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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Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
 Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
Thursday, Sep. 1
Manteca Branch Library
Start picking up kits to create a piece for Manteca’s Banned Book themed Tiny Art Show. Visit our display or pick up a list of banned books to inspire your creativity. Please return completed art by Friday, September 16.
It’s Back! Fall Tiny Art Show
during open hours
It’s Back! Fall Tiny Art Show
Thursday, Sep. 1, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Its back! Join the Escalon Library for its bi-annual Tiny Art Show. Participants can stop by the library and pick up a tiny art kit to create a masterpiece, while supplies last. Other materials may be used to  create art as long as the art stays tiny.  All art must be returned to the libra...read more
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, Sep. 1, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Bingo
10AM
 Bingo
Thursday, Sep. 1, 10AMBingo
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us on the 1st Thursday of every month at 10:30AM for Bingo!This program is for adults and seniors. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 1, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Baby + Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 1, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 1, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Dana for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 1, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
September Computer Classes for Adults
10:30 am - 12 pm
September Computer Classes for Adults
Thursday, Sep. 1, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Gmail SignUp - September 1, 2022 Chromebook for Beginners - September 8...read more
Preschool Fun Time!
11:00am
 Preschool Fun Time!
Thursday, Sep. 1, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 3-5. Enjoy a variety of activities and crafts designed for preschool skill development.
Teen Game Night
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, Sep. 1, 3:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Yummy Snack Painting Class for Kids (Register)
4:00pm
Yummy Snack Painting Class for Kids (Register)
Thursday, Sep. 1, 4:00pmYummy Snack Painting
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 6-12. We will be painting a yummy snack. With good direction, we can make an artist out of any rookie. You won't believe the results in this skill-enhancing workshop. No experience is necessary. We will utilize simple step-by-step methods that take the stress out of creativity...read more
Back to Hogwarts Day!
4:00-5:00
 Back to Hogwarts Day!
Thursday, Sep. 1, 4:00-5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Celebrate the back-to-school season in magical style! Join us at Fair Oaks for Harry Potter themed activities from 4-5 pm.
Preschool Storytime
4:00pm
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 1, 4:00pmPreschool Storytime
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Storytime as we read books of all kinds. Crafts will be available after reading our fun books.
Learn & Play
4:30PM
 Learn & Play
Thursday, Sep. 1, 4:30PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Bring your little one to preschool playtime.  First Thursday of the month!
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Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
 Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
Friday, Sep. 2
Manteca Branch Library
Start picking up kits to create a piece for Manteca’s Banned Book themed Tiny Art Show. Visit our display or pick up a list of banned books to inspire your creativity. Please return completed art by Friday, September 16.
Grandparents Day Cards
during open hours
 Grandparents Day Cards
Friday, Sep. 2, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon library and create a Grandparents Day card. While supplies last.Grandparents day is 9/11/22
Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Sep. 2, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15am-10:45am
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Sep. 2, 10:15am-10:45am
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
COMPUTER CLASS @ Troke: Getting Started with a Mouse and Keyboard
11 a.m. to noon
COMPUTER CLASS @ Troke: Getting Started with a Mouse and Keyboard
Friday, Sep. 2, 11 a.m. to noonCOMPUTER CLASS @ Tro
Troke Branch Library
Learn what a computer is, and how to use a mouse and keyboard. Bring your own laptop, or learn with one of ours.Join us each Friday morning for a different computer topic.
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Sep. 2, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Little Explorers
11:00am-11:45am
 Little Explorers
Friday, Sep. 2, 11:00am-11:45am
Linden Branch Library
Come to Linden and take part in our Little Explorers, a toddler and preschool STEAM program that takes place once a month. Kids will learn some basics of science, technology, math, engineering, and art, all while having fun and exploring the world around them through guided activities! For ages...read more
Fun Art Friday
3PM
 Fun Art Friday
Friday, Sep. 2
(Fridays, September 2, 16, & 30)

Arnold Rue Micro Library
Join us for Fun Art Friday at Arnold Rue Micro Library.  Material will be provided while supplies last.
New Device Setup Help
3PM
 New Device Setup Help
Friday, Sep. 2, 3PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
If you have received a free tablet or Chromebook from the ARPA Digital Equity Project and need help setting up, we're here to help. Bring your device, your phone, your glasses, and any passwords you have written down, and we will help you set up your new device and get it working. Each patron or...read more
New Device Help
3:00-4:00pm
 New Device Help
Friday, Sep. 2, 3:00-4:00pm
Fair Oaks Library
Did you receive a new device and need help setting it up? Come on by to Fair Oaks Library and we can go through basic set up and use. Please come prepared with your device, any passwords you might need, phones, etc. Appointments will be in groups of 5 for 15 minutes, first come, first served. For ad...read more
Makerspace
3:30pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Sep. 2, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
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Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
 Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
Saturday, Sep. 3
Manteca Branch Library
Start picking up kits to create a piece for Manteca’s Banned Book themed Tiny Art Show. Visit our display or pick up a list of banned books to inspire your creativity. Please return completed art by Friday, September 16.
Grandparents Day Cards
during open hours
 Grandparents Day Cards
Saturday, Sep. 3, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon library and create a Grandparents Day card. While supplies last.Grandparents day is 9/11/22
Let’s Grow! Carrots
2pm
 Let’s Grow! Carrots
Saturday, Sep. 3, 2pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Add carrots to your garden.  Seeds, soil, and seed starter pots will be provided while supplies last.  This event is for gardeners of all ages and experience levels.  Bring the family and share tips with fellow gardeners.
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Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
 Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
Sunday, Sep. 4
Manteca Branch Library
Start picking up kits to create a piece for Manteca’s Banned Book themed Tiny Art Show. Visit our display or pick up a list of banned books to inspire your creativity. Please return completed art by Friday, September 16.
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Library Closed
All Day
 Library Closed
Monday, Sep. 5, All Day
Ripon Branch Library
The Library is closed today. 
Closed For the Holiday
 Closed For the Holiday
Monday, Sep. 5
Mountain House Branch Library
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Sep. 5
Tracy Branch Library
Holiday Observance
Library Closed
 Library Closed
Monday, Sep. 5,
Weston Ranch Branch Library
The library will be closed for Labor Day
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Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
 Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
Tuesday, Sep. 6
Manteca Branch Library
Start picking up kits to create a piece for Manteca’s Banned Book themed Tiny Art Show. Visit our display or pick up a list of banned books to inspire your creativity. Please return completed art by Friday, September 16.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME CANCELED
 PRESCHOOL STORYTIME CANCELED
Tuesday, Sep. 6,
Ripon Branch Library
There is no storytime today at the Ripon Library
Grandparents Day Craft -Make or Take
during open hours
Grandparents Day Craft -Make or Take
Tuesday, Sep. 6, during open hoursGrandparents Day Cra
Escalon Branch Library
Grandparents Day is 9/11/22        Stop by the Escalon library and grab a craft kit to create a personalized gift. Craft can be made in the library or taken home. While supplies last.
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and & free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but children of all ages are welcome.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 10:30 amAll About Baby Story
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.All About Baby is held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Family History Helpers
10:30 am-1:00pm
 Family History Helpers
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 10:30 am-1:00pm
(first and last Tuesday of each month)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Need help with your family history search?  Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogy Society are here to help you on the first and last Tuesdays of each month, 10:30am-1:00pm.  You will find them on the 2nd floor in the Genealogy Section. 
Chavez Book Club for Adults
10:30 am
 Chavez Book Club for Adults
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 10:30 amChavez Book Club for
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join our friendly and interesting discussion.  Our selected tite for Septembr is Still Live With Bread Crumbs, by Anna Quindlen, "a wise tale about second chances, starting over, and going after what is most important in life."
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Game Day for Teens
4:30pm
 Game Day for Teens
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 4:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 13-18. Join us for video games, card games, board games, and more. Feel free to bring your own game to play.Sign up for email or text reminders for teen program:www.remind.com/join/tracyteens
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the fall. 
Lego Club for Kids with Autism
5:30pm
 Lego Club for Kids with Autism
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 5:30pmLego Club for Kids w
Tracy Branch Library
For children, ages 2-12, with autism. Get creative with Legos and Duplos. Build from your imagination or try a challenge card. Legos provided.
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Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
 Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
Wednesday, Sep. 7
Manteca Branch Library
Start picking up kits to create a piece for Manteca’s Banned Book themed Tiny Art Show. Visit our display or pick up a list of banned books to inspire your creativity. Please return completed art by Friday, September 16.
Grandparents Day Cards
during open hours
 Grandparents Day Cards
Wednesday, Sep. 7, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon library and create a Grandparents Day card. While supplies last.Grandparents day is 9/11/22
Grandparents day flower pot craft
during open hours
Grandparents day flower pot craft
Wednesday, Sep. 7, during open hoursGrandparents day flo
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon library and make or take a cute craft for grandparents day. While supplies last
Gadget Clinic
1pm-5pm
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
An afternoon with the Lathrop Police
3:00-4:00 pm
An afternoon with the Lathrop Police
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 3:00-4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
For children up to 12.  Come a spend an afternoon with officers from the new Lathrop police department, and learn about safety in your neighborhood. There will be fun activities, stories, and a great time. 
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Lego Club
3:30 pm
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is for all ages and no sign-up or membership required. Drop-in and build something cool! Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make whatever your heart desires.
DIY Paper Squishy
3:30 PM
 DIY Paper Squishy
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 3:30 PMDIY Paper Squishy
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Love squishes? Or don't know what they are. Then join us as we design and make our very own paper squishies. All supplies will be provided. For ages 12 and up.
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-6. Drop-in homework help provided by volunteers from 3:30 - 5:30pm.Please note, students under 10 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teen over 14.If you are interested in volunteering as a homework helper, please inquire at the library checkout desk.***Can't make it...read more
PAPER CIRCUIT ELECTRICITY EXPLORERS - Ages 10 and over!
4:00 pm
PAPER CIRCUIT ELECTRICITY EXPLORERS - Ages 10 and over!
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 4:00 pmPAPER CIRCUIT ELECTR
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us in the fun making a light up ROBOT and battery tester!Registration is required.Explore how electricity flows and build simple circuits with Maker Tape, an LED, and a coin cell battery to make a battery tester on the first week.  The second week we will make a light up robot toy.  B...read more

