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Gadget Clinic
1:00 p.m.
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 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

Easy Readers Book Club
2:00pm
 Easy Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades Kindergarten - 2nd grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will reread the book during Book Club, then discuss the book together before doing an activity related to the book.
Troke Knitters
2:00-3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2:00-3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
3:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 3:15pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet. 
Soda Bottle Rockets with World of Wonders Science Museum
3:30 p.m.
Soda Bottle Rockets with World of Wonders Science Museum
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 3:30 p.m.Soda Bottle Rockets
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids in grades 3 - 6, learn about aerodynamics in this 90-minute program. Use plastic bottles, water, and compressed air to design, test, modify, and launch rockets to high altitudes at MLK Plaza across the street. 
Lathrop S.T.E.A.M. Wednesday
3:30 PM
 Lathrop S.T.E.A.M. Wednesday
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

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

Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 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
Let’s Chat
4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
ESL Conversation Club
Coloring Club
4:30PM
 Coloring Club
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 4:30PMColoring Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library

We will be coloring back to scho...read more

Sensible Yoga
5:30 p.m.
 Sensible Yoga
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The Escalon Library, by popular demand, is now offering exercise classes two nights per week. All you need to bring is a mat and a towel. 

From Gail Michelle, class leader, "Think you can NOT do this class? Come prove yourself mistaken. I demo variations throughout the classes. ...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 2, 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
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 2, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 2, 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. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Computer Q&A
11:00am
 Computer Q&A
Thursday, Aug. 2, 11:00amComputer Q&A
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. A staff member will be available for an hour to answer your computer questions. Bring your device, if you have a specific question about it. First Thursday of the month.

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Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 2, 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.
Escalon-Farmington Community Gardening Club
1:00 p.m.
Escalon-Farmington Community Gardening Club
Thursday, Aug. 2, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come join the Escalon-Farmington Community Gardening Club in the Escalon Library community room. Meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 1pm. 

If you have any questions, feel free to call AnnMarie Freese at 209-689-1717
Lathrop Story Time
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Aug. 2, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

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

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutti...read more
STEM Building Creations
3:00 pm
 STEM Building Creations
Thursday, Aug. 2, 3:00 pm
(06/07/2018, 07/05/2018, 08/02/2018)

Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to get creative building with a variety of items that you are given.  What items you say?  That's a surprise.  Just know that we are going to build and design and have fun.  Hope you can join us.  Best for 7 year olds and above.
Afternoon Tea and Coloring
3:30 p.m.
 Afternoon Tea and Coloring
Thursday, Aug. 2, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
You're invited.  
To rest, relax, socialize with friends, nibble treats, color a little picture and sip some fancy tea.  Release a little stress and join us!
Family Game Time
3:30
 Family Game Time
Thursday, Aug. 2, 3:30Family Game Time
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, stop by to enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Children's Room. Play games such as Apples to Apples, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Connect 4, T...read more
End of Summer Reading Club Party
3:30PM
End of Summer Reading Club Party
Thursday, Aug. 2, 3:30PMEnd of Summer Readin
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Celebrate the End of Summer Reading with pizza, cake, and rock painting!!!
Teen Gaming Day
3:30 pm
 Teen Gaming Day
Thursday, Aug. 2, 3:30 pmTeen Gaming Day
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Play around at the Arnold Rue Micro Library!
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Aug. 2, 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
Teen Movie
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie
Thursday, Aug. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic teen film or new favorite. Snacks will be provided. 
Teen A/V Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Teen A/V Club
Thursday, Aug. 2, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
(Every other Thursday)

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

Bring your friends to hang out, or stop by yourself.  Every other Thursday from 4:00 to 5:...read more
Tech Time Thursday
4:30PM
 Tech Time Thursday
Thursday, Aug. 2, 4:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Do you have questions or need help starting up your device? Do you need help with making an email? Come by on Thursdays at 4:30pm and we can help answer your questions. 
Fair Oaks Lego Days
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 Fair Oaks Lego Days
Thursday, Aug. 2, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMFair Oaks Lego Days
Fair Oaks Library
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 3, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Drop-In Tech Help
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Drop-In Tech Help
Friday, Aug. 3, 11:00 am - 1:00 pmDrop-In Tech Help
Arnold Rue Micro Library

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

Basic Computer Help
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Basic Computer Help
Friday, Aug. 3, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Need help using a computer? Staff will assist you with basic computer questions.

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

Registration is recommended - see staff at...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Aug. 3, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
...read more
English Conversation Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 3, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a...read more
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 3, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Preschool Storytime & A Craft
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime & A Craft
Saturday, Aug. 4, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Linden Branch Library
Please join us for a morning of songs, stories, and a craft. A fun time for all ages!
Tinker Tots
11:00 am
 Tinker Tots
Saturday, Aug. 4, 11:00 amTinker Tots
Arnold Rue Micro Library
All 0-5 year olds are welcome to this STEM-centered playtime!
Basic Acrylic Painting for Children Ages 6-12
11-12:30 or 1-2:30
Basic Acrylic Painting for Children Ages 6-12
Saturday, Aug. 4, 11-12:30 or 1-2:30
(Saturdays, August 4 & 25, from 11-12:30 or 1-2:30)

Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library presents: " Basic Acrylic Painting for Children Ages 6-12" on the following days:
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11-12:30 or 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Saturday August 25, 2018 from 11-12:30  or 1:00-2:30 pm

Local artist Menchie Oliva from the A...read more
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 4, 11:30 a.m.Family Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Aug. 4, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Science Saturday: Bristlebots!
12:00 p.m.
 Science Saturday: Bristlebots!
Saturday, Aug. 4, 12:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come to the Escalon library for another exciting Science Saturday. Make your own googley-eye'd, roaming and spinning robot!



Science Saturday is a series of programs set to engage children in science and mathematics through hands on experiments, guest performers, and more!
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Aug. 4, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Book People Performance of "Banana Man and Apple Kid"
1:00pm
Book People Performance of "Banana Man and Apple Kid"
Saturday, Aug. 4, 1:00pmBook People Performa
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to see the play "Banana Man and Apple Kid" written, directed and performed by a local youth group called the "Book People".
It's all happening here at the library August 4, 2018 at 1:00pm.  Join us to support your local talent.
Junior MakerSpace & Tech Time
2:30 to 4:00 PM
 Junior MakerSpace & Tech Time
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2:30 to 4:00 PMJunior MakerSpace &
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Makerspace isn't just for adults and teens!  Kids ages 3 through 12 are invited to explore building and technology, including coding and circuitry, at this hands-on "free play" program.
Rubik’s Cube Club
2:30pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion Patitpavan Neel.  Most Saturdays 2:00pm.  Check calendar for dates.
 
