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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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Free Computer Classes at Chavez Library
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free Computer Classes at Chavez Library
Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Thursdays 9/8/16, 9/15/16, 9/22/16 & 9/29/16 Mondays 10/3/16, 10/24/16, 10/31/16 and Thursday 11/3/16, 11/10/16, 11/17/16, & 12/1/16)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the FREE computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Monday October 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Gmail Basics - Monday October 24, 2016 from 6:00 ...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursdays, from September 1-December 29, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime fo...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come to Toddler/Preschool Storytime held every Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, songs, movements and playtime.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a half-hour program which emphasizes elements that help babies develop. We share simple picturebooks, sing, recite nursery rhymes and have fun. Rhythm, rhyme, stories and music keep babies engaged as they learn. Evrything that we do during All About baby can then be repeated at hom...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 1, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Flooring Project - Library will be CLOSED 10/31 – 12/4 (tentatively)
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Flooring Project - Library will be CLOSED 10/31 – 12/4 (tentatively)
Thursday, Dec. 1, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
(Oct 31 - Dec 4)

Manteca Branch Library
Tentative open date of Dec 5th.
 
Covered California
1:00 pm
 Covered California
Thursday, Dec. 1, 1:00 pmCovered California
Tracy Branch Library
Sign ups at the library for the Covered California program.  Sheila Farris-Bigg will be here to answer questions, or explain the program to you.
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Owls"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Owls"
Thursday, Dec. 1, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
 
LEGO Builders Club
4:00 pm
 LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, Dec. 1, 4:00 pm
(October 20, November 10, December 1 & 15 )
LEGO Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
LEGO Club for all! Kids and their caregivers are invited to join us and build creations. For K-5 with younger siblings invited to play with Duplo blocks. 

Ages 2 and up. 

 
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Dec. 1, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Want to creat or invent your own arts, crafts and tech projects? Drop by the Escalon Library's Makerspace program from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, starting October 20th. Each participant will have access to a variety of arts, crafts and tech materials to work with. Ages 10 and older are we...read more
Know Breath, Know Life Meditation Workshop
5:00pm
Know Breath, Know Life Meditation Workshop
Thursday, Dec. 1, 5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to eliminate stress, gain calmness and clarity to improve health: physically-mentally-emotionally with breathing techniques and Meditation.  The workshop will be lead by an Art Of Living (www/ArtOfLiving.org) representative.
Holiday Music With Ukulele Strummers Of Stockton
6:00pm-7:00pm
Holiday Music With Ukulele Strummers Of Stockton
Thursday, Dec. 1, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Troke Branch Library
You are invited to enjoy beautiful Holiday music played by the energetic Ukulele Strummers of Stockton. You will have a chance to sing along with them.
 
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Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
Friday, Dec. 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic mouse movements such as how to click on or select objects. The class allows plenty of time for practicing so students can become comfortable using a computer mouse.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participant...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Dec. 2, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Flooring Project - Library will be CLOSED 10/31 – 12/4 (tentatively)
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Flooring Project - Library will be CLOSED 10/31 – 12/4 (tentatively)
Friday, Dec. 2, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
(Oct 31 - Dec 4)

Manteca Branch Library
Tentative open date of Dec 5th.
 
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Friday, Dec. 2, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Dec. 2, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

 
English Conversation
4 p.m.
 English Conversation
Friday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m.
(Friday September 16, 30, 4 pm, October 7, 21, 28, 4 pm, November 18, 4 pm, December 2, 4 pm)

Tracy Branch Library
Come pratice the English language in a relaxed setting.
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Family Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Dec. 3, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic family movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Tracy Library Chess Meetup
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Meetup
Saturday, Dec. 3, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
All ages are welcome to come and play chess every Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00pm. Chess equipment provided on request. Chess tutor present every other week.
Flooring Project - Library will be CLOSED 10/31 – 12/4 (tentatively)
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Flooring Project - Library will be CLOSED 10/31 – 12/4 (tentatively)
Saturday, Dec. 3, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
(Oct 31 - Dec 4)

Manteca Branch Library
Tentative open date of Dec 5th.
 
