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LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

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

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Toddler Stay & Play
10:30-11:00 AM
 Toddler Stay & Play
Monday, Jul. 1, 10:30-11:00 AMToddler Stay & Play
Fair Oaks Library
Early learning and social development for toddlers! Come for the storybook, stay for the educational activities and social development!
 
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Monday, Jul. 1, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
Stay & Play
10:45-11:15am
 Stay & Play
Monday, Jul. 1, 10:45-11:15amStay & Play
Troke Branch Library
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Zumbini®
11:00am
 Zumbini®
Monday, Jul. 1, 11:00amZumbini®
Tracy Branch Library

Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes o...read more


Book Buddies
11:00 a.m
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 1, 11:00 a.m
Ripon Branch Library
Does your young reader need some help reading this summer? Sign-up for a reading assistance program that pairs your child with a teen volunteer to get a little boost in reading confidence and skills. This is a free program. Register at the Ripon Branch Library.
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Monday, Jul. 1, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Book Buddies
2:00 - 3:00PM
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 1, 2:00 - 3:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Weston Ranch Branch Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades K-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through sm...read more
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Jul. 1, 3:00pmKids Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! Fall Dates: August 12- December 9, 2019. No meeting on 9/2, 10/14, 11/11, or 11/25.
Book Buddies
3:00 p.m.
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 1, 3:00 p.m.Book Buddies
Escalon Branch Library
Tommy’s Pirate Adventure
3:30 PM
 Tommy’s Pirate Adventure
Monday, Jul. 1, 3:30 PMTommy’s Pirate
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy Tommy's Pirate Adventure Show! A puppet show produced by the Puppet Art Theater Co.
Book Buddies
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 1, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
(Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 8, 15, 22, 3:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Chavez Central Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades 1st-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through small...read more
Chess Club
4:00 p.m.
 Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 1, 4:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
If you like to play chess, would like to learn to play, or enjoy playing with others, then you will love our chess club!  All levels of experience are welcome.  For kids age 9 and up, teens, and adults.  Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Chess Club
5:30-6:30 p.m.
 Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Chess Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
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Genealogy Helpers
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
(First & last Tuesdays, 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.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the Library.
&n...read more
Bookmobile at Wicklund Park
10:00am-11:00am
 Bookmobile at Wicklund Park
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:00am-11:00amBookmobile at Wicklu
Mountain House Branch Library
The Bookmobile will be at Wicklund Park every Tuesday from 10:00am-11:00am while the MH Library is closed.  This traveling branch library carries books and other library materials for all ages and interests.&nbs...read more
Jacob’s Ladder Snake Craft at Wicklund Park
10:00am-11:00am
Jacob’s Ladder Snake Craft at Wicklund Park
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:00am-11:00amJacob’s Ladder
Mountain House Branch Library
Join MH Library staff at Wicklund Park this Tuesday from 10:00am-11:00am to make a Jacob's Ladder Snake craft.   We will keep you busy while you are waiting for your turn on the library Bookmobile....read more
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
10:00 am
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:00 amEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Spanish-English Storytime
10:15am
 Spanish-English Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Spanish-English Storytime as we read books in Spanish and English. Then afterwards, stay around for craft time. 
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
Chavez Book Club
10: 30 am
 Chavez Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10: 30 am
(Tuesdays, June 18 and July 2, 10:30 am)
Chavez Book Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Come join the discussion! Our selection for July is Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver....read more

Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Have lots of fun playing with friends new and old when we bring out different types of toys each week. Caregivers must stay with children.

<...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 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. 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch!
Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: age 0-2; older siblings welcome! 

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Stay & Play
10:45-11:15am
 Stay & Play
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:45-11:15amStay & Play
Troke Branch Library
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
DIY Stepping Stones
11:00 am
 DIY Stepping Stones
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 11:00 amDIY Stepping Stones
Stribley Micro Library
Design your own beautiful keepsake!
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome!

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
CookBook Club
11:30 a.m.
 CookBook Club
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 11:30 a.m.CookBook Club
Escalon Branch Library
Love cooking and trying out different recipes? Want to sha...read more
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 2, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Tech Know-How
1:00 - 5:00 pm
 Tech Know-How
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Drop-in tech help for simple questions with help from patient, friendly staff. Bringing your own device is recommended!
Book Buddies
1:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions a...read more

Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
1:00-2:00 PM
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 1:00-2:00 PM
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM)
Book Buddies @ Fair
Fair Oaks Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm during ...read more
Book Buddies
2-3 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2-3 pm
(Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11, 13 18, 20, 25, 27, July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Book Buddies is a summer program designed
to help students in grades 1-3 who are reading
below grade level.  The idea is that trained teen
volunteers will work with the children 2 days a
week for a 6 week period.  Hopefully they will
be ready for the next school ye...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Books in the Barnyard
3:00-4:00 PM
 Books in the Barnyard
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 3:00-4:00 PM
(June 18 & July 2)
Books in the Barnyar
Fair Oaks Library
Come practice your reading skills with a friend from Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary!
Happy Something Day: Independence Day
3:30 pm
Happy Something Day: Independence Day
Tuesday, Jul. 2Happy Something Day:
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Celebrate a holiday each month with the Library! 
SJ Pride Center @ The Library
4:00pm
 SJ Pride Center @ The Library
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 4:00pmSJ Pride Center @ Th
Tracy Branch Library
The SJ Pride Center will be at the library from 4:00-6:00pm (during and after Teen Game Day).
Meet Pride Center staff members and get information about peer groups, support services, & transgender support services. Also, learn about special events.

For more information, visit&nbs...read more
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 4:00-5:00 pmBook Buddies
Troke Branch Library

This program is for children entering first, second and third grades in fall,
and who are struggling in reading at their grade level.  Volunteers will guide
the kids as they read and add activities to supplement reading skills.

Registration Tuesday, June 4th o...read more
Teen Game Day
4:00pm
 Teen Game Day
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Play video games, board games, card games, and eat snacks. 
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Drop-in for a different teen activity every Tuesday, including:
  • Game D
...read more
NorCal Bats
4:00 p.m.
 NorCal Bats
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 4:00 p.m.NorCal Bats
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Meet live, insect-eating bats native to California.

Stitch & Share
4:30 PM
 Stitch & Share
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 4:30 PMStitch & Share
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your creations.  
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Book Buddies
11:00 a.m
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 11:00 a.m
Ripon Branch Library
Does your young reader need some help reading this summer? Sign-up for a reading assistance program that pairs your child with a teen volunteer to get a little boost in reading confidence and skills. This is a free program. Register at the Ripon Branch Library.
Gadget Clinic
1:00 p.m.
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 1:00 p.m.Gadget Clinic
Escalon Branch Library

Trouble with technology? 
We can help answer your questions about email, laptops, tablets, iPads, and other electronic gadgets. Stop by the Escalon Public Library Wednesdays between 1pm-6pm for all of your gadg...read more

Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Book Buddies
2:00 - 3:00PM
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2:00 - 3:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Weston Ranch Branch Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades K-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through sm...read more
4th of July Tie Dye
1:30 p.m.
 4th of July Tie Dye
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 1:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Stop on by the Escalon Branch Library and get prepared for the 4th of July by crafting some beautiful tie dye. Bring your own item to tie dye or tie dye one of the backpacks provided as supplies last. 
Cool Crafts & More with Ruthanne (Paint Fireworks/Chalk Painting)
1:30 pm
Cool Crafts & More with Ruthanne (Paint Fireworks/Chalk Painting)
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Have you ever wanted to make your own fireworks? Today you can, as we use chalk to create our very own firework paintings. Ruthanne is always full of fun and also invites you to come play with snails, magnets, and more. 
Troke Knitters
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2:00 p.m. to 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 the Troke Knitters Program.

The Troke Knitters gather primarily to make knitted goods suitable for charitable causes in our community. Participants may keep their products for their own use or do...read more
Puppet Art Theater presents “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”
3:00 pm
Puppet Art Theater presents “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 3:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
HELD AT THE SCOTT BROOKS GYMNASIUM - 15557 Fifth Street, Lathrop CA

An updated zany version of a classic tale. Will the audience help the boy escape from the wolf?
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Lego Club
3:00-4:00 PM
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 3:00-4:00 PMLego Club
Fair Oaks Library
What will you build? Let your imagination run wild!
Book Buddies
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
(Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July, 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Chavez Central Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades 1st-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through small...read more
Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 3:30 pmFamily Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Read books, sing songs, and spend time with your future bookworm during this family-centered program!<...read more
Sewing 101
3:30 pm
 Sewing 101
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 3:30 pmSewing 101
Stribley Micro Library
Learn how to sew the basics! 
Mayor’s Book Club for Teens
3-4:30 pm
Mayor’s Book Club for Teens
Wednesday, Jul. 3
Maya Angelou Branch Library
This  6-week City of Stockton-sponsored program
involves a group of 10 teenagers  (first come
first served) all reading
the same book.   This summer's book is
titled: Give People Money
Teen Book Club
4:00pm
 Teen Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 4:00pmTeen Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Read and discuss teen books! Free book if you attend all the sessions. 

First Book: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Pick up a copy the checkout desk!
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1)...read more
MakerSpace Hour
4 p.m.
 MakerSpace Hour
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 4 p.m.
(Wednesdays, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, & July 31, 4 p.m.)

Troke Branch Library
The Troke MakerSpace Hour provides a place, materials, and equipment for people of all ages to exercise creativity, explore technology, share ideas, and work collaboratively. Each week, we will feature a different theme. Please see the Extended Description, to view a list of themes for this month....read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit!  Taught by certified instructor Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.&n...read more
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Thursday, Jul. 4,
Weston Ranch Branch Library
The Library will be closed for 4th of July.
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Thursday, Jul. 4,
Tracy Branch Library
CLOSED - Holidy
HOLIDAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
 HOLIDAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
Thursday, Jul. 4,
Troke Branch Library
Book Buddies
1:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 4, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions a...read more

Teen Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Day
Thursday, Jul. 4, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Teens only! Play video games and board games, watch teen movies.
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Lego Building Fun! at MH Firehouse
10:30am
Lego Building Fun! at MH Firehouse
Friday, Jul. 5, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Come have fun constructing lego buildings, machines, and more at our Lego Building Fun Program at the Mountain House Firehouse room.  This program is for 4 year olds and above.  
Bingo Club
11:00 am
 Bingo Club
Friday, Jul. 5, 11:00 amBingo Club
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Our monthly Bingo club!
Summer Reading Fun
12:00 p.m.
 Summer Reading Fun
Friday, Jul. 5, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy fun crafts and reading activities to help you complete the summer reading program. Prizes and a pizza party for everyone who completes the program.
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 5, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Find Art Fun
1:30 - 4:00 pm
 Find Art Fun
Friday, Jul. 5, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Join us for drop-in arts and crafts with no limits. Create whatever you like with whatever materials we provide!

