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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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Tech Help Wednesday
1pm-5pm
 Tech Help Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore various tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replic...read more
Decorate A Bird Feeder
3:30pm-4:30pm
 Decorate A Bird Feeder
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 3:30pm-4:30pmDecorate A Bird Feed
Manteca Branch Library
It's National Bird Feeding Month! Come to Manteca Library to decorate your very own bird feeder.For ages 6 & up. Supplies will be provided. 
Tiny Art Show Painting
4:00PM -5:00PM
 Tiny Art Show Painting
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4:00PM -5:00PMTiny Art Show Painti
Van Buskirk Micro Library
Join us as we paint tiny canvas' and enter your art into our TIny Art Show!
Paint Your Own Valentine Sign at Weston
4:00PM
Paint Your Own Valentine Sign at Weston
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4:00PMPaint Your Own Valen
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Get a head start on Valentine's day and make your very own homemade personalized Valentine sign.This program is for teens, adults and seniors, and your family members of all ages are welcome to come too! 
Makerspace for Tweens & Teens
4:00pm
 Makerspace for Tweens & Teens
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4:00pmMakerspace for Tween
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
Early Chapter Book Club for 7-9 yr olds
4:30pm
Early Chapter Book Club for 7-9 yr olds
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4:30pmEarly Chapter Book C
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Early Chapter Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children comprehension practice.  For 7-9 year olds.  The current book we are r...read more
Decorate a Paper Lantern
5:00 PM
 Decorate a Paper Lantern
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5:00 PMDecorate a Paper Lan
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Ages 4+. Supplies will be provided. No registration required. First come, first served, while supplies last. 
Teen Advisory Board
5:00 PM
 Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5:00 PMTeen Advisory Board
Troke Branch Library
WANTED: Motivated & Dedicated Teens in Grades 6-12!-Discuss & Plan Teen Events-Talk about Book Trends-Assist with Children's Department-Earn Volunteer Hours & ExperienceWe will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month. You will receive 1 hour of volunteer credit just for attending!
Yoga & Pilates
6:00pm
 Yoga & Pilates
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6:00pmYoga & Pilates
Ripon Branch Library
The Yoga & Pilates classes are resuming, every Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Community Room until the end of February. All donations will go to the Friends of the Ripon memorial Library, like it has for the past 14 years before COVID.
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Thursday, Feb. 2
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
VITA Free Tax Service
10:00am - 7:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Fair Oaks Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/2/23 through 4/6/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30amMountain House All A
Mountain House Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Bingo at Weston
10:30AM
 Bingo at Weston
Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30AMBingo at Weston
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come play Bingo at Weston Ranch every 1st Thursday of the month. We'll be serving coffee, tea, cider, and hot chocolate. Every winner gets a prize!This program is for adults and seniors, and your family members of all ages are welcome to come too! 
Storytime
10:30am
 Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30am
Escalon Branch Library
Families are welcome to join the Escalon Branch Library for some stories, movements, songs and more! Join us after storytime for coloring and/or crafts. 
February Computer Classes for Adults
10:30 AM
February Computer Classes for Adults
Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30 AM February Computer C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Downloadable eBooks & eAudiobooks - February 2, 2023 * Must bring your own dev...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Shirley for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Baby + Toddler Storytime @Troke
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime @Troke
Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour and do an art activity. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
All About baby Story Time
10:30 am
 All About baby Story Time
Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picture books, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs. Above all it a f...read more
Preschool Fun Time!
11:00am
 Preschool Fun Time!
Thursday, Feb. 2, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 3-5. Enjoy a variety of activities and crafts designed for preschool skill development.
Preschool Fun Time
11:00 am
 Preschool Fun Time
Thursday, Feb. 2, 11:00 am
Tracy Branch Library
Enjoy a variety of activities and designed for preschool skill development. 
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
11:15am
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 2, 11:15amMountain House Presc
Mountain House Branch Library
 Bring your preschoolers to this half hour storytime where library staff will share age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs and we will all have a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.  Please join us at 11:15am on Thursdays. 
Resume Builder
12pm-1pm
 Resume Builder
Thursday, Feb. 2, 12pm-1pmResume Builder
Manteca Branch Library
Applying for jobs or internships? Do you need help updating your resume? Come to Manteca Library!
Dot Painting
3:00 pm
 Dot Painting
Thursday, Feb. 2, 3:00 pmDot Painting
Thornton Branch Library
Begining dot painting for all ages.
English Conversation Club/ Club de conversacion en ingles
3:30pm-4:30pm
English Conversation Club/ Club de conversacion en ingles
Thursday, Feb. 2, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Are you a new English speaker? Do you want a safe and friendly space to practice your language skills? Join us at the Escalon  Public Library to talk and grow together!  Come practice your speaking skills, meet new people, and learn English in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.This club ...read more
Rescheduled: New Year Mantras Watercolor
3:30 pm
Rescheduled: New Year Mantras Watercolor
Thursday, Feb. 2, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Start your year off right with a new positive mantra for 2023. Join us for a relaxing afternoon of watercolor painting.
Read to an Animal Club!
3:30 PM
 Read to an Animal Club!
Thursday, Feb. 2, 3:30 PMRead to an Animal Cl
Troke Branch Library
Read to an animal with the non-profit, Compassion with a Purpose! Grab a book and meet a different animal each month in the community room. This free program is for any children or teens, who want to visit with an animal and practice their reading in a relaxing environment. 
Valentine Sensory Bottle
4:00-5:00
 Valentine Sensory Bottle
Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:00-5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Get ready for Valentine's Day by making your very own Valentine Sensory Bottle at Fair Oaks!
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
 Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a reading buddy? Then bring them by our Homework Help, where screened volunteers can assist grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Preschool Storytime
4:00pm
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:00pmPreschool Storytime
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Storytime as we read books of all kinds. Crafts will be available after reading our fun books.
Game Day for Teens
4:30pm
 Game Day for Teens
Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:30pmGame Day for Teens
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 13-18. Join us for video games, card games, board games, and more. Feel free to bring your own game to play.Sign up for email or text reminders for teen program:www.remind.com/join/tracyteens
English Conversation Club
4:30 pm
 English Conversation Club
Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:30 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join our English conversation club and practice your English skills in a safe and fun environment! Improve your fluency, learn common phrases and words, learn different greetings and practice responding to real-life scenarios!
Learn & Play
4:30PM
 Learn & Play
Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:30PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Bring your little one to preschool playtime.  First and fourth Thursday of the month!
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
5:00-7:00pm
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:00-7:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Youth Advisory Commission has gathered Mountain House High School teens, who have been approved to be tutors, together to help local students improve their skills in educational subjects.  If your child is having trouble with math, science, English or other subjects please take advantage of...read more
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Friday, Feb. 3
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Feb. 3, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers.We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15-10:40
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Feb. 3, 10:15-10:40
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
Toddler Exploration Lab
10:30am
 Toddler Exploration Lab
Friday, Feb. 3, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
A time and space for toddlers to explore their world by enjoying a variety of hands on activities including puzzles, toss games, crawling tunnels and more, while parents get to meet and talk with each other.  
Computer Basics @Troke
11:00 a.m. to noon
 Computer Basics @Troke
Friday, Feb. 3, 11:00 a.m. to noonComputer Basics @Tro
Troke Branch Library
Do you have questions about things like downloading eBooks, connecting to WiFi, or sending a file through an email? Drop in for basic help with using your device.
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Feb. 3, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Little Explorers
11:00am-11:45am
 Little Explorers
Friday, Feb. 3, 11:00am-11:45am
Linden Branch Library
Come to Linden and take part in our Little Explorers, a toddler and preschool STEAM program that takes place once a month. Kids will learn some basics of science, technology, math, engineering, and art, all while having fun and exploring the world around them through guided activities! For ages...read more
Adult Valentines Paint Party
12:30-2:00
 Adult Valentines Paint Party
Friday, Feb. 3, 12:30-2:00Adult Valentines Pai
Lathrop Branch Library
Join us for a relaxing painting session,limited space.Adults Only