Mountain House Chess Club
3:00
 Mountain House Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 4, 3:00Mountain House Chess
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be...read more
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Toddler Stay and Play
10:30-11:00 AM
 Toddler Stay and Play
Monday, Aug. 6, 10:30-11:00 AMToddler Stay and Pla
Fair Oaks Library
Early learning and social development for toddlers! Come for the storybook, stay for the educational activities and social development!

Toddler Stay and Play happens every other Monday in the Fair Oaks Community Room.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Aug. 6, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Sensible Yoga
5:30 p.m.
 Sensible Yoga
Monday, Aug. 6, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The Escalon Library, by popular demand, is now offering exercise classes two nights per week. All you need to bring is a mat and a towel. 

From Gail Michelle, class leader, "Think you can NOT do this class? Come prove yourself mistaken. I demo variations throughout the classes. ...read more
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Lathrop Tech Tues
 Lathrop Tech Tues
Tuesday, Aug. 7
Lathrop Branch Library

Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays anytime 1-5 PM and we&rs...read more

Genealogy Helpers
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month, 10 am til 1 pm.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor o...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
Name tag...read more
Bilingual Storytime
10:15am
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Bilingual Story Time as we read books in Spanish-English and make crafts afterwards. 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Book Discussion Group
10:30 am
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:30 amBook Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion! Our selected title for August is The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown. This robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed th...read more
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
Basic Computer Skills
10:30am
 Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Tuesday from 10:30am-11:30am.  No registration requ...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Knitters: Knitting group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitters: Knitting group
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Bring your knitting crafts and socialize in the Escalon Library's community room with the Knitters.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Fair Oaks Family Storytime
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Family Sto
Fair Oaks Library
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Solar S’mores
3:30 pm
 Solar S’mores
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 3:30 pmSolar S’mores
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Celebrate Toasted Marshmallow Day with some solar-powered s’mores!...read more
Teen Tuesday
4:00pm
 Teen Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 4:00pmTeen Tuesday
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Drop-in for a different teen activity every Tuesday, including:
  • Game Days
  • Crafts 
  • STEM projects 
  • Movies
  • Teen Advisory meetings
If you want to help plan teen programs for the library, give input on book s...read more
Find the Artist in You! - Windspinner Rockets
4:00pm
Find the Artist in You! - Windspinner Rockets
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 4:00pmFind the Artist in Y
Mountain House Branch Library
Find The Artist in You! is for attendees to have fun creating art with whatever objects and tools are made available.  This month's theme is a Windspinner Craft for 6 year olds and above.  This month space is limited so pre-registration is a MUST! ...read more
Social Security and You
4:00 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
A representative from the local Social Security office will be at the Troke Branch this afternoon to talk about access to the Social Security website, and answer questions you may have about the program.  The program begins at 4:00 p.m.
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun.   Storytime craft on the second Tuesday of the month.
 
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Gadget Clinic
1:00 p.m.
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 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

Easy Readers Book Club
2:00pm
 Easy Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades Kindergarten - 2nd grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will reread the book during Book Club, then discuss the book together before doing an activity related to the book.
Troke Knitters
2:00-3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
3:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 3:15pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet. 
DIY Watermelon Wreath
3:30PM
 DIY Watermelon Wreath
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 3:30PMDIY Watermelon Wreat
Weston Ranch Branch Library

Ages 13 & Up Only.  Join us and make an easy and fun watermelon wreath perfect for sum...read more


Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 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
Let’s Chat
4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
ESL Conversation Club
Sensible Yoga
5:30 p.m.
 Sensible Yoga
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The Escalon Library, by popular demand, is now offering exercise classes two nights per week. All you need to bring is a mat and a towel. 

From Gail Michelle, class leader, "Think you can NOT do this class? Come prove yourself mistaken. I demo variations throughout the classes. ...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 9, 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
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 9, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 9, 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. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 9, 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.
Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30-2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Aug. 9, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
The Troke Mystery Book Club will meet on Tthe second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. to discuss mystery novels! 

Each month, the group will discuss books by a favorite author or on a selected theme.
Visit the Troke Branch Library to check out a copy of the ...read more
Lathrop Story Time
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Aug. 9, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

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

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutti...read more
Book Discussion Group for Adults
3:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, Aug. 9, 3:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (unless noted). The book selections are made by the librarian, to ensure that there are plenty of copies.  If you are interested in joining please come in, meet the librarian and get a copy of the "...read more
Book Discussion Group for Adults
5:30 p.m.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (unless noted). The book selections are made by the librarian, to ensure that there are plenty of copies.  If you are interested in joining please come in, meet the librarian and get a copy of the "...read more
Teen Game Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Thursday, Aug. 9, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play fun games on the Xbox 1 like FIFA and Madden. Board games will be available too. 
Read to Rescued Animals with Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
3:30
Read to Rescued Animals with Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Thursday, Aug. 9, 3:30Read to Rescued Anim
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary presents Read to Rescued Animals! Young ones may be hesitant to read aloud to an adult, but feathered and furry friends make adorable book buddies. Read to ...read more
Game On!! Family Game Hour!
3:30-5:00PM
 Game On!! Family Game Hour!
Thursday, Aug. 9, 3:30-5:00PMGame On!! Family Gam
Weston Ranch Branch Library

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

Build Your Own Terrarium
3:30 pm
 Build Your Own Terrarium
Thursday, Aug. 9, 3:30 pmBuild Your Own Terra
Arnold Rue Micro Library

Build your own plant habitat! ...read more

Crafty Thursdays-Worry Dolls
4:00-5:30 PM
 Crafty Thursdays-Worry Dolls
Thursday, Aug. 9, 4:00-5:30 PMCrafty Thursdays-Wor
Fair Oaks Library