Family Movie & Snacks
12:00pm
 Family Movie & Snacks
Saturday, Dec. 3, 12:00pmFamily Movie & Snack
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a screening of Big Hero 6. Snacks provided.
Marshmallow Catapults: A Science Saturdays Program
12:00 p.m.
Marshmallow Catapults: A Science Saturdays Program
Saturday, Dec. 3, 12:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
On Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., Escalon Library is hosting Marshmallow Catapults. Come to the librayr to design and build your own catapult and launch mini marshmallows at mystery presents. Get your marshmallow closet to a present to take it home. 
Science Saturday is a series...read more
Hora de cuento preescolar en espanol
2:00 p.m.
Hora de cuento preescolar en espanol
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2:00 p.m.
(Sabados, 10 septiembre, 1 octubre, 22 octubre, 12 noviembre, 3 diciembre)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Un programa para ninos de 3-5 anos para leer cuentos y hacer rimas en puro espanol. Sabados por el otono.
English Conversation Group
3:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Group
Saturday, Dec. 3, 3:00 p.m.
(Saturdays, September 10, October 1, October 22, November 12, December 3)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Practice speaking English in a casual, relaxed setting. Bring a friend or make new ones! This is an informal group for adults who are learinng English as their second language. Please join us! 
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Dec. 3, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Dec. 3, 3:00-5:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 

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!

Text @tracyteens to 8...read more
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Flooring Project - Library will be CLOSED 10/31 – 12/4 (tentatively)
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Flooring Project - Library will be CLOSED 10/31 – 12/4 (tentatively)
Sunday, Dec. 4, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
(Oct 31 - Dec 4)

Manteca Branch Library
Tentative open date of Dec 5th.
 
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Dec. 5, 3:00 pm
Tracy Branch Library
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.

No Monday Book Clubs on Nov. 21 & Nov. 28, 2016. 
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Monday, Dec. 5, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.

Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, August 22 - December 14, 2016. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available...read more
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Dec. 5, 3:30
Tracy Branch Library
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.

No Monday Book Clubs on Nov. 21 & 28. 
Manteca English Conversation (ESL) Game Night
4:00 pm
Manteca English Conversation (ESL) Game Night
Monday, Dec. 5, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Is English your second language, and are you looking for a place to practice your English-speaking skills? Manteca Library is hosting a game night for adult ESL(English as a Second Language) learners where you can play card and board games to help develop your conversational English skills.
Manteca Monday Lego Club
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 Manteca Monday Lego Club
Monday, Dec. 5, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to the Lego Club and build something new and extraordinary!  All supplies will be provided, both Dublex and Legos.
Lego Building Fun!
4:30pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, Dec. 5, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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.
Autistic Lego Play Group
5:00 p.m.
 Autistic Lego Play Group
Monday, Dec. 5, 5:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
First 15 paticipants can sign up at circ. desk or call (209) 937 8221 or (866) 805 7323
Sign Language Instruction
5:30 p.m.
 Sign Language Instruction
Monday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m.
(Nov 7, 21, Dec 5, & 19, 5:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
There will be Sign Language Instruction the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month (*this is a change in the schedule, used to be every Monday) starting as of July 11th.  Check the calendar for the dates.  We will be skipping September 5th, so there will be a 2 week break ...read more
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Dec. 5, 6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
All About Babies Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Babies Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, August 30; September 6, 13, 20, and 27; October 4, 11, 18, 24; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27. )
All About Babies Sto
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 am
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, Dec. 6
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
Book Discussion Group
10:30 am
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion.  Our selection for December is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba. It's the true story of a young man in a drought-stricken part of Africa who decided to build a windmill. A remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to over...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 11:15 am
(Aug 30, September 6, 13, 20, 17; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome! 
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
Gingerbread Houses
3:30p.m.
 Gingerbread Houses
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 3:30p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Children join us as we make gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, and candy! Registration is required and all supplies will be provided!

Social Security and You
4:00-5:00 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m.Social Security and
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and You. A representative from the Stockton Social Security Administration will be here to review the programs offered by Social Security such as Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), M...read more
Game Day
4:00pm
 Game Day
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 4:00pmGame Day
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders.

