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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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Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are always plenty of books to borrow with the storytime theme. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2:00 p.m.
Steve and Corny have been performing together for over 20 years. They know each other pretty well, but there are always surprises. Lots of fun, laughter and audience participation: you may find out what it's like to be a puppet!
Seating is limited so be sure to come early. Tickets are handed out on a first in line, first serves basis, 30 minutes before showtime.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 6:00 p.m.

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. 29, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2:00 p.m.
Relax with a cup of tea, something small to color, and gab with other guests during our second Tea & Coloring event! No sign-up required. For teens and adults. Light refeshments and plenty of fun tea options! Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
All Locations
Tuesday, Jul. 4
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 5
We'll be taking a break this week. 
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 6:00 p.m.

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. 6, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 7, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are always plenty of books to borrow with the storytime theme. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2:00 p.m.
Puppet Art Theater always delivers a fun and family-friendly puppet show. This performance will feature 
"The Three Little Pigs" as they work hard to build a house that the wolf can't blow down! Our programs are very popular. Please come early as we have limited seating. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before showtime. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 6:00 p.m.

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. 13, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 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 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: Everything, Everything by Rebecca Stead 6/8; The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean 7/10;
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 8/10. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 14, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are always plenty of books to borrow with the storytime theme. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2:00 PM
Telling stories of building a better world, Kirk Waller masterfully fuses together spoken word, rhythm, music and movement to create an unforgettable storytelling experience.  Fun for the whole family!  Please come early.  Tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to showtime.  Seating is limited. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are always plenty of books to borrow with the storytime theme. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
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