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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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Great Valley Serpentarium - 2 SHOWS!
1:30 p.m.
Great Valley Serpentarium - 2 SHOWS!
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 1:30 p.m.
(Wednesday, July 30, 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.)

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

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

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

Slithery, slippery creatures come to visit the library when the Se...read more
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#ReinventStockton Summer Book Club
1:00-3:30 pm (UOP)
#ReinventStockton Summer Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 1:00-3:30 pm (UOP)
(Wednesdays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, at 1:00 p.m.)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
In collaboration with the Library's Summer Reading program, Councilmember Michael Tubbs will host a weekly book club featuring the book, Buck: A Memoir, by M.K. Asante. Buck is a coming-of-age story set in the wilds of urban America, which was reviewed as "an inspiring sto...read more
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Summer Book Buddies and Dog Volunteers
2 p.m.
Summer Book Buddies and Dog Volunteers
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This summer, the Ripon Branch invites children to the Book Buddy and Canine Reading Program, every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Teen, adult, and therapy dog volunteers are available to sit and listen to children read.  Alternately, volunteers may also read to the kids.  This is a great ...read more
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Lego Club
3:30 p.m.
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Lego builders of all ages build together at the library!  Legos will be provided each week.  Creations are displayed in the display case until the following week.
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:30pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The EZ Reader Book Club is for students Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  Read a book at home, come and discuss it at the library and do an activity together.  Sign up at the Circulation Desk.
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Summer Book Buddies
3:30 pm
 Summer Book Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 3:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Reading help for children entering the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.
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Beginning Chapter Books Book Club
4:15pm
Beginning Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 4:15pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Beginning Chapter Books Book Club is for students 3rd through 5th grade.  Read a book at home, come and discuss it at the library and do an activity together.  Sign up at the Circulation Desk.
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 31, 10:30 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
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Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
Thursday, Jul. 31, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)

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

Ripon Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.

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

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