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Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Aug. 9, 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
Family Game Day
4:00pm
 Family Game Day
Thursday, Aug. 9, 4:00pmFamily Game Day
Tracy Branch Library
Families, come enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Wadsworth Room! Play games such as Uno, Chess, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Jenga, Monop...read more
Teen Crafternoon - Paper Flowers
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Teen Crafternoon - Paper Flowers
Thursday, Aug. 9, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Teen Crafternoon - P
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and tweens,
Come join us for a fun craft program in the Stewart Hazeton Room on Thursday 8/9/2018 at 4:00 PM. You can learn to roll precut paper into pretty flowers. Anyone age 10 and older is invited to attend the program. No sign up i...read more
Tech Time Thursday
4:30PM
 Tech Time Thursday
Thursday, Aug. 9, 4:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Do you have questions or need help starting up your device? Do you need help with making an email? Come by on Thursdays at 4:30pm and we can help answer your questions. 
Scottish Club monthly meeting
6:00 p.m.
 Scottish Club monthly meeting
Thursday, Aug. 9, 6:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Monthly Meeting of the Scottish Club in the Escalon Library community room.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 10, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Crafty Friday - Macrame Keychains
10:30am
Crafty Friday - Macrame Keychains
Friday, Aug. 10, 10:30amCrafty Friday - Macr
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to make your own beaded macrame keychain.  Please register for this class as there is limited space.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Beginners Yoga
12:30 pm
 Beginners Yoga
Friday, Aug. 10, 12:30 pmBeginners Yoga
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Easy to follow yoga for beginners
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Aug. 10, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
...read more
English Conversation Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 10, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a...read more
Find Art Friday
3:30 PM
 Find Art Friday
Friday, Aug. 10, 3:30 PMFind Art Friday
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Find Art Friday is for students to have fun creating art with whatever objects and tools are made available on the day. Your imagination is your only limitation.  Come surprise us with your inspired works of art!
Reading to the Rescue with Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
3:30 p.m.
Reading to the Rescue with Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Friday, Aug. 10, 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
Lathrop Fun Friday
3:30 PM
 Lathrop Fun Friday
Friday, Aug. 10, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

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

Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 10, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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SAT/ACT Practice Test
9:00am
 SAT/ACT Practice Test
Saturday, Aug. 11, 9:00amSAT/ACT Practice Tes
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Space is limted. Priority given to those who register in person or by phone (866-805-7323).

Participants will take a full-length computerized practice test (SAT or ACT), recieve their score, and suggested study areas. Test takes appr...read more
Preschool Storytime & A Craft
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime & A Craft
Saturday, Aug. 11, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Linden Branch Library
Please join us for a morning of songs, stories, and a craft. A fun time for all ages!
Genealogy Workshop
11:00 am
 Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, Aug. 11, 11:00 amGenealogy Workshop
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Learn how to access genealogy resources for free with your library card! <...read more
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 11, 11:30 a.m.Family Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Family Movie Day
12:00
 Family Movie Day
Saturday, Aug. 11, 12:00Family Movie Day
Linden Branch Library
Enjoy a fun day at the Linden Branch Library watching a movie and snacking on some popcorn! August's movie: Coco!
Troke Adult book club
12:00-1:00 p.m.
 Troke Adult book club
Saturday, Aug. 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m.Troke Adult book clu
Troke Branch Library
The group meets on the second Saturday of every month.

Pick up your book at the meeting the month before or at the checkout desk at the Troke Library!
 
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Aug. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Aug. 11, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Saturday Cinema: Kubo & the Two Strings
2:00 pm
Saturday Cinema: Kubo & the Two Strings
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Saturday Cinema feature film: Kubo and the Two Strings, Rated PG
1h 42m
Animated movie for kids and adults featuring a fantastic and colorful style, with engaging storytelling. Follow Kubo on an adventure to save his mother's life and his own! Mild violence and some strong themes. Chec...read more
Adult Color Me Calm
2:00-4:00 PM
 Adult Color Me Calm
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2:00-4:00 PMAdult Color Me Calm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us as we relax in the air conditioning and color a birdhouse or choose from our selection of adult coloring books.  Color pencils, gel pens, markers, sharpies, and crayons will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.  Please adults only.
Rubik’s Cube Club
2:30pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion Patitpavan Neel.  Most Saturdays 2:00pm.  Check calendar for dates.
 
Mountain House Chess Club
3:00
 Mountain House Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 11, 3:00Mountain House Chess
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be...read more
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Mighty Meeples
12:00pm
 Mighty Meeples
Sunday, Aug. 12, 12:00pmMighty Meeples
Tracy Branch Library
We are a collectible card, board game and RPG group! New participants welcome. 12:00-5:00pm

For more information, visit The Mighty Meeples of Tracy's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/themightymeeples95376/
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Paint Party
2:30
 Paint Party
Monday, Aug. 13, 2:30Paint Party
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library after school and paint for fun!
Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Aug. 13, 2:30-4:00 PMHomework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5 and need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you! 
Students must bring their homework. Tutor.com and Learning Express information will be available for students to utilize outside the library!

Homework...read more
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Aug. 13, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. A book is given to each student to read at home. We will meet for an hour to discuss the book together and do an activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! No meeting on 8/6, 9/3, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 11/19, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31.
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Aug. 13, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the...read more
Homework Help Volunteer Training
3:30pm
Homework Help Volunteer Training
Monday, Aug. 13, 3:30pmHomework Help Volunt
Tracy Branch Library
For Teens (Gr 8-12) and Adults.

Want to volunteer to provide free, drop-in homework help to K-12 students? Ask for an application at the checkout desk.•Semester commitment required.•Fingerprinting required.
Multicultural Music From Around the World
4:00pm
Multicultural Music From Around the World
Monday, Aug. 13, 4:00pmMulticultural Music
Mountain House Branch Library
Celebrate the cultural diversity of musical instruments from countries from around the world such as Mexico, Africa, Ireland, Trinidad, Australia, and Peru. Participate and play along with Mr. O'Brien as he demonstrates musical instruments large and small.  It all happens at the Mountain Ho...read more
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Aug. 13, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Sensible Yoga
5:30 p.m.
 Sensible Yoga
Monday, Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The Escalon Library, by popular demand, is now offering exercise classes two nights per week. All you need to bring is a mat and a towel. 