Lego Club
3:00 pm
 Lego Club
Friday, Feb. 3, 3:00 pmLego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.
Fun Art Friday!
3:30 PM
 Fun Art Friday!
Friday, Feb. 3, 3:30 PMFun Art Friday!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
A different kid-friendly art activity on select Fridays. Activities could include using paints, textiles, crafting or other surprise media. Best suited for school-aged kids, but younger children may participate with parental/caregiver help. 
Slimy Science with WOW on Wheels
3:30 p.m.
Slimy Science with WOW on Wheels
Friday, Feb. 3, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Children will experience chemistry in action! Making slime will teach them about three states of matter and chemical reactions.They will measure and mix ingredients then make observations. Children are welcome to take the slime home after the program.This program is ideal for children in grades K-3....read more
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Saturday, Feb. 4
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Chess Club
10:00am
 Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Play or learn to play chess on Saturdays from 10am-12pm. All equipment provided.
Family Story Time (Canceled)
10:30 AM
 Family Story Time (Canceled)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 AMFamily Story Time (C
Troke Branch Library
We apologize for the inconvenience, but Story time is canceled for Feb. 4th.Family Storytime is designed to accommodate a mix of ages and invites the entire family to participate in early literacy activities such as stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement. Enjoy a fun and interactive exper...read more
Teen Games
12:00 pm
 Teen Games
Saturday, Feb. 4, 12:00 pmTeen Games
Thornton Branch Library
Play Xbox/Playsation and board games!
Stupid Cupid Teen Valentine’s Party
1:00 PM
Stupid Cupid Teen Valentine’s Party
Saturday, Feb. 4, 1:00 PM
Troke Branch Library
The Troke Teen Advisory board invites teens ages 13 to 18 who love (or not!) to the Stupid Cupid Party. Lovers, and haters of this day will make crafts, play games, listen to music and of course eat chocolate! This program is free and planned by our amazing teen volunteers!
Craft for Adults TBD
1:00pm
 Craft for Adults TBD
Saturday, Feb. 4, 1:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. All materials supplied. First come, first serve.
Valentine’s Day Card
2pm
 Valentine’s Day Card
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2pmValentine’s Da
Mountain House Branch Library
Children are invited to make Valentine's day cards to take home. 
Family Fun Day at the Library!
2:00 PM
 Family Fun Day at the Library!
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2:00 PM
(Saturday, February 4 & 25, 2:00 PM)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Enjoy a fun day of activities and games with friends and family!
Bullet Journal Sessions
3pm-4pm
 Bullet Journal Sessions
Saturday, Feb. 4, 3pm-4pmBullet Journal Sessi
Manteca Branch Library
Seeking better organization for the new year? Join us and create your own bullet journal! 

English Conversation Sessions
11am-12pm
 English Conversation Sessions
Saturday, Feb. 4, 11am-12pmEnglish Conversation
Manteca Branch Library
Looking for fun and easy conversation practice in English? Join us at the Manteca Library! 

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Chess Club
3:00pm
 Chess Club
Sunday, Feb. 5, 3:00pmChess Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Looking for someone to play chess with?  Here is your chance.  This is not a class. Children 6 years old and older are playing for fun to practice and learn.
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Monday, Feb. 6
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Countdown to Kindergarten!
10:30 AM
 Countdown to Kindergarten!
Monday, Feb. 6, 10:30 AMCountdown to Kinderg
Troke Branch Library
Countdown to Kindergarten is a six-week program especially for parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.  Dates of attendance are 2/6, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27.  Children are expected to attend each session, (excluding extenuating circumstances).  Particip...read more

Countdown to Kindergarten
11:30 AM
 Countdown to Kindergarten
Monday, Feb. 6, 11:30 AM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Countdown to Kindergarten is a six-week program especially for parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.  Dates of attendance are 2/6, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27.  Children are expected to attend each session, (excluding extenuating circumstances).  Particip...read more

Sew What!
4pm
 Sew What!
Monday, Feb. 6, 4pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
A program for adults who already know how to sew.  Limited sewing machines and some material provided.

Painted Rock Cactus Garden
4 PM
 Painted Rock Cactus Garden
Monday, Feb. 6, 4 PMPainted Rock Cactus
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Do you enjoy rock painting? Do you find it challenging to keep houseplants alive? Join us as we learn to make a clay pot garden full of cactus painted rocks. Open to all Teens and Adults. All supplies will be provided. Please dress accordingly as some acrylic paints may not wash off easily.&nbs...read more
Let’s Read Together (Register)
4:00pm
Let’s Read Together (Register)
Monday, Feb. 6, 4:00pmLet’s Read Tog
Tracy Branch Library
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Early readers can improve their reading fluency and comprehension by participating in round-robin reading. Limited space. Priority will be given to those who register and arrive on time. Register in-person, by phone, or online.

Valentine’s Painted Wooden Heart Craft
4:00pm
Valentine’s Painted Wooden Heart Craft
Monday, Feb. 6, 4:00pmValentine’s Pa
Mountain House Branch Library
Come make a Valentine's craft to paint and decorate for your loved one.  Supplies are limited!!
Resume Builder
4pm - 4:45pm
 Resume Builder
Monday, Feb. 6, 4pm - 4:45pmResume Builder
Cesar Chavez Central Library
In Resume Builder you will be given a short work history interview where we will go over your jobs held, duties conducted, skills and awards obtained as well as any training and schools attended. From there we will build your resume from scratch or enhance an existing resume. If you already have a r...read more

Fingerprint Art Glass Magnets
5pm-6pm
 Fingerprint Art Glass Magnets
Monday, Feb. 6, 5pm-6pmFingerprint Art Glas
Manteca Branch Library
Make memorable glass magnets that you can hang on the fridge! For ages 6 & up. Supplies will be provided. 
Homework Help
5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Feb. 6, 5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-8. Drop-in homework help provided by volunteers from 5:00pm-7:00pm.If you would like to volunteer, please ask for a volunteer application at the checkout desk. Must be 14 years or older.
Manteca Branch -- Lotería Night
6:30pm-7:30pm
Manteca Branch -- Lotería Night
Monday, Feb. 6, 6:30pm-7:30pmManteca Branch -- Lo
Manteca Branch Library
Join us on our Lotería Night! 

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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.All About Baby is held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Tea of the Month
during open hours
 Tea of the Month
Tuesday, Feb. 7, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Explore a world of flavor from the comfort of your own home. Each month we will explore a new tea, its history, its possible uses,  a few book recommends to go wth the tea and more. Tea kits include a sample of the tea and  can be picked up in the library, while supplies last.
VITA Free Tax Service
10:00am - 7:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/7/23 through 4/4/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Chavez Book Club
10:30am - 12:30pm
 Chavez Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30am - 12:30pmChavez Book Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
In the Time of ButterfliesJulia AlvarezIn this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters--Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé--speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from secret crushes to gunrunning, and to describe the ...read more
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 AMPreschool Story Time
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time & craft that lasts about 30 minutes. Stay & Play will be from 11:00AM-12:00PM and it is not necessary that they attend story time first. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, ...read more
Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
VITA Free Tax Service
12:00 pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 12:00 pm
Thornton Branch Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/5/23 through 4/12/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
1:30-2:00
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1:30-2:00
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM and every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM (starting 2/18/2023). If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come expl...read more
Adult Valentine Craft
3pm-5pm
 Adult Valentine Craft
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 3pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults can Stop by the Escalon Library and make a cute valentine craft or take it to go. While supplies last. 
Artsy Heartsy
3:30 pm
 Artsy Heartsy
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 3:30 pmArtsy Heartsy
Ripon Branch Library
It's almost Valentine's Day, and hearts are everywhere. Join us for a craft day to make your own heart fingerprint magnets and heart cards to share with your loved ones. Preschool and school-age children are welcome.
Story Time
4:00
 Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:00
Stribley Micro Library
Head on over to Stribley Micro Library for stories and more!
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
 Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a reading buddy? Then bring them by our Homework Help, where screened volunteers can assist grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Tween Club
4:00 PM
 Tween Club
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:00 PM
Troke Branch Library
Each month we meet and do fun challenges and/or activities, just for tweens, ages 9-12 years old! This month we will have our Valentine's Party.
Valentine’s Day Craft Party
4:00pm
Valentine’s Day Craft Party
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:00pmValentine’s Da
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us as we work on a assortment of crafts for Valentine's Day. Open to all ages. Supplies will be provided. 
Safari Encounters Animal Show
4:00pm
 Safari Encounters Animal Show
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:00pmSafari Encounters An
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Meet and learn about rescued wildlife from Safari Encounters, including a snake, crocodile, hedgehog, and more.
Lego Building Fun
4:00pm
 Lego Building Fun
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:00pmLego Building Fun
Mountain House Branch Library
We have the bricks, you bring the imagination.  Come join us to build and create with Legos 4:00pm.  We have both small Legos and Duplos to share.  Lego donations accepted, large bricks needed more than small bricks. 
Story Time
4:30-5:30
 Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:30-5:30
(Tuesdays 4:30 -5:30)

