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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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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, Jul. 1, 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 am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Jul. 1, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch 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. 
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Teen Summer Art Classes with Art Expressions
12 - 2
Teen Summer Art Classes with Art Expressions
Friday, Jul. 1, 12 - 2
(Fridays, June 3 & 24, July 1, 15 & 29)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
In-person pre-registration is required at the Weston Ranch Library.
Free acrylic and oil painting classes for kids and teens with artist Deval Thaker.
Teen Summer Book Club
1-3pm
 Teen Summer Book Club
Friday, Jul. 1, 1-3pmTeen Summer Book Clu
Troke Branch Library

Have fun with your summer reading plans! Meet with other teens reading the same book & chat about it! 

The first book selected will be discussed on Fridays, June 17th & July 1st, 1-3pm. The second book of the summer will be reviewed on Fridays,...read more
Summer Book Buddies
3:30 p.m.
 Summer Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 1, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Summer Book Buddies is a reading program for K-3 students.  It is developed to help students keep up their reading skills, if not advance, throughout June and July.  This is free program meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-4:30.  Sign-up and regular attendance required.
Lathrop Day Celebration & Fireworks
6:00 PM
Lathrop Day Celebration & Fireworks
Friday, Jul. 1, 6:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Day Celebration starting at 6:00 PM at the Lathrop Generations Center, 450 Spartan Way, Lathrop, CA 95330.  Food and entertainment.  Fireworks at dark.
 
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Jul. 2, 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, Jul. 2, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch cool movies and enjoy refreshments, all free at your library. 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 2, 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
Lego Club at Stribley Branch Library
1-2 p.m.
Lego Club at Stribley Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 2, 1-2 p.m.Lego Club at Strible
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Club! 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
Patriotic Crafts for Adults
2:30pm
 Patriotic Crafts for Adults
Saturday, Jul. 2, 2:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Make 4th of July themed crafts.
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 2, 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, Jul. 2, 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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Genealogy Helpers
10 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 10 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Socciety are on hand to help you with your family research questions using the resources at the Chavez Central Library.  They are in the 2nd floor genealogy section on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 to 1.
Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 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. 
Book Discussion Group
10:30 a.m.
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion.  Our selection for July is French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew, by Peter Mayle. The author of A Year in Provence brings another delightful (and delicious) account of the good life, this time exploring the gustatory pleasures to ...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 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. 
Summer Book Buddies Reading Program
10:30
Summer Book Buddies Reading Program
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 10:30
Mountain House Branch Library
This is a six-week program for children entering first, second or third grade who may need help maintaining their reading skills over the summer. Children will meet with older children or teen volunteers in one-on-one pairs or small groups to practice their reading and do fun reading activities and/...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 10:30 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
12:00 pm
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 12:00 pm
( June,2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 38. )

Manteca Branch Library
From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July, teen volunteers will be available to help children entering grades 1 -3 with developing their reading skills. 

Space is limited. Signups are required.  Signup at the information desk at the Manteca Branch Libra...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills. 
Chess Camp
1:30 pm
 Chess Camp
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 1:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Camp will meet July 5-7 and July 12-14.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  Registration is required!!  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  The camp will end with a chess tournament.  Resources...read more
Microscope Exploration. (STEM Program)
3-5pm
Microscope Exploration. (STEM Program)
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 3-5pm
Troke Branch Library
Class is full.
On Tuesday, July 5th at 3-5 pm, Margaret Troke presents, Microscope Exploration. Scientists and engineers use microscope to explore things in detail.

In this class, you will look at things as tiny as the cells in a leaf to the wings o...read more
Coding for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 Coding for Kids
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Sylvan Learning Center presents: Coding for Kids. Learn computer programming by designing video games that can be shared and played with friends! Grades 3 - 6. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Space is limited. Please register online.
Summer Book Buddies
4-5
 Summer Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 4-5
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ss...read more
Teen Game Day
4:00pm
 Teen Game Day
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 4:00pmTeen Game Day
Tracy Branch Library
For 5th 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 4:00pm.

Text @...read more
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Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 1:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Chess Camp
1:30 pm
 Chess Camp
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 1:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Camp will meet July 5-7 and July 12-14.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  Registration is required!!  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  The camp will end with a chess tournament.  Resources...read more
Magic Dan - Children’s SRP
1:30 pm
Magic Dan - Children’s SRP
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Magic Dan's programs combine education, great magic, and a whole lot of fun.
Easy Reader Book Club
2:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2:00 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.
Lego Club
2:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Come to the library and build what ever you can imagine with our Lego collection! Blueprints will be available or use your creativity to come up with something original. For ages 4 and up. Lego Duplos available for younger children.
Kids Knitting for Kids
2-3:30pm
 Kids Knitting for Kids
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2-3:30pmKids Knitting for Ki
Troke Branch Library

Join the Troke Knitters and knit projects for children. Make scarves for other kids and twiddle muffs for autistic children. The projects are gifted to those in need during the winter months. Instruction will be provided for beginners.  

Bring a size 8 or 9 circular knitting ne...read more
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 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
Magic Dan - Children’s SRP
3:00 pm
Magic Dan - Children’s SRP
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 3:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Magic Dan's programs combine education, great magic, and a whole lot of fun.
Lathrop "Fit to Sing"
3:00 PM
 Lathrop "Fit to Sing"
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Bonnie Lockhart provides musical pleasure through her vocal and instrumental offerings!  ***Program will be held at the Lathrop 5th St. Community Center Gym at Valverde Park, 15557 Fifth St., Lathrop.
NorCal Bat Showcase
3 pm
 NorCal Bat Showcase
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 3 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
A live bat program with NorCal Bats
Summer Book Buddies
3:30pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 3:30pmSummer Book Buddies
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Space is limited. Registration required. If your child is behind on their reading skills and need assistance, we will have teen volunteers available on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 during June and July to help. Register your child online, in pe...read more
Summer Book Buddies
3:30 p.m.
 Summer Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for K-3 students.  It is developed to help students keep up their reading skills, if not advance, throughout June and July.  This is free program meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-4:30.  Sign-up and regular attendance required.
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30 pm
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 3:30 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.
Teen Book Club
4:30pm
 Teen Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 4:30pmTeen Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders.

