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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, May. 26, 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, May. 27, 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, May. 28, 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, Jun. 2, 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, Jun. 2, 1:00 p.m. (Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 1:00 p.m.)
Special Toddler and Preschooler Yoga Storytime will be presented by certified Yoga instructor Leyna Roget on the first 4 Tuesdays of June at 1:00 p.m. Join the fun and activity as Leyna blends stories with simple yoga exercises well-suited for little ones. 
Free. Limited space, so come a little early! Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 3:00 p.m.
Summer Reading kicks off with a dazzling show by Bay Area favorite, Magician Brian Scott. Brian's magic is fun, family friendly and involves audience participation. Tickets are handed out 1/2 hour before showtime.  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 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, Jun. 4, 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, Jun. 4, 2:00 p.m.
Every Hero Has a Story! Our feature film today is a super hero tale with bounty hunters, a secret orb and the galaxy's fate in the balance. Fresh popcorn provided. Call for movie details. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 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, Jun. 9, 1:00 p.m. (Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 1:00 p.m.)
Special Toddler and Preschooler Yoga Storytime will be presented by certified Yoga instructor Leyna Roget on the first 4 Tuesdays of June at 1:00 p.m. Join the fun and activity as Leyna blends stories with simple yoga exercises well-suited for little ones. 
Free. Limited space, so come a little early! Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 10, 3:00 p.m.
Summer Reading continues with a mesmerizing marionette puppet show featuring hero "Aladdin". The Fratello Marionettes have traveled the globe, entertaining young and old with their hand-crafted puppets. A memorable afternoon's entertainment is guaranteed!
Tickets are handed out 1/2 hour before showtime. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 10, 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, Jun. 11, 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, Jun. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Old comic books usually get thrown out, but not when you can cut them up and decoupage the comic book art on bookends and flower pots (you get to choose an herb to plant in the pot as well)! Easy, fun and a cool addition to your decor. Snacks provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jun. 11, 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
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 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, Jun. 16, 1:00 p.m. (Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 1:00 p.m.)
Special Toddler and Preschooler Yoga Storytime will be presented by certified Yoga instructor Leyna Roget on the first 4 Tuesdays of June at 1:00 p.m. Join the fun and activity as Leyna blends stories with simple yoga exercises well-suited for little ones. 
Free. Limited space, so come a little early! Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 17, 3:00 p.m.
"Every Hero Has a Story" and this afternoon's performance will prove it! Join award-winning storyteller, B.Z. Smith and Ukulele Songstress Peg Reza as they bring an array of hero stories to life with drama and humor. Tickets are handed out 1/2 hour before showtime. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 17, 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.
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