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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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Outreach Stories & Crafts
9:30 am
 Outreach Stories & Crafts
Thursday, Apr. 24, 9:30 am
(February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
On the fourth Thursday of each month, the Maya Angelou Library will present Stories & Crafts, an outreach storytime at the Dorothy L. Jones Community Center. Preschool-aged children and their caregivers are invited to a monthly story hour accompanied by a fun craft.
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All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 24, 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.
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Apr. 24, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.)

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

 
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Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
Thursday, Apr. 24, 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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Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 24, 11:15am
Mountain House Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, songs and other age appropriate activities. 
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Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Vegetables"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Preschool Story Time "Vegetables"
Thursday, Apr. 24, 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. 
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Homework Helpers
5-7 pm
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, Apr. 24, 5-7 pm
(Every Thursday 5-7 pm)
Homework Helpers
Troke Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Need help with your homework? Come on down to the library where our volunteers can assist you. Beginning August 20th, Homework Helpers will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-6 pm and Thursdays from 5-7 pm. Assistance will be available in various subjects such as m...read more
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Math Smart Tutoring
5 - 7 pm
 Math Smart Tutoring
Thursday, Apr. 24, 5 - 7 pm
Troke Branch Library
Math Smart Tutoring provides free tutoring to any 6th through 12th grade students struggling with math.  Tutors share their enthusiasm and expertise and offer individual attention and encouragement.  The Math Smart Tutoring program takes place at MK Troke Library Tuesdays and Wednesdays fr...read more
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Uncle Al Show.
6:00 PM
 Uncle Al Show.
Thursday, Apr. 24, 6:00 PM
Troke Branch Library
Uncle Al is fun for the entire family. His positive attitude and fun personality make everyone feel part of the show. He keeps kids engaged the whole time and entertains them with his magic tricks and witty humor. Come join us for a fun  evening!
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Apr. 25, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.)

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

 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Apr. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
We will enjoy books, songs, and fingerplays. Storytime starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Storytime is followed by a brief craft or playtime. 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Apr. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library is hosting Preschool Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy fun stories, songs and crafts followed by playtime.
 
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Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
3-4 pm
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Apr. 25, 3-4 pm
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.&nbs...read more
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Zumba with Sophie
4-5 p.m.
 Zumba with Sophie
Friday, Apr. 25, 4-5 p.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Dance to get fit, and have fun too!! Instructor Sophie Cardoza-Wan will lead you through moves set to Latin rhythms like salsa, cumbia, samba, and merengue music
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Arts and Crafts
12:30 p.m.
 Arts and Crafts
Saturday, Apr. 26, 12:30 p.m.
(Saturdays, March 1, 8, 22, & April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 12:30 p.m.)

Thornton Branch Library
[if gte mso 9]> 800x600 Explore your creative side and make your own work of art. Free arts and craft, Satrudays at 12:00 p.m.[if gte mso 9]> Normal...read more
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Tracy Library Chess Club
12 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Apr. 26, 12 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as 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.
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Tracy Library Book Club for Adults
1 p.m.
Tracy Library Book Club for Adults
Saturday, Apr. 26, 1 p.m.Tracy Library Book C
Tracy Branch Library
On the fourth Saturday of every month, the Tracy Library will be hosting a book club for adults. Our monthly discussions will begin at 1 p.m. inside the library, and are free and open to new members. The book selected for our April book club will be Jennifer McMahon's "read more
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Chess Club
3:00pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Apr. 26, 3:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Chess Club meets at the Mountain House Branch Library on Saturday from 3:00pm-4:30pm.  The club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside ...read more
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Homework Helpers
2:15
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Apr. 28, 2:15
(Mondays, February 24; March 3,10,17,24,31; April 7,14,21, 28; May 5, 2:15-5:15 pm)
Homework Helpers
Tracy Branch Library
The Tracy Branch Library is offering Homework Help to children in grades K-6. Our Homework Helpers program takes place on Mondays from 2:15 to 5:15, and continues through May 5. This free program is administered by local high school volunteers, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so ...read more
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 p.m.
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Apr. 28, 3:00 p.m.
(Mondays, Jan 13, Feb 3, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12 & 19, 3 p.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary.
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Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Apr. 28, 3:30 p.m.
(Mondays, Jan 13, Feb 3, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12 & 19, 3:30 p.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
Beginning Chapter Book Club is for students in grades 3rd - 5th.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary.
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Family Storytime
6:00 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Monday, Apr. 28, 6:00 p.m.
(Mondays, Jan 13, Feb 3, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12 & 19, 6 p.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
Family Storytime is for children of all ages.  There will be books read and activities performed for a fun time of sharing together as a family.
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15 -11:00 a.m.
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 10:15 -11:00 a.m.
Troke Branch Library
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Free Genealogy Assistance
10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Free Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
(Every Tuesday from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

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

Manteca Branch Library
Even the youngest babies will benefit from this 20 minute combination of simple picturebook stories, rhythmic music, plus fingerplays with motion and movement. The doors open at 10:00, stories and songs are at...read more
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Knitter’s Group
1:00 p.m.
 Knitter’s Group
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 1:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
The Knitter's Group meet every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Ekholm Community Room at the Escalon Library. This free, friendly knitting group works on indvidual projects and welcome newcomers, even crocheters. Bring your project and questions and they will be more than happy to offer advice.
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Homework Helpers
4-6 pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 4-6 pm
(Every Tuesday and Wednesday 4-6 pm)
Homework Helpers
Troke Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Need help with your homework? Come on down to the library where our volunteers can assist you. Beginning August 20th, Homework Helpers will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-6 pm and Thursdays from 5-7 pm. Assistance will be available in various subjects such as m...read more
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Decorate the Teen Area
5:00pm
 Decorate the Teen Area
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 5:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Get creative @ your space in the Library. Come, make your mark with some shiny old CD’s, magic markers, and other colorful materials. Let’s make the Teen Zone look like you know it should!
 
 
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:30pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Apr. 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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Seed Library Orientation
3:00pm
 Seed Library Orientation
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 3:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Now you can "borrow" seeds from the Library!
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Homework Helpers
3:30 pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 3:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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Let’s Chat: English Conversation Club
3:30 pm
Let’s Chat: English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 3:30 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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Homework Helpers
4-6 pm
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 4-6 pm
(Every Tuesday and Wednesday 4-6 pm)
Homework Helpers
Troke Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Need help with your homework? Come on down to the library where our volunteers can assist you. Beginning August 20th, Homework Helpers will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-6 pm and Thursdays from 5-7 pm. Assistance will be available in various subjects such as m...read more
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Beginning Chapter Books Book Club
4:15pm
Beginning Chapter Books Book Club
Wednesday, Apr. 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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Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 6:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays, on going at 6:00 p.m.)

Ripon Branch Library
Certified instructor guides students through easy yoga and pilates movements in a one hour session.
   
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