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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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Monday, Oct. 21, 4:00 p.m.
If you like to play chess, would like to learn to play, or enjoy playing with others, then you will love our chess club!  All levels of experience are welcome.  For kids age 9 and up, teens, and adults.  Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:30 am
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Put on your old clothes for our annual pumpkin painting and decorating program.
Sign-ups are required. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3:30 pm
Lego Club is for all children one and up.  No sign-up or membership required.  Just drop-in and build something cool!  Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make what you want.  All we ask is to share the pieces, help fellow builder, have fun, and clean up when you're done. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6:00 p.m.
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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 building if you arrive after 6 p.m.  Optional donation is given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 10:30 am
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiver participation is required. This program is based on "Mother Goose on the Loose" created by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. www.mgol.net Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Monday, Oct. 28, 4:00 p.m.
If you like to play chess, would like to learn to play, or enjoy playing with others, then you will love our chess club!  All levels of experience are welcome.  For kids age 9 and up, teens, and adults.  Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10:30 am
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m.
What's better than reading a really good book? How about sharing that reading experience with a group of readers?  That is exactly what the 5-6-7 Book Club readers do! Once a month, on the last Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. we meet for a lively discussion (and pizza of course) facilitated by Librarian Melinda Kopp. The book club is for grades 5, 6, and 7 with some latitude. Please speak with staff if you are interested. Books are chosen and provided by Mrs. Kopp.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:00 p.m.
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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 building if you arrive after 6 p.m.  Optional donation is given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Thursday, Oct. 31, 10:30 am
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiver participation is required. This program is based on "Mother Goose on the Loose" created by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. www.mgol.net Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Friday, Nov. 1, 10:30 am
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiver participation is required. This program is based on "Mother Goose on the Loose" created by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. www.mgol.net Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of Native American Dancing.  This program is for all ages. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Monday, Nov. 4, 4:00 p.m.
If you like to play chess, would like to learn to play, or enjoy playing with others, then you will love our chess club!  All levels of experience are welcome.  For kids age 9 and up, teens, and adults.  Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10:30 am
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 3:30 pm
Attend this special workshop and explore the wonderful art that can be made from nature!  Make ink from berries and a quill pen with New Mettle Farms.
For kids ages 8 and up.

  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 3:30 pm
Lego Club is for all children one and up.  No sign-up or membership required.  Just drop-in and build something cool!  Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make what you want.  All we ask is to share the pieces, help fellow builder, have fun, and clean up when you're done. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:00 p.m.
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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 building if you arrive after 6 p.m.  Optional donation is given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 10:30 am
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiver participation is required. This program is based on "Mother Goose on the Loose" created by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. www.mgol.net Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 3:30 pm
Make your own hand-printed tea towel during this special edition of our popular tea for adults.  If you want to make one, you can.  If you just want to drink tea, eat treats and color, you can do that too.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
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