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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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Genealogy Helpers
10:00 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10:00 am
(First and last Tuesdays of each month, 10 am - 1 pm)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month, 10 am til 1 pm.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the ...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
Book Discussion Group
10:30 am
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 amBook Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion. Our selected title for August is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon. It is the story of an austistic boy's investigation of the suspicious death of a neighboor's dog, told from the boy's point of view. You can read more ab...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are al...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Teen Game Day
4:00pm
 Teen Game Day
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 4:00pmTeen Game Day
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders.
Do you like food? We have it! Do you like games? We'll provide a selection of video games, card games, and board games and you're welcome to bring your own games, too. Come hang out with us at the library!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recie...read more
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 pm
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 5:00-5:30 pmFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 
Venga y participe cada martes durante ...read more
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6:00 PMKnitting & Crochet N
Linden Branch Library
Come join Linden Library in learning how to knit or crochet! Open to those who already know how to crochet/knit or are interested in learning.
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Lathrop "Dinosaur Excavation" STEAM Program
3:00 PM
Lathrop "Dinosaur Excavation" STEAM Program
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Learn about paleontology and fossils in a hands-on science program!  It lets YOU be the paleontologist and dig for dinosaurs and other treasure!
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:00pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Please note that starting September 2017, the Lego Block Party will be held only on the first two Wednesdays of the week in the children area instead of the program room.

On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Part...read more
Basic Financial Concepts
4 pm
 Basic Financial Concepts
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 4 pmBasic Financial Conc
Fair Oaks Library
Do you have questions about financial concepts? This class can help!This class will cover some basic financial concepts to help you better understand how money works and to help guide you on the right track to becoming your own money manager. The future is not in the hands of your employer, your uni...read more
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit!  Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants!  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 3, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Lathrop Story Time "Back to School"
1:30 PM
Lathrop Story Time "Back to School"
Thursday, Aug. 3, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
 
Bubble Wonder with World of Wonders Science Museum
3:30 p.m.
Bubble Wonder with World of Wonders Science Museum
Thursday, Aug. 3, 3:30 p.m.Bubble Wonder with W
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Children in preschool through 4th grade, become a bubble scientist and discover the unique physical properties of bubbles.  What’s inside a soap bubble?  Are bubbles always the same shape?  Can you shake hands with a friend through a bubble wall?  Investigate the answers to...read more
Design Your Future & Build a Better World: Architecture and Model Making
4:00 pm
Design Your Future & Build a Better World: Architecture and Model Making
Thursday, Aug. 3, 4:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Ever wanted to design your dream home?  Design Your Future will teach you to do just that! From designing and drawing out your idea, to building a real working model, Carlos Nieto III will help you explore every major aspect of the architectural design world. With the help of a few simple desig...read more
Family Game Day
4:00pm
 Family Game Day
Thursday, Aug. 3, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Families, come enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Wadsworth Room! Play games such as Uno, Chess, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Jenga, Monop...read more
Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
5:00-6:00 pm
 Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
Thursday, Aug. 3, 5:00-6:00 pmLego Day at Fair Oak
Fair Oaks Library
Join us for an hour of Lego building fun and see what creations you can put together! Build to our new theme or let your imagination guide your unique creations!
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 4, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Learning about Computers and Using a Mouse
Friday, Aug. 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic mouse movements such as how to click on or select objects. The class allows plenty of time for practicing so students can become comfortable using a computer mouse.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are ...read more
Painting and Face Painting
2:00pm
 Painting and Face Painting
Friday, Aug. 4, 2:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
We'll have the paint, you come and show us your creativity.  At the same time we'll have the paint and decorate you.
Hope you can join us for this relaxed and fun program.
Maker Space
2:30 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, Aug. 4, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
GET MOVING!
3 p.m.
 GET MOVING!
Friday, Aug. 4, 3 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Parents and children, you won't want to miss the fun this afternoon in the Stewart-Hazelton Room! 

A representative of CalHEPP will be here to teach parents and their children fun ways to excercise together.

 
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Citizenship and Naturalization
12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m.
 Citizenship and Naturalization
Saturday, Aug. 5, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents a program on citizenship and naturalization.
 
