LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

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

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International Pen Pals for Kids!
During Open Hours
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Monday, Aug. 1, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Maker Monday - Butterfly Sand Art Ages 4 and up.
4:00 pm
Maker Monday - Butterfly Sand Art Ages 4 and up.
Monday, Aug. 1, 4:00 pmMaker Monday - Butte
Mountain House Branch Library
Come to the Mountian House Library to make beautiful mosaic sand a art butterfly! 
Knitting & Crochet Club
6 pm
 Knitting & Crochet Club
Monday, Aug. 1, 6 pm
Troke Branch Library
Whether you want to learn how to knit or crochet, or you just want some buddies to yarn with, you're welcome to join us. All ages are welcome. Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own. 
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
During Open Hours
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Tuesday, Aug. 2, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and & free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but children of all ages are welcome.
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Puppet Art Theater
1:00 pm
 Puppet Art Theater
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
End your summer with Puppet Art Theatre, and watch Tommy's Pirate Adventure. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
4:30 p.m.
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 4:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos, canciones, y mas en español! El primer y tercer Martes de cada mes a las 4:30 pm.Come by for stories, songs, and more in Spanish! On the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm. *No Story Time 9/6/ No Hora de Cuentos 9/6
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the summer. 
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
During Open Hours
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Wednesday, Aug. 3, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Escalon’s End of Summer Reading Root Beer Float Blast
2:00pm
Escalon’s End of Summer Reading Root Beer Float Blast
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2:00pm
Escalon Branch Library
Congratuations Escalon Community!There is a new record of books read during Summer Reading at the Escalon library!Give yourselves a pat on the back and join us for root beer floats and crafts as we bring Summer Reading to a close!
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
EZ Reader Book Club for 5-6 yr olds
3:00pm
EZ Reader Book Club for 5-6 yr olds
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Easy Reader Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children read aloud practice and building comprehension.  For 5-6 year olds.  The...read more
Makerspace Open
3:00pm
 Makerspace Open
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3:00pmMakerspace Open
Mountain House Branch Library
Come explore what we have in our Makerspace.  Create with paper, blocks, the light table and more.Wednesdays 3:00-4:30pm.
Designer pencil, back to school craft.
3:00 PM - 4:00 pm
Designer pencil, back to school craft.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3:00 PM - 4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Back to school craft, let's get creative with our pencils and make washi tape and marbled pencils. 
End of the Summer Reading Pirate Party
3:30pm
End of the Summer Reading Pirate Party
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3:30pmEnd of the Summer Re
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us as we celebrate the end of the summer reading with fun pirate crafts and activities! 
Summer Reading Closing Party & Raffle
3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Closing Party & Raffle
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3:30 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
It’s a party! Celebrate all of your reading accomplishments with some fun activities and special treats. Manteca Summer Reading raffle prizes will be drawn and awarded. We can’t wait to make a big splash with you!
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
During Open Hours
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Thursday, Aug. 4, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Baby + Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Shirley for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Bingo
10AM
 Bingo
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10AMBingo
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us on the 1st Thursday of every month at 10:30AM for Bingo!This program is for adults and seniors, and family members of all ages are welcome. 
Mountain House Preschool Storytime (Babies to Preschoolers)
11:00am
Mountain House Preschool Storytime (Babies to Preschoolers)
Thursday, Aug. 4, 11:00amMountain House Presc
Mountain House Branch Library
 Bring your babies and preschoolers to this half hour storytime where library staff will share age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs and we will all have a very fun time. Please join us at 11:00am. 
Teen Game Night
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, Aug. 4, 3:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Space Fuse Beads
3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Space Fuse Beads
Thursday, Aug. 4, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Make some fuse bead art that centers around SPACE! Make something from scratch or follow one of our visual guides to make your own cool space-themed creation!For kids 4-12. While supplies last.
Back to School Crafts
4:00pm
 Back to School Crafts
Thursday, Aug. 4, 4:00pmBack to School Craft
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us for a back to school photo shoot and a painting project. Open to all ages. Materials will be provided. 
Edible Cookie Dough
4:00 - 5:00
 Edible Cookie Dough
Thursday, Aug. 4, 4:00 - 5:00
Fair Oaks Library
We all know the best part about making cookies is the cookie dough, so let's make some that is safe to eat!!
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
During Open Hours
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Friday, Aug. 5, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Aug. 5, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15am-10:45am
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Aug. 5, 10:15am-10:45am
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
Toddler Exploration Lab
10:30am
 Toddler Exploration Lab
Friday, Aug. 5, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
A time and space for toddlers to explore their world with a variety of hands on activities including puzzles, toss games, crawling tunnels and more, while parents get to meet and talk with each other.  
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Aug. 5, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Computer Class: Getting Started with a Mouse and Keyboard
11:00 a.m.
Computer Class: Getting Started with a Mouse and Keyboard
Friday, Aug. 5, 11:00 a.m. Computer Class: Gett
Troke Branch Library
Learn what a computer is, and how to use a mouse and keyboard. Bring your own laptop, or learn with one of ours.Join us each Friday morning for a different computer topic.In August, these are the topics:8/5     Getting Started with a Mouse and Keyboard8/12   Using the Digita...read more
Little Explorers
11:00am-11:45am
 Little Explorers
Friday, Aug. 5, 11:00am-11:45am
Linden Branch Library
Come to Linden and take part in our Little Explorers, a toddler and preschool STEAM program that takes place once a month. Kids will learn some basics of science, technology, math, engineering, and art, all while having fun and exploring the world around them through guided activities! For ages...read more
Watermelon Fans
3:30 - 4:30 PM
 Watermelon Fans
Friday, Aug. 5, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Fair Oaks Library
The summer sun is still going strong, so let's make some watermelon fans to beat the heat!!
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Anime Saturday Featuring: One Piece Heart of Gold
2:00pm
Anime Saturday Featuring: One Piece Heart of Gold
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2:00pmAnime Saturday Featu
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us for Anime Saturday featuring One Piece Heart of Gold. We will be streaming the movie through Crunchyroll. Open to Teens and up. 
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
During Open Hours
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Monday, Aug. 8, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Badges for Books Storytime
1:00pm
 Badges for Books Storytime
Monday, Aug. 8, 1:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Join the Tracy Police Department for special storytimes! 
Shrinky Dink Donut Charm Bracelet
4 PM
Shrinky Dink Donut Charm Bracelet
Monday, Aug. 8, 4 PMShrinky Dink Donut C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Show your love for donuts by making a shrinky dink donut charm bracelet. For ages 13 and up. All supplies will be provided.
LEGO Challenge
4:00pm-5:00pm
 LEGO Challenge
Monday, Aug. 8, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Linden Branch Library
Come join the Linden Library as we tackle a STEAM-based LEGO challenge for an afternoon of fun! Each challenge is a fun surprise that tests your determination, creativity, and thirst for knowledge! *Some challenges may be more complex than others. Younger kids may need some adult guidance on oc...read more
Maker Monday Building Fun
4:00pm
 Maker Monday Building Fun
Monday, Aug. 8, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to build with blocks, cups and other materials.
Board Games & Legos at the Library
5 p.m.
Board Games & Legos at the Library
Monday, Aug. 8, 5 p.m.
(Mondays, August 8 & 29, 5 p.m.)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Enjoy an exciting day of playing your favorite games or building with Legos! 
English Conversation Club
5pm
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Aug. 8, 5pm
Troke Branch Library
Come and practice your English language skills in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 
Knitting & Crochet Club
6 pm
 Knitting & Crochet Club
Monday, Aug. 8, 6 pm
Troke Branch Library
Whether you want to learn how to knit or crochet, or you just want some buddies to yarn with, you're welcome to join us. All ages are welcome. Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own. 
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
During Open Hours
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Tuesday, Aug. 9, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Escalon Spice of the Month Club
during open hours
 Escalon Spice of the Month Club
Tuesday, Aug. 9, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Explore a world of flavor from the comfort of your own home. Each month we will explore  new spices, their history, how to use them and a few recipes to try. Spice kits ( include a small amount of the spice)  can be picked up in the library, while supplies last.August spice is Urfa Biber.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and & free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but children of all ages are welcome.
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Chavez Book Club for Adults
10:30 am
 Chavez Book Club for Adults
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10:30 amChavez Book Club  fo
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join our friendly and interesting discussion.  Our selection for August is My Antonia, by Willa Cather.

