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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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All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 6, 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 @ the Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
Thursday, Aug. 6, 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. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:15am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time "Summer Time"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Story Time "Summer Time"
Thursday, Aug. 6, 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. 
 
Stribley Library
2:00 - 7:00
 Stribley Library
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2:00 - 7:00
(Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 7:00)

Stribley Community Center
Fantastic Plastics / Fantásticas Plásticos
4:00 p.m.
Fantastic Plastics / Fantásticas Plásticos
Thursday, Aug. 6, 4:00 p.m.Fantastic Plastics /
Stribley Library
Learn all about plastic and create your own fun characters out of plastic Perler beads.

Aprenda todo sobre plástico y crear sus propios personajes divertidos con cuentas Perler plástico.
Small Claims Advisor Services
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
 Small Claims Advisor Services
Thursday, Aug. 6, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library

On the first Thursday of each month February through December, 2015, the Margaret K. Troke Library presents Small Claims Advisor Services.  

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Bilingual Storytime/Hora del Cuentos Bilingües
10:30am
Bilingual Storytime/Hora del Cuentos Bilingües
Friday, Aug. 7, 10:30amBilingual Storytime/
Stribley Library
Join us for a English/Spanish bilingual storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more. Parents, children, and caregivers welcome.

Únase a nosotros para un / hora del cuento bilingüe Español Inglés. Historias, canciones, dedos y mucho más. Los padres, los...read more
Pre-school & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Pre-school & Toddler Storytime
Friday, Aug. 7, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Weston Ranch Library presents pre-school & Toddler storytime.
Doors open at 10:00am and the Storytime starts promptly at 10:15. There will be crafts or coloring sheets for children to enjoy after the storytime.
For Teens: Making Cards with Punch Art
10:30 AM
For Teens: Making Cards with Punch Art
Friday, Aug. 7, 10:30 AM
Mountain House Branch Library
Make your own embelished greeting card with pretty, colorful papers and punches of various shapes and designs. All materials will be provided. This program is for teens, ages 13-19. There will be space for 15 participants--please call 209-937-8221 to sign up or sign up at the front desk.
Stribley Library
10:00--12:00 and 2:00-5:00
 Stribley Library
Friday, Aug. 7, 10:00--12:00 and 2:00-5:00
(Fridays, 10:00-12:00 and 2:00 - 5:00)

Stribley Community Center
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
3-4 pm
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
Friday, Aug. 7, 3-4 pm
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
You Read To Me, I’ll Read To You / Usted Lee A Mí, Voy A Leerte
3:00pm
You Read To Me, I’ll Read To You / Usted Lee A Mí, Voy A Leerte
Friday, Aug. 7, 3:00pmYou Read To Me, I&rs
Stribley Library
For 1st-3rd graders. Join our fluency and comprehension reading group! We will be reading aloud and answering questions about short stories to help improve your child's reading skills.

Para alumnos de primera a tercera. Únete a nuestro grupo de lectura fluidez y comprensi&oacut...read more
English Conversation Club
4 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m.
(Friday, July 17 & 24, 4 p.m., Friday August 7, 14, 28, 4 p.m., Friday September 4, 18, 25, 4 p.m., Friday October 9, 16, 30, 4 p.m., Friday November 20, 4 p.m., Friday December 18, 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 Language Lear...read more
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Adult Clay Class
10:30 am
 Adult Clay Class
Saturday, Aug. 8, 10:30 amAdult Clay Class
Tracy Branch Library
Ever thought about working with clay, but never took the time. Beginning clay class accepting the first 10 adults. Sign up online, or at the Circulation desk.
Register Online
Storytime at the Linden Library
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime at the Linden Library
Saturday, Aug. 8, 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, Aug. 8, 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 Book Club
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Adult Book Club
Saturday, Aug. 8, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Adult Book Club
Troke Branch Library
Join us for our Adult Book Club! Read the book, then join the group for a spirited discussion about the selection. Visit the Troke Branch Library to find out the book to be discussed on this date.