Are you interested in completing the process for United States Citizenship or have family members who are? Vilaysay “Sai” Chang will present a naturalization information session fo...read more
Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 5, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 5, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Aug. 5, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Chavez Makerspace Open
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Saturday, Aug. 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Beading Jewelry with Delia
1:00 pm
 Beading Jewelry with Delia
Saturday, Aug. 5, 1:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
On Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 1:00-4:30 p.m., the Manteca Library presents Beading Jewelry With Delia.  Learn how to make your own necklaces and earrings with cords, chains, beads, and crystals.

The class is limited to 20 participants, ages 8 and up (with parent). Please re...read more
Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2:00pm
(Saturdays, August 5, 12 and 26, and September 2, 2 p.m.)

Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion Patitpavan Neel.  Most Saturdays 2:00pm.  Check calendar for dates.
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Aug. 5, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
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Chavez Makerspace Open
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Monday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Rock Painting for Families
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
 Rock Painting for Families
Monday, Aug. 7, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.Rock Painting for Fa
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join the rock painting craze! Chavez Library will be hosting a rock painting party on Monday, August 7th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. read more
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Aug. 7, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Social Security and You
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.Social Security and
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and You. A representative from the Stockton Social Security Administration will be here to review the programs offered by Social Security such as Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), M...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are al...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Lego Art
2:30 p.m.
 Lego Art
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
We give you a canvas and the legos to create your own masterpiece. You works of art will be put on display at the library. 
CANCELED - Teen STEM: Hour of Code
4:00pm
CANCELED - Teen STEM: Hour of Code
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Get an introduction to computer programming, aka coding. Space is limited. Priority given to those who pre-register at the check out desk or by phone (866-805-7323).
STEAM PROGRAM : Fibers From Around the World
4:00pm
STEAM PROGRAM : Fibers From Around the World
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library

Join us for this fun and educational program recommended for children grades 3-6. Children will discover a diversity of fiber producing animals (and silkworms) from around the world and the ...read more

Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our Lego club and let your imagination go wild!! Build something new every other week based on the featured theme. We'll provide the Legos!!
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 pm
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 5:00-5:30 pmFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 
Venga y participe cada martes durante ...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun.   Storytime craft on the second Tuesday of the month.
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:00 PMKnitting & Crochet N
Linden Branch Library
Come join Linden Library in learning how to knit or crochet! Open to those who already know how to crochet/knit or are interested in learning.
CANCELED - Family Storytime
6:00PM
 CANCELED - Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:00PM
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
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Yoga Sessions Cancelled
 Yoga Sessions Cancelled
Wednesday, Aug. 9
Ripon Branch Library
Sessions on August 9th and 16th cancelled.

Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear c...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
2:30 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:00
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:00pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Please note that starting September 2017, the Lego Block Party will be held only on the first two Wednesdays of the week in the children area instead of the program room.

On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Part...read more
Advanced Readers Book Club
5:00pm
 Advanced Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 5:00pm
(Wednesdays, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9, 5:00pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
Advanced Readers Book Club is for students in grades 5th-7th grades.  A book is given to each student once every two weeks which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together at book club and do an activity related to the boook.  Sponsored by Mountain House Frien...read more
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Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Aug. 10, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
The Troke Mystery Book Club will meet on Tthe second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. to discuss mystery novels! 

Each month, the group will discuss books by a favorite author or on a selected theme.
Visit the Troke Branch Library to check out a copy of the ...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 10, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 10, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 10, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time "Horses"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Horses"
Thursday, Aug. 10, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
 
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Teen Movie
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie
Thursday, Aug. 10, 3:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Watch the coolest teen movies at your library! All you can eat popcorn too!
Family Game Time
3:30PM
 Family Game Time
Thursday, Aug. 10, 3:30PMFamily Game Time
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us for Family Game Time! Choose a board game from our selection and start playing!
Play with your family or friends, or make new friends!...read more
Great Valley Museum’s Astronomy STARLAB
4:00pm
Great Valley Museum’s Astronomy STARLAB
Thursday, Aug. 10, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Pin point constellations, learn the moon phases, explore planets in our Solar System and discover theory of general relativity. Demonstrations and Hands-on activities, star and galaxy mapping. Portable planetarium included!
Ideal for grades 3-6.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
6:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, Aug. 10, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted). The book selections are made by the librarian, to ensure that there are plenty of copies.  If you are interested in joining please come in, meet the librarian and get a copy of the "next" boo...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 11, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Internet Searching
Friday, Aug. 11, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic methods for searching the Internet to find the information and resources they need.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices.
Maker Space
2:30 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, Aug. 11, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Aug. 11, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
3:00 PM
 Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
Friday, Aug. 11, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Library presents Fun Friday Builders at 3-4 PM.  Free activities may include puzzles or interlocking building blocks. Families and children are welcome!
 
