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LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 1:00 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Manteca Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 1:30 pm
Owen Baker-Flynn juggles, eats fire, spits jelly beans, draws cartoons, does voice overs, and provides baseball officiating with nearly 85% accuracy! Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Our final program for the summer will feature two shows (2 p.m. and 3 p.m.) with
Wild Things Animal Rescuers. What happens to animals that really are not suited to being
domestic pets, once they are discovered and rescued? Well, they get extra-good care from experts
who know what wild animals need to be healthy and happy. Wild Things always brings a variety of animals to share so that we can be better educated partners who care for all living things! Tickets are distributed a half an hour before show-time. Seating is limited. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2:00 pm
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Challenge your friends to the different games on Wii Sports. Light refreshments will be available. For ages 6 and up. 
Kids Knitting for Ki
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2-3:30pm

Join the Troke Knitters and knit projects for children. Make scarves for other kids and twiddle muffs for autistic children. The projects are gifted to those in need during the winter months. Instruction will be provided for beginners.  

Bring a size 8 or 9 circular knitting needle with a 16" cable. Also, bring a ball of your favorite color yarn (no wool). We may have donated material available. 

Ages 10 through 16. 

For further information call the Troke Library or the instructor Martha Zetter at 478-7630.
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
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, Ret., has been knitting "since I was 5 years of age; … not a day goes by in which I do not knit. The benefits I have experienced from this craft are too numerous to mention."

In our community, there are many needs for knitted goods such as for chemotherapy patients, preemie hats, and hats and scarves for children and adults. The community also needs lap robes and shawls for chemotherapy and dialysis patients, who become very cold during treatment. There are needs for Twiddle mitts for dementia/Alzheimer patients and for mats for our four-legged creatures in shelters. Participants may keep their products for their own use or donate them to one of these charitable causes.

For beginners who wish to learn knitting, Ms. Zetter will offer informal instruction. If participants want to gather for the camaraderie and knit for themselves, they are also welcome and will be recipients of her assistance as needed. All ages and genders from 8 to 100 (or more!) are welcome.

Participants need to provide their own needles and yarn. Supplies are available at local craft stores. Participants should bring:
  • Their choice of acrylic yarns, worsted weight, e.g. Lion brand homespun, soft Red Heart, Caron Simply Soft or other brand of soft yarn (no wool)
  • Size 7 or 8 knitting needles, preferably circular needles
  • Scissors, large-eye darning needle and package of stitch markers
  • Notebook and pen
Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. 

For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323.

Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.
  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:00 pm
Join us for fun races (wet T-shirt relay, Frozen T-shirt race, Egg-In-A-Spoon Relay), and a Water Balloon Toss, a Balloon Artist, and Face Painting. All activities will be held in Library Park. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:00 p.m.
Our final program for the summer will feature two shows (2 p.m. and 3 p.m.) with
Wild Things Animal Rescuers. What happens to animals that really are not suited to being
domestic pets, once they are discovered and rescued? Well, they get extra-good care from experts
who know what wild animals need to be healthy and happy. Wild Things always brings a variety of animals to share so that we can be better educated partners who care for all living things! Tickets are distributed a half an hour before show-time. Seating is limited. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:30 pm
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Summer Book Buddies
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:30pm
For children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Space is limited. Registration required. If your child is behind on their reading skills and need assistance, we will have teen volunteers available on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 during June and July to help. Register your child online, in person, or by phone.

We would like attendees to attend all of the sessions. If you child misses more than two sessions, they may be asked to vacate their spot for someone on the waitlist. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Summer Book Buddies
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:30pm
For children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Space is limited. Registration required. If your child is behind on their reading skills and need assistance, we will have teen volunteers available on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 during June and July to help. Register your child online, in person, or by phone.

We would like attendees to attend all of the sessions. If you child misses more than two sessions, they may be asked to vacate their spot for someone on the waitlist. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Crafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 4:30pm (Wednesdays, July 20 & 27; Wednesdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 4:30 pm. )
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.

Jul 06 ~ Crocheting
Jul 13 ~ Scrapbooking
Jul 20 ~ TShirt handbags
Jul 27 ~ Knitting

Aug 03 ~ Crocheting
Aug 10 ~ TShirt handbags
Aug 17 ~ Scrapbooking
Aug 24 ~ Knitting
Aug 31 ~ Crocheting

Future crafts offerings:

Mola art - yarn wall hanging
Mom's recipe book - Like scrapbooking but with favorite family recipes.
Embroidery
Jewelry

Crafters Corner is coordinated by Elizabeth, Event Coordinator, White Wolf Productions, 209.640.5599 or 
whitewolfprods57@gmail.com

Donations of craft materials and supplies glady accepted. 

Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 6:00 p.m.
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
Beginner's level yoga and pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Enter at side of library building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m. Donation optional, given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 10:30
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 10:30 am
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in duration with time for play and visiting afterward. Come join the fun! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 10:30 am
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Escalon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime for toddlers/preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children! Sponsored by Friends of Escalon Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 11:15 am
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
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