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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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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Dec. 1, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Crafty Friday--Gift Card Holders
10:30am
Crafty Friday--Gift Card Holders
Friday, Dec. 1, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to make gift card holders for a birthday or a holiday.  All materials will be provided for this fun craft. SPACE IS LIMITED!.  Sign up for a reminder at the front desk or call 209-937-8221 and ask for staff at the Mountain House Branch Library.
Tech Help Fridays
10:30 AM
 Tech Help Fridays
Friday, Dec. 1, 10:30 AMTech Help Fridays
Linden Branch Library

Make an appointment to learn basic computer skills at the Linden Library on available Fridays. We are open from 10-3....read more

All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
Friday, Dec. 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 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.  Participants are ...read more
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Friday, Dec. 1, 3:00-4:30 p.m.Homework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available during...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 1, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.
 
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 1, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with tools and apps. All ages are welcome. 
English Conversation Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 1, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a...read more
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 1, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Dec. 2, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
SAT Practice Test
9:00am
 SAT Practice Test
Saturday, Dec. 2, 9:00amSAT Practice Test
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. 
Do you need to take the SAT for college admissions? Practice first! Take a full length computerized practice exam at the library, receive your score, and learn where to best focus your studies. Test takes approximately four hours. Space is limited...read more
Storytimes + A Craft
10:30 AM
 Storytimes + A Craft
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come join us at the Linden Library for Storytime and a Craft every Saturday!
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 2, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Science Saturday: Volcanoes
12:00 p.m.
 Science Saturday: Volcanoes
Saturday, Dec. 2, 12:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come join the Escalon Library for a Science Saturday filled with volcanic fun! Use the materials provided to create your own unique volcano. Then, using a mixture of common household products, make a colorful foaming eruption!


Science Saturday is a series of program...read more
Paws 4 Reading
1:00
 Paws 4 Reading
Saturday, Dec. 2, 1:00
Manteca Branch Library
Come & meet therapy dogs of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs Program and let the kids take turns reading to them one-on-one.
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Dec. 2, 3:00pmMagic 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!
UPDATE: Starting 9/30/17,meetings are ...read more
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Dec. 4, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Dec. 4, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. A book is given to each student which they will read at home. We will then meet for an hour to discuss the book together and do an activity.

Books
Easy Reader books (Grades K-3)
Beginning Chapter Books (Grades 3-5).
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Dec. 4, 3:30-5:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 students provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office, internet, and printing are available for use. Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, August 14-Dec 6, 2017.

If you wish to be a teen volunteer, ask for an application at...read more
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Dec. 4, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
On Mondays, starting August 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., the Manteca Library presents Maker Mondays.  Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and make something new and extraordinary!  Each program will offer a variety of activities and all supplies will be provided.

T...read more
Autistic Lego Play Group
5:00pm
 Autistic Lego Play Group
Monday, Dec. 4, 5:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Lego playtime for children with autism and their caregivers. Sign up at the checkout desk.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
Monday, Dec. 4, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time:
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday August 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Excel - Monday August 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
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Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Dec. 4, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
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Book Discussion Group
10:30 am
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10:30 amBook Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion. Our selected title for December is Blue Heaven, by C.J. Box.

A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of North Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder---four men who know exactly who William and An...read more
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 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.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
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
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m.Homework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available during...read more
Balloon Volleyball
3:00 p.m.
 Balloon Volleyball
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Get in shape with balloon volleyball at the library! 
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
3:30-4:30pm
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 3:30-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays starting September 5th- December 12 2017, at 3:30-4:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Reading Help For Kids ( 1st-3rd grade).

