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LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

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

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Free Computer Classes for Adults
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults
Monday, Feb. 1, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(Thursday 1/28/2016, Monday 2/1/2016, Thursday 2/11/2016 & 2/25/2016 & Monday 2/29/2016)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the free computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive and Axis360 Thursday January 14, 2016  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Please bring your own device ...read more
Blind Date With a Book
10:00 am
 Blind Date With a Book
Monday, Feb. 1, 10:00 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Yes, it's that time of year again, when romance is in the air. Why not strike up a relationship with a new book? A different author? A whole new genre? For the entire month of February, we will have books for the whole family, wrapped so you'll have to take a chance on what's inside, jus...read more
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
12:00am-5:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Monday, Feb. 1, 12:00am-5:00pm
(Mondays, February 1, 22, March 7 & 21, 12:00pm)

Linden Branch Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment. 
for Mondays February 1, 22 and March 7,21  12:00 - 5:00pm

The Vol...read more
VITA Tax Assistance
12 pm - 5 pm
 VITA Tax Assistance
Monday, Feb. 1, 12 pm - 5 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Feb. 1, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Fall (September 2-December 16th)
Volunteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students this Fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm.

Spring (January 20-May 25th)
Free, drop-in homework assistance for K-12 grade ...read more
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Feb. 1, 3:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K-2nd grade.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary.
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Feb. 1, 3:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K-2nd grade.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary.
Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library.
Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library.
Sign Language Storytime
5:30 p.m.
 Sign Language Storytime
Monday, Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m.
(Mondays, February 1, & 29, 5:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Community member Doug Vigil offers a storytime in Sign Language. Come and see how stories come alive through the use of your hands and an expressive face.  Doug will also offer sign language classes on alternating Mondays.
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Feb. 1, 6:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Tuesday, Feb. 2,
Dorothy L. Jones/CUFF Family Resource Center
For residents in the community of the Maya Angelou Branch Library, please contact the Dorothy Jones Neighborhood Center at 444-4125 to make an appointment. The Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin VITA program provi...read more
Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays )

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. 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-5:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10:00am-5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Tuesdays starting January 26 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

The Volunteer Income ...read more
Adult Book Club
10:30 a.m.
 Adult Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Be part of the "Book" conversation at our monthly Adult Book Club which meets the 1st Tuesday of each month.  You are welcome to join our spirited and engaging discussion.
Free Genealogy Assistance
10:00 am
 Free Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10:00 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Want to learn about your family history? Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  You will find them upstairs in the Genealogy Section at the Chave...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Practice
1:00 pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Practice
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The "Let's Chat" English Conversation Practice Club will meet Tuesdays at 1pm.  This program is for ESL adults (English as a Second Language Learners) who wish to practice their English language skills in a casual and relaxed environment.  
Tech Help Tuesday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Providing assistance with understanding and using technology such as tablets, smart phones, and e-readers. Also providing instruction and clarification on computers and computer programs.
Skills for Teen Parents: Caring for Baby: Safe Sleep and Car Seats
3:30-5:00
Skills for Teen Parents: Caring for Baby: Safe Sleep and Car Seats
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 3:30-5:00
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn all about baby sleep and car seat safety. Complete a form to receive a free car seat. STeP programs are open to pregnant and parenting teens between the ages of 13 and 20. All programs will be held at the Maya Angelou Branch Library on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00. To register, or for more informat...read more
Easy Reader & Graphic Novel Book Club
3:00 p.m.
Easy Reader & Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
The Easy Reader Book Club is for all age levels. There will be lots of easy reader books and graphic novels to choose from. All reading levels are welcome. Games and avtivties will follow after reading time.
Teen Game Day
4:00pm
 Teen Game Day
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 4:00pmTeen Game Day
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders.
Do you like food? We have it! Do you like games? We'll provide a selection of video games, card games, and board games and you're welcome to bring your own games, too. Come hang out with us at the library! First Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm.

Text @...read more
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6:00 pm
(Tuesdays, Jan. 19 & 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; Apr. 5, 12, 19 & 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; Jun. 7, 14, 21 & 28.)

Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a cuddly friend if they like. A fun and easy craft follows.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
1:00pm-5:30pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1:00pm-5:30pm
(Wednesdays, Feb 3, 17, March 2, 16, 30, 1:00pm)

Escalon Branch Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Wednesdays February 3, 17 and March 2, 16, 30 from 1:00 - 5:30pm.