Do you like food? We have it! Do you like games? We'll provide a selection of video games, card games, and board games and you're welcome to bring your own games, too. Come hang out with us at the library! First Tuesday of each month at 4:...read more
Coding Christmas Ornaments
4:30pm
 Coding Christmas Ornaments
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to learn how to use code while making a pretty ornaments for your home.
Winter Wonderland
5:00 p.m.
 Winter Wonderland
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
It's snowing a the Escalon Library. Parents and children alike are welcome to play in our snow area. Come and enjoy our craft booth to create your own Christmas bells! The events will take place on Tuesday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m.
Stick aournd later and enjoy the San Joaquin Bell Ringers ...read more
Lego Building Days @ Stribley
5:00-6:45 pm
 Lego Building Days @ Stribley
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5:00-6:45 pmLego Building Days @
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Days! Builders of all ages are welcome for an hour of Lego building fun. You can build to this week's theme, our challenge model, or free-build whatever you can come up wit...read more
San Joaquin Bell Ringers
6:00 p.m.
 San Joaquin Bell Ringers
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
On Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.,Escalon Library is hosting San Joaquin Bell Ringers. 
Come and enjoy a delightful concert with the magical tones of hand bells. Bring the whole family to this symphony of bells. 
 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Maker Space
2:30 p.m
 Maker Space
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2:30 p.m
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with craft supplies or design exciting patterns with a silhouette machine. Find out what cool creations you can make!
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
Department of Child Support Services Mobile Office
3-5 pm
Department of Child Support Services Mobile Office
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3-5 pm
(Saturday, Dec 10 10 am - 1 pm )

Tracy Branch Library
Need to discuss your child support case? Come visit the Department of Child Support Services as they do outreach at sites throughout San Joaquin County. 

 
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.

Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, August 22 - December 14, 2016. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available...read more
Easy Reader Book Club
3:30 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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.
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break ...read more
Circus of Smiles
3:30 p.m.
 Circus of Smiles
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m.Circus of Smiles
Ripon Branch Library
Prepare to be entertained with feats of incredible strength, juggling, acrobatics, and music! A few lucky audience members may even become a part of the show.

Fun for all ages!
Let’s Chat
4:00-5:00
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4:00-5:00
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's Chat is an English Conversation Club. It is for those who want to grow in their English skills through speaking with one another and studying aspects of American culture.  This is a free program open to adults giong from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the ...read more
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays, starting on Dec 7, 2016- May 31, 2017, at 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for child...read more
Make a Filipino Star Lantern
4 pm
 Make a Filipino Star Lantern
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4 pmMake a Filipino Star
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Learn to make a traditional parol (Filipino Star Lantern) by covering a 3D bamboo star frame with colored cellophane and decorations. These star-shaped lanterns are hung in windows and carried in parades during the Christmas season in the Philippines. All materials are provided (while they last)....read more
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
4:15 pm
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4:15 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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.
Social Security and You
4:30 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and You. A representative from the Stockton Social Security Administration will be here to review the programs offered by Social Security such as Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits, Supplemental Secu...read more
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4:30pmCrafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.September is all about crocheting!October: The Art of Rya

Future crafts offerings:Mola art - yarn wall hanging
Mom's recipe book - Like scrapbooking but with favorite family recipes.
Embroidery...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library

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. ...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursdays, from September 1-December 29, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime fo...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come to Toddler/Preschool Storytime held every Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, songs, movements and playtime.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age 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, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a half-hour program which emphasizes elements that help babies develop. We share simple picturebooks, sing, recite nursery rhymes and have fun. Rhythm, rhyme, stories and music keep babies engaged as they learn. Evrything that we do during All About baby can then be repeated at hom...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 8, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 8, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
The Troke Mystery Book Club will meet on Tthe second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. to discuss mystery novels! 

Each month, the group will discuss books by a favorite author or on a selected theme.

Visit the Troke Branch Library to check out a copy o...read more
Covered California
1:00 pm
 Covered California
Thursday, Dec. 8, 1:00 pmCovered California
Tracy Branch Library
Sign ups at the library for the Covered California program.  Sheila Farris-Bigg will be here to answer questions, or explain the program to you.
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Cupcakes"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Cupcakes"
Thursday, Dec. 8, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
 