The aim of this program is to improve children's reading skills and their reading comprehensions. No registration is required. This program...read more
Social Security and You
4-5 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4-5 p.m.Social Security and
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), M...read more
Converting Electricity (4-5 grades)
4:00pm
Converting Electricity (4-5 grades)
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4:00pmConverting Electrici
Mountain House Branch Library
Following a brief introduction to current electricity and generators, students will work in pairs using hand-held generators to experience first-hand how electricity can be converted to heat, light, and motion.  They will connect the generators to a light bulb, a motor, and to another generator...read more
Makerspace
4:00-5:00PM
 Makerspace
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4:00-5:00PM
(Tuesdays, August 29, September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17 & 31, 4:00-5:00 p.m.)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Create with a variety of crafts, art and tech tools. Every other Tuesday. Program free for all ages.
MH Friends of the Library Booksale
4:00-7:00pm
MH Friends of the Library Booksale
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4:00pm-7:00pm and Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1:00-5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us in supporting the Mountain House Friends of the Library at their quarterly booksale.  For $5.00 you can get a whole bag full of books or you can buy them for $.50  - $1.00 each.    At the same time you can support the MH FOL by purchasing Menchies Frozon Yogur...read more
Teen Game Day
4:00pm
 Teen Game Day
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4:00pmTeen Game Day
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th 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!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recie...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available d...read more
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 PM
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5:00-5:30 PMFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 

Venga y participe cada martes du...read more
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 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.   Storytime craft on the second Tuesday of the month.
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MH Friends of the Library Booksale
1:00-5:00pm
MH Friends of the Library Booksale
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1:00-5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us in supporting the Mountain House Friends of the Library at their quarterly booksale.  For $5.00 you can get a whole bag full of books or you can buy them for $.50  - $1.00 each.    At the same time you can support the MH FOL by purchasing Menchies Frozon Yogur...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for a weekly S.T.E.A.M. project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Each week we focus on a different element of S.T.E.A.M.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! See your creations put on display. Lego Duplos and Magnatiles also available. 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 students provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office, internet, and printing are available for use. Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, August 14-Dec 6, 2017.

If you wish to be a teen volunteer, ask for an application at...read more
Lathrop STEAM Program
3:30 PM
 Lathrop STEAM Program
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Learn about the history and science behind snow globes and also water density.  Create your own snow globe to take home!
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help & Afte
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30. Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students. Students should bring their h...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3:30 p.m.LEGO Club for Kids
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 afterno...read more
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm come to the Literacy Department in the Chavez Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting.  This is a free program and welcome to all.
Color Me Calm: Christmas Ornaments
4:30-5:30PM
Color Me Calm: Christmas Ornaments
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4:30-5:30PMColor Me Calm: Chris
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Enjoy coloring while you relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Some color pages will be make into crafts! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home.
Family Makerspace
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Family Makerspace
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Join us for interactive fun for the whole family. We have Legos and Duplos, coding activities, crafts, and more!  Family Makerspace happens on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Covered California Info & Registration
10:00am
Covered California Info & Registration
Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:00amCovered California I
Tracy Branch Library
Do you have questions about Covered California and/or need to register for insurance? Come by and speak with certified insurance agent Sheila Ferris-Briggs Thursdays from 10:00am-7:00pm, October 26, 2017 - January 25, 2018.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome!
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 7, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Dec. 7, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome! 
Gingerbread House Decorating
3:30PM
 Gingerbread House Decorating
Thursday, Dec. 7, 3:30PMGingerbread House De
Weston Ranch Branch Library

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Family Game Time
3:30 p.m.
 Family Game Time
Thursday, Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m.Family Game Time
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, stop by to enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Children's Room. Play games such as Apples to Apples, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Connect 4, T...read more
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Dec. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer? 

Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. four our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of su...read more
Sugar Skulls
4:00 p.m.
 Sugar Skulls
Thursday, Dec. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Family Game Day
4:00pm
 Family Game Day
Thursday, Dec. 7, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Families, come enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Wadsworth Room! Play games such as Uno, Chess, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Jenga, Monop...read more
Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
5:00-6:00 pm
 Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
Thursday, Dec. 7, 5:00-6:00 pmLego Day at Fair Oak
Fair Oaks Library
Join us for an hour of Lego building fun and see what creations you can put together! Build to our new theme or let your imagination guide your unique creations!
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Holiday Music With Ukulele Strummers of Stockton
6:00pm
Holiday Music With Ukulele Strummers of Stockton
Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 6:00pm, Troke Library presents " Holiday Music with Ukulele Strummers of Stockton". You are invited to enjoy beautiful Holiday music played by the energetic Ukulele Strummers of Stockton.

You will have a chance to sing along with them as well. ...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Dec. 8, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Tech Help Fridays
10:30 AM
 Tech Help Fridays
Friday, Dec. 8, 10:30 AMTech Help Fridays
Linden Branch Library

Make an appointment to learn basic computer skills at the Linden Library on available Fridays. We are open from 10-3....read more

Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
Friday, Dec. 8, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
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.
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Friday, Dec. 8, 3:00-4:30 p.m.Homework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available during...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 8, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.
 