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 11, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Aug. 12, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Adult book club
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Adult book club
Saturday, Aug. 12, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Chavez Makerspace Open
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Saturday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2:00pm
(Saturdays, August 5, 12 and 26, and September 2, 2 p.m.)

Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion Patitpavan Neel.  Most Saturdays 2:00pm.  Check calendar for dates.
Junior Makerspace & Tech Time
2:30 p.m.
 Junior Makerspace & Tech Time
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Makerspace isn't just for adults and teens!  Kids ages 3 through 12 are invited to explore building and technology, including coding and circuitry, at this hands-on "free play" program.
Chess Club
3:00
 Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 12, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 3-4:30pm; please check calendar for dates. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside ...read more
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Book to Art Club
1:00 PM
 Book to Art Club
Monday, Aug. 14, 1:00 PM
Linden Branch Library
Enjoy light refreshments, book discussion, and an art project based on the book's themes. Art supplies will be provided.
 
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Aug. 14, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home. We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.
Beg. Chapter Books Book Club
3:30pm
 Beg. Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Aug. 14, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Beginning Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-4th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Aug. 14, 3:30-5:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 students provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office, internet, and printing are available for use. Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, August 14-Dec 6, 2017.

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

T...read more
Chavez Makerspace Open
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Monday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Lego Building Fun!
4:30pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, Aug. 14, 4:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come have fun constructing lego buildings, machines, and more at our Lego Building Fun Program.  This program is for 4 year olds and above.  We are still taking donations of Legos and Duplos so we can build bigger and better projects.  ...read more
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
Monday, Aug. 14, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time:
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday August 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Excel - Monday August 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
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Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are al...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Fluffy Slime
2:30 p.m.
 Fluffy Slime
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create fluffy slime for your hands to explore. 
Teen Strategy Game Club
3:30-5:30pm
 Teen Strategy Game Club
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 3:30-5:30pmTeen Strategy Game C
Troke Branch Library

Popular board games such as Chess and Settlers of Catan will be available for teens to challenge other teens displaying their strategy skills. Room will also be available for teen card players for their own tournaments, such as Yu-Gi-Oh! & Magic: The Gathering - bring your own decks.  ...read more
Solar Eclipse Science and Art Program
3:30 p.m.
Solar Eclipse Science and Art Program
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
The total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21st (we will only sea partial eclipse here in the Central Valley, but that's pretty cool too!).To celebrate this rare event we will explain the science of an eclipse and celebrate the power and beauty of the sun with two art projects. This pr...read more
Teen Craft: Painting
4:00pm
 Teen Craft: Painting
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders. Come down and create a painting on canvas. All materials supplied.
STEAM: Solar Eclipse
4:00 pm
 STEAM: Solar Eclipse
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 4:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Get ready for the Solar eclipse happening on August 21! School age children will learn some cool facts about the Sun, Moon, Earth & eclipses while also making some cool eclipse related art. Please join us for this fun program!
Makerspace
4:00-5:00PM
 Makerspace
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 4:00-5:00PM
(Tuesdays, August 29, September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17 & 31, 4:00-5:00 p.m.)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Create with a variety of crafts, art and tech tools. Every other Tuesday. Program free for all ages.
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 pm
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 5:00-5:30 pmFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 
Venga y participe cada martes durante ...read more
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun.   Storytime craft on the second Tuesday of the month.
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6:00 PMKnitting & Crochet N
Linden Branch Library
Come join Linden Library in learning how to knit or crochet! Open to those who already know how to crochet/knit or are interested in learning.
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Yoga Sessions Cancelled
 Yoga Sessions Cancelled
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Ripon Branch Library
Sessions on August 9th and 16th cancelled.

Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit! Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants! Please wear c...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
2:30 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:00
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Lib...read more
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 students provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office, internet, and printing are available for use. Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, August 14-Dec 6, 2017.

If you wish to be a teen volunteer, ask for an application at...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3:30 p.m.LEGO Club for Kids
Ripon Branch Library


Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative afterno...read more
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:00pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Please note that starting September 2017, the Lego Block Party will be held only on the first two Wednesdays of the week in the children area instead of the program room.