Let's read! Join up to discuss Stephanie Kuehn's Delicate Monsters. Pick up the book at the checkout desk.
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Puppet Art Theater: Tommy’s Space Adventure
4:30 PM
Puppet Art Theater: Tommy’s Space Adventure
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 4:30 PMPuppet Art Theater:
Linden Branch Library
A puppet show at Linden Public Library!
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 4:30pm
(Wednesdays, July 20 & 27; Wednesdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 4:30 pm. )
Crafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.Jul 06 ~ Crocheting
Jul 13 ~ Scrapbooking
Jul 20 ~ TShirt handbags
Jul 27 ~ KnittingAug 03 ~ Crocheting
Aug 10 ~ TShirt handbags
Aug 17 ~ Scrapbooking
Aug 24 ~ Knitting
Aug 31 ~ Crocheti...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
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 comfort...read more
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 7, 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
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 7, 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
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 7, 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. 
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Storytime for toddlers/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!
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 7, 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.
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Thursday, Jul. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
12:00 PM
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 7, 12:00 PM
(Thursdays June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21 28)

Manteca Branch Library
From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July, teen volunteers will be available to help children entering grades 1 -3 with developing their reading skills. 
Space is limited. Signups are required.  Signup at the information desk at the Manteca Branch Library.
Xtreme Science Magic
1 p.m.
 Xtreme Science Magic
Thursday, Jul. 7, 1 p.m.
Stribley Library
Come to the Stribley Community Center Library for an Xtreme Science Magic show that includes spectacular fire tornados, bubble fun, flying toilet paper, and shooting rockets. It's science and magic combined with lots of kid participation and humor to get kids hooked on science!

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Chess Camp
1:30 pm
 Chess Camp
Thursday, Jul. 7, 1:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Camp will meet July 5-7 and July 12-14.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  Registration is required!!  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  The camp will end with a chess tournament.  Resources...read more
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Cars"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Cars"
Thursday, Jul. 7, 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. 
 
TEEN: Viewer’s Choice Movie
2:00
TEEN: Viewer’s Choice Movie
Thursday, Jul. 7, 2:00
Ripon Branch Library
We will be watching the winner of our Viewer's Choice Movie contest. Come down to the library and cast a vote for your favorite movie.



 
The Bubble Lady
3:30 p.m.
 The Bubble Lady
Thursday, Jul. 7, 3:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
This fabulous show really pops!  
Summer Book Buddies
4-5
 Summer Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 7, 4-5
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ss...read more
Xtreme Science Magic
4:00 p.m.
 Xtreme Science Magic
Thursday, Jul. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Don O'Brien presents Xtreme Science Magic. Experience fire tornados, bouncing bubbles, flying objects, and so much more. 
Anime Craft Candy Sushi
4:00
 Anime Craft Candy Sushi
Thursday, Jul. 7, 4:00Anime Craft Candy Su
Cesar Chavez Central Library
What's better than sushi....CANDY SUSHI!! Join us and learn how to make your own candy sushi and discuss your favorite animes and mangas! Ages 12-18. Event will be held in the Literacy Office.
Family Movie & Snacks
4:00pm
 Family Movie & Snacks
Thursday, Jul. 7, 4:00pmFamily Movie & Snack
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for Kung Fu Panda 3 and snacks.
Social Security: The Online Experience
5:15-6:15 p.m.
Social Security: The Online Experience
Thursday, Jul. 7, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and the services available online. A representative from the Stockton Social Security Administration will be here to review the programs offered by Social Security that are accessible online. Have you ever wanted a copy of your annual earn...read more
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Teen FAQs: SAT Practice Test
10:00am-2:00pm
 Teen FAQs: SAT Practice Test
Friday, Jul. 8, 10:00am-2:00pmTeen FAQs: SAT Pract
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Do you want to know what the SAT test is like? Take a practice exam at the library and recieve your score on the spot. Space is limted to 40 students. You can register in person, by phone, or online.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve ...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Jul. 8, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch 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. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Jul. 8, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
Crafty Friday for Adults & Teens--Sharpie Art Coasters
10:30 am
Crafty Friday for Adults & Teens--Sharpie Art Coasters
Friday, Jul. 8, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us for some fun & easy art with sharpie pens, bathroom tiles & rubbing alcohol! When the alcohol hits the sharpie ink, the colors bloom into beautiful blended designs on the tile coaster you make. Sign up at the front desk or call 209-937-8221 and ask for the folks at Mountain Ho...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 8, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
Friday, Jul. 8, 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.
Summer Book Buddies
3:30 p.m.
 Summer Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 8, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Summer Book Buddies is a reading program for K-3 students.  It is developed to help students keep up their reading skills, if not advance, throughout June and July.  This is free program meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-4:30.  Sign-up and regular attendance required.
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Jul. 9, 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, Jul. 9, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch cool movies and enjoy refreshments, all free at your library. 
Adult book club
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
 Adult book club
Saturday, Jul. 9, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 9, 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
Decorative Journal Craft with the California Heart of Decorative Painters - Adult’s SRP
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Decorative Journal Craft with the California Heart of Decorative Painters - Adult’s SRP
Saturday, Jul. 9, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Learn how to decorate a journal using various materials such as paintable fabric, paint stickers, wood cuttings, rhinestones, and permanent markers.
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
2:15-4:15 pm
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
Saturday, Jul. 9, 2:15-4:15 pm
Troke Branch Library
CLASS IS FULL. JULY 16 CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND IS RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20.
The Margaret Troke Library presents Acrylic canvas painting classes for children ages 7-12