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 8, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with tools and apps. All ages are welcome. 
Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
3:30 PM
 Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
Friday, Dec. 8, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Library presents Fun Friday Builders at 3:30 PM.  Free activities may include puzzles or interlocking building blocks. Families and children are welcome!
 
English Conversation Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 8, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a...read more
Find Art Friday
3:00 p.m.
 Find Art Friday
Friday, Dec. 8, 3:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Find Art Friday is for students to have fun creating art with whatever objects and tools are made available on the day. Your imagination is your only limitation.  Come surprise us with your inspired works of art! Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM. 
 
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Dec. 9, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Storytimes + A Craft
10:30 AM
 Storytimes + A Craft
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come join us at the Linden Library for Storytime and a Craft every Saturday!
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 9, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Adult book club
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Adult book club
Saturday, Dec. 9, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Frosty’s Magical Hat
12:00 p.m.
 Frosty’s Magical Hat
Saturday, Dec. 9, 12:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come join the Escalon Library as Puppeteer and magician Tony Borders presents a festive show featuring magical characters such as Frosty, a princess, a genie, and a spirited bear. Bring the whole family to enjoy this wonderful show!
Adult Craft: Waterless Snow Globes
1:00pm
Adult Craft: Waterless Snow Globes
Saturday, Dec. 9, 1:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Make your own waterless snow globe. All materials provided. Bring a picture to put in the snow globe, if you want.

Space is limited. Register in person or by phone (866-805-7323).
Christmas Time is Here with the San Joaquin Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble
2:00 pm
Christmas Time is Here with the San Joaquin Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
On Saturday, December 9, at 2:00 pm, the Manteca Library presents Christmas Time Is Here With The San Joaquin Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble. Enjoy some of your favorite Christmas music as performed by The San Joaquin Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble.
LEGO and Duplo Builders
2:00 pm
 LEGO and Duplo Builders
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2:00 pm
(July 29, Aug 19, Sep 9 & 30, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec. 9 & 30)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
The Maya Angelou Branch Library presents LEGO and Duplo Builders on Saturdays, at 2pm, throughout Summer and Fall 2017. Come to the library and use your creativity to build whatever you can imagine with our Lego collection. Duplos are available for younger children. We will showcase all creations at...read more
Chess Club
3:00
 Chess Club
Saturday, Dec. 9, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 3-4:30pm; please check calendar for dates. 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 ...read more
Paws for Reading
3:00pm
 Paws for Reading
Saturday, Dec. 9, 3:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come to the library and read to a dog! Paws 4 Friends Therapy Dogs, Inc. connect children to reading by providing a warm, wet-nosed friend to sit with while practicing their reading.  While you wait to read do a simple dog related craft.
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Dec. 9, 3:00pmMagic 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!
UPDATE: Starting 9/30/17,meetings are ...read more
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Dec. 11, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Book to Art Club
1:00 PM
 Book to Art Club
Monday, Dec. 11, 1:00 PM
Linden Branch Library
Enjoy light refreshments, book discussion, and an art project based on the book's themes. Art supplies will be provided.
 
Kids Book Club
3:00pm
 Kids Book Club
Monday, Dec. 11, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-5. A book is given to each student which they will read at home. We will then meet for an hour to discuss the book together and do an activity.

Books
Easy Reader books (Grades K-3)
Beginning Chapter Books (Grades 3-5).
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Dec. 11, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
On Mondays, starting August 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., the Manteca Library presents Maker Mondays.  Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and make something new and extraordinary!  Each program will offer a variety of activities and all supplies will be provided.