Grandparents Day!
4pm
 Grandparents Day!
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 4pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Celebrate your abuelitos/grandparents at Maya Angelou Library with crafts and light refreshments.  Fun for the whole family!  While supplies last.
Library Dungeons and Dragons
4pm
 Library Dungeons and Dragons
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 4pm
Troke Branch Library
Interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons? Come along for this exciting role-playing adventure full of twists and turns, and see where your imagination takes you. We're seeking adventurers for our September campaign. Must be able to commit to meeting on Wednesdays, September 7, 14 & 21, a...read more
Math Olympiad Club (New Earlier Time!)
5:15 PM
Math Olympiad Club (New Earlier Time!)
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 5:15 PMMath Olympiad Club (
Troke Branch Library
Prepare for the prestigious Math Olympiad competition or get better at mathematics! Children ages 9-12, will learn how to solve difficult math problems as preparation for math competitions in school. Through guided instruction and practice using real competition math problems, participants will lear...read more
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Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
 Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
Thursday, Sep. 8
Manteca Branch Library
Start picking up kits to create a piece for Manteca’s Banned Book themed Tiny Art Show. Visit our display or pick up a list of banned books to inspire your creativity. Please return completed art by Friday, September 16.
Grandparents Day Cards
during open hours
 Grandparents Day Cards
Thursday, Sep. 8, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon library and create a Grandparents Day card. While supplies last.Grandparents day is 9/11/22
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 8, 10:30am
(Sept. 8, 15, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 10:30am)
Mountain House All A
Mountain House Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, Sep. 8, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 8, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Baby + Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 8, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 8, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Dana for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 8, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
September Computer Classes for Adults
10:30 am - 12 pm
September Computer Classes for Adults
Thursday, Sep. 8, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Gmail SignUp - September 1, 2022 Chromebook for Beginners - September 8...read more
Computer Basics for Adults (Register)
11:00am
Computer Basics for Adults (Register)
Thursday, Sep. 8, 11:00am
(8/11/22, 9/8/22, 10/13/22, 11/17/22, 12/8/22)
Computer Basics for
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Learn basic computer skills. Ask questions about basic computer and mobile device use. 

Mountain House Preschool Storytime
11:15am
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 8, 11:15am
(Thursdays, September 8, 15, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 11:15am)
Mountain House Presc
Mountain House Branch Library
 Bring your preschoolers to this half hour storytime where library staff will share age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs and we will all have a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.  Please join us at 11:15am on Thursdays. 
Lego Day
3:00-4:00 pm
 Lego Day
Thursday, Sep. 8, 3:00-4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
For ages 2-12.  Create something with Legos and have it displayed in the library for one month. 
Teen Game Night
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, Sep. 8, 3:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Adult Book Club
3:00 pm & 6:00 pm
 Adult Book Club
Thursday, Sep. 8, 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Adult Book Club meets on the second Thursday of every month except December and when otherwise noted.There are two meeting times: 3:00pm and 6:00pm.If you love to read and reflect on what you read, Book Club will help you gain further insight and enrich the experience through discussion with others....read more
Virtual Lego Builders
3:30 PM
 Virtual Lego Builders
Thursday, Sep. 8, 3:30 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us virtually from home building with Legos or sharing your creations!  We ask that parents be present with their children during this program.  Participation is limited so sign-ups are required.

Shark Piggy Banks
3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Shark Piggy Banks
Thursday, Sep. 8, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Want somewhere to store your spare change? Well, we have really cool small shark piggy banks for you to paint and take home! Come by and decorate your very own.For kids 4-12. While Supplies last
Percy Jackson Party
3:30PM
 Percy Jackson Party
Thursday, Sep. 8, 3:30PMPercy Jackson Party
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Calling all Demigods!Join us for fun crafts and activities from the world of Percy Jackson!
Chess Club
4:00pm
 Chess Club
Thursday, Sep. 8, 4:00pmChess Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Looking for someone to play chess with?  Here is your chance.  This is not a class. Children 6 years old and older are playing for fun to practice and learn.
CANCELLED: Lego Club for Kids
4:00PM
 CANCELLED: Lego Club for Kids
Thursday, Sep. 8, 4:00PM
Tracy Branch Library
CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT & FAULTY A/CAges 2-12. Get creative with Legos and Duplos. Build from your imagination or try a challenge card. Lego provided.  
Galaxy Sensory Jar
4:00-5:00
 Galaxy Sensory Jar
Thursday, Sep. 8, 4:00-5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Are you a fan of the stars? Come by Fair Oaks to make your own galaxy sensory jar.
Stuffed Animal Story Time & Sleepover
6:00 PM
Stuffed Animal Story Time & Sleepover
Thursday, Sep. 8, 6:00 PMStuffed Animal Story
Troke Branch Library
Have you ever wondered what happens at the library when it's closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friends at our special sleepover! Wear your pajamas and bring your stuffie (dolls are welcome). Then we'll make a nametag for them, read a goodnight story and tuck the...read more
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Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
 Tiny Art Show Supply Pickup
Friday, Sep. 9
Manteca Branch Library
Start picking up kits to create a piece for Manteca’s Banned Book themed Tiny Art Show. Visit our display or pick up a list of banned books to inspire your creativity. Please return completed art by Friday, September 16.
Grandparents Day Cards
during open hours
 Grandparents Day Cards
Friday, Sep. 9, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon library and create a Grandparents Day card. While supplies last.Grandparents day is 9/11/22
Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Sep. 9, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15am - 10:40am
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Sep. 9, 10:15am - 10:40am
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
Toddler Exploration Lab
10:30am
 Toddler Exploration Lab
Friday, Sep. 9, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
A time and space for toddlers to explore their world by enjoying a variety of hands on activities including puzzles, toss games, crawling tunnels and more, while parents get to meet and talk with each other.  
Crochet Club & Classes for Adults
10:30am
Crochet Club & Classes for Adults
Friday, Sep. 9, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us as Tharini teaches crochet basics. Learn about stitches, yarn, patterns & more. Soon you will enjoy meeting with other club members as you work on your latest crochet projects for your home, yourself and others. Please bring a size G or H crochet hook to class (check for these at local c...read more
Computer Class @Troke: Get Started With Your New Laptop
11 a.m.
Computer Class @Troke: Get Started With Your New Laptop
Friday, Sep. 9, 11 a.m. Computer Class @Trok
Troke Branch Library
Do you have a new laptop?  Do you have questions about it? We can help you get started with using it. No registration required for this free class. Space is limited; first come, first serve.  Please bring your laptop with you to the class.
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Sep. 9, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Balloon Sports
2:30 p.m.
 Balloon Sports
Friday, Sep. 9, 2:30 p.m.Balloon Sports
Thornton Branch Library
Stay out of the heat and play indoor sports with balloons. From volleyball to basketball. Free for all ages. 
New Device Setup Help
3PM
 New Device Setup Help
Friday, Sep. 9, 3PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
If you have received a free tablet or Chromebook from the ARPA Digital Equity Project and need help setting up, we're here to help. Bring your device, your phone, your glasses, and any passwords you have written down, and we will help you set up your new device and get it working. Each patron or...read more
New Device Help
3:00-4:00pm
 New Device Help
Friday, Sep. 9, 3:00-4:00pm
Fair Oaks Library
Did you receive a new device and need help setting it up? Come on by to Fair Oaks Library and we can go through basic set up and use. Please come prepared with your device, any passwords you might need, phones, etc. Appointments will be in groups of 5 for 15 minutes, first come, first served. For ad...read more
Second Friday STEAM
3:30 p.m.
 Second Friday STEAM
Friday, Sep. 9, 3:30 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Legos, crafts & more. Come see what you can create with each week’s theme.No program will be held on Friday, Nov 11.
Makerspace
3:30pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Sep. 9, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
Teen Advisory Group
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Advisory Group
Friday, Sep. 9, 4:00 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Want to have a say in what the Maya Angelou Library does for teens?  Join our Teen Advisory Group and help plan programs and events!  Refreshments will be provided.
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Grandparents Day Cards
during open hours
 Grandparents Day Cards
Saturday, Sep. 10, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon library and create a Grandparents Day card. While supplies last.Grandparents day is 9/11/22
Yoga/Meditation for Adults
10:30am
 Yoga/Meditation for Adults
Saturday, Sep. 10, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Family Story Time
10:30 AM
 Family Story Time
Saturday, Sep. 10, 10:30 AMFamily Story Time
Troke Branch Library
Family Storytime is designed to accommodate a mix of ages and invites the entire family to participate in early literacy activities such as stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement. Enjoy a fun and interactive experience for the whole family that promotes the joys of reading. This program i...read more
Celestial Wind Chime ( Ages 6 & older)
11:00am
Celestial Wind Chime ( Ages 6 & older)
Saturday, Sep. 10, 11:00am
Mountain House Branch Library
You are invited to participate in this fun program. Program is designed for children ages 6 & older. Please arrive early since the space is limited to the first 23 participants. While supplies last.
Craft for Adults: Inspirational Watercolor Painting
1:00pm
Craft for Adults: Inspirational Watercolor Painting
Saturday, Sep. 10, 1:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. All materials supplied. First come, first serve.
Movie Matinee-Bad Guys
1:00 PM
 Movie Matinee-Bad Guys
Saturday, Sep. 10, 1:00 PMMovie Matinee-Bad Gu
Troke Branch Library
In the new action comedy from DreamWorks Animation, based on the New York Times best-selling book series, a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet--becoming model citizens.This movie is rated PG and has a run time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.&nbs...read more
Family Fun Day at the Library
2:00 PM
 Family Fun Day at the Library
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2:00 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Enjoy a day of fun and games with family and friends at the Library!
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Badges for Books Storytime
1:00pm
 Badges for Books Storytime
Monday, Sep. 12, 1:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Join the Tracy Police Department for special storytimes! 
Beginning Soap Making for Adults
1:00-2:00 pm
Beginning Soap Making for Adults
Monday, Sep. 12, 1:00-2:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
For Ages 18 and Up. Come a learn the basics of soap making, and create your own cube of soap. 
Let’s Read Together (Register)
4:00pm
Let’s Read Together (Register)
Monday, Sep. 12, 4:00pmLet’s Read Tog
Tracy Branch Library
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Early readers can improve their reading fluency and comprehension by participating in round-robin reading. Limited space. Priority will be given to those who register and arrive on time. Register in-person, by phone, or online.

