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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:
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Weekly storytime for ages3-5. 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 6:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.)
Weekly program emphasizes gentle stretching to improve flexibility. Facilitated by certified instructor Susan McClanahan. Bring own yoga mat. Wear comfortable clothing. Class lasts about an hour. Free. Small contribution to Friends of the Library is optional. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Apr. 2, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
All About Baby is a modified storytime for babies: newborns- 18 months old. Parent or guardian participation is necessary. Songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, picturebook and board book sharing are all part of the 20-30 minute program. Emphasizes developmental guidance for babies.  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Apr. 3, 12 pm
Sponsored by Community Partnership for Families.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Weekly storytime for ages3-5. 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 6:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.)
Weekly program emphasizes gentle stretching to improve flexibility. Facilitated by certified instructor Susan McClanahan. Bring own yoga mat. Wear comfortable clothing. Class lasts about an hour. Free. Small contribution to Friends of the Library is optional. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Apr. 9, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
All About Baby is a modified storytime for babies: newborns- 18 months old. Parent or guardian participation is necessary. Songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, picturebook and board book sharing are all part of the 20-30 minute program. Emphasizes developmental guidance for babies.  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Apr. 9, 6:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted). The book selection is made by the librarian, so there are plenty of copies.  Please come in to get a copy of the book and questions in advance. Be prepared for a lively exchange of ideas and thoughtful insights that will make reading a book a "shared and enriching" experience! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Apr. 10, 12 pm
Sponsored by Community Partnership for Families.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Weekly storytime for ages3-5. 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 6:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.)
Weekly program emphasizes gentle stretching to improve flexibility. Facilitated by certified instructor Susan McClanahan. Bring own yoga mat. Wear comfortable clothing. Class lasts about an hour. Free. Small contribution to Friends of the Library is optional. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Apr. 16, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
All About Baby is a modified storytime for babies: newborns- 18 months old. Parent or guardian participation is necessary. Songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, picturebook and board book sharing are all part of the 20-30 minute program. Emphasizes developmental guidance for babies.  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Apr. 17, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Ripon Branch Library will offer FREE computer classes once a month on the following dates and times:

·      Friday, February 20, 2015 – Basic Computer Skills – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
·      Friday, March 20, 2015 – Beginning Internet – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
·      Friday, April 17, 2015 – Beginning Microsoft Word 2010 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
·      Friday, May 15, 2015 – Creating a Professional-Looking Resume – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by The LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) Grant.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Weekly storytime for ages3-5. 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 3:30 p.m.
Using the ancient art of shadow puppetry in which shadows are cast upon a lit screen, stories and folktales from around the world are brought to life by educator and puppeteer Daniel Barash of the Berkeley-based Shadow Puppet Workshop. This entrancing style of puppetry will be fun for the whole family. The Ripon Memorial Library is located at 
333 W. Main St., Ripon. Free to all. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 6:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.)
Weekly program emphasizes gentle stretching to improve flexibility. Facilitated by certified instructor Susan McClanahan. Bring own yoga mat. Wear comfortable clothing. Class lasts about an hour. Free. Small contribution to Friends of the Library is optional. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Apr. 23, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
All About Baby is a modified storytime for babies: newborns- 18 months old. Parent or guardian participation is necessary. Songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, picturebook and board book sharing are all part of the 20-30 minute program. Emphasizes developmental guidance for babies.  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Weekly storytime for ages3-5. 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 6:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.)
Weekly program emphasizes gentle stretching to improve flexibility. Facilitated by certified instructor Susan McClanahan. Bring own yoga mat. Wear comfortable clothing. Class lasts about an hour. Free. Small contribution to Friends of the Library is optional. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Apr. 30, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
All About Baby is a modified storytime for babies: newborns- 18 months old. Parent or guardian participation is necessary. Songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, picturebook and board book sharing are all part of the 20-30 minute program. Emphasizes developmental guidance for babies.  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
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