T...read more
Reading With A Stockton Heat Player
4:00PM
Reading With A Stockton Heat Player
Monday, Dec. 11, 4:00PMReading With A Stock
Weston Ranch Branch Library

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Lego Building Fun!
4:30pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, Dec. 11, 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 4 year olds and above.  We are still taking donations of Legos and Duplos so we can build bigger and better projects.  ...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Dec. 11, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available d...read more
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
Monday, Dec. 11, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time:
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday August 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Excel - Monday August 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
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Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Dec. 11, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
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Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 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.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
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
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
MakerSpace for Kids
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 MakerSpace for Kids
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
MakerSpace for Kids is a drop-in program where kids ages 8 and up can explore and create freely.  We have laptops and other tech toys to explore.  Art materials will be available as well as basic and not-so-basic craft supplies.  Suitable for kids 8 and up.  Children 10 and under...read more
Holiday Cookie Decorating
3:00 p.m.
 Holiday Cookie Decorating
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Decorate cookies in a festive fashion. Holiday crafts will also be available.
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
3:30-4:30pm
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 3:30-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays starting September 5th- December 12 2017, at 3:30-4:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Reading Help For Kids ( 1st-3rd grade).

The aim of this program is to improve children's reading skills and their reading comprehensions. No registration is required. This program...read more
Find the Artist in You!
4:00pm
 Find the Artist in You!
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Find The Artist in You! is for attendees to have fun creating art with whatever objects and tools are made available. Your imagination is your only limitation.   Surprise us with your inspired works of art!  Join us December 12, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm.  This month's theme is Gi...read more
Teen Holiday Craft Party
4:00pm
 Teen Holiday Craft Party
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Make holiday crafts while while eating snacks and watching a holiday film. For 8th to 12th graders. All materials supplied.
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego club and let your imagination go wild!! Build something new every other week based on the featured theme. We'll provide the Legos!!
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available d...read more
Winter Wonderland
5:00 p.m.
 Winter Wonderland
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Familes are invited to join the Escalon Library for holiday crafts and fun! Come see our decorated library and create a Hot Cocoa christmas ornament. Write a letter to Santa under our decorated Christmas tree then stick it in our letter box to be shipped off to the North Pole! Outside, watch as scie...read more
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 PM
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:00-5:30 PMFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 

Venga y participe cada martes du...read more
San Joaquin Bell Ringers
6:00 p.m.
 San Joaquin Bell Ringers
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library for a delightful concert made with the magical tones of hand bells. Come early and enjoy the preceeding family event, Escalon library's second Winter Wonderland.
CANCELED: Family Storytime
6:00pm
 CANCELED: Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 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.   Storytime craft on the second Tuesday of the month.
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for a weekly S.T.E.A.M. project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Each week we focus on a different element of S.T.E.A.M.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! See your creations put on display. Lego Duplos and Magnatiles also available. 
Fratello Marionettes North Pole Review
3:30 p.m.
Fratello Marionettes North Pole Review
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Join us for a special holiday treat with hand crafted marionette puppets magically brought to "life" by the Fratello puppeteers.  The Fratello Marionettes have garnered rave reviews for their artistry and imaginative programs.  The North Pole Review features many puppets singing ...read more
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help & Afte
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30. Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students. Students should bring their h...read more
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm come to the Literacy Department in the Chavez Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting.  This is a free program and welcome to all.
Pine Cone Craft
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
 Pine Cone Craft
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.Pine Cone Craft
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Decorate your own pinecone using paint, glitter, and and more!
Teen/Tween Makerspace
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Teen/Tween Makerspace
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Join us for coding activities, crafts, and more!  Teen/Tween Makerspace happens on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.  The activities in the Teen/Tween Makerspace are designed for ages 10 and up. 
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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 comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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 comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 14, 12:30 - 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 of the ...read more
Covered California Info & Registration
10:00am
Covered California Info & Registration
Thursday, Dec. 14, 10:00amCovered California I
Tracy Branch Library
Do you have questions about Covered California and/or need to register for insurance? Come by and speak with certified insurance agent Sheila Ferris-Briggs Thursdays from 10:00am-7:00pm, October 26, 2017 - January 25, 2018.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 14, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 14, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome!
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 14, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Dec. 14, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome! 
Game On!! Family Game Hour!
3:30-5:00PM
 Game On!! Family Game Hour!
Thursday, Dec. 14, 3:30-5:00PMGame On!! Family Gam
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for Family Game Time! Choose a board game from our selection and start playing!
Play with your family or friends, or make new friends!...read more
Makerspace
4:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Dec. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer? 

Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. four our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of su...read more
Crafty Thursday-Holiday Cards
4:00-5:30 PM
 Crafty Thursday-Holiday Cards
Thursday, Dec. 14, 4:00-5:30 PMCrafty Thursday-Holi
Fair Oaks Library
For this Crafty Thursday, we'll create holiday cards out of construction paper. We'll have sequins, crayons, markers, feathers, googly eyes, and more to decorate your card for the upcoming holidays! 