MakerSpace for Kids
3:00-4:30
 MakerSpace for Kids
Thursday, Dec. 8, 3:00-4:30
Ripon Branch Library
MakerSpace for Kids is a drop-in program where children, age 8 and up, can explore and create freely. We have laptops that can be used to paint, learn to code, practice typing, and more! We also supply arts and craft materials so kids can work on a project of their own choosing. We will also be runn...read more
Teen Advisory Group
3:00p.m.
 Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, Dec. 8, 3:00p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens, join us at the Cesar Chavez Central Library on December 8th at 3:00 p.m. for a meting of the Teen Advisory Group. We want to know what you want to see at the library. Brainstorm, plan, and create programs, make crafts, an...read more
Teen Advisory Meeting
3:30 p.m
 Teen Advisory Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m
Thornton Branch Library
Help your library plan exiciting programs for teens! We will meet every other month to come up with new and fun programs. Snacks will be provided so bring a friend!
Kids DIY Make & Take Crafternoon: Code Your Name Jewelry
4:00pm
Kids DIY Make & Take Crafternoon: Code Your Name Jewelry
Thursday, Dec. 8, 4:00pmKids DIY Make & Take
Tracy Branch Library
Create jewelry and learn about binary!
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Dec. 8, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Want to creat or invent your own arts, crafts and tech projects? Drop by the Escalon Library's Makerspace program from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, starting October 20th. Each participant will have access to a variety of arts, crafts and tech materials to work with. Ages 10 and older are we...read more
Know Breath, Know Life Meditation Workshop
5:00pm
Know Breath, Know Life Meditation Workshop
Thursday, Dec. 8, 5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to eliminate stress, gain calmness and clarity to improve health: physically-mentally-emotionally with breathing techniques and Meditation.  The workshop will be lead by an Art Of Living (www/ArtOfLiving.org) representative.
Decorate Holiday Cupcakes
6 p.m.
 Decorate Holiday Cupcakes
Thursday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m.Decorate Holiday Cup
Troke Branch Library

Add some fun to your winter holidays and decorate cupcakes at the library!  Learn easy techniques for decorating cupcakes using frosting, candies, cookies, fondant and more.

Compete in our "Cupcake War" for a chance to win a prize!

Ages 6 to adult.  Al...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Dec. 9, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Crafty Friday for Adults--Bows, Bags & Boxes
10:30 am
Crafty Friday for Adults--Bows, Bags & Boxes
Friday, Dec. 9, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Just about everyone has a small gift to wrap for someone special at this time of year. Please join us as we use pretty papers to make a cute bag or box to put it in and add a pretty bow to finish. Kaye will be showing us how & demonstrating our new Silhouette Portait cutter as well. Find out how...read more
Fabulous Fridays
3:00 p.m.
 Fabulous Fridays
Friday, Dec. 9, 3:00 p.m.
(2nd Friday, September 9, October 14, December 9)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Each month, the Maya Angelou Library will have game and activity days for teens. Bring your friends and enjoy board games, relays, scavenger hunts, games of skill and more. Different activities each month.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
Friday, Dec. 9, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic methods for searching the Internet to find the information and resources they need.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices.
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Friday, Dec. 9, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Dec. 9, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

 
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Family Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Dec. 10, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic family movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Adult book club
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
 Adult book club
Saturday, Dec. 10, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Tracy Library Chess Meetup
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Meetup
Saturday, Dec. 10, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
All ages are welcome to come and play chess every Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00pm. Chess equipment provided on request. Chess tutor present every other week.
Teen Movie Day
1:00 pm
 Teen Movie Day
Saturday, Dec. 10, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Watch a movie picked out by your TLC (Teen Library Council).
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Dec. 10, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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...read more
Paws for Reading
3:00--4:30 pm
 Paws for Reading
Saturday, Dec. 10, 3:00--4:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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.  While you wait to read do a simple dog related craft.
Department of Child Support Services Mobile Office
10 am - 1 pm
Department of Child Support Services Mobile Office
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 am - 1 pm
(Saturday, Dec 10 10 am - 1 pm )

Tracy Branch Library
Need to discuss your child support case? Come visit the Department of Child Support Services as they do outreach at sites throughout San Joaquin County. 

 
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StoryCorps: Tracing Our Origins
2:00 pm
 StoryCorps: Tracing Our Origins
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2:00 pm StoryCorps: Tracing
Tracy Branch Library
Tracing Our Origins is a community volunteer project to collect and archive the life stories, origin stories, and folk wisdom of the Tracy senior community and to promote the library as a gathering place that engages and empowers m...read more
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Dec. 12, 3:00 pm
Tracy Branch Library
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.

No Monday Book Clubs on Nov. 21 & Nov. 28, 2016. 
Tony Borders’ Frosty Magic Hat
3:30 p.m.
Tony Borders’ Frosty Magic Hat
Monday, Dec. 12, 3:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
On Monday, December 12th at 3:30 p.m., Esclaon is hosting  a winter program called Magic Hat. Puppeteer and magician Tony Borders presents a festive snow featuring magical characters such as Frosty, a princess, a genie and spiritual bear. Bring the whole family to enjoy this wonderful show.&nbs...read more
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Monday, Dec. 12, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.

Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, August 22 - December 14, 2016. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available...read more
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Dec. 12, 3:30
Tracy Branch Library
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.

