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LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Free Computer Classes at Chavez Library
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes at Chavez Library
Monday, Aug. 1, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(Mondays 8/1/16, 8/15/16, 8/22/16 & 8/29/16 and Thursdays 9/8/16, 9/15/16, 9/22/16 & 9/29/16)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the FREE computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Internet for Beginners - Monday August 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning MS Word 2010 - Monday August 15, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30...read more
Manteca Monday Lego Club
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 Manteca Monday Lego Club
Monday, Aug. 1, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to the Lego Club and build something new and extraordinary!  All supplies will be provided, both Dublex and Legos.
Manteca ESL Game Night
6:00 pm
 Manteca ESL Game Night
Monday, Aug. 1, 6:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Is English your second language, and are you looking for a place to practice your English-speaking skills? Manteca Library is hosting a game night for adult ESL learners where you can play card and board games to help develop your conversational English skills.
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Aug. 1, 6:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Lego Club
4 pm
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 4 pm
(Tuesdays, August 2, 16 & 30; September 13 & 27)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to build something new and extraordinary each time! We provide the Legos.
Genealogy Helpers
10 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Socciety are on hand to help you with your family research questions using the resources at the Chavez Central Library.  They are in the 2nd floor genealogy section on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 to 1.
Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
Book Discussion Group
10:30 am
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:30 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion.  Our selected title for August is Call of the Wild, Jack London's classic tale of a Buck, a sheltered family pet who is kidnapped and sold to be a sled dofg in the harsh and frozed Yukon Territory. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary jour...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills. 
Reading Club
3:00 p.m.
 Reading Club
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Children will participate in reading activities from group reading to storytimes. Fun games and crafts will follow reading time. All reading levels are welcomed. 
Game Day
4:00pm
 Game Day
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 4:00pmGame Day
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders.

Do you like food? We have it! Do you like games? We'll provide a selection of video games, card games, and board games and you're welcome to bring your own games, too. Come hang out with us at the library! First Tuesday of each month at 4:...read more
End of Summer Reading Ice-Cream Party!
6:00 PM
End of Summer Reading Ice-Cream Party!
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 6:00 PMEnd of Summer Readin
Linden Branch Library
Please join us in celebrating the end of Summer Reading with an Ice-Cream Sundae social. Enjoy a sweet treat before school starts! All are welcome!
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
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Easy Reader Book Club
2:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.
Family Storytime
2:30 p.m
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2:30 p.m
Thornton Branch Library
Listen to classic stories and new favorites. All ages are welcomed.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30 pm
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with
Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they
can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative
afte...read more
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Bilingual Storytime
4 pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 4 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come enjoy stories in Spanish and English! Children can make a fun craft afterwards. For all ages.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
Beginner's level yoga and pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfort...read more
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Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Storytime for toddlers/preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 4, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Back to School"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Back to School"
Thursday, Aug. 4, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
 
Free Family Movie
4:00 pm
 Free Family Movie
Thursday, Aug. 4, 4:00 pm
Tracy Branch Library
Escape from the hot weather with a viewing of Zootopia, free, with snacks! 
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Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
Friday, Aug. 5, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic mouse movements such as how to click on or select objects. The class allows plenty of time for practicing so students can become comfortable using a computer mouse.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participant...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Friday, Aug. 5, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Make any creations you can imagine with our collection of Legos and other building materials. Creations will be displayed in the library. For all ages. 
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Aug. 5, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For 10 and older.

Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm starting August 5, 2016. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

 
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Teen FAQs: ACT Practice Test
8:30am
 Teen FAQs: ACT Practice Test
Saturday, Aug. 6, 8:30amTeen FAQs: ACT Pract
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. 

