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LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

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

 
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Jul. 25, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon 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.

 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Jul. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come join us as we read books, sing songs, and enjoy fingerplays. Storytime starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp and and is followed by a brief craft or playtime.
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Fizz Boom Read Storytime
12:30 p.m.
 Fizz Boom Read Storytime
Friday, Jul. 25, 12:30 p.m.
(Fridays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, & July 11, 18 & 25, 12:30 p.m.)

Thornton Branch Library
Listen to stories that bubble over and spill off the page into your imagination!
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Painting on the Patio
2:00pm
 Painting on the Patio
Friday, Jul. 25, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come share your artistic talents painting pictures and get your face
painted as well.
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Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
3-4 pm
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Jul. 25, 3-4 pm
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.&nbs...read more
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Summer Book Buddies
3:30 pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Friday, Jul. 25, 3:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Reading help for children entering the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.
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Storytime at the Linden Library
10:30 am
 Storytime at the Linden Library
Saturday, Jul. 26, 10:30 am
(Saturday's at 10:30am)

Linden Branch Library
Join us for a fun family storytime that has books, singing, and a little exercise too!  
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Video Game Day (CANCELED)
11 a.m.
 Video Game Day (CANCELED)
Saturday, Jul. 26, 11 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
For all ages.

We've got a Wii and a lot games. You've got a Saturday morning. Come to the library and play video games.

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED.
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Tracy Library Chess Club
12 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Jul. 26, 12 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
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Fizz Boom Read Crafts
12:30 p.m.
 Fizz Boom Read Crafts
Saturday, Jul. 26, 12:30 p.m.
(Saturdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 12, 19 & 26, 12:30 p.m.)

Thornton Branch Library
Come and enjoy a variety of crafts at this fun program! Don't forget to take home some good books too!
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Tracy Library Book Club for Adults
1 p.m.
Tracy Library Book Club for Adults
Saturday, Jul. 26, 1 p.m.Tracy Library Book C
Tracy Branch Library
On the fourth Saturday of every month, the Tracy Library will be hosting a book club for adults. Our monthly discussions will begin at 1 p.m. inside the library, and are free and open to new members. The book selected for our July discussion will be Tatjana Soli's "read more
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Summer Book Buddies
3:30 PM
 Summer Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 28, 3:30 PM
(Mondays: June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 28, Aug 4, at 3:30 PM.)

Mountain House Branch Library
This 8-week program is for children entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade this fall and is designed to maintain or increase reading skills during Summer vacation. Each child will be matched one-on-one with volunteers who will read and do reading related activities with them. Sign-ups at...read more
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Jul. 28, 3:00 pm
(Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3:00 pm)

Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary.
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Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 pm
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Jul. 28, 3:30 pm
(Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3:30 pm)

Tracy Branch Library
Beginning Chapter Book Club is for students in grades 3rd - 5th.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary.
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Summer Book Buddies
3:30 pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 28, 3:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Reading help for children entering the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.
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Advanced Book Club
4:00pm
 Advanced Book Club
Monday, Jul. 28, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
This is a bi-weekly book club for chapter book readers level 4.4 AR and above.  Read the book, discuss it with the club members and do a follow-up activity.  This week's book is Wrinkle in Time by L'Engl...read more
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Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Monday, Jul. 28, 6:00 pm
(Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:00 pm)

Tracy Branch Library
Family Storytime is for children of all ages.  There will be books read and activities performed for a fun time of sharing together as a family.
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Free Genealogy Assistance
10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Free Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
(Every Tuesday from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
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All About Baby Storytime @ the Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby Storytime @ the Manteca Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Manteca Branch Library
Even the youngest babies will benefit from this 20 minute combination of simple picturebook stories, rhythmic music, plus fingerplays with motion and movement. The doors open at 10:00, stories and songs are at 10:3...read more
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15 - 11:00 am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:15 - 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 p.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities.
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All About Baby
10:30 am
 All About Baby
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:30 am)

Tracy 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.
 
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Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 11:15 am
(Tuesdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 11:15 am)

Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
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Fizz Boom Read Reading Club
1:30 p.m.
 Fizz Boom Read Reading Club
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 1:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays June 10, 17, 24, & July 8, 22 & 29, 1:30 p.m.)

Thornton Branch Library
Join the reading club and share an exciting story with other readers. Afterwards enjoy game activities.
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Give Every Child a Chance Tutoring
2:00 p.m.
Give Every Child a Chance Tutoring
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Give Every Child a Chance will offer tutoring sessions for K-8 school age children at the library this summer. GECAC has been tutoring children in San Joaquin County (based in Manteca) since 1998. Please call GECAC 209-825-7003 in advance of coming in. There are plenty of openings for the 2:45-3:45 ...read more
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Starry Night Light Craft and Pizza Party for Teens
2 p.m.
Starry Night Light Craft and Pizza Party for Teens
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Transform your room to a starry sky! Construct your own night light and enjoy some delicious pizza.  Materials and food will be provided.
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Move, Play & Grow at the Cesar Chavez Central Library
3:30 pm
Move, Play & Grow at the Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 3:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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Fizz Boom Read- Reading, Crafts and Board Games
3-4 P.m.
Fizz Boom Read- Reading, Crafts and Board Games
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 3-4 P.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Children are welcome to join us in the meeting room for organized activities such as read-alouds, crafts and board games. This will be on a drop in basis between 3-4 p.m.
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Alternative Poetry and Between the Lines Cafe for Teens
5:00pm
Alternative Poetry and Between the Lines Cafe for Teens
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Teens participating in this program will be offered some interesting ways to write poetry, such as "Post-It Note Poetry," and "Magnetic-Style Poetry." Then, teens can share their poetry at the Between the Lines Cafe in the Teen Zone and enjoy some refreshments.
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Craft Club at the Linden Library
6:00pm
Craft Club at the Linden Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 6:00pm
(Tuesdays at 6:00pm)