Open to all ages, all materials supplied.

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas Live!
4:00pm
How The Grinch Stole Christmas Live!
Thursday, Dec. 14, 4:00pmHow The Grinch Stole
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a live performance of How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Intermission Productions. Meet & Greet the Grinch at the end of the show.
Teen Game Day
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Thursday, Dec. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play fun games on the Xbox 1 like FIFA and Madden. Board games will be available too. 
Christmas Arts & Crafts
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Christmas Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents " Christmas Arts& Crafts".
We invite the entire family to a fun evening of Christmas Arts & Crafts. All the materials will be provided free of charge.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Dec. 15, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Tech Help Fridays
10:30 AM
 Tech Help Fridays
Friday, Dec. 15, 10:30 AMTech Help Fridays
Linden Branch Library

Make an appointment to learn basic computer skills at the Linden Library on available Fridays. We are open from 10-3....read more

All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Book to Art Club
11:00 AM
 Book to Art Club
Friday, Dec. 15, 11:00 AMBook to Art Club
Linden Branch Library

Enjoy light refreshments, book discussion, and an art project based on themes from the book “The Christmas Box” by Richard Paul Evans. Art  suppl...read more

Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, Dec. 15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
On the third Friday of each month, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the Troke Branch Library presents Free Basic Computer Class: Basic Email. Those with little computer experience are encouraged to join this class. Learn how to create an email account, as well as send and receive emails. No reservation...read more
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Friday, Dec. 15, 3:00-4:30 p.m.Homework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available during...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 15, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.
 
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 15, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with tools and apps. All ages are welcome. 
T-TAG Meeting
3:30 pm
 T-TAG Meeting
Friday, Dec. 15, 3:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Want an opportunity to advise the library on what you like to read, listen to, or watch? Plan fun things to do? Get vounteer hours? Come to our T-TAG meeting and find out more! Sign up for reminders at the front desk, or call 937-8221 and ask for staff at Mountain House.
English Conversation Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 15, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a...read more
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 15, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Dec. 16, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Storytimes + A Craft
10:30 AM
 Storytimes + A Craft
Saturday, Dec. 16, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come join us at the Linden Library for Storytime and a Craft every Saturday!
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Learn to Play Dungeons & Dragons
11:00am-5:00pm
Learn to Play Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, Dec. 16, 11:00am-5:00pmLearn to Play Dungeo
Tracy Branch Library
Learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons. Build a character and play an adventure in the same day. All materials are provided.

For more information and more role-playing game sessions visit The MIghty Meeples of Tracy's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/themightymeeples9537...read more
Adult Book Club
11:00am
 Adult Book Club
Saturday, Dec. 16, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Christmas Craft Time
2:00 pm
 Christmas Craft Time
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
On Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., the Manteca Library presents Christmas Craft Time. Families are invited to get creative for Christmas! Join us as we create Christmas decorations, presents, and ornaments with various craft materials. For families and children of all ages. Materials will...read more
Junior Makerspace & Tech Time
2:30 p.m.
 Junior Makerspace & Tech Time
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Makerspace isn't just for adults and teens!  Kids ages 3 through 12 are invited to explore building and technology, including coding and circuitry, at this hands-on "free play" program.
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Dec. 16, 3:00pmMagic 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!
UPDATE: Starting 9/30/17,meetings are ...read more
Paws for Reading
3:30pm
 Paws for Reading
Saturday, Dec. 16, 3:30pmPaws for Reading
Tracy Branch Library
Come to the library and read to a dog! Paws 4 Friends Therapy Dogs, Inc. connect children to reading by providing a warm, wet-nosed friend to sit with while practicing their reading.  While you wait to read do a simple dog related craft.
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Dec. 18, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Dec. 18, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
On Mondays, starting August 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., the Manteca Library presents Maker Mondays.  Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and make something new and extraordinary!  Each program will offer a variety of activities and all supplies will be provided.

