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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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Circus of Smile&rsqu
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 4:00pm
Join Andrew Quick and Mr. Mustache on a comical circus adventure. These incredible performers defy the very laws of nature as they juggle, flip, compete for your attention, transform into a variety of characters, and make some unbelievable catches. Join us on June 26, 2017 at 4:00pm to try juggling, clowning, and theater games! You too can make others laugh until they fall out of their chairs! Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library & SJ County.
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:30am
This program partners older children, 12-17, with younger children to help them practice their reading for summer to keep up or improve their skills.  The program consists of reading, phonics related games, making new friends and enjoying each other's company on Tuesdays for part of the summer.  The program runs from June 13th - July 25th at 10:30am, excluding the holiday for July 4th.   If you are interested in participating sign up at the Mountain House LIbrary information desk.  Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 6:00 pm
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun.   Storytime craft on the second Tuesday of the month. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 3:00
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 read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 4:00pm
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  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. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 5:00pm (Wednesdays, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9, 5:00pm)
Advanced Readers Book Club is for students in grades 5th-7th grades.  A book is given to each student once every two weeks which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together at book club and do an activity related to the boook.  Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10:30 am
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, Jun. 29, 11:15 am
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, Jun. 29, 4:00 pm
Our Summer Reading Program theme is Build a Better World.  In these four engineering challenges we ask you to do just that.  Join us for four challenges to build the tallest, the strongest, the most creative buildings or mechanisms with the items we provide you.  We will build with cups, marshmallows and toothpicks, straws and other building materials.  Join us for fun and creative time.  June 8 & 29 and July 6 and 20 at 4:00pm. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Friday, Jun. 30, 10:30 am
Remember making scratch art? Sometimes it was black & white, sometimes black & rainbow colors. How about trying black with shiny, silvery disigns you can hang to catch light in a window? Learn something new to do with those old CDs & DVDs. All materials needed to complete this easy project will be provided. Space is limited--please sign up early at the front desk, or call 209-937-8221 and ask for staff at Mountain House. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 1, 3:00
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be supplied. 
  Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Sunday, Jul. 2, 2:00pm
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion.  Sundays 2-4pm.
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 3, 4:30pm
Come have fun constructing lego buildings, machines, and more at our Lego Building Fun Program.  This program is for 5 year olds and above.  Once we get enough larger Lego/Duplo donations we will open the fun to younger children. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
All Locations
Tuesday, Jul. 4
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 3:00
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 read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 4:00pm
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  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. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 10:30 am
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. 6, 11:15 am
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. 6, 4:00 pm
Our Summer Reading Program theme is Build a Better World.  In these four engineering challenges we ask you to do just that.  Join us for four challenges to build the tallest, the strongest, the most creative buildings or mechanisms with the items we provide you.  We will build with cups, marshmallows and toothpicks, straws and other building materials.  Join us for fun and creative time.  June 8 & 29 and July 6 and 20 at 4:00pm. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 7, 10:30 am
Make a beautiful "art glass" pendant with inexpensive, easy to find materials. Alcohol inks make vivid colors that swirl and blend into wonderful abstract designs. All materials needed to complete this easy project will be provided. Space is limited--please sign up early at the front desk, or call 209-937-8221 and ask for staff at Mountain House. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
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