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LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, May. 1, 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, May. 1, 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, May. 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
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, May. 1, 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
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, May. 1, 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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Genealogy Helpers
10:00 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, May. 2, 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
Book Discussion Group
10;30 a.m.
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 2, 10;30 a.m.Book Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discusson.  Our selected title for May is Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's classic story of four sisters growing up in New England during the Civil War.  Copies are available at the Customer Service desk, or download a free e-book from read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, May. 2, 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, May. 2, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 2, 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. 
Book Discussion Group
10:30 am
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 2, 10:30 amBook Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion. Our selected title for May is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence, Alcott&#...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 2, 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! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, May. 2, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, May. 2, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
Magic Dan
3:00 p.m.
 Magic Dan
Tuesday, May 2, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Magic Dan will once again be bringing his mystical talents to the library! See his amazing feats of magic and prepare to be mesmerized.  Books on how to do your own magic tricks will be available to be checked out.
 
 
World of Wonders Science Museum: Elephant Toothpaste Measurement
3:30 p.m.
World of Wonders Science Museum: Elephant Toothpaste Measurement
Tuesday, May 2, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come to this special program presented by the World of Wonders Science Museum! Students, practice measuring volume, mass, and temperature like a real scientist.  Each common ...read more

Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, May. 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
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Tuesday, May. 2, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Game Day
4:00pm
 Game Day
Tuesday, May. 2, 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, May. 2, 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, May. 2, 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
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, May. 2, 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. 
Protect Your Family, Protect Your Assets
6:00 p.m.
Protect Your Family, Protect Your Assets
Tuesday, May 2, 6:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Branch Library is hosting a free estate planning workshop called Protect Your Family, Protect Your Access on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. Attorney Julie Richardon of Legal Pathways of Modesto will explains what estate planning is and what type of documents you need to start creating your Fa...read more
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, May. 2, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Parent Cafe
1:30
 Parent Cafe
Wednesday, May. 3, 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
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, May. 3, 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, May. 3, 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, May. 3, 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
Lathrop "Exploring Ink" STEAM Program
3:30 PM
Lathrop "Exploring Ink" STEAM Program
Wednesday, May 3, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Learn how to make your own inks.  Write a secret message to send.  We will use household items to craft our inks and messages!
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:30pm
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, May. 3, 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
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, May. 3, 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
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, May. 3, 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.

 
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, May. 3, 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 Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, May. 3, 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
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
Wednesday, May. 3, 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).
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Wednesday, May. 3, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, May. 3, 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, May. 3, 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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Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
Thursday, May. 4, 10:30 - 12:00 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
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 4
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. 
Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 4, 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
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, May. 4, 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 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 4, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 4, 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 "Cinco de Mayo"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Story Time "Cinco de Mayo"
Thursday, May 4, 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. 
Tony Borders Puppet Show
3:00 p.m.
 Tony Borders Puppet Show
Thursday, May 4, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
This year’s Magic Puppet Adventure is all about Building Friendships, with some beautiful puppets, lots of laughs, magic tricks and more!  There will be several opportunities for children to volunteer. 
 
Free for all ages!
 

 
 
Dinosaurs! with Great Valley Museum
3:30 p.m.
Dinosaurs! with Great Valley Museum
Thursday, May 4, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Step back 65 million years and explore some of the creatures that once roamed Earth. Learn how dinosaurs were different from other animals.

Suitable for children in grades 1 thru 6.
No registration required!
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, May. 4, 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
Fun Coding and Electronic Wiring with Arduino
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fun Coding and Electronic Wiring with Arduino
Thursday, May. 4, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
(Thursdays March 2 & 9, April 6 & 13 and May 4 & 11)
Fun Coding and Elect
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Love electronics? Curious of how electronic circuits work? Come and participate in our six-week Fun Coding & Electronic Wiring with Arduino program at the Cesar Chavez Central Library every 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5 PM. This program begins o...read more
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Thursday, May. 4, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Perler Bead Craft
4:00pm
 Perler Bead Craft
Thursday, May 4, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to create beautiful Pearler Bead Crafts.  It's easy as 1, 2, 3 ----iron!  Best for children ages 5 and above.
 
May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Crafts
4:00-5:00PM
May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Crafts
Thursday, May 4, 4:00-5:00PMMay the Fourth Be Wi
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a galaxy of fun as well make Star Wars themed Crafts. Thursday, May 4th 4:00-5:00pm.
LEGO Builders Club
4:00 pm
 LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, May. 4, 4:00 pm
(May 4 & 18, June 15, July 20, August 3 & 17)
LEGO Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
LEGO Club for all! Kids and their caregivers are invited to join us and build creations. For K-5 with younger siblings invited to play with Duplo blocks. 

