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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, Jul. 7, 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. 8, 3:00 p.m.
What's the buzz on bees? They are the heroes of the insect world! Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show will be here to teach us all about these amazing little helpers that have started to disappear worldwide! Why? What can we do to help? Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour before showtime. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 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, Jul. 9, 2:00 p.m.
Every Hero Has a Story! Super-soldier serum transforms a 90-lb. weakling into an amazing super hero during World War II. Classic comic book style in the big screen!
Fresh popcorn provided. Call for movie details. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 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. 15, 3:00 p.m.
Summer Reading continues with Owen Baker-Flynn's Inspired Silliness show! He's a one-man circus: juggling, jokes, balancing and buffoonery! Owen is a favorite at Pier 39 and Oakland's Fairyland. Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour before showtime. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 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
Thursday, Jul. 16, 2:00 p.m.
We provide the ingredients: you provide the inspiration, skill and appetite! We'll put the definition of a hero sandwich to the test: build 'em, name 'em, vote for the best before and after the taste test. Beverages provided also.  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 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. 22, 3:00 p.m.
Music from around the world in celebration of culture and diversity. Dan O'Brien has been voted "Best Kids Performer" in Northern California. Get ready to learn, listen and participate, but most of all, to have fun! Tickets are handed out 1/2 hour before showtime. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 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
Thursday, Jul. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Every Hero Has a Story! Just your average teen age girl who hits the beach and hangs ten. Until a shark attack. True story. Fresh popcorn provided. Call for movie details. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 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, Jul. 29, 3:00 p.m.
Library Staff will treat everyone to a fun performance with stories, a hero quiz, hero sandwich building skills and a mini hero sandwich for the last program of  "Every Hero Has a Story" Summer Reading fun. Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour before showtime. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 30, 2:00 p.m.
It's easy to name a super hero, they're pop culture favorites. What about a hero from history, a real life contemporary hero, an unlikely hero? What makes someone a hero? Bring a book that you've read, with a hero character, to share. We'll have a discussion, games, food and prizes. Let's go heroes! Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 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
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 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
Thursday, Aug. 13, 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, Aug. 18, 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.
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