Bluey Bonanza
10:30AM
 Bluey Bonanza
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10:30AMBluey Bonanza
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Make fun Bluey crafts and activitiesBest suited for ages 7 and under
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Tea for Moms
11:00am
 Tea for Moms
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 11:00amTea for Moms
Mountain House Branch Library
Moms!Please join us on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 at 11:00am for tea, snacks and conversation. Catch up with neighbors and make new friends.
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Lego Club
4:00pm
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4:00pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego Club and let your imagination go wild!  Build something new and we'll put it on display.  We'll provide the Legos!!
Story Time!
4:30
 Story Time!
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4:30
Fair Oaks Library
Come by for stories, songs, and more! On the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm.
Lego Club for Kids with Autism
5:30pm
 Lego Club for Kids with Autism
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 5:30pmLego Club for Kids w
Tracy Branch Library
For children, ages 2-12, with autism. Get creative with Legos and Duplos. Build from your imagination or try a challenge card. Legos provided.
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the summer. 
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
During Open Hours
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Wednesday, Aug. 10, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Experience Virtual Reality
1 pm
 Experience Virtual Reality
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1 pm
Troke Branch Library
Interested in experiencing what virtual reality is like? Make an appointment to try out our new Meta Quest 2 VR headset. Registration is required for a 20 minute session. Register in person at the Troke Library or call (209) 937-8221. For 13 and older only. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Smores Day!
3:00 PM-4:00 pm
 Smores Day!
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 3:00 PM-4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Enjoy some Smores and make a paper Smore craft. 
Cloud Dough DIY
3:30PM
 Cloud Dough DIY
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 3:30PMCloud Dough DIY
Van Buskirk Micro Library
Join us as we learn how to make fluffy cloud dough!
Full STEAM Ahead!
3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Full STEAM Ahead!
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Join us for our Full STEAM Ahead! program, which encourages kids to explore different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through various activities. Each month will feature a new activity that focuses on one or more of the key STEAM stopics!For kids ages 6-12.
Lego Club
3:30 pm
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is for all ages and no sign-up or membership required. Drop-in and build something cool! Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make whatever your heart desires.
Chess Club
4PM
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 4PMChess Club
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn to play chess or test your skill against other players.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Chess club meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Learn Sudoku
4PM
 Learn Sudoku
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 4PMLearn Sudoku
Weston Ranch Branch Library
If you're interested in learning how to play Sudoku, come out to Weston Ranch for an easy and relaxed beginner lesson with Michael.This program is for adults and seniors. 
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Thursday, Aug. 11
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Learn Sudoku
10AM
 Learn Sudoku
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10AMLearn Sudoku
Van Buskirk Micro Library
If you're interested in learning how to play Sudoku, come out to Van Buskirk for an easy and relaxed beginner lesson with Michaela.This program is for adults and seniors. 
Baby + Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
August Computer Classes for Adults & Seniors
10:30 am - 12 pm
August Computer Classes for Adults & Seniors
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Basic Computer Skills - August 11, 2022 Beginning Internet - August 18,...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Shirley for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Computer Basics for Adults (Register)
11:00am
Computer Basics for Adults (Register)
Thursday, Aug. 11, 11:00am
(8/11/22, 9/8/22, 10/13/22, 11/17/22, 12/8/22)
Computer Basics for
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Learn basic computer skills. Ask questions about basic computer and mobile device use. 