The first session which includes 3 Saturday classes would be on July9, July ...read more
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Mountain House Knitting & Crocheting Club
10:30 am
Mountain House Knitting & Crocheting Club
Monday, Jul. 11, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us as we work on our current WIPs (works in progress), talk, learn, share patterns, or swap yarn. If you don't know how to knit or crochet, we can show you how! Please bring your current project with you; or, if you want us to show you how, please bring a ball or yarn and some knitti...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Monday, Jul. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Brian Scott’s Production
1:30 p.m.
 Brian Scott’s Production
Monday, Jul. 11, 1:30 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library is hosting Brian Scott Production on Monday, July 11th at 1:30 p.m. Come and enjoy comedy, magic and pure fun for the whole family.
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Jul. 11, 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.
Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Jul. 11, 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.
Summer Book Buddies
3:30pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 11, 3:30pmSummer Book Buddies
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Space is limited. Registration required. If your child is behind on their reading skills and need assistance, we will have teen volunteers available on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 during June and July to help. Register your child online, in pe...read more
Summer Book Buddies
3:30 p.m.
 Summer Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 11, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Summer Book Buddies is a reading program for K-3 students.  It is developed to help students keep up their reading skills, if not advance, throughout June and July.  This is free program meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-4:30.  Sign-up and regular attendance required.
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Jul. 11, 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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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 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. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 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. 
Summer Book Buddies Reading Program
10:30
Summer Book Buddies Reading Program
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10:30
Mountain House Branch Library
This is a six-week program for children entering first, second or third grade who may need help maintaining their reading skills over the summer. Children will meet with older children or teen volunteers in one-on-one pairs or small groups to practice their reading and do fun reading activities and/...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
12:00 pm
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 12:00 pm
( June,2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 38. )

Manteca Branch Library
From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July, teen volunteers will be available to help children entering grades 1 -3 with developing their reading skills. 

Space is limited. Signups are required.  Signup at the information desk at the Manteca Branch Libra...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills. 
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
1:00pm
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 1:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Our "Let's Chat" English Practice class is free and open to all adults who wish to practice their English and gain a better understanding of English. &n...read more
Chess Camp
1:30 pm
 Chess Camp
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 1:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Camp will meet July 5-7 and July 12-14.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  Registration is required!!  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  The camp will end with a chess tournament.  Resources...read more
Amazing Birds ( STEM Program)
3-5pm
 Amazing Birds ( STEM Program)
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 3-5pm
Troke Branch Library
CLASS IS FULL.
On Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 3-5 pm, the Margaret Troke library presents "Amazing Birds".

Would you like to learn more about birds? Have you ever wondered why birds have different beaks?

This class is for childr...read more
Summer Book Buddies
4-5
 Summer Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 4-5
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ss...read more
Teen Quidditch Game
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Quidditch Game
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles! Put on your sneakers come and learn the most popular wizarding sport Quidditch! Ages 12-18 are eligible to play. We will be meeting on Tuesday July ...read more
Teen S.T.E.A.M.: Handsewing 101
4:00pm
 Teen S.T.E.A.M.: Handsewing 101
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 4:00pmTeen S.T.E.A.M.: Han
Tracy Branch Library
For 5th to 12th graders. Learn to hand sew while making simple iron-on mini plushies.
 
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Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 1:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Anime Your Way Workshop
1:00 pm
 Anime Your Way Workshop
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 1:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to draw anime characters even if you think you can't draw! Artist Carlos Nieto III will be here to show you how using his special techniques. All materials will be provided at this free workshop for tweens and teens. Sign up at the front desk or call 209-937-8221 and ask for Mountain H...read more
Chess Camp
1:30 pm
 Chess Camp
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 1:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Camp will meet July 5-7 and July 12-14.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  Registration is required!!  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  The camp will end with a chess tournament.  Resources...read more
Python Ron - Children’s SRP
1:30 pm
Python Ron - Children’s SRP
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
From 4-foot lizards to 18-foot pythons, Python Ron gives everyone the opportunity to get close up and personal with awesome creatures such as reptiles, spiders, and insects.
Easy Reader Book Club
2:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2:00 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.
Science Wizard Jordan Reading
2:00 p.m.
 Science Wizard Jordan Reading
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
The Science Wizard, Jordan Reading, is ready to entertain and teach Summer Readers about science with exciting experiments guaranteed to get your attention! Seating is limited. Tickets are distributed a half an hour before show-time. 
Kids Knitting for Kids
2-3:30pm
 Kids Knitting for Kids
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2-3:30pmKids Knitting for Ki
Troke Branch Library

Join the Troke Knitters and knit projects for children. Make scarves for other kids and twiddle muffs for autistic children. The projects are gifted to those in need during the winter months. Instruction will be provided for beginners.  

Bring a size 8 or 9 circular knitting ne...read more
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 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
Python Ron - Children’s SRP
3:00 pm
Python Ron - Children’s SRP
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 3:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
From 4-foot lizards to 18-foot pythons, Python Ron gives everyone the opportunity to get close up and personal with awesome creatures such as reptiles, spiders, and insects.
Lathrop "Magic Makes Us Ready"
3:00 PM
 Lathrop "Magic Makes Us Ready"
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Our amazing Ravioli entertains us with both fun clowning and fascinating magic!  ***Program will be held at the Lathrop 5th St. Community Center Gym at Valverde Park, 15557 Fifth St., Lathrop.
ShedSkin Reptile Show
3 pm
 ShedSkin Reptile Show
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 3 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
A live reptile program with ShedSkin Reptiles
Summer Book Buddies
3:30pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 3:30pmSummer Book Buddies
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Space is limited. Registration required. If your child is behind on their reading skills and need assistance, we will have teen volunteers available on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 during June and July to help. Register your child online, in pe...read more
Summer Book Buddies
3:30 p.m.
 Summer Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for K-3 students.  It is developed to help students keep up their reading skills, if not advance, throughout June and July.  This is free program meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-4:30.  Sign-up and regular attendance required.
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30 pm
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 3:30 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.
Anime Drawing Workshop
4:00pm
 Anime Drawing Workshop
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 4:00pmAnime Drawing Worksh
Tracy Branch Library
For tweens, teens, and adults. L.A. artist Carlos Nieto will be here teach you how to draw anime characters. No previous drawing skills required!
 
