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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:
Thursday, Jul. 19
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.
Summer Reading Chall
Thursday, Jul. 19
Take the Summer Reading Challenge! June 1 - July 31, 2018
Get your reading card at the library or from the link below. Read to earn free prizes and be entered into our grand prize raffles!
http://ssjcpl.org/programs/sumReading.html Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. Learn easy tips on how to develop early literacy skills in your young children. Children can enjoy coloring a page, making a simple craft, or playing in our early learning area afterwards. Caregivers must stay with children. 
There will be no Preschool Storytime on library closed days. There will be no Preschool Storytime on Thursday, November 22.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 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. 
Thursday, Jul. 19, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome! Sponsored by Friends of the Escalon Library.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 11:15am
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.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 12:00pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00-12:30, Wednesday 1:00-2:00)
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Maya Angelou Community Room. Sponsored by Stockton Unified School District.
Thursday, Jul. 19, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room. Sponsored by Stockton Unified School District.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 1:00 pm
On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m., June 5 – July 19, 2018, the Manteca Library presents Book Buddies. This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings, for children who have reading challenges and are in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.
Registration required at the Information Desk. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Lunch at the Library
Thursday, Jul. 19, 1:00pm
Visit the library to enjoy a free lunch for children, ages 2-18.
Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
June 1 - July 27, 2018
Note: Meals must be eaten on-site. Adults cannot eat meals.

Meals provided by Tracy Unified School District as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program:
https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program

Lunch at the Library is a project of the California Library Association and California Summer Meal Coalition: https://lunchatthelibrary.org/ Sponsored by Tracy Unified School District.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 1:30 PM

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

Sponsored by Lathrop Library.
Exploring the MakerS
Thursday, Jul. 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricut) and many more.

The MakerSpace open hours are as follow.
Monday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
LEGO® Building C
Thursday, Jul. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Families, drop-in to build and play with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The library provides the bricks, you provide the creativity! The whole family is welcome to participate in this exciting afternoon activity. We’ll display your creations online or in the Children’s Room until our next building session. Meet us every third Thursday of each month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Get up close and personal with some of the creepiest, crawliest creatures from Shedskin Reptiles!
Library Olympics
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Thursday, Jul. 19, 3:30 pm

Try your hand at challenging acts of strength, stamina, and wit at the first Rue Micro Library Olympics!

 

Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

If your child is a 1st, 2nd or 3rd grader and struggling to read at grade level, the Book Buddies program is designed to help. This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in small group settings. Results are best when the child attends every session.

SPACE IS LIMITED.  Please attend the June 5th session at 4pm for your child's brief assessment and registration.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 4:00 p.m.
June 7
Pitch Perfect 3 @ 4:00 p.m.
June 21
Grease @ 4:00 p.m.
July 5
A Cinderella Story @ 4:00 p.m.
July 19
Mamma Mia! @ 4:00 p.m.

Snacks will be served too.
LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, Jul. 19, 4:00pm
LEGO Club for all! Kids and their caregivers are invited to join us and build creations. For K-5 with younger siblings invited to play with Duplo blocks. 
  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .
Musical Robots
Thursday, Jul. 19, 4:00PM

Dance and sing with Musical Robots!

Combining songs, storytelling, puppetry, and out of this world dance moves, Musical Robot is ready for kids to engage in fun and frolic.

 

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