   The Troke Adult Book Club meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Troke Library...read more
MH Friends of the Library Booksale
12:00-4:00pm
MH Friends of the Library Booksale
Saturday, Aug. 8, 12:00-4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Friends of the Library has been collecting books from many dontations and is once again ready to have a booksale.  Please join us August 8th from 12-4pm to explore the collection of books that they have to sell.  Money made at the sale goes to support th MH Library throu...read more
Stribley Library
12:00-5:00
 Stribley Library
Saturday, Aug. 8, 12:00-5:00
(Saturdays, 12:00-5:00)

Stribley Library
Stribley Library
12:00-5:00
 Stribley Library
Saturday, Aug. 8, 12:00-5:00
(Saturdays, 12:00-5:00)

Stribley Library
Paws for Reading
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 Paws for Reading
Saturday, Aug. 8, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
(2nd Saturday of the month, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8)

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.
Chess Club
3:00-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 8, 3:00-4:30pm
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 ...read more
Dinosaur Roar! / Rugido del Dinosaurio!
3:00pm
Dinosaur Roar! / Rugido del Dinosaurio!
Saturday, Aug. 8, 3:00pmDinosaur Roar! / Rug
Stribley Library
Learn about some of the great dinosaur fossil discoveries, how dinosaurs get their names, and create your own unique dinosaur.

Aprenda acerca de algunos de los grandes descubrimientos de fósiles de dinosaurio, cómo los dinosaurios reciben sus nombres, y crear tu propio dinos...read more
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Chinese-English Reading Group
3:00 p.m.
 Chinese-English Reading Group
Sunday, Aug. 9, 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, Aug. 9, 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 New Monday Hours
 Lathrop New Monday Hours
Monday, Aug. 10
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch Library is now open 1-6 PM on Mondays, as of July 6, 2015!
Eric Carle Art Program by Young Rembrandts
10:30am -12noon
Eric Carle Art Program by Young Rembrandts
Monday, Aug. 10, 10:30am -12noon
Mountain House Branch Library

Unlock your child's potential with the power of art!!  This two week program, for 4-6 year olds will teach children about the art of author Eric Carle while allowing them to use read more

Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Aug. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library.
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Aug. 10, 3:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K-2nd grade.  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 sign-ups necessary.
Advanced Book Club
4:15pm
 Advanced Book Club
Monday, Aug. 10, 4:15pm
(Mondays, May 18, June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27, Aug. 10, 24 4:15pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
This is a bi-weekly book club for chapter book readers level 4.4 AR and above.  Read the book, discuss it with the club members and do a follow-up activity.   Books are available at circulation two weeks before the discussion date.
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Monday, Aug. 10, 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. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a cuddly friend if they like. A fun and easy craft follows.
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Aug. 10, 6:00 p.m.
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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Lathrop New Tuesday Hours
 Lathrop New Tuesday Hours
Tuesday, Aug. 11
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch Library is now open 1-6 PM on Tuesdays, as of July 7, 2015!
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 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. 
Eric Carle Art Program by Young Rembrandts
10:30am -12noon
Eric Carle Art Program by Young Rembrandts
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 10:30am -12noon
Mountain House Branch Library

Unlock your child's potential with the power of art!!  This two week program, for 4-6 year olds will teach children about the art of author Eric Carle while allowing them to use read more

Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15 - 11:00 am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 10:15 - 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 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, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.
(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 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Stribley Library
2:00 - 7:00
 Stribley Library
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2:00 - 7:00
(Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 7:00)

Stribley Community Center
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Tuesday from August 11 through October 27, 2015, 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. ...read more
Teen Movie Day
3:30 pm
 Teen Movie Day
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 3:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Showing movies to teens based on popular books
Reading Club
3:15 p.m.
 Reading Club
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 3:15 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Read aloud in groups or silently and discuss your favorite parts of the book. All reading levels welcome.
 