AUGUST 3 & 10: LEGO Club will...read more
LEGO Builders Club
4:00pm
 LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, May. 4, 4:00pmLEGO Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
LEGO Club for all! Kids and their caregivers are invited to join us and build creations. For K-5 with younger siblings invited to play with Duplo blocks. 
Ages 2 and up. 
 
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, May. 4, 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. 
Teen Summer Job Workshop
5:30 - 6:30 pm
 Teen Summer Job Workshop
Thursday, May 4, 5:30 - 6:30 pmTeen Summer Job Work
Troke Branch Library

Teens, are you looking for work for the summer? Need to start making money for college or that special car or trip?  Learn about helpful resources for looking for a summer job:

     *  Learn how to promote your skills
     *  Pointer...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, May. 5, 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: 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, May. 5, 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
Maker Space
3:00 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, May. 5, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, May. 5, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

May is Scratch month! Learn to program with Scratch. https://scratch....read more
MakerSpace at the Troke Library
3:00-4:30pm
 MakerSpace at the Troke Library
Friday, May. 5, 3:00-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Fridays, starting on January 13- May 26, 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 for children ...read more
Find Art Friday
3:30 p.m.
 Find Art Friday
Friday, May. 5, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Find Art Friday is for students to have fun creating art with whatever objects and tools are made available on the day. Your imagination is your only limitation.  Come surprise us with your inspired works of art! Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM. 

In May...read more
Conversation Club
4 p.m.
 Conversation Club
Friday, May. 5, 4 p.m.
(Friday February 3, 4 p.m., March 3, 17,24, 4 p.m., April 7,14,28, 4 p.m., May 5, 19, 4 p.m., June 9, 16, 30, 4 p.m., July 7, 28 4 p,.m.)
Conversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Teen FAQs: ACT Practice Test
8:30am
 Teen FAQs: ACT Practice Test
Saturday, May 6, 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

Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, May. 6, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Science Saturday: Bubble Smith Sterling Johnson
12:00 p.m.
Science Saturday: Bubble Smith Sterling Johnson
Saturday, May 6, 12:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Learn the science of bubbles and watch as Bubblesmith blows bubbles with his hands, with hoops and loops and other devices. Then watch as he puts children in a giant bubble, one by one!

Stick around after and join the Escalon library staff for more bubble blowing fun!

Science S...read more
Paws 4 Reading
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Paws 4 Reading
Saturday, May. 6, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Come & meet therapy dogs of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs Program and let the kids take turns reading to them one-on-one.
LEGO and Duplo Builders
2:00 p.m.
 LEGO and Duplo Builders
Saturday, May. 6, 2:00 p.m.
(April 15, May 6, June 17, 2pm)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On select Saturdays, April 15, May 6, June 17, at 2:00 p.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents LEGO and Duplo Builders. Come to the library and use your creativity to build whatever you can imagine with o...read more
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, May. 6, 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
Comic Book Day
3:00-5:00pm
 Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 6, 3:00-5:00pmComic Book Day
Tracy Branch Library
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Get a free comic, do some fun crafts, play Magic The Gathering or video games, and check out our comic collection. Cosplayers welcome!
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, May. 6, 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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Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Sunday, May. 7, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion.  Sundays 2-4pm.
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Book to Art Club
1:00 PM
 Book to Art Club
Monday, May. 8, 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 Reader Book Club
3:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, May. 8, 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, May. 8, 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, May. 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
CHAVEZ Mother’s Day Cards: Quilling with Delia Davila
4:00 p.m.
CHAVEZ Mother’s Day Cards: Quilling with Delia Davila
Monday, May 8, 4:00 p.m.CHAVEZ Mother’
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Would you like to make a beautiful card for your mother, grandmother, or other loved one? Local crafting expert, Delia Davila, will lead a paper quilling class, just in time for Mother's Day. Teens, adults, and kids ...read more
Maker Monday - Mother’s Day Craft
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Maker Monday - Mother’s Day Craft
Monday, May 8, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
A Maker special craft! Familes are invited to join us as we make picture frames, sand art flower arrangements, and sand art candle holders.