Make Cute clay Animals ( Ages 5 & older)
4:00
Make Cute clay Animals ( Ages 5 & older)
Monday, Sep. 12, 4:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Children ages 5 & older are invited to make clay animals. Program is limited to the first 25 participants. Please arrive early. While supplies last.
Pinecone Flowers
4 PM
 Pinecone Flowers
Monday, Sep. 12, 4 PMPinecone Flowers
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Let's turn pinecones into beautiful and colorful flowers, ready to be used in any fall floral arrangements. For ages 13 and up. All supplies will be provided.
Resume Builder
4pm
 Resume Builder
Monday, Sep. 12, 4pmResume Builder
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Resume Workshop. Build your resume from scratch. We will begin with pencil and paper and end with a typed copy. Solid, Useful, Effective. Location: Upstairs, table area behind Reference Desk, Cesar Chavez Library 
Sew Something!
5pm
 Sew Something!
Monday, Sep. 12, 5pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Bring your material, use our machines.  We have limited machines and materials.  First come, first serve.  Must know how to sew already.  Bring your creativity to life.
English Conversation Club
5pm
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Sep. 12, 5pm
Troke Branch Library
Come and practice your English language skills in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 
Knitting & Crochet Club
6 pm
 Knitting & Crochet Club
Monday, Sep. 12, 6 pm
Troke Branch Library
Whether you want to learn how to knit or crochet, or you just want some buddies to yarn with, you're welcome to join us. All ages are welcome. Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own. 
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Escalon Spice of the Month Club
during open hours
 Escalon Spice of the Month Club
Tuesday, Sep. 13, during open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Explore a world of flavor from the comfort of your own home. Each month we will explore  new spices, their history, how to use them and a few recipes to try. Spice kits ( include a small amount of the spice)  can be picked up in the library, while supplies last.September spice is Tasmanian...read more
Tea for Moms
10:30am
 Tea for Moms
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Moms!Please join us on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 10:30am for tea, snacks and conversation. Catch up with neighbors and make new friends. No children please.
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Rosetta Stone for Adults
10:30am
 Rosetta Stone for Adults
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 10:30amRosetta Stone for Ad
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come by and learn how to use Rosetta Stone to learn a new language. Bring your own device or use a laptop available at the library. Limited space available for those using the laptops available at the library. 
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
SPECIAL Preschool Story Time with the City LIbrarian!
10:30 AM
SPECIAL Preschool Story Time with the City LIbrarian!
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 10:30 AM
Troke Branch Library
Instead of our regularly scheduled Preschool Story Time, we will have a special guest, Jenni Fontanilla, the City Librarian! She will be reading and answer any questions.  Afterward stay for a craft and free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but children of all ages ar...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 10:30 amAll About Baby Story
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.All About Baby is held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Legos & Listen
3:30pm-4:30pm
 Legos & Listen
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library Legos and Listen program is designed to hone listening skills and explore creativity. Children ages 4-10 will listen quietly to childrens audiobooks while creating projects with Lego building blocks. 
Lego Building Fun
4:00pm
 Lego Building Fun
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 4:00pmLego Building Fun
Mountain House Branch Library
We have the bricks, you bring the imagination.  Come join us to build and create with Legos 4:00pm.  We have both small Legos and Duplos to share.  Lego donations accepted, large bricks needed more than small bricks. 
Lego Club
4:00pm
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 4:00pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego Club and let your imagination go wild!  Build something new and we'll put it on display.  We'll provide the Legos!!
Tween Club
4:00 PM
 Tween Club
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 4:00 PM
Troke Branch Library
Each meeting we'll be doing fun challenges and activities, just for tweens, ages 9-12 years old! 
Story Time!
4:30 p.m.
 Story Time!
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 4:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks Library
Come by for stories, songs, and more! On the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm.
Mental Health Journal for Teens
4:30pm
 Mental Health Journal for Teens
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 4:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 13-18. Create a custom journal with exercises to help improve your mental health and inspiration quotes. All materials supplied.
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the fall. 
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Gadget Clinic
1pm-5pm
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Acorn Necklaces and Acorn Squirrels
3:00-4:00 pm
Acorn Necklaces and Acorn Squirrels
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 3:00-4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
For Ages 3 to 12. Come to the Lathrop branch library and make a necklace and a squrrial out of plastic acorns. 
Latin American Crafts
3:30 p.m.
 Latin American Crafts
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Two activities will help us begin our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15. Make your own panpipe, based off of the traditional instrument from Central and South America, and create music. Next, learn about the Peru’s Nazca lines and design your own with sand, pain...read more
Full STEAM Ahead!
3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Full STEAM Ahead!
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Join us for our Full STEAM Ahead! program, which encourages kids to explore different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through various activities. Each month will feature a new activity that focuses on one or more of the key STEAM stopics!For kids ages 6-12.
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-6. Drop-in homework help provided by volunteers from 3:30 - 5:30pm.Please note, students under 10 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teen over 14.If you are interested in volunteering as a homework helper, please inquire at the library checkout desk.***Can't make it...read more
Press Flower Lantern Craft
4:00PM -5:00PM
 Press Flower Lantern Craft
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 4:00PM -5:00PM
Van Buskirk Micro Library
Make your own simple pressed flower lantern with a mason jar. This program is intended for kids and teens.
PAPER CIRCUIT ELECTRICITY EXPLORERS - Ages 10 and over!
4:00 pm
PAPER CIRCUIT ELECTRICITY EXPLORERS - Ages 10 and over!
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 4:00 pmPAPER CIRCUIT ELECTR
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us in the fun making a light up ROBOT and battery tester!Registration is required.Explore how electricity flows and build simple circuits with Maker Tape, an LED, and a coin cell battery to make a battery tester on the first week.  The second week we will make a light up robot toy.  B...read more