Mountain House Preschool Storytime (Babies to Preschoolers)
11:00am
Mountain House Preschool Storytime (Babies to Preschoolers)
Thursday, Aug. 11, 11:00amMountain House Presc
Mountain House Branch Library
 Bring your babies and preschoolers to this half hour storytime where library staff will share age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs and we will all have a very fun time. Please join us at 11:00am. 
Teen Game Night
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, Aug. 11, 3:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Kinetic Sand DIY
3:30PM
 Kinetic Sand DIY
Thursday, Aug. 11, 3:30PMKinetic Sand DIY
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us as we learn how to make Kintec Sand!
Virtual Lego Builders
3:30 PM
 Virtual Lego Builders
Thursday, Aug. 11, 3:30 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us virtually from home building with Legos or sharing your creations!  We ask that parents be present with their children during this program.  Participation is limited so sign-ups are required.  

Tea Party
4:00 - 5:00
 Tea Party
Thursday, Aug. 11, 4:00 - 5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Fair Oaks cordially invites you to a Tea Party! Join us for some tea, snacks, and socializing! Registration is required, online or in person until full. Please register for each person attending.
Stitch & Sip
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Stitch & Sip
Thursday, Aug. 11, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fair Oaks Library
Do you crochet, knit, embroider? Bring your latest project to the library, snacks will be provided! 
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Friday, Aug. 12
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Aug. 12, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15am-10:45am
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Aug. 12, 10:15am-10:45am
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Aug. 12, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Computer Class: Using the Digital Library
11 a.m.
Computer Class: Using the Digital Library
Friday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m.Computer Class: Usin
Troke Branch Library
Get familiar with SSJCPL's digital content. Did you know that the library offers databases on many topics useful for school and genealogy? Did you know that we offer streaming movies and music, downloadable books and audiobooks, online learning opportunities for languages, skills, arts and craft...read more
English Conversation Club for Adults
4:00pm Cancelled
English Conversation Club for Adults
Friday, Aug. 12, 4:00pm CancelledEnglish Conversation
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Practice your English conversations skills in a casual group setting.  
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Saturday, Aug. 13
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Rubik’s Cube Solving Savvy with the California Cubing Club
11:00 a.m.
Rubik’s Cube Solving Savvy with the California Cubing Club
Saturday, Aug. 13, 11:00 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Learn how to solve a Rubik's Cube from young "cubers" in our community! A few practice cubes will be available or bring your own!All levels from novice to accomplished are welcome, ages 5-17.
Movie: Dial M for Murder
1:40PM
 Movie: Dial M for Murder
Saturday, Aug. 13, 1:40PMMovie: Dial M for Mu
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come out to Weston Ranch for a movie screening of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic thriller, Dial M for Murder. 
Kanopy Klub
2pm
 Kanopy Klub
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2pmKanopy Klub
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Trouble the Water takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen.  Watch this documentary free with Kanopy.
Hot August Nights Pt1
2:00 pm
 Hot August Nights Pt1
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Come celebrate Hot August Nights (Pt1) by painting and decorating your own wooden car, to race later.
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Sunday, Aug. 14
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Monday, Aug. 15
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Acrylics for Adults: Dandelion Wish
4 pm
Acrylics for Adults: Dandelion Wish
Monday, Aug. 15, 4 pm
Troke Branch Library
Join us as we show you step-by-step how to complete a dandelion painting. Beginners welcome. Materials provided free of charge. Registration is required. 

