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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, Aug. 26, 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, Aug. 27, 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, Aug. 27, 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, Aug. 28, 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, Aug. 28, 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, Aug. 29, 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
 
Monday, Sep. 2, 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, Sep. 3, 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.
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 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, Sep. 5, 3:30 p.m.
You're invited.  
To rest, relax, socialize with friends, nibble treats, color a little picture and sip some fancy tea.  Release a little stress and join us! Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Thursday, Sep. 5, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Expert gardener Melanie Garrity will talk about incorporating native plants into our gardens. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Monday, Sep. 9, 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, Sep. 10, 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, Sep. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Print making possibilities for kids taught by Librarian Melinda Kopp.  
Sign-ups are required for this program. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Tuesday, Sep. 10, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Learn cool ways to use technology in the 90 minute workshop. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Wednesday, Sep. 11, 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, Sep. 11, 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, Sep. 12, 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Love to read books of all types (adult, teen and childrens) and genres (mysteries, biographies, nonfiction)? Love to discuss and share with others your thoughts about the books you read? Then join the Club!  The library book club meets once a month (there is a afternoon and evening discussion). Books are provided in either hard copy or electronically. Please contact the librarian if you are interested.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Saturday, Sep. 14, 2:00 p.m.
Arts and crafts instructor Victoria Davila will help you create a beautiful three dimensional framed paper butterfly.
Sign-ups are required for this program. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Monday, Sep. 16, 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.
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