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LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Summer Book Buddies
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Jul. 28, 3:30 pm
Reading help for children entering the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Summer Book Buddies
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 28, 3:30 PM (Mondays: June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 28, Aug 4, at 3:30 PM.)
This 8-week program is for children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade this fall and is designed to maintain or increase reading skills during Summer vacation. Each child will be matched one-on-one with volunteers who will read and do reading related activities with them. Sign-ups at the front desk. Sponsored by Mountain House Freinds of the Library.

Beginning Chapter Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 28, 3:30 pm (Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3:30 pm)
Beginning Chapter Book Club is for students in grades 3rd - 5th.  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.  No sign-ups necessary. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

Easy Reader Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 28, 3:00 pm (Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3:00 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.  No sign-ups necessary. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

Advanced Book Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 28, 4:00pm
This is a bi-weekly book club for chapter book readers level 4.4 AR and above.  Read the book, discuss it with the club members and do a follow-up activity.  This week's book is Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle.  Books are available at the checkout desk two weeks before the discussion date.  Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.

Family Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 28, 6:00 pm (Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:00 pm)
Family Storytime is for children of all ages.  There will be books read and activities performed for a fun time of sharing together as a family. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

Free Genealogy Assistance
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Every Tuesday from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
Sponsored by The San Joaquin Genealogical Society and the Stockton Friends of the Library..

All About Baby Storytime @ the Manteca Library
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Even the youngest babies will benefit from this 20 minute combination of simple picturebook stories, rhythmic music, plus fingerplays with motion and movement. The doors open at 10:00, stories and songs are at 10:30.  Playtime is available before and after the storytime related activities. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library .

Preschool Storytime
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:30 p.m.
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities.

Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:15 - 11:00 am

All About Baby
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:30 am (Tuesdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 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 Friends of the Tracy Library.

Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 11:15 am (Tuesdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 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 Friends of the Tracy Library.

Fizz Boom Read Reading Club
Thornton Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 1:30 p.m. (Tuesdays June 10, 17, 24, & July 8, 22 & 29, 1:30 p.m.)
Join the reading club and share an exciting story with other readers. Afterwards enjoy game activities.

Give Every Child a Chance Tutoring
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2:00 p.m.
Give Every Child a Chance will offer tutoring sessions for K-8 school age children at the library this summer. GECAC has been tutoring children in San Joaquin County (based in Manteca) since 1998. Please call GECAC 209-825-7003 in advance of coming in. There are plenty of openings for the 2:45-3:45 tutoring session.

Starry Night Light Craft and Pizza Party for Teens
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2 p.m.
Transform your room to a starry sky! Construct your own night light and enjoy some delicious pizza.  Materials and food will be provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial LIbrary.

Move, Play & Grow at the Cesar Chavez Central Library
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 3:30 pm
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Fizz Boom Read- Reading, Crafts and Board Games
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 3-4 P.m.

Children are welcome to join us in the meeting room for organized activities such as read-alouds, crafts and board games. This will be on a drop in basis between 3-4 p.m.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Alternative Poetry and Between the Lines Cafe for Teens
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 5:00pm
Teens participating in this program will be offered some interesting ways to write poetry, such as "Post-It Note Poetry," and "Magnetic-Style Poetry." Then, teens can share their poetry at the Between the Lines Cafe in the Teen Zone and enjoy some refreshments. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.

Craft Club at the Linden Library
Linden Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 6:00pm (Tuesdays at 6:00pm)
Do you knit, crochet, or do some other craft? If you are looking to chat and work on your project join us at the Linden Library on Tuesday nights from 6-8pm.  Fun is had by all!

Great Valley Serpentarium - 2 SHOWS!
Manteca Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 1:30 p.m. (Wednesday, July 30, 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.)
The Manteca Library is excited to welcome back the Great Valley Serpentarium as part of our Summer Reading Program Performance series!

Slithery, slippery creatures come to visit the library when the Serpentarium comes to town. Learn about our reptilian friends at this fun and informative program!
 
Please come to one of our 2 identical showings at either 1:30 or 3:00. 

  Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library .

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