Let’s Do Crosswords
4PM
 Let’s Do Crosswords
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 4PMLet’s Do Cross
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Do you like crosswords? Or are they an interest you've always had but haven't tried yet? Join us for some crossword fun! We'll work through them together.This program is for adults and seniors. 
Chess Club
4PM
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 4PMChess Club
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn to play chess or test your skill against other players.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Chess club meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Library Dungeons and Dragons
4pm
 Library Dungeons and Dragons
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 4pm
Troke Branch Library
Interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons? Come along for this exciting role-playing adventure full of twists and turns, and see where your imagination takes you. We're seeking adventurers for our September campaign. Must be able to commit to meeting on Wednesdays, September 7, 14 & 21, a...read more

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Let’s Do Crosswords
10AM
 Let’s Do Crosswords
Thursday, Sep. 15, 10AMLet’s Do Cross
Van Buskirk Micro Library
Do you like crosswords? Or are they an interest you've always had but haven't tried yet? Join us for some crossword fun! We'll work through them together.This program is for adults and seniors. 
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 15, 10:30am
(Sept. 8, 15, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 10:30am)
Mountain House All A
Mountain House Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, Sep. 15, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Lotería
10:30AM
 Lotería
Thursday, Sep. 15, 10:30AMLotería
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:30AM for Lotería! In person, no registration required. See you soon!This program is for adults and seniors. 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Baby + Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 15, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 15, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Dana for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 15, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
September Computer Classes for Adults
10:30 am - 12 pm
September Computer Classes for Adults
Thursday, Sep. 15, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Gmail SignUp - September 1, 2022 Chromebook for Beginners - September 8...read more
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
11:15am
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 15, 11:15am
(Thursdays, September 8, 15, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 11:15am)
Mountain House Presc
Mountain House Branch Library
 Bring your preschoolers to this half hour storytime where library staff will share age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs and we will all have a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.  Please join us at 11:15am on Thursdays. 
Teen Game Night
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, Sep. 15, 3:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Oaxacan Animals
3:00-4:00 pm
 Oaxacan Animals
Thursday, Sep. 15, 3:00-4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
For ages 3-12. Make a masterpiece using foil and sharpies. 
Feather Fascinators
3:30 pm
 Feather Fascinators
Thursday, Sep. 15, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Learn to make a fancy Feather Fascinator with the help of Sarah Carson from New Mettle Farms! Due to limited supplies, registration is required. Register online or visit the library to sign-up. For children 10 and up, teens and adults. Requires basic crafting skills such as using scissors and the ab...read more

Board Game Cafe
3:30 PM
 Board Game Cafe
Thursday, Sep. 15, 3:30 PM
Troke Branch Library
We have lots of board games to choose from! Pick a game, grab a snack and have fun.  Grab your friends or meet some new ones! This free, family friendly program is designed for children 5-12 years old.
Slime
3:30PM
 Slime
Thursday, Sep. 15, 3:30PMSlime
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Make your own ooey gooey color slime!
Landscape Painting Class for Kids (Register)
4:00pm
Landscape Painting Class for Kids (Register)
Thursday, Sep. 15, 4:00pmLandscape Painting C
Tracy Branch Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED. For Ages 6-12. We will be painting a beautiful landscape. Why? Because who doesn’t love beautiful landscape scene? Don’t worry, we will hold their hand every step of the way. Unleash the joy of painting in your little one today, and make their little hearts...read more
DIY Sugar Scrub
4:00-5:00
 DIY Sugar Scrub
Thursday, Sep. 15, 4:00-5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Learn how to make your own sugar scrubs at Fair Oaks Library! For Teens and Adults.
Video Game Day
4:00pm
 Video Game Day
Thursday, Sep. 15, 4:00pmVideo Game Day
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us for Video Game Day to play the new and classic systems. The elusive Playstation 5 console will also be available to play. Snacks and water will be provided. This program is open to Teens only. 
Loteria
4:00 p.m.
 Loteria
Thursday, Sep. 15, 4:00 p.m.Loteria
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off!!  Bring the family for an afternoon of fun, snacks and prizes!   
College Prep For Teens - College Application Help
5:00pm
College Prep For Teens - College Application Help
Thursday, Sep. 15, 5:00pmCollege Prep For Tee
Mountain House Branch Library
Need help with College Applications?  A representative from World System Builder, through their literacy program, is here to give you help and advice.    
Fall Fairy Book Houses
6:00PM
 Fall Fairy Book Houses
Thursday, Sep. 15, 6:00PMFall Fairy Book Hous
Troke Branch Library
It's time to get ready for fall with New Mettle Farms! Learn how to upcycle books into beautiful house creations that say something, literally! This free program is for teens and adults. Please register as space is limited. 
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Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Sep. 16, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Crafty Friday--Pretty Paper Earrings
10:30 am
Crafty Friday--Pretty Paper Earrings
Friday, Sep. 16, 10:30 amCrafty Friday--Prett
Mountain House Branch Library
Origami jewelry has been gaining popularity recently. Why not join us to learn an easy way to make pretty origami leaf earrings? Paper, acrylic sealant and jewelry findings will be provided. There's no need to sign up for this class.
Computer Class: Intro to Gmail and Google Account
11 am
Computer Class: Intro to Gmail and Google Account
Friday, Sep. 16, 11 am
Troke Branch Library
Do you have a gmail account, but you're not sure how to use it? Join us and learn how to make the most out of your gmail account and your Google account. 
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Sep. 16, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Ceramic Banks
2:30 p.m.
 Ceramic Banks
Friday, Sep. 16, 2:30 p.m.Ceramic Banks
Thornton Branch Library
Decorate you own bank with markers and paint and keep your money safe! Free for all ages. 
Fun Art Friday
3PM
 Fun Art Friday
Friday, Sep. 16
(Fridays, September 2, 16, & 30)

Arnold Rue Micro Library
Join us for Fun Art Friday at Arnold Rue Micro Library.  Material will be provided while supplies last.
New Device Setup Help
3PM
 New Device Setup Help
Friday, Sep. 16, 3PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
If you have received a free tablet or Chromebook from the ARPA Digital Equity Project and need help setting up, we're here to help. Bring your device, your phone, your glasses, and any passwords you have written down, and we will help you set up your new device and get it working. Each patron or...read more
New Device Help
3:00-4:00pm
 New Device Help
Friday, Sep. 16, 3:00-4:00pm
Fair Oaks Library
Did you receive a new device and need help setting it up? Come on by to Fair Oaks Library and we can go through basic set up and use. Please come prepared with your device, any passwords you might need, phones, etc. Appointments will be in groups of 5 for 15 minutes, first come, first served. For ad...read more
Makerspace
3:30pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Sep. 16, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
English Conversation Club for Adults
4:00pm
English Conversation Club for Adults
Friday, Sep. 16, 4:00pmEnglish Conversation
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults. Practice your English conversations skills in a casual group setting.  
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Chess Club
10:00am
 Chess Club
Saturday, Sep. 17, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Play chess on Saturdays from 10am-1pm. Beginners welcome.
Yoga/Meditation for Adults
10:30am
 Yoga/Meditation for Adults
Saturday, Sep. 17, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Hora de Cuentos/ Bilingual Story Time
10:30am
Hora de Cuentos/ Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Sep. 17, 10:30am
Escalon Branch Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos,  y mas en español! Sábados 10:30Come by for stories, and more in Spanish! Saturdays at 10:30am
Rubik’s Cube Solving Savvy
11:00 am
Rubik’s Cube Solving Savvy
Saturday, Sep. 17, 11:00 am
Ripon Branch Library
Learn how to solve a Rubik's Cube from the young "cubers" of the California Cubing Club!
Scrapbook Cards
1:00pm - 2:30pm
 Scrapbook Cards
Saturday, Sep. 17, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Using blank greeting cards and stickers, a volunteer will walk you through creating your own fall-themed greeting cards using the same methods as sticker journaling.This program is for Teens and Adults. While supplies last.
Makerspace Open
2:00pm
 Makerspace Open
Saturday, Sep. 17, 2:00pmMakerspace Open
Mountain House Branch Library
Come create with the items we provide.  Use your imagination and have fun with your friends. 
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Banned Book Tiny Art Show
 Banned Book Tiny Art Show
Monday, Sep. 19
Manteca Branch Library
What’s the deal with banned books? Stop by the library to view the limited-time Banned Book Tiny Art Show, made of works completed by Manteca Library customers. While you’re here, pick up a banned book and investigate for yourself.
Fall Tiny Art Show
during open hours
 Fall Tiny Art Show
Monday, Sep. 19, during open hoursFall Tiny Art Show
Escalon Branch Library
Come by the Escalon library and check out the Tiny Art masterpieces created by our very talented  local patrons for our Bi-annual Tiny Art Show. Art will be on display unitl 10/17/22. 
Let’s Read Together (Register)
4:00pm
Let’s Read Together (Register)
Monday, Sep. 19, 4:00pmLet’s Read Tog
Tracy Branch Library
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Early readers can improve their reading fluency and comprehension by participating in round-robin reading. Limited space. Priority will be given to those who register and arrive on time. Register in-person, by phone, or online.