T...read more
The Fratello Marionettes Are Coming to the Library!
4:00pm
The Fratello Marionettes Are Coming to the Library!
Monday, Dec. 18, 4:00pmThe Fratello Marione
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us for the magical marionette show of "Peter and the Wolf".  After the show enjoy the artistry of marionettes by learning how they are made and how they work.  Check out their website at:http://www.fratellomarionettes.com/.  Family entertainment FREE for all on December...read more
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Dec. 18, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available d...read more
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Dec. 18, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
...read more
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 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.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
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
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Holiday Slime
3:00 p.m.
 Holiday Slime
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create your own sticky and stretchy holiday slime that you can take home with you.
Teen Strategy Game Club
3:30-5:30pm
 Teen Strategy Game Club
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 3:30-5:30pmTeen Strategy Game C
Troke Branch Library

Popular board games such as Chess and Settlers of Catan will be available for teens to challenge other teens displaying their strategy skills. Room will also be available for teen card players for their own tournaments, such as Yu-Gi-Oh! & Magic: The Gathering - bring your own decks.  ...read more
LEGO Technic with Bricks 4 Kidz
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Technic with Bricks 4 Kidz
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m.LEGO Technic with Br
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Do you have some experience building with LEGO bricks and want to step it up another level? Come to build with project kits using LEGO Technic components. Use the LEGO parts Bricks for Kidz provides then take pictures w...read more
Storytime with Stockton Heat Hockey Player
4:00pm
Storytime with Stockton Heat Hockey Player
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 4:00pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
A Stockton Heat hockey player will read to all ages at the Maya Angelou Library. Share in these storytimes, meet the Heat players and get their autographs. Stockton Heat storytimes are scheduled at 4:00 on November 28, December 19 in 2017, and January 23, February 6, and March 6 in 2018.
Makerspace
4:00-5:00PM
 Makerspace
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 4:00-5:00PM
(Tuesdays, August 29, September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17 & 31, 4:00-5:00 p.m.)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Create with a variety of crafts, art and tech tools. Every other Tuesday. Program free for all ages.
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 PM
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 5:00-5:30 PMFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 

Venga y participe cada martes du...read more
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6:00pm
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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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for a weekly S.T.E.A.M. project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Each week we focus on a different element of S.T.E.A.M.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! See your creations put on display. Lego Duplos and Magnatiles also available. 
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help & Afte
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30. Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students. Students should bring their h...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m.LEGO Club for Kids
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 afterno...read more
Reading with a Stockton Heat Player
3:30p.m.
Reading with a Stockton Heat Player
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 3:30p.m.
(Monday, Nov 20, Wednesday, Dec 20, Monday Jan 22, Monday, Feb 26, Tuesday, March 27, 3:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
There will be a Stockton Heat hockey player reading to all ages at the Chavez Library.  Come share the experience with your family!
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm come to the Literacy Department in the Chavez Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting.  This is a free program and welcome to all.
Let’s Chat English Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 4:00pmLet’s Chat Eng
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Adults come to chat; an opportunity to practice English skills in a relaxed setting.
Color Me Calm - New Years Eve Hats
4:30-5:30PM
Color Me Calm - New Years Eve Hats
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 4:30-5:30PMColor Me Calm - New
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Enjoy coloring while you relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Some color pages will be make into crafts! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home.
Family Makerspace
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Family Makerspace
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Join us for interactive fun for the whole family. We have Legos and Duplos, coding activities, crafts, and more!  Family Makerspace happens on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
Zumba
6:00 p.m.
 Zumba
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Kaye Osborn has been teaching Zumba for 8 years.  She is offering a special holiday class for Yoga and Pilates participants on December 20th at 6 p.m.
Come join the party and have a wonderful workout moving to great music!
Space is limited so please contact Sue McClanhan if you plan t...read more
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 21, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Lathrop Story Time
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Dec. 21, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome! 
LEGO® Building Club
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO® Building Club
Thursday, Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m.LEGO® Building C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, drop-in to build and play...read more
Puppet Art Theater presents "Little Red Riding Hood"
3:30 pm
Puppet Art Theater presents "Little Red Riding Hood"
Thursday, Dec. 21, 3:30 pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursday, December 21 at 3:30, the Maya Angelou Library will host "Little Red Riding Hood". Puppet Art Theater returns to surprise and delight children with a Holiday rendition of "Little Red Riding Hood". After the show, children will learn about puppet design and staging, an...read more
Teen Crafternoon
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Teen Crafternoon
Thursday, Dec. 21, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
(Thursdays, 8/17/2017, 9/21/2017, 10/19/2017, 11/16/2017 & 12/21/2017)
Teen Crafternoon
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Tweens and teens, join us for a fun and creative Teen Crafternoon event every third Thursday of the month - 8/17/17, 9/21/17, 10/19/17, 11/16/17 & 12/21/17 - at the Cesar Chavez Central Libray from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Each month we'll be making different craft projects as follows:
...read more
Teen Movie
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie
Thursday, Dec. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch the coolest teen movies at your library! All you can eat popcorn too!
Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
5:00-6:00 pm
 Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
Thursday, Dec. 21, 5:00-6:00 pmLego Day at Fair Oak
Fair Oaks Library
Join us for an hour of Lego building fun and see what creations you can put together! Build to our new theme or let your imagination guide your unique creations!
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Dec. 22, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Tech Help Fridays
10:30 AM
 Tech Help Fridays
Friday, Dec. 22, 10:30 AMTech Help Fridays
Linden Branch Library