Fair Oaks Library
Come by for stories and more! Alternating Tuesdays with Spanish Story Time.
English Conversation Club
5:00
 English Conversation Club
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Practice your English conversation skills in a casual group setting.  For Adults.
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
5:00-7:00pm
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:00-7:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Youth Advisory Commission has gathered Mountain House High School teens, who have been approved to be tutors, together to help local students improve their skills in educational subjects.  If your child is having trouble with math, science, English or other subjects please take advantage of...read more
Hora de Cuentos/ Bilingual Story Time
5pm-6pm
Hora de Cuentos/ Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5pm-6pm
Escalon Branch Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos,  y mas en español! Come by for stories, and more in Spanish! 
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the fall. 
Lego Club for Kids with Autism
5:30pm
 Lego Club for Kids with Autism
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30pmLego Club for Kids w
Tracy Branch Library
For children, ages 2-12, with autism. Get creative with Legos and Duplos. Legos provided.
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
VITA Free Tax Service
1:00pm - 6:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Thornton Branch Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/5/23 through 4/12/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Tech Help Wednesday
1pm-5pm
 Tech Help Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Tax Assistance
1:30-3:30
 Tax Assistance
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1:30-3:30
Escalon Branch Library
Free tax assistance is available from 1:30-3:30 on Wednesdays via drop off or appointment.for more info please contact the Escalon library. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore various tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replic...read more
Full STEAM Ahead!
3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Full STEAM Ahead!
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Join us for our Full STEAM Ahead! program, which encourages kids to explore different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through various activities. Each month will feature a new activity that focuses on one or more of the key STEAM stopics!For kids ages 6-12.
Kids Valentine’s Crafts
3:30 pm
 Kids Valentine’s Crafts
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 3:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Come make a valentine for someone special!
Lego Club
3:30 pm
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is for all ages and no sign-up or membership required. Drop-in and build something cool! Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make whatever your heart desires.
Valentine Pokémon Cards Craft
4:00PM -5:00PM
 Valentine Pokémon Cards Craft
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:00PM -5:00PMValentine Pokémon Ca
Van Buskirk Micro Library
Roses are red,violets are blue.Ready to make, 3 Valentine cards?
Chess Club
4PM
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4PMChess Club
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn to play chess or test your skill against other players.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Chess club meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Sew Fun! Drop-in Needlecraft Instruction for Kids
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sew Fun! Drop-in Needlecraft Instruction for Kids
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids who are interested in learning how to do crochet, knitting or cross-stitch are invited to drop-in for individual or small group beginner instruction. No "projects" will be completed at these sessions. We will be learning and practicing the basics upon which kids can slowly build their...read more
Cooking Lessons at Weston with the Edible Schoolyard Project
4:00PM
Cooking Lessons at Weston with the Edible Schoolyard Project
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:00PMCooking Lessons at W
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Let Chef Teacher Leisha Barnett show you how to cook a healthy and affordable meal. Please REGISTER HERE ahead of time!This program is for teens and adults; seniors and family members of all ages are welcome. 
Makerspace for Tweens & Teens
4:00pm
 Makerspace for Tweens & Teens
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:00pmMakerspace for Tween
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
Library Dungeons & Dragons
4 pm
 Library Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4 pm
Troke Branch Library
We invite you to join us for this role-playing tabletop adventure full of twists and turns. February registration is full, but please join the waiting list to be contacted for our next campaign. It is critical that you be available to attend all three sessions, which are held on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4t...read more
Early Chapter Book Club for 7-9 yr olds
4:30pm
Early Chapter Book Club for 7-9 yr olds
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:30pmEarly Chapter Book C
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Early Chapter Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children comprehension practice.  For 7-9 year olds.  The current book we are r...read more
Bead a Heart Shaped Pendant
4:30 PM
 Bead a Heart Shaped Pendant
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:30 PMBead a Heart Shaped
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens & Adults,Valentine's is right around the corner. Come join us on Wednesday February 8, 2023 at 4:30 PM at the Cesar Chavez Central Library for free fun beading project. You'll learn how to bead a heart shaped pendant and make one for yourself or for your loved one. Supplies and too...read more
Yoga & Pilates
6:00pm
 Yoga & Pilates
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:00pmYoga & Pilates
Ripon Branch Library
The Yoga & Pilates classes are resuming, every Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Community Room until the end of February. All donations will go to the Friends of the Ripon memorial Library, like it has for the past 14 years before COVID.
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Thursday, Feb. 9
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
VITA Free Tax Service
10:00am - 7:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Fair Oaks Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/2/23 through 4/6/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30amMountain House All A
Mountain House Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Sudoku at Weston
10:30AM
 Sudoku at Weston
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30AMSudoku at Weston
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come play Sudoku at Weston Ranch every 2nd Thursday of the month. We'll be serving coffee, tea, cider, and hot chocolate. Every winner gets a prize!This program is for adults and seniors, and your family members of all ages are welcome to come too! 
Storytime
10:30am
 Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30am
Escalon Branch Library
Families are welcome to join the Escalon Branch Library for some stories, movements, songs and more! Join us after storytime for coloring and/or crafts. 
February Computer Classes for Adults
10:30 AM
February Computer Classes for Adults
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30 AM February Computer C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Downloadable eBooks & eAudiobooks - February 2, 2023 * Must bring your own dev...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Shirley for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Baby + Toddler Storytime @Troke
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime @Troke
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour and do an art activity. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
All About baby Story Time
10:30 am
 All About baby Story Time
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picture books, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs. Above all it a f...read more
Art for Little Hands
11:00 a.m.
 Art for Little Hands
Thursday, Feb. 9, 11:00 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Create a keepsake for Valentine's Day.  Ages 1-5.  First come first served as supplies and space are limited.
Computer Basics for Adults (Register)
11:00am
Computer Basics for Adults (Register)
Thursday, Feb. 9, 11:00amComputer Basics for
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Learn basic computer skills. Ask questions about basic computer and mobile device use. 

Mountain House Preschool Storytime
11:15am
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 9, 11:15amMountain House Presc
Mountain House Branch Library
 Bring your preschoolers to this half hour storytime where library staff will share age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs and we will all have a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.  Please join us at 11:15am on Thursdays. 
Falling Hearts Glitter Jar
2pm-3pm
 Falling Hearts Glitter Jar
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2pm-3pmFalling Hearts Glitt
Manteca Branch Library
Let's make a beautiful sensory bottle that will appeal to glitter lovers! This free program is for ages 8 & up. Supplies will be provided.
Book Club for Adults
3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
 Book Club for Adults
Thursday, Feb. 9, 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
What could be better than reading a great book? Perhaps sharing your thoughts about the books you've read with others? For 15 years Branch Librarian, Melinda Kopp, has facilitated a discussion group (once a month, one hour discussion) and it only gets better! The types of books are wide-ranging ...read more
Candy Jar Valentine’s Day Craft
3:00 pm
Candy Jar Valentine’s Day Craft
Thursday, Feb. 9, 3:00 pmCandy Jar Valentine&
Thornton Branch Library
Make a candy jar to give away or to keep.
Be My Valentine Charlie Brown!
3:00-4:00
 Be My Valentine Charlie Brown!
Thursday, Feb. 9, 3:00-4:00Be My Valentine Char
Lathrop Branch Library
Join the gang and make a Snoopy Valentine's wreath and valentines day card.Age 5-up
English Conversation Club/ Club de conversacion en ingles
3:30pm-4:30pm
English Conversation Club/ Club de conversacion en ingles
Thursday, Feb. 9, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Are you a new English speaker? Do you want a safe and friendly space to practice your language skills? Join us at the Escalon  Public Library to talk and grow together!  Come practice your speaking skills, meet new people, and learn English in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.This club ...read more
Cookies & Cards for kIds
3:30-4:30pm
 Cookies & Cards for kIds
Thursday, Feb. 9, 3:30-4:30pmCookies & Cards for
Escalon Branch Library
Join us at the Escalon Library as we  create  Valentine cards and decorate cookies. All ages welcome. While supplies last
Valentine’s Day Crafts
3:30PM
 Valentine’s Day Crafts
Thursday, Feb. 9, 3:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for fun Valentine's Crafts!
Chess Club
4:00 PM
 Chess Club
Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:00 PMChess Club
Troke Branch Library
Come and play chess, one of the world’s oldest and most popular games, against other kids! We welcome all skill levels, but encourage beginners to at least learn the basic rules (how the pieces move) before coming the first time. This is for youth, ages 6-17 years old. We are in need of e...read more
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
 Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a reading buddy? Then bring them by our Homework Help, where screened volunteers can assist grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
DIY Mason Jar Instant Noodles
4 PM
 DIY Mason Jar Instant Noodles
Thursday, Feb. 9, 4 PMDIY Mason Jar Instan
Cesar Chavez Central Library
These Mason Jar Instant Noodles are the perfect addition to your meal prep repertoire. Join us as we create a healthier version of the beloved instant noodles. For teens and adults. All supplies will be provided. Registration is strongly recommended as supplies are limited. Rescheduled from original...read more

SAT and ACT Practice Test (Register)
4:30pm
SAT and ACT Practice Test (Register)
Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 14-18. Take a full-length official practice test for the SAT or ACT, excluding essays (approximately 3 hours). Receive immediate scoring. Bring a pencil and calculator. Students will need to create a free My ACT or Khan Academy account (can be after arrival).Space is limited. If you can bring y...read more

English Conversation Club
4:30 pm
 English Conversation Club
Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:30 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join our English conversation club and practice your English skills in a safe and fun environment! Improve your fluency, learn common phrases and words, learn different greetings and practice responding to real-life scenarios!
Decorate Cake Pops
4:30 p.m.
 Decorate Cake Pops
Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us to decorate cake pops!  Ages 5 and up.  First come first served as space and supplies are limited.
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
5:00-7:00pm
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
Thursday, Feb. 9, 5:00-7:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Youth Advisory Commission has gathered Mountain House High School teens, who have been approved to be tutors, together to help local students improve their skills in educational subjects.  If your child is having trouble with math, science, English or other subjects please take advantage of...read more
Galentine Coasters
5:00 -6:00
 Galentine Coasters
Thursday, Feb. 9, 5:00 -6:00
Fair Oaks Library
Stop by Fair Oaks to decorate a coaster with your girl friends for Galentine's Day! This program is for adults.
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Friday, Feb. 10
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Basic English for the U.S. Citizenship Test
10am-11am
Basic English for the U.S. Citizenship Test
Friday, Feb. 10, 10am-11am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
This course will provided a place of study and practice for those preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship test. 

Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Feb. 10, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers.We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15-10:40
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Feb. 10, 10:15-10:40
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
Getting started with Ancestry.com
10:30am
Getting started with Ancestry.com
Friday, Feb. 10, 10:30am
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn how to use Ancestry.com to trace your family roots.  This program is intended for teens and adults.

English Conversation Club
11:00 - 12:00
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Feb. 10, 11:00 - 12:00
Fair Oaks Library
Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed environment!
Microsoft Excel Basics @Troke
11:00 a.m. to noon
 Microsoft Excel Basics @Troke
Friday, Feb. 10, 11:00 a.m. to noonMicrosoft Excel Basi
Troke Branch Library
Learn how Microsoft Excel's cells, worksheets, and workbooks easily allow users to manipulate, calculate, and format numbers and other types of data in this class.
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Feb. 10, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Manteca Library -- Drop in Tech Hour
12pm-1pm
Manteca Library -- Drop in Tech Hour
Friday, Feb. 10, 12pm-1pmManteca Library -- D
Manteca Branch Library
Have questions on how to navigate your device? We're here to help! 
Lego Club
3:00 pm
 Lego Club
Friday, Feb. 10, 3:00 pmLego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.
Mini Valentine Wreath
3:00
 Mini Valentine Wreath
Friday, Feb. 10, 3:00
Stribley Micro Library
Make your own mini Valentine wreath at Stribley Micro Library!
Teen and Tweens: Choose your Side! Valentines/Anti Valentines Party
3:30pm
Teen and Tweens: Choose your Side! Valentines/Anti Valentines Party
Friday, Feb. 10, 3:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Feeling the love this Valentines day? Or do you prefer Candy Clearance Day? Pick your theme or join both sides of the room for some Valentines day or Anti Valentines day activities! You can make Duct Tape Roses, Valentine Cards, Rude Conversation Hearts, and decorate cookies based on that side of th...read more
Second Friday STEAM
3:30 p.m.
 Second Friday STEAM
Friday, Feb. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Legos, crafts & more. Come see what you can create with each week’s theme.Janurary will be on the 3rd Friday. 
Teen Advisory Group
4:00 PM
 Teen Advisory Group
Friday, Feb. 10, 4:00 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Want a say in what the Maya Angelou Library does for teens?  Join our Teen Advisory Group and help plan programs and events.  Refreshments will be provided.
English Conversation Club for Adults
4:00pm
English Conversation Club for Adults
Friday, Feb. 10, 4:00pmEnglish Conversation
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Practice your English conversations skills in a casual group setting.  
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Saturday, Feb. 11
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Chess Club
10:00am
 Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Play or learn to play chess on Saturdays from 10am-12pm. All equipment provided.
Science Saturday: Alchemy of Ancient Egypt
11:00am
Science Saturday: Alchemy of Ancient Egypt
Saturday, Feb. 11, 11:00am
Escalon Branch Library
Presented by New Mettle FarmsLearn about how the Ancient Egyptians used observations of the natural world and began studying, experimenting, and developing the  foundation contributions to linguistics, chemistry, medicine, engineering, and astronomy.  
Teen Games
12:00 pm
 Teen Games
Saturday, Feb. 11, 12:00 pmTeen Games
Thornton Branch Library
Play Xbox/Playsation and board games!
Paws for Reading
1:30pm
 Paws for Reading
Saturday, Feb. 11, 1:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 6-12, younger readers are welcome. Read to a therapy dog at the library!
Lego Day
1:30-2:30
 Lego Day
Saturday, Feb. 11, 1:30-2:30Lego Day
Lathrop Branch Library
For ages 2-12.  Create something with Legos and have it displayed at the Library. Lets build something fun! 
Valentine Card Craft for Adults @Troke
2 p.m.
Valentine Card Craft for Adults @Troke
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.Valentine Card Craft
Troke Branch Library
Do you need a card for a special someone? Design one to cut out on Silhouette or Cricut, or make one the old-fashioned way. Supplies for this free program are limited. First come, first serve.
Anime Film Saturday
2:00pm
 Anime Film Saturday
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2:00pmAnime Film Saturday
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us for Anime Film Saturday featuring Sailor Moon Crystal Eps. 1-4 through Crunchyroll. Open to Teens and up.
Adult & Teen Valentine’s Bag
3:00 pm
Adult & Teen Valentine’s Bag
Saturday, Feb. 11, 3:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Come create your own Valentine Bag!
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Chess Club
3:00pm
 Chess Club
Sunday, Feb. 12, 3:00pmChess Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Looking for someone to play chess with?  Here is your chance.  This is not a class. Children 6 years old and older are playing for fun to practice and learn.
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CLOSED in Observance of Lincoln’s Birthday
All Day
CLOSED in Observance of Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday, Feb. 13, All Day
Troke Branch Library
CLOSED in Observance of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Feb. 13,
Mountain House Branch Library
The library will be closed in observance of the Lincon's Birthday Holiday..
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Feb. 13CLOSED
Tracy Branch Library
Holiday Observance
Resume Builder
4pm - 4:45pm
 Resume Builder
Monday, Feb. 13, 4pm - 4:45pmResume Builder
Cesar Chavez Central Library
In Resume Builder you will be given a short work history interview where we will go over your jobs held, duties conducted, skills and awards obtained as well as any training and schools attended. From there we will build your resume from scratch or enhance an existing resume. If you already have a r...read more

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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.All About Baby is held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Take N’ Make Craft
 Take N’ Make Craft
Tuesday, Feb. 14,
Manteca Branch Library
Come to Manteca Library to make a Valentine's Day craft!
Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
VITA Free Tax Service
10:00am - 7:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/7/23 through 4/4/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 AMPreschool Story Time
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time & craft that lasts about 30 minutes. Stay & Play will be from 11:00AM-12:00PM and it is not necessary that they attend story time first. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, ...read more
Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Handmade Cards
10:30am
 Handmade Cards
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30am
Escalon Branch Library
Join us at the Escalon library to make some beautiful hand crafted cards with the guidance of local expert and our friend of the library. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
VITA Free Tax Service
12:00 pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 12:00 pm
Thornton Branch Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/5/23 through 4/12/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
1:30-2:00
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1:30-2:00
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM and every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM (starting 2/18/2023). If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come expl...read more
Legos & Listen
3:30pm-4:30pm
 Legos & Listen
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library Legos and Listen program is designed to hone listening skills and explore creativity. Children ages 4-10 will listen quietly to childrens audiobooks while creating projects with Lego building blocks. 
Build a Winter Bird Perch and Feeder
3:30 p.m.
Build a Winter Bird Perch and Feeder
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Join us for a bird perch and feeder building program facilitated by New Mettle Farms owner Sarah Carson. Natural materials will be used to create this bird-friendly feeder. 
Anime Club for TWEENS!
4:00 PM
 Anime Club for TWEENS!
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4:00 PMAnime Club for TWEEN
Troke Branch Library
Do you enjoy watching anime? Then this is the place for you!! We eat Japanese snacks while we watch & talk all things anime! This free program is for ages 9-12 years old. 
Paws4Friends
4:00 PM
 Paws4Friends
Tuesday, Feb. 14Paws4Friends
Troke Branch Library
R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs), companions are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as reading companions. Children and teens can practice/ improve their reading & communication skills in a unique and judgement free way. This is also a great way t...read more
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
 Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a reading buddy? Then bring them by our Homework Help, where screened volunteers can assist grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Valentine’s Day Photo Op Craft
4:00pm
Valentine’s Day Photo Op Craft
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4:00pmValentine’s Da
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us for our Valentine's Day Photo op as we take pictures and craft cards to put them in. Open to all ages. Supplies will be provided. 
Lego Club
4:00pm
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4:00pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego Club and let your imagination go wild!  Build something new and we'll put it on display.  We'll provide the Legos!!
Craft for Kids: Valentine Heart
4:00pm
 Craft for Kids: Valentine Heart
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 6-12. Create a fun heart for Valentine's Day. All materials supplied. First come, first serve.
Valentine’s day Craft
4:00pm
 Valentine’s day Craft
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4:00pmValentine’s da
Mountain House Branch Library
Children are invited to make cute Valentine's day craft to take home. 
Candy and a Card
4:30 p.m.
 Candy and a Card
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4:30 p.m.Candy and a Card
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Learn how to make chocolate candy using molds and make a card for someone special.  First come first served as space and supplies are limited.  Ages 8-12
Hora de Cuentos/Spanish Story Time
4:30-5:30
Hora de Cuentos/Spanish Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Fair Oaks Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos y mas en español! Martes alternos con hora de cuentos en inglésCome by for stories and more in Spanish! Alternating Tuesdays with English Story Time.
English Conversation Club
5:00
 English Conversation Club
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Practice your English conversation skills in a casual group setting.  For Adults.
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
5:00-7:00pm
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5:00-7:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Youth Advisory Commission has gathered Mountain House High School teens, who have been approved to be tutors, together to help local students improve their skills in educational subjects.  If your child is having trouble with math, science, English or other subjects please take advantage of...read more
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the fall. 
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
VITA Free Tax Service
1:00pm - 6:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Thornton Branch Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/5/23 through 4/12/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Tech Help Wednesday
1pm-5pm
 Tech Help Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Tax Assistance
1:30-3:30
 Tax Assistance
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1:30-3:30
Escalon Branch Library
Free tax assistance is available from 1:30-3:30 on Wednesdays via drop off or appointment.for more info please contact the Escalon library. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore various tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replic...read more
Junior Baking
3pm-4pm
 Junior Baking
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3pm-4pmJunior Baking
Manteca Branch Library
Come decorate your favorite treats! This free program is designed for ages 8 & up. Introduce them to awesome activities of baking & decorating. All supplies will be provided.
Balloon Rockets with WOW on Wheels
3:30 p.m.
Balloon Rockets with WOW on Wheels
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Children will increase their knowledge of speed and energy through the creation and exploration of balloon rockets.After building the rockets they will try different experiments! Ready, set, blast off!This program is ideal for students in grades 3-5.
Chess Club
4PM
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4PMChess Club
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn to play chess or test your skill against other players.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Chess club meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Introduction to Library Digital Services at Weston
4:00PM
Introduction to Library Digital Services at Weston
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4:00PMIntroduction to Libr
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Do you have a library card or know how to get one? What do you do with it once you have it? It's just for books, right? Well, actually, your library card gives you access to a whole bundle of services and subscriptions for free!Join Michael at Weston Ranch for an in depth walk through of what yo...read more
Makerspace for Tweens & Teens
4:00pm
 Makerspace for Tweens & Teens
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4:00pmMakerspace for Tween
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
Library Dungeons & Dragons
4 pm
 Library Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4 pm
Troke Branch Library
We invite you to join us for this role-playing tabletop adventure full of twists and turns. February registration is full, but please join the waiting list to be contacted for our next campaign. It is critical that you be available to attend all three sessions, which are held on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4t...read more