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 4:30pm
(Wednesdays, July 20 & 27; Wednesdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 4:30 pm. )
Crafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.Jul 06 ~ Crocheting
Jul 13 ~ Scrapbooking
Jul 20 ~ TShirt handbags
Jul 27 ~ KnittingAug 03 ~ Crocheting
Aug 10 ~ TShirt handbags
Aug 17 ~ Scrapbooking
Aug 24 ~ Knitting
Aug 31 ~ Crocheti...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
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 comfort...read more
Martial Arts Performance
6:15pm
 Martial Arts Performance
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 6:15pmMartial Arts Perform
Troke Branch Library

Attend a karate performance by the Hawkins Kemp Kwon Do-Karate Do. Learn self-defense moves in this program presented by Sensei Tony Hawkins and his class at the Seifert Community Center, 128 W Benjamin Holt Dr, just a few blocks east of the Troke Library!

This event has been organi...read more
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TEEN: Video Games
 TEEN: Video Games
Thursday, Jul. 14,
Ripon Branch Library
Our summer program for teens this week will be video games.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 14, 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
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 14, 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
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 14, 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. 
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Storytime for toddlers/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!
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 14, 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.
Adult Computer Q&A
11:30am
 Adult Computer Q&A
Thursday, Jul. 14, 11:30am
Tracy Branch Library
Learn basic computer skills and bring questions you have about using the computer.

Learn about the library's free eBooks service. If possible, bring the device you want to access ebooks on.

Register in person, by phone, or online. Note: No need to register if you can b...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Thursday, Jul. 14, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
12:00 PM
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 14, 12:00 PM
(Thursdays June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21 28)

Manteca Branch Library
From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July, teen volunteers will be available to help children entering grades 1 -3 with developing their reading skills. 
Space is limited. Signups are required.  Signup at the information desk at the Manteca Branch Library.
Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Jul. 14, 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
Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto III - Teen SRP
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto III - Teen SRP
Thursday, Jul. 14, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Carlos Nieto (artist for the Simpsons) will teach how to create and draw Anime characters.
Unlce Jer’s Traveling Bee Show
1 p.m.
Unlce Jer’s Traveling Bee Show
Thursday, Jul. 14, 1 p.m.Unlce Jer’s Tr
Stribley Library
How and why do bees pollinate plants?  Why do bees swarm?  How many eyes do bees have?  Why are there different kinds of honey?  Can I use honey as an antibacterial? Get the answers and more at Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show. A 60 Minute Presentation includes puppets explaini...read more
Chess Camp
1:30 pm
 Chess Camp
Thursday, Jul. 14, 1:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Camp will meet July 5-7 and July 12-14.  The Chess Camp is open to 8 year olds and above.  Registration is required!!  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  The camp will end with a chess tournament.  Resources...read more
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Ducks"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Ducks"
Thursday, Jul. 14, 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. 
 
Anime Your Way
3:30 p.m.
 Anime Your Way
Thursday, Jul. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Artist Carlos Nieto III will be teaching an art class at the library. Carlos has worked on hit shows like "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" along with doing visual consulting with Disney. Program is free for ages 6 and up. 
Wild Things Animal Education Program
3:30 p.m.
Wild Things Animal Education Program
Thursday, Jul. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Meet animal ambassadors and learn their personal stories. Can you guess which animals will visit the Library this year?
Summer Book Buddies
4-5
 Summer Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 14, 4-5
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ss...read more
Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show
4:00 p.m.
Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show
Thursday, Jul. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
See slide and puppet shows about the fascinating lives of bees, observe a real bee hive, and taste different kinds of honey. 
Teen Fun Games Day with TAG
4:00-5:00 p.m.
 Teen Fun Games Day with TAG
Thursday, Jul. 14, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens, come to the Cesar Chavez Central Library on May 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. for a relaxing and enjoyable games day with our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). We usually get together every 2nd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Stewart Hazelton Room. Bring a friend or friends and/or meet n...read more
Kid Fun!
4:00pm
 Kid Fun!
Thursday, Jul. 14, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a fun literary event for children!
CATCH THEM ALL: Pokémon Go at the Library
4:00 pm
CATCH THEM ALL: Pokémon Go at the Library
Thursday, Jul. 14, 4:00 pmCATCH THEM ALL: Poké
Tracy Branch Library
The Tracy Library is a Pokéstop!  Come find out how to play; do some Pokémon crafts, and find books about Pokémon. 
Olympics Arts& Crafts
6:00pm
 Olympics Arts& Crafts
Thursday, Jul. 14, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 6:00pm, The Margaret Troke Library presents " Olympics Arts& Crafts".

Please join us at the Troke Library as we invite kids of all ages to come for a fun evening of Arts and Crafts.

Get ready to stencil a book bag to take home. ...read more
Book Discussion Group for Adults
6:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, Jul. 14, 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 selections are made by the librarian, to ensure that there are plenty of copies.  If you are interested in joining please come in, meet the librarian and get a copy of the "next" boo...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Jul. 15, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch 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. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Jul. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Teen Summer Art Classes with Art Expressions
12 - 2
Teen Summer Art Classes with Art Expressions
Friday, Jul. 15, 12 - 2
(Fridays, June 3 & 24, July 1, 15 & 29)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
In-person pre-registration is required at the Weston Ranch Library.
Free acrylic and oil painting classes for kids and teens with artist Deval Thaker.
Teen Summer Book Club
1-3pm
 Teen Summer Book Club
Friday, Jul. 15, 1-3pmTeen Summer Book Clu
Troke Branch Library

Have fun with your summer reading plans! Meet with other teens reading the same book & chat about it! 

The first book selected will be discussed on Fridays, June 17th & July 1st, 1-3pm. The second book of the summer will be reviewed on Fridays,...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, Jul. 15, 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.
Summer Book Buddies
3:30 p.m.
 Summer Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 15, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Summer Book Buddies is a reading program for K-3 students.  It is developed to help students keep up their reading skills, if not advance, throughout June and July.  This is free program meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-4:30.  Sign-up and regular attendance required.
English Conversation Club for Adults
4:00pm
English Conversation Club for Adults
Friday, Jul. 15, 4:00pmEnglish Conversation
Tracy Branch Library
Adults, practice your English language skills in a casual and  relaxed environment. 