Make an appointment to learn basic computer skills at the Linden Library on available Fridays. We are open from 10-3....read more

All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Dec. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Dec. 22, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
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 RESERVATIONS NEED...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 22, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.
 
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 22, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with tools and apps. All ages are welcome. 
Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
3:30 PM
 Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
Friday, Dec. 22, 3:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Library presents Fun Friday Builders at 3:30 PM.  Free activities may include puzzles or interlocking building blocks. Families and children are welcome!
 
English Conversation Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 22, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a...read more
Holiday Crafts
3:30pm
 Holiday Crafts
Friday, Dec. 22, 3:30pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Families are invited to make holiday-themed crafts using Silhouette tools and graphics. Children will make crafts to take home and give as holiday gifts. Enjoy light refreshments too!
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Dec. 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Storytimes + A Craft
10:30 AM
 Storytimes + A Craft
Saturday, Dec. 23, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come join us at the Linden Library for Storytime and a Craft every Saturday!
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 23, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Chess Club
3:00
 Chess Club
Saturday, Dec. 23, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 3-4:30pm; please check calendar for dates. 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 ...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Dec. 23, 3:00pmMagic 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!
UPDATE: Starting 9/30/17,meetings are ...read more
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 24
Manteca Branch Library
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 24,
Mountain House Branch Library
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 24
Tracy Branch Library
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Dec. 25, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
HOLIDAY
 HOLIDAY
Monday, Dec. 25,
All Locations
HOLIDAY - CLOSED
 HOLIDAY - CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 25
Mountain House Branch Library
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Dec. 25, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Lathrop Closed 12/26
 Lathrop Closed 12/26
Tuesday, Dec. 26,
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch is closed Tues., Dec. 26 - Tues., Jan. 2 while the Lathrop Generations Center building is closed.  The book drop is also closed.  Please visit any other SSJCPL branch or location.
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
...read more
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 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.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
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
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Rosetta Stone
3:00 p.m.
 Rosetta Stone
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone. Choose from over 20 languages. Space is limited so please sign up at the library.
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our LEgo Club and let you imagination go wild! Build something new every other week based on the featured theme. We'll provde the Legos!!
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Lathrop Closed 12/27
 Lathrop Closed 12/27
Wednesday, Dec. 27,
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch is closed Wed., Dec. 27 - Tues., Jan. 2 while the Lathrop Generations Center building is closed.  The book drop is also closed.  Please visit any other SSJCPL branch or location.
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for a weekly S.T.E.A.M. project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Each week we focus on a different element of S.T.E.A.M.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Build with Legos and more! See your creations put on display. Lego Duplos and Magnatiles also available. 
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help & Afte
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30. Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students. Students should bring their h...read more
Let’s Chat English Conversation Club
4:00pm
Let’s Chat English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 4:00pmLet’s Chat Eng
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Adults come to chat; an opportunity to practice English skills in a relaxed setting.
Teen/Tween Makerspace
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Teen/Tween Makerspace
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Join us for coding activities, crafts, and more!  Teen/Tween Makerspace happens on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.  The activities in the Teen/Tween Makerspace are designed for ages 10 and up. 
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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 comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates 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 comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Lathrop Closed 12/28
 Lathrop Closed 12/28
Thursday, Dec. 28,
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch is closed Thur., Dec. 28 - Tues., Jan. 2 while the Lathrop Generations Center building is closed.  The book drop is also closed.  Please visit any other SSJCPL branch or location.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 28, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Dec. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
SkyDome Planetarium
1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
 SkyDome Planetarium
Thursday, Dec. 28, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.SkyDome Planetarium
Cesar Chavez Central Library

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Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
3:30-4:30PM
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
Thursday, Dec. 28, 3:30-4:30PMRescue Readers Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Ducks and chickens and guinea pigs! Oh My!