On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Part...read more
College Planning
4 pm
 College Planning
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 4 pmCollege Planning
Fair Oaks Library
Graduation is so close you can taste it, but what happens after that?

This class will introduce Heartland Institute of Financial Education (HIFE). It is the goal of the HIFE College Planning Program to help young Americans obtain a college education. The College Planning Program is design...read more
Color Me Calm
4:30-5:30PM
 Color Me Calm
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 4:30-5:30PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Enjoy coloring while you relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Some color pages will be make into crafts! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants ar...read more
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Storytime
10:30a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:30a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome!
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 17, 11:15 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Lathrop Story Time "Monsters"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Monsters"
Thursday, Aug. 17, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
 
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Teen Game Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Thursday, Aug. 17, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play your favorite XBox 1 and board games. For teens only!
Family Game Time!
3:30 p.m.
 Family Game Time!
Thursday, Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m.Family Game Time!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, come enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Children’s Room! Play games such as Apples to Apples, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders,...read more
Teen Crafternoon
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Teen Crafternoon
Thursday, Aug. 17, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
(Thursdays, 8/17/2017, 9/21/2017, 10/19/2017, 11/16/2017 & 12/21/2017)
Teen Crafternoon
Cesar Chavez Central Library

Tweens and teens, join us for a fun and creative Teen Crafternoon event every third Thursday of the month - 8/17/17, 9/21/17, 10/19/17, 11/16/17 & 12/21/17 - at the Cesar Chavez Central Libray from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Each month we'll be making different craft projects as follows:
LEGO Builders Club
4:00 pm
 LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, Aug. 17, 4:00 pm LEGO Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
LEGO Club for all! Kids and their caregivers are invited to join us and build creations. For K-5 with younger siblings invited to play with Duplo blocks. 

Ages 2 and up. 

 
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Aug. 17, 4:00p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer?

Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. four our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of sup...read more
Teen Anime and Manga Club
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Teen Anime and Manga Club
Thursday, Aug. 17, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Love Anime and Manga? Teen ages 12-18 come join us for Anime and Manga club! Discuss and watch your favorite scenes! Refreshments will be provided!
Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
5:00-6:00 pm
 Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
Thursday, Aug. 17, 5:00-6:00 pmLego Day at Fair Oak
Fair Oaks Library
Join us for an hour of Lego building fun and see what creations you can put together! Build to our new theme or let your imagination guide your unique creations!
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 18, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Crafty Friday--Designer Tea Blending & Tasting
10:30 am
Crafty Friday--Designer Tea Blending & Tasting
Friday, Aug. 18, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Sarah Carson of New Mettle Farms will be your guide as you sample and taste your way to designing your own custom tea blend; discuss spice blends, healthful tea blends, and how to develop layers of taste for a designer blend of one's own. Space is limited--please sign up early at the front ...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, Aug. 18, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
On the third Friday of each month, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the Troke Branch Library presents Free Basic Computer Class: Basic Email. Those with little computer experience are encouraged to join this class. Learn how to create an email account, as well as send and receive emails. No reservation...read more
Maker Space
2:30 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Friday, Aug. 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.Homework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available during...read more
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Aug. 18, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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ACT Practice Test
9:00am-1:00pm
 ACT Practice Test
Saturday, Aug. 19, 9:00am-1:00pmACT Practice Test
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. 
Do you need to take the ACT for college admissions? Practice first! Take a full length computerized practice exam at the library, receive your score, and learn where to best focus your studies. Test takes approximately four hours. Space is limited...read more
Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 19, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Adult Book Club
11:00am
 Adult Book Club
Saturday, Aug. 19, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Aug. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Pokemon Trading Card Game Club
1:00 pm
 Pokemon Trading Card Game Club
Saturday, Aug. 19, 1:00 pm
(Saturdays, August 19, September 16, October 14 and November 18, 1:00pm)

Mountain House Branch Library
Love Pokemon?  Join other Pokemon fans to learn more, trade cards, and have FUN from 1-2:30 August 19th, September 16th, October14th and November 18th.
Chavez Makerspace Open
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Saturday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Eclispe Storytime
2:00 pm
 Eclispe Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Learn about the Eclipse, viewing safety, & eclipses as seen by our ancestors.