Adultos, practican sus conocimientos del idioma inglés en un ambiente informal y relajado.
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Jul. 16, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Tracy Adult Book Club
11:00 a.m.
 Tracy Adult Book Club
Saturday, Jul. 16, 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!
 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 16, 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
Lego Club at Stribley Branch Library
1-2 p.m.
Lego Club at Stribley Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 16, 1-2 p.m.Lego Club at Strible
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Club! 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
Heart Pin Craft with the Manteca Quilters - Adult’s SRP
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heart Pin Craft with the Manteca Quilters - Adult’s SRP
Saturday, Jul. 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Learn how to make beautiful quilted heart pins using multi-colored felt, beads and sequins, lace, and buttons
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
2:15-4:15 pm
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
Saturday, Jul. 16, 2:15-4:15 pm
Troke Branch Library
CLASS IS FULL. JULY 16 CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND IS RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20.
The Margaret Troke Library presents Acrylic canvas painting classes for children ages 7-12

The first session which includes 3 Saturday classes would be on July9, July ...read more
Homebuying Workshop: Want to Buy a Home?
3:00 pm
Homebuying Workshop: Want to Buy a Home?
Saturday, Jul. 16, 3:00 pm
Tracy Branch Library
Join Realtor Teri Dunne and real estate consultant Steven Langston to sharpen your knowledge on how to buy a home in today’s market.  Subjects to include:  
  • Overall process
  • Why inspections are important
  • Why lending is important and how to get pre-approv...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Jul. 16, 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, Jul. 17, 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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Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Monday, Jul. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Sterling Johnson Bubblesmith
2:00 PM
 Sterling Johnson Bubblesmith
Monday, Jul. 18, 2:00 PMSterling Johnson Bub
Linden Branch Library
A magnificent bubble show with bubbles of all shapes and sizes! Maybe Sterling Johnson will put YOU in a bubble!
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Jul. 18, 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.
Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Jul. 18, 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.
Summer Book Buddies
3:30pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 18, 3:30pmSummer Book Buddies
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Space is limited. Registration required. If your child is behind on their reading skills and need assistance, we will have teen volunteers available on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 during June and July to help. Register your child online, in pe...read more
Summer Book Buddies
3:30 p.m.
 Summer Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Summer Book Buddies is a reading program for K-3 students.  It is developed to help students keep up their reading skills, if not advance, throughout June and July.  This is free program meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-4:30.  Sign-up and regular attendance required.
Gamenight Unplugged for Teens & Tweens
6:00 pm
Gamenight Unplugged for Teens & Tweens
Monday, Jul. 18, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come on down to the library for some fun with various board, dice, and card games. Gamers are also invited to bring a favorite game if they like. Does anyone have Apples to Apples? Do you know how to play (& teach) a cool card game? Ms. Kaye is going to bring her Zombie Dice...Oh, and just so we...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Jul. 18, 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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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 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. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 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. 
Summer Book Buddies Reading Program
10:30
Summer Book Buddies Reading Program
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 10:30
Mountain House Branch Library
This is a six-week program for children entering first, second or third grade who may need help maintaining their reading skills over the summer. Children will meet with older children or teen volunteers in one-on-one pairs or small groups to practice their reading and do fun reading activities and/...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
12:00 pm
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 12:00 pm
( June,2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 38. )

Manteca Branch Library
From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July, teen volunteers will be available to help children entering grades 1 -3 with developing their reading skills. 

Space is limited. Signups are required.  Signup at the information desk at the Manteca Branch Libra...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills. 
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
1:00pm
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 1:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Our "Let's Chat" English Practice class is free and open to all adults who wish to practice their English and gain a better understanding of English. &n...read more
Fantastic Flights ( STEM Program)
3-5pm
Fantastic Flights ( STEM Program)
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 3-5pm
Troke Branch Library
CLASS IS FULL.
On Tuesday, July 19th from 3-5 pm, the Margaret Troke library presents " Fantastic Flight".

In this class, you will learn bout the fascinating world of rockets and what makes them so special. You will build your own paper st...read more
Summer Book Buddies
4-5
 Summer Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 4-5
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ss...read more
Cupcake Decorations for TEENS
4:00 p.m.
 Cupcake Decorations for TEENS
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 4:00 p.m.Cupcake Decorations
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Boys and girls, if you have a sweet tooth for cupcakes, come to the Cesar Chavez Central Library on July 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and join us for a yummy event. You may chomp on these delicious cupcakes after you craftily decorate them. The teen with the best decoration on his or her cupcake will...read more
Teen Creators Club
4:00pm
 Teen Creators Club
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
5th to 12th Grade.  Meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 4:00pm.

Do you like to create things? Stories, drawings, photograhs, videos, podcasts, knit designs, paper crafts, lego creations, robots, or something else? Meet up with your fellow creative teens to sha...read more
Shedskin
4:30pm
 Shedskin
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Live snakes and other animals from Shedskin, Tracy, CA.  Join us to learn about slinky, sliding animals.
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Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 1:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Let’s Dye with Peopleologie!
1 p.m.
Let’s Dye with Peopleologie!
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 1 p.m.Let’s Dye with
Stribley Library
Use the world's most ancient technique and simplest tools to transform white cotton fabric into colored---right before your eyes! Whether you go random or planned, you are weaving together history, science, math, and folk art to make your own wall hanging to take home.

