, we share ideas and information that help us take care of ourselves, raise confident children, and build positive relationships with our children./En el Cafe de Padres, compartimos info...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematrics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 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
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
Lathrop Hot Air Balloon Science
3:30 PM
 Lathrop Hot Air Balloon Science
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Ever wonder how hot air balloons fly?  Come find out thru hands-on demos.  Then make a hot air balloon to take home and enjoy!  (40-min. program)
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break ...read more
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:30pm
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
MakerSpace for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 MakerSpace for Kids
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
MakerSpace for Kids is a drop-in program where kids age 8 and up can explore and create freely. We have laptops that can be used to paint, to code, to practice typing, and more. Art materials will be available as well as basic and not-so-basic craft supplies. Also, the 3D printer will be running dur...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials. All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.



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Let’s Chat Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 4:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 4:15pm
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.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Advanced Readers Book Club
5:00pm
 Advanced Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Advanced Readers Book Club is for students in grades 5th-7th grades.  A book is given to each student once every two weeks which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together at book club and do an activity related to the boook.  Sponsored by Mountain House Frien...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library

Beginner's level yoga and Pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
10:00am
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Tracy Branch Library starting Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10am to 7pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Thursday, up to ...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10:00, Feb.1 - May 18, 2017)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursdays, from Febuary 1 - May 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime for age...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Branch Library is hosting Toddler and Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy great stories, crafts and playtime. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 30, 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
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Mar. 30, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time "Spiders"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Spiders"
Thursday, Mar. 30, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, Mar. 30, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects su...read more
Family Movie: Moana
4:00pm
 Family Movie: Moana
Thursday, Mar. 30, 4:00pmFamily Movie: Moana
Tracy Branch Library
Join us to watch Disney's Moana
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Mar. 30, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Want to create or invent your own arts, crafts and tech projects? Drop by the Escalon Branch Library's Makerspace program from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m on Thursdays. Each participant will have access to a variety of arts, crats and tech materials to work with. Ages 10 and older are welcome. 
Financial Aids 101
5:30-6:30 pm
 Financial Aids 101
Thursday, Mar. 30, 5:30-6:30 pmFinancial Aids 101
Troke Branch Library

Delta College Outreach department will discuss details of financial aids for teens:

     *  Financial aids choices & procedures
     *  Delta College scholarship opportunities
     *  How to nav...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Mar. 31, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
MakerSpace at the Troke Library
3:00-4:30pm
 MakerSpace at the Troke Library
Friday, Mar. 31, 3:00-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Fridays, starting on January 13- March 31, 2017, at 3:00- 4:30 pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents MakerSpace.

This program is designed to encourage children to create, learn and explore computer coding, electronics, circuit boards, arts and more.

The program is designed...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Mar. 31, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
S.T.E.A.Mathon
3:30 p.m.
 S.T.E.A.Mathon
Friday, Mar. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Do 5 action packed mini S.T.E.A.M. projects suitable for a variety of ages!
 
Science: Runaway Pepper
Technology: Music Video Making
Engineering: Marshmallow Architecture
Arts: Cloud Jars
Mathematics: Tessellations

 
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