No Monday Book Clubs on Nov. 21 & 28. 
Winter Magic Show with Mike Della Penna
3:30 PM
Winter Magic Show with Mike Della Penna
Monday, Dec. 12, 3:30 PMWinter Magic Show wi
Linden Branch Library
He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing.
 
Manteca Monday Lego Club
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 Manteca Monday Lego Club
Monday, Dec. 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to the Lego Club and build something new and extraordinary!  All supplies will be provided, both Dublex and Legos.
Makerspace Demonstration - Bots
4:30pm
 Makerspace Demonstration - Bots
Monday, Dec. 12, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us for a demonstration on how to make a variety of simple and fun BOTS!
Magic Show with Mike Della Penna
6 pm
Magic Show with Mike Della Penna
Monday, Dec. 12, 6 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing.
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Dec. 12, 6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
All About Babies Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Babies Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, August 30; September 6, 13, 20, and 27; October 4, 11, 18, 24; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27. )
All About Babies Sto
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10:30 am
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, Dec. 13
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 11:15 am
(Aug 30, September 6, 13, 20, 17; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome! 
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
STEAM Powered Kids Club
3:30 p.m.
 STEAM Powered Kids Club
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's build STEAM! Kids and caregivers, come join us for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Have fun e...read more
Reader’s Choice Teen Book Group
4:00-5:00
Reader’s Choice Teen Book Group
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4:00-5:00
Ripon Branch Library
Each meeting we decide as a group what type of book we will read and discuss the next meeting. Then we each choose our own title to fit the criteria. Then we meet again to discuss why we choose what we read, what we liked or disliked, themes...and choose a new topic. Feel free to join at an...read more
Teen Arts&Craft: Mini Wreath Ornament
4:00pm
Teen Arts&Craft: Mini Wreath Ornament
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4:00pmTeen Arts&Craft: Min
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders. Create your own yarn mini wreath ornaments. All supplies provided. Sign up in person, by phone, or online to guarantee ...read more
Lego Club
4 pm
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4 pm
(Every other Tuesday - December 13, 27; January 17, 31; February 14, 28)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego Club and let your imagination go wild! Build something new every other week based on the featured theme. We will provide the Legos!
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Maker Space
2:30 p.m
 Maker Space
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2:30 p.m
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with craft supplies or design exciting patterns with a silhouette machine. Find out what cool creations you can make!
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.

Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, August 22 - December 14, 2016. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available...read more
Easy Reader Book Club
3:30 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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.
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break ...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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
afte...read more
Let’s Chat
4:00-5:00
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:00-5:00
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's Chat is an English Conversation Club. It is for those who want to grow in their English skills through speaking with one another and studying aspects of American culture.  This is a free program open to adults giong from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the ...read more
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays, starting on Dec 7, 2016- May 31, 2017, at 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for child...read more
Slimy Science with World of Wonders
4 pm
Slimy Science with World of Wonders
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Put on your safety goggles and have fun creating your own personal slime and goop! Mix and measure ingredients to see chemistry in action. Experiment with your creations, and then take them home.

Children MUST be five years of age or older to attend th...read more
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
4:15 pm
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:15 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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.
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:30pmCrafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.September is all about crocheting!October: The Art of Rya

Future crafts offerings:Mola art - yarn wall hanging
Mom's recipe book - Like scrapbooking but with favorite family recipes.
Embroidery...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library

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. ...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 15, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursdays, from September 1-December 29, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime fo...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come to Toddler/Preschool Storytime held every Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, songs, movements and playtime.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 15, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 15, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age 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, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a half-hour program which emphasizes elements that help babies develop. We share simple picturebooks, sing, recite nursery rhymes and have fun. Rhythm, rhyme, stories and music keep babies engaged as they learn. Evrything that we do during All About baby can then be repeated at hom...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 15, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 15, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Covered California
1:00 pm
 Covered California
Thursday, Dec. 15, 1:00 pmCovered California
Tracy Branch Library
Sign ups at the library for the Covered California program.  Sheila Farris-Bigg will be here to answer questions, or explain the program to you.
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Families"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Families"
Thursday, Dec. 15, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
 
Full STEAM Ahead: Rocks and Minerals
3:30
Full STEAM Ahead: Rocks and Minerals
Thursday, Dec. 15, 3:30
Ripon Branch Library
Learn how rocks and minerals are formed, where they come from and how they are different. Get hands-on exploration experience with different rocks, minerals and their uses. Suitable for children in grades K and up.
Teencrafternoon for Tweens and Teens
4:00 p.m.
Teencrafternoon for Tweens and Teens
Thursday, Dec. 15, 4:00 p.m.
(9/15/16, 10/20/16, 11/17/16 & 12/15/16)
Teencrafternoon for
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Interested in craft? Cesar Chavez Central library will host a monthly craft program for teens age 10 to 18 every 3rd Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 starting in August 2016. Craft themes vary each month. Come and join us for a fun and crafty time. Refreshment and craft supplies will be provided.
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LEGO Builders Club
4:00 pm
 LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, Dec. 15, 4:00 pm
(October 20, November 10, December 1 & 15 )
LEGO Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
LEGO Club for all! Kids and their caregivers are invited to join us and build creations. For K-5 with younger siblings invited to play with Duplo blocks. 