Join us in the Children’s area on August 19 at 2:00 pm.
LEGO and Duplo Builders
2:00 pm
 LEGO and Duplo Builders
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2:00 pm
(July 29, Aug 19, Sep 9 & 30, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec. 9 & 30)

Maya Angelou Branch Library
The Maya Angelou Branch Library presents LEGO and Duplo Builders on Saturdays, at 2pm, throughout Summer and Fall 2017. Come to the library and use your creativity to build whatever you can imagine with our Lego collection. Duplos are available for younger children. We will showcase all creations at...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Aug. 19, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
Chess Club
3:00
 Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 19, 3:00
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 3-4:30pm; please check calendar for dates. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside ...read more
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Eclipse Party at the Tracy Library
10:00 am
Eclipse Party at the Tracy Library
Monday, Aug. 21, 10:00 amEclipse Party at the
Tracy Branch Library
The Tracy Library has joined more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse. During this national event, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United Stat...read more
Easy Reader Book Club
3:00pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Aug. 21, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home. We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.
Beg. Chapter Books Book Club
3:30pm
 Beg. Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Aug. 21, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Beginning Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-4th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Aug. 21, 3:30-5:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 students provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office, internet, and printing are available for use. Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, August 14-Dec 6, 2017.

If you wish to be a teen volunteer, ask for an application at...read more
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Aug. 21, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
On Mondays, starting August 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., the Manteca Library presents Maker Mondays.  Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and make something new and extraordinary!  Each program will offer a variety of activities and all supplies will be provided.

T...read more
Chavez Makerspace Open
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Monday, Aug. 21, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
Monday, Aug. 21, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time:
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday August 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Excel - Monday August 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
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Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Aug. 21, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
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All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are al...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Marble Mazes
2:30 p.m.
 Marble Mazes
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Design your own marble maze out of legos. Create a complex labyrinth or tunnels and see if your marble can make it all the way through. For all ages.
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m.Homework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available during...read more
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 22, 2017 to May 17 2018, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be hel...read more
Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
4:00-6:00 pm
 Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 22, 2017 - May 17, 2018 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting
4:00pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4:00pmTeen Advisory Group
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders.
Do you have suggestions for teen programs, services, or books/materials? Do you want to know more about the library services that are currently offered to teens? Join us for an open forum where we can discuss teen services in the library.

Tex...read more
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4:00PM
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come to our LEgo Club and let you imagination go wild! Build something new every other week based on the featured theme. We'll provde the Legos!!
Teen Advisory Group Meeting
4:30-5:30 pm
 Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4:30-5:30 pmTeen Advisory Group
Troke Branch Library

Join Troke TAG and help enhance teen presence in our library!
     ~ Help plan teen programs
     ~ Advise staff about books & other materials to purchase for the library
     ~ Make new friends!
     ~ Fun act...read more
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 pm
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 5:00-5:30 pmFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 
Venga y participe cada martes durante ...read more
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:00 PMKnitting & Crochet N
Linden Branch Library
Come join Linden Library in learning how to knit or crochet! Open to those who already know how to crochet/knit or are interested in learning.
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
2:30 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 students provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office, internet, and printing are available for use. Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, August 14-Dec 6, 2017.

If you wish to be a teen volunteer, ask for an application at...read more
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 22, 2017 to May 17 2018, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be hel...read more
Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
4:00-6:00 pm
 Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 22, 2017 - May 17, 2018 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Please note that starting September 2017, the Lego Block Party will be held only on the first two Wednesdays of the week in the children area instead of the program room.

On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Part...read more
Lawyers in the Library - Chavez
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 Lawyers in the Library - Chavez
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Lawyers in the Library is a legal clinic of licensed, practicing attorneys who are in good standing with the State Bar of California and members of the San Joaquin County Bar Association who volunteer their time in order to assess and advise an individual's legal matter.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit!  Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants!  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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Storytime
10:30a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 24, 10:30a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 24, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Lathrop Story Time "Books"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Books"
Thursday, Aug. 24, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
 