Attendance is l...read more
Xtreme Science Magic - Children’s SRP
1:30 pm
Xtreme Science Magic - Children’s SRP
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
This fast-moving and interactive show is a mixture of magic and science.
Easy Reader Book Club
2:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2:00 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.
Sterling Johnson the "Bubblesmith"
2:00 p.m.
Sterling Johnson the "Bubblesmith"
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Sterling Johnson is a genius at bubble making: small bubbles, large bubbles, bubbles within  bubbles and much more! You will be mezmerized by his performance and skill. Seating is limited. Tickets are distributed a half an hour before show-time. 
Minecraft
2:00 p.m.
 Minecraft
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Team up with a friend and build what ever you can imagine in the Minecraft world on Xbox 1. For ages 6 and up. 
Kids Knitting for Kids
2-3:30pm
 Kids Knitting for Kids
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2-3:30pmKids Knitting for Ki
Troke Branch Library

Join the Troke Knitters and knit projects for children. Make scarves for other kids and twiddle muffs for autistic children. The projects are gifted to those in need during the winter months. Instruction will be provided for beginners.  

Bring a size 8 or 9 circular knitting ne...read more
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 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
Lathrop "Bingo Schmingo - Read!"
3:00 PM
Lathrop "Bingo Schmingo - Read!"
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Kathleen Rushing plays the banjo and gets us to sing along to be ready for reading!  ***Program will be held at the Lathrop 5th St. Community Center Gym at Valverde Park, 15557 Fifth St., Lathrop.
Natural Dyeing Art Program with Peopleologie
3 pm
Natural Dyeing Art Program with Peopleologie
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 3 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
In-person sign-ups required
Summer Book Buddies
3:30pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 3:30pmSummer Book Buddies
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Space is limited. Registration required. If your child is behind on their reading skills and need assistance, we will have teen volunteers available on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 during June and July to help. Register your child online, in pe...read more
Xtreme Science Magic - Children’s SRP
3:30 pm
Xtreme Science Magic - Children’s SRP
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 3:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
This fast-moving and interactive show is a mixture of magic and science.
Summer Book Buddies
3:30 p.m.
 Summer Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Book Buddies is a reading program for K-3 students.  It is developed to help students keep up their reading skills, if not advance, throughout June and July.  This is free program meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-4:30.  Sign-up and regular attendance required.
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30 pm
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 3:30 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, Jul. 20, 4:30pm
(Wednesdays, July 20 & 27; Wednesdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 4:30 pm. )
Crafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.Jul 06 ~ Crocheting
Jul 13 ~ Scrapbooking
Jul 20 ~ TShirt handbags
Jul 27 ~ KnittingAug 03 ~ Crocheting
Aug 10 ~ TShirt handbags
Aug 17 ~ Scrapbooking
Aug 24 ~ Knitting
Aug 31 ~ Crocheti...read more
Teen Comic Book Club
4:30pm
 Teen Comic Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 4:30pmTeen Comic Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th Graders. Have fun discussing your favorite comics and manga.

June: Let's get historical and read John Lewis' March, Book One.
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Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
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 comfort...read more
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 21, 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
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 21, 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
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 21, 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. 
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Storytime for toddlers/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!
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 21, 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.
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Thursday, Jul. 21, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
12:00 PM
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 21, 12:00 PM
(Thursdays June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21 28)

Manteca Branch Library
From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July, teen volunteers will be available to help children entering grades 1 -3 with developing their reading skills. 
Space is limited. Signups are required.  Signup at the information desk at the Manteca Branch Library.
Samba Time
1 p.m.
 Samba Time
Thursday, Jul. 21, 1 p.m.Samba Time
Stribley Library
James Henry weaves concepts of music, education, and self-esteem together seamlessly to create an unforgetable experience for children and adults. Through his use of percussion, song, and movement, a magical atmosphere emerges--encouraging the children to become singers, composers, dancers, and most...read more
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Friendship"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Friendship"
Thursday, Jul. 21, 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. 
 
D.O.G.S. (Dozens Of Good Solutions) - Families & Children’s Program
2:00 pm
D.O.G.S. (Dozens Of Good Solutions) - Families & Children’s Program
Thursday, Jul. 21, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Climate 911 is bringing to us a Funny Bilingual Puppet show for families about how fossil fuels harm health and how climate solutions improve it.
Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto
3:00 p.m.
Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto
Thursday, Jul. 21, 3:00 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn how to draw in the Japanese cartoon style of anime.  Carlos Nieto will teach you how to create your own character, step by step. IMPORTANT NOTE: This program begins at 3:00
Summer Book Buddies
4-5
 Summer Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 21, 4-5
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ss...read more
Samba Time! with James Henry
4:00 p.m.
 Samba Time! with James Henry
Thursday, Jul. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Everyone come to experience this uplifting, interactive music education workshop using drums, percussion, and movement.
The Bubble Lady
4:00pm
 The Bubble Lady
Thursday, Jul. 21, 4:00pmThe Bubble Lady
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a fantastic bubble show full of neat tricks!
Anime Your Way
6:00pm
 Anime Your Way
Thursday, Jul. 21, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 6:00pm, The Margaret Troke Library presents " Anime Your Way".

Learn to draw Anime with Artist Carlos Nieto III.  All materials will be provided free of charge.
 
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Jul. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
Crafty Friday for Adults & Teens--Pop-Up Box Greeting Card
10:30 am
Crafty Friday for Adults & Teens--Pop-Up Box Greeting Card
Friday, Jul. 22, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us as Sandy Soong shows us how to make a dimensional greeting card. Sign-up at the front desk or call 209-937-8221 and ask for Mountain House.
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 22, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Jul. 22, 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
Summer Book Buddies
3:30 p.m.
 Summer Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 22, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Summer Book Buddies is a reading program for K-3 students.  It is developed to help students keep up their reading skills, if not advance, throughout June and July.  This is free program meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-4:30.  Sign-up and regular attendance required.
Puppet Show D.O.G.S.
4:00 p.m.
 Puppet Show D.O.G.S.
Friday, Jul. 22, 4:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
A family-friendly puppet show by non-profit group climate911.org teaches children
about air pollution and hopeful solutions. Dogs train their humans to stop air pollution
with a mix of songs, science and silliness. There will be plenty of laughs for dog-lovers
and children of all...read more
Teen Movie Night--The Divergent Series--Allegiant
5:00 pm
Teen Movie Night--The Divergent Series--Allegiant
Friday, Jul. 22, 5:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Grab some popcorn, get comfortable and it's lights out at 5:00 pm! The Library is staying open late especially for this screening of The Divergent Series--Allegiant (no library services will be available during or after the movie.) Please be aware: Library policy allows children 11 year...read more
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Jul. 23, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 23, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
D.O.G.S. Free Bilingual Puppet Show
12:00 pm
D.O.G.S. Free Bilingual Puppet Show
Saturday, Jul. 23, 12:00 pmD.O.G.S. Free Biling
Tracy Branch Library
D.O.G.S. = DOZENS OF GOOD SOLUTIONS!