Teen STEAM: Trivia Bee
4:00pm
 Teen STEAM: Trivia Bee
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 4:00pmTeen STEAM: Trivia B
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders. Join our trivia contest! Show what you know about movies/tv, history, books, games, science, and the City of Tracy. Bring a partner, or meet one at the event, to answer fun trivia questions. The top three team's members will win a free book! Snacks and d...read more
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Stribley Library
1:00 - 6:00
 Stribley Library
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1:00 - 6:00
(Wednesdays, 1:00 - 6:00)

Stribley Community Center
LEGO Club
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 3:30 p.m.
(Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 3:30 p.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
All children are welcome to come to the Lego Club! The library provides the Legos and a theme, the kids provide the imagination and building skill. The results are always fun and on display throughout the week for all library customers to enjoy. We also provide Duplos for smaller children. Lego Club...read more
Easy Reader Book Club
3:30pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 3:30pm
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.  
Hora de Cuentos en Espanol
3:30pm
 Hora de Cuentos en Espanol
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 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.
Beginning Chapter Book Club
4:15pm
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 4:15pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Beginning Chapter Book Club is for students in grades 2nd - 5th.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity related to the ...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
A gentle and effective yoga and Pilates class for adults will help you feel better physically and mentally! Certified instructor Susan McClanahan is a skilled teacher who enjoys conveying the benefits of these exercises techniques. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if possible. Cl...read more
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Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Aug. 13, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.Troke Mystery Book C
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 of the books ...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library is hosting storytime for toddlers and preschoolers on Thursdays at 10:30 am The event will feature fun stories, crafts and playtime. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 13, 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 @ the Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
Thursday, Aug. 13, 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. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 13, 11:15am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time "Back to School"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Story Time "Back to School"
Thursday, Aug. 13, 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. 
 
Stribley Library
2:00 - 7:00
 Stribley Library
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2:00 - 7:00
(Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 7:00)

Stribley Community Center
Coma Bien Y Mantengase Active (Eating Smart Being Active)
3:30 pm
Coma Bien Y Mantengase Active (Eating Smart Being Active)
Thursday, Aug. 13, 3:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Tema: A Moverse
Eating Smart Being Active program in Spanish.
 
A Child’s Introduction to the Instruments of the Orchestra
4:00 p.m.
A Child’s Introduction to the Instruments of the Orchestra
Thursday, Aug. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Lynn Sampson will be back to share various instruments found in an orchestra.  Your child(ren) will have the opportunity to try the instruments to find the one just right for them.
August 13th  Guitar
August 20th  Percussion
September 3rd  Brass
Citizenship and Naturalization
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
 Citizenship and Naturalization
Thursday, Aug. 13, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents a program on citizenship and naturalization.
 
Are you interested in completing the process for United States Citizenship or have family members who are? Vilaysay “Sai” Chang will pre...read more
Book Discussion Group for Adults
6:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, Aug. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted). The book selection is made by the librarian, so there are plenty of copies.  Please come in to get a copy of the book and questions in advance. Be prepared for a lively exchange of ideas and thoughtful...read more
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Pre-school & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Pre-school & Toddler Storytime
Friday, Aug. 14, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Weston Ranch Library presents pre-school & Toddler storytime.
Doors open at 10:00am and the Storytime starts promptly at 10:15. There will be crafts or coloring sheets for children to enjoy after the storytime.
Stribley Library
10:00--12:00 and 2:00-5:00
 Stribley Library
Friday, Aug. 14, 10:00--12:00 and 2:00-5:00
(Fridays, 10:00-12:00 and 2:00 - 5:00)

Stribley Community Center
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
3-4 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
Friday, Aug. 14, 3-4 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.
English Conversation Club
4 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m.
(Friday, July 17 & 24, 4 p.m., Friday August 7, 14, 28, 4 p.m., Friday September 4, 18, 25, 4 p.m., Friday October 9, 16, 30, 4 p.m., Friday November 20, 4 p.m., Friday December 18, 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 Language Lear...read more
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Teens’ Top Ten Reading Raffle
Teens’ Top Ten Reading Raffle
Saturday, Aug. 15Teens’ Top Ten
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders. August 15-October 18, 2015