Early Chapter Book Club for 7-9 yr olds
4:30pm
Early Chapter Book Club for 7-9 yr olds
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4:30pmEarly Chapter Book C
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Early Chapter Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children comprehension practice.  For 7-9 year olds.  The current book we are r...read more
Yoga & Pilates
6:00pm
 Yoga & Pilates
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6:00pmYoga & Pilates
Ripon Branch Library
The Yoga & Pilates classes are resuming, every Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Community Room until the end of February. All donations will go to the Friends of the Ripon memorial Library, like it has for the past 14 years before COVID.
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Thursday, Feb. 16
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
VITA Free Tax Service
10:00am - 7:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Thursday, Feb. 16, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Fair Oaks Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/2/23 through 4/6/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 16, 10:30amMountain House All A
Mountain House Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Lotería at Weston
10:30AM
 Lotería at Weston
Thursday, Feb. 16, 10:30AMLotería at Weston
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come play Lotería at Weston Ranch every 3rd Thursday of the month. We'll be serving coffee, tea, cider, and hot chocolate. Every winner gets a prize!This program is for adults and seniors, and your family members of all ages are welcome to come too! 
Storytime
10:30am
 Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 16, 10:30am
Escalon Branch Library
Families are welcome to join the Escalon Branch Library for some stories, movements, songs and more! Join us after storytime for coloring and/or crafts. 
February Computer Classes for Adults
10:30 AM
February Computer Classes for Adults
Thursday, Feb. 16, 10:30 AM February Computer C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Downloadable eBooks & eAudiobooks - February 2, 2023 * Must bring your own dev...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Shirley for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Baby + Toddler Storytime @Troke
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime @Troke
Thursday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour and do an art activity. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
All About baby Story Time
10:30 am
 All About baby Story Time
Thursday, Feb. 16, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picture books, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs. Above all it a f...read more
Heart Animals
11:00 am
 Heart Animals
Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:00 am
Tracy Branch Library
Create a zoo full of animals by using different colored and sized hearts. 
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
11:15am
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:15amMountain House Presc
Mountain House Branch Library
 Bring your preschoolers to this half hour storytime where library staff will share age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs and we will all have a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.  Please join us at 11:15am on Thursdays. 
Resume Builder
12pm-1pm
 Resume Builder
Thursday, Feb. 16, 12pm-1pmResume Builder
Manteca Branch Library
Applying for jobs or internships? Do you need help updating your resume? Come to Manteca Library!
Magic Potions
3:00 pm
 Magic Potions
Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:00 pmMagic Potions
Thornton Branch Library
Make an exploding potion!
Bird Houses
3:00-4:00
 Bird Houses
Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:00-4:00Bird Houses
Lathrop Branch Library
Paint your own birdhouse and provide some shelter for birds during the winter seasonAges: 3 & up
English Conversation Club/ Club de conversacion en ingles
3:30pm-4:30pm
English Conversation Club/ Club de conversacion en ingles
Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Are you a new English speaker? Do you want a safe and friendly space to practice your language skills? Join us at the Escalon  Public Library to talk and grow together!  Come practice your speaking skills, meet new people, and learn English in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.This club ...read more
Studio Ghibli Party
3:30PM
 Studio Ghibli Party
Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30PMStudio Ghibli Party
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Celebrate Studio Ghibli films and characters with fun crafts and activities!
Paws 4 Friends R.E.A.D (reading education assistance dogs)
3:30-4:30pm
Paws 4 Friends R.E.A.D (reading education assistance dogs)
Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30-4:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Join us at the Escalon library to meet and read a book to a therapy dog.  R.E.A.D. companions are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as reading companions. Children and teens can practice/ improve their reading & communication skills in a unique and...read more
CreativiTEA : Time for tea and art
3:30 p.m.
CreativiTEA : Time for tea and art
Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Spend a an hour sipping tea and trying your hand at a no-stress art experience. We provide the tea, a few simple snacks and art project materials. Just show up!
Construction Zone
3:30PM
 Construction Zone
Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30PMConstruction Zone
Troke Branch Library
It's time to build, build, build!! Chose from legos, duplos, blocks, magnatiles, lincoln logs, krazy gears and more. Use your imagination to build whatever you like! This free program is designed for children 4-12 years old. 
Wooden Lantern
4:00-5:00
 Wooden Lantern
Thursday, Feb. 16, 4:00-5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Light up your night and let your creativity shine at the Fair Oaks LIbrary by decorating your own wooden lantern!
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 16, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
 Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a reading buddy? Then bring them by our Homework Help, where screened volunteers can assist grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Video Game Day
4:00pm
 Video Game Day
Thursday, Feb. 16, 4:00pmVideo Game Day
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us for Video Game Day to play the new and classic systems. This program is open to Teens only. 
Craft for Teens: Heart Keychain
4:30pm
 Craft for Teens: Heart Keychain
Thursday, Feb. 16, 4:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 13-18. Make a cute felt keychain. All materials supplied. First come, first serve.
English Conversation Club
4:30 pm
 English Conversation Club
Thursday, Feb. 16, 4:30 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join our English conversation club and practice your English skills in a safe and fun environment! Improve your fluency, learn common phrases and words, learn different greetings and practice responding to real-life scenarios!
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
5:00-7:00pm
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:00-7:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Youth Advisory Commission has gathered Mountain House High School teens, who have been approved to be tutors, together to help local students improve their skills in educational subjects.  If your child is having trouble with math, science, English or other subjects please take advantage of...read more
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Friday, Feb. 17
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Basic English for the U.S. Citizenship Test
10am-11am
Basic English for the U.S. Citizenship Test
Friday, Feb. 17, 10am-11am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
This course will provided a place of study and practice for those preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship test. 

Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Feb. 17, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers.We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15-10:40
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Feb. 17, 10:15-10:40
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
Itsy Bitsy STEAM
10:30
 Itsy Bitsy STEAM
Friday, Feb. 17, 10:30
Ripon Branch Library
Two isn't too young to learn about STEM! Bring your kids ages 2-6 to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through play and exploration at the Ripon Memorial Library. This month's activities are built around conversation hearts. As always, dress for a mess!
Kanopy Klub!
10:30am
 Kanopy Klub!
Friday, Feb. 17, 10:30amKanopy Klub!
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us for a free screening of the documentary, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.  This event is intended for adults and seniors.
Microsoft Excel Charts & Graphs @Troke
11:00 a.m. to noon
Microsoft Excel Charts & Graphs @Troke
Friday, Feb. 17, 11:00 a.m. to noonMicrosoft Excel Char
Troke Branch Library
Learn how to add visual interest and tell stories by displaying numbers and data sets in chart or graph format in this class.
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Feb. 17, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Manteca Library -- Drop in Tech Hour
12pm-1pm
Manteca Library -- Drop in Tech Hour
Friday, Feb. 17, 12pm-1pmManteca Library -- D
Manteca Branch Library
Have questions on how to navigate your device? We're here to help! 
Lego Club
3:00 pm
 Lego Club
Friday, Feb. 17, 3:00 pmLego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.
Fun Art Friday!
3:30 PM
 Fun Art Friday!
Friday, Feb. 17, 3:30 PMFun Art Friday!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
A different kid-friendly art activity on select Fridays. Activities could include using paints, textiles, crafting or other surprise media. Best suited for school-aged kids, but younger children may participate with parental/caregiver help. 
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Saturday, Feb. 18
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Chess Club
10:00am
 Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Play or learn to play chess on Saturdays from 10am-12pm. All equipment provided.
Yoga
10:30-11:30
 Yoga
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:30-11:30Yoga
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us as we learn breathing techniques used in Yoga to achieve and restore physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Herbal tea will be offered as part of the cooldown. For all teens and adults. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel to use. All other supplies will be provided.
Teen Games
12:00 pm
 Teen Games
Saturday, Feb. 18, 12:00 pmTeen Games
Thornton Branch Library
Play Xbox/Playsation and board games!
Explore the MakerSpace Room
1 - 4 PM
 Explore the MakerSpace Room
Saturday, Feb. 18, 1 - 4 PM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM and every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore various tech...read more
Movie at Weston: 9-5, in 16mm, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton
1:30PM
Movie at Weston: 9-5, in 16mm, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton
Saturday, Feb. 18, 1:30PMMovie at Weston: 9-5
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come join the fun as we watch Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton in Patricia Resnick's 1980 classic, 9-5, shown in original 16mm by our resident film enthusiast Jeff Crowl. We will have snacks and refreshments, but feel free to bring your favorites!"Three female employees of a s...read more
Acrylics for Adults: Lovebirds
2 pm
 Acrylics for Adults: Lovebirds
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 pm
Troke Branch Library
We'll show you step-by-step how to complete a painting in acrylics. Beginners welcome. Materials provided free of charge. 

Adult Crafternoon
2pm
 Adult Crafternoon
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2pmAdult Crafternoon
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Leave the kids with the sitter!  Bring your BFF or significant other and join us for a variety of crafts and conversations with other adults!  Customize a wooden tray or coaster using the Cricut.
Pokemon Club
3:30pm
 Pokemon Club
Saturday, Feb. 18, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Do you LOVE Pokemon?  Do you like battling?  collecting? and playing? Come join us to meet and play with others who also love Pokemon.   Have fun, get game help and there may even be a prize to be had.  
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Chess Club
3:00pm
 Chess Club
Sunday, Feb. 19, 3:00pmChess Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Looking for someone to play chess with?  Here is your chance.  This is not a class. Children 6 years old and older are playing for fun to practice and learn.
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CLOSED in Observance of Washington’s Birthday
All Day
CLOSED in Observance of Washington’s Birthday
Monday, Feb. 20, All Day
Troke Branch Library
CLOSED in Observance of George Washington's Birthday
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Feb. 20,
Mountain House Branch Library
The library will be closed in observance of the President's Day Holiday..
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Feb. 20CLOSED
Tracy Branch Library
Holiday Observance
LEGO Challenge
4:00pm - 5:00pm
 LEGO Challenge
Monday, Feb. 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Linden Branch Library
Come join the Linden Library as we tackle a STEAM-based LEGO challenge for an afternoon of fun! Each challenge is a fun surprise that tests your determination, creativity, and thirst for knowledge! *Some challenges may be more complex than others. Younger kids may need some adult guidance on oc...read more
Resume Builder
4pm - 4:45pm
 Resume Builder
Monday, Feb. 20, 4pm - 4:45pmResume Builder
Cesar Chavez Central Library
In Resume Builder you will be given a short work history interview where we will go over your jobs held, duties conducted, skills and awards obtained as well as any training and schools attended. From there we will build your resume from scratch or enhance an existing resume. If you already have a r...read more

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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.All About Baby is held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
VITA Free Tax Service
10:00am - 7:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/7/23 through 4/4/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Little Makers Toddler Crafts
10:30AM
 Little Makers Toddler Crafts
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for fun activities and crafts for children 0-5!
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30 AMPreschool Story Time
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time & craft that lasts about 30 minutes. Stay & Play will be from 11:00AM-12:00PM and it is not necessary that they attend story time first. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, ...read more
Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Tea for Moms
11:00am
 Tea for Moms
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11:00amTea for Moms
Mountain House Branch Library
Moms!Please join us on Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 at 11:00am for tea, snacks and conversation. Catch up with neighbors and make new friends. No Children please!
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
VITA Free Tax Service
12:00 pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12:00 pm
Thornton Branch Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/5/23 through 4/12/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
1:30-2:00
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1:30-2:00
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM and every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM (starting 2/18/2023). If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come expl...read more
Honeybees are AmaZZZing
3:30 p.m.
 Honeybees are AmaZZZing
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Join us for a kid-friendly program dedicated to the wonderful world of bees! Learn why bees are so important, how they communicate and what they can teach us about bee-ing part of a community! We will have a local beekeeper teaching the children.
Story Time
4:00
 Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:00
Stribley Micro Library
Head on over to Stribley Micro Library for stories and more!
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
 Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a reading buddy? Then bring them by our Homework Help, where screened volunteers can assist grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Crafting Calm for Kids
4:00 PM
 Crafting Calm for Kids
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:00 PMCrafting Calm for Ki
Troke Branch Library
In Crafting Calm, kids engage in and practice mindfulness through fun and easy crafts, and activities, with the goal of learning a deeper sense of calm, peace, joy, and connection to the world around them, all while improving emotional intelligence, boosting self-esteem, and reducing anxiety. Perfec...read more
Painting at the Library
4:00 PM
 Painting at the Library
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:00 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Express your creativity at the library through painting!
Lego Club for Kids
4:00pm
 Lego Club for Kids
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:00pmLego Club for Kids
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 2-12. Get creative with Legos and Duplos. Build from your imagination or try a challenge card. Lego provided.  
Preschool Dance Party
4:00pm
 Preschool Dance Party
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Bring your 3-5 year olds to get their wiggles out at our preschool dance party.  We will be carrying over Valentines until February 21st so please wear RED.  There will be jumping, twisting, twirling and loads of musical and dance activities appropriate to this age group.   It al...read more
Junior Gardeners
4:30 p.m.
 Junior Gardeners
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m.Junior Gardeners
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Explore the wonderful world of seeds and plants through hands-on activities.Presented by Patty Lovato of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Seed Lending LibraryFun for ages 6 and up
Story Time
4:30-5:30
 Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:30-5:30
(Tuesdays 4:30 -5:30)

Fair Oaks Library
Come by for stories and more! Alternating Tuesdays with Spanish Story Time.
English Conversation Club
5:00
 English Conversation Club
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Practice your English conversation skills in a casual group setting.  For Adults.
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
5:00-7:00pm
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:00-7:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Youth Advisory Commission has gathered Mountain House High School teens, who have been approved to be tutors, together to help local students improve their skills in educational subjects.  If your child is having trouble with math, science, English or other subjects please take advantage of...read more
Hora de Cuentos/ Bilingual Story Time
5pm-6pm
Hora de Cuentos/ Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5pm-6pm
Escalon Branch Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos,  y mas en español! Come by for stories, and more in Spanish! 
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the fall. 
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
VITA Free Tax Service
1:00pm - 6:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Thornton Branch Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/5/23 through 4/12/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Tech Help Wednesday
1pm-5pm
 Tech Help Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Tax Assistance
1:30-3:30
 Tax Assistance
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1:30-3:30
Escalon Branch Library
Free tax assistance is available from 1:30-3:30 on Wednesdays via drop off or appointment.for more info please contact the Escalon library. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore various tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replic...read more
on Wednesdays we wear Black!
3:00-4:00
 on Wednesdays we wear Black!
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:00-4:00on Wednesdays we wea
Lathrop Branch Library
Come in your Wednesday best. Make a friendship bracelet and a mini 'glass stained window! Dressing up is encouraged!Ages: 5 & up
One Cup Lego Challenge
3:30pm-4:30pm
 One Cup Lego Challenge
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:30pm-4:30pmOne Cup Lego Challen
Manteca Branch Library
Do you want to test your building skills? Come build with us at Manteca Library! Design a Lego creation using one cup of Legos. This free program is for ages 8 & up. All supplies will be provided.
Lego Club
3:30 pm
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is for all ages and no sign-up or membership required. Drop-in and build something cool! Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make whatever your heart desires.
DIY Coasters
4:00
 DIY Coasters
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4:00
Stribley Micro Library
Make your own coaster at Stribley Micro Library!
Sew Fun! Drop-in Needlecraft Instruction for Kids
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sew Fun! Drop-in Needlecraft Instruction for Kids
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids who are interested in learning how to do crochet, knitting or cross-stitch are invited to drop-in for individual or small group beginner instruction. No "projects" will be completed at these sessions. We will be learning and practicing the basics upon which kids can slowly build their...read more
Makerspace for Tweens & Teens
4:00pm
 Makerspace for Tweens & Teens
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4:00pmMakerspace for Tween
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
Library Dungeons & Dragons
4 pm
 Library Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4 pm
Troke Branch Library
We invite you to join us for this role-playing tabletop adventure full of twists and turns. February registration is full, but please join the waiting list to be contacted for our next campaign. It is critical that you be available to attend all three sessions, which are held on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4t...read more