The Vol...read more
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is a fun hour of creative lego building for all ages (we do have Duplos for little ones). We provide the Legos; you provide the imagination. This program is scheduled every-other month, on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Younger children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
Let’s Chat
3:30 p.m.
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's Chat is an English Conversation Club.  It is for those who want to grow in their English skills through speaking with one another and studying aspects of American culture.  This is a free program open to adults giong from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help (K-6)
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen voluteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 9th.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Fall (September 2-December 16th)
Volunteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students this Fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm.

Spring (January 20-May 25th)
Free, drop-in homework assistance for K-12 grade ...read more
Teen Book Club
4:30pm
 Teen Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 4:30pmTeen Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders.
Let's read! Join up with other teens to discuss great YA books monthly. Pick up the book at the checkout desk. First Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm.

January Book
Alive by Scott Sigler
A teenage girl awakens to find her...read more
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Teen Library Council
4:00 pm
 Teen Library Council
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Providing teens a forum to influence the library's services with ideas for programs, books, and community service.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginning yoga and Pilates is a "comfort-level" hour-long class to help you relax, build core strength and feel better thanks to gentle stretching, fluid movements and attention to your breath and body. Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class is free with a dona...read more
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-7:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Thursday, Feb. 4, 10:00am-7:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Thursdays starting January 21 from 10:00am - 7:00pm.

The Volunteer Income...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.)

Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library is hosting Toddler/Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and caregivers are invited to enjoy stories, crafts and playtime.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 4, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime @ Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime @ Manteca Library
Thursday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays)

Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers 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, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a baby/toddler focused story time that lasts 30 minutes. Babies and parents/caregivers will engage in directed developmental "play": songs, rhymes, fingerplays, boardbook sharing and listening to stories. Library staff facilitates this fun program that emphasizes skill-bu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 4, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 4, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time "Lunar New Year"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Story Time "Lunar New Year"
Thursday, Feb. 4, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities.
Marshmallow Towers
4:00pm
 Marshmallow Towers
Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:00pmMarshmallow Towers
Tracy Branch Library
Build towers out of marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti. The group with the tallest tower will recieve a prize.
Teen Movie Night
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie Night
Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch cool movies and enjoy refreshments, all free at your library. 
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Create a Valentine Card!
6:15pm
 Create a Valentine Card!
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6:15pm
Troke Branch Library
Learn easy calligraphy, pick out a poem and finish a card with Valentine 'scrap.'
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Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
Friday, Feb. 5, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic mouse movements such as how to click on or select objects. The class allows plenty of time for practicing so students can become comfortable using a computer mouse.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participant...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Feb. 5, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
About a half-hour of stories, followed by crafts or fun-time. Doors open at 10:00, storytime starts at 10:15.
Crafty Friday for Adults--Paper Bag Card
10:30 am
Crafty Friday for Adults--Paper Bag Card
Friday, Feb. 5, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us as Lori Jaggadish teaches us how to make a clever Valentine card from a plain paper bag.Your finished project will be absolutely gorgeous and will provide you with two little pockets in which to hide or show off special items for a special someone. Sign up at the front desk or call 20...read more
Veterans Connect @ the Library
10:00am
 Veterans Connect @ the Library
Friday, Feb. 5, 10:00am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Veterans Connect Resource Center is a place for veterans to meet with people who can help them figure out what benefits are needed and what is available to meet the need.  Come meet with members of the County Office of Veteran's Services on Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm..
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Storytime @ the Library!
10:30
 Storytime @ the Library!
Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:30
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, and lots of fun!  
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-3:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:00am-3:00pm
Ripon Branch Library
Walk-ins, no appointment. Starting Saturdays starting January 30 to April 9 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free t...read more
VITA Tax Assistance
10 am - 5 pm
 VITA Tax Assistance
Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 am - 5 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions.
 
Family Movie
11:30 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch cool movies and enjoy refreshments, all free at your library. 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 6, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Paws 4 Reading
1:00 pm
 Paws 4 Reading
Saturday, Feb. 6, 1:00 pm
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.
Adult Art Class
2:30 p.m.
 Adult Art Class
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Registration required. First 20 Adults. Drop by the Circulation desk or call to register.
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 6, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be...read more
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Holiday - Library Closed
 Holiday - Library Closed
Monday, Feb. 8Holiday - Library Cl
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HOLIDAY - Library Closed
all day
 HOLIDAY - Library Closed
Monday, Feb. 8, all day
(Mondays, Sep 7, Oct 12, Jan 18, Feb 8, 15, & May 30, all day)