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Chavez Coloring Club for Adults
2:30 p.m.
 Chavez Coloring Club for Adults
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2:30 p.m.
(Fourth Thursdays, April 27, 2017, May 25, 2017, June 22, 2017)
Chavez Coloring Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
On the fourth Thursday of each month, at 2:30 pm, the Cesar Chavez Central Library presents the Coloring Club. Join us for relaxing fun with colored pencils and intricate coloring des...read more
Teen Movie
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Movie
Thursday, Aug. 24, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch the coolest teen movies at your library! All you can eat popcorn too!
Slime Time!
3:30PM
 Slime Time!
Thursday, Aug. 24, 3:30PMSlime Time!
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Ooze your way into this gooey hour as you make your own slime!
LEGO® Building Club
3:30
 LEGO® Building Club
Thursday, Aug. 24, 3:30LEGO® Building C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Kids and caregivers, come join us as we have fun building and playing with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The library provides the LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks, you provide the creativity! We’ll display your creations online or in the Children’s Room. read more
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Thursday, Aug. 24, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 22, 2017 to May 17 2018, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be hel...read more
Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
4:00-6:00 pm
 Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
Thursday, Aug. 24, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 22, 2017 - May 17, 2018 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Kids STEM: Hour of Code
4:00pm
 Kids STEM: Hour of Code
Thursday, Aug. 24, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 2-7. Get an introduction to computer programming, aka coding. Space is limited. Priority given to those who pre-register at the check out desk or by phone (866-805-7323).
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Aug. 24, 4:00p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer?

Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. four our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of sup...read more
Super Cool Chemistry with the Science Wizard
6:00pm
Super Cool Chemistry with the Science Wizard
Thursday, Aug. 24, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents "Super Cool Chemisty with the Science Wizard".
This is a fun program teaching children of all ages about the wonders of chemistry. Everyone is invited to learn about chemistry by watching fun experiments that ...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 25, 10:15am
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Friday, Aug. 25, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEED...read more
Maker Space
2:30 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, Aug. 25, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Friday, Aug. 25, 3:00pmMagic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 12 and up. 
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them!
Text @tracyteens to 81010 to reci...read more
Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
3:00 PM
 Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
Friday, Aug. 25, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Lathrop Library presents Fun Friday Builders at 3-4 PM.  Free activities may include puzzles or interlocking building blocks. Families and children are welcome!
 
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Friday, Aug. 25, 3:00-4:30 p.m.Homework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available during...read more
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Canning 101
10:15am
 Canning 101
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:15am
Tracy Branch Library
Learn how to can fruits/vegetables.
Toddler & Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
 Toddler & Preschool Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come enjoy storytime with a craft afterwards at the Linden Library.
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Aug. 26, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Chavez Makerspace Open
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Saturday, Aug. 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Quilling Jewelry with Delia Davila
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Quilling Jewelry with Delia Davila
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Learn how to do paper quilling from Delia Davila! Then you'll turn your quilled paper creations into cool jewlery pieces! Suitable for children 8 and up, teens, and adults. Children 8-12 must have a parent present to help. Space is limited so registration is required. Sign up by visiting the bra...read more
Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2:00pm
(Saturdays, August 5, 12 and 26, and September 2, 2 p.m.)

Mountain House Branch Library
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion Patitpavan Neel.  Most Saturdays 2:00pm.  Check calendar for dates.
Adult Craft: Tie-Dye T-Shirt
2:00pm
 Adult Craft: Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Make your own tie-dye t-shirt. All materials provided. Space is limited. Priority is given to those who pre-register in person or by phone (866-805-7323).
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Aug. 28, 3:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home. We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.
Beg. Chapter Books Book Club
3:30pm
 Beg. Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Aug. 28, 3:30pm
Tracy Branch Library
Beginning Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-4th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Aug. 28, 3:30-5:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 students provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office, internet, and printing are available for use. Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, August 14-Dec 6, 2017.

If you wish to be a teen volunteer, ask for an application at...read more
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Aug. 28, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
On Mondays, starting August 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., the Manteca Library presents Maker Mondays.  Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and make something new and extraordinary!  Each program will offer a variety of activities and all supplies will be provided.