Craft supplies will be available in the library from 1:30 - 4:00.
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Jul. 5, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech!
3-4:30pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
...read more
Book Buddies
3:00 p.m.
 Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 5, 3:00 p.m.Book Buddies
Escalon Branch Library
Happy Something Day: Independence Day
3:30 pm
Happy Something Day: Independence Day
Friday, Jul. 5, 3:30 pmHappy Something Day:
Stribley Micro Library
Celebrate a holiday each month with the Library!
Now Showing!
4:00 p.m.
 Now Showing!
Friday, Jul. 5, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library

Join us as we screen a movie in the library! Showtime will be at 4pm. Come early at 3:15pm for fun movie themed crafts....read more

CANCELED - English Conversation Club
4:00pm
CANCELED - English Conversation Club
Friday, Jul. 5, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
Ultra Friday Game Night
7:00 pm
 Ultra Friday Game Night
Friday, Jul. 5, 7:00 pmUltra Friday Game Ni
Stribley Micro Library
Play some games with friends and family
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Mountain House Library CLOSED 6/15-9/6 Due to Road Construction.
Mountain House Library CLOSED 6/15-9/6 Due to Road Construction.
Saturday, Jul. 6
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library will be closed from 6/15-9/6 2019 due to road construction.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  The library will still be providing programs in Mountain House.  Please check the online events calendars for program dates, times and locations (http:/...read more
Saturday Storytime
10:15 am
 Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 6, 10:15 amSaturday Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Join us for fun stories and songs starting Saturday, June 1st. For June, July & August.


 
Basic Computer Skills
10:30am
 Basic Computer Skills
Saturday, Jul. 6, 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Basic Computer Skills class is designed for people who need to learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, become familiar with computer terminologies and applications.
No registration required.  Adults wit...read more
Creepy Crawlies Lab
10:30 am
 Creepy Crawlies Lab
Saturday, Jul. 6, 10:30 amCreepy Crawlies Lab
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Meet some creepy crawlies at this up-close and personal program!
Crafters Club: Beach Vibes
11:00 am
 Crafters Club: Beach Vibes
Saturday, Jul. 6, 11:00 amCrafters Club: Beach
Stribley Micro Library
Make something new! 
Basic Drawing for Kids
11:00am-12:30pm or 1:00am-2:30pm
 Basic Drawing for Kids
Saturday, Jul. 6, 11:00am-12:30pm or 1:00am-2:30pmBasic Drawing for Ki
Troke Branch Library
Learn basic drawing skills from a local artist. The class is for children ages 7 & older. You can attend one of the following sessions:

11:00am-12:30pm or 1:00pm-2:30pm. Please arrive early since the space is limited to the first 12 participants per class.

 
Science Wizard
12:00 p.m.
 Science Wizard
Saturday, Jul. 6, 12:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library

Join the Science Wizard for Science Saturday here at the Escalon Branch Library and be mesmerized with chemistry.

Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Jul. 6, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Beautiful You Mixology by New Mettle Farms
2:00 pm
Beautiful You Mixology by New Mettle Farms
Saturday, Jul. 6, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Join us as we learn about aromatherapy, then use your new knowledge to make your own bath sachets!
TinkerSpace & Tech Time
2:30 to 4:00 PM
 TinkerSpace & Tech Time
Saturday, Jul. 6, 2:30 to 4:00 PMTinkerSpace & Tech T
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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Computer Science 101
10:00am
 Computer Science 101
Monday, Jul. 8, 10:00amComputer Science 101
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 6-12. During this week long course, students will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share. Classes are Monday - Friday, July 8-12, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Participants must be able to attend all cla...read more

Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Monday, Jul. 8, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
Stay & Play
10:45-11:15am
 Stay & Play
Monday, Jul. 8, 10:45-11:15amStay & Play
Troke Branch Library
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Book Buddies
11:00 a.m
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 8, 11:00 a.m
Ripon Branch Library
Does your young reader need some help reading this summer? Sign-up for a reading assistance program that pairs your child with a teen volunteer to get a little boost in reading confidence and skills. This is a free program. Register at the Ripon Branch Library.
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Monday, Jul. 8, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Book Buddies
2:00 - 3:00PM
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 8, 2:00 - 3:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Weston Ranch Branch Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades K-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through sm...read more
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Jul. 8, 3:00pmKids Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! Fall Dates: August 12- December 9, 2019. No meeting on 9/2, 10/14, 11/11, or 11/25.
Book Buddies
3:00 p.m.
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 8, 3:00 p.m.Book Buddies
Escalon Branch Library
Super Cool Chemistry
3:30 PM
 Super Cool Chemistry
Monday, Jul. 8, 3:30 PMSuper Cool Chemistry
Linden Branch Library
Learn about how awesome chemistry can be with Jordan the Science Wizard!
Book Buddies
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 8, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
(Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 8, 15, 22, 3:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Chavez Central Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades 1st-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through small...read more
Make or Take
4:00 p.m.
 Make or Take
Monday, Jul. 8, 4:00 p.m.Make or Take
Escalon Branch Library
Love crafting? We do too. Join our adult DIY Make or Take craft program..
Don’t have time to stop in? We have you covered. Pick up the month’s craft at your leisure anytime as supplies last.
STEAM Mondays
4:00-5:00 PM
 STEAM Mondays
Monday, Jul. 8, 4:00-5:00 PMSTEAM Mondays
Fair Oaks Library
Every STEAM Monday, we'll have activities that focus on different aspects of STEAM. We'll also host guest speakers who will have new and interesting ways to look at the world around us.

STEAM Mondays are the last Monday of the month.
Chess Club
4:00 p.m.
 Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 8, 4:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
If you like to play chess, would like to learn to play, or enjoy playing with others, then you will love our chess club!  All levels of experience are welcome.  For kids age 9 and up, teens, and adults.  Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Chess Club
5:30-6:30 p.m.
 Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Chess Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
Jewelry Club
6pm
 Jewelry Club
Monday, Jul. 8, 6pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us the 2nd Monday of every month for Jewelry Club.  Make earrings, necklaces, or bracelets!  Some materials will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.  No registration required. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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Bookmobile at Wicklund Park
10:00am-11:00am
 Bookmobile at Wicklund Park
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:00am-11:00amBookmobile at Wicklu
Mountain House Branch Library
The Bookmobile will be at Wicklund Park every Tuesday from 10:00am-11:00am while the MH Library is closed.  This traveling branch library carries books and other library materials for all ages and interests.&nbs...read more
Foam Art Crafts at Wicklund Park
10:00am-11:00am
Foam Art Crafts at Wicklund Park
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:00am-11:00am
Mountain House Branch Library
Join MH Library staff at Wicklund Park this Tuesday from 10:00am-11:00am to make Foam Art Craft bookmarks, pictures and more.   We will keep you busy while you are waiting for your turn on the library Bookm...read more
Computer Science 101
10:00am
 Computer Science 101
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:00amComputer Science 101
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 6-12. During this week long course, students will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share. Classes are Monday - Friday, July 8-12, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Participants must be able to attend all cla...read more

English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
10:00 am
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:00 amEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Spanish-English Storytime
10:15am
 Spanish-English Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Spanish-English Storytime as we read books in Spanish and English. Then afterwards, stay around for craft time. 
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Have lots of fun playing with friends new and old when we bring out different types of toys each week. Caregivers must stay with children.

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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 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
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Stay & Play
10:45-11:15am
 Stay & Play
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:45-11:15amStay & Play
Troke Branch Library
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Bingo Club
11:00 am
 Bingo Club
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 11:00 amBingo Club
Stribley Micro Library
Who will be the winner?
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 9, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Tech Know-How
1:00 - 5:00 pm
 Tech Know-How
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Drop-in tech help for simple questions with help from patient, friendly staff. Bringing your own device is recommended!
Book Buddies
1:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions a...read more

Exotic Lip Balm by New Mettle Farms
1:00 pm
Exotic Lip Balm by New Mettle Farms
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 1:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Interactive and fun opportunity to make your own all-natural beauty solutions.
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
1:00-2:00 PM
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 1:00-2:00 PM
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM)
Book Buddies @ Fair
Fair Oaks Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm during ...read more
Book Buddies
2-3 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2-3 pm
(Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11, 13 18, 20, 25, 27, July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Book Buddies is a summer program designed
to help students in grades 1-3 who are reading
below grade level.  The idea is that trained teen
volunteers will work with the children 2 days a
week for a 6 week period.  Hopefully they will
be ready for the next school ye...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Fair Oaks Story Time
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Story Time
Fair Oaks Library

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

 

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Junior Crafters: Bird Feeders
3:30 pm
 Junior Crafters: Bird Feeders
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 3:30 pmJunior Crafters: Bir
Arnold Rue Micro Library
It's time for our youngest to shine!
Teen Taste Test Challenge
4:00pm
 Teen Taste Test Challenge
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 4:00pmTeen Taste Test Chal
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. How discerning are your tastebuds? See if you can guess which tasty foods you are eating while blindfolded! Lots of fun and foods. 
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 4:00-5:00 pmBook Buddies
Troke Branch Library

This program is for children entering first, second and third grades in fall,
and who are struggling in reading at their grade level.  Volunteers will guide
the kids as they read and add activities to supplement reading skills.

Registration Tuesday, June 4th o...read more
Lego Club
4:00-5:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 4:00-5:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego Club and let your imagination go wild!  Build something new every other week based on the featured theme.  We'll provide the Legos!!
Stitch & Share
4:30 PM
 Stitch & Share
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 4:30 PMStitch & Share
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your creations.  
Teen Tuesday~Galaxy Bath Bombs
5:00PM
 Teen Tuesday~Galaxy Bath Bombs
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 5:00PMTeen Tuesday~Galaxy
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Learn how to make super galactic bath bombs.  This free program is just for tweens & teens ages 11-17.  Registration is required online, in person, or by phone.  