Color-Me™ Lanyard Keychains
4;00PM
 Color-Me™ Lanyard Keychains
Monday, Sep. 19, 4;00PMColor-Me™ Lanyard Ke
Mountain House Branch Library
Personalize your very own blank white lanyard keychain to express your personality.  We will supply everything you need to make a beautiful new keychain to take home and enjoy.  Hope you can join us Sept. 19, 2022 at 4:00PM.  Available while supplies last. 
Resume Builder
4pm
 Resume Builder
Monday, Sep. 19, 4pmResume Builder
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Resume Workshop. Build your resume from scratch. We will begin with pencil and paper and end with a typed copy. Solid, Useful, Effective. Location: Upstairs, table area behind Reference Desk, Cesar Chavez Library 
LEGO Challenge
4:00pm - 5:00pm
 LEGO Challenge
Monday, Sep. 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Linden Branch Library
Come join the Linden Library as we tackle a STEAM-based LEGO challenge for an afternoon of fun! Each challenge is a fun surprise that tests your determination, creativity, and thirst for knowledge! *Some challenges may be more complex than others. Younger kids may need some adult guidance on oc...read more
Acrylics for Adults: Bird Watching
4 pm
Acrylics for Adults: Bird Watching
Monday, Sep. 19, 4 pm
Troke Branch Library
We'll show you step-by-step how to complete a bird watching painting in acrylics. Beginners welcome. Materials provided free of charge. 

Board Games & Legos at the Library
5:00 p.m.
Board Games & Legos at the Library
Monday, Sep. 19, 5:00 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Enjoy an exciting day of playing your favorite games or building with Legos!
Knitting & Crochet Club
6 pm
 Knitting & Crochet Club
Monday, Sep. 19, 6 pm
Troke Branch Library
Whether you want to learn how to knit or crochet, or you just want some buddies to yarn with, you're welcome to join us. All ages are welcome. Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own. 
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Banned Book Tiny Art Show
 Banned Book Tiny Art Show
Tuesday, Sep. 20
Manteca Branch Library
What’s the deal with banned books? Stop by the library to view the limited-time Banned Book Tiny Art Show, made of works completed by Manteca Library customers. While you’re here, pick up a banned book and investigate for yourself.
Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterward, stay for a craft and & free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but children of all ages are welcome.
SPECIAL Preschool Storytime with a Police Officer! (RESCHEDULED FOR 9/20)
10:30 AM
SPECIAL Preschool Storytime with a Police Officer! (RESCHEDULED FOR 9/20)
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 10:30 AMSPECIAL Preschool St
Troke Branch Library
We apologize for the inconvenience, but this special story time has been rescheduled for 9/20.  Instead of our regularly scheduled Preschool Story Time, we will have a special guest from the City of Stockton Police Department! He will read a story and answer questions. Afterward stay for a craf...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 10:30 amAll About Baby Story
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.All About Baby is held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Find the Artist in You: Chalk Tempera Painting
4:00 pm
Find the Artist in You: Chalk Tempera Painting
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 4:00 pmFind the Artist in Y
Mountain House Branch Library
Create a beautiful picture using chalk first then mixing it up with tempura paint.  Add a variety of silouette cutouts to finish your creation.This craft is for 5 year olds and above.
Hobbit Door Wreaths
4:00PM
 Hobbit Door Wreaths
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 4:00PMHobbit Door Wreaths
Weston Ranch Branch Library
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."Make your own hobbit hole wreat! Per...read more
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a buddy to read with? Then bring them by our Homework Help where screened volunteers can assist with grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Anime Club for TWEENS!
4:00 PM
 Anime Club for TWEENS!
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 4:00 PMAnime Club for TWEEN
Troke Branch Library
Do you enjoy watching anime? Then this is the place for you!! We eat Japanese snacks while we watch & talk all things anime! This free program is for ages 9-12 years old. 
Junior Gardeners
4:30 p.m.
 Junior Gardeners
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 4:30 p.m.Junior Gardeners
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Explore the wonderful world of seeds and plants through hands-on activities.Presented by Patty Lovato of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Seed Lending LibraryFun for ages 6 and up
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
4:30 p.m.
Hora de Cuentos/ Spanish Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 4:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos, canciones, y mas en español! El primer y tercer Martes de cada mes a las 4:30 pm.Come by for stories, songs, and more in Spanish! On the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm. *No Story Time 9/6/ No Hora de Cuentos 9/6
Paper Flower Craft for Teens
4:30pm
 Paper Flower Craft for Teens
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 4:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 13-18. Learn to make paper rosettes. All materials supplied. First come, first serve.Sign up for email or text reminders for teen program:www.remind.com/join/tracyteens
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the fall. 
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Banned Book Tiny Art Show
 Banned Book Tiny Art Show
Wednesday, Sep. 21
Manteca Branch Library
What’s the deal with banned books? Stop by the library to view the limited-time Banned Book Tiny Art Show, made of works completed by Manteca Library customers. While you’re here, pick up a banned book and investigate for yourself.
Gadget Clinic
1pm-5pm
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Apple Day
3:00 to 4:00 pm
 Apple Day
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
For ages 2 to 12. Come paint stamp with sliced apples, creat tear paper apple trees, popsicle stick apple cores, and yarn apples on paper plates. 
Lego Club
3:30 pm
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Lego Club is for all ages and no sign-up or membership required. Drop-in and build something cool! Each session we come up with a theme to direct the building, but you can make whatever your heart desires.
Bingo
3:30 PM
 Bingo
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 3:30 PMBingo
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Ready to win some prizes? Then join us for a relaxing hour of Bingo. For Ages 11 and up. All supplies will be provided.
EZ Reader Book Club for 6-7 yr olds
3:30 pm
EZ Reader Book Club for 6-7 yr olds
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 3:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Easy Reader Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children read aloud practice and building comprehension.  For 6-7 year olds.  The...read more
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-6. Drop-in homework help provided by volunteers from 3:30 - 5:30pm.Please note, students under 10 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teen over 14.If you are interested in volunteering as a homework helper, please inquire at the library checkout desk.***Can't make it...read more
Canvas Painting For Children Ages 7 & older
4:00pm
Canvas Painting For Children Ages 7 & older
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Children ages 6 & older are invited to participate in this program. All supplies will be provided. Please arrive early since space is limited to first 20 children. 
Rosetta Stone
4PM
 Rosetta Stone
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 4PMRosetta Stone
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Hola! Gutentag! Bonjour! Join us at Weston Ranch to see how you can learn a new language for free with your library card.This program is for adults and seniors. 
Cascada de Flores
4:00-5:00
 Cascada de Flores
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 4:00-5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Fair Oaks Library with a performance from Cascada de Flores! They will be telling the story of El Brujo y La Sirena, about a wizard, a mermaid, and their adventures in the sea. It will include music and dances from all over Latin America, so be ready to join...read more
Chess Club
4PM
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 4PMChess Club
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn to play chess or test your skill against other players.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Chess club meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a buddy to read with? Then bring them by our Homework Help where screened volunteers can assist with grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Library Dungeons and Dragons
4pm
 Library Dungeons and Dragons
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 4pm
Troke Branch Library
Interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons? Come along for this exciting role-playing adventure full of twists and turns, and see where your imagination takes you. We're seeking adventurers for our September campaign. Must be able to commit to meeting on Wednesdays, September 7, 14 & 21, a...read more