Sensory Bottles
4:00/4:30pm
 Sensory Bottles
Monday, Aug. 15, 4:00/4:30pmSensory Bottles
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to make your very own  summer "snowglobes" with shells, glitter, sequins and beads inside.  This project is for children 6 years old and older. 
Let’s Read Together (Register)
4:00pm
Let’s Read Together (Register)
Monday, Aug. 15, 4:00pmLet’s Read Tog
Tracy Branch Library
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Early readers can improve their reading fluency and comprehension by participating in round-robin reading. Limited space. Priority will be given to those who register and arrive on time. Register in-person, by phone, or online.

Taste the World
6:00 p.m.
 Taste the World
Monday, Aug. 15, 6:00 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Do a little traveling without leaving the country. Information sharing and tasting of Taiwan, Scotland, Netherlands, and Greece.
Knitting & Crochet Club
6 pm
 Knitting & Crochet Club
Monday, Aug. 15, 6 pm
Troke Branch Library
Whether you want to learn how to knit or crochet, or you just want some buddies to yarn with, you're welcome to join us. All ages are welcome. Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own. 
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and & free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but children of all ages are welcome.
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Movie Matinee-Sonic the Hedgehog 2
3:30PM
Movie Matinee-Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 3:30PMMovie Matinee-Sonic
Troke Branch Library
The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for the next adventure in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Rated PG). After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for a...read more
Game Day for Teens
4:30pm
 Game Day for Teens
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 4:30pmGame Day for Teens
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 13-18. Join us for video games, card games, board games, and more. Feel free to bring your own game to play.Sign up for email or text reminders for teen program:www.remind.com/join/tracyteens
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
4:30 p.m.
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 4:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos, canciones, y mas en español! El primer y tercer Martes de cada mes a las 4:30 pm.Come by for stories, songs, and more in Spanish! On the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm. *No Story Time 9/6/ No Hora de Cuentos 9/6
TAG Meeting
5:30pm
 TAG Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 5:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Members Only. If you would like to join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and help plan teen programs for the library, pick up an application at the checkout desk. Must be between the ages of 14 and 18.
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the summer. 
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Wednesday, Aug. 17
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Gadget Clinic
1pm-5pm
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-6. Drop-in homework help provided by volunteers from 3:30 - 5:30pm.Please note, students under 10 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teen over 14.If you are interested in volunteering as a homework helper, please inquire at the library checkout desk.***Can't make it...read more
Art of Designing Tea with New Mettle Farms
3:30 pm
Art of Designing Tea with New Mettle Farms
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Join New Mettle Farms and the library for a fun and informative look at the art of designing tea. For teens and adults.
Hot August Nights Pt2
3:30 p.m.
 Hot August Nights Pt2
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Come celebrate Hot August Nights (Pt2) by racing your own painted and decorated wooden car that you made earlier in the library.
DIY Pencil Holder
3:30 PM
 DIY Pencil Holder
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 3:30 PMDIY Pencil Holder
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Get ready for school with these stylish and fruity pencil holders. For Ages 11 and up. All supplies will be provided.
Introduction to Makerbot 3D Printing
4 pm
Introduction to Makerbot 3D Printing
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 4 pm
Troke Branch Library
Join us for an introduction to 3D printing with the Makerbot Replicator. We'll go over the basics on how 3D printing works, where to select or create your models, and how to send prints to the library's Makerbot 3D printer. For ages 13 and older. Registration is required.  
Chess Club
4PM
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 4PMChess Club
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn to play chess or test your skill against other players.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Chess club meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
U.S. Citizenship Exam Prep
4PM
 U.S. Citizenship Exam Prep
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 4PMU.S. Citizenship Exa
Weston Ranch Branch Library
We will go over several U.S. Citizenship Exam prep resources available for free with your library card.This program is for adults and seniors. 
Teen Cupcake War---for ages 13 and older.
4:30 pm
Teen Cupcake War---for ages 13 and older.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 4:30 pmTeen Cupcake War---f
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you a cupcake decorator? If you answered yes, then please join us for our Cupcake Wars event!  Participants will be given two plain cupcakes and be provided with icing, sprinkles and all the fixings to decorate their cupcakes. Decorated cupcakes will be judged for creativity and visual appe...read more
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Thursday, Aug. 18
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30amMountain House All A
Mountain House Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Baby + Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