Tracy Branch Library
The library will be closed for this federal holiday.
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays )

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. 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-5:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:00am-5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Tuesdays starting January 26 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

The Volunteer Income ...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Practice
1:00 pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Practice
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The "Let's Chat" English Conversation Practice Club will meet Tuesdays at 1pm.  This program is for ESL adults (English as a Second Language Learners) who wish to practice their English language skills in a casual and relaxed environment.  
Teen Movie Day
3:30 pm
 Teen Movie Day
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 3:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Showing movies to teens based on popular books
Skills for Teen Parents: Caring for Baby: Nutrition and Breastfeeding
3:30-5:00
Skills for Teen Parents: Caring for Baby: Nutrition and Breastfeeding
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 3:30-5:00
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn to make healthy meals and snacks for your baby and you. STeP programs are open to pregnant and parenting teens between the ages of 13 and 20. All programs will be held at the Maya Angelou Branch Library on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00. To register, or for more information, please contact the Librar...read more
Astronomy: Exploring the Night Sky. A Great Valley Museum Program for Children.
3:30 p.m.
Astronomy: Exploring the Night Sky. A Great Valley Museum Program for Children.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Learn about constellations, moon phases and the Solar System with Modesto Junior College's Great Valley Museum Traveling Teacher Program. Demonstrations, star-mapping, and other hands-on activities will make for one stellar learning experience.

For grades 3-6. Parental/caregiver atten...read more
Easy Reader & Graphic Novel Book Club
3:00 p.m.
Easy Reader & Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
The Easy Reader Book Club is for all age levels. There will be lots of easy reader books and graphic novels to choose from. All reading levels are welcome. Games and avtivties will follow after reading time.
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:00 pm
(Tuesdays, Jan. 19 & 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; Apr. 5, 12, 19 & 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; Jun. 7, 14, 21 & 28.)

Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a cuddly friend if they like. A fun and easy craft follows.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
1:00-5:30pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1:00-5:30pm
(Wednesdays, Feb 10, 24, March 9 & 23, 1:00pm)

Stribley Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Wednesdays February 10, 24 and March 9, 23 from 1:00 - 5:30pm.

The Volunt...read more
VITA Tax Assistance at Stribley Library
1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment.
VITA Tax Assistance at Stribley Library
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment.
(Wednesdays, February 10 & 24, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and March 9 & 23 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
VITA Tax Assistance
Stribley Library

The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library presents Volunteer Income Tax Assistance; (VITA), a free tax service for low-income residents.  On the days listed below, there will be qualifi...read more

Arts & Crafts
2:00 p.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create your own masterpieces with our supply of arts and craft materials. Build our theme of the day or come up with your own work of art. 

This program is free for all ages.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is a fun hour of creative lego building for all ages (we do have Duplos for little ones). We provide the Legos; you provide the imagination. This program is scheduled every-other month, on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Younger children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
Let’s Chat
3:30 p.m.
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's Chat is an English Conversation Club.  It is for those who want to grow in their English skills through speaking with one another and studying aspects of American culture.  This is a free program open to adults giong from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help (K-6)
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen voluteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 9th.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Fall (September 2-December 16th)
Volunteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students this Fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm.

Spring (January 20-May 25th)
Free, drop-in homework assistance for K-12 grade ...read more
Teen STEAM: Microsoft Word
4:30-6:00pm
 Teen STEAM: Microsoft Word
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:30-6:00pmTeen STEAM: Microsof
Tracy Branch Library
For 5th to 12th graders. A Microsoft Word 2010 class for students. Limited number of computers available. Register in person, by phone, or online.

Note: If you have your own laptop with Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, 2016 or 365 you do not need to register. Just show u...read more
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Teen Library Council
4:00 pm
 Teen Library Council
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Providing teens a forum to influence the library's services with ideas for programs, books, and community service.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginning yoga and Pilates is a "comfort-level" hour-long class to help you relax, build core strength and feel better thanks to gentle stretching, fluid movements and attention to your breath and body. Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class is free with a dona...read more
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Free Computer Classes for Adults
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults
Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Thursday 1/28/2016, Monday 2/1/2016, Thursday 2/11/2016 & 2/25/2016 & Monday 2/29/2016)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the free computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive and Axis360 Thursday January 14, 2016  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Please bring your own device ...read more
Planning Meeting Regarding the NEW MH LIBRARY!
5:30pm
Planning Meeting Regarding the NEW MH LIBRARY!
Thursday, Feb. 11, 5:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Would you like to let the builders know what you expect in the New Mountain House Library that will soon be built?  Now is your chance to voice your opinions.  Join us to learn about, help plan, fill out a quick survey and see samples of trends in libraries and what your library could look...read more
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-7:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:00am-7:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Thursdays starting January 21 from 10:00am - 7:00pm.