Join us at the Tracy Library as we present, in conjunction with Climate911, a free English/Spanish puppet show featuring Flash and Diego.
&U...read more
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
2:15-4:15 pm
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
Saturday, Jul. 23, 2:15-4:15 pm
Troke Branch Library
CLASS IS FULL. JULY 16 CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND IS RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20.
The Margaret Troke Library presents Acrylic canvas painting classes for children ages 7-12

The first session which includes 3 Saturday classes would be on July9, July ...read more
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 23, 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
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Mountain House Knitting & Crocheting Club
10:30 am
Mountain House Knitting & Crocheting Club
Monday, Jul. 25, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us as we work on our current WIPs (works in progress), talk, learn, share patterns, or swap yarn. If you don't know how to knit or crochet, we can show you how! Please bring your current project with you; or, if you want us to show you how, please bring a ball or yarn and some knitti...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Monday, Jul. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
End of Summer Reading Party with Sparkles the Clown
3 pm
End of Summer Reading Party with Sparkles the Clown
Monday, Jul. 25, 3 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
A celebration for anyone who participated in the summer reading program
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Jul. 25, 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.
Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Jul. 25, 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.
Summer Book Buddies
3:30pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 25, 3:30pmSummer Book Buddies
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Space is limited. Registration required. If your child is behind on their reading skills and need assistance, we will have teen volunteers available on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 during June and July to help. Register your child online, in pe...read more
Sign Language Instruction
5:30 p.m.
 Sign Language Instruction
Monday, Jul. 25, 5:30 p.m.
(Mondays, July 25, August 8, 22, Sept 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5 & 19, 5:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
There will be Sign Language Instruction every other Monday (*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 at that time.  The ...read more
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Genealogy Helpers
10 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 10 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Socciety are on hand to help you with your family research questions using the resources at the Chavez Central Library.  They are in the 2nd floor genealogy section on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 to 1.
Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 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. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 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. 
Summer Book Buddies Reading Program
10:30
Summer Book Buddies Reading Program
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 10:30
Mountain House Branch Library
This is a six-week program for children entering first, second or third grade who may need help maintaining their reading skills over the summer. Children will meet with older children or teen volunteers in one-on-one pairs or small groups to practice their reading and do fun reading activities and/...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
12:00 pm
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 12:00 pm
( June,2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 38. )

Manteca Branch Library
From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July, teen volunteers will be available to help children entering grades 1 -3 with developing their reading skills. 

Space is limited. Signups are required.  Signup at the information desk at the Manteca Branch Libra...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills. 
Teens Crafternoon
2:30 p.m.
 Teens Crafternoon
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Attention to all TEENS, the Cesar Chavez Central Library will present the Teens Crafternoon event on Tuesday July 26, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the Stewart Hazelton Room for those who love crafts. The library will provide all craft supplies and refreshment, and you can create your own craft projects usin...read more
LEGO® Building Club
3:30
 LEGO® Building Club
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 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
Summer Book Buddies
4-5
 Summer Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 4-5
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ss...read more
Teen Advisory Open Forum
4:00pm
 Teen Advisory Open Forum
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 4:00pmTeen Advisory Open F
Tracy Branch Library
For teens, parents, and educators.

Do you have suggestions for teen programs, services, or books/materials? Do you want to know more about the library services that are currently offered to teens? Join us for an open forum where we can discuss teen services in the library...read more
Great Valley Museum Dinosaur Program
4:30pm
Great Valley Museum Dinosaur Program
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Love, love, love dinosaurs?  We hope you can join us then for a presentation by the Great Valley Museum all about Dinosaurs.  There will be a little bit of history, a little bit of specific dinosaur information and a little bit of dinosaur hands-on.  The program is best for 5 year old...read more
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Lunch @ the Library
1:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 1:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Owen Baker-Flynn - Children’s SRP
1:30 pm
Owen Baker-Flynn - Children’s SRP
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 1:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Owen Baker-Flynn juggles, eats fire, spits jelly beans, draws cartoons, does voice overs, and provides baseball officiating with nearly 85% accuracy!
Easy Reader Book Club
2:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2:00 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.
Wild Things Inc. Animal Rescuers
2:00 p.m.
Wild Things Inc. Animal Rescuers
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Our final program for the summer will feature two shows (2 p.m. and 3 p.m.) with
Wild Things Animal Rescuers. What happens to animals that really are not suited to being
domestic pets, once they are discovered and rescued? Well, they get extra-good care from experts
who know what wild...read more
Wii Sports
2:00 p.m.
 Wii Sports
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Challenge your friends to the different games on Wii Sports. Light refreshments will be available. For ages 6 and up. 
Kids Knitting for Kids
2-3:30pm
 Kids Knitting for Kids
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2-3:30pmKids Knitting for Ki
Troke Branch Library

Join the Troke Knitters and knit projects for children. Make scarves for other kids and twiddle muffs for autistic children. The projects are gifted to those in need during the winter months. Instruction will be provided for beginners.  

