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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, Jun. 28, 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2:00 p.m.
Tony and his puppet friends are ready for a special event this summer: the Olympics! A presentation of
"Run with the Animals" will showcase the animal athletes from Tony's puppet theater. This show is educational AND entertaining. Seating is limited so come early. Tickets are distributed a hald an hour before show-time. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
Beginner's level yoga and pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Enter at side of library building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m. Donation optional, given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jun. 30, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in duration with time for play and visiting afterward. Come join the fun! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 6:00 p.m.
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
Beginner's level yoga and pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Enter at side of library building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m. Donation optional, given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 7, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in duration with time for play and visiting afterward. Come join the fun! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 8, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in duration with time for play and visiting afterward. Come join the fun! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2:00 p.m.
The Science Wizard, Jordan Reading, is ready to entertain and teach Summer Readers about science with exciting experiments guaranteed to get your attention! Seating is limited. Tickets are distributed a half an hour before show-time.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
Beginner's level yoga and pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Enter at side of library building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m. Donation optional, given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 14, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in duration with time for play and visiting afterward. Come join the fun! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 14, 6:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted). The book selections are made by the librarian, to ensure that there are plenty of copies.  If you are interested in joining please come in, meet the librarian and get a copy of the "next" book and questions. Be prepared for a lively exchange of ideas and insightful ruminations that will make reading a book a "shared and enriching" experience!
Forthcoming titles: The Devil in the White City (Feb. 11); The Girl on the Train (Mar. 10); Moon Over Manifest (Apr. 14) Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 15, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in duration with time for play and visiting afterward. Come join the fun! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Sterling Johnson is a genius at bubble making: small bubbles, large bubbles, bubbles within  bubbles and much more! You will be mezmerized by his performance and skill. Seating is limited. Tickets are distributed a half an hour before show-time.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 6:00 p.m.
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
Beginner's level yoga and pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Enter at side of library building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m. Donation optional, given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 21, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in duration with time for play and visiting afterward. Come join the fun! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 22, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in duration with time for play and visiting afterward. Come join the fun! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 22, 4:00 p.m.
A family-friendly puppet show by non-profit group climate911.org teaches children
about air pollution and hopeful solutions. Dogs train their humans to stop air pollution
with a mix of songs, science and silliness. There will be plenty of laughs for dog-lovers
and children of all ages. D.O.G.S. = Dozens of Good Solutions!!!
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