Craft Night for Adults @ Troke
5 pm to 6 pm
 Craft Night for Adults @ Troke
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 5 pm to 6 pmCraft Night for Adul
Troke Branch Library
Relax and dot a canvas with brightly colored acrylic paint. This free program is designed for adults. Supplies are provided. No registration is necessary.
Math Olympiad Club (New Earlier Time!)
5:15 PM
Math Olympiad Club (New Earlier Time!)
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 5:15 PMMath Olympiad Club (
Troke Branch Library
Prepare for the prestigious Math Olympiad competition or get better at mathematics! Children ages 9-12, will learn how to solve difficult math problems as preparation for math competitions in school. Through guided instruction and practice using real competition math problems, participants will lear...read more
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Banned Book Tiny Art Show
 Banned Book Tiny Art Show
Thursday, Sep. 22
Manteca Branch Library
What’s the deal with banned books? Stop by the library to view the limited-time Banned Book Tiny Art Show, made of works completed by Manteca Library customers. While you’re here, pick up a banned book and investigate for yourself.
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, Sep. 22, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Baby + Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 22, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 22, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Dana for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 22, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
September Computer Classes for Adults
10:30 am - 12 pm
September Computer Classes for Adults
Thursday, Sep. 22, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults who have very little or no knowledge in the discussed topics.Gmail SignUp - September 1, 2022 Chromebook for Beginners - September 8...read more
Silly Goose and Val - Music and Ventriloquist Show
11:00am
Silly Goose and Val - Music and Ventriloquist Show
Thursday, Sep. 22, 11:00amSilly Goose and Val
Mountain House Branch Library
Val Simpkin is a professional ventriloquist, songwriter and performer from Maryland who has performed all around the country.  Her program is lively, fun and interactive.    We hope you can come laugh, dance and sing with us today.  If you would like to learn and see a bit a...read more
Construction Zone
3:30PM
 Construction Zone
Thursday, Sep. 22, 3:30PMConstruction Zone
Troke Branch Library
It's time to build, build, build!! Chose from legos, duplos, blocks, magnatiles, lincoln logs, krazy gears and more. Use your imagination to build whatever you like! This free program is designed for children 4-12 years old. 
Teen Game Night
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, Sep. 22, 3:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Food Art
3:30PM
 Food Art
Thursday, Sep. 22, 3:30PMFood Art
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us as we use fruit to make fun yummy art!We'll take a picture and then you can enjoy!
Fall Wood Decoations
3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Fall Wood Decoations
Thursday, Sep. 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
We've got some wooden decorations for fall that kids can come to create and take home for the fall!For kids 4-12. While Supplies last
Cascada de Flores presents The Wizard and the Mermaid / El Brujo y la Sirena
4:00pm
Cascada de Flores presents The Wizard and the Mermaid / El Brujo y la Sirena
Thursday, Sep. 22, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For All Ages. Sing, dance and play with Cascada de Flores. This free family show is in ENGLISH and SPANISH and is highly participatory. El Brujo y la Sirena (the wizard and the mermaid) is a musical story about music and the sea, where a mermaid lives singing through the waters o...read more
Chess Club
4:00pm
 Chess Club
Thursday, Sep. 22, 4:00pmChess Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Looking for someone to play chess with?  Here is your chance.  This is not a class. Children 6 years old and older are playing for fun to practice and learn.
Hobbit Day
4:00-5:00
 Hobbit Day
Thursday, Sep. 22, 4:00-5:00
Fair Oaks Library
Celebrate the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings at Fair Oaks Library! There will be Middle-Earth themed activities to enjoy, including making mini hobbit door decorations!
Painting at the Library
4:00 p.m.
 Painting at the Library
Thursday, Sep. 22, 4:00 p.m.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Express your creativity at the Library through painting!
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Thursday, Sep. 22, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a buddy to read with? Then bring them by our Homework Help where screened volunteers can assist with grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Silly Goose and Val
4:00 pm
 Silly Goose and Val
Thursday, Sep. 22, 4:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Join Silly Goose and Val for stories and ventriloquism fun!
Silly Goose & Val Show
6:00PM
 Silly Goose & Val Show
Thursday, Sep. 22, 6:00PMSilly Goose & Val Sh
Troke Branch Library
Laugh, dance, and sing along with award-winning ventriloquist, Val Smalkin and an assortment of her puppet friends. Val's quick paced program of comedy, music, and dance-along songs has delighted audiences from San Francisco to Cap  d'Antibes, France. She creates community moments of jo...read more
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Banned Book Tiny Art Show
 Banned Book Tiny Art Show
Friday, Sep. 23
Manteca Branch Library
What’s the deal with banned books? Stop by the library to view the limited-time Banned Book Tiny Art Show, made of works completed by Manteca Library customers. While you’re here, pick up a banned book and investigate for yourself.
Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Sep. 23, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Linden Lapsit Storytime
10:15am - 10:40am
 Linden Lapsit Storytime
Friday, Sep. 23, 10:15am - 10:40am
Linden Branch Library
Join us in Linden for some singing, fingerplays, and of course a couple good stories!This storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers, but others are welcome to also attend.
Crochet Club & Classes for Adults
10:30am
Crochet Club & Classes for Adults
Friday, Sep. 23, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us as Tharini teaches crochet basics. Learn about stitches, yarn, patterns & more. Soon you will enjoy meeting with other club members as you work on your latest crochet projects for your home, yourself and others. Please bring a size G or H crochet hook to class (check for these at local c...read more
Computer Class @Troke: Internet Privacy
11 a.m.
Computer Class @Troke: Internet Privacy
Friday, Sep. 23, 11 a.m.Computer Class @Trok
Troke Branch Library
Learn some tips about staying safe online. This free class does not require registration. Borrow one of our laptops for the class, or bring your own device.
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Sep. 23, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Canvas Bag Craft
2:30 p.m.
 Canvas Bag Craft
Friday, Sep. 23, 2:30 p.m.Canvas Bag Craft
Thornton Branch Library
Decorate you own canvas book bag and fill it with great books you check out at the library! Free for all ages. 
Homework Help
2:30PM
 Homework Help
Friday, Sep. 23, 2:30PM
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Bring your student to get help with their homework.
Makerspace Open
3:00pm
 Makerspace Open
Friday, Sep. 23, 3:00pmMakerspace Open
Mountain House Branch Library
Come create with the items we provide.  Use your imagination and have fun with your friends on August 26, 2022 at 2:00pm. 
New Device Setup Help
3PM
 New Device Setup Help
Friday, Sep. 23, 3PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
If you have received a free tablet or Chromebook from the ARPA Digital Equity Project and need help setting up, we're here to help. Bring your device, your phone, your glasses, and any passwords you have written down, and we will help you set up your new device and get it working. Each patron or...read more
New Device Help
3:00-4:00pm
 New Device Help
Friday, Sep. 23, 3:00-4:00pm
Fair Oaks Library
Did you receive a new device and need help setting it up? Come on by to Fair Oaks Library and we can go through basic set up and use. Please come prepared with your device, any passwords you might need, phones, etc. Appointments will be in groups of 5 for 15 minutes, first come, first served. For ad...read more
Makerspace
3:30pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Sep. 23, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
The Princess Bride Interactive Party
5 pm
The Princess Bride Interactive Party
Friday, Sep. 23, 5 pmThe Princess Bride I
Troke Branch Library
This year is the 35th anniversary of the cult classic movie The Princess Bride, a spirited, fairy tale story of love and adventure. In celebration, we're hosting an after-hour interactive screening party. Come dressed up (in medieval garbs, if you wish) and join us for some loud, uproarious...read more

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Banned Book Tiny Art Show
 Banned Book Tiny Art Show
Saturday, Sep. 24
Manteca Branch Library
What’s the deal with banned books? Stop by the library to view the limited-time Banned Book Tiny Art Show, made of works completed by Manteca Library customers. While you’re here, pick up a banned book and investigate for yourself.
Chess Club
10:00am
 Chess Club
Saturday, Sep. 24, 10:00am
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Play chess on Saturdays from 10am-1pm. Beginners welcome.
Yoga/Meditation for Adults
10:30am
 Yoga/Meditation for Adults
Saturday, Sep. 24, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Hora de Cuentos/ Bilingual Story Time
10:30am
Hora de Cuentos/ Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, Sep. 24, 10:30am
Escalon Branch Library
Visitanos para escuchar cuentos,  y mas en español! Sábados 10:30Come by for stories, and more in Spanish! Saturdays at 10:30am
Financial Literacy
1PM
 Financial Literacy
Saturday, Sep. 24, 1PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Learn how to improve your financial literacy.
Spades
1:30PM
 Spades
Saturday, Sep. 24, 1:30PMSpades
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Test your skills and try your luck in a game of Spades! Come with a partner or as a free agent.This program is for adults and seniors. Teens may play if accompanied by and teamed up with an adult. 
Makerspace Open
2:00pm
 Makerspace Open
Saturday, Sep. 24, 2:00pmMakerspace Open
Mountain House Branch Library
Come create with the items we provide.  Use your imagination and have fun with your friends. 
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Rosetta Stone for Adults
4:00pm
 Rosetta Stone for Adults
Monday, Sep. 26, 4:00pmRosetta Stone for Ad
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come by and learn how to use Rosetta Stone to learn a new language. Bring your own device or use a laptop available at the library. Limited space available for those using the laptops available at the library. 
Bingo for Adults
10:30 AM
 Bingo for Adults
Monday, Sep. 26, 10:30 AMBingo for Adults
Troke Branch Library
Join us on the last Monday of each month for multiple rounds of Bingo. Win prizes, meet new people, and have fun!This free program is for adults only. 
Let’s Read Together (Register)
4:00pm
Let’s Read Together (Register)
Monday, Sep. 26, 4:00pmLet’s Read Tog
Tracy Branch Library
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Early readers can improve their reading fluency and comprehension by participating in round-robin reading. Limited space. Priority will be given to those who register and arrive on time. Register in-person, by phone, or online.

