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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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Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 2, 10:30am
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 2, 11:15am
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Summer Book Buddies
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 6, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Summer Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grades. The program is held on Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm at the Mountain House Branch Library. Summer Book Buddies will begin Monday, June 8th and end on Monday, August 3. Sudents will meet one-on-one with volunteers and read aloud to practice their reading skills. Sessions are conducted by older children and teen volunteers and supervised by library staff. Registration is not required for students. Those withing to volunteer should inquire at the front desk.
  Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 11am-12:30pm
A lucky group of 12 children 7 years old and above will receive free instruction to learn pencil drawing from a local student.  Classes are by PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY.  Participants will learn the basics of pencil drawing in black and white then dabble in using color pencils as well.
The classes will be held in two sessions.  Session one will be from June 9-30, every Tuesday from 11am-12:30pm.  Session two will be from July 7 - Aug. 4, every Tuesday from 11am-12:30pm. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 1:00-3:00pm (July 7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23, 1:00-3:00pm)
The Mountain House Chess Club will be holding Chess Camp for 20 lucky children from July 7-9, July 14-16, and July 21-23 from 1:00-3:00 each day.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Chess Camp will culminate in a Chess Quad Tournament. Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be supplied. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 4:30pm
Every hero has a story!  What's yours? Always wanted to be a super hero?  Use your imagination to create your own super hero character cape and mask here at the Mountain House Library.   Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 1:00-3:00pm (July 7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23, 1:00-3:00pm)
The Mountain House Chess Club will be holding Chess Camp for 20 lucky children from July 7-9, July 14-16, and July 21-23 from 1:00-3:00 each day.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Chess Camp will culminate in a Chess Quad Tournament. Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be supplied. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 3:30pm
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.   Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 4:15pm
Beginning Chapter Book Club is for students in grades 2nd - 5th.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity related to the book when we meet. Books are available the week before they are discussed.  No sign-ups necessary Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 9, 10:30am
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 9, 11:15am
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 9, 1:00-3:00pm (July 7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23, 1:00-3:00pm)
The Mountain House Chess Club will be holding Chess Camp for 20 lucky children from July 7-9, July 14-16, and July 21-23 from 1:00-3:00 each day.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Chess Camp will culminate in a Chess Quad Tournament. Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be supplied. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (2nd Saturday of the month, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8)
Come to the library and read to a dog! Paws 4 Friends Therapy Dogs, Inc. connect children to reading by providing a warm, wet-nosed friend to sit with while practicing their reading. Sponsored by Paws 4 Friends, Inc..
Summer Book Buddies
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 13, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Summer Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grades. The program is held on Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm at the Mountain House Branch Library. Summer Book Buddies will begin Monday, June 8th and end on Monday, August 3. Sudents will meet one-on-one with volunteers and read aloud to practice their reading skills. Sessions are conducted by older children and teen volunteers and supervised by library staff. Registration is not required for students. Those withing to volunteer should inquire at the front desk.
  Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 13, 4:15pm (Mondays, May 18, June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27, Aug. 10, 24 4:10pm)
This is a bi-weekly book club for chapter book readers level 4.4 AR and above.  Read the book, discuss it with the club members and do a follow-up activity.   Books are available at circulation two weeks before the discussion date. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 11am-12:30pm
A lucky group of 12 children 7 years old and above will receive free instruction to learn pencil drawing from a local student.  Classes are by PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY.  Participants will learn the basics of pencil drawing in black and white then dabble in using color pencils as well.
The classes will be held in two sessions.  Session one will be from June 9-30, every Tuesday from 11am-12:30pm.  Session two will be from July 7 - Aug. 4, every Tuesday from 11am-12:30pm. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 1:00-3:00pm (July 7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23, 1:00-3:00pm)
The Mountain House Chess Club will be holding Chess Camp for 20 lucky children from July 7-9, July 14-16, and July 21-23 from 1:00-3:00 each day.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Chess Camp will culminate in a Chess Quad Tournament. Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be supplied. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 4:30pm
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? Space limited so arrive early. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 1:00-3:00pm (July 7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23, 1:00-3:00pm)
The Mountain House Chess Club will be holding Chess Camp for 20 lucky children from July 7-9, July 14-16, and July 21-23 from 1:00-3:00 each day.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Chess Camp will culminate in a Chess Quad Tournament. Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be supplied. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 3:30pm
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.   Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
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