Do you need to take the ACT for college admissions? Practice first! Take a full length practice exam at the library, recieve your score, and you will learn where to best focus your studies. Space is limted to 40 students. You can register in...read more
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Aug. 6, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Family Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Aug. 6, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Movie and popcorn at the library every Saurday morning. For all ages. 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 6, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Lego Days at Stribley Branch Library
1-2 p.m.
Lego Days at Stribley Branch Library
Saturday, Aug. 6, 1-2 p.m.Lego Days at Strible
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Days! Builders of all ages are welcome for an hour of Lego building fun. You can build to this week's theme, our challenge model, or free-build whatever you can come up wit...read more
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
2:15-4:15 pm
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2:15-4:15 pm
Troke Branch Library
CLASS IS FULL. JULY 16 CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND IS RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20.
The Margaret Troke Library presents Acrylic canvas painting classes for children ages 7-12

The first session which includes 3 Saturday classes would be on July9, July ...read more
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Teen Anime Club
3:30-5:00pm
 Teen Anime Club
Monday, Aug. 8, 3:30-5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for anime screenings, discussions on your favorite animes and mangas, crafts, snacks and more!
Manteca Monday Lego Club
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 Manteca Monday Lego Club
Monday, Aug. 8, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to the Lego Club and build something new and extraordinary!  All supplies will be provided, both Dublex and Legos.
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Aug. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
1:00pm
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Would you like to have a place to practice or learn more English?  Please join us for this informal, FREE, basic English conversation group that meets every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Library.  
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills. 
Reading Club
3:00 p.m.
 Reading Club
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Children will participate in reading activities from group reading to storytimes. Fun games and crafts will follow reading time. All reading levels are welcomed. 
STEAM Powered Kids Club
3:30 p.m.
 STEAM Powered Kids Club
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's build STEAM! Kids and caregivers, come join us for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Have fun exploring S.T.E.A.M. concepts and take home y...read more
Teen STEAM: Computer Club
4:00pm
 Teen STEAM: Computer Club
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4:00pmTeen STEAM: Computer
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders.

Do you want to learn about computer programming, hardware, and more? Join our new computer club. Monthly meetings: Every 2nd Tuesday at 4:00pm.

August 9th: Coding Day
Jump right into learning Python or Javascript using the CodeComb...read more
Craft Club
4 pm
 Craft Club
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4 pm
(Tuesdays, August 9; September 6 & 20)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to make a fun craft (or several!) to take home with them. 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
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Easy Reader Book Club
2:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.
Family Storytime
2:30 p.m
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2:30 p.m
Thornton Branch Library
Listen to classic stories and new favorites. All ages are welcomed.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
Easy Chapter Books Book Club
3:30 pm
 Easy Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 3:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
Beginner's level yoga and pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfort...read more
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Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Storytime for toddlers/preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 11, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Aug. 11, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
The Troke Mystery Book Club will meet on Tthe second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. to discuss mystery novels! 

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

Visit the Troke Branch Library to check out a copy o...read more
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Horses"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Horses"
Thursday, Aug. 11, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
 
Lego Builders Club
4:00 pm
 Lego Builders Club
Thursday, Aug. 11, 4:00 pm
Tracy Branch Library
Come build Lego creations at the library! Free build from 4-4:45; clean-up at 4:45. Special themes to challenge children. For K-5th grade, with Duplo blocks for younger siblings. 

 
Book Discussion Group for Adults
6:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, Aug. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted). The book selections are made by the librarian, to ensure that there are plenty of copies.  If you are interested in joining please come in, meet the librarian and get a copy of the "next" boo...read more
Teen Advisory Group Meeting
6pm
 Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 11, 6pmTeen Advisory Group
Troke Branch Library

Teens, join a group to enhance teens' presence in the library.  Make new friends!  Help plan teen programs!  Suggest books for the library collection!  Earn community service hours!  S...read more
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
Friday, Aug. 12, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic methods for searching the Internet to find the information and resources they need.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices.
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Friday, Aug. 12, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Make any creations you can imagine with our collection of Legos and other building materials. Creations will be displayed in the library. For all ages. 
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Aug. 12, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For 10 and older.

Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm starting August 5, 2016. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

 
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Aug. 13, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Family Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Aug. 13, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Movie and popcorn at the library every Saurday morning. For all ages. 
Adult book club
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
 Adult book club
Saturday, Aug. 13, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 13, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Teen Movie Day
1:00 pm
 Teen Movie Day
Saturday, Aug. 13, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Watch a movie picked out by your TLC (Teen Library Council).
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
2:15-4:15 pm
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2:15-4:15 pm
Troke Branch Library
CLASS IS FULL. JULY 16 CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND IS RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20.
The Margaret Troke Library presents Acrylic canvas painting classes for children ages 7-12

The first session which includes 3 Saturday classes would be on July9, July ...read more
Adult Painting Class
2:30 pm
 Adult Painting Class
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2:30 pmAdult Painting Class
Tracy Branch Library
First 20 adults that sign up at the circulation desk or online at ssjcpl.org
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Aug. 13, 3:00-5:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 

Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!

Text @tracyteens to 8...read more
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Free Computer Classes at Chavez Library
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes at Chavez Library
Monday, Aug. 15, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(Mondays 8/1/16, 8/15/16, 8/22/16 & 8/29/16 and Thursdays 9/8/16, 9/15/16, 9/22/16 & 9/29/16)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the FREE computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Internet for Beginners - Monday August 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning MS Word 2010 - Monday August 15, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30...read more
Manteca Monday Lego Club
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 Manteca Monday Lego Club
Monday, Aug. 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to the Lego Club and build something new and extraordinary!  All supplies will be provided, both Dublex and Legos.
Lego Building Fun!
4:30pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, Aug. 15, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come have fun constructing lego buildings, machines, and more at our Lego Building Fun Program.  This program is for 5 year olds and above.  Once we get enough larger Lego/Duplo donations we will open the fun to younger children.
Chavez Estate Planning Seminar
5:30 p.m.
 Chavez Estate Planning Seminar
Monday, Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m. Chavez Estate Planni
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Estate planning is for everyone!

At this free, easy-to-understand seminar,
learn how trusts and wills can ensure
your assets are distributed the way you
choose. Include a powe...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Aug. 15, 6:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Lego Club
4 pm
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 4 pm
(Tuesdays, August 2, 16 & 30; September 13 & 27)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to build something new and extraordinary each time! We provide the Legos.
Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
1:00pm
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Would you like to have a place to practice or learn more English?  Please join us for this informal, FREE, basic English conversation group that meets every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Library.  
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills. 
Reading Club
3:00 p.m.
 Reading Club
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Children will participate in reading activities from group reading to storytimes. Fun games and crafts will follow reading time. All reading levels are welcomed. 
Game Time!
3:30 p.m.
 Game Time!
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, come enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Children's Room! Meet us every third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m...read more
Teen STEAM: Arts & Craft Club
4:00pm
 Teen STEAM: Arts & Craft Club
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 4:00pmTeen STEAM: Arts & C
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders.

Let's get crafty! Every third Tuesday at 4:00pm we'll meet to make a new arts & craft project picked by our Teen Advisory Group.

August 16th: Painting
September 20th: Mala Beads
October 18th: Glow in the Dark T-Shi...read more
Lego Day at Stribley Branch Library
5-6 p.m.
Lego Day at Stribley Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 5-6 p.m.Lego Day at Stribley
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Days! Builders of all ages are welcome for an hour of Lego building fun. You can build to this week's theme, our challenge model, or free-build whatever you can come up wit...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
This family storytime is focused on bedtime stories and songs for all ages. Please join us!
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematrics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Ages 4+.
Family Storytime
2:30 p.m
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2:30 p.m
Thornton Branch Library
Listen to classic stories and new favorites. All ages are welcomed.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
Homework Helper Training
3:30pm
 Homework Helper Training
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 3:30pmHomework Helper Trai
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders.