For children of all ages. Materials will be supplied.
Autistic Lego play Group
5 pm
 Autistic Lego play Group
Monday, May. 8, 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.
Teen Poetry Contest Reading and Reception
6:00 pm
Teen Poetry Contest Reading and Reception
Monday, May 8, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
We are celebrating the end of our Teen Poetry Contest with a Poetry Reading and Reception tonight at 6:00pm.  Prizes will  be awarded to the three contest winners. There will be light refreshments. We hope you can join us to celebrate and congratulate these talented writers.
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, May. 8, 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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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, May. 9, 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, May. 9, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 9, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 9, 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! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, May. 9, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, May. 9, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
STEAM Powered Kids Club
3:30 p.m.
 STEAM Powered Kids Club
Tuesday, May. 9, 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
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, May. 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
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Tuesday, May. 9, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Mother’s Day Craft - Rubber Band Art Flowers
4:00pm
Mother’s Day Craft - Rubber Band Art Flowers
Tuesday, May 9, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to create a fun and fanciful Mother's Day Craft - Rubber Band Art Flowers!  Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 4:00pm
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, May. 9, 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!!
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, May. 9, 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. 
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, May. 9, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Caregivers College
12 p.m.
 Caregivers College
Wednesday, May. 10, 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
Parent Cafe
1:30
 Parent Cafe
Wednesday, May. 10, 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
Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show
2:00 PM
Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show
Wednesday, May 10, 2:00 PMUncle Jer’s Tr
Linden Branch Library
Learn about the fascinating society of bees. Feel and smell beeswax and honey frames, taste different kinds of honey, and see giant photos and film clips of bees.
 
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, May. 10, 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, May. 10, 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, May. 10, 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, May. 10, 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
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, May. 10, 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
MakerSpace for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 MakerSpace for Kids
Wednesday, May. 10, 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, May. 10, 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.

 
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, May. 10, 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
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
Wednesday, May. 10, 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).
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Wednesday, May. 10, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, May. 10, 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, May. 10, 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, May. 10, 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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Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
Thursday, May. 11, 10:30 - 12:00 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
Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, May. 11, 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
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 11
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. 
Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 11, 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
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, May. 11, 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 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 11, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 11, 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 "Dragons"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Dragons"
Thursday, May 11, 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 Game Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Thursday, May. 11, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play your favorite XBox 1 and board games. For teens only!
Paper Quilling for Beginners
3:30PM
 Paper Quilling for Beginners
Thursday, May 11, 3:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Teens, adults, and kids! Delia Davila will teach you how to roll, shape, and glue strips of paper into beautiful artwork.

Limited to 20 participants, ages 8 and up. Please sign up in advance at the Weston Ranch Library to save your spot. All materials will be provided and this program is ...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, May. 11, 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
Fun Coding and Electronic Wiring with Arduino
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fun Coding and Electronic Wiring with Arduino
Thursday, May. 11, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
(Thursdays March 2 & 9, April 6 & 13 and May 4 & 11)
Fun Coding and Elect
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Love electronics? Curious of how electronic circuits work? Come and participate in our six-week Fun Coding & Electronic Wiring with Arduino program at the Cesar Chavez Central Library every 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5 PM. This program begins o...read more
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Thursday, May. 11, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
BOOK/CRAFT with Artist Kelly Carroll
4:00pm
BOOK/CRAFT with Artist Kelly Carroll
Thursday, May 11, 4:00pmBOOK/CRAFT with Arti
Tracy Branch Library
Join us as artist Kelly Carroll reads Margaret Wise Brown's classic Runaway Bunny and leads children and parents in a craft to make a cork sailboat in a jar. Based on events that transpire in the book! Don't try to fit a sailboat into a jar at home, kids! 

All ages w...read more
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, May. 11, 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
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, May. 12, 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 Internet Searching
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
Friday, May. 12, 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.
Maker Space
3:00 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, May. 12, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, May. 12, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

May is Scratch month! Learn to program with Scratch. https://scratch....read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, May. 12, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
MakerSpace at the Troke Library
3-4:30pm
 MakerSpace at the Troke Library
Friday, May. 12, 3-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Fridays, starting on January 13- May 26, 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 for children ...read more
Read to Rescued Animals
3:30 p.m.
 Read to Rescued Animals
Friday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.Read to Rescued Anim
Cesar Chavez Central Library
On Friday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m., the Cesar Chavez Central Library presents Read to Rescued Animals.  Young ones may be hesitant to read aloud to an adult, but furry friends make ...read more