From Gail Michelle, class leader, "Think you can NOT do this class? Come prove yourself mistaken. I demo variations throughout the classes. ...read more
Jewelry Club
5:30pm
 Jewelry Club
Monday, Aug. 13, 5:30pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us the 2nd Monday of every month for Jewelry Club.  Some materials will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.  No registration required.  Ages 13 and up.  
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Lathrop Tech Tues
 Lathrop Tech Tues
Tuesday, Aug. 14
Lathrop Branch Library

Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays anytime 1-5 PM and we&rs...read more

Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
Name tag...read more
Bilingual Storytime
10:15am
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Bilingual Story Time as we read books in Spanish-English and make crafts afterwards. 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
Basic Computer Skills
10:30am
 Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Tuesday from 10:30am-11:30am.  No registration requ...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Knitters: Knitting group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitters: Knitting group
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Bring your knitting crafts and socialize in the Escalon Library's community room with the Knitters.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Fair Oaks Family Storytime
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Family Sto
Fair Oaks Library
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Teen Writing Group
3:30
 Teen Writing Group
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 3:30Teen Writing Group
Linden Branch Library
Express yourself through creative writing at the Linden Library. It will be a group writing style and you can share as much or as little as you want. All supplies provided by the library. There will be snacks!
 
LEGO Club
3:30 pm
 LEGO Club
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 3:30 pmLEGO Club
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Build something fantastic at the Library!
Lego Club
4:00-5:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 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!!
Teen Tuesday
4:00pm
 Teen Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 4:00pmTeen Tuesday
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Drop-in for a different teen activity every Tuesday, including:
  • Game Days
  • Crafts 
  • STEM projects 
  • Movies
  • Teen Advisory meetings
If you want to help plan teen programs for the library, give input on book s...read more
Shells - For 2 year olds to Kindergarteners
4:00pm
Shells - For 2 year olds to Kindergarteners
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 4:00pmShells - For 2 year
Mountain House Branch Library
This lesson starts with a reading circle introducing shells and the animals that used to be inside them. Each child then gets a collection of shells and a hand lens.  They spend time inspecting the shells, sorting them, exploring them, etc.  Then each child can pick their favorites an...read more
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun.   Storytime craft on the second Tuesday of the month.
 
Escalon Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting
6:00 p.m.
Escalon Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The monthly meeting of the Escalon Chamber of Commerce, held in the Escalon Community room
Knitting and Crocheting *Special Hand Knitting Class*
6:30 PM
Knitting and Crocheting *Special Hand Knitting Class*
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6:30 PMKnitting and Crochet
Weston Ranch Branch Library

Join us as we hand knit snakes and butterflies.  This is a fun introduction to the wonderf...read more

Meditation Meetup
7:00
 Meditation Meetup
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7:00Meditation Meetup
Linden Branch Library
Get your Zen on! Come to the library and meditate with your fellow community members. Yoga mats will be provided by the Library.
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Gadget Clinic
1:00 p.m.
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 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

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 1:30Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library for a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematic) themed craft.
Easy Readers Book Club
2:00pm
 Easy Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades Kindergarten - 2nd grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will reread the book during Book Club, then discuss the book together before doing an activity related to the book.
Troke Knitters
2:00-3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2:00-3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2:30-4:00 PMHomework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library

Are you in grades K-5 and need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you! 
Students must bring their homework. Tutor.com and Learning Express information wi...read more

Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
3:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 3:15pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet. 
Lego Club
3:30 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is for all children one and up.  No sign-up or membership required.  Just drop-in and build something cool!  Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make what you want.  All we ask is to share the pieces, help fellow builder, have fun, a...read more
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the seme...read more
Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 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
Family Game Day
4:00-5:00 PM
 Family Game Day
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 4:00-5:00 PMFamily Game Day
Fair Oaks Library
Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for Family Game Day! Come play board and card games with friends and family. Each month we'll feature a different type of game.

 
Let’s Chat
4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
ESL Conversation Club
Coloring Club
4:30PM
 Coloring Club
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 4:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library

We will be coloring wooden snakes and fish that complement our August theme of &ldquo...read more

Sensible Yoga
5:30 p.m.
 Sensible Yoga
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The Escalon Library, by popular demand, is now offering exercise classes two nights per week. All you need to bring is a mat and a towel. 

From Gail Michelle, class leader, "Think you can NOT do this class? Come prove yourself mistaken. I demo variations throughout the classes. ...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 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, Aug. 16, 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
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 16, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 16, 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. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 16, 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.
Lathrop Story Time
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Aug. 16, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

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

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutti...read more
Board Game Bonanza
3:00 PM
 Board Game Bonanza
Thursday, Aug. 16, 3:00 PMBoard Game Bonanza
Linden Branch Library
Play Board Games and more at the Linden Branch Library every Thursday after school! We have Jenga, Scrabble, Connect 4, and so much more!
LEGO® Building Club
3:30
 LEGO® Building Club
Thursday, Aug. 16, 3:30LEGO® Building C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, drop-in to build and play...read more
Piggy Bank Craft PART 1
3:30-5:00PM
 Piggy Bank Craft PART 1
Thursday, Aug. 16, 3:30-5:00PMPiggy Bank Craft PAR
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Create your own piggy bank using Papier Mache! Once you are finished you can leave your piggy banks at the library dry and come back for part 2 where you will paint them!

All ages welcome.
All supplys will be provided.
Makerspace Petting Zoo
3:30 pm
 Makerspace Petting Zoo
Thursday, Aug. 16, 3:30 pmMakerspace Petting Z
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Gadgets and gizmos galore in this safe space to explore!...read more
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Aug. 16, 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
Lego Builder’s Club
4:00pm
 Lego Builder’s Club
Thursday, Aug. 16, 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.