The Volunteer Income...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.)

Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library is hosting Toddler/Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and caregivers are invited to enjoy stories, crafts and playtime.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime @ Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime @ Manteca Library
Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays)

Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers 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, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a baby/toddler focused story time that lasts 30 minutes. Babies and parents/caregivers will engage in directed developmental "play": songs, rhymes, fingerplays, boardbook sharing and listening to stories. Library staff facilitates this fun program that emphasizes skill-bu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 11, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Feb. 11, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
The Troke Mystery Book Club will meet on Tthe second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. to discuss mystery novels! 

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

Visit the Troke Branch Library to check out a copy o...read more
Lathrop Story Time "Valentine’s"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Story Time "Valentine’s"
Thursday, Feb. 11, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities.
STEAM Powered Kids
3:30
 STEAM Powered Kids
Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's build STEAM! Students and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - read more
Tween Book Club
4 p.m.
 Tween Book Club
Thursday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m.
(Thursdays October 8, 4 p.m., November 12, 4 p.m., December 10, 4 p.m., January 14, 4 p.m., February 11, 4 p.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
Tween 5th - 8th grade join us as we read and discuss books.
 
Kids Valentine Day Craft
4:00pm
 Kids Valentine Day Craft
Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:00pmKids Valentine Day C
Tracy Branch Library
Make pop-up cards and rolled roses for Valentine's Day. All materials supplied. 
Teen Game Day
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play in tournaments or just for fun on the Xbox 1 and Wii. From video games to card and board games. 
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
FASFA/Dream Act Completion Workshop
5:30-7:30pm
FASFA/Dream Act Completion Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 11, 5:30-7:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
We will have a computer lab set up and ready for you to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) or California Dream Act application online. We will also provide information about how to apply for the Cal Grant and the California Chafee Grant for Foster/Former ...read more
Book Discussion Group for Adults
6:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted). The book selections are made by the librarian, to ensure that there are plenty of copies.  If you are interested in joining please come in, meet the librarian and get a copy of the "next" boo...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Feb. 12, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
About a half-hour of stories, followed by crafts or fun-time. Doors open at 10:00, storytime starts at 10:15.
Veterans Connect @ the Library
10:00am
 Veterans Connect @ the Library
Friday, Feb. 12, 10:00am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Veterans Connect Resource Center is a place for veterans to meet with people who can help them figure out what benefits are needed and what is available to meet the need.  Come meet with members of the County Office of Veteran's Services on Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm..
Valentine’s Day Crafts
3:30 p.m.
 Valentine’s Day Crafts
Friday, Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Friday, February 12, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. the Maya Angelou Library will host a Valentine's Crafts Program. Make and decorate fun Valentine-themed crafts and enjoy festive treats.
Find Art Friday
3:30 p.m.
 Find Art Friday
Friday, Feb. 12, 3:30 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 on the 2nd Friday of each month.  See you there!.  
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
Friday, Feb. 12, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic methods for searching the Internet to find the information and resources they need.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices.
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Storytime @ the Library!
10:30
 Storytime @ the Library!
Saturday, Feb. 13, 10:30
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, and lots of fun!  
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-3:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Saturday, Feb. 13, 10:00am-3:00pm
Ripon Branch Library
Walk-ins, no appointment. Starting Saturdays starting January 30 to April 9 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free t...read more
VITA Tax Assistance
10 am - 5 pm
 VITA Tax Assistance
Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 am - 5 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions.
 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 13, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Adult book club
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
 Adult book club
Saturday, Feb. 13, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Sparkles & Ravioli Valentine’s Day Performance
1:00 pm
Sparkles & Ravioli Valentine’s Day Performance
Saturday, Feb. 13, 1:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us for some fun and laughter at a special Valentine's Day performance of Sparkles and Ravioli. All ages are welcome at his very funny but romantic program.
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 13, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be...read more
Paws for Reading
3:00-4:30pm
 Paws for Reading
Saturday, Feb. 13, 3:00-4:30pm
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.
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Feb. 13, 3:00-5:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! For all ages.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminde...read more
Mind & Body Wellness Workshop
3:30pm
 Mind & Body Wellness Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 13, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
In this workshop you will learn to eliminate stress with breathing techniques and meditation.  Presented by The Art of Living organization that says these techniques can help with energy, calmness, controling negative emotions increasing concentration and more.  Join us January 16th and Ja...read more
Lego Club
4:00 pm
 Lego Club
Saturday, Feb. 13, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring your ingenuity and creativity to our new Lego club!  Use our Legos to build something new and extraordinary!  Each meeting will have a different theme. All supplies will be provided
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Holiday - Library Closed
 Holiday - Library Closed
Monday, Feb. 15Holiday - Library Cl
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HOLIDAY - Library Closed
all day
 HOLIDAY - Library Closed
Monday, Feb. 15, all day
(Mondays, Sep 7, Oct 12, Jan 18, Feb 8, 15, & May 30, all day)