Fabulous Fridays at the Maya Angelou Library
3:30 p.m.
Fabulous Fridays at the Maya Angelou Library
Friday, May. 12, 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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Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, May. 13, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, May. 13, 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, May. 13, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Teen Movie Day
1:00 pm
 Teen Movie Day
Saturday, May. 13, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Watch a movie picked out by your TLC (Teen Library Council).
String Art
2:00 p.m.
 String Art
Saturday, May 13, 2:00 p.m.String Art
Tracy Branch Library
Create beautiful wall art with just wood, nails, and string.  A few templates will be available to trace, but if you have something specific in mind please bring a print...read more
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, May. 13, 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, May. 13, 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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Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Sunday, May. 14, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion.  Sundays 2-4pm.
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Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Monday, May. 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
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, May. 15, 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
Lego Building Fun!
4:00pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, May. 15, 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.
Local Author Mary Jo Gohlke
6:00 p.m.
 Local Author Mary Jo Gohlke
Monday, May 15, 6:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Local author Mary Jo Gohlke gives us a glimpse of the history of Stockton's Philomathean Club, as she discusses her latest book, "A Lady's Place.
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, May. 15, 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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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, May. 16, 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, May. 16, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 16, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 16, 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! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, May. 16, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, May. 16, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
Family Game Time!
3:30 p.m.
 Family Game Time!
Tuesday, May. 16, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, come enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Children's Room! Play games such as Apples to Apples, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, C...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, May. 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
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Tuesday, May. 16, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, May. 16, 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. 
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, May. 16, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, May. 17, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Parent Cafe
1:30
 Parent Cafe
Wednesday, May. 17, 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
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, May. 17, 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, May. 17, 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, May. 17, 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, May. 17, 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
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, May. 17, 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
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, May. 17, 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.

 
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, May. 17, 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
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
Wednesday, May. 17, 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).
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, May. 17, 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, May. 17, 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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Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Teens & Adults
Thursday, May. 18, 10:30 - 12:00 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
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 18
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. 
Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 18, 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
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 18, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Lathrop Story Time "Hens"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Hens"
Thursday, May 18, 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. 
 
Uncle Jer’s Bees
3:00 p.m.
 Uncle Jer’s Bees
Thursday, May 18, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Learn about the fascinating society of bees as well as pollination, honey making and harvesting, reproduction, and how honey is used medicinally.  Feel and smell beeswax and honey frames, taste different kinds of honey, and see giant photos and film clips of bees.
 
Plus, see liv...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, May. 18, 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
Teencrafternoon for Tweens and Teens
4:00 p.m.
Teencrafternoon for Tweens and Teens
Thursday, May. 18, 4:00 p.m.
(1/19/17, 3/16/17, 4/20/17 & 5/18/17)
Teencrafternoon for
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Interested in craft? Cesar Chavez Central library will host a monthly Teencrafternoon program for any tweens and teens age 10 to 18. Craft themes vary each month.
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 - theme craft features making paper owls
  • Thursday, March 16, 2...read more
Tween Book Club
4 pm
 Tween Book Club
Thursday, May. 18, 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
LEGO Builders Club
4:00 pm
 LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, May. 18, 4:00 pm
(May 4 & 18, June 15, July 20, August 3 & 17)
LEGO Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
LEGO Club for all! Kids and their caregivers are invited to join us and build creations. For K-5 with younger siblings invited to play with Duplo blocks. 

AUGUST 3 & 10: LEGO Club will...read more
LEGO Builders Club
4:00pm
 LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, May. 18, 4:00pmLEGO Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
LEGO Club for all! Kids and their caregivers are invited to join us and build creations. For K-5 with younger siblings invited to play with Duplo blocks. 
Ages 2 and up. 
 
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, May. 18, 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, May. 18, 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
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, May. 19, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Crafty Friday--Fancy Flip-Flops with Delia Davila
10:30 am
Crafty Friday--Fancy Flip-Flops with Delia Davila
Friday, May 19, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us as Delia Davila shows us how to make flip-flops look special for Summer. Cover the straps and make decorative flowers with pretty ribbons for the fanciest Summer footwear ever! All materials to make this project will be provided for up to 20 participants. Please reserve your spot earl...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, May. 19, 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
Maker Space
3:00 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, May. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, May. 19, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

May is Scratch month! Learn to program with Scratch. https://scratch....read more
MakerSpace at the Troke Library
3-4:30pm
 MakerSpace at the Troke Library
Friday, May. 19, 3-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Fridays, starting on January 13- May 26, 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 for children ...read more
Conversation Club
4 p.m.
 Conversation Club
Friday, May. 19, 4 p.m.
(Friday February 3, 4 p.m., March 3, 17,24, 4 p.m., April 7,14,28, 4 p.m., May 5, 19, 4 p.m., June 9, 16, 30, 4 p.m., July 7, 28 4 p,.m.)
Conversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, May. 20, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, May. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Genealogy Workshop: Taking Your Genealogical Research On The Road
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Genealogy Workshop: Taking Your Genealogical Research On The Road
Saturday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Genealogy Workshop:
Troke Branch Library

Not all family history information can be accessed online. In some cases, the best research strategy is to go back to the places of your family’s roots. Learn how to best prepare for a genealogical research trip, whether close to home or far, far away.