 
Martial Arts Demonstration
6:15 pm
 Martial Arts Demonstration
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 6:15 pmMartial Arts Demonst
Troke Branch Library

Senei Tony Hawkins and his students will perform class drills and demonstrate self-defense moves.

All ages welcome!

NOTE:  This program will be held at Seifert Community Center at 128 W. Benjamin Holt Drive - just down the street from the library....read more
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Computer Science 101
10:00am
 Computer Science 101
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 10:00amComputer Science 101
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 6-12. During this week long course, students will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share. Classes are Monday - Friday, July 8-12, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Participants must be able to attend all cla...read more

Book Buddies
11:00 a.m
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 11:00 a.m
Ripon Branch Library
Does your young reader need some help reading this summer? Sign-up for a reading assistance program that pairs your child with a teen volunteer to get a little boost in reading confidence and skills. This is a free program. Register at the Ripon Branch Library.
Community Connections Seminar (REGISTER)
12:00pm
Community Connections Seminar (REGISTER)
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 12:00pmCommunity Connection
Tracy Branch Library
Are you caring for a loved one? Gain practical information for yourself or to help you become a better family caregiver to your aging loved one. Free seminars are offered in various cities across the Central Valley. To register for an upcoming seminar, call 209.578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org. Fr...read more
Sensory Storytime
1:00 pm
 Sensory Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 1:00 pmSensory Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Designed for our youngest readers and children needing extra attention
Gadget Clinic
1:00 p.m.
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 1:00 p.m.Gadget Clinic
Escalon Branch Library

Trouble with technology? 
We can help answer your questions about email, laptops, tablets, iPads, and other electronic gadgets. Stop by the Escalon Public Library Wednesdays between 1pm-6pm for all of your gadg...read more

Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Book Buddies
2:00 - 3:00PM
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2:00 - 3:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Weston Ranch Branch Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades K-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through sm...read more
Brian Scott
1:30 pm
 Brian Scott
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Magic and mystery meet comedy as Brian Scott comes to the Manteca Library and provides a show you won't want to miss.
Galaxy in a Bottle
1:30 p.m.
 Galaxy in a Bottle
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 1:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library

Create your own galaxy in a...read more

Troke Knitters
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2:00 p.m. to 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 the Troke Knitters Program.

The Troke Knitters gather primarily to make knitted goods suitable for charitable causes in our community. Participants may keep their products for their own use or do...read more
My Mother the Astronaut
2:00 pm
 My Mother the Astronaut
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
  Traveling Lantern Theater Company has been educating and entertaining since 1985.  Their mission is to bring great stories to children, draw them into an interactive theater experience, excite their minds and tickle their imaginations.  Their plays present important ethical ideas to...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Book Buddies
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
(Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July, 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Chavez Central Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades 1st-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through small...read more
Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 3:30 pmFamily Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Read books, sing songs, and spend time with your future bookworm during this family-centered program!<...read more
DIY Temporary Tattoos
3:30 pm
 DIY Temporary Tattoos
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 3:30 pmDIY Temporary Tattoo
Stribley Micro Library
Design your own temporary tattoo!
Mayor’s Book Club for Teens
3-4:30 pm
Mayor’s Book Club for Teens
Wednesday, Jul. 10
Maya Angelou Branch Library
This  6-week City of Stockton-sponsored program
involves a group of 10 teenagers  (first come
first served) all reading
the same book.   This summer's book is
titled: Give People Money
Color Yourself Happy!
3:30PM
 Color Yourself Happy!
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 3:30PMColor Yourself Happy
Weston Ranch Branch Library
We will be coloring cosmic flying discs that you can play with!  Open to anyone who enjoys coloring for relaxation or creative expression.  We offer a variety of color books and coloring supplies, but you are welcome to bring your own! 
Teen Book Club
4:00pm
 Teen Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 4:00pmTeen Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Read and discuss teen books! Free book if you attend all the sessions. 

First Book: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Pick up a copy the checkout desk!
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1)...read more
Fair Oaks Game Day
4:00-5:00 PM
 Fair Oaks Game Day
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 4:00-5:00 PMFair Oaks Game Day
Fair Oaks Library
Join us for our monthly game day! Each month we'll have board, card, or video games available for the whole family to play!
MakerSpace Hour
4 p.m.
 MakerSpace Hour
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 4 p.m.
(Wednesdays, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, & July 31, 4 p.m.)

Troke Branch Library
The Troke MakerSpace Hour provides a place, materials, and equipment for people of all ages to exercise creativity, explore technology, share ideas, and work collaboratively. Each week, we will feature a different theme. Please see the Extended Description, to view a list of themes for this month....read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit!  Taught by certified instructor Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.&n...read more
Gardening by Lunar Light
6:00 p.m.
 Gardening by Lunar Light
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 6:00 p.m.Gardening by Lunar L
Troke Branch Library
Learn how the waxing and waning moon can grow stronger plants.  Our presentations, we teach how the moon is closely linked to the success of growing plants through gravity-altering water levels and planet rotation-boosting photosynthesis. It's just what you need to discover how to...read more
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Computer Science 101
10:00am
 Computer Science 101
Thursday, Jul. 11, 10:00amComputer Science 101
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 6-12. During this week long course, students will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share. Classes are Monday - Friday, July 8-12, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Participants must be able to attend all cla...read more

Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome!
Bingo for Adults
10:30 AM
 Bingo for Adults
Thursday, Jul. 11, 10:30 AMBingo for Adults
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Love to play bingo?  Like to win free stuff?  Then join us and do both at our monthly bingo!  There will be prizes and books to win.  Come and have fun and meet new people.  This program is free and open to all adults.
 
All About Baby Storytime at the MH Firehouse
10:30am
All About Baby Storytime at the MH Firehouse
Thursday, Jul. 11, 10:30am
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.  Will be held at the MH Firehouse Room. <...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 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, Jul. 11, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.
All About Baby
10:30 am
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 11, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiv...read more
CANCELED - Computer Q&A
11:00am
 CANCELED - Computer Q&A
Thursday, Jul. 11, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. A staff member will be available for an hour to answer your computer questions. Bring your device, if you have a specific question about it. First Thursday of the month.

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Preschool Storytime at the MH Firehouse Room
11:15am
Preschool Storytime at the MH Firehouse Room
Thursday, Jul. 11, 11:15am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.  Will be he...read more
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Thursday, Jul. 11, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Book Buddies
1:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 11, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions a...read more

Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
1:00-2:00 PM
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
Thursday, Jul. 11, 1:00-2:00 PM
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM)
Book Buddies @ Fair
Fair Oaks Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm during ...read more
Preschool Storytime
1:30 pm
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 11, 1:30 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Share the love of stories with us while reading, singling, playing, and learning. Stay after storytime for a simple craft!

All ages are welcome.
Book Buddies
2-3 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2-3 pm
(Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11, 13 18, 20, 25, 27, July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Book Buddies is a summer program designed
to help students in grades 1-3 who are reading
below grade level.  The idea is that trained teen
volunteers will work with the children 2 days a
week for a 6 week period.  Hopefully they will
be ready for the next school ye...read more
Summer Blockbuster: Guardians of the Galaxy
2:00 pm
Summer Blockbuster: Guardians of the Galaxy
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Come on down to the library to watch a film on our big screen! We will be showing Guardians of the Galaxy and eating popcorn. This movie is rated PG-13 and is 121 minutes long. Children 12 and under will need to be accompanied by and adult or get a parent's permission to attend.
Adult Book Club
3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
 Adult Book Club
Thursday, Jul. 11, 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Love to read books of all types (adult, teen and childrens) and genres (mysteries, biographies, nonfiction)? Love to discuss and share with others your thoughts about the books you read? Then join the Club!  The library book club meets once a month (there is a afternoon and evening discussion)....read more
Teen Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Day
Thursday, Jul. 11, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Teens only! Play video games and board games, watch teen movies.
Teen Crafternoon - Canvas Art
3:00pm
 Teen Crafternoon - Canvas Art
Thursday, Jul. 11, 3:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
We will provide canvases, stencils, and more in a stress-free environment.  You supply the imagination.
Wreck this Stuff: Galaxy in a jar
3:30 pm
Wreck this Stuff: Galaxy in a jar
Thursday, Jul. 11, 3:30 pmWreck this Stuff: Ga
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Make a mess. Deconstruct. Play!
Cascada de Flores
3:30 pm
 Cascada de Flores
Thursday, Jul. 11, 3:30 pmCascada de Flores
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Cascada de Flores is a Mexican-American trio
of musicians and storytellers.  They will be performing
"The Tree and the Donkey Who Loved to Sing"
AKA  "El Abuelo."
World of Wonder Museum Presents Soda Bottle Rocketry
4:00PM
World of Wonder Museum Presents Soda Bottle Rocketry
Thursday, Jul. 11, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Using plastic bottles, water, and compressed air learn about aerodynamics as we design, test, modify, and launch your own rocket!

Book Buddies
4:00-5:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 11, 4:00-5:00 pmBook Buddies
Troke Branch Library

This program is for children entering first, second and third grades in fall,
and who are struggling in reading at their grade level.  Volunteers will guide
the kids as they read and add activities to supplement reading skills.