Ages 2 and up. 

 
Tween Book Club
4 pm
 Tween Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 15, 4 pm
(Thursday October 20, 4 p.m., November 17, 4 p.m., December 16, 4 p.m., January 19, 4 p.m., February 16, 4 p.m., March 16, 4 p.m. April 20, 4 p.m., May 18, 4, p.m., )
Tween Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Meeting every 3rd Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.  Grades 5
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Dec. 15, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Want to creat or invent your own arts, crafts and tech projects? Drop by the Escalon Library's Makerspace program from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, starting October 20th. Each participant will have access to a variety of arts, crafts and tech materials to work with. Ages 10 and older are we...read more
Know Breath, Know Life Meditation Workshop
5:00pm
Know Breath, Know Life Meditation Workshop
Thursday, Dec. 15, 5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to eliminate stress, gain calmness and clarity to improve health: physically-mentally-emotionally with breathing techniques and Meditation.  The workshop will be lead by an Art Of Living (www/ArtOfLiving.org) representative.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Dec. 16, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, Dec. 16, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic methods for searching the Internet to find the information and resources they need.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices.
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Friday, Dec. 16, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Dec. 16, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

 
Tween Craft @MakerSpace: Mini Wreath Ornament & Pine Cone Christmas Tree
3:30pm
Tween Craft @MakerSpace: Mini Wreath Ornament & Pine Cone Christmas Tree
Friday, Dec. 16, 3:30pmTween Craft @MakerSp
Tracy Branch Library
For 5th to 7th graders. Create your own yarn mini wreath ornaments and pine cone Christmas tree. All supplies provided. Sign up in person, by phone, or online to guaranteeread more
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Dec. 17, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Yoga and Breathing techniques for Adults
10:30 a.m.
Yoga and Breathing techniques for Adults
Saturday, Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m.
(Saturdays September 24, 10:30 a.m.,October 15, 10:30 a.m., November 5, 10:30 a.m December 17, 10:30 a.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
Yoga and Breathing techniques for Adults
Tracy Adult Book Club
11:00 a.m.
 Tracy Adult Book Club
Saturday, Dec. 17, 11:00 a.m.
(July 16, 11 a.m., August 20, 11 a.m., September 17, 11 a.m., October 15, 11 a.m., November 19, 11 a.m., December 17, 11 a.m., January 21, 11 a.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
The Tracy Adult Book Club meets at the Tracy branch library on the third Saturday of every month. We try to make selections from various book types and genres.  Feel free to join us for our discussion on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you there! December's Book is "...read more
Family Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Dec. 17, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic family movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
LEGO and Duplo Builders
2:00 p.m.
 LEGO and Duplo Builders
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2:00 p.m.
(Saturdays: September 3, September 24, October 15, November 5, November 26, December 17)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On select Saturdays, Sep. 3, Sep. 24, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Nov. 26, and Dec. 17, at 2:00 p.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents LEGO and Duplo Builders. Come to the library and use ...read more
Adult Craft- LED Ornaments
2:30 p.m.
 Adult Craft- LED Ornaments
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m.Adult Craft- LED Orn
Tracy Branch Library
First 20 people that sign up at the circulation desk or call.
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Dec. 17, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
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...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Dec. 17, 3:00-5:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 

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!

Text @tracyteens to 8...read more
Paws 4 Reading
3:00
 Paws 4 Reading
Saturday, Dec. 17, 3:00
(Saturday November 19, 3 p.m., Saturday December 17, 3 p.m., Saturday January 21, 3 p.m., Saturday February 18, 3 p.m., Saturday March 18, 3 p.m., Saturday April 15, 3 p.m., Saturday May 20, 3 p.m.)
Paws 4 Reading
Tracy Branch Library
Raising self-esteem for children as they master reading skills.
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StoryCorps: Tracing Our Origins
2:00 pm
 StoryCorps: Tracing Our Origins
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2:00 pm StoryCorps: Tracing
Tracy Branch Library
Tracing Our Origins is a community volunteer project to collect and archive the life stories, origin stories, and folk wisdom of the Tracy senior community and to promote the library as a gathering place that engages and empowers m...read more
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Dec. 19, 3:00 pm
Tracy Branch Library
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.