Tracy Branch Library
The library will be closed for this federal holiday.
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays )

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. 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-5:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10:00am-5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Tuesdays starting January 26 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

The Volunteer Income ...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Practice
1:00 pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Practice
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The "Let's Chat" English Conversation Practice Club will meet Tuesdays at 1pm.  This program is for ESL adults (English as a Second Language Learners) who wish to practice their English language skills in a casual and relaxed environment.  
Easy Reader & Graphic Novel Book Club
3:00 p.m.
Easy Reader & Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
The Easy Reader Book Club is for all age levels. There will be lots of easy reader books and graphic novels to choose from. All reading levels are welcome. Games and avtivties will follow after reading time.
Teen Creators Club
4:00pm
 Teen Creators Club
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
5th to 12th Grade.  Meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 4:00pm.

Do you like to create things? Stories, drawings, photograhs, videos, podcasts, knit designs, paper crafts, lego creations, robots, or something else? Meet up with your fellow creative teens to sha...read more
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:00 pm
(Tuesdays, Jan. 19 & 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; Apr. 5, 12, 19 & 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; Jun. 7, 14, 21 & 28.)

Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a cuddly friend if they like. A fun and easy craft follows.
Black History Month Program: African Americans and the Quest for Voting Rights
6:00 p.m.
Black History Month Program: African Americans and the Quest for Voting Rights
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:00 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
In support of Black History Month, the Maya Angelou Branch Library will host "African Americans and the Quest for Voting Rights" on Tuesday, February 16 at 6:00 pm. Professor Evan Wade will present a historical and cultural program on the African American right to vote. Evan Wade is a...read more
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
1:00pm-5:30pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1:00pm-5:30pm
(Wednesdays, Feb 3, 17, March 2, 16, 30, 1:00pm)

Escalon Branch Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Wednesdays February 3, 17 and March 2, 16, 30 from 1:00 - 5:30pm.

The Vol...read more
Arts & Crafts
2:00 p.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create your own masterpieces with our supply of arts and craft materials. Build our theme of the day or come up with your own work of art. 

This program is free for all ages.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is a fun hour of creative lego building for all ages (we do have Duplos for little ones). We provide the Legos; you provide the imagination. This program is scheduled every-other month, on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Younger children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
Let’s Chat
3:30 p.m.
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's Chat is an English Conversation Club.  It is for those who want to grow in their English skills through speaking with one another and studying aspects of American culture.  This is a free program open to adults giong from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help (K-6)
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen voluteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 9th.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Fall (September 2-December 16th)
Volunteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students this Fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm.

Spring (January 20-May 25th)
Free, drop-in homework assistance for K-12 grade ...read more
Teen Comic Book Club
4:30pm
 Teen Comic Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4:30pmTeen Comic Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
For 6th to 12th graders.
Let's read! Join up with other teens to discuss great comics and manga during our monthly meetings. Third Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm.

December Topic: Marvel Movie Talk/Ant-Man
Special time for December 16th meeting! 4:00PM
...read more
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Teen Library Council
4:00 pm
 Teen Library Council
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Providing teens a forum to influence the library's services with ideas for programs, books, and community service.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginning yoga and Pilates is a "comfort-level" hour-long class to help you relax, build core strength and feel better thanks to gentle stretching, fluid movements and attention to your breath and body. Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class is free with a dona...read more
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-7:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:00am-7:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Thursdays starting January 21 from 10:00am - 7:00pm.