Bring a size 8 or 9 circular knitting ne...read more
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 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
Wild Things Inc. Animal Rescuers
3:00 p.m.
Wild Things Inc. Animal Rescuers
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Our final program for the summer will feature two shows (2 p.m. and 3 p.m.) with
Wild Things Animal Rescuers. What happens to animals that really are not suited to being
domestic pets, once they are discovered and rescued? Well, they get extra-good care from experts
who know what wild...read more
End of Summer Reading Party 2016 - Children’s SRP
3:00 pm
End of Summer Reading Party 2016 - Children’s SRP
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Join us for fun races (wet T-shirt relay, Frozen T-shirt race, Egg-In-A-Spoon Relay), and a Water Balloon Toss, a Balloon Artist, and Face Painting. All activities will be held in Library Park.
Summer Book Buddies
3:30pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:30pmSummer Book Buddies
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Space is limited. Registration required. If your child is behind on their reading skills and need assistance, we will have teen volunteers available on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 during June and July to help. Register your child online, in pe...read more
Summer Book Buddies
3:30pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:30pmSummer Book Buddies
Tracy Branch Library
For children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Space is limited. Registration required. If your child is behind on their reading skills and need assistance, we will have teen volunteers available on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 during June and July to help. Register your child online, in pe...read more
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30 pm
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:30 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, Jul. 27, 4:30pm
(Wednesdays, July 20 & 27; Wednesdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 4:30 pm. )
Crafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.Jul 06 ~ Crocheting
Jul 13 ~ Scrapbooking
Jul 20 ~ TShirt handbags
Jul 27 ~ KnittingAug 03 ~ Crocheting
Aug 10 ~ TShirt handbags
Aug 17 ~ Scrapbooking
Aug 24 ~ Knitting
Aug 31 ~ Crocheti...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
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 comfort...read more
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 28, 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
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 28, 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
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 28, 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. 
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Storytime for toddlers/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!
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 28, 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.
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
12:00 PM
Summer Book Buddies - Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 12:00 PM
(Thursdays June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21 28)

Manteca Branch Library
From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July, teen volunteers will be available to help children entering grades 1 -3 with developing their reading skills. 
Space is limited. Signups are required.  Signup at the information desk at the Manteca Branch Library.
Chavez Tai Chi
1 p.m.
 Chavez Tai Chi
Thursday, Jul. 28, 1 p.m.Chavez Tai Chi
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Learn this ancient Chinese martial art that combines slow-moving and graceful exercises, soft circular motions to harmonize mind and body, and mental focus while stretching muscles and joints...read more
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "End of Summer"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "End of Summer"
Thursday, Jul. 28, 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. 
 
Sports Greeting Cards & Bookmarks
2:00 p.m.
Sports Greeting Cards & Bookmarks
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Papira Workshop shows you how to handmake sports and game-themed greeting cards and bookmarks. Ages 7 - 12.

Space is limited. Please register online. 
Painting on the Patio
2:00pm
 Painting on the Patio
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Share your artistic self with us by coming to paint at the library.  (We will either paint outside on the patio if the weather is nice OR paint inside if the weather is HOT.)   After painting we will have volunteers face paint YOU.
End Of Summer Reading Party with Splash The Mascot, Face Painting & Photo Booth
3:00 p.m.
End Of Summer Reading Party with Splash The Mascot, Face Painting & Photo Booth
Thursday, Jul. 28, 3:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids and teens, celebrate the end of summer reading with a fun party featuring Splash the Mascot of the Stockton Ports baseball team, face painting, and a photo booth. Wear your favorite jersey or sports gear! 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Ice Cream Social
3:30 p.m.
 Ice Cream Social
Thursday, Jul. 28, 3:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Make your own ice cream sundaea and share your favorite books you read this summer.
Summer Book Buddies
4-5
 Summer Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 28, 4-5
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ss...read more
Lego Builders Club
4:00pm
 Lego Builders Club
Thursday, Jul. 28, 4:00pmLego Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
For children 2 and older. We provide the legos. You provide the creativity. Come down and make fun lego creations with other kids.
End of Summer Reading Ice Cream Social
6:00pm
End of Summer Reading Ice Cream Social
Thursday, Jul. 28, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 6:00pm, We are celebrating the End of Summer Reading with Ice Cream and Cake.

Come and celebrate the successful completion of our Summer Reading Program.

Wear your favorite sport Jersey and come and have some ice cream and cake with us.
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Jul. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
Lunch @ the Library
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch @ the Library
Friday, Jul. 29, 12:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Teen Summer Art Classes with Art Expressions
12 - 2
Teen Summer Art Classes with Art Expressions
Friday, Jul. 29, 12 - 2
(Fridays, June 3 & 24, July 1, 15 & 29)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
In-person pre-registration is required at the Weston Ranch Library.
Free acrylic and oil painting classes for kids and teens with artist Deval Thaker.
Teen Summer Book Club
1-3pm
 Teen Summer Book Club
Friday, Jul. 29, 1-3pmTeen Summer Book Clu
Troke Branch Library

Have fun with your summer reading plans! Meet with other teens reading the same book & chat about it! 

The first book selected will be discussed on Fridays, June 17th & July 1st, 1-3pm. The second book of the summer will be reviewed on Fridays,...read more
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, Jul. 29, 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
English Conversation Club for Adults
4:00pm
English Conversation Club for Adults
Friday, Jul. 29, 4:00pmEnglish Conversation
Tracy Branch Library
Adults, practice your English language skills in a casual and  relaxed environment. 

Adultos, practican sus conocimientos del idioma inglés en un ambiente informal y relajado.
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Jul. 30, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Summer Reading Movie and Pizza Party
12:00 p.m.
Summer Reading Movie and Pizza Party
Saturday, Jul. 30, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
All of the people who complete the Summer Reading Program are invited to a movie and pizza party! There wil also be prizes raffled off. Celebrate another great summer of reading. 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 30, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Family Story Time at Stribley Library
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Family Story Time at Stribley Library
Saturday, Jul. 30, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Stribley Library
Come join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our monthly Family Story Time! From 12:30 to 1:15, we'll read different storybooks that the whole family can enjoy. At Family Story Time, we read books in English and Spanish to help improve language development and comprehension in our younger lea...read more
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
2:15-4:15 pm
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
Saturday, Jul. 30, 2:15-4:15 pm
Troke Branch Library
CLASS IS FULL. JULY 16 CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND IS RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20.
The Margaret Troke Library presents Acrylic canvas painting classes for children ages 7-12

The first session which includes 3 Saturday classes would be on July9, July ...read more
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 30, 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, Jul. 30, 3:00-5:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! For all ages.

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