No Monday Book Clubs on Nov. 21 & Nov. 28, 2016. 
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Dec. 19, 3:30
Tracy Branch Library
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.

No Monday Book Clubs on Nov. 21 & 28. 
Manteca Monday Lego Club
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 Manteca Monday Lego Club
Monday, Dec. 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to the Lego Club and build something new and extraordinary!  All supplies will be provided, both Dublex and Legos.
Makerspace Clean Out the Closet Craft Extravaganza
4:30pm
Makerspace Clean Out the Closet Craft Extravaganza
Monday, Dec. 19, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come use a wide variety of craft items and your creativity to create a masterpiece with us at this fun craft event.
 
Sign Language Instruction
5:30 p.m.
 Sign Language Instruction
Monday, Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m.
(Nov 7, 21, Dec 5, & 19, 5:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
There will be Sign Language Instruction the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month (*this is a change in the schedule, used to be every Monday) starting as of July 11th.  Check the calendar for the dates.  We will be skipping September 5th, so there will be a 2 week break ...read more
Open Mic Night
5:30-8:00 pm
 Open Mic Night
Monday, Dec. 19, 5:30-8:00 pm
(October 31, November 28, December 19)

Tracy Branch Library
Come one, come all--all ages invited to the Tracy Library's Open Mic night, a continuation of the Monday Night Open Mic formerly held at the TPAF Playhouse.
 
October 31's Open Mic will feature scary poetry, music, and more! Dress in costume and bring the entire family. 
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Dec. 19, 6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
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Ripon TAG Meeting
 Ripon TAG Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Ripon Branch Library
Interested in teen programming at the Ripon Library? Want to help make better programs? Have suggestions for materials? Need volunteer hours? Join the Ripon Teen Advisory Group and help staff make teen programming and services a better fit for you and your peers! We meet once a month and discuss how...read more
Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
All About Babies Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Babies Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, August 30; September 6, 13, 20, and 27; October 4, 11, 18, 24; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27. )
All About Babies Sto
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10:30 am
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, Dec. 20
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 11:15 am
(Aug 30, September 6, 13, 20, 17; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome! 
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
Game Time!
3:30 p.m.
 Game Time!
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, come enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Children's Room! Meet us every third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m...read more
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Maker Space
2:30 p.m
 Maker Space
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with craft supplies or design exciting patterns with a silhouette machine. Find out what cool creations you can make!
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
Let’s Chat
4:00-5:00
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4:00-5:00
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's Chat is an English Conversation Club. It is for those who want to grow in their English skills through speaking with one another and studying aspects of American culture.  This is a free program open to adults giong from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the ...read more
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays, starting on Dec 7, 2016- May 31, 2017, at 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for child...read more
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4:30pmCrafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.September is all about crocheting!October: The Art of Rya

Future crafts offerings:Mola art - yarn wall hanging
Mom's recipe book - Like scrapbooking but with favorite family recipes.
Embroidery...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library

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. ...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 22, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursdays, from September 1-December 29, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime fo...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come to Toddler/Preschool Storytime held every Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, songs, movements and playtime.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 22, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age 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, Dec. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a half-hour program which emphasizes elements that help babies develop. We share simple picturebooks, sing, recite nursery rhymes and have fun. Rhythm, rhyme, stories and music keep babies engaged as they learn. Evrything that we do during All About baby can then be repeated at hom...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 22, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Timothy James, Illusionist and Magician
11:00am
Timothy James, Illusionist and Magician
Thursday, Dec. 22, 11:00am
Mountain House Branch Library
Come see Timothy James astound, astonish, and delight the entire family with his magic and humor. For more info, check out timjameslive.com.
 
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Holidays"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Holidays"
Thursday, Dec. 22, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
 
The Magic of Timothy James
2:30-3:30 p.m.
 The Magic of Timothy James
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.The Magic of Timothy
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library and experience The Magic of Timothy James, featuring family friendly comedy, audience participation, and sleight of hand.  