After the presentation, ...read more
Adult Book Club
11:00 am
 Adult Book Club
Saturday, May. 20, 11:00 am
Tracy Branch Library
Adult readers discuss a new book every month. Books available at the checkout desk.
Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show
12:00 p.m.
Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show
Saturday, May 20, 12:00 p.m.Uncle Jer’s Tr
Escalon Branch Library
Learn about the fascinating society of bees as well as pollination, honey making and harvesting, repreduction, and how honey is used medicinally. Feel and smell beeswax and honesy frames and taste different kinds of honey in this informative and exciting program starring Uncle Jer and his friends fr...read more
Manteca Kids Movie
1:30 PM
 Manteca Kids Movie
Saturday, May 20, 1:30 PM
Manteca Branch Library
Join us at the Manteca Library for a children's movie on May 20th at 1:30 pm.
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, May. 20, 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, May. 20, 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.
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, May. 20, 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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Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Sunday, May. 21, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion.  Sundays 2-4pm.
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Book Buddies Registration
3:00-4:00pm
 Book Buddies Registration
Monday, May 22, 3:00-4:00pmBook Buddies Registr
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering 1st to 3rd grade. Is your child having trouble reading? Join Book Buddies this summer! Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 5-July 17, 2017. Children will work in groups with teen volunteers twice a week on improving their reading skills by doing fun...read more
Maker Monday - Father’s Day Craft
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Maker Monday - Father’s Day Craft
Monday, May 22, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
A Maker special craft! Families are invited to join us we paint Father's Day mugs. A simple craft in three steps: make, take, and bake!

For children of all ages. Materials will be supplied.
Open Mic Night
5:30-8:00 pm
 Open Mic Night
Monday, May. 22, 5:30-8:00 pm
(April 24, May 22, June 26 & July 31)
Open Mic Night
Tracy Branch Library
Come one, come all--all ages invited to the Tracy Library's Open Mic night, a continuation of the Monday Night Open Mic formerly held at the TPAF Playhouse.
 
April 24, 2017 featuring Children's Singalong. All performers welcome; sign up on the clipboard when you come in. ...read more
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, May. 22, 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.
"Ain’t I a Woman?" Sojourner Truth, An Analysis
6:30 p.m.
"Ain’t I a Woman?" Sojourner Truth, An Analysis
Monday, May 22, 6:30 p.m.Ain’t I a Woma
Cesar Chavez Central Library
This performance will broaden our understanding of who Sojourner Truth was and the message she shared.  Come be a part of the fascinating discovery. 
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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, May. 23, 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, May. 23, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 23, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 23, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, May. 23, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, May. 23, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
LEGO® Building Club
3:30
 LEGO® Building Club
Tuesday, May. 23, 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
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, May. 23, 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 (TAG) Meeting
4:00pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting
Tuesday, May. 23, 4:00pmTeen Advisory Group
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders.
Do you have suggestions for teen programs, services, or books/materials? Do you want to know more about the library services that are currently offered to teens? Join us for an open forum where we can discuss teen services in the library. Note: No meeti...read more
Teen/Tween Program - Autopsy of a Computer
4:00pm
Teen/Tween Program - Autopsy of a Computer
Tuesday, May 23, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Always wanted to take apart a PC to see what's inside?  This is your chance.  We have several old computers that we will disect, take apart and try to put back together again.  Our staff will be here to help, explain what items come out of the computers and answer questions. ...read more
Teen Advisory Group Meeting
4:30-5:30 p.m.
 Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Tuesday, May. 23, 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
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, May. 23, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, May. 23, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, May. 24, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, May. 24, 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, May. 24, 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-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, May. 24, 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
MakerSpace for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 MakerSpace for Kids
Wednesday, May. 24, 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, May. 24, 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.