Early Chapter Book Club for 7-9 yr olds
4:30pm
Early Chapter Book Club for 7-9 yr olds
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4:30pmEarly Chapter Book C
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Early Chapter Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children comprehension practice.  For 7-9 year olds.  The current book we are r...read more
Last Wednesday Book Club @Troke
5:00 p.m.
 Last Wednesday Book Club @Troke
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5:00 p.m.Last Wednesday Book
Troke Branch Library
We will dicuss Thousand Pieces of Gold by Ruthanne Lum McCann. This book club now uses the Book Club in a Box program; you may ask a staff member for a copy to borrow beginning January 25, 2023. 
Yoga & Pilates
6:00pm
 Yoga & Pilates
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:00pmYoga & Pilates
Ripon Branch Library
The Yoga & Pilates classes are resuming, every Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Community Room until the end of February. All donations will go to the Friends of the Ripon memorial Library, like it has for the past 14 years before COVID.
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Thursday, Feb. 23
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Coffee with a Cop
10am
 Coffee with a Cop
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10amCoffee with a Cop
Escalon Branch Library
Join us at the Escalon library for an opportunity to meet and speak with local police officers in a friendly environment over a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa.  Community members and police officers can get to know each other, share what's on your mind, ask questions and discover mut...read more
VITA Free Tax Service
10:00am - 7:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Fair Oaks Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/2/23 through 4/6/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30amMountain House All A
Mountain House Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Crosswords at Weston
10:30AM
 Crosswords at Weston
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30AMCrosswords at Weston
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come do Crosswords at Weston Ranch every 4th Thursday of the month. We'll be serving coffee, tea, cider, and hot chocolate. Every winner gets a prize!This program is for adults and seniors, and your family members of all ages are welcome to come too! 
Storytime
10:30am
 Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30am
Escalon Branch Library
Families are welcome to join the Escalon Branch Library for some stories, movements, songs and more! Join us after storytime for coloring and/or crafts. 
February Computer Classes for Adults
10:30 AM
February Computer Classes for Adults
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30 AM February Computer C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Downloadable eBooks & eAudiobooks - February 2, 2023 * Must bring your own dev...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Shirley for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Baby + Toddler Storytime @Troke
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime @Troke
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour and do an art activity. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
All About baby Story Time
10:30 am
 All About baby Story Time
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30 am
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picture books, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs. Above all it a f...read more
Computer Basics for Adults (Register)
11:00am
Computer Basics for Adults (Register)
Thursday, Feb. 23, 11:00amComputer Basics for
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Learn basic computer skills. Ask questions about basic computer and mobile device use. 

Mountain House Preschool Storytime
11:15am
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 23, 11:15amMountain House Presc
Mountain House Branch Library
 Bring your preschoolers to this half hour storytime where library staff will share age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs and we will all have a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.  Please join us at 11:15am on Thursdays. 
Clay Art
3:00 pm
 Clay Art
Thursday, Feb. 23, 3:00 pmClay Art
Thornton Branch Library
Make animals, rainbows or what ever you can imagine. 
English Conversation Club/ Club de conversacion en ingles
3:30pm-4:30pm
English Conversation Club/ Club de conversacion en ingles
Thursday, Feb. 23, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Are you a new English speaker? Do you want a safe and friendly space to practice your language skills? Join us at the Escalon  Public Library to talk and grow together!  Come practice your speaking skills, meet new people, and learn English in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.This club ...read more
Makerspace
3:30PM
 Makerspace
Thursday, Feb. 23, 3:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Create with a variety of crafts, art and tech tools. Magformers, Duct Tapes, crafts, and more! 
Teen Study Session
3:45-5:00
 Teen Study Session
Thursday, Feb. 23, 3:45-5:00Teen Study Session
Lathrop Branch Library
Enjoy ambient music, learn about library resources and enjoy some light snacks. 
Fairy House
4:00-5:00
 Fairy House
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4:00-5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Create a sweet fairy house at the Fair Oaks Library!
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
 Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a reading buddy? Then bring them by our Homework Help, where screened volunteers can assist grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Rainbow Club
4:00 PM
 Rainbow Club
Thursday, Feb. 23Rainbow Club
Troke Branch Library
This is a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth & their families to meet and talk. Each month we will have a different topic and activity. Recommended for children ages 5 & up.
Every Picture Tells a Story: the Power of Your Photos
4:00 p.m.
Every Picture Tells a Story: the Power of Your Photos
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Photography, thanks to our phone-cameras is an everyday activity; a blur of one picture after the other. SO many pictures. In this 4 part series of programs, Librarian Melinda Kopp and Library Assistant Malia Leuck, will give you a new perspective on photography, but always, the end result, the...read more
Preschool Storytime
4:00pm
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4:00pmPreschool Storytime
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Storytime as we read books of all kinds. Crafts will be available after reading our fun books.
Anime Movie Night for Teens: Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021)
4:30pm
Anime Movie Night for Teens: Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021)
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4:30pmAnime Movie Night fo
Tracy Branch Library
(For Ages 13-18) Yuta Okkotsu, a nervous high school student, enrolls in the mysterious Tokyo Jujutsu High School under the guidance of Satoru Gojo after being haunted by the curse of his childhood friend. Rate: PG-13. Runtime: 1hr 45min. Japanese with English Subtitles. Snacks provided.
English Conversation Club
4:30 pm
 English Conversation Club
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4:30 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join our English conversation club and practice your English skills in a safe and fun environment! Improve your fluency, learn common phrases and words, learn different greetings and practice responding to real-life scenarios!
Learn & Play
4:30PM
 Learn & Play
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4:30PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Bring your little one to preschool playtime.  First and fourth Thursday of the month!
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
5:00-7:00pm
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:00-7:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Youth Advisory Commission has gathered Mountain House High School teens, who have been approved to be tutors, together to help local students improve their skills in educational subjects.  If your child is having trouble with math, science, English or other subjects please take advantage of...read more
SSJCPL Family Night Out with the Kings!
7:00 PM
SSJCPL Family Night Out with the Kings!
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:00 PMSSJCPL Family Night
Troke Branch Library
Join the Stockton-San Joaquin Public Library for a night out with the Stockton Kings on February 23rd at 7pm at the Stockton Arena as we play the Ontario Clippers!Winter reading participants (Ages 0-17) are rewarded with one complimentary ticket for completion of winter reading program!Enjoy our Thu...read more
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Friday, Feb. 24
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Feb. 24, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers.We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15-10:40
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Feb. 24, 10:15-10:40
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
Getting Started with Ancestry.com
10:30am
Getting Started with Ancestry.com
Friday, Feb. 24, 10:30am
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn how to use Ancestry.com to trace your family roots.  This program is intended for teens and adults.