August Computer Classes for Adults & Seniors
10:30 am - 12 pm
August Computer Classes for Adults & Seniors
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Basic Computer Skills - August 11, 2022 Beginning Internet - August 18,...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Shirley for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Lotería
10AM
 Lotería
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10AMLotería
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:30AM for Lotería! In person, no registration required. See you soon!This program is for adults and seniors, and family members of all ages are welcome. 
Preschool Fun Time! Name Garland Craft
11:00am
Preschool Fun Time! Name Garland Craft
Thursday, Aug. 18, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 3-5. Learn your primary colors and practice writing the letters in your name to make your own name garland. All materials supplied. First come, first serve.
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
11:15am
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 11:15amMountain House Presc
Mountain House Branch Library
 Bring your preschoolers to this half hour storytime where library staff will share age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs and we will all have a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.  Please join us at 11:15am on Thursdays. 
Teen Game Night
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, Aug. 18, 3:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Elvis Day
3:00-4:00 pm
 Elvis Day
Thursday, Aug. 18, 3:00-4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
It is Elvis day at Lathrop library, come and celebrate with a look back into the 1950s.  We will have a hula hoop contest, make paper dolls of the decade's most significant icons, including Elvis himself, create Elvis buttons, and end with a little 50s Karaoke. 
Paint a Pencil Cup
3:30PM
 Paint a Pencil Cup
Thursday, Aug. 18, 3:30PMPaint a Pencil Cup
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Decorate and paint your own pencil cup!
Board Game Cafe
3:30 PM
 Board Game Cafe
Thursday, Aug. 18, 3:30 PM
Troke Branch Library
We have lots of board games to choose from! Pick a game, grab a snack and have fun.  Grab your friends or meet some new ones! This free, family friendly program is designed for children 5-12 years old.
Painting at the Library
4 p.m.
 Painting at the Library
Thursday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Express your creativity on canvas through painting!
Lego Club for Kids
4:00pm
 Lego Club for Kids
Thursday, Aug. 18, 4:00pmLego Club for Kids
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 2-12. Get creative with Legos and Duplos. Build from your imagination or try a challenge card. Lego provided.  
DIY Mr. Potato Head
4:00 - 5:00
 DIY Mr. Potato Head
Thursday, Aug. 18, 4:00 - 5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Come on by Fair Oaks to make your own felt board Mr. Potato Head and his accessories!!
The Pigeon Has to go to School.... and so do YOU!
4:30 p.m.
The Pigeon Has to go to School.... and so do YOU!
Thursday, Aug. 18, 4:30 p.m.The Pigeon Has to go
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for a back-to-school story and a craft activity featuring Mo Willems' Pigeon, star of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus".
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Friday, Aug. 19
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Aug. 19, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15am-10:45am
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Aug. 19, 10:15am-10:45am
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Aug. 19, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Computer Class: Email Tips
11:00 a.m.
 Computer Class: Email Tips
Friday, Aug. 19, 11:00 a.m.Computer Class: Emai
Troke Branch Library
We will discuss features of email that you may not be using yet: replying and forwarding, sending to multiple users, using attachments, saving drafts, searching for a message, deleting and organizing emails, and dealing with spam. Please be sure you have an email account set up before the class, and...read more
Makerspace
3:30pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Aug. 19, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Saturday, Aug. 20
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

CANCELED Paper Mosaic Craft for Adults
1:00pm
CANCELED Paper Mosaic Craft for Adults
Saturday, Aug. 20, 1:00pmCANCELED Paper Mosai
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. All materials supplied. First come, first serve.
Cinema Saturday
1:00 - 3:00 PM
 Cinema Saturday
Saturday, Aug. 20, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Fair Oaks Library
Join us for a movie and snacks!! 
Button Machine!
1:00pm - 2:30pm
 Button Machine!
Saturday, Aug. 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Bring cut outs of your favorite comic strips, pictures from old books that are falling apart, or just photos, and we'll make them into buttons you can pin on your shirts, jackets, or backpacks! Keep them or give them as a gift!This program is for Teens and Adults. While supplies last.
Encanto Party
1:00-1:45 PM
 Encanto Party
Saturday, Aug. 20, 1:00-1:45 PM
Troke Branch Library
We may not talk about Bruno, but we will be talking about the movie, dancing to the songs and playing games in this fun-filled Encanto themed party! There will be photo ops with a couple of your favorite characters!! This free program is designed for children under 12 years old. Please register for ...read more
Encanto Party
2:00-2:45 PM
 Encanto Party
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2:00-2:45 PM
Troke Branch Library
We may not talk about Bruno, but we will be talking about the movie, dancing to the songs and playing games in this fun-filled Encanto themed party! There will be photo ops with a couple of your favorite characters!! This free program is designed for children under 12 years old. Please register for ...read more