Enter a raffle to win a gift basket of books, movie tickets & snacks by reading and reviewing as many of the Teens' Top Ten books as you can. Each short review will count as an entry into the raffle. There are 24...read more
Yoga Classes
10 a.m.
 Yoga Classes
Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m.
(Saturday, August 1, 15, 29, 10 a.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
Come and learn Yoga with a instructor from Flow Yoga Studios. Beginners are welcomed!
Register Online
Storytime at the Linden Library
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime at the Linden Library
Saturday, Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Linden Branch Library
Join us for fun stories and songs at the Linden Library!
Master Gardeners: Growing Root Flowers for Beauty
10:30 a.m.
Master Gardeners: Growing Root Flowers for Beauty
Saturday, Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Manteca Branch Library
How to successfully plant and grow tubers, corms, bulbs, and rhizomes.
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 15, 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
Stribley Library
12:00-5:00
 Stribley Library
Saturday, Aug. 15, 12:00-5:00
(Saturdays, 12:00-5:00)

Stribley Library
PAWS For Reading!
1:00-3:00pm
 PAWS For Reading!
Saturday, Aug. 15, 1:00-3:00pmPAWS For Reading!
Tracy Branch Library
Children of all ages are welcome to practice their reading with the help of a friendly pooch!
Make It With Instamorph!
2:00 pm
 Make It With Instamorph!
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Teens can build anything they can think of with moldable plastic.
Chess Club
3:00-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 15, 3:00-4:30pm
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 ...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Aug. 15, 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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Tracy Anime Club
1:00-3:00pm
 Tracy Anime Club
Sunday, Aug. 16, 1:00-3:00pmTracy Anime Club
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for anime screenings, manga reading, and more fun! All ages welcome.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. Standard text message charges may apply.
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Lathrop New Monday Hours
 Lathrop New Monday Hours
Monday, Aug. 17
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch Library is now open 1-6 PM on Mondays, as of July 6, 2015!
Eric Carle Art Program by Young Rembrandts
10:30am -12noon
Eric Carle Art Program by Young Rembrandts
Monday, Aug. 17, 10:30am -12noon
Mountain House Branch Library

Unlock your child's potential with the power of art!!  This two week program, for 4-6 year olds will teach children about the art of author Eric Carle while allowing them to use read more

Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library.
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Aug. 17, 3:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K-2nd grade.  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 sign-ups necessary.
Lego Club
4:00 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Aug. 17, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your ingenuity and creativity to our new Lego club!  Use our Legos to build something new and extraordinary!  Each meeting will have a different theme. All supplies will be provided
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Aug. 17, 6:00 p.m.
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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Lathrop New Tuesday Hours
 Lathrop New Tuesday Hours
Tuesday, Aug. 18
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch Library is now open 1-6 PM on Tuesdays, as of July 7, 2015!
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 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. 
Eric Carle Art Program by Young Rembrandts
10:30am -12noon
Eric Carle Art Program by Young Rembrandts
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10:30am -12noon
Mountain House Branch Library

Unlock your child's potential with the power of art!!  This two week program, for 4-6 year olds will teach children about the art of author Eric Carle while allowing them to use read more

Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15 - 11:00 am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10:15 - 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 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, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m.
(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. 
Music for children ages 2-5
11:15 am
 Music for children ages 2-5
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 11:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Troke library is hosting a fun music program where children and parents can learn to enjoy music through stories, folksongs, finger plays,dances and circle games. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Stribley Library
2:00 - 7:00
 Stribley Library
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2:00 - 7:00
(Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 7:00)

Stribley Community Center
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Tuesday from August 11 through October 27, 2015, 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. ...read more
Reading Club
3:15 p.m.
 Reading Club
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 3:15 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Read aloud in groups or silently and discuss your favorite parts of the book. All reading levels welcome.
 
Teen Writing Club
4:00-5:00pm
 Teen Writing Club
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 4:00-5:00pmTeen Writing Club
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders.