The Volunteer Income...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime @ Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime @ Manteca Library
Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays)

Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers 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, Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a baby/toddler focused story time that lasts 30 minutes. Babies and parents/caregivers will engage in directed developmental "play": songs, rhymes, fingerplays, boardbook sharing and listening to stories. Library staff facilitates this fun program that emphasizes skill-bu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 18, 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 "Cats"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Cats"
Thursday, Feb. 18, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities.
World of Wonders Science Museum: Balloon Rockets
3:30
World of Wonders Science Museum: Balloon Rockets
Thursday, Feb. 18, 3:30World of Wonders Sci
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When was the last time you made a Balloon Rocket?  That's right . . . a balloon rocket!  You will have a chance to do just that at the library.read more
Lego Builders Club
4:00pm
 Lego Builders Club
Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00pmLego Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
For children 6 and older. We provide the legos. You provide the creativity. Come down and make fun lego creations with other kids.
Teen Movie Night
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie Night
Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch cool movies and enjoy refreshments, all free at your library. 
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Chavez Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Chavez Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings
Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tweens & teens, please join our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Cesar Chavez library from 4 to 5 p.m. At these meetings, you are empowered to advise, plan & run library programs that you would like to see at your local library. Refreshment will be se...read more
San Joaquin Genealogical Society
5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
San Joaquin Genealogical Society
Thursday, Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
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Preschool Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Feb. 19, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
About a half-hour of stories, followed by crafts or fun-time. Doors open at 10:00, storytime starts at 10:15.
Veterans Connect @ the Library
10:00am
 Veterans Connect @ the Library
Friday, Feb. 19, 10:00am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Veterans Connect Resource Center is a place for veterans to meet with people who can help them figure out what benefits are needed and what is available to meet the need.  Come meet with members of the County Office of Veteran's Services on Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm..
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, Feb. 19, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic methods for searching the Internet to find the information and resources they need.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices.
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Genealogy workshop: New Year’s Resolutions - Start that Family Tree!
Genealogy workshop: New Year’s Resolutions - Start that Family Tree!
Saturday, Feb. 20, Genealogy workshop:
Troke Branch Library
Storytime @ the Library!
10:30
 Storytime @ the Library!
Saturday, Feb. 20, 10:30
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, and lots of fun!  
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-3:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Saturday, Feb. 20, 10:00am-3:00pm
Ripon Branch Library
Walk-ins, no appointment. Starting Saturdays starting January 30 to April 9 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free t...read more
VITA Tax Assistance
10 am - 5 pm
 VITA Tax Assistance
Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 am - 5 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions.
 
Tracy Adult Book Club
11:00 a.m.
 Tracy Adult Book Club
Saturday, Feb. 20, 11:00 a.m.
(Saturdays January 16, 11 a.m., February 20, 11 a.m., March 19, 11 a.m., April 16, 11 a.m., May 21. 11 a.m., June 18, 11 a.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
The Tracy Adult Book Club meets at the Tracy branch library on the third Saturday of every month. We try to make selections from various book types and genres.  Feel free to join us for our discussion on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you have any question...read more
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 20, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Paws 4 Reading
1 p.m
 Paws 4 Reading
Saturday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m
(Saturday November 21, 1 p.m., Saturday December 19 1 p.m., Saturday February 20, 1 p.m., Saturday March 19, 1 p.m., Saturday April 16, 1 p.m., Saturday May 21, 1 p.m.)
Paws 4 Reading
Tracy Branch Library
Every 3rd Saturday of the Month.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.
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 20, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be...read more
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Tracy Anime Club
1:00-3:00pm
 Tracy Anime Club
Sunday, Feb. 21, 1:00-3:00pmTracy Anime Club
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for anime screenings, manga reading, and more fun! All ages welcome.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. Standard text message charges may apply.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
12:00am-5:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Monday, Feb. 22, 12:00am-5:00pm
(Mondays, February 1, 22, March 7 & 21, 12:00pm)

Linden Branch Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment. 
for Mondays February 1, 22 and March 7,21  12:00 - 5:00pm

The Vol...read more
VITA Tax Assistance
12 pm - 5 pm
 VITA Tax Assistance
Monday, Feb. 22, 12 pm - 5 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Feb. 22, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Fall (September 2-December 16th)
Volunteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students this Fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm.