Registration Tuesday, June 4th o...read more
New Mettle Farms: Nature Journals
4:00-5:00 PM
New Mettle Farms: Nature Journals
Thursday, Jul. 11, 4:00-5:00 PMNew Mettle Farms: Na
Fair Oaks Library

Hand sew your own pages and wrapped cover into a unique notebook complete with nature adorned page markers. It’s you...read more

Science Tellers - Aliens
4:00pm
 Science Tellers - Aliens
Thursday, Jul. 11, 4:00pmScience Tellers - Al
Tracy Branch Library
During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, th...read more
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Jul. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer? 
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. for our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of supplies....read more
Bilingual Storytime
4:00 pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 11, 4:00 pmBilingual Storytime
Stribley Micro Library
Enjoy some books, songs, and playtime while supporting your child's love of reading!
LEGO® Club
4:00 p.m.
 LEGO® Club
Thursday, Jul. 11, 4:00 p.m.LEGO® Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Anything is possible with LEGO®.  We’ll bring the bricks, you supply the imagination.
Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets....read more
Goodnight Storytime
6;00-6:30 PM
 Goodnight Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 11, 6;00-6:30 PM
(July 11)
Goodnight Storytime
Fair Oaks Library
Wear your PJs, bring your favorite stuffed friend, and enjoy a special Goodnight Storytime at Fair Oaks!
Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom
6:00pm
Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom
Thursday, Jul. 11, 6:00pmPython Ron’s R
Troke Branch Library
This program features live animals and introduces patrons to the world of reptiles, spiders and insects. This is a great family program.
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Computer Science 101
10:00am
 Computer Science 101
Friday, Jul. 12, 10:00amComputer Science 101
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 6-12. During this week long course, students will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share. Classes are Monday - Friday, July 8-12, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Participants must be able to attend all cla...read more

Family Storytime
10:15
 Family Storytime
Friday, Jul. 12, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 0-5. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.
Crafty Friday--Hand Scrubs and Massage
10:30 am
Crafty Friday--Hand Scrubs and Massage
Friday, Jul. 12, 10:30 am
Mountain House Fire Station--911 S. Tradition St.
Join us as Sarah from New Mettle Farms teaches us how to make soothing lavender hand scrubs and effective techniques for self-massage of the hands, arms, and shoulders. It will be a delightful experience you won’t want to miss.
Crafty Friday--Hand Scrubs and Massage @ MH Firehouse
10:30 am
Crafty Friday--Hand Scrubs and Massage @ MH Firehouse
Friday, Jul. 12, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us as Sarah from New Mettle Farms teaches us how to make soothing lavender hand scrubs and effective techniques for self-massage of the hands, arms, and shoulders. It will be a delightful experience you won’t want to miss. Mountain House Firehouse...read more
All About Baby
10:30 am
 All About Baby
Friday, Jul. 12, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiv...read more
Crafty Friday--Hand Scrubs and Massage
10:30 am
Crafty Friday--Hand Scrubs and Massage
Friday, Jul. 12, 10:30 am
Mountain House Fire Station--911 S Tradition St,
Join us as New Mettle Farms' Sarah Carson teaches us to make soothing lavender hand scrubs and effective techniques for self-massage of the hands, arms, and shoulders. It will be a delightful experience you won’t want to miss. Space and materials are limited--first come, first served.
Drop-In Tech Help
11:00 - 1:00 pm
 Drop-In Tech Help
Friday, Jul. 12, 11:00 - 1:00 pmDrop-In Tech Help
Arnold Rue Micro Library

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

Phil Ackerly’s “I Love to Read” Magic Show
12:30 pm
Phil Ackerly’s “I Love to Read” Magic Show
Friday, Jul. 12, 12:30 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
HELD AT THE SCOTT BROOKS GYMNASIUM - 15557 Fifth Street, Lathrop CA

Join us on a journey of magical illusions, storytelling, music and humor.
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 12, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Anime Your Way
1:00 pm
 Anime Your Way
Friday, Jul. 12, 1:00 pmAnime Your Way
Troke Branch Library

Carlos Nieto III will teach the fine art of anime drawing. 

Ages 10+. All materials will be available at the library.

CELEBRATE SUMMER READING!
Find Art Fun
1:30 - 4:00 pm
 Find Art Fun
Friday, Jul. 12, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Join us for drop-in arts and crafts with no limits. Create whatever you like with whatever materials we provide!

Craft supplies will be available in the library from 1:30 - 4:00.
Teen & Tween Anime Club
3:00-4:30 PM
 Teen & Tween Anime Club
Friday, Jul. 12, 3:00-4:30 PM
(July 12 & July 26)
Teen & Tween Anime C
Fair Oaks Library

Enjoy some anime while you creat...read more

Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Jul. 12, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech!
3-4:30pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
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Book Buddies
3:00 p.m.
 Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 12, 3:00 p.m.Book Buddies
Escalon Branch Library
Cascada de Flores Concert
3:00 p.m.
 Cascada de Flores Concert
Friday, Jul. 12, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Cascada de Flores presents concerts as a duet to a sextet, bringing the nostalgic song and traditions of Mexico and its neighbors into simple and beautiful arrangements that allow space for both improvisation and pure expression.
Galaxy Rings
3pm
 Galaxy Rings
Friday, Jul. 12, 3pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come join us as we make galaxy theme ring necklace to wear. Decorate them to your liking! Open to teens and adults. Supplies will be provided. 
Anime Your Way
3:15 PM
 Anime Your Way
Friday, Jul. 12, 3:15 PMAnime Your Way
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tweens and teens,
  • A fan of Anime? Come join the anime artist/instructor Carlos Nieto III for a FREE anime drawing lesson at the Cesar Chavez Central Library on Friday July 12, 2018 at 3:15 PM. The instructor will show you how to draw or sketch an anime figure using a pen/pencil. Su
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Magic with Phil Ackerly
3:30 pm
 Magic with Phil Ackerly
Friday, Jul. 12, 3:30 pmMagic with Phil Acke
Stribley Micro Library
Witness the magic of Phil Ackerly!
Reading to the Rescue with Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
3:30 p.m.
Reading to the Rescue with Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Friday, Jul. 12, 3:30 p.m.Reading to the Rescu
Escalon Branch Library
Have you ever read a book to a chicken? Here's your chance. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours and read to the furry and feathered friends of the Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary. 

All ages are welcome to stop by and practice their reading skills with these barnyard frie...read more
CANCELED - English Conversation Club
4:00pm
CANCELED - English Conversation Club
Friday, Jul. 12, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
Star Wars: Episode VII
7:00 pm
 Star Wars: Episode VII
Friday, Jul. 12, 7:00 pmStar Wars: Episode V
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Come see the Force Awakens at the library!
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Mountain House Library CLOSED 6/15-9/6 Due to Road Construction.
Mountain House Library CLOSED 6/15-9/6 Due to Road Construction.
Saturday, Jul. 13
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library will be closed from 6/15-9/6 2019 due to road construction.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  The library will still be providing programs in Mountain House.  Please check the online events calendars for program dates, times and locations (http:/...read more
Saturday Storytime
10:15 am
 Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 13, 10:15 amSaturday Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Join us for fun stories and songs starting Saturday, June 1st. For June, July & August.


 
Magic with Phil Ackerly
10:30 am
 Magic with Phil Ackerly
Saturday, Jul. 13, 10:30 amMagic with Phil Acke
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Witness the magic of Phil Ackerly!
Lego Club
11:00 am
 Lego Club
Saturday, Jul. 13, 11:00 amLego Club
Stribley Micro Library
Everything is awesome!
Tai Chi
12:00 PM
 Tai Chi
Saturday, Jul. 13, 12:00 PMTai Chi
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Instructor Bing Hui, will teach Tai Chi, which is an ancient Chinese martial art that combines slow-moving and graceful exercises, soft circular motions to harmonize mind and body and mental focus, while stretching muscles and joints.  Great for maintaining a healthy body and mind.  This f...read more
Troke Adult Book Club
12:00 p.m.
 Troke Adult Book Club
Saturday, Jul. 13, 12:00 p.m.Troke Adult Book Clu
Troke Branch Library
Love to read? Join the Club! 

Come and discuss great books, on the second Saturdays of each month in 2019. The book club meets at noon.
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Jul. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
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Veterans Center Van
10 a.m.
 Veterans Center Van
Monday, Jul. 15, 10 a.m.
(Monday July 15, 10 a.m., Thursday August 8, 10 a.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Monday, Jul. 15, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
Stay & Play
10:45-11:15am
 Stay & Play
Monday, Jul. 15, 10:45-11:15amStay & Play
Troke Branch Library
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Zumbini®
11:00am
 Zumbini®
Monday, Jul. 15, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library

Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes o...read more


Book Buddies
11:00 a.m
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 15, 11:00 a.m
Ripon Branch Library
Does your young reader need some help reading this summer? Sign-up for a reading assistance program that pairs your child with a teen volunteer to get a little boost in reading confidence and skills. This is a free program. Register at the Ripon Branch Library.
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Monday, Jul. 15, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Book Buddies
2:00 - 3:00PM
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 15, 2:00 - 3:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Weston Ranch Branch Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades K-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through sm...read more
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Jul. 15, 3:00pmKids Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! Fall Dates: August 12- December 9, 2019. No meeting on 9/2, 10/14, 11/11, or 11/25.
Book Buddies
3:00 p.m.
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 15, 3:00 p.m.Book Buddies
Escalon Branch Library
Bonnie Lockhart
3:30 PM
 Bonnie Lockhart
Monday, Jul. 15, 3:30 PMBonnie Lockhart
Linden Branch Library
Come join us for some sing-a-long fun with Bonnie Lockhart!
Book Buddies
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 15, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
(Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 8, 15, 22, 3:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Chavez Central Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades 1st-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through small...read more
Chess Club
4:00 p.m.
 Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 15, 4:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
If you like to play chess, would like to learn to play, or enjoy playing with others, then you will love our chess club!  All levels of experience are welcome.  For kids age 9 and up, teens, and adults.  Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Chess Club
5:30-6:30 p.m.
 Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Chess Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
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Bookmobile at Wicklund Park
10:00am-11:00am
 Bookmobile at Wicklund Park
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:00am-11:00amBookmobile at Wicklu
Mountain House Branch Library
The Bookmobile will be at Wicklund Park every Tuesday from 10:00am-11:00am while the MH Library is closed.  This traveling branch library carries books and other library materials for all ages and interests.&nbs...read more
Traveling Lantern Theatre
10:00 a.m.
 Traveling Lantern Theatre
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:00 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library

Join us and watch as the Traveling Lantern Theatre tells us a tale of flying to the moon and back.

English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
10:00 am
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:00 amEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Spanish-English Storytime
10:15am
 Spanish-English Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Spanish-English Storytime as we read books in Spanish and English. Then afterwards, stay around for craft time. 
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Have lots of fun playing with friends new and old when we bring out different types of toys each week. Caregivers must stay with children.

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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 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. 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch!
Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: age 0-2; older siblings welcome! 