Meet with other teen writers to discuss writing techniques, practice creative writing, and give feedback on each other's writing.

September Special Topic: Writing An Essay

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders f...read more
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No Book Clubs
 No Book Clubs
Wednesday, Aug. 19
Mountain House Branch Library
Stribley Library
1:00 - 6:00
 Stribley Library
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1:00 - 6:00
(Wednesdays, 1:00 - 6:00)

Stribley Community Center
LEGO Club
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 3:30 p.m.
(Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 3:30 p.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
All children are welcome to come to the Lego Club! The library provides the Legos and a theme, the kids provide the imagination and building skill. The results are always fun and on display throughout the week for all library customers to enjoy. We also provide Duplos for smaller children. Lego Club...read more
Arts & Crafts
3:15 p.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 3:15 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Explore your creative side and create your own work of art. Free arts and crafts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.

 
Hora de Cuentos en Espanol
3:30pm
 Hora de Cuentos en Espanol
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 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.
MH Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
6:00pm
MH Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Friends of the LIbrary will be having their annual meeting where they will celebrate all those who have made donations, discuss all that the Friends have done for the library, recap booksale news and plan for the future.  If you are interested in finding out what the MH Frien...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
A gentle and effective yoga and Pilates class for adults will help you feel better physically and mentally! Certified instructor Susan McClanahan is a skilled teacher who enjoys conveying the benefits of these exercises techniques. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if possible. Cl...read more
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a baby/toddler focused story time that lasts 30 minutes. Babies and parents/caregivers will engage in directed developmental "play": songs, rhymes, fingerplays, boardbook sharing and listening to stories. Library staff facilitates this fun program that emphasizes skill-bu...read more
No Storytime
 No Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 20
Mountain House Branch Library
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library is hosting storytime for toddlers and preschoolers on Thursdays at 10:30 am The event will feature fun stories, crafts and playtime. 
Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
Thursday, Aug. 20, 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. 
Lathrop Story Time "Planes"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Planes"
Thursday, Aug. 20, 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. 
 
Stribley Library
2:00 - 7:00
 Stribley Library
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2:00 - 7:00
(Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 7:00)

Stribley Community Center
Coma Bien Y Mantengase Active (Eating Smart Being Active)
3:30 pm
Coma Bien Y Mantengase Active (Eating Smart Being Active)
Thursday, Aug. 20, 3:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Tema: Planne, compre & ahorre
Eating Smart Being Active program in Spanish.
 
A Child’s Introduction to the Instruments of the Orchestra
4:00 p.m.
A Child’s Introduction to the Instruments of the Orchestra
Thursday, Aug. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Lynn Sampson will be back to share various instruments found in an orchestra.  Your child(ren) will have the opportunity to try the instruments to find the one just right for them.
August 13th  Guitar
August 20th  Percussion
September 3rd  Brass
Autism: An Introduction to & Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Autism: An Introduction to & Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Thursday, Aug. 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, August 20, at 5:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents Autism: An Introduction to and Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders

 
This program is intended for parents of children with autism. The presentation will be an in...read more
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Pre-school & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Pre-school & Toddler Storytime
Friday, Aug. 21, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Weston Ranch Library presents pre-school & Toddler storytime.
Doors open at 10:00am and the Storytime starts promptly at 10:15. There will be crafts or coloring sheets for children to enjoy after the storytime.
Stribley Library
10:00--12:00 and 2:00-5:00
 Stribley Library
Friday, Aug. 21, 10:00--12:00 and 2:00-5:00
(Fridays, 10:00-12:00 and 2:00 - 5:00)

Stribley Community Center
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
3-4 pm
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, Aug. 21, 3-4 pm
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.
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Teens’ Top Ten Reading Raffle
Teens’ Top Ten Reading Raffle
Saturday, Aug. 22Teens’ Top Ten
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders. August 15-October 18, 2015

Enter a raffle to win a gift basket of books, movie tickets & snacks by reading and reviewing as many of the Teens' Top Ten books as you can. Each short review will count as an entry into the raffle. There are 24...read more
Storytime at the Linden Library
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime at the Linden Library
Saturday, Aug. 22, 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, Aug. 22, 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 Adult Book Club meets at the Tracy branch library every 4th Saturday of the month. We try to make selections from various book types and genres. Our book for July is The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. Feel free to pick up a copy at the front desk of the library and join us f...read more
Family Movie
12:30 p.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Aug. 22, 12:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy free popcorn and a movie at your library on Saturdays. Movies are for all ages from classics to new favorites.

