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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
Thursday, Jan. 18, 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 Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Jan. 19, 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 Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5.  Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
The Mindful Body
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:00 pm
Second of three programs about mindfulness for adults.
The Mindful Body will be taught by Michelle DeLucchi, a Tai Chi and yoga instructor at Blessner's Tae Kwon Do Studio in Ripon. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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 library building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m.  Donation optional, given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.

  Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jan. 25, 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 Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m.
Lynn Sampson returns to present Music Through Time, an hour long program for children.  Mr. Sampson is a classical trumpeteer, a baritone singer, and a music teacher.  He is also the founder of Music First, a charity providing music education for children and seniors.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5.  Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Mindfulness and Medi
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:00 pm
Last of three programs about mindfulness for adults.
Mindfulness and Meditation will be taught by Marian McGlothlin, an instructor of guided meditation at the Ripon Senior Center. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
LEGO Club for Kids
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 3:30 p.m.


Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative afternoon activity for the whole family! We also provide Duplos for smaller children. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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 library building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m.  Donation optional, given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.

  Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 1, 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 Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m.
Relax with a cup of tea, something small to color, and gab with other guests during our third 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.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5.  Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 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 library building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m.  Donation optional, given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.

  Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 8, 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 Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 8, 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!
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 9, 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 Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5.  Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
LEGO Club for Kids
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 3:30 p.m.


Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative afternoon activity for the whole family! We also provide Duplos for smaller children. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
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