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Stay & Play
10:45-11:15am
 Stay & Play
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:45-11:15amStay & Play
Troke Branch Library
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Straw Rocket Craft at the MH Firehouse
11:00am-noon
Straw Rocket Craft at the MH Firehouse
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 11:00am-noonStraw Rocket Craft a
Mountain House Branch Library
Join MH Library staff at the Mountain House Firehouse to make a Straw Rocket Crafts between 11:00am-noon.  
Intro to Crochet
11:00 am
 Intro to Crochet
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 11:00 amIntro to Crochet
Stribley Micro Library
Learn how to crochet your own gifts and items!
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome!

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 16, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Tech Know-How
1:00 - 5:00 pm
 Tech Know-How
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Drop-in tech help for simple questions with help from patient, friendly staff. Bringing your own device is recommended!
Book Buddies
1:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions a...read more

Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents “My Mother The Astronaut”
1:00 pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents “My Mother The Astronaut”
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 1:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
A space themed play about an incredible journey through the cosmos.
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
1:00-2:00 PM
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 1:00-2:00 PM
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM)
Book Buddies @ Fair
Fair Oaks Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm during ...read more
Book Buddies
2-3 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2-3 pm
(Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11, 13 18, 20, 25, 27, July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Book Buddies is a summer program designed
to help students in grades 1-3 who are reading
below grade level.  The idea is that trained teen
volunteers will work with the children 2 days a
week for a 6 week period.  Hopefully they will
be ready for the next school ye...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Fair Oaks Story Time
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Story Time
Fair Oaks Library

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

 

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Books in the Barnyard with Harvest Home
3:30 pm
Books in the Barnyard with Harvest Home
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 3:30 pmBooks in the Barnyar
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Spend some time with a friendly rescued rooster or get to know a rascally rabbit....read more
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 4:00-5:00 pmBook Buddies
Troke Branch Library

This program is for children entering first, second and third grades in fall,
and who are struggling in reading at their grade level.  Volunteers will guide
the kids as they read and add activities to supplement reading skills.

Registration Tuesday, June 4th o...read more
Traveling Lantern Theatre: My Mother the Astronaut
4:00 p.m.
Traveling Lantern Theatre: My Mother the Astronaut
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 4:00 p.m.Traveling Lantern Th
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Aquari...read more

Teen STEM: DIY Smartphone Projector
4:00pm
Teen STEM: DIY Smartphone Projector
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 4:00pmTeen STEM: DIY Smart
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Learn to make your own smartphone mini-projector out of everyday materials. All materials provided (minus the smartphone). First come, first serve.
Sewing Basics Class for Teens and Adults
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Sewing Basics Class for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
(4/16/19, 5/21/19, 6/18/19 & 7/16/19)
Sewing Basics Class
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 3rd Tuesday (4/16/19, 5/21/19, 6/18/19 & 7/16/19) from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing, including operatin...read more
Science Wizard Presents: Super Cool Chemistry at Questa
4:00pm
Science Wizard Presents: Super Cool Chemistry at Questa
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 4:00pmScience Wizard Prese
Mountain House Branch Library
The Science Wizard will amaze you with his incredible experiments. Join the MH Library staff at Questa Elementary School Multipurpose Room (685 N Montebello St, Mountain House, CA 95391) on July 16th at 4:00pm for all the Melting, Oozing...read more
Stitch & Share
4:30 PM
 Stitch & Share
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 4:30 PMStitch & Share
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your creations.  
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Book Buddies
11:00 a.m
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 11:00 a.m
Ripon Branch Library
Does your young reader need some help reading this summer? Sign-up for a reading assistance program that pairs your child with a teen volunteer to get a little boost in reading confidence and skills. This is a free program. Register at the Ripon Branch Library.
Gadget Clinic
1:00 p.m.
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 1:00 p.m.Gadget Clinic
Escalon Branch Library

Trouble with technology? 
We can help answer your questions about email, laptops, tablets, iPads, and other electronic gadgets. Stop by the Escalon Public Library Wednesdays between 1pm-6pm for all of your gadg...read more

Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Book Buddies
2:00 - 3:00PM
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2:00 - 3:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Weston Ranch Branch Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades K-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through sm...read more
Traveling Lantern "My Mother the Astronaut"
1:30 pm
Traveling Lantern "My Mother the Astronaut"
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Come join us as the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents "My Mother the Astronaut", an adventure featuring Aquarius, whose mom is an astronaut, on "Take your child to work day". Aquarius can't wait to go to NASA and find out what it's like to be in space!
Troke Knitters
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2:00 p.m. to 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 the Troke Knitters Program.

The Troke Knitters gather primarily to make knitted goods suitable for charitable causes in our community. Participants may keep their products for their own use or do...read more
Musical Robot
2:00 pm
 Musical Robot
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Back by popular demand, Musical Robot will be playing music and entertaining the crowd. Fun for all ages! All events are FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. Tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, 30 minutes before showtime.
Framed Butterfly Craft
3:00 p.m.
 Framed Butterfly Craft
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 3:00 p.m.Framed Butterfly Cra
Thornton Branch Library
Victoria Davila will be instructing on how to create a beautiful framed butterfly. 
Recommended for ages 6 and up. 
Family Trivia Day
3:00-4:00 PM
 Family Trivia Day
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 3:00-4:00 PM
(July 17)
Family Trivia Day
Fair Oaks Library
Book Buddies
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
(Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July, 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Chavez Central Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades 1st-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through small...read more
Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 3:30 pmFamily Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Read books, sing songs, and spend time with your future bookworm during this family-centered program!<...read more
Tech Time
3:30 pm
 Tech Time
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 3:30 pmTech Time
Stribley Micro Library
Try out some of our cool tech gadgets and gizmos!
Mayor’s Book Club for Teens
3-4:30 pm
Mayor’s Book Club for Teens
Wednesday, Jul. 17
Maya Angelou Branch Library
This  6-week City of Stockton-sponsored program
involves a group of 10 teenagers  (first come
first served) all reading
the same book.   This summer's book is
titled: Give People Money
Space Wreaths
4pm
 Space Wreaths
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 4pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us as we make a space theme wreath based on the planets and stars. Open to all ages and supplies will be provided. 
MakerSpace Hour
4 p.m.
 MakerSpace Hour
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 4 p.m.
(Wednesdays, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, & July 31, 4 p.m.)

Troke Branch Library
The Troke MakerSpace Hour provides a place, materials, and equipment for people of all ages to exercise creativity, explore technology, share ideas, and work collaboratively. Each week, we will feature a different theme. Please see the Extended Description, to view a list of themes for this month....read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit!  Taught by certified instructor Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.&n...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome!
All About Baby Storytime at the MH Firehouse
10:30am
All About Baby Storytime at the MH Firehouse
Thursday, Jul. 18, 10:30am
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.  Will be held at the MH Firehouse Room. <...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 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, Jul. 18, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.
All About Baby
10:30 am
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 18, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiv...read more
Preschool Storytime at the MH Firehouse Room
11:15am
Preschool Storytime at the MH Firehouse Room
Thursday, Jul. 18, 11:15am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.  Will be he...read more
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Thursday, Jul. 18, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Jurassic Safari
1:00pm
 Jurassic Safari
Thursday, Jul. 18, 1:00pmJurassic Safari
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 6-12. See and feel real 65 million year old dinosaur bones and meet some of the living links to the"Age of the Dinosaurs" such as an alligator, tortoise, and scorpion.  Discover the wonders of Coprolite! We also have life sized replicas of dinosaur eggs, U...read more
Book Buddies
1:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 18, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library

Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions a...read more

Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
1:00-2:00 PM
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
Thursday, Jul. 18, 1:00-2:00 PM
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM)
Book Buddies @ Fair
Fair Oaks Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm during ...read more
Preschool Storytime
1:30 pm
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 18, 1:30 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Share the love of stories with us while reading, singling, playing, and learning. Stay after storytime for a simple craft!

All ages are welcome.
Book Buddies
2-3 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 18, 2-3 pm
(Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11, 13 18, 20, 25, 27, July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Book Buddies is a summer program designed
to help students in grades 1-3 who are reading
below grade level.  The idea is that trained teen
volunteers will work with the children 2 days a
week for a 6 week period.  Hopefully they will
be ready for the next school ye...read more
Family Game Day
2:00 pm
 Family Game Day
Thursday, Jul. 18, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
We will have board games, card games, giant Jenga, giant Yahtzee and more! All ages welcome. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult or someone 14 years-old or older.
Teen Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Day
Thursday, Jul. 18, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Teens only! Play video games and board games, watch teen movies.
Tony Borders Puppets
3:30 pm
 Tony Borders Puppets
Thursday, Jul. 18, 3:30 pmTony Borders Puppets
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Tony Borders presents a puppet show
that is literally out of this world.   It's
showtime on Puppet Planet!
The Lego Movie Screening
3:30 pm
 The Lego Movie Screening
Thursday, Jul. 18, 3:30 pmThe Lego Movie Scree
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Everything is awesome! 
Family Storytime
4:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 18, 4:00 pmFamily Storytime
Stribley Micro Library
Enjoy some books, songs, and playtime while supporting your child's love of reading!
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 18, 4:00-5:00 pmBook Buddies
Troke Branch Library

This program is for children entering first, second and third grades in fall,
and who are struggling in reading at their grade level.  Volunteers will guide
the kids as they read and add activities to supplement reading skills.

Registration Tuesday, June 4th o...read more
Conservation Ambassadors Presents Wild Things
4:00PM
Conservation Ambassadors Presents Wild Things
Thursday, Jul. 18, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library

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Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Jul. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer? 
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. for our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of supplies....read more
ScienceTellers: Aliens: Escape from Earth!
4:00-5:00 PM
ScienceTellers: Aliens: Escape from Earth!
Thursday, Jul. 18, 4:00-5:00 PMScienceTellers: Alie
Fair Oaks Library
Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world!
Life Size PacMan Return
4:00 PM
 Life Size PacMan Return
Thursday, Jul. 18, 4:00 PMLife Size PacMan Ret
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tweens and teens,
  • Love the all-time favorite arcade game PacMan? You're in for a treat because the Cesar Chavez Library will host the Life Size PacMan Game again on Thursday July 18, 2019 at 4 PM. Come play with your friends and others. Refreshment will be provided. Sign up is not r
...read more
Find Art Fun
4:00 p.m.
 Find Art Fun
Thursday, Jul. 18, 4:00 p.m.Find Art Fun
Cesar Chavez Central Library
 Art without limits!  Have fun creating art using whatever objects and tools are available!
Lego Builder’s Club
4:00pm
 Lego Builder’s Club
Thursday, Jul. 18, 4:00pmLego Builder’s
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 0-12. Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an hour of building with Legos and Duplos. Children have the opportunity to put their creations on display in the library.