If you want to volunteer this fall consider being a Homework Helper! If you reiceve B- or better in Math/English and you are willing to commit to volunteering for the entire semester ask for a volunteer application at the checkout desk and attend the Homework Help...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with
Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they
can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative
afte...read more
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 4:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  T...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
Beginner's level yoga and pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfort...read more
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Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Storytime for toddlers/preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Monsters"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Monsters"
Thursday, Aug. 18, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
 
Pokémon Crafts and Fun
4:00 pm
 Pokémon Crafts and Fun
Thursday, Aug. 18, 4:00 pm
Tracy Branch Library
Did you know that the Tracy Library is a Pokéstop? Stop on by to obtain items you need to hunt Pokémon. While you are here, make a couple of very simple Pokémon crafts: a Pika...read more
CD Weaving for All Ages
4:30 pm
 CD Weaving for All Ages
Thursday, Aug. 18, 4:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn to weave with this fun art program for all ages! Make a colorful peice of art with an old CD and some yarn or string. Weaving can be easy enough for younger children, or challenging enough for older children, teens, or adults. All necessarymaterials will be provided, but donations of yarn or o...read more
Social Security and You
5:15-6:15 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Thursday, Aug. 18, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and You. A representative from the Stockton Social Security Administration will be here to review the programs offered by Social Security such as Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare a...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 19, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in durati...read more
Crafty Friday--Zentangle
10:30 am
 Crafty Friday--Zentangle
Friday, Aug. 19, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us for some relaxing fun as Kaye introduces us to the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing. Learn your first three tangle patterns and then create your own beautiful Zentangle® tile. All needed materials will be provided. Please sign up at the front desk or call 209-937-8221 and ...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, Aug. 19, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic methods for searching the Internet to find the information and resources they need.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices.
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Friday, Aug. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Make any creations you can imagine with our collection of Legos and other building materials. Creations will be displayed in the library. For all ages. 
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Aug. 19, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For 10 and older.

Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm starting August 5, 2016. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

 
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Not-So-Common-Courtesy for Children
10:30 a.m.
Not-So-Common-Courtesy for Children
Saturday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This interactive class for children ages 6-10 will help them feel more confident and ready for any social situation knowing that good manners give everyone an advantage and leave a positive impression! Instructor Debra Sweaney-Handley has years of experience instructing children, teens and adults in...read more
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Aug. 20, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Family Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Aug. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Movie and popcorn at the library every Saurday morning. For all ages. 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 20, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
2:15-4:15 pm
Acrylic Canvas Painting for children ages (7-12)
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2:15-4:15 pm
Troke Branch Library
Makeup class for the cancelled July 16th Acrylic Canvas Painting. Class is full. No new registration is accepted.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Art Exrepssions of San Joaquin and the Stockton Arts Commission.
 
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 20, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be...read more
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Free Computer Classes at Chavez Library
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes at Chavez Library
Monday, Aug. 22, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(Mondays 8/1/16, 8/15/16, 8/22/16 & 8/29/16 and Thursdays 9/8/16, 9/15/16, 9/22/16 & 9/29/16)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the FREE computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Internet for Beginners - Monday August 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning MS Word 2010 - Monday August 15, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30...read more
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Monday, Aug. 22, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.

Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, August 22 - December 14, 2016. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available...read more
Manteca Monday Lego Club
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 Manteca Monday Lego Club
Monday, Aug. 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your imagination and creativity to the Lego Club and build something new and extraordinary!  All supplies will be provided, both Dublex and Legos.
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
All About Babies Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Babies Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10:30 am All About Babies Sto
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 11:15 am Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome! 
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
1:00pm
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Would you like to have a place to practice or learn more English?  Please join us for this informal, FREE, basic English conversation group that meets every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Library.  
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills. 
Reading Club
3:00 p.m.
 Reading Club
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Children will participate in reading activities from group reading to storytimes. Fun games and crafts will follow reading time. All reading levels are welcomed. 
LEGO® Building Club
3:30
 LEGO® Building Club
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 3:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids and caregivers, come join us as we have fun building with LEGOs®. The library provides the  LEGOs®. You provide the creativity! We’ll display your creations online or in the Children’s Room. Meet us every fourth Tuesday of each mont...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 4:00-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting
4:00pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 4:00pmTeen Advisory Group
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders.
Do you have suggestions for teen programs, services, or books/materials? Do you want to know more about the library services that are currently offered to teens? Join us for an open forum where we can discuss teen services in the library.