...read more

Teen Movie
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie
Thursday, Aug. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic teen film or new favorite. Snacks will be provided. 
Teen A/V Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Teen A/V Club
Thursday, Aug. 16, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
(Every other Thursday)

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

Bring your friends to hang out, or stop by yourself.  Every other Thursday from 4:00 to 5:...read more
Tech Time Thursday
4:30PM
 Tech Time Thursday
Thursday, Aug. 16, 4:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Do you have questions or need help starting up your device? Do you need help with making an email? Come by on Thursdays at 4:30pm and we can help answer your questions. 
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 17, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Drop-In Tech Help
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Drop-In Tech Help
Friday, Aug. 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pmDrop-In Tech Help
Arnold Rue Micro Library

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

Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Aug. 17, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
...read more
English Conversation Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 17, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a...read more
STEAM at the Library - RAINSTICKS
3:30pm
STEAM at the Library - RAINSTICKS
Friday, Aug. 17, 3:30pmSTEAM at the Library
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us for a fun and educational STEM program. For 8 year olds and above. read more
Fortnite Llama Bookmarks
3:30PM
 Fortnite Llama Bookmarks
Friday, Aug. 17, 3:30PMFortnite Llama Bookm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join the Fortnite craze and make a fabulous llama corner bookmark!  Ages 8 & Up unless a parent is present to help them with all t...read more
Escalon Library’s Ice Cream Party!
3:30 p.m.
Escalon Library’s Ice Cream Party!
Friday, Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m.Escalon Library&rsqu
Escalon Branch Library
We smashed our goal to read 2,018 books and want to celebrate with an ice cream sundae bar! Mingle with other Summer Reading buddies, talk about your favorite books, and enter to win prizes! 
Lathrop End of Summer Family Fun Night
6:00 PM
Lathrop End of Summer Family Fun Night
Friday, Aug. 17, 6:00 PM
Lathrop Mossdale Landing Park
Lathrop End of Summer Family Fun Night at 6:00-8:30 PM at Lathrop Mossdale Landing Park.  Free admission; live band; carnival games; food trucks; rides & jumpers; & face painting. SSJCPL Training Wheels bus will be there & do a story time!  For more info:  Lathrop.recdesk....read more
Lathrop End of Summer Family Fun Night
6:00 PM
Lathrop End of Summer Family Fun Night
Friday, Aug. 17, 6:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop End of Summer Family Fun Night at 6:00-8:30 PM at Lathrop Mossdale Landing Park.  Free admission; live band; carnival games; food trucks; rides & jumpers; & face painting. SSJCPL Training Wheels bus will be there & do a story time!  For more info: ...read more
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Oak Valley Art Society Meeting
10:00 a.m.
 Oak Valley Art Society Meeting
Saturday, Aug. 18, 10:00 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Monthly meeting of the Oak Valley Art society in the Escalon Library community room.
Preschool Storytime & A Craft
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime & A Craft
Saturday, Aug. 18, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Linden Branch Library
Please join us for a morning of songs, stories, and a craft. A fun time for all ages!
Sewing 101 for Kids
11:00 am
 Sewing 101 for Kids
Saturday, Aug. 18, 11:00 amSewing 101 for Kids
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Get a crash course in sewing at the Library! ...read more
Adult Book Club
11:00am
 Adult Book Club
Saturday, Aug. 18, 11:00amAdult Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Join us every 3rd Saturday morning to discuss a new book. Book available at the checkout desk. 
Magic The Gathering
11:00am
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Aug. 18, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF TIME!
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! 11am-2pm

Saturdays are...read more
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m.Family Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Aug. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Aug. 18, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Pokemon Trading Card Game Club (TCG)
1:00-2:30pm
Pokemon Trading Card Game Club (TCG)
Saturday, Aug. 18, 1:00-2:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
 Love Pokemon?  Join other Pokemon fans to learn more, trade cards, and have FUN from 1-2:30 May 19, June 23, July 21, August 18, and September 8.  Hope to see you there.
SAT/ACT Workshop
2-4 p.m.
 SAT/ACT Workshop
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m.SAT/ACT Workshop
Troke Branch Library

Learn about resourses to help improve your scores!  Stay and take practice tests. 

Best for high school Juniors and Seniors, but 8th grade and up for introductory info.
Adult Craft: Ocean in a Bottle
2:00pm
 Adult Craft: Ocean in a Bottle
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2:00pmAdult Craft: Ocean i
Tracy Branch Library
Create your own decorative ocean in a bottle. All materials supplied. Space is limited. Priority given to those who register.
 
Rubik’s Cube Club
2:30pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion Patitpavan Neel.  Most Saturdays 2:00pm.  Check calendar for dates.
 
Mountain House Chess Club
3:00
 Mountain House Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 18, 3:00Mountain House Chess
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be...read more
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Toddler Stay and Play
10:30-11:00 AM
 Toddler Stay and Play
Monday, Aug. 20, 10:30-11:00 AMToddler Stay and Pla
Fair Oaks Library
Early learning and social development for toddlers! Come for the storybook, stay for the educational activities and social development!

Toddler Stay and Play happens every other Monday in the Fair Oaks Community Room.
Paint Party
2:30
 Paint Party
Monday, Aug. 20, 2:30Paint Party
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library after school and paint for fun!
Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Aug. 20, 2:30-4:00 PMHomework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5 and need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you! 
Students must bring their homework. Tutor.com and Learning Express information will be available for students to utilize outside the library!

Homework...read more
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Aug. 20, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. A book is given to each student to read at home. We will meet for an hour to discuss the book together and do an activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! No meeting on 8/6, 9/3, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 11/19, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31.
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Aug. 20, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the...read more
Bottle Cap Craft
4:00PM
 Bottle Cap Craft
Monday, Aug. 20, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come join in on the fun and make bottle cap keychains to attach to your backpack or house keys. Supplies will be provided and program is open to all ages.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Aug. 20, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Lego Building Fun!
4:30pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, Aug. 20, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come have fun constructing lego buildings, machines, and more at our Lego Building Fun Program.  This program is for 4 year olds and above.  We are still taking donations of Legos and Duplos so we can build bigger and better projects.  ...read more
Open Mic Night
5:00pm
 Open Mic Night
Monday, Aug. 20, 5:00pmOpen Mic Night
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a family-friendly night of music. Audience members are welcome to showcase their talent. 5:00-8:00pm
Sensible Yoga
5:30 p.m.
 Sensible Yoga
Monday, Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The Escalon Library, by popular demand, is now offering exercise classes two nights per week. All you need to bring is a mat and a towel. 