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Face Painting & Balloon Making for Kids
6:00pm
Face Painting & Balloon Making for Kids
Thursday, Jul. 18, 6:00pmFace Painting & Ball
Troke Branch Library
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Family Storytime
10:15
 Family Storytime
Friday, Jul. 19, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 0-5. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.
Lego Building Fun! at MH Firehouse
10:30am
Lego Building Fun! at MH Firehouse
Friday, Jul. 19, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Come have fun constructing lego buildings, machines, and more at our Lego Building Fun Program at the Mountain House Firehouse room.  This program is for 4 year olds and above.  
Zumbini® with Hannah Bell
10:30 a.m.
 Zumbini® with Hannah Bell
Friday, Jul. 19, 10:30 a.m.
(June 3, 7, July 19, 22, 29, 10:30 a.m.)
Zumbini® with Ha
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes o...read more


Mahjong Meet-Up
11:00 am
 Mahjong Meet-Up
Friday, Jul. 19, 11:00 amMahjong Meet-Up
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Play a round of Mahjong with old and new friends!
Summer Reading Fun
12:00 p.m.
 Summer Reading Fun
Friday, Jul. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy fun crafts and reading activities to help you complete the summer reading program. Prizes and a pizza party for everyone who completes the program.
Lunch @ the Library
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 19, Noon to 1:30 p.m.Lunch @ the Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to youth (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Find Art Fun
1:30 - 4:00 pm
 Find Art Fun
Friday, Jul. 19, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Join us for drop-in arts and crafts with no limits. Create whatever you like with whatever materials we provide!

Craft supplies will be available in the library from 1:30 - 4:00.
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Jul. 19, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech!
3-4:30pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
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Make Tie- Dye Backpack
3:00pm
 Make Tie- Dye Backpack
Friday, Jul. 19, 3:00pmMake Tie- Dye Backpa
Troke Branch Library
You are invited to make a Tie-dye backpack. The program is for children ages 8 & older. Please arrive early since the space is limited to 25.
Book Buddies
3:00 p.m.
 Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 19, 3:00 p.m.Book Buddies
Escalon Branch Library
Nebula in a Jar
3pm
 Nebula in a Jar
Friday, Jul. 19, 3pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us as we make Nebula Necklaces to wear. Mix the color of your choices and stand out. Open to Teens and Adults. Supplies will be provided. 
Books in the Barnyard with Harvest Home
3:30 pm
Books in the Barnyard with Harvest Home
Friday, Jul. 19, 3:30 pmBooks in the Barnyar
Stribley Micro Library
Spend some time with a friendly rescued rooster or get to know a rascally rabbit....read more
Move to the Music with Eric Rubin (NEW DATE & TIME!)
3:30 p.m.
Move to the Music with Eric Rubin (NEW DATE & TIME!)
Friday, Jul. 19, 3:30 p.m.Move to the Music wi
Cesar Chavez Central Library

At Eric’s original bilingual (Spanish/English) music and partic...read more

Nerf Battle
7:00 pm
 Nerf Battle
Friday, Jul. 19, 7:00 pmNerf Battle
Stribley Micro Library
Get into the game! 
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Mountain House Library CLOSED 6/15-9/6 Due to Road Construction.
Mountain House Library CLOSED 6/15-9/6 Due to Road Construction.
Saturday, Jul. 20
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library will be closed from 6/15-9/6 2019 due to road construction.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  The library will still be providing programs in Mountain House.  Please check the online events calendars for program dates, times and locations (http:/...read more
Saturday Storytime
10:15 am
 Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 20, 10:15 amSaturday Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Join us for fun stories and songs starting Saturday, June 1st. For June, July & August.


 
Adult Book Club
11:00am
 Adult Book Club
Saturday, Jul. 20, 11:00amAdult Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Join us every 3rd Saturday morning to discuss a new book. Book available at the checkout desk. 
Teen Gaming Day
11:00 am
 Teen Gaming Day
Saturday, Jul. 20, 11:00 amTeen Gaming Day
Stribley Micro Library
Who will be the gaming queen or king of Stribley?
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Jul. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
SAT/ACT Practice Tests
1:00 - 4:00 PM
 SAT/ACT Practice Tests
Saturday, Jul. 20, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
(7/20/19, 8/31/2019, 9/21/2019, 10/12/2019 & 11/2/2019)
SAT/ACT Practice Tes
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens,
Are you familiar with the process of taking the SAT or ACT test?Are you ready to take any of those tests?
If you answer "NO" to either question above, come to the Cesar Chavez Central Library and take the SAT and/or ACT practice tests on paper or on a laptop. Taking the pr...read more
Adult Craft: Painting
2:00pm
 Adult Craft: Painting
Saturday, Jul. 20, 2:00pmAdult Craft: Paintin
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Learn new painting techniques by recreating a painting step-by-step with the help of a painting instructor.

Space is limited. Priority given to those who register in person, by phone (866-805-7323), or online starting June 6, 2019.
Beginners Yoga Class
2:00 pm
 Beginners Yoga Class
Saturday, Jul. 20, 2:00 pmBeginners Yoga Class
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Stretch, relax, and get fit! 
Jedi Training with Andy Zandy
3:30 p.m.
 Jedi Training with Andy Zandy
Saturday, Jul. 20, 3:30 p.m.Jedi Training with A
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Kids e...read more

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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Monday, Jul. 22, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
Stay & Play
10:45-11:15am
 Stay & Play
Monday, Jul. 22, 10:45-11:15amStay & Play
Troke Branch Library
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Jul. 22, 3:00pmKids Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! Fall Dates: August 12- December 9, 2019. No meeting on 9/2, 10/14, 11/11, or 11/25.
Secrets of Magic
3:30 PM
 Secrets of Magic
Monday, Jul. 22, 3:30 PMSecrets of Magic
Linden Branch Library
Learn about the Secrets of Magic with Brian Scott!
Book Buddies
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 22, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
(Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 8, 15, 22, 3:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Chavez Central Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades 1st-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through small...read more
Chess Club
4:00 p.m.
 Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 22, 4:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
If you like to play chess, would like to learn to play, or enjoy playing with others, then you will love our chess club!  All levels of experience are welcome.  For kids age 9 and up, teens, and adults.  Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Chess Club
5:30-6:30 p.m.
 Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Chess Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
Galaxy Paint Party
6pm
 Galaxy Paint Party
Monday, Jul. 22, 6pmGalaxy Paint Party
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Paint the galaxies at Cesar Chavez Library.  Join us for a step-by-step paint party that is out of this world.  All materials will be supplied.  Register early.  This program is for ages 13 and up.

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Bookmobile at Wicklund Park
10:00am-11:00am
 Bookmobile at Wicklund Park
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:00am-11:00amBookmobile at Wicklu
Mountain House Branch Library
The Bookmobile will be at Wicklund Park every Tuesday from 10:00am-11:00am while the MH Library is closed.  This traveling branch library carries books and other library materials for all ages and interests.&nbs...read more
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
10:00 am
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:00 amEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Spanish-English Storytime
10:15am
 Spanish-English Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Spanish-English Storytime as we read books in Spanish and English. Then afterwards, stay around for craft time. 
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Have lots of fun playing with friends new and old when we bring out different types of toys each week. Caregivers must stay with children.

<...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 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. 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch!
Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: age 0-2; older siblings welcome! 

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Chavez Book Club
10:30 am
 Chavez Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, July 23 & August 6, 10:30 am)
Chavez Book Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion. Our selection for August is The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss. The real-life protagonist of The Black Count, General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet with a story that is strikingly ...read more
Stay & Play
10:45-11:15am
 Stay & Play
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:45-11:15amStay & Play
Troke Branch Library
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Drop-In Tech Help
11:00 am
 Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 11:00 amDrop-In Tech Help
Stribley Micro Library
Need help with a laptop, Tablet, or just looking for one-on-one assistance?
Angry Bird Event at the MH Firehouse
11:00am-noon
Angry Bird Event at the MH Firehouse
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 11:00am-noon
Mountain House Branch Library
Join MH Library staff at the Mountain House Firehouse to have Angry Bird Fun between 11:00am-noon.   We will do crafts and games and you may even win a small  prize.
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome!

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
Tech Know-How
1:00 - 5:00 pm
 Tech Know-How
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Drop-in tech help for simple questions with help from patient, friendly staff. Bringing your own device is recommended!
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
1:00-2:00 PM
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 1:00-2:00 PM
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM)
Book Buddies @ Fair
Fair Oaks Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm during ...read more
Book Buddies
2-3 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2-3 pm
(Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11, 13 18, 20, 25, 27, July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Book Buddies is a summer program designed
to help students in grades 1-3 who are reading
below grade level.  The idea is that trained teen
volunteers will work with the children 2 days a
week for a 6 week period.  Hopefully they will
be ready for the next school ye...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Fair Oaks Story Time
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Story Time
Fair Oaks Library

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

 

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Crafty Kids: Dog Days of Summer
3:30 pm
 Crafty Kids: Dog Days of Summer
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 3:30 pmCrafty Kids: Dog Day
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Come over and get messy with an interactive craft! 
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 4:00-5:00 pmBook Buddies
Troke Branch Library

This program is for children entering first, second and third grades in fall,
and who are struggling in reading at their grade level.  Volunteers will guide
the kids as they read and add activities to supplement reading skills.

Registration Tuesday, June 4th o...read more
Makerspace - Straw Rockets
4:00PM
 Makerspace - Straw Rockets
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 4:00PMMakerspace - Straw R
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Build! Tinker! Play! with out fund Makerspace toys and tools.