Show starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Stribley Community Center and Branch Library (1760 E. Sonora Street in Stockton)!
Know Breath, Know Life Meditation Workshop
5:00pm
Know Breath, Know Life Meditation Workshop
Thursday, Dec. 22, 5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to eliminate stress, gain calmness and clarity to improve health: physically-mentally-emotionally with breathing techniques and Meditation.  The workshop will be lead by an Art Of Living (www/ArtOfLiving.org) representative.
Timothy James, Magician
5:30 pm
 Timothy James, Magician
Thursday, Dec. 22, 5:30 pm
Tracy Branch Library
Come to a fun magic show for the entire family!
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Dec. 23, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Dec. 23, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Friday, Dec. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Dec. 23, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

 
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Dec. 24, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Family Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Dec. 24, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic family movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Dec. 26, 3:00 pm
Tracy Branch Library
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.

No Monday Book Clubs on Nov. 21 & Nov. 28, 2016. 
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Dec. 26, 3:30
Tracy Branch Library
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.

No Monday Book Clubs on Nov. 21 & 28. 
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Dec. 26, 6:30 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
All About Babies Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Babies Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, August 30; September 6, 13, 20, and 27; October 4, 11, 18, 24; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27. )
All About Babies Sto
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 10:30 am
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, Dec. 27
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 11:15 am
(Aug 30, September 6, 13, 20, 17; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome! 
Family Movie Fest
1:00pm
 Family Movie Fest
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1:00pm
(12/27, 12/28, 12/29, & 12/30)
Family Movie Fest
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a different G or PG family movie afternoon Tuesday to Friday! Snacks provided.
LEGO® Building Club
3:30
 LEGO® Building Club
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 3:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids and caregivers, come join us as we have fun building with LEGOs®. The library provides the  LEGOs®. You provide the creativity! We’ll display your creations online or in the Children’s Room. Meet us every fourth Tuesday of each mont...read more
Lego Club
4 pm
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 4 pm
(Every other Tuesday - December 13, 27; January 17, 31; February 14, 28)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego Club and let your imagination go wild! Build something new every other week based on the featured theme. We will provide the Legos!
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Family Movie Fest
1:00pm
 Family Movie Fest
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1:00pm
(12/27, 12/28, 12/29, & 12/30)
Family Movie Fest
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a different G or PG family movie afternoon Tuesday to Friday! Snacks provided.
Maker Space
2:30 p.m
 Maker Space
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2:30 p.m
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with craft supplies or design exciting patterns with a silhouette machine. Find out what cool creations you can make!
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
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
afte...read more
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays, starting on Dec 7, 2016- May 31, 2017, at 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for child...read more
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 4:30pmCrafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.September is all about crocheting!October: The Art of Rya

Future crafts offerings:Mola art - yarn wall hanging
Mom's recipe book - Like scrapbooking but with favorite family recipes.
Embroidery...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library

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. ...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 29, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursdays, from September 1-December 29, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime fo...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come to Toddler/Preschool Storytime held every Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, songs, movements and playtime.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 29, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 29, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Family Movie Fest
1:00pm
 Family Movie Fest
Thursday, Dec. 29, 1:00pm
(12/27, 12/28, 12/29, & 12/30)
Family Movie Fest
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a different G or PG family movie afternoon Tuesday to Friday! Snacks provided.
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "New Year’s"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "New Year’s"
Thursday, Dec. 29, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
 
Know Breath, Know Life Meditation Workshop
5:00pm
Know Breath, Know Life Meditation Workshop
Thursday, Dec. 29, 5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to eliminate stress, gain calmness and clarity to improve health: physically-mentally-emotionally with breathing techniques and Meditation.  The workshop will be lead by an Art Of Living (www/ArtOfLiving.org) representative.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Dec. 30, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Dec. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a half-hour program which emphasizes elements that help babies develop. We share simple picturebooks, sing, recite nursery rhymes and have fun. Rhythm, rhyme, stories and music keep babies engaged as they learn. Evrything that we do during All About baby can then be repeated at hom...read more
Family Movie Fest
1:00pm
 Family Movie Fest
Friday, Dec. 30, 1:00pm
(12/27, 12/28, 12/29, & 12/30)
Family Movie Fest
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a different G or PG family movie afternoon Tuesday to Friday! Snacks provided.
Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio/E-books to Smart Devices
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio/E-books to Smart Devices
Friday, Dec. 30, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.Basic Computer Class
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
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Friday, Dec. 30, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Dec. 30, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.

Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

 
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Dec. 31, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Family Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Dec. 31, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy a classic family movie or a new favorite. Pop corn will be served!
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Dec. 31, 3:00-5:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 

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!

Text @tracyteens to 8...read more
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