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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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Preschool Storytime
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, May. 22, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come join us as we read books, sing songs, and enjoy fingerplays. The library doors open at 10:00 a.m. and storytime starts at 10:15 a.m. sharp.
 
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
3-4 pm
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, May. 22, 3-4 pm
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATION...read more
English Conversation Club
4 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, May. 22, 4 p.m.
(Fridays, February 6, 20, 27 4 p.m., Fridays March 13, 20, 4 p.m., Fridays April 3, 10, 4 p.m., Fridays May 1, 15, 22, 4 p.m., Fridays June 5, 12, 4 p.m.)
English Conversation
Tracy Branch Library
 English Conversation ClubTracy Public Library
Friday, Sep. 5, 4:00 pm
The English Conversation Club will meet  on various Fridays, Begining September 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Wadsworth Room at the library. This program is for ESL adults (English as a Second Lan...read more
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Storytime at the Linden Library
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime at the Linden Library
Saturday, May. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Linden Branch Library
Join us for fun stories and songs at the Linden Library!
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, May. 23, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Arts & Crafts
12:30 a.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Saturday, May. 23, 12:30 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Explore your creative side and create your own work of art. Free arts and crafts on Satrudays at 12:30 p.m.
 
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, May. 23, 3:00-5:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! For all ages.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminde...read more
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Creative Writing for Adults
12:15 p.m.
 Creative Writing for Adults
Sunday, May. 24, 12:15 p.m.
(Sunday May 24, 12:15 p.m., Sunday June 14, 12:15 p.m.)

Tracy Branch Library

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Chinese-English Reading Group
3:00 p.m.
 Chinese-English Reading Group
Sunday, May. 24, 3:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Led by teacher Qianhong (Sophia) Long, people of all ages will have the opportunity to learn Chinese.  This is an introductory class, taught in English, for those who are venturing into new territory.  The class will begin at 3:00pm.
Chinese-English Reading Group
3:30 p.m.
 Chinese-English Reading Group
Sunday, May. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Led by teacher Qianhong (Sophia) Long, people of all ages who have basic Chinese language skills will have the opportunity to add to their knowledge.  This is an intermediate class, taught in Chinese.  The class will go from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m..
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Lathrop Tuesday Hours
 Lathrop Tuesday Hours
Tuesday, May. 26
Lathrop Branch Library
Free Genealogy Assistance
10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Free Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, May. 26, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 26, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays )

Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 26, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15 - 11:00 am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, May. 26, 10:15 - 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 26, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:30 a.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 26, 11:15 a.m.
(Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 11:15 a.m. )

Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Reading Club
3:30 p.m.
 Reading Club
Tuesday, May. 26, 3:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Read aloud in groups or silently and discuss your favorite parts of the book. All reading levels welcome.
 
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G) Meeting
4:00-5:00pm
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G) Meeting
Tuesday, May. 26, 4:00-5:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders.

Do you want to help plan teen programs for the library? Help select new teen books and materials? Decorate the teen area or create library displays? Do all this and more while earning volunteer hours as a member of Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.).

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Hora de Cuentos en Espanol
3:30pm
 Hora de Cuentos en Espanol
Wednesday, May. 27, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Con gran placer los invitamos a la lectura de cuentos en espanol. Traiga a sus pequenos a escuchar cuentos y a divertirse los miercoles a las 3:30 pm.
Homework Helpers
3:30 pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, May. 27, 3:30 pm
(Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6, 13, 20, 27)

Manteca Branch Library
Need help with your homework? We will have tutors available to help K- 8 students with their daily assignments from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, May. 27, 6:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly program emphasizes gentle stretching to improve flexibility. Facilitated by certified instructor Susan McClanahan. Bring own yoga mat. Wear comfortable clothing. Class lasts about an hour. Free. Small contribution to Friends of the Library is optional.
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Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 28, 10:30 a.m.
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Toddler and Preschool Storytime is on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy fun reading, crafts and playtime. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 28, 10:30 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for children under age 5 is held every Thursday morning at 10:30 am. Join us for great stories, rhyme, songs and dance and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
Thursday, May. 28, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays)

Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, May. 28, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
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. 
Toddler and Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler and Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
On Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Escalon is hosting Toddler/Preschool Storytime. Come and enjoy fun stories, crafts and playtime.
Lathrop Storytime
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Storytime
Thursday, May. 28, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Game Day
3:30 p.m.
 Game Day
Thursday, May. 28, 3:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play games like FIFA and Lego Batman on the Xbox 360. Board games and puzzles will also be available.

 
Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show.
6:00 PM
Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show.
Thursday, May 28, 6:00 PM
Troke Branch Library
Celebrate the blossoming of the trees and experience the exciting and intriguing world of bees! This program will teach children how almond blossoms are pollinated and how bees help farmers grow their crops. Bees will be displayed in observation hives so that audience members can get a close-up view...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, May. 29, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come join us as we read books, sing songs, and enjoy fingerplays. The library doors open at 10:00 a.m. and storytime starts at 10:15 a.m. sharp.
 
Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio/E-books to Smart Devices
3-4 pm
Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio/E-books to Smart Devices
Friday, May. 29, 3-4 pm
Troke Branch Library
Many of us have smartphones, Nooks, Kindles, or other devices that allow us to read eBooks wherever we are. The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library has nearly 4,000 eBooks in its collection.

This workshop will show Library users how to download and enjoy our expanding collection of...read more
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Storytime at the Linden Library
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime at the Linden Library
Saturday, May. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Linden Branch Library
Join us for fun stories and songs at the Linden Library!
Tracy Adult Book club
11 a.m.
 Tracy Adult Book club
Saturday, May. 30, 11 a.m.
(Saturday March 28, 11:00 a.m., Saturday April 25, 11:00 a.m., Saturday May 30, 11:00 a.m., Saturday June 27, 11:00 a.m., Saturday July 25, 11:00 a.m., Saturday August 22, 11:00 a.m., Saturday September 26, 11:00 a.m., Saturday October 30, 11:00 a.m., Saturday November 28, 11:00 a.m., Saturday December 26, 11:00 a.m.)
Tracy Adult Book clu
Tracy Branch Library
The Tracy Library Adult Book Club meets on the 4th Saturday of every month. In the Wadsworth room. 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, May. 30, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Adult Vision Board Party
2:30 p.m.
 Adult Vision Board Party
Saturday, May 30, 2:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
It’s creating a visual representation of what you envision for your life. It allows you to define and clarify your aspirations, reinforce them and keep your intentions focused. Please bring any personal photos you might want to use. All other materials provided.


 
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, May. 30, 3:00-5:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! For all ages.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminde...read more
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