We will have special craft during Makerspace and make Straw Rockets!
Teen STEM: 3D Printing 101
4:00pm
 Teen STEM: 3D Printing 101
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 4:00pmTeen STEM: 3D Printi
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Learn the basics of 3D printing. 
Jungle James Animal Adventures
4:00 p.m.
 Jungle James Animal Adventures
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 4:00 p.m.Jungle James Animal
Cesar Chavez Central Library

This i...read more

Stitch & Share
4:30 PM
 Stitch & Share
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 4:30 PMStitch & Share
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your creations.  
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Gadget Clinic
1:00 p.m.
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 1:00 p.m.Gadget Clinic
Escalon Branch Library

Trouble with technology? 
We can help answer your questions about email, laptops, tablets, iPads, and other electronic gadgets. Stop by the Escalon Public Library Wednesdays between 1pm-6pm for all of your gadg...read more

Yoga For Beginners
1:00 PM
 Yoga For Beginners
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 1:00 PMYoga For Beginners
Weston Ranch Branch Library

This is a more gentle method, great for seniors or those who would like to ease into yoga.  Please bring a...read more

Troke Knitters
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 p.m. to 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 the Troke Knitters Program.

The Troke Knitters gather primarily to make knitted goods suitable for charitable causes in our community. Participants may keep their products for their own use or do...read more
Bibliospectacular!
2:00 pm
 Bibliospectacular!
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Magician Brian Scott will delight all ages with his Bibliospectacular magic show! All events are FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. Tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, 30 minutes before showtime.
Jungle James Animal Adventures
2:30 pm
 Jungle James Animal Adventures
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Come join us to see Jungle James and his ultimate live animal viewing experience. We'll visit continents across the world to discuss the role that animals play in their respective habitats, without even leaving the library.
Family Coloring
3:00-4:00 PM
 Family Coloring
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:00-4:00 PM
(July 24)
Family Coloring
Fair Oaks Library

Coloring pages for the whole family!
All materials provided.

A Universe of Paints with Miss Sonya
3:00 p.m.
A Universe of Paints with Miss Sonya
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library and Miss Sonya to learn about a universe of paints and even design your own custom creation. 
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Teacher Barb and Clef the Chef
3:00 pm
 Teacher Barb and Clef the Chef
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
HELD AT THE SCOTT BROOKS GYMNASIUM - 15557 Fifth Street, Lathrop CA

Sing along and get your groove on with this fun-loving musical duo!
Book Buddies
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
(Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July, 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Mondays and Wednesdays through June and July, the Chavez Central Library will offer reading and literacy comprehension help for kids in grades 1st-3rd. This program was designed to assist kids that are already struggling to read at grade level to help them meet their grade requirements through small...read more
Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:30 pmFamily Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Read books, sing songs, and spend time with your future bookworm during this family-centered program!<...read more
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Movie Screening
3:30 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Movie Screening
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:30 pmGuardians of the Gal
Stribley Micro Library
Enjoy an incredible movie!
Space Bingo for Kids
3:30 PM
 Space Bingo for Kids
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:30 PMSpace Bingo for Kids
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Love to play bingo? Like to win free stuff? Then join us and do both at our special Space Themed Bingo! There will be prizes to win. This free program is just for kids!
Mayor’s Book Club for Teens
3-4:30 pm
Mayor’s Book Club for Teens
Wednesday, Jul. 24
Maya Angelou Branch Library
This  6-week City of Stockton-sponsored program
involves a group of 10 teenagers  (first come
first served) all reading
the same book.   This summer's book is
titled: Give People Money
MakerSpace Hour
4 p.m.
 MakerSpace Hour
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 4 p.m.
(Wednesdays, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, & July 31, 4 p.m.)

Troke Branch Library
The Troke MakerSpace Hour provides a place, materials, and equipment for people of all ages to exercise creativity, explore technology, share ideas, and work collaboratively. Each week, we will feature a different theme. Please see the Extended Description, to view a list of themes for this month....read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit!  Taught by certified instructor Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.&n...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome!
All About Baby Storytime at the MH Firehouse
10:30am
All About Baby Storytime at the MH Firehouse
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:30am
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.  Will be held at the MH Firehouse Room. <...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 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, Jul. 25, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.
All About Baby
10:30 am
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiv...read more
Preschool Storytime at the MH Firehouse Room
11:15am
Preschool Storytime at the MH Firehouse Room
Thursday, Jul. 25, 11:15am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.  Will be he...read more
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
1:00-2:00 PM
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
Thursday, Jul. 25, 1:00-2:00 PM
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM)
Book Buddies @ Fair
Fair Oaks Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm during ...read more
Preschool Storytime
1:30 pm
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 25, 1:30 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Share the love of stories with us while reading, singling, playing, and learning. Stay after storytime for a simple craft!

All ages are welcome.
Summer Blockbuster: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2:00 pm
Summer Blockbuster: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Come on down to the library to watch a film on our big screen! We will be showing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and eating popcorn. This movie is rated PG-13 and is 137 minutes long. Children 12 and under will need to be accompanied by and adult or get a parent's permission to attend.
Teen Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Day
Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Teens only! Play video games and board games, watch teen movies.
Spirited Away Celebration
3:30 pm
 Spirited Away Celebration
Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:30 pmSpirited Away Celebr
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Celebrate Hayao Miyazaki's movies like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and more!
End of Summer Reading Celebration - Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm
End of Summer Reading Celebration - Ice Cream Social
Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:30 pmEnd of Summer Readin
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2019.
There will be ice cream, of course... AND a special
appearance by Splash, the big goofy mascot of the
Stockton Ports baseball team.
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
3:30-4:30PM
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:30-4:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a book or borrow one of ours and read to a furry friend!  Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary brings a different farm animal each month, perfect for you or your child to become aquainted with a farm animal they might not normally come into contact with.  All ages welcome.
Lego Spaceship Challenge
4:00pm
 Lego Spaceship Challenge
Thursday, Jul. 25, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 0-12. Children and their caregivers are invited to try to build an awesome spaceship out of Legos or Duplos!
Bilingual Storytime
4:00 pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 25, 4:00 pmBilingual Storytime
Stribley Micro Library
Enjoy some books, songs, and playtime while supporting your child's love of reading!
Book Buddies
4:00-5:00 pm
 Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 25, 4:00-5:00 pmBook Buddies
Troke Branch Library

This program is for children entering first, second and third grades in fall,
and who are struggling in reading at their grade level.  Volunteers will guide
the kids as they read and add activities to supplement reading skills.

Registration Tuesday, June 4th o...read more
Nature’s Notebooks with New Mettle Farms
4:00 p.m.
Nature’s Notebooks with New Mettle Farms
Thursday, Jul. 25, 4:00 p.m.Nature’s Noteb
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Hand s...read more


Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Jul. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer? 
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. for our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of supplies....read more
Crafty Thursdays - Wind Chimes
4:00-5:30 PM
 Crafty Thursdays - Wind Chimes
Thursday, Jul. 25, 4:00-5:30 PMCrafty Thursdays - W
Fair Oaks Library
Decorate your own wind chimes!
All material supplied
Summer Reading Ice cream Social
6:00pm
 Summer Reading Ice cream Social
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:00pmSummer Reading Ice c
Troke Branch Library
Ice cream for everyone to celebrate a summer full of reading.
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SAT/ACT Practice Test
10:00am
 SAT/ACT Practice Test
Friday, Jul. 26, 10:00amSAT/ACT Practice Tes
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Participants will take a full-length computerized practice test (SAT or ACT), receive their score, and suggested study areas. The test takes approximately 4 hours. Bring a pencil and a calculator.

Space is limited. Priority is giv...read more
Family Storytime
10:15
 Family Storytime
Friday, Jul. 26, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 0-5. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.
Bilingual Storytime - Vamos a Leer
10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Storytime - Vamos a Leer
Friday, Jul. 26, 10:30 a.m.
(January 11, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26 & August 16, 10:30 a.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for bilingual storytime where we read stories in English and Spanish, and enjoy songs, rhymes and movement on select Fridays each month.

Upcoming dates: Jan. 11, Feb. 22, Mar. 22, and Apr. 26, May 24, Jun. 28, Jul. 26

Acompáñannos a una Hora de Cuentos Bil...read more
Crafty Friday--Sharpie Art Tile Coasters @ MH Firehouse
10:30 am
Crafty Friday--Sharpie Art Tile Coasters @ MH Firehouse
Friday, Jul. 26, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us & learn how to make your own coasters with Sharpies®, the right kind of alcohol and plain white bath tiles.Mountain House Firehouse. All materials will be provided for a limited number of partici...read more
All About Baby
10:30 am
 All About Baby
Friday, Jul. 26, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiv...read more
Crafty Friday--Sharpie Art Tile Coasters
10:30 am
Crafty Friday--Sharpie Art Tile Coasters
Friday, Jul. 26, 10:30 am
Mountain House Fire Station--911 S Tradition St,
Join us to learn how to make your own coasters with Sharpies®, the right kind of alcohol and plain white bath tiles. All materials will be provided for a limited number of participants--first come, first served.
Home School Hangout
11:00 am
 Home School Hangout
Friday, Jul. 26, 11:00 amHome School Hangout
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Get to know other homeschooling families in the community!
Summer Reading Fun
12:00 p.m.
 Summer Reading Fun
Friday, Jul. 26, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy fun crafts and reading activities to help you complete the summer reading program. Prizes and a pizza party for everyone who completes the program.
Find Art Fun
1:30 - 4:00 pm
 Find Art Fun
Friday, Jul. 26, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Join us for drop-in arts and crafts with no limits. Create whatever you like with whatever materials we provide!

