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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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All About Baby
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 25, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.)
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 Ripon Memorial Library.

Preschool Storytime
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Come join us as we read books, sing songs, and enjoy fingerplays. Storytime starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp and and is followed by a brief craft or playtime. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Fizz Boom Read Storytime
Thornton Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 25, 12:30 p.m. (Fridays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, & July 11, 18 & 25, 12:30 p.m.)
Listen to stories that bubble over and spill off the page into your imagination!

Painting on the Patio
Mountain House Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 25, 2:00pm
Come share your artistic talents painting pictures and get your face
painted as well. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.

Summer Book Buddies
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Friday, Jul. 25, 3:30 pm
Reading help for children entering the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 25, 3-4 pm
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices. Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Storytime at the Linden Library
Linden Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 26, 10:30 am (Saturday's at 10:30am)
Join us for a fun family storytime that has books, singing, and a little exercise too!   Sponsored by Friends of the Linden Library.

Video Game Day (CANCELED)
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 26, 11 a.m.
For all ages.

We've got a Wii and a lot games. You've got a Saturday morning. Come to the library and play video games.

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Fizz Boom Read Crafts
Thornton Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 26, 12:30 p.m. (Saturdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 12, 19 & 26, 12:30 p.m.)
Come and enjoy a variety of crafts at this fun program! Don't forget to take home some good books too!

Tracy Library Chess Club
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 26, 12 p.m.
Tracy Library Chess
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Library Chess Club is a USCF (United States Chess Federation) affiliate.
To learn more about the Tracy Library Chess Club, visit their website or follow them on facebook.
Tracy Library Book Club for Adults
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 26, 1 p.m.
Tracy Library Book C
On the fourth Saturday of every month, the Tracy Library will be hosting a book club for adults. Our monthly discussions will begin at 1 p.m. inside the library, and are free and open to new members. The book selected for our July discussion will be Tatjana Soli's "The Lotus Eaters."
 
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.

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