Shark Paper Collage
4:00pm
 Shark Paper Collage
Monday, Sep. 26, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Children of all ages are invited to participate in this fun and educational program. 
Let’s Paint! Bubble Wrap Art
4 PM
Let’s Paint! Bubble Wrap Art
Monday, Sep. 26, 4 PMLet’s Paint! B
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us as we explore the artistic sides of bubble wrap. For ages 13 and up. Registration is highly recommended as space is limited. Please dress accordingly as some acrylic paints may not wash off easily. All supplies will be provided. 

Resume Builder
4pm
 Resume Builder
Monday, Sep. 26, 4pmResume Builder
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Resume Workshop. Build your resume from scratch. We will begin with pencil and paper and end with a typed copy. Solid, Useful, Effective. Location: Upstairs, table area behind Reference Desk, Cesar Chavez Library 
Family Games Night
4:00pm - 4:45pm
 Family Games Night
Monday, Sep. 26, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Linden Branch Library
We're bringing out the games - boardgames, card games, and more - for a night of fun and play! All ages are welcome, as we'll have a bit of something for everyone!
English Conversation Club
5pm
 English Conversation Club
Monday, Sep. 26, 5pm
Troke Branch Library
Come and practice your English language skills in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 
Family Game Night
5:30 pm
 Family Game Night
Monday, Sep. 26, 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Bring the whole family and join us for a night of fun! Cards, board games, and more will be available. We look forward to seeing you!
Family Game Night
6:00 PM
 Family Game Night
Monday, Sep. 26, 6:00 PMFamily Game Night
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us in the Children's Room for classic board games and snacks!
Knitting & Crochet Club
6 pm
 Knitting & Crochet Club
Monday, Sep. 26, 6 pm
Troke Branch Library
Whether you want to learn how to knit or crochet, or you just want some buddies to yarn with, you're welcome to join us. All ages are welcome. Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own. 
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Baby Storytime
10:30am
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 10:30amBaby Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.
SPECIAL Preschool Storytime with a Doctor!
10:30 AM
SPECIAL Preschool Storytime with a Doctor!
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 10:30 AM
Troke Branch Library
We will have a special guest, pediatrician, Dr. Krystle Balduzzi. She will read a story and help explain what a doctor does. Afterward stay for a craft and free play. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but children of all ages are welcome.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 10:30 amAll About Baby Story
Manteca Branch Library
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.All About Baby is held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
When kids play, anything's possible!ImaginationProblem solvingCreativitySelf-esteemCommunication 
Family History Helpers
10:30 am-1:00pm
 Family History Helpers
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 10:30 am-1:00pm
(first and last Tuesday of each month)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Need help with your family history search?  Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogy Society are here to help you on the first and last Tuesdays of each month, 10:30am-1:00pm.  You will find them on the 2nd floor in the Genealogy Section. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! 
Lathrop Preschool Storytime
12:30 pm
 Lathrop Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 12:30 pmLathrop Preschool St
Lathrop Branch Library
This interactive storytime includes books, music, dance, and fingerplays. It is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers; however, all are welcome. Storytime is an excellent way to introduce a love for books, and develop important developmental skills. 
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Lego Club
3:00 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 3:00 p.m.Lego Club
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with our Lego pieces. Design marble mazes and Lego portrait art or make your own creation.Free for all ages.
Legos & Listen
3:30pm-4:30pm
 Legos & Listen
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Escalon Library Legos and Listen program is designed to hone listening skills and explore creativity. Children ages 4-10 will listen quietly to childrens audiobooks while creating projects with Lego building blocks. 
Preschool Dance Party
4:00pm
 Preschool Dance Party
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Bring your 3-5 year olds to get their wiggles out at our preschool dance party.  There will be jumping, twisting, twirling and loads of musical and dance activities appropriate to this age group.   It all happens on September 27, 2022 at 4:00pm. 
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
4:00 PM
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 4:00 PMSewing Basics for Te
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 4th Tuesdays each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing, including operating a sewing machine, threading a bobbin,and...read more
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a buddy to read with? Then bring them by our Homework Help where screened volunteers can assist with grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Chess Club
4:00 PM
 Chess Club
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 4:00 PMChess Club
Troke Branch Library
Come and play chess, one of the world’s oldest and most popular games, against other kids! We welcome all skill levels, but encourage beginners to at least learn the basic rules (how the pieces move) before coming the first time. This is for youth, ages 6-17 years old. We are in need of e...read more
LEGO Club
4:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 4:30 p.m.LEGO Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
4th Tuesday of the monthWe bring the bricks.You supply the imagination.
Story Time!
4:30 p.m.
 Story Time!
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 4:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks Library
Come by for stories, songs, and more! On the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 4:30 pm.
Movie Night for Teens - Jumanji: The Next Level
4:30pm
Movie Night for Teens - Jumanji: The Next Level
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 4:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 13-18. The ragtag team of teens returns to the world of Jumanji only to discover that the rules of the game they thought they had defeated have changed. The group must enact a rescue mission when one of their ranks finds themselves in peril, negotiating the furthest reaches of the game univ...read more
Teen Craft: Karaoke and Slime
4:30PM
 Teen Craft: Karaoke and Slime
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 4:30PMTeen Craft: Karaoke
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Teens ages 13-18 joim us as we make slime and sing our favorite songs!
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
5:30pm
Mountain House Family Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 5:30pmMountain House Famil
Mountain House Branch Library
The whole family will enjoy this half hour storytime where library staff will share quiet bedtime stories, rhymes and songs in preparation for bedtime.   Please join us at 5:30pm each Tuesday throught the fall. 
How To: Hoopla
6:00pm - 6:45pm
 How To: Hoopla
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Linden Branch Library
If you're unfamiliar with or struggle with using our free Hoopla app, come by the library and we'll walk you through some of the basics! Bring your own phones, tablets, or laptops - or just yourselves - and we'll walk through accessing Hoopla, searching for items, and checking them out.T...read more
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Gadget Clinic
1pm-5pm
 Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 1pm-5pm
Escalon Branch Library
Adults and Seniors,If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance, walk-ins welcome or by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask ...read more
Exploring the MakerSpace Room
2 - 5 PM
 Exploring the MakerSpace Room
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2 - 5 PMExploring the MakerS
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,The Chavez MakerSpace room will be reopened starting Wednesday, July 6 at 2 PM and will be open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 to 5 PM. If you haven't been to the MakerSpace room before, it is located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Come explore ...read more
Makerspace
3:00 p.m.
 Makerspace
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 3:00 p.m.Makerspace
Thornton Branch Library
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. Free for all ages.
Pom Pom Hedgehogs
3:00 - 4:00
 Pom Pom Hedgehogs
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 3:00 - 4:00
Lathrop Branch Library
For ages 2-12 We will be making Hedghogs out of fluffy pom poms, and yarn. 
Hungry Human Hippos
3:30 PM
 Hungry Human Hippos
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 3:30 PMHungry Human Hippos
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us as we turn the classic board game Hungry Hungry Hippos into a real Hungry Human Hippos game. Get ready to become Hungry Hippos in search of food. For ages 10 and up. All supplies will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes as the game may get physical.
Music Makers - DIY Instruments
3:30 p.m.
 Music Makers - DIY Instruments
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 3:30 p.m.
Manteca Branch Library
Create your own music at any time by making your own musical instruments. Choose from a harmonica, maracas, jingle ring, jingle stick, or build them all.
EZ Reader Book Club for 6-7 yr olds
3:30 pm
EZ Reader Book Club for 6-7 yr olds
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 3:30 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Easy Reader Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children read aloud practice and building comprehension.  For 6-7 year olds.  The...read more
Homework Help
3:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 3:30pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades K-6. Drop-in homework help provided by volunteers from 3:30 - 5:30pm.Please note, students under 10 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teen over 14.If you are interested in volunteering as a homework helper, please inquire at the library checkout desk.***Can't make it...read more
DIY Acrylic Keychain
4:00PM -5:00PM
 DIY Acrylic Keychain
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 4:00PM -5:00PM
Van Buskirk Micro Library
Decorate your own acrylic keychain with fun charms!This program is intended for kids and teens.
Makerspace Open
4:00 pm
 Makerspace Open
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 4:00 pmMakerspace Open
Mountain House Branch Library
Come create with the items we provide.  Use your imagination and have fun with your friends on August 26, 2022 at 2:00pm. 
Coloring for Relaxation
4PM
 Coloring for Relaxation
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 4PMColoring for Relaxat
Weston Ranch Branch Library
You work hard. You handle business. You take care of everybody else. This is a time for you to relax and take care of yourself. Let your mind and body rest, and do some meditative coloring.This program is for adults and seniors. 
Homework Help
4:00PM
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Available for grafes 1st-5th. Students can bring their homework and gain help from our volunteers. Available on a first come, first served. 
Popsicle Stick Ferris Wheel
4pm
 Popsicle Stick Ferris Wheel
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 4pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Put your STEM skills to the test and build your own Ferris wheel of out popsicle sticks.  This program is for teens 13-18.
Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a buddy to read with? Then bring them by our Homework Help where screened volunteers can assist with grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Last Wednesday Book Club @Troke
5:00 p.m.
 Last Wednesday Book Club @Troke
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 5:00 p.m.Last Wednesday Book
Troke Branch Library
Join us as we discuss our September selection, The Lost Man by Jane Harper.There will be a small number of physical copies of the current title available at our August 31 meeting; there may be some left over after the meeting. Additional copies may be requested from other branches or Link+.&nbs...read more
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Coloring for Relaxation
10AM
 Coloring for Relaxation
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10AMColoring for Relaxat
Van Buskirk Micro Library
You work hard. You handle business. You take care of everybody else. This is a time for you to relax and take care of yourself. Let your mind and body rest, and do some meditative coloring.This program is for adults and seniors. 
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
10:30am
Mountain House All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30am
(Sept. 8, 15, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 10:30am)
Mountain House All A
Mountain House Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Preschool Storytime at Escalon
10:30 AM
 Preschool Storytime at Escalon
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.Above all it ...read more
Baby + Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Baby + Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30 a.m.Baby + Toddler Story
Troke Branch Library
Join us for about 30 minutes of stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. After storytime, we will play for about half an hour. This mellower storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too!
A Special Storytime
10:30am
 A Special Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30am
Manteca Branch Library
This will be a storytime in partnership with the San Joaquin County of Education.  There will stories, songs, a special presentation, and a fun activity.  We want to celebrate early literacy throughout the county.  Come join us!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30 amPreschool Storytime
Manteca Branch Library
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Dana for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.  
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
11:15am
Mountain House Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 29, 11:15am
(Thursdays, September 8, 15, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 11:15am)
Mountain House Presc
Mountain House Branch Library
 Bring your preschoolers to this half hour storytime where library staff will share age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs and we will all have a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.  Please join us at 11:15am on Thursdays. 
Teen Game Night
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, Sep. 29, 3:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Stringing Spider Webs
3:30PM
 Stringing Spider Webs
Thursday, Sep. 29, 3:30PMStringing Spider Web
Troke Branch Library
Spiders have a bad wrap! Learn to spin a beautiful web with New Mettle Farms. Spinning activity includes a positive wrap on the role of spiders in our world. This free program is for children 5-12 years old. Please register as space is limited. 

