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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:
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, May. 30, all day (Mondays, Sep 7, Oct 12, Jan 18, Feb 8, 15, & May 30, all day)
The library will be closed for this federal holiday.
All Locations
Monday, May. 30


 

Tracy Branch Library
Monday, May. 30, 3:00 p.m.
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K-2nd grade.  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.
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, May. 30, 3:30 p.m.
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, May. 30, 6:00 p.m.
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 31, 10 am
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Socciety are on hand to help you with your family research questions using the resources at the Chavez Central Library.  They are in the 2nd floor genealogy section on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 to 1.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:15am-11:00am
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30 am (Tuesdays )
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children.  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 31, 11:15 a.m.
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 31, 1:00pm
Our "Let's Chat" English Practice class is free and open to all adults who wish to practice their English and gain a better understanding of English.  This is an informal group meeting where ESL speakers can practice and learn better English. The group is led by a patient and caring local, retired teacher.  We hope you can join us for this fun, interesting and educational chat group.  We also encourage you to encourage others who need such practice to attend.  This group meets Tuesday afternoons at 1:00pm at the Mountain House Library. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Escalon Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 31, 1:00 p.m.
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills.  Sponsored by Friends of Escalon Library.
Lathrop Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 1
During the months of June and July, you can be a part of the Summer Reading Program at the library. Summer Reading is for everyone! Children, teens and adults are all invited to read, earn prizes and attend programs.  On Your Mark, Get Set: Sign Up! June 1st is the first day to get your reading log.  All items are while supplies last. Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, Lathrop City, and San Joaquin County.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 1:00 p.m.
During the months of June and July, you can be a part of the Summer Reading Program at the library. Summer Reading is for everyone! Children, teens and adults are all invited to read, earn prizes and attend programs.
Come in as soon as you can to get started. We'll make the first day of sign-ups special, so don't miss out. The library opens at 1:00 p.m. on June 1st. On Your Mark, Get Set: Sign Up! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library .
Manteca Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 1:30 pm
Spectacular bubble artistry mixed with comedy is a winning combination, making this “Bubble Show” one you won’t soon forget. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 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.

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  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Gym, Valverde Park, 15557 Fifth St., Lathrop, CA
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 3:00 PM
Magic Dan will perform magical tricks to amaze us, and remind us of why reading is important for the summer. Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, Lathrop City, and San Joaquin County.
Manteca Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 3:00 pm
Spectacular bubble artistry mixed with comedy is a winning combination, making this “Bubble Show” one you won’t soon forget. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 3 pm
Puppet show with Tony Borders Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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