Linden Branch Library
Do you knit, crochet, or do some other craft? If you are looking to chat and work on your project join us at the Linden Library on Tuesday nights from 6-8pm.  Fun is had by all!
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#ReinventStockton Summer Book Club
1:00-3:30 pm (UOP)
#ReinventStockton Summer Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 1:00-3:30 pm (UOP)
(Wednesdays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, at 1:00 p.m.)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
In collaboration with the Library's Summer Reading program, Councilmember Michael Tubbs will host a weekly book club featuring the book, Buck: A Memoir, by M.K. Asante. Buck is a coming-of-age story set in the wilds of urban America, which was reviewed as "an inspiring sto...read more
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Great Valley Serpentarium - 2 SHOWS!
1:30 p.m.
Great Valley Serpentarium - 2 SHOWS!
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 1:30 p.m.
(Wednesday, July 30, 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.)

Manteca Branch Library
The Manteca Library is excited to welcome back the Great Valley Serpentarium as part of our Summer Reading Program Performance series!

Slithery, slippery creatures come to visit the library when the Se...read more
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Great Valley Serpentarium - 2 SHOWS!
3:00 p.m.
Great Valley Serpentarium - 2 SHOWS!
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 3:00 p.m.
(Wednesday, July 30, 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.)

Manteca Branch Library
The Manteca Library is excited to welcome back the Great Valley Serpentarium as part of our Summer Reading Program Performance series!

Slithery, slippery creatures come to visit the library when the Se...read more
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Summer Book Buddies and Dog Volunteers
2 p.m.
Summer Book Buddies and Dog Volunteers
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This summer, the Ripon Branch invites children to the Book Buddy and Canine Reading Program, every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Teen, adult, and therapy dog volunteers are available to sit and listen to children read.  Alternately, volunteers may also read to the kids.  This is a great ...read more
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:30pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The EZ Reader Book Club is for students Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  Read a book at home, come and discuss it at the library and do an activity together.  Sign up at the Circulation Desk.
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Lego Club
3:30 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego builders of all ages build together at the library!  Legos will be provided each week.  Creations are displayed in the display case until the following week.
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Summer Book Buddies
3:30 pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 3:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Reading help for children entering the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.
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Beginning Chapter Books Book Club
4:15pm
Beginning Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 4:15pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Beginning Chapter Books Book Club is for students 3rd through 5th grade.  Read a book at home, come and discuss it at the library and do an activity together.  Sign up at the Circulation Desk.
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Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
Thursday, Jul. 31, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Jul. 31, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon 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.

 
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Chess Camp
1:00pm-3:00pm
 Chess Camp
Thursday, Jul. 31, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Chess Camp meets at the Mountain House Branch Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  The club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are av...read more
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Give Every Child a Chance Tutoring
2:00 p.m.
Give Every Child a Chance Tutoring
Thursday, Jul. 31, 2:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Give Every Child a Chance will offer tutoring sessions for K-8 school age children at the library this summer. GECAC has been tutoring children in San Joaquin County (based in Manteca) since 1998. Please call GECAC 209-825-7003 in advance of coming in. There are plenty of openings for the 2:45-3:45 ...read more
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"Flubber" Movie
2 p.m.
 "Flubber" Movie
Thursday, Jul. 31, 2 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Watch a movie and learn how to make slime!  Hands-on, educational, and maybe a little yucky, but a whole lot of fun.

If children reach 2,500 books total over the summer, this event will also feature a "Pie-ing" of Librarian Melinda and Library Assistant Tara by two lucky re...read more
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End of Summer Reading Party
3:30 pm
 End of Summer Reading Party
Thursday, Jul. 31, 3:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for the BIG End of Summer Reading Party! There will be stories, hands-on activities, treats...AND....if the children of the Chavez Library read 2,500 books during Summer Reading (June 1 through July 31), one lucky child will be selected to throw a PIE in the face of Ms. Suzy, the Librarian. ...read more
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Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm
 Ice Cream Social
Thursday, Jul. 31, 3:30 pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
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World of Wonders Science Museum Visit
4 p.m.
World of Wonders Science Museum Visit
Thursday, Jul. 31, 4 p.m.World of Wonders Sci
Tracy Branch Library
Join us at the library as we play host to the World of Wonders Science Museum of Lodi! Come watch the educational program coordinators bring science to life with really cool experiments involving dry ice, and a variety of other experiments that "Fizz" and "Boom!" Our presentation...read more
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Financial Planning Basics
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
 Financial Planning Basics
Thursday, Jul. 31, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.Financial Planning B
Troke Branch Library
Do you want to start saving for retirement or another financial goal, but you're not sure where to start? You’re never too old or too young to start planning your financial security. This workshop will provide you with general information to get you on track toward meeting your financial g...read more
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Ice Cream Social.
6:00 PM
 Ice Cream Social.
Thursday, Jul. 31, 6:00 PM
Troke Branch Library
Children, teens, and families; please come join us for Ice Cream Social at the Troke Branch Library. All ages welcome!
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End of Summer Reading Celebration
6:30-7:30 p.m.
End of Summer Reading Celebration
Thursday, Jul. 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Summer Reading Participants!! Please come join us for our end of summer reading celebration. We will have ice cream and crafts for the kids and Bumping Rita the clown will be face painting.
  
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