T...read more
Chavez Makerspace Open
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Monday, Aug. 28, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
Monday, Aug. 28, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time:
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday August 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Excel - Monday August 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
...read more
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Aug. 28, 6:30pm
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
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Genealogy Helpers
10:00 am
 Genealogy Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10:00 am
(First and last Tuesdays of each month, 10 am - 1 pm)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month, 10 am til 1 pm.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the ...read more
Preschool & Toddler Storytime
10:15 am
 Preschool & Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10:15 am
Troke Branch Library
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10:30 am All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are al...read more
Preschool Storytime
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 11:15amPreschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome! 
Lathrop Technology Tuesday
1:00 PM
 Lathrop Technology Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
 
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Airplane Balloon Races
2:30 p.m.
 Airplane Balloon Races
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
First we design our paper airplane. Then we attach a balloon and let it fly! Race against other participants or just zoom across the room.
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.Homework Helpers
Fair Oaks Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available during...read more
Read to Rescued Animals
3:30 p.m.
 Read to Rescued Animals
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m.Read to Rescued Anim
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary presents Read to Rescued Animals! Young ones may be hesitant to read aloud to an adult, but feathered and furry friends make adorable book buddies. Read to ...read more
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 22, 2017 to May 17 2018, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be hel...read more
Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
4:00-6:00 pm
 Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 22, 2017 - May 17, 2018 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Teen Movie Night: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
4:00pm
Teen Movie Night: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 4:00pmTeen Movie Night: Gu
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th-12th graders. Hang out, watch a movie, eat snacks!
Makerspace
4:00-5:00PM
 Makerspace
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 4:00-5:00PM
(Tuesdays, August 29, September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17 & 31, 4:00-5:00 p.m.)

Weston Ranch Branch Library
Create with a variety of crafts, art and tech tools. Every other Tuesday. Program free for all ages.
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 5:00-5:30 pmBilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and co...read more
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 pm
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 5:00-5:30 pmFamily Story Time
Fair Oaks Library
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will read books, singing songs, color, and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping their child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun! 
Venga y participe cada martes durante ...read more
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6:00 PMKnitting & Crochet N
Linden Branch Library
Come join Linden Library in learning how to knit or crochet! Open to those who already know how to crochet/knit or are interested in learning.
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1:30 PMFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, ...read more
Building Day: Legos and more!
2:30 p.m.
 Building Day: Legos and more!
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 3:30-5:00pmHomework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 students provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office, internet, and printing are available for use. Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, August 14-Dec 6, 2017.

If you wish to be a teen volunteer, ask for an application at...read more
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 3:30 p.m.LEGO Club for Kids
Ripon Branch Library


Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative afterno...read more
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 22, 2017 to May 17 2018, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be hel...read more
Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
4:00-6:00 pm
 Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 22, 2017 - May 17, 2018 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Please note that starting September 2017, the Lego Block Party will be held only on the first two Wednesdays of the week in the children area instead of the program room.

On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Part...read more
Let’s Paint Rocks!
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Let’s Paint Rocks!
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come join us as we paint and decorate plain rocks into works of art! You can even turn your rock art into a picture holder! Materials will be provided just bring a picture of your choice.
Medicare Supplement
4 pm
 Medicare Supplement
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4 pmMedicare Supplement
Fair Oaks Library
You know about the Medicare Supplement, but how does it affect you?

This class with explain in further detail exactly what Medicare Supplement is and how it can help pay some of the costs that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like co payments, coinsurance, and deductibles.  
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Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 6:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit!  Taught by certified instructor, Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants!  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. ...read more
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Storytime
10:30a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 31, 10:30a.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome!
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and mo...read more
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 31, 10:30 am
Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m.
Ripon Branch Library
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by fu...read more
Lathrop Story Time "Apples"
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time "Apples"
Thursday, Aug. 31, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts. 
 
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults.
Teen Game Day
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Day
Thursday, Aug. 31, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play your favorite XBox 1 and board games. For teens only!
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
3:30-4:30PM
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
Thursday, Aug. 31, 3:30-4:30PMRescue Readers Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Ducks and chickens and guinea pigs! Oh My!

Bring your favorite book and read to our furry friends from Harvest Home Sactuary!
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Thursday, Aug. 31, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 22, 2017 to May 17 2018, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be hel...read more
Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
4:00-6:00 pm
 Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
Thursday, Aug. 31, 4:00-6:00 pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 22, 2017 - May 17, 2018 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subje...read more
Family Movie - Smurfs: The Lost Village
4:00pm
Family Movie - Smurfs: The Lost Village
Thursday, Aug. 31, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for this family movie.
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Aug. 31, 4:00p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer?

Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. four our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of sup...read more
Open Mic Night
5:30-8:00 pm
 Open Mic Night
Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30-8:00 pm Open Mic Night
Tracy Branch Library
Come one, come all--all ages invited to the Tracy Library's Open Mic night on the last Thursday of each month.
  
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