 
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat Conversation Club
Wednesday, May. 24, 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).
Traditional Hmong Dancing
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Traditional Hmong Dancing
Wednesday, May 24, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Weston Ranch Branch Library, the Hmong International Culture Institute will  put on traditional Hmong Dances by children and adults. Come see these beautiful, entertaining, and educational performances. All patrons are welcome to att...read more
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Toddler/Preschool Storytime
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 25
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. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 25, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Lathrop Story Time "Frogs"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Frogs"
Thursday, May 25, 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. 
Chavez Coloring Club for Adults
2:30 p.m.
 Chavez Coloring Club for Adults
Thursday, May. 25, 2:30 p.m.
(Fourth Thursdays, April 27, 2017, May 25, 2017, June 22, 2017)
Chavez Coloring Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
On the fourth Thursday of each month, at 2:30 pm, the Cesar Chavez Central Library presents the Coloring Club. Join us for relaxing fun with colored pencils and intricate coloring des...read more
Teen Movie
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie
Thursday, May. 25, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch the coolest teen movies at your library! All you can eat popcorn too!
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
3:30-4:30PM
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
Thursday, May 25, 3:30-4:30PMRescue Readers Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring your favorite book and read to our furry friends from Harvest Home Sactuary. Thursday, May 25th 3:30PM.
Family Movie: Sing
4:00pm
 Family Movie: Sing
Thursday, May 25, 4:00pmFamily Movie: Sing
Tracy Branch Library
Join us to watch Illumination's Sing (2016).
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, May. 25, 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. 
Scavenger Hunt & Family Game Night
6:00pm
Scavenger Hunt & Family Game Night
Thursday, May 25, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, May 25 2017 at 6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents " Scavenger Hunt & Family Game Night".

Please join us for an evening of classic board games and scavenger hunt at the library.

Refreshments will be provided.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, May. 26, 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, May. 26, 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
Maker Space
3:00 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, May. 26, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, May. 26, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

May is Scratch month! Learn to program with Scratch. https://scratch....read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, May. 26, 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
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, May. 26, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
MakerSpace at the Troke Library
3-4:30pm
 MakerSpace at the Troke Library
Friday, May. 26, 3-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Fridays, starting on January 13- May 26, 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 for children ...read more
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Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, May. 27, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, May. 27, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
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Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Sunday, May. 28, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion.  Sundays 2-4pm.
Poetry Reading Group
3:00pm
 Poetry Reading Group
Sunday, May. 28, 3:00pm
(Sundays, May 28, June 11 & 25, 3:00pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
Do you have a favorite poet?  Do you write poetry that you wish to share?  Join others who enjoy poetry in a small group meeting to share, discuss and enjoy poetry.
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, May. 29
Tracy Branch Library
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, May. 29, 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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Genealogy Helpers
10:00 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, May. 30, 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, May. 30, 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, May. 30, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are al...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 30, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 30, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, May. 30, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, May. 30, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
Hmong Folk Music & Dance
3:30 p.m.
 Hmong Folk Music & Dance
Tuesday, May 30, 3:30 p.m.Hmong Folk Music & D
Cesar Chavez Central Library
On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., the Cesar Chavez Central Library presents Hmong Folk Music & Dance.  The Hmong International Culture Institute, a local non-profit, wi...read more
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, May. 30, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, May. 30, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Summer Lunch at the Library
12:00pm
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Wednesday, May. 31, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
As part of a statewide collaboration between the California Library Association and the California Summer Meal Coalition, the Manteca Unified School District Nutrition Services is providing meals at the Tracy Library. 

May 31 - July 28, 2017
12 noon - 1 pm 

Free ...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, May. 31, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, May. 31, 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
Book Buddy Training
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
 Book Buddy Training
Wednesday, May 31, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
On Mondays and Thursday, June 5 through July 24, the Manteca Library presents Book Buddies. This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings for children who have reading challenges.

If you would like to be a Book Buddy and help these ch...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, May. 31, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
Book Buddies Registration
3:00-4:00pm
 Book Buddies Registration
Wednesday, May 31, 3:00-4:00pmBook Buddies Registr
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering 1st to 3rd grade. Is your child having trouble reading? Join Book Buddies this summer! Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 5-July 17, 2017. Children will work in groups with teen volunteers twice a week on improving their reading skills by doing fun...read more
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, May. 31, 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
CANCELLED - LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 CANCELLED - LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, May. 31, 3:30 p.m.CANCELLED - LEGO Clu
Ripon Branch Library
This event has been cancelled. We will resume Lego Club in August.

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 t...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, May. 31, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

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

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

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and You. 
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, May. 31, 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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