Tex...read more
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematrics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Ages 4+.
Family Storytime
2:30 p.m
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2:30 p.m
Thornton Branch Library
Listen to classic stories and new favorites. All ages are welcomed.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
How To Make Social Security Work For You
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
How To Make Social Security Work For You
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
A Manteca Social Security Administration representative will provide information about programs offered by Social Security such as Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, and a variety of other topics to assist in navigating resources available to...read more
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.

Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, August 22 - December 14, 2016. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available...read more
Back-to-School STEAM Storytime
4:00pm
 Back-to-School STEAM Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4:00pm
(Wednesdays, Aug 24, Sep 7, & Sep 21, 4 p.m.)

Manteca Branch Library
Preschool-aged children and their parents are invited to our new Back-to-School STEAM Storytime series.
After storytime, we will be offering themed activities and projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
Homework Helpers
4:00-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4:00-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4:30pm
(Wednesdays, August 24, and 31, September 8, 15, 21, and 28, 4:30 pm. )
Crafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.Aug 24 ~ Knitting
Aug 31 ~ CrochetingSEPTEMBER 7: YARN SWAP 

Future crafts offerings:Mola art - yarn wall hanging
Mom's recipe book - Like scrapbooking but with favorite family recipes.
...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
Beginner's level yoga and pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfort...read more
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Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Storytime for toddlers/preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Libraries"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Libraries"
Thursday, Aug. 25, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
 
National Dog Day Fun
3:30pm
 National Dog Day Fun
Thursday, Aug. 25, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
This program will be presented by Paws for Friends, the group that does our Paws for Reading program through the year.  There will be book reading, safety tips for kids about approaching dogs, dogs to pet, crafts, snacks and more.  We hope you can join us August 25th, at 3:30pm.
Homework Helpers
4:00-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, Aug. 25, 4:00-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Thursday, Aug. 25, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Music With Horatio
4:00 pm
 Music With Horatio
Thursday, Aug. 25, 4:00 pm
Tracy Branch Library
Come check out Tracy musician Horatio Monroe in a special concert just for kids! Kids will explore instruments and make a simple percussion instrument. K-5th grade; parents and siblings welcome. 

LISTEN: Ho...read more
Slimy Science
6:00pm
 Slimy Science
Thursday, Aug. 25, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, August 25 2016, at 6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Slimy Science from the World of Wonders Science Museum.

In this program, children are introduced to chemical reactions and the three states of the matter.

After putting on their safety goggles, children...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 26, 10:15
Weston Ranch Branch Library
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free!
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Aug. 26, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATION...read more
Making Social Security Work for You
3:00 p.m.
Making Social Security Work for You
Friday, Aug. 26, 3:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Social Security is a part of many lives, particularly after retirement. Learn how you can manage your Social Security options by creating an account at My Social Security on line. Social Security advisors will be available to instruct and lend their expertise for this one hour workshop. No sign-up i...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
3:00 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Friday, Aug. 26, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Make any creations you can imagine with our collection of Legos and other building materials. Creations will be displayed in the library. For all ages. 
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Aug. 26, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For 10 and older.

Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm starting August 5, 2016. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

 
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Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
10:30 AM
Storytime and a Craft @ the Library!
Saturday, Aug. 27, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and lots of fun!  
Family Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Aug. 27, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Movie and popcorn at the library every Saurday morning. For all ages. 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 27, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Jewelry Crafting with Delia Davila
2:00 p.m.
Jewelry Crafting with Delia Davila
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Learn to make simple and stylish jewelry with crafting expert, Delia Davila. Ms. Davila will provide supplies and tools for all attendees. You will be able to make a necklace and earrings for yourself or to give as a gift. This class is for age 8 and older, accompanied by an adult. The class is from...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Aug. 27, 3:00-5:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 

Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!

Text @tracyteens to 8...read more
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Free Computer Classes at Chavez Library
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes at Chavez Library
Monday, Aug. 29, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(Mondays 8/1/16, 8/15/16, 8/22/16 & 8/29/16 and Thursdays 9/8/16, 9/15/16, 9/22/16 & 9/29/16)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the FREE computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Internet for Beginners - Monday August 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning MS Word 2010 - Monday August 15, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30...read more
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Monday, Aug. 29, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.

Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, August 22 - December 14, 2016. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available...read more
Family Game Day
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 Family Game Day
Monday, Aug. 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Manteca Branch Library
We invite you to come and play board and card games with your family while you cool off at the Manteca Library. Snacks and cold drinks will be provided.
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Aug. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Lego Club
4 pm
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4 pm
(Tuesdays, August 2, 16 & 30; September 13 & 27)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to build something new and extraordinary each time! We provide the Legos.
Genealogy Helpers
10 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Socciety are on hand to help you with your family research questions using the resources at the Chavez Central Library.  They are in the 2nd floor genealogy section on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 to 1.
Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
All About Babies Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Babies Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:30 am All About Babies Sto
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 11:15 am Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome! 
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
1:00pm
"Let’s Chat" - English Conversation Practice
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Would you like to have a place to practice or learn more English?  Please join us for this informal, FREE, basic English conversation group that meets every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Library.  
Tech Help Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to...read more
Knitting Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitting Group
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills. 
Reading Club
3:00 p.m.
 Reading Club
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Children will participate in reading activities from group reading to storytimes. Fun games and crafts will follow reading time. All reading levels are welcomed. 
Teen (Retro) Movie
4:00pm
 Teen (Retro) Movie
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:00pmTeen (Retro) Movie
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders.

Are you tired of hearing, "OMG! You haven't seen that yet?!?!" Then join our retro moviefest this fall. Snacks provided.

August 30th: Jaws
Watch the original summer blockbuster!
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Homework Helpers
4:00-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:00-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Lego Day at Stribley Branch Library
5:00 pm
Lego Day at Stribley Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5:00 pmLego Day at Stribley
Stribley Library
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Days! Builders of all ages are welcome for an hour of Lego building fun. You can build to this week's theme, our challenge model, or free-build whatever you can come up wit...read more
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematrics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Ages 4+.
Family Storytime
2:30 p.m
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2:30 p.m
Thornton Branch Library
Listen to classic stories and new favorites. All ages are welcomed.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
Homework Help (K-12)
3:30pm
 Homework Help (K-12)
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3:30pmHomework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
For K-12.

Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, August 22 - December 14, 2016. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with
Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they
can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative
afte...read more
Homework Helpers
4:00-6:00pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4:00-6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Math Easy Tutoring
4:00-6:00
 Math Easy Tutoring
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4:00-6:00
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held...read more
Xtreme Science Magic
4 pm
 Xtreme Science Magic
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4 pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Awesome science and magic show with Don O'Brien. 
Crafters’ Corner
4:30pm
 Crafters’ Corner
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4:30pm
(Wednesdays, August 24, and 31, September 8, 15, 21, and 28, 4:30 pm. )
Crafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.Aug 24 ~ Knitting
Aug 31 ~ CrochetingSEPTEMBER 7: YARN SWAP 

Future crafts offerings:Mola art - yarn wall hanging
Mom's recipe book - Like scrapbooking but with favorite family recipes.
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Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Class will resume on May 25th, 2016.
Beginner's level yoga and pilates class will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear comfort...read more
   
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