From Gail Michelle, class leader, "Think you can NOT do this class? Come prove yourself mistaken. I demo variations throughout the classes. ...read more
August and September 2018 Computer Classes for Adults
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
August and September 2018 Computer Classes for Adults
Monday, Aug. 20, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(8/20/18, 8/27/18, 9/10/18, 9/17/18 & 9/24/18)
August and September
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Monday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.
August 20, 2018 - Accessing Library Digital Collection
August 27, 2018 - Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone*
...read more
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Lathrop Tech Tues
 Lathrop Tech Tues
Tuesday, Aug. 21
Lathrop Branch Library

Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays anytime 1-5 PM and we&rs...read more

Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
Name tag...read more
Bilingual Storytime
10:15am
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Bilingual Story Time as we read books in Spanish-English and make crafts afterwards. 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
Basic Computer Skills
10:30am
 Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Tuesday from 10:30am-11:30am.  No registration requ...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Knitters: Knitting group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitters: Knitting group
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Bring your knitting crafts and socialize in the Escalon Library's community room with the Knitters.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Fair Oaks Family Storytime
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Family Sto
Fair Oaks Library
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Teen Writing Group
3:30
 Teen Writing Group
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 3:30Teen Writing Group
Linden Branch Library
Express yourself through creative writing at the Linden Library. It will be a group writing style and you can share as much or as little as you want. All supplies provided by the library. There will be snacks!
 
Lizard Lady Reptile Program
3:30 p.m.
 Lizard Lady Reptile Program
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Do you like lizards, snakes and other reptiles?  Join us to see and learn about lizards and friends at our 'Lizard Lady' program.
Books in the Barnyard with Harvest Home
3:30 pm
Books in the Barnyard with Harvest Home
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 3:30 pmBooks in the Barnyar
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Spend some time with a friendly rescued rooster or get to know a rascally rabbit....read more
Teen Tuesday
4:00pm
 Teen Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 4:00pmTeen Tuesday
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Drop-in for a different teen activity every Tuesday, including:
  • Game Days
  • Crafts 
  • STEM projects 
  • Movies
  • Teen Advisory meetings
If you want to help plan teen programs for the library, give input on book s...read more
Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
4-6 pm
 Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 4-6 pmHomework Helpers (K-
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 - May 23, 2019 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist yo...read more
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
4-6 pm
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 4-6 pmMath Easy Tutoring (
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 to May 23 2019, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy Tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is strug...read more
Knitting and Crocheting
6:30 PM
 Knitting and Crocheting
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6:30 PMKnitting and Crochet
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.  
Meditation Meetup
7:00
 Meditation Meetup
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7:00Meditation Meetup
Linden Branch Library
Get your Zen on! Come to the library and meditate with your fellow community members. Yoga mats will be provided by the Library.
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Gadget Clinic
1:00 p.m.
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 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

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1:30Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library for a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematic) themed craft.
Troke Knitters
2:00-3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2:00-3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2:30-4:00 PMHomework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library

Are you in grades K-5 and need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you! 
Students must bring their homework. Tutor.com and Learning Express information wi...read more

Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the seme...read more
LED Star Craft
3:30PM-5:30PM
 LED Star Craft
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 3:30PM-5:30PMLED Star Craft
Weston Ranch Branch Library

 

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Family Storytime
3:30 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 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
Let’s Chat
4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
ESL Conversation Club
Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
4-6 pm
 Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 4-6 pmHomework Helpers (K-
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 - May 23, 2019 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist yo...read more
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
4-6 pm
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 4-6 pmMath Easy Tutoring (
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 to May 23 2019, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy Tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is strug...read more
Sensible Yoga
5:30 p.m.
 Sensible Yoga
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The Escalon Library, by popular demand, is now offering exercise classes two nights per week. All you need to bring is a mat and a towel. 

From Gail Michelle, class leader, "Think you can NOT do this class? Come prove yourself mistaken. I demo variations throughout the classes. ...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 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, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 23, 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. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Storytime with Miss Sparkles Delight
11:00am
Storytime with Miss Sparkles Delight
Thursday, Aug. 23, 11:00amStorytime with Miss
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us for a silly and fun storytime with Miss Sparkles Delight the clown.  At her storytime you will hear stories and may find puppets, stuffed animals, and/or misnamed and mishandled props that are used for lots of silly things!  She'll be here August 23, 2018 at 11:00am.  We h...read more
Lathrop Story Time
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Aug. 23, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

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

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutti...read more
Adult Coloring Club
2:30 p.m.
 Adult Coloring Club
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Coloring is not just for kids.  Join us on the 4th Thursday of every month for Adult Coloring Club from 2:30pm-3:30pm.  Relax and unwind with us at the Cesar Chavez Library.  Coloring utensils and pages provided.
Board Game Bonanza
3:00 PM
 Board Game Bonanza
Thursday, Aug. 23, 3:00 PMBoard Game Bonanza
Linden Branch Library
Play Board Games and more at the Linden Branch Library every Thursday after school! We have Jenga, Scrabble, Connect 4, and so much more!
Teen Game Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Thursday, Aug. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play fun games on the Xbox 1 like FIFA and Madden. Board games will be available too. 
Made in the Shade with World of Wonders Science Museum
3:30 p.m.
Made in the Shade with World of Wonders Science Museum
Thursday, Aug. 23, 3:30 p.m.Made in the Shade wi
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Put your little engineers to work designing and building a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.  Through the building activity, students will learn that surfaces in sunlight are w...read more
Piggy Bank Craft PART 2
3:30-5:00PM
 Piggy Bank Craft PART 2
Thursday, Aug. 23, 3:30-5:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for part 2 of the Piggy Bank Craft where you will be able to paint the piggy bank you made the previous week!
Design Your Own Shrinky Dinks
3:30 pm
 Design Your Own Shrinky Dinks
Thursday, Aug. 23, 3:30 pmDesign Your Own Shri
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Color and design a masterpiece of your own and then SHRINK IT!
Crafty Thursdays-Perler Beads
4:00-5:30 PM
 Crafty Thursdays-Perler Beads
Thursday, Aug. 23, 4:00-5:30 PMCrafty Thursdays-Per
Fair Oaks Library
We'll use perler beads to create unique characters you can take home!