Spring (January 20-May 25th)
Free, drop-in homework assistance for K-12 grade ...read more
Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library.
Basic Sign Language Class
5:30 p.m.
 Basic Sign Language Class
Monday, Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.
(Mondays, January 11 & 25, February 22, 5:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
This basic sign language class is taught by community member Doug Vigil and is open to all ages. Doug is also offering Sign Language Storytimes on alternating Mondays.
Mountain House Fiber Arts Group
6:00 to 7:30 pm
 Mountain House Fiber Arts Group
Monday, Feb. 22, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Do you knit? Crochet? Tat? Embroider? If you do it with fiber, we welcome you to join us for our very first meeting. Bring your current WIP (Work In Progress) and let's get to know each other!
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15am-11:00am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays )

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. 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-5:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:00am-5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Tuesdays starting January 26 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

The Volunteer Income ...read more
Free Genealogy Assistance
10:00 am
 Free Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:00 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Want to learn about your family history? Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  You will find them upstairs in the Genealogy Section at the Chave...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 11:15 a.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Practice
1:00 pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Practice
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The "Let's Chat" English Conversation Practice Club will meet Tuesdays at 1pm.  This program is for ESL adults (English as a Second Language Learners) who wish to practice their English language skills in a casual and relaxed environment.  
Skills for Teen Parents: Money Talk: Personal Finance
3:30-5:00
Skills for Teen Parents: Money Talk: Personal Finance
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 3:30-5:00
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn the importance of preparing a budget, paying bills, and doing online banking. Receive a personalized portfolio to hold your finance papers. STeP programs are open to pregnant and parenting teens between the ages of 13 and 20. All programs will be held at the Maya Angelou Branch Library on Tues...read more
Easy Reader & Graphic Novel Book Club
3:00 p.m.
Easy Reader & Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
The Easy Reader Book Club is for all age levels. There will be lots of easy reader books and graphic novels to choose from. All reading levels are welcome. Games and avtivties will follow after reading time.
Teen Advisory Group Meeting
4:00pm
 Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4:00pmTeen Advisory Group
Tracy Branch Library
Members Only. 5th to 12th Grade.

Would you like to help plan teen programs, choose books, and decorate the teen area in the library? If so, pick up a volunteer application at the checkout desk and apply to join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Meets monthly on the fourth Tu...read more
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:00 pm
(Tuesdays, Jan. 19 & 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; Apr. 5, 12, 19 & 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; Jun. 7, 14, 21 & 28.)

Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a cuddly friend if they like. A fun and easy craft follows.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
1:00-5:30pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1:00-5:30pm
(Wednesdays, Feb 10, 24, March 9 & 23, 1:00pm)

Stribley Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Wednesdays February 10, 24 and March 9, 23 from 1:00 - 5:30pm.

The Volunt...read more
VITA Tax Assistance at Stribley Library
1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment
VITA Tax Assistance at Stribley Library
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment
(Wednesdays, February 10 & 24, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and March 9 & 23 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
VITA Tax Assistance
Stribley Library

The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library presents Volunteer Income Tax Assistance; (VITA), a free tax service for low-income residents.  On the days listed below, there will be qualifi...read more

Arts & Crafts
2:00 p.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create your own masterpieces with our supply of arts and craft materials. Build our theme of the day or come up with your own work of art. 

This program is free for all ages.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN,...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is a fun hour of creative lego building for all ages (we do have Duplos for little ones). We provide the Legos; you provide the imagination. This program is scheduled every-other month, on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Younger children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
Let’s Chat
3:30 p.m.
 Let’s Chat
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's Chat is an English Conversation Club.  It is for those who want to grow in their English skills through speaking with one another and studying aspects of American culture.  This is a free program open to adults giong from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Homework Help (K-6)
3:30 p.m.
 Homework Help (K-6)
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help (K-6)
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teen voluteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 9th.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Fall (September 2-December 16th)
Volunteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students this Fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm.

Spring (January 20-May 25th)
Free, drop-in homework assistance for K-12 grade ...read more
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Teen Library Council
4:00 pm
 Teen Library Council
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Providing teens a forum to influence the library's services with ideas for programs, books, and community service.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginning yoga and Pilates is a "comfort-level" hour-long class to help you relax, build core strength and feel better thanks to gentle stretching, fluid movements and attention to your breath and body. Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class is free with a dona...read more
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Free Computer Classes for Adults
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Thursday 1/28/2016, Monday 2/1/2016, Thursday 2/11/2016 & 2/25/2016 & Monday 2/29/2016)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the free computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive and Axis360 Thursday January 14, 2016  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Please bring your own device ...read more
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-7:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:00am-7:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Thursdays starting January 21 from 10:00am - 7:00pm.

The Volunteer Income...read more
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.)

Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library is hosting Toddler/Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and caregivers are invited to enjoy stories, crafts and playtime.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime @ Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime @ Manteca Library
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays)

Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers 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, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
All About Baby is a baby/toddler focused story time that lasts 30 minutes. Babies and parents/caregivers will engage in directed developmental "play": songs, rhymes, fingerplays, boardbook sharing and listening to stories. Library staff facilitates this fun program that emphasizes skill-bu...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:30
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!<...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 25, 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 "Elephants"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Elephants"
Thursday, Feb. 25, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities.
Teen Game Day
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Thursday, Feb. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play in tournaments or just for fun on the Xbox 1 and Wii. From video games to card and board games. 
Homework Helper Grades K-5
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Homework Helper Grades K-5
Thursday, Feb. 25, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016
Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring Grades 6-12
Thursday, Feb. 25, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

 
Ventriloquist Steve Chaney and his puppet Cornelius Crow
6:00pm
Ventriloquist Steve Chaney and his puppet Cornelius Crow
Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for this fun and free family program at Margaret Troke Library.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Feb. 26, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
About a half-hour of stories, followed by crafts or fun-time. Doors open at 10:00, storytime starts at 10:15.
Veterans Connect @ the Library
10:00am
 Veterans Connect @ the Library
Friday, Feb. 26, 10:00am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Veterans Connect Resource Center is a place for veterans to meet with people who can help them figure out what benefits are needed and what is available to meet the need.  Come meet with members of the County Office of Veteran's Services on Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm..
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Feb. 26, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATION...read more
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Storytime @ the Library!
10:30
 Storytime @ the Library!
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10:30
Linden Branch Library
Join us for stories, songs, and lots of fun!  
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
10:00am-3:00pm
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10:00am-3:00pm
Ripon Branch Library
Walk-ins, no appointment. Starting Saturdays starting January 30 to April 9 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free t...read more
VITA Tax Assistance
10 am - 5 pm
 VITA Tax Assistance
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 am - 5 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions.
 
Family Movie
11:30 a.m.
 Family Movie
Saturday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch cool movies and enjoy refreshments, all free at your library. 
Tracy Library Chess Club
12-2 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 27, 12-2 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
Adult Art Class
2:15 pm
 Adult Art Class
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2:15 pm
Tracy Branch Library
Join us in making a personalized bag to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
All materials provided.
Chess Club
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Feb. 27, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00-5:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Feb. 27, 3:00-5:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! For all ages.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminde...read more
Mind & Body Wellness Workshop
3:30pm
 Mind & Body Wellness Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 27, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
In this workshop you will learn to eliminate stress with breathing techniques and meditation.  Presented by The Art of Living organization that says these techniques can help with energy, calmness, controling negative emotions increasing concentration and more.  Join us January 16th and Ja...read more
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Free Computer Classes for Adults
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults
Monday, Feb. 29, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(Thursday 1/28/2016, Monday 2/1/2016, Thursday 2/11/2016 & 2/25/2016 & Monday 2/29/2016)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the free computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive and Axis360 Thursday January 14, 2016  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Please bring your own device ...read more
Blind Date With a Book
8:00 pm
 Blind Date With a Book
Monday, Feb. 29, 8:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Yes, it's that time of year again, when romance is in the air. Why not strike up a relationship with a new book? A different author? A whole new genre? For the entire month of February, we will have books for the whole family, wrapped so you'll have to take a chance on what's inside, jus...read more
VITA Tax Assistance
12 pm - 5 pm
 VITA Tax Assistance
Monday, Feb. 29, 12 pm - 5 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Volunteers from V.I.T.A. assist patrons with tax preparation and questions.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Feb. 29, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Fall (September 2-December 16th)
Volunteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students this Fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm.

Spring (January 20-May 25th)
Free, drop-in homework assistance for K-12 grade ...read more
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Feb. 29, 3:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K-2nd grade.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary.
Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Feb. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library.
Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Feb. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library.
Teen Library Council Presents Bollywood Movie Night
4:00 pm
Teen Library Council Presents Bollywood Movie Night
Monday, Feb. 29, 4:00 pm
(Mondays, January 25, February 29, April 25, and May 23)

Manteca Branch Library
On the last open Monday of every month, get in the mood for fantastic dance numbers, melodrama, and some of the best actors from Bollywood!  Join us for Bollywood Movie Night! Snacks will be provided.
Sign Language Storytime
5:30 p.m.
 Sign Language Storytime
Monday, Feb. 29, 5:30 p.m.
(Mondays, February 1, & 29, 5:30 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Community member Doug Vigil offers a storytime in Sign Language. Come and see how stories come alive through the use of your hands and an expressive face.  Doug will also offer sign language classes on alternating Mondays.
Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Feb. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
     
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