Craft supplies will be available in the library from 1:30 - 4:00.
Book Art for Tweens and Teens
3:00 PM
 Book Art for Tweens and Teens
Friday, Jul. 26, 3:00 PMBook Art for Tweens
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tweens and teens,
  • Join us for a fun Book Art event at the Cesar Chavez Central Library on Friday July 26, 2019 at 3 PM. Use your imagination and creativity to turn old books into decorative art objects. Supplies and refreshment will be provided. Anyone ages 10 and up is invited to participat
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Teen & Tween Anime Club
3:00-4:30 PM
 Teen & Tween Anime Club
Friday, Jul. 26, 3:00-4:30 PM
(July 12 & July 26)
Teen & Tween Anime C
Fair Oaks Library

Enjoy some anime while you creat...read more

Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Jul. 26, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech!
3-4:30pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
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Crafty Kids: The Cat’s Meow
3:30 pm
Crafty Kids: The Cat’s Meow
Friday, Jul. 26, 3:30 pmCrafty Kids: The Cat
Stribley Micro Library
Come over and get messy with an interactive craft!
CANCELED - English Conversation Club
4:00pm
CANCELED - English Conversation Club
Friday, Jul. 26, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
Prom Night!
7:00 pm
 Prom Night!
Friday, Jul. 26, 7:00 pmProm Night!
Arnold Rue Micro Library
"P" to the "R" to the "O" to the "M"

PROM NIGHT!
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Mountain House Library CLOSED 6/15-9/6 Due to Road Construction.
Mountain House Library CLOSED 6/15-9/6 Due to Road Construction.
Saturday, Jul. 27
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library will be closed from 6/15-9/6 2019 due to road construction.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  The library will still be providing programs in Mountain House.  Please check the online events calendars for program dates, times and locations (http:/...read more
Saturday Storytime
10:15 am
 Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 27, 10:15 amSaturday Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Join us for fun stories and songs starting Saturday, June 1st. For June, July & August.


 
Intro to Aromatherapy
11:00 am
 Intro to Aromatherapy
Saturday, Jul. 27, 11:00 amIntro to Aromatherap
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Take some time to rest and relax while making a custom aromatherapy bag!
Basic Drawing for Kids
11:00am-12:30pm or 1:00am-2:30pm
 Basic Drawing for Kids
Saturday, Jul. 27, 11:00am-12:30pm or 1:00am-2:30pmBasic Drawing for Ki
Troke Branch Library
Learn basic drawing skills from a local artist. The class is for children ages 7 & older. You can attend one of the following sessions:

11:00am-12:30pm or 1:00pm-2:30pm. Please arrive early since the space is limited to the first 12 participants per class.

 
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Jul. 27, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Needlepoint Basics
1:00pm
 Needlepoint Basics
Saturday, Jul. 27, 1:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For teens and adults. Learn the basics of needlepoint. All materials supplied. 
Space is limited. Priority is given to those who register in person, phone (866-805-7323), or online starting June 15, 2019. 
Intro to Martial Arts
3:30 pm
 Intro to Martial Arts
Saturday, Jul. 27, 3:30 pmIntro to Martial Art
Stribley Micro Library
Learn some martial arts fundamentals!

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Toddler Stay & Play
10:30-11:00 AM
 Toddler Stay & Play
Monday, Jul. 29, 10:30-11:00 AMToddler Stay & Play
Fair Oaks Library
Early learning and social development for toddlers! Come for the storybook, stay for the educational activities and social development!
 
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Monday, Jul. 29, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
Zumbini® with Hannah Bell
10:30 a.m.
 Zumbini® with Hannah Bell
Monday, Jul. 29, 10:30 a.m.
(June 3, 7, July 19, 22, 29, 10:30 a.m.)
Zumbini® with Ha
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes o...read more

Stay & Play
10:45-11:15am
 Stay & Play
Monday, Jul. 29, 10:45-11:15amStay & Play
Troke Branch Library
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
NEW DATE: Artisan Deeds for Plentiful Herbs by New Mettle Farms
1:30 pm
NEW DATE: Artisan Deeds for Plentiful Herbs by New Mettle Farms
Monday, Jul. 29, 1:30 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
NEW DATE: 07/29/2019 at 1:30 pm

Impress family and friends with preserves, arts, and crafts made from your plentiful herbs. It’s not only clever, it’s frugal!
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Jul. 29, 3:00pmKids Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! Fall Dates: August 12- December 9, 2019. No meeting on 9/2, 10/14, 11/11, or 11/25.
STEAM Mondays
4:00-5:00 PM
 STEAM Mondays
Monday, Jul. 29, 4:00-5:00 PMSTEAM Mondays
Fair Oaks Library
Every STEAM Monday, we'll have activities that focus on different aspects of STEAM. We'll also host guest speakers who will have new and interesting ways to look at the world around us.

STEAM Mondays are the last Monday of the month.
Chess Club
4:00 p.m.
 Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 29, 4:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
If you like to play chess, would like to learn to play, or enjoy playing with others, then you will love our chess club!  All levels of experience are welcome.  For kids age 9 and up, teens, and adults.  Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Chess Club
5:30-6:30 p.m.
 Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Chess Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
Movie Documentary: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
6:00pm
Movie Documentary: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Monday, Jul. 29, 6:00pmMovie Documentary: W
Tracy Branch Library
This 2018 documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. Runtime: 94 mintues. Snacks provided.
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Genealogy Helpers
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
(First & last Tuesdays, 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.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the Library.
&n...read more
Bookmobile at Wicklund Park
10:00am-11:00am
 Bookmobile at Wicklund Park
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:00am-11:00amBookmobile at Wicklu
Mountain House Branch Library
The Bookmobile will be at Wicklund Park every Tuesday from 10:00am-11:00am while the MH Library is closed.  This traveling branch library carries books and other library materials for all ages and interests.&nbs...read more
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
10:00 am
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:00 amEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Spanish-English Storytime
10:15am
 Spanish-English Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Spanish-English Storytime as we read books in Spanish and English. Then afterwards, stay around for craft time. 
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:15 am
( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Preschool & Toddler
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am. 
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Have lots of fun playing with friends new and old when we bring out different types of toys each week. Caregivers must stay with children.

<...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 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. 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch!
Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: age 0-2; older siblings welcome! 

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Stay & Play
10:45-11:15am
 Stay & Play
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:45-11:15amStay & Play
Troke Branch Library
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Loteria Group
11:00 am
 Loteria Group
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 11:00 amLoteria Group
Stribley Micro Library
Try your hand at this game of chance!
Constellation Viewer Craft at the MH Firehouse
110:00am-noon
Constellation Viewer Craft at the MH Firehouse
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 110:00am-noon
Mountain House Branch Library
Join MH Library staff at the Mountain House Firehouse to make a Constellation Viewer craft between 11:00am-noon.  
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome!

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
Tech Know-How
1:00 - 5:00 pm
 Tech Know-How
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Drop-in tech help for simple questions with help from patient, friendly staff. Bringing your own device is recommended!
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
1:00-2:00 PM
Book Buddies @ Fair Oaks (CLOSED)
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 1:00-2:00 PM
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM)
Book Buddies @ Fair
Fair Oaks Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm during ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Fair Oaks Story Time
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Story Time
Fair Oaks Library

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

 

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End of Summer Celebration
3:30 pm
 End of Summer Celebration
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 3:30 pmEnd of Summer Celebr
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Celebrate the end of summer with some sweet treats and plenty of activities!
Science Spectacular with Mad Science
3:30 p.m.
Science Spectacular with Mad Science
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 3:30 p.m.Science Spectacular
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Join u...read more

Teen Summer Craft: Book Art
4:00 pm
 Teen Summer Craft: Book Art
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 4:00 pmTeen Summer Craft:
Troke Branch Library

Learn the fine art of book page folding and create an incredible sculpture!

Ages 10 and up.

CELEBRATE SUMMER READING!
 
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 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!!
Sewing Basics Class for Teens and Adults
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Sewing Basics Class for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
(4/16/19, 5/21/19, 6/18/19 & 7/16/19)
Sewing Basics Class
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 3rd Tuesday (4/16/19, 5/21/19, 6/18/19 & 7/16/19) from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing, including operatin...read more
Teen DIY Studio
4:00 p.m.
 Teen DIY Studio
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 4:00 p.m.Teen DIY Studio
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Teen DIY Studio and design your own amazing creations from bath bombs to neon signs. All materials will be provided. See you there! 
Teen Movie: Captain Marvel
4:00pm
 Teen Movie: Captain Marvel
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 4:00pmTeen Movie: Captain
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-.12. A female pilot gains superpowers after a freak accident and uses them to help save the world alongside another superpower yeilder. Snacks provided. Run Time: 100 minutes
Stitch & Share
4:30 PM
 Stitch & Share
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 4:30 PMStitch & Share
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring a project to our knitting and crocheting group!  Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project.  From beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.  Exchange ideas and learn new techniques as you get to know one another and work on your creations.  
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Gadget Clinic
1:00 p.m.
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 1:00 p.m.Gadget Clinic
Escalon Branch Library

Trouble with technology? 
We can help answer your questions about email, laptops, tablets, iPads, and other electronic gadgets. Stop by the Escalon Public Library Wednesdays between 1pm-6pm for all of your gadg...read more

Wild Things
1:30 p.m.
 Wild Things
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 1:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library

Join the Escalon Branch Library and learn about different live, wild animals with Conservation Ambassadors.

Tony Borders "Take me to your reader"
1:30 pm
Tony Borders "Take me to your reader"
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Come join us and see Tony Borders and a mind-reading alien! Animals in space! Bob, the reluctant astronaut and his space bunny meet a mind-reading alien in this new show.
Troke Knitters
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2:00 p.m. to 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 the Troke Knitters Program.

The Troke Knitters gather primarily to make knitted goods suitable for charitable causes in our community. Participants may keep their products for their own use or do...read more
Rebecca Nile’s Bubble Extravaganza
2:00 pm
Rebecca Nile’s Bubble Extravaganza
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
This show really pops!  It's super silly and tons of fun.  Prepare to experience bubbles like never before.  Children are helpers throughout this astounding interactive show.  Warning- laughter and feeling good is a by-product of this show.
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 3:30 pmFamily Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Read books, sing songs, and spend time with your future bookworm during this family-centered program!<...read more
Make Your Own Ice Cream
3:30 pm
 Make Your Own Ice Cream
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 3:30 pmMake Your Own Ice Cr
Stribley Micro Library
Make your own ice cream in a bag!
MakerSpace Hour
4 p.m.
 MakerSpace Hour
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 4 p.m.
(Wednesdays, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, & July 31, 4 p.m.)

Troke Branch Library
The Troke MakerSpace Hour provides a place, materials, and equipment for people of all ages to exercise creativity, explore technology, share ideas, and work collaboratively. Each week, we will feature a different theme. Please see the Extended Description, to view a list of themes for this month....read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit!  Taught by certified instructor Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.&n...read more
   
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