Family Fun Day at the Library
2:00 p.m.
 Family Fun Day at the Library
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Enjoy a day of fun and games with family and friends at the Library!
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Sunday, Aug. 21
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Monday, Aug. 22
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Maker Monday Perler Bead Creations
4:00pm
Maker Monday Perler Bead Creations
Monday, Aug. 22, 4:00pmMaker Monday Perler
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to get creative with Perler Beads.  Staff will assist you to make easy and fun colorful projects.   This craft is for children 6 years old and older.
Let’s Read Together (Register)
4:00pm
Let’s Read Together (Register)
Monday, Aug. 22, 4:00pmLet’s Read Tog
Tracy Branch Library
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Early readers can improve their reading fluency and comprehension by participating in round-robin reading. Limited space. Priority will be given to those who register and arrive on time. Register in-person, by phone, or online.

English Conversation Club
5pm
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Aug. 22, 5pm
Troke Branch Library
Come and practice your English language skills in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 
Family Game Night
6:00 p.m.
 Family Game Night
Monday, Aug. 22, 6:00 p.m.Family Game Night
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us in the Children's Room for classic board games and snacks!
Knitting & Crochet Club
6 pm
 Knitting & Crochet Club
Monday, Aug. 22, 6 pm
Troke Branch Library
Whether you want to learn how to knit or crochet, or you just want some buddies to yarn with, you're welcome to join us. All ages are welcome. Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own. 
Woobles Crochet Night
6:30pm
 Woobles Crochet Night
Monday, Aug. 22, 6:30pmWoobles Crochet Nigh
Manteca Branch Library
Make a one of a kind crochet creation!  

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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and & free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but children of all ages are welcome.
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
4:00 PM
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 4:00 PMSewing Basics for Te
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 4th Tuesdays each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing, including operating a sewing machine, threading a bobbin,and sewi...read more
Teen Face Masks
4:00PM
 Teen Face Masks
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 4:00PMTeen Face Masks
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Teens ages 13 - 18 join us and make a face mask perfect for your skin!Enjoy snacks too!All supplies provided.
Gravity Painting
4:00pm
 Gravity Painting
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 4:00pmGravity Painting
Mountain House Branch Library
Come join us for a differnt type of painting.  We will use gravity to paint with marbles, cars and brushes.  It all happens on Tuesday Aug. 23rd, at 4:00pm.
Story Time!
4:30
 Story Time!
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 4:30
Fair Oaks Library
Come by for stories, songs, and more! On the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm.
Notebook Cover Craft for Teens
4:30pm
 Notebook Cover Craft for Teens
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 4:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 13-18. Create a geometric collage cover for your notebook. All materials supplied. First come, first serve.Sign up for email or text reminders for teen programs:www.remind.com/join/tracyteens
LEGO Club
4:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 4:30 p.m.LEGO Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
4th Tuesday of the monthWe bring the bricks.You supply the imagination.Note: November LEGO Club will be taking place on the 5th Tuesday of the month.
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Gadget Clinic
1pm-5pm
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Honey bee craft
3:00-4:00
 Honey bee craft
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 3:00-4:00
Lathrop Branch Library
Come to Lathrop and make little felt honeybees. 
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-6. Drop-in homework help provided by volunteers from 3:30 - 5:30pm.Please note, students under 10 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teen over 14.If you are interested in volunteering as a homework helper, please inquire at the library checkout desk.***Can't make it...read more
Lego Club
3:30 pm
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is for all ages and no sign-up or membership required. Drop-in and build something cool! Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make whatever your heart desires.
Bingo
3:30 PM
 Bingo
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 3:30 PMBingo
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Ready to win some prizes? Then join us for a relaxing hour of Bingo. For Ages 11 and up.
Origami
4PM
 Origami
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4PMOrigami
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come relax and learn the art of origami. We'll be making several types of origami frogs.This program is for adults and seniors. 
Board Game Fun
4:00pm
 Board Game Fun
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4:00pmBoard Game Fun
Mountain House Branch Library
Have a favorite board game you want to share?  Looking for new people to play board games with?  Bring your own or come play ours.  We have Trouble, Chess, Checkers, Candyland and many more.  Join us to play your favorite or learn something new.  August 24, 2022 at 4:00pm.
Craft Night @Troke: Cocktail Umbrella Wreaths
5:00 p.m.
Craft Night @Troke: Cocktail Umbrella Wreaths
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 5:00 p.m.Craft Night @Troke:
Troke Branch Library
Join us for a late afternoon craft, a streaming television show, and good conversation.  This month, we will make wreaths with cocktail umbrellas.This program is for grown-ups.
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Thursday, Aug. 25
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