 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 22, 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
Stribley Library
12:00-5:00
 Stribley Library
Saturday, Aug. 22, 12:00-5:00
(Saturdays, 12:00-5:00)

Stribley Library
Family Movie Picnic
1:00 pm
 Family Movie Picnic
Saturday, Aug. 22, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Have a family picnic and watch a movie at the same time.
Adult Painting Class
2:30 p.m.
 Adult Painting Class
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library

Register Online
Chess Club
3:00-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 22, 3:00-4:30pm
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 ...read more
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Chinese-English Reading Group
3:00 p.m.
 Chinese-English Reading Group
Sunday, Aug. 23, 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, Aug. 23, 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 New Monday Hours
 Lathrop New Monday Hours
Monday, Aug. 24
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch Library is now open 1-6 PM on Mondays, as of July 6, 2015!
Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Aug. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library.
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Aug. 24, 3:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K-2nd grade.  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 sign-ups necessary.
Advanced Book Club
4:15pm
 Advanced Book Club
Monday, Aug. 24, 4:15pm
(Mondays, May 18, June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27, Aug. 10, 24 4:15pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
This is a bi-weekly book club for chapter book readers level 4.4 AR and above.  Read the book, discuss it with the club members and do a follow-up activity.   Books are available at circulation two weeks before the discussion date.
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Aug. 24, 6:00 p.m.
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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Lathrop New Tuesday Hours
 Lathrop New Tuesday Hours
Tuesday, Aug. 25
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch Library is now open 1-6 PM on Tuesdays, as of July 7, 2015!
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 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 and Toddler Storytime
10:15 - 11:00 am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 10:15 - 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
Free Genealogy Assistance
10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Free Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 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, Aug. 25, 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, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.
(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 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Stribley Library
2:00 - 7:00
 Stribley Library
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2:00 - 7:00
(Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 7:00)

Stribley Community Center
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Tuesday from August 11 through October 27, 2015, 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. ...read more
Reading Club
3:15 p.m.
 Reading Club
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 3:15 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, Aug. 25, 4:00-5:00pmTeen Advisory Group
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.).

...read more
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
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No Book Clubs
 No Book Clubs
Wednesday, Aug. 26
Mountain House Branch Library
Stribley Library
1:00 - 6:00
 Stribley Library
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1:00 - 6:00
(Wednesdays, 1:00 - 6:00)

Stribley Community Center
LEGO Club
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 3:30 p.m.
(Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 3:30 p.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
All children are welcome to come to the Lego Club! The library provides the Legos and a theme, the kids provide the imagination and building skill. The results are always fun and on display throughout the week for all library customers to enjoy. We also provide Duplos for smaller children. Lego Club...read more
Arts & Crafts
3:15 p.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 3:15 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Explore your creative side and create your own work of art. Free arts and crafts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.

 
Homework Helpers Training
3:30-4:00pm
 Homework Helpers Training
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 3:30-4:00pmHomework Helpers Tra
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Do you like helping children? Do you need volunteer hours? We are looking for volunteers to help K-6 graders with their homework questions on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm during the Fall. If you have a B- or better in English and Math and&n...read more
Hora de Cuentos en Espanol
3:30pm
 Hora de Cuentos en Espanol
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 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.
Teen Library Council
4:00 pm
 Teen Library Council
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Providing teens a forum to influence the library's services with ideas for programs, books, and community service.
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
A gentle and effective yoga and Pilates class for adults will help you feel better physically and mentally! Certified instructor Susan McClanahan is a skilled teacher who enjoys conveying the benefits of these exercises techniques. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if possible. Cl...read more
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a baby/toddler focused story time that lasts 30 minutes. Babies and parents/caregivers will engage in directed developmental "play": songs, rhymes, fingerplays, boardbook sharing and listening to stories. Library staff facilitates this fun program that emphasizes skill-bu...read more
No Storytime
 No Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 27
Mountain House Branch Library
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library is hosting storytime for toddlers and preschoolers on Thursdays at 10:30 am The event will feature fun stories, crafts and playtime. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 27, 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, Aug. 27, 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. 
Lathrop Story Time "Dinosaurs"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Dinosaurs"
Thursday, Aug. 27, 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. 
 