All ages welcome. All materials supplied.
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Aug. 23, 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
Kids Back-to-School Craft: Color-Me Pencil Case
4:00pm
Kids Back-to-School Craft: Color-Me Pencil Case
Thursday, Aug. 23, 4:00pmKids Back-to-School
Tracy Branch Library
Color your pencil case. While supplies last.
Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
4-6 pm
 Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
Thursday, Aug. 23, 4-6 pmHomework Helpers (K-
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 - May 23, 2019 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist yo...read more
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
4-6 pm
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, Aug. 23, 4-6 pmMath Easy Tutoring (
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 to May 23 2019, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy Tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is strug...read more
Tech Time Thursday
4:30PM
 Tech Time Thursday
Thursday, Aug. 23, 4:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Do you have questions or need help starting up your device? Do you need help with making an email? Come by on Thursdays at 4:30pm and we can help answer your questions. 
The Great American Read Trivia Night
5:30pm
The Great American Read Trivia Night
Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:30pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Calling all bookworms!!! Join us for Trivia Night at Cesar Chavez Central Library!  All questions will be based on the 100 books from the Great American Read list found here.  Four people per team, only one p...read more

Clown Show by Sparkles & Ravioli
6:00 pm
Clown Show by Sparkles & Ravioli
Thursday, Aug. 23, 6:00 pmClown Show by Sparkl
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 6:00pm, Margaret Troke Library presents: " Clown Show by Sparkles & Ravioli".

This is a silly magic show for the entire family to enjoy.
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 24, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Aug. 24, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
...read more
English Conversation Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 24, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a...read more
Lathrop Fun Friday
3:30 PM
 Lathrop Fun Friday
Friday, Aug. 24, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

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

WOW Bottle Rockets!
3:30 pm
 WOW Bottle Rockets!
Friday, Aug. 24, 3:30 pmWOW Bottle Rockets!
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Build your own bottle rocket and send it flying!...read more
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 24, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Master Gardener Class
10:15am
 Master Gardener Class
Saturday, Aug. 25, 10:15amMaster Gardener Clas
Tracy Branch Library
The UCCE Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County will provide free monthly gardening classes all year long (excluding June and December). Class is approximately two hours. Individual registration for each course. Must call (209) 953-6100 to register. 
For more informat...read more
Preschool Storytime & A Craft
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime & A Craft
Saturday, Aug. 25, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Linden Branch Library
Please join us for a morning of songs, stories, and a craft. A fun time for all ages!
Senior Coloring Club
11:00 am
 Senior Coloring Club
Saturday, Aug. 25, 11:00 amSenior Coloring Club
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Come unwind with the Senior Coloring Club at Rue Micro Library!
Magic The Gathering
11:00am
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Aug. 25, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF TIME!
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! 11am-2pm

Saturdays are...read more
Basic Acrylic Painting for Children Ages 6-12
11-12:30 or 1-2:30
Basic Acrylic Painting for Children Ages 6-12
Saturday, Aug. 25, 11-12:30 or 1-2:30
(Saturdays, August 4 & 25, from 11-12:30 or 1-2:30)

Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library presents: " Basic Acrylic Painting for Children Ages 6-12" on the following days:
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11-12:30 or 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Saturday August 25, 2018 from 11-12:30  or 1:00-2:30 pm

Local artist Menchie Oliva from the A...read more
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 25, 11:30 a.m.Family Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Teen Movie Day
12:00
 Teen Movie Day
Saturday, Aug. 25, 12:00
Linden Branch Library
Watch a movie and have some popcorn at the Linden Library! August's movie: Tomb Raider!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Aug. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Children’s Bob Ross Paint-A-Long
1:00--3:00PM
Children’s Bob Ross Paint-A-Long
Saturday, Aug. 25, 1:00--3:00PMChildren’s Bob
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Paint your own Bob Ross Masterpiece!
 
Join us as we follow along with Bob and paint beautiful landscapes and lots of happy little trees. No painting skills necessary, bring yourself and your Bob Ross attitude.
 
Ages 6-18
Space is limited.
Please sign up onli...read more

Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Aug. 25, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Junior MakerSpace & Tech Time
2:30 to 4:00 PM
 Junior MakerSpace & Tech Time
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2:30 to 4:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Makerspace isn't just for adults and teens!  Kids ages 3 through 12 are invited to explore building and technology, including coding and circuitry, at this hands-on "free play" program.
Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion Patitpavan Neel.  Most Saturdays 2:00pm.  Check calendar for dates.
 
Mountain House Chess Club
3:00
 Mountain House Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 25, 3:00Mountain House Chess
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be...read more
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Mighty Meeples
12:00pm
 Mighty Meeples
Sunday, Aug. 26, 12:00pmMighty Meeples
Tracy Branch Library
We are a collectible card, board game and RPG group! New participants welcome. 12:00-5:00pm

For more information, visit The Mighty Meeples of Tracy's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/themightymeeples95376/
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Paint Party
2:30
 Paint Party
Monday, Aug. 27, 2:30Paint Party
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library after school and paint for fun!
Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Aug. 27, 2:30-4:00 PMHomework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5 and need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you! 
Students must bring their homework. Tutor.com and Learning Express information will be available for students to utilize outside the library!

Homework...read more
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Aug. 27, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. A book is given to each student to read at home. We will meet for an hour to discuss the book together and do an activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! No meeting on 8/6, 9/3, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 11/19, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31.
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Aug. 27, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the...read more
STEAM Mondays
4:00-5:00 PM
 STEAM Mondays
Monday, Aug. 27, 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.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Aug. 27, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Aug. 27, 5:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Need help with your homework? Visit our high school teen volunteer Homework Helpers on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Our volunteer tutors are knowledgeable in many subject areas, including math, science, reading & writing. Bring your homework and get some help!
Y...read more
Sensible Yoga
5:30 p.m.
 Sensible Yoga
Monday, Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The Escalon Library, by popular demand, is now offering exercise classes two nights per week. All you need to bring is a mat and a towel. 