NO STORYTIME
 NO STORYTIME
Thursday, Aug. 25
Mountain House Branch Library
Origami
10AM
 Origami
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10AMOrigami
Van Buskirk Micro Library
Come relax and learn the art of origami. We'll be making several types of origami frogs.This program is for adults and seniors. 
Baby + Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
August Computer Classes for Adults & Seniors
10:30 am - 12 pm
August Computer Classes for Adults & Seniors
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Basic Computer Skills - August 11, 2022 Beginning Internet - August 18,...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Shirley for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Teen Game Night
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, Aug. 25, 3:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Paint A Sun
3:30PM
 Paint A Sun
Thursday, Aug. 25, 3:30PMPaint A Sun
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Learn how to pain your own colorful sun!
Stained Glass Windchimes
3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Stained Glass Windchimes
Thursday, Aug. 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
We've got some cool stained glass winchimes in the shape of hot air balloons! Using our handy stained glass pens, we're going to create some great art to hang outside or in the window or above our beds - and maybe learn a bit about hot air balloons while we're at it.For kids 4-12. While ...read more
Construction Zone
3:30PM
 Construction Zone
Thursday, Aug. 25, 3:30PMConstruction Zone
Troke Branch Library
It's time to build, build, build!! Chose from legos, duplos, blocks, magnatiles, lincoln logs, krazy gears and more. Use your imagination to build whatever you like! This free program is designed for children 4-12 years old. 
Travel Craft Day
4:00pm
 Travel Craft Day
Thursday, Aug. 25, 4:00pmTravel Craft Day
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us as we craft a plane, paint it and attach a post card to go with it. Open to all ages. Materials will be provided. 
Mosaic Art for Kids
4:00pm
 Mosaic Art for Kids
Thursday, Aug. 25, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 6 to 12, but younger siblings are welcome. Create a mosaic self-portrait! All materials supplied. First come, first serve
Ice Cream Social
4:00 - 5:00 PM
 Ice Cream Social
Thursday, Aug. 25, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Fair Oaks Library
Join us at Fair Oaks for an end of summer Ice Cream Social!
Stitch ’N Sip
6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
 Stitch ’N Sip
Thursday, Aug. 25, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Fair Oaks Library
Do you crochet, knit, embroider? Bring your latest project to the library, snacks will be provided!  
Composting 101
6:00PM
 Composting 101
Thursday, Aug. 25, 6:00PMComposting 101
Troke Branch Library
New Mettle Farms will be presenting all about vermi composting and the difference between it and regular composting. We will also have a representative from the City of Stockton Public Works, Waste and Recycling department, who will be on hand to give information and answer questions about our new c...read more
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Friday, Aug. 26
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Aug. 26, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15am-10:45am
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Aug. 26, 10:15am-10:45am
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
Stuffed Animal Take Home
11:00AM-4:30PM
 Stuffed Animal Take Home
Friday, Aug. 26, 11:00AM-4:30PMStuffed Animal Take
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Grab a leftover to Tellie the Turtle OR Willie the Killer Whale stuffed animal that you can make yourself at home. While Supplies last. One Per person,
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Aug. 26, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Computer Class: Getting Started with Videoconferencing
11 a.m.
Computer Class: Getting Started with Videoconferencing
Friday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m.Computer Class: Gett
Troke Branch Library
Learn how to host online meetings with videoconferencing tools -- some examples are Google Meets, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Bring your own tablet or laptop, or learn with one of our devices. Registration is not required.
Makerspace Open
2:00pm
 Makerspace Open
Friday, Aug. 26, 2:00pmMakerspace Open
Mountain House Branch Library
Come create with the items we provide.  Use your imagination and have fun with your friends on August 26, 2022 at 2:00pm. 
National Power Rangers day
3:00-4:00 pm
 National Power Rangers day
Friday, Aug. 26, 3:00-4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Come to Lathrop and build a Megazord and other paper crafts. 
Makerspace
3:30pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Aug. 26, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
K Pop Party!
6:00-8:00 PM
 K Pop Party!
Friday, Aug. 26, 6:00-8:00 PM
Troke Branch Library
Calling all K-Pop fans! Celebrate your love for all things K-Pop with an after hours party at the library. There will be karaoke, dancing,  crafting, and eating Korean snacks! Bring your friends and hang out with other teens that share a similar love for all things K-Pop. This free program is s...read more
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Saturday, Aug. 27
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Saturday Movie: The Bad Guys
1:00PM
 Saturday Movie: The Bad Guys
Saturday, Aug. 27, 1:00PMSaturday Movie: The
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us as we watch The Bad Guys.Small treat and water will be provided.
Magic The Gathering
1:30pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Aug. 27, 1:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Play and/or learn to the play Magic the Gathering, the tabletop collectible cardgame. Ideal for ages 13 and over, however younger players are welcome.
Makerspace Open - Clear Out the Closet Crafts
2:00pm
Makerspace Open - Clear Out the Closet Crafts
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come create with the items we provide.  We'll be creating with items you may have missed in the past.  We have worthwhile leftover crafts we are trying to use up.  Join us to have some fun doing a variety of different crafts.  Use your imagination and have fun with your ...read more
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Sunday, Aug. 28
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Monday, Aug. 29
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Take Away Crafts Only This Week
 Take Away Crafts Only This Week
Monday, Aug. 29,
Mountain House Branch Library
Let’s Paint: Fairy Bottles
4 PM
Let’s Paint: Fairy Bottles
Monday, Aug. 29, 4 PMLet’s Paint: F
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us as we learn the art of q-tip painting. For ages 13 and up. Registration is highly recommended as space is limited. Please dress accordingly as some acrylic paints may not wash off easily. All supplies will be provided.