English Conversation Club
11:00 - 12:00
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Feb. 24, 11:00 - 12:00
Fair Oaks Library
Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed environment!
Microsoft Excel: Formulas & Functions @Troke
11:00 a.m. to noon
Microsoft Excel: Formulas & Functions @Troke
Friday, Feb. 24, 11:00 a.m. to noonMicrosoft Excel: For
Troke Branch Library
Learn how to use formulas to automatically calculate and manipulate totals, percentages, averages and ranges in this class.  You can bring your own laptop to work with, or borrow one of ours for the class.
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Feb. 24, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Manteca Library -- Drop in Tech Hour
12pm-1pm
Manteca Library -- Drop in Tech Hour
Friday, Feb. 24, 12pm-1pmManteca Library -- D
Manteca Branch Library
Have questions on how to navigate your device? We're here to help! 
Toddler Time!
12:30-1:00
 Toddler Time!
Friday, Feb. 24, 12:30-1:00Toddler Time!
Lathrop Branch Library
Stay and Play!We provide a safe space for learning and play. Toys and small crafts will be provided.
Lego Club
3:00 pm
 Lego Club
Friday, Feb. 24, 3:00 pmLego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.
Teen Space
4:00 PM
 Teen Space
Friday, Feb. 24, 4:00 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Attention Teens!  Looking for something to do on a Friday afternoon?  Come to the Maya Angelou Library and enjoy fun activities or just hang out with other teens!
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Saturday, Feb. 25
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Teen Games
12:00 pm
 Teen Games
Saturday, Feb. 25, 12:00 pmTeen Games
Thornton Branch Library
Play Xbox/Playsation and board games!
Family Movie Matinee
1:00 PM
 Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, Feb. 25, 1:00 PMFamily Movie Matinee
Troke Branch Library
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-packed comedy adventure, “Strange World,” introduces us to three generations of the legendary Clade family as they attempt to band together and navigate an uncharted, treacherous land beneath their world. This movie is rated PG and is ...read more
Explore the MakerSpace Room
1 - 4 PM
 Explore the MakerSpace Room
Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 - 4 PM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM and every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore various tech...read more
Family Fun Day at the Library!
2:00 PM
 Family Fun Day at the Library!
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2:00 PM
(Saturday, February 4 & 25, 2:00 PM)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
Enjoy a fun day of activities and games with friends and family!
English Conversation Sessions
11am-12pm
 English Conversation Sessions
Saturday, Feb. 25, 11am-12pmEnglish Conversation
Manteca Branch Library
Looking for fun and easy conversation practice in English? Join us at the Manteca Library! 

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Chess Club
3:00pm
 Chess Club
Sunday, Feb. 26, 3:00pmChess Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Looking for someone to play chess with?  Here is your chance.  This is not a class. Children 6 years old and older are playing for fun to practice and learn.
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Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Monday, Feb. 27
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
Countdown to Kindergarten!
10:30 AM
 Countdown to Kindergarten!
Monday, Feb. 27, 10:30 AMCountdown to Kinderg
Troke Branch Library
Countdown to Kindergarten is a six-week program especially for parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.  Dates of attendance are 2/6, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27.  Children are expected to attend each session, (excluding extenuating circumstances).  Particip...read more
Sewing Machine Intensive #2: Tote Bag
10:30 am
Sewing Machine Intensive #2: Tote Bag
Monday, Feb. 27, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
This is the second beginning sewing machine class. In this session, graduates of our first Sewing Machine Intesive class will make their first project--a cute tote bag! Participants should bring two "fat quarter" cuts of fabric and one spool of matching/coordinating thread to complete thei...read more

Countdown to Kindergarten
11:30 AM
 Countdown to Kindergarten
Monday, Feb. 27, 11:30 AM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Countdown to Kindergarten is a six-week program especially for parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.  Dates of attendance are 2/6, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27.  Children are expected to attend each session, (excluding extenuating circumstances).  Particip...read more

Family Game Night
4:00 pm
 Family Game Night
Monday, Feb. 27, 4:00 pmFamily Game Night
Ripon Branch Library
Come hang out and have some fun with us! We'll have board games and card games. We can't wait to see you!
Sew What!
4pm
 Sew What!
Monday, Feb. 27, 4pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
A program for adults who already know how to sew.  Limited sewing machines and some material provided.

Rabbit Polymer Clay Charm
4 PM
 Rabbit Polymer Clay Charm
Monday, Feb. 27, 4 PMRabbit Polymer Clay
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us as we make a rabbit charm out of polymer clay to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. Open to all teens and adults. All supplies will be provided.
Let’s Read Together (Register)
4:00pm
Let’s Read Together (Register)
Monday, Feb. 27, 4:00pmLet’s Read Tog
Tracy Branch Library
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Early readers can improve their reading fluency and comprehension by participating in round-robin reading. Limited space. Priority will be given to those who register and arrive on time. Register in-person, by phone, or online.

Bristlebot STEM Project Ages 8 and up.
4:00 pm
Bristlebot STEM Project Ages 8 and up.
Monday, Feb. 27, 4:00 pmBristlebot STEM Proj
Mountain House Branch Library
Bristlebots are great projects for kids ages 8 and older. They're simple to create, fun to play with, and make great learning tools. Come in and  we'll show you how to create your own bot and race them. LIMITED SUPPLIES
Resume Builder
4pm - 4:45pm
 Resume Builder
Monday, Feb. 27, 4pm - 4:45pmResume Builder
Cesar Chavez Central Library
In Resume Builder you will be given a short work history interview where we will go over your jobs held, duties conducted, skills and awards obtained as well as any training and schools attended. From there we will build your resume from scratch or enhance an existing resume. If you already have a r...read more

Homework Help
5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Feb. 27, 5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-8. Drop-in homework help provided by volunteers from 5:00pm-7:00pm.If you would like to volunteer, please ask for a volunteer application at the checkout desk. Must be 14 years or older.
English Conversation Club
5 pm
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Feb. 27, 5 pm
Troke Branch Library
Come and practice your English language skills in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 
Manteca Coffee & Books - Bookclub!
6pm-7pm
Manteca Coffee & Books - Bookclub!
Monday, Feb. 27, 6pm-7pmManteca Coffee & Boo
Manteca Branch Library
Come join us and welcome our new bookclub! This month we are reading "The Atomic City Girls" by Janet Beard. 

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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.All About Baby is held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Pop-in Crafts
 Pop-in Crafts
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Escalon Branch Library
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit!
VITA Free Tax Service
10:00am - 7:00pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/7/23 through 4/4/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10:30 AMPreschool Story Time
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time & craft that lasts about 30 minutes. Stay & Play will be from 11:00AM-12:00PM and it is not necessary that they attend story time first. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, ...read more
Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Book Club Cafe
10:30am
 Book Club Cafe
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10:30amBook Club Cafe
Escalon Branch Library
Join us at the Escalon Library for a casual, no pressure, no commitment BUT fun adult Book Club!Meet new friends, drink coffee/tea and read great books!For our first meeting,  please bring your favorite book to share. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
VITA Free Tax Service
12:00 pm
 VITA Free Tax Service
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:00 pm
Thornton Branch Library
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/5/23 through 4/12/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
1:30-2:00
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1:30-2:00
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM and every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM (starting 2/18/2023). If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come expl...read more
Tie Dye Socks
2pm-3pm
 Tie Dye Socks
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2pm-3pmTie Dye Socks
Manteca Branch Library
Learn how to make your own Tie Dye Socks! Materials are provided. This free program is for ages 10 & up.
Legos & Listen
3:30pm-4:30pm
 Legos & Listen
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library Legos and Listen program is designed to hone listening skills and explore creativity. Children ages 4-10 will listen quietly to childrens audiobooks while creating projects with Lego building blocks. 
You Can’t Eat Just One...
3:30 pm
 You Can’t Eat Just One...
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Celebrate Black History Month in a delicious way as we learn about the inventor of the potato chip. We'll begin with a children's book, then hold a potato chip tasting! All family members are welcome.
Chess Club
4:00 PM
 Chess Club
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:00 PMChess Club
Troke Branch Library
Come and play chess, one of the world’s oldest and most popular games, against other kids! We welcome all skill levels, but encourage beginners to at least learn the basic rules (how the pieces move) before coming the first time. This is for youth, ages 6-17 years old. We are in need of e...read more
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
 Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a reading buddy? Then bring them by our Homework Help, where screened volunteers can assist grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
4:00 PM
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:00 PMSewing Basics for Te
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 4th Tuesdays each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing, including operating a sewing machine, threading a bobbin,and...read more
Manga/Anime Fan Party at Weston
4:00PM
 Manga/Anime Fan Party at Weston
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:00PMManga/Anime Fan Part
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Calling all fans of anime and manga! We'll be watching the latest and greatest on Crunchyroll, doing manga inspired arts and crafts, and enjoying some snacks and refreshments and good company!This program is for teens and adults, and family members of all ages are welcome. 
Family Movie Night - Strange World (2022)
4:00pm
Family Movie Night - Strange World (2022)
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Disney's Strange World (2022): Jaeger Clade stands as the patriarch of the Clade family, a tribe of intrepid explorers. Yet the Clades struggle to reconcile their intrinsic differences like any ordinary family, their squabbles threatening to derail their most significant quest to ...read more
LEGO Club
4:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:30 p.m.LEGO Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
4th Tuesday of the monthWe bring the bricks.You supply the imagination. 
Hora de Cuentos/Spanish Story Time
4:30-5:30
Hora de Cuentos/Spanish Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Fair Oaks Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos y mas en español! Martes alternos con hora de cuentos en inglésCome by for stories and more in Spanish! Alternating Tuesdays with English Story Time.
English Conversation Club
5:00
 English Conversation Club
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Practice your English conversation skills in a casual group setting.  For Adults.
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
5:00-7:00pm
Tutoring for Elementary Students By High School Students
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:00-7:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Youth Advisory Commission has gathered Mountain House High School teens, who have been approved to be tutors, together to help local students improve their skills in educational subjects.  If your child is having trouble with math, science, English or other subjects please take advantage of...read more
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the fall. 
    
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