From Gail Michelle, class leader, "Think you can NOT do this class? Come prove yourself mistaken. I demo variations throughout the classes. ...read more
August and September 2018 Computer Classes for Adults
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
August and September 2018 Computer Classes for Adults
Monday, Aug. 27, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(8/20/18, 8/27/18, 9/10/18, 9/17/18 & 9/24/18)
August and September
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Monday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.
August 20, 2018 - Accessing Library Digital Collection
August 27, 2018 - Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone*
...read more
Friends of the Tracy Library Meeting
7:00pm
Friends of the Tracy Library Meeting
Monday, Aug. 27, 7:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Open to the public. The meeting is open to the public. If you are interested in becoming a Friends member, please inquire at the meeting. For more information about the FOTL, visit tracyfriends.org
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Lathrop Tech Tues
 Lathrop Tech Tues
Tuesday, Aug. 28
Lathrop Branch Library

Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays anytime 1-5 PM and we&rs...read more

Genealogy Helpers
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month, 10 am til 1 pm.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor o...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
Name tag...read more
Bilingual Storytime
10:15am
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Bilingual Story Time as we read books in Spanish-English and make crafts afterwards. 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
Basic Computer Skills
10:30am
 Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Tuesday from 10:30am-11:30am.  No registration requ...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome! Note: No session on 12/25.
Knitters: Knitting group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitters: Knitting group
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Bring your knitting crafts and socialize in the Escalon Library's community room with the Knitters.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the MakerSpace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricu...read more
Fair Oaks Family Storytime
3:00-3:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 3:00-3:30 PMFair Oaks Family Sto
Fair Oaks Library
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! 
Teen Writing Group
3:30
 Teen Writing Group
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 3:30Teen Writing Group
Linden Branch Library
Express yourself through creative writing at the Linden Library. It will be a group writing style and you can share as much or as little as you want. All supplies provided by the library. There will be snacks!
 
Crafty Kids: Renovate the Globe
3:30 pm
 Crafty Kids: Renovate the Globe
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 3:30 pmCrafty Kids: Renovat
Arnold Rue Micro Library
This month, we will be renovating the globe!...read more
Lego Club
4:00-5:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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!!
Teen Tuesday
4:00pm
 Teen Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4:00pmTeen Tuesday
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Drop-in for a different teen activity every Tuesday, including:
  • Game Days
  • Crafts 
  • STEM projects 
  • Movies
  • Teen Advisory meetings
If you want to help plan teen programs for the library, give input on book s...read more
Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
4-6 pm
 Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4-6 pmHomework Helpers (K-
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 - May 23, 2019 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist yo...read more
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
4-6 pm
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4-6 pmMath Easy Tutoring (
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 to May 23 2019, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy Tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is strug...read more
Teen Advisory Group
4:30-5:30 p.m.
 Teen Advisory Group
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.Teen Advisory Group
Troke Branch Library
Join the Teen Advisory Group:
    *  Help plan teen programs!
    *  Advise staff about books & media to order for teens
    *  Make new friends!
    *  Fun "Teen Challenges" & other...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 5:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Need help with your homework? Visit our high school teen volunteer Homework Helpers on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Our volunteer tutors are knowledgeable in many subject areas, including math, science, reading & writing. Bring your homework and get some help!
Y...read more
Meditation Meetup
7:00
 Meditation Meetup
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:00Meditation Meetup
Linden Branch Library
Get your Zen on! Come to the library and meditate with your fellow community members. Yoga mats will be provided by the Library.
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Gadget Clinic
1:00 p.m.
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 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

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1:30Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Come to the Linden Branch Library for a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematic) themed craft.
Troke Knitters
2:00-3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2:00-3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Homework Helpers
2:30-4:00 PM
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2:30-4:00 PMHomework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library

Are you in grades K-5 and need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you! 
Students must bring their homework. Tutor.com and Learning Express information wi...read more

Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Lego Club
3:30 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is for all children one and up.  No sign-up or membership required.  Just drop-in and build something cool!  Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make what you want.  All we ask is to share the pieces, help fellow builder, have fun, a...read more
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the seme...read more
Superhero Storytime
3:30 pm
 Superhero Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 3:30 pmSuperhero Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Enjoy a very special storytime and craft with a very special SUPER reader! <...read more
Camp Storytime
4:00PM
 Camp Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come enjoy a camp fire story time as we read outdoor theme books, munch on treats and beverages while we pretend to camp inside the library. This program is open to all ages. 
Let’s Chat
4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
ESL Conversation Club
Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
4-6 pm
 Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 4-6 pmHomework Helpers (K-
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 - May 23, 2019 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist yo...read more
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
4-6 pm
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 4-6 pmMath Easy Tutoring (
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 to May 23 2019, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy Tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is strug...read more
Sensible Yoga
5:30 p.m.
 Sensible Yoga
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The Escalon Library, by popular demand, is now offering exercise classes two nights per week. All you need to bring is a mat and a towel. 

From Gail Michelle, class leader, "Think you can NOT do this class? Come prove yourself mistaken. I demo variations throughout the classes. ...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 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, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 30, 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. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Lathrop Story Time
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Aug. 30, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library

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

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

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Taste Test Travel
3:30 pm
 Taste Test Travel
Thursday, Aug. 30, 3:30 pmTaste Test Travel
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Experience unfamiliar flavors from across the globe!...read more
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Aug. 30, 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
Family Movie: Paddington 2
4:00pm
 Family Movie: Paddington 2
Thursday, Aug. 30, 4:00pmFamily Movie: Paddin
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for Paddington 2 (2019). Run time: 1hr 44 mintues. Snacks provided.
Teen Movie
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie
Thursday, Aug. 30, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic teen film or new favorite. Snacks will be provided. 
Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
4-6 pm
 Homework Helpers (K-5th grade).
Thursday, Aug. 30, 4-6 pmHomework Helpers (K-
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 - May 23, 2019 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist yo...read more
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
4-6 pm
Math Easy Tutoring (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, Aug. 30, 4-6 pmMath Easy Tutoring (
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 to May 23 2019, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy Tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is strug...read more
Teen A/V Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Teen A/V Club
Thursday, Aug. 30, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
(Every other Thursday)

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

Bring your friends to hang out, or stop by yourself.  Every other Thursday from 4:00 to 5:...read more
Tech Time Thursday
4:30PM
 Tech Time Thursday
Thursday, Aug. 30, 4:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Do you have questions or need help starting up your device? Do you need help with making an email? Come by on Thursdays at 4:30pm and we can help answer your questions. 
Basic Sewing for children ages 8 & up
6:00pm
Basic Sewing for children ages 8 & up
Thursday, Aug. 30, 6:00pmBasic Sewing for chi
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 6 pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents: " Basic Sewing for children ages 8 & up".

In this workshop, children will learn the basics of sewing. All materials will be provided for free. Space is limited to 25 children, please reserve a seat by...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 31, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Drop-In Tech Help
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Drop-In Tech Help
Friday, Aug. 31, 11:00 am - 1:00 pmDrop-In Tech Help
Arnold Rue Micro Library

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

Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Aug. 31, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
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English Conversation Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 31, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a...read more
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 31, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
 
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