Bring your favorite book and read to our furry friends from Harvest Home Sactuary!
S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club
3:30 p.m.
 S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club
Thursday, Dec. 28, 3:30 p.m.S.T.E.A.M. Powered K
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Drop-in for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and take home your personal work of science. ...read more
Crafty Thursday-Painting with “Ice” (Epsom Salt Painting)
4:00-5:30 PM
Crafty Thursday-Painting with “Ice” (Epsom Salt Painting)
Thursday, Dec. 28, 4:00-5:30 PMCrafty Thursday-Pain
Fair Oaks Library
This week we're "painting" with ice crystals (with a little help from some hot water and Epsom salt!). We'll combine construction paper, food coloring, and our special ice paint to create art that's worthy of the Winter season!

All ages welcome and all materials are ...read more
Teen Game Day
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Thursday, Dec. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play fun games on the Xbox 1 like FIFA and Madden. Board games will be available too. 
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Lathrop Closed 12/29
 Lathrop Closed 12/29
Friday, Dec. 29,
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Branch is closed Fri., Dec. 29 - Tues., Jan. 2 while the Lathrop Generations Center building is closed.  The book drop is also closed.  Please visit any other SSJCPL branch or location.
Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Dec. 29, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Tech Help Fridays
10:30 AM
 Tech Help Fridays
Friday, Dec. 29, 10:30 AMTech Help Fridays
Linden Branch Library

Make an appointment to learn basic computer skills at the Linden Library on available Fridays. We are open from 10-3....read more

Free Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio and Ebooks
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio and Ebooks
Friday, Dec. 29, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, December 29, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the Troke Branch Library presents Free Basic Computer Class: Downloading eAudiobooks and eBooks.Enjoy our expanding collection of electronic books by learning how to download eAudiobooks and eBooks by using your smartphones, Nooks, Kindles,...read more
Makerspace
3:00pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 29, 3:00pmMakerspace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.
 
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Friday, Dec. 29, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with tools and apps. All ages are welcome. 
English Conversation Club
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 English Conversation Club
Friday, Dec. 29, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a...read more
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Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the Makerspace at the Cesar Chavez Library
Saturday, Dec. 30, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Teens and Adults, you're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality heads...read more
Lathrop Closed 12/30
 Lathrop Closed 12/30
Saturday, Dec. 30,
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Lathrop Branch is closed Sat., Dec. 30 while the Lathrop Generations Center building is closed.  Please visit any other SSJCPL branch or location.
Lathrop Closed 12/30
 Lathrop Closed 12/30
Saturday, Dec. 30,
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Lathrop Branch is closed Sat., Dec. 30 while the Lathrop Generations Center building is closed.  Please visit any other SSJCPL branch or location.
Storytimes + A Craft
10:30 AM
 Storytimes + A Craft
Saturday, Dec. 30, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come join us at the Linden Library for Storytime and a Craft every Saturday!
Saturday Movie
11:00 a.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 30, 11:00 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
LEGO and Duplo Builders
2:00 pm
 LEGO and Duplo Builders
Saturday, Dec. 30, 2:00 pm
(July 29, Aug 19, Sep 9 & 30, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec. 9 & 30)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
The Maya Angelou Branch Library presents LEGO and Duplo Builders on Saturdays, at 2pm, throughout Summer and Fall 2017. Come to the library and use your creativity to build whatever you can imagine with our Lego collection. Duplos are available for younger children. We will showcase all creations at...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Dec. 30, 3:00pmMagic 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!
UPDATE: Starting 9/30/17,meetings are ...read more
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 31
Manteca Branch Library
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 31,
Mountain House Branch Library
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 31
Tracy Branch Library
      
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