Stribley Library
2:00 - 7:00
 Stribley Library
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2:00 - 7:00
(Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 7:00)

Stribley Community Center
Coma Bien Y Mantengase Active (Eating Smart Being Active)
3:30 pm
Coma Bien Y Mantengase Active (Eating Smart Being Active)
Thursday, Aug. 27, 3:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Tema: Varie Sus Verduras
Eating Smart Being Active program in Spanish.
 
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Thursday, Aug. 27, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Thursday, Aug. 27, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Family Game Night
6:00 PM
 Family Game Night
Thursday, Aug. 27, 6:00 PM
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, August 27th, 2015, at 6:00 PM, the Troke Library presents Family Game Night.  Please come and join us for an evening of classic board games. Bring your entire family to Troke library to play board games and puzzles. Come and enjoy an hour of family fun.
 Refreshments will...read more
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Pre-school & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Pre-school & Toddler Storytime
Friday, Aug. 28, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Weston Ranch Library presents pre-school & Toddler storytime.
Doors open at 10:00am and the Storytime starts promptly at 10:15. There will be crafts or coloring sheets for children to enjoy after the storytime.
Stribley Library
10:00--12:00 and 2:00-5:00
 Stribley Library
Friday, Aug. 28, 10:00--12:00 and 2:00-5:00
(Fridays, 10:00-12:00 and 2:00 - 5:00)

Stribley Community Center
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
3-4 pm
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Aug. 28, 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, Aug. 28, 4 p.m.
(Friday, July 17 & 24, 4 p.m., Friday August 7, 14, 28, 4 p.m., Friday September 4, 18, 25, 4 p.m., Friday October 9, 16, 30, 4 p.m., Friday November 20, 4 p.m., Friday December 18, 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 Language Lear...read more
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Teens’ Top Ten Reading Raffle
Teens’ Top Ten Reading Raffle
Saturday, Aug. 29Teens’ Top Ten
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders. August 15-October 18, 2015

Enter a raffle to win a gift basket of books, movie tickets & snacks by reading and reviewing as many of the Teens' Top Ten books as you can. Each short review will count as an entry into the raffle. There are 24...read more
Yoga Classes
10 a.m.
 Yoga Classes
Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.
(Saturday, August 1, 15, 29, 10 a.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
Come and learn Yoga with a instructor from Flow Yoga Studios. Beginners are welcomed!
Register Online
Storytime at the Linden Library
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime at the Linden Library
Saturday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Linden Branch Library
Join us for fun stories and songs at the Linden Library!
Family Movie
12:30 p.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Aug. 29, 12:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Enjoy free popcorn and a movie at your library on Saturdays. Movies are for all ages from classics to new favorites.

 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 29, 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
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 29, 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
Stribley Library
12:00-5:00
 Stribley Library
Saturday, Aug. 29, 12:00-5:00
(Saturdays, 12:00-5:00)

Stribley Library
Chess Club
3:00-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 29, 3:00-4:30pm
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 ...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Aug. 29, 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.

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Lathrop New Monday Hours
 Lathrop New Monday Hours
Monday, Aug. 31
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch Library is now open 1-6 PM on Mondays, as of July 6, 2015!
Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library.
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Aug. 31, 3:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K-2nd grade.  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 sign-ups necessary.
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Aug. 31, 6:00 p.m.
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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