Rock Painting
3:30PM
 Rock Painting
Thursday, Sep. 29, 3:30PMRock Painting
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join as we have fun painting rocks!All ages welcome!
Family Movie Night: The Bad Guys (2022)
4:00pm
Family Movie Night: The Bad Guys (2022)
Thursday, Sep. 29, 4:00pmFamily Movie Night:
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. The infamous Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, Ms. Tarantula, and Mr. Wolf find their lives of crime coming to an end as they face imprisonment. Determined to retain their freedom, the criminals band together to boost their public image and prove their goodness to their community with the...read more
Movie Night: Encanto!
4:00-6:00
 Movie Night: Encanto!
Thursday, Sep. 29, 4:00-6:00
Fair Oaks Library
Come join us at Fair Oaks Library for a Movie Night! We will be watching Encanto and snacks will be provided while supplies last.
Craft with a Cricut Machine Series
4:00 p.m.
Craft with a Cricut Machine Series
Thursday, Sep. 29, 4:00 p.m.
(Thursday 9/29/2022, 10/20/2022, 11/17/2022)
Craft with a Cricut
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Learn how to personalize items for school with a Cricut machine!In this series, learn the basics of a Cricut Machine and make some personalized items for school.  Attendees must be ages 9-12.  No exceptions.  Supplies are limited.

Homework Help
4:00-6:00 PM
 Homework Help
Thursday, Sep. 29, 4:00-6:00 PMHomework Help
Troke Branch Library
Does your child need help with their homework? Or need a buddy to read with? Then bring them by our Homework Help where screened volunteers can assist with grades 1st-8th with all subjects. This service is free and is first come, first served. Please sign in at children's reference desk. 
Preschool Storytime
4:00pm
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 29, 4:00pmPreschool Storytime
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Bring the little ones and join us for Storytime as we read books of all kinds. Crafts will be available after reading our fun books.
Learn & Play
4:30PM
 Learn & Play
Thursday, Sep. 29, 4:30PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Bring your little one to preschool playtime.  
College Prep For Teens - FAFSA forms
5:00pm
College Prep For Teens - FAFSA forms
Thursday, Sep. 29, 5:00pmCollege Prep For Tee
Mountain House Branch Library
Have questions or need help with FAFSA forms?  A representative from World System Builder, through their literacy program, is here to give you help and advice.    
Sensory Friendly Movie Night
6:00 PM
 Sensory Friendly Movie Night
Thursday, Sep. 29, 6:00 PMSensory Friendly Mov
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy a monthly movie in an accepting and comfortable setting for children who are on the autism spectrum. Lights will be dimmed, and the sound turned down low. Children are free to dance, sing, and move about. Sensory & fidget toys will be available, as well as popcorn & water. This month w...read more
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Family Storytime
10:15AM
 Family Storytime
Friday, Sep. 30, 10:15AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for children and their caregivers. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Computer Class @Troke: Online Job Search Tips
11 a.m.
Computer Class @Troke: Online Job Search Tips
Friday, Sep. 30, 11 a.m.
Troke Branch Library
Learn some tips about searching for employment online. This free class does not require registration. Borrow one of our laptops for the class, or bring your own device.
Stay and Play
11:00AM
 Stay and Play
Friday, Sep. 30, 11:00AM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for a Stay and Play. Children 5 and under can make new friends as they play with different toys.
Football Pillow Craft
2:30 p.m.
 Football Pillow Craft
Friday, Sep. 30, 2:30 p.m.Football Pillow Craf
Thornton Branch Library
Get ready for football season with your very own football pillow! Program is free for all ages.
Fun Art Friday
3PM
 Fun Art Friday
Friday, Sep. 30
(Fridays, September 2, 16, & 30)

Arnold Rue Micro Library
Join us for Fun Art Friday at Arnold Rue Micro Library.  Material will be provided while supplies last.
Puzzle Time
3:00pm
 Puzzle Time
Friday, Sep. 30, 3:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Do you just love puzzles?  If you like mazes, crosswords, word finds, find the difference puzzles or just doing jigsaw puzzles we hope you can join us as we do them all together.  It happens at 3:00pm on Spet. 30, 2022.
New Device Setup Help
3PM
 New Device Setup Help
Friday, Sep. 30, 3PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
If you have received a free tablet or Chromebook from the ARPA Digital Equity Project and need help setting up, we're here to help. Bring your device, your phone, your glasses, and any passwords you have written down, and we will help you set up your new device and get it working. Each patron or...read more
New Device Help
3:00-4:00pm
 New Device Help
Friday, Sep. 30, 3:00-4:00pm
Fair Oaks Library
Did you receive a new device and need help setting it up? Come on by to Fair Oaks Library and we can go through basic set up and use. Please come prepared with your device, any passwords you might need, phones, etc. Appointments will be in groups of 5 for 15 minutes, first come, first served. For ad...read more
Makerspace
3:30pm
 Makerspace
Friday, Sep. 30, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ideal for Ages 9-18. Hands on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities for tweens and teens.
STEAM Friday: Astronomy
3:30pm
 STEAM Friday: Astronomy
Friday, Sep. 30, 3:30pm
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon library for a fun-filled science afternoon orbiting around astronomy! Learn about the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies. Recreate some famous constellations using marshmallows. Then create your own star wheel to help you locate stars in the sky all year long!**Please keep i...read more
 
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