Let’s Read Together (Register)
4:00pm
Let’s Read Together (Register)
Monday, Aug. 29, 4:00pmLet’s Read Tog
Tracy Branch Library
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Early readers can improve their reading fluency and comprehension by participating in round-robin reading. Limited space. Priority will be given to those who register and arrive on time. Register in-person, by phone, or online.

Board Games & Legos at the Library
5 p.m.
Board Games & Legos at the Library
Monday, Aug. 29, 5 p.m.
(Mondays, August 8 & 29, 5 p.m.)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Enjoy an exciting day of playing your favorite games or building with Legos! 
Family Game Night
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Family Game Night
Monday, Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Come out with your family and have some fun with Boardgames and cards.
Knitting & Crochet Club
6 pm
 Knitting & Crochet Club
Monday, Aug. 29, 6 pm
Troke Branch Library
Whether you want to learn how to knit or crochet, or you just want some buddies to yarn with, you're welcome to join us. All ages are welcome. Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own. 
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

SPECIAL Preschool Storytime with a Firefighter!
10:30 AM
SPECIAL Preschool Storytime with a Firefighter!
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:30 AM
Troke Branch Library
Instead of our regularly scheduled Preschool Story Time, we will have a special guest from the City of Stockton Fire Department! They will read a story and answer questions. Afterward stay for a craft and free play. (Subject to cancellation if an emergency arises and they are called away, if that ha...read more
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom!
3:30 pm
Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom!
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Learn about a variety of reptiles, animals, and other beaties from anacondas to scorpians and more!
Harry Potter Potions Class
4 pm
 Harry Potter Potions Class
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4 pm
Troke Branch Library
Calling all young witches and wizards! Join us for a fun class of potion making. We'll be making two potions to take home and one edible potion to drink. Registration is required. For ages 10 to 17 only.
Frankenstein Terracotta Pot
4:00PM
 Frankenstein Terracotta Pot
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:00PMFrankenstein Terraco
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us as we celebtrate Frankenstein Day by painting your own terracotta pot to look like The Creature
Helping Students Succeed! Library Resources for Students
4:30pm
Helping Students Succeed! Library Resources for Students
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Students, Parents, and Educators. Learn about the free resources the library offers to students of all ages. Sign up for email or text reminders for teen program:www.remind.com/join/tracyteens
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
4:30 p.m.
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos, canciones, y mas en español! El primer y tercer Martes de cada mes a las 4:30 pm.Come by for stories, songs, and more in Spanish! On the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm. *No Story Time 9/6/ No Hora de Cuentos 9/6
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International Pen Pals for Kids!
International Pen Pals for Kids!
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Troke Branch Library
We are excited to announce that Troke Branch Library, and Iloilo City Public Library in the Philippines have partnered together to offer our youth a safe International Pen-Pal program! This amazing opportunity is for youth ages 7-12, who will be paired with a pal their age, to write letters back and...read more

Gadget Clinic
1pm-5pm
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-6. Drop-in homework help provided by volunteers from 3:30 - 5:30pm.Please note, students under 10 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teen over 14.If you are interested in volunteering as a homework helper, please inquire at the library checkout desk.***Can't make it...read more
Last Wednesday Book Club @ Troke
5 p.m.
Last Wednesday Book Club @ Troke
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 5 p.m.Last Wednesday Book
Troke Branch Library
Join us as we discuss our August selection, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson. There will be a small number of physical copies of the current title available at our July 27th meeting; there may be some left over after the meeting. Additional copies may be requested from ...read more
   
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