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Lollipops for Library Cards Month!
Lollipops for Library Cards Month!
Friday, Sep. 1
Mountain House Branch Library
September is Library Card Month.  If you get or use your Library Card during the month of September at the Mountain House Library you will get a lollipop.  Limited to one lollipop per person per day. 
Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Sep. 1, 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.
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, Sep. 1, 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
Maker Space
2:30 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, Sep. 1, 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, Sep. 1, 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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Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Sep. 2, 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, Sep. 2, 12:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Science Saturday: Great Valley Museum Presents: Dinosaurs
12:00 p.m.
Science Saturday: Great Valley Museum Presents: Dinosaurs
Saturday, Sep. 2, 12:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Come join the Great Valley Museum's Travelling Teachers and learn about dinosaurs with our dino experts and their hands on specimens. Then, have fun being a Paleontologist while excavating your own dinosaur!



Science Saturday is a series of programs set to engage children i...read more
Paws 4 Reading
1:00
 Paws 4 Reading
Saturday, Sep. 2, 1:00
Manteca Branch Library
Come & meet therapy dogs of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs Program and let the kids take turns reading to them one-on-one.
Chavez Makerspace Open
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Saturday, Sep. 2, 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, Sep. 2, 2:00pm
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Rubik’s Cube C
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, Sep. 2, 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.
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Sep. 2, 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, Sep. 2, 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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HOLIDAY
 HOLIDAY
Monday, Sep. 4,
All Locations
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Sep. 4
Tracy Branch Library
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
6:30pm
Weston Ranch Knitting & Crocheting
Monday, Sep. 4, 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, Sep. 5, 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, Sep. 5, 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, Sep. 5, 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! 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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
Book Discussion Group
10:30 am
 Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 10:30 amBook Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come join the discussion.  Our selection for September is Stitches, by Anne Lamott.

What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what’s sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?

These questions lie at...read more
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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, Sep. 5, 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, Sep. 5, 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.
Tutor.com
2:30 p.m.
 Tutor.com
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Need homework help? Get live online help at the library! 4 computers will be set up for you to get assistance with your homework needs. 
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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
Fun Family Science
3:30 pm
 Fun Family Science
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 3:30 pm
Ripon Branch Library
Explore the wonderful world of science and stretch your skills during our first Fun Family Science program.  Make a bouncy ball, float a CD with a balloon and your breath, observe chemical reactions, build structures from marshmallows.
Explore what you want in your own time.  Fun for ...read more
CANCELLED! - Strawberry DNA Extraction with the Great Valley Museum
3:30 p.m.
CANCELLED! - Strawberry DNA Extraction with the Great Valley Museum
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 3:30 p.m.CANCELLED! - Strawbe
Cesar Chavez Central Library
UPDATE: THE STRAWBERRY DNA EXTRACTION PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

Students in grades 4-8 are welcome to learn the basic structure of a cell and DNA. Using a scientific proc...read more
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
3:30-4:30pm
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 3:30-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays starting September 5th- December 12 2017, at 3:30-4:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Reading Help For Kids ( 1st-3rd grade).

The aim of this program is to improve children's reading skills and their reading comprehensions. No registration is required. This program...read more
Makerspace
4:00-5:00PM
 Makerspace
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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.
Teen Game Day
4:00pm
 Teen Game Day
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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, Sep. 5, 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
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
5:00-5:30 pm
Bilingual Story Time @ Fair Oaks
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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, Sep. 5, 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, Sep. 5, 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.
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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.
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Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 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, Sep. 6, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Lathrop "Musical Instruments" STEAM Program
3:00 PM
Lathrop "Musical Instruments" STEAM Program
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 3:00 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Create your own musical instrument!  Learn about sound waves and how we hear in frequencies!
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help & Afte
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30. In the first hour, teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students. ...read more
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 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
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm come to the Literacy Department in the Chavez Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting.  This is a free program and welcome to all.
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 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
Lego Block Party
4:00 -5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 4:00 -5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials. All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.



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Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
4:00-6:00 pm
 Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 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
Color Me Calm
4:30-5:30PM
 Color Me Calm
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 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
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:00 pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 4:00 pm
Manteca Branch Library
What do you want your TLC to be? Bring your friends and help shape the TLC at your Library on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 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, Sep. 7, 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, Sep. 7, 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.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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, Sep. 7, 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. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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, Sep. 7, 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, Sep. 7, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play your favorite XBox 1 and board games. For teens only!
Tea & Coloring
3:30 p.m.
 Tea & Coloring
Thursday, Sep. 7, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Relax with a cup of tea, something small to color, and gab with other guests during our third Tea & Coloring event! No sign-up required. For teens and adults. Light refeshments and plenty of fun tea options!
Family Game Time
3:30 p.m.
 Family Game Time
Thursday, Sep. 7, 3:30 p.m.Family Game Time
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, stop by to 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, Connect 4, T...read more
Pirate Party
3:30-4:30PM
 Pirate Party
Thursday, Sep. 7, 3:30-4:30PMPirate Party
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Ahoy, me hearties! Weight anchor and set sail for the library to join our pirate fun as we get ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th. Come swab the deck, make a craft, and have ...read more
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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
Family Game Day
4:00pm
 Family Game Day
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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, Sep. 7, 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 Day at Fair Oaks!
5:00-6:00 pm
 Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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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Book Discussion Group for Adults
6:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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, Sep. 8, 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, Sep. 8, 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, Sep. 8, 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, Sep. 8, 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, Sep. 8, 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, Sep. 8, 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, Sep. 8, 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
Find Art Friday
3:00 p.m.
 Find Art Friday
Friday, Sep. 8, 3:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Find Art Friday is for students to have fun creating art with whatever objects and tools are made available on the day. Your imagination is your only limitation.  Come surprise us with your inspired works of art! Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM. 
 
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Sep. 8, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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SAT Practice Test
9:00am-1:00pm
 SAT Practice Test
Saturday, Sep. 9, 9:00am-1:00pmSAT Practice Test
Tracy Branch Library
For 9th to 12th graders. Do you want to know what the SAT test is like? Take a computerized practice exam at the library and receive your score on the spot, along with study recommendations.. Space is limited. Priority given to those who register in advance by phone (866-805-73...read more
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Sep. 9, 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!
Back-to-School Open House
Noon to 2 p.m.
 Back-to-School Open House
Saturday, Sep. 9, Noon to 2 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Sep. 9, 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, Sep. 9, 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, Sep. 9, 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.
LEGO and Duplo Builders
2:00 pm
 LEGO and Duplo Builders
Saturday, Sep. 9, 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
Paws for Reading
3:00pm
 Paws for Reading
Saturday, Sep. 9, 3:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Come to the library and read to a dog! Paws 4 Friends Therapy Dogs, Inc. connect children to reading by providing a warm, wet-nosed friend to sit with while practicing their reading.  While you wait to read do a simple dog related craft.
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Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Sunday, Sep. 10, 2:00pm
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Rubik’s Cube C
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.
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Book to Art Club
1:00 PM
 Book to Art Club
Monday, Sep. 11, 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.
 
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Sep. 11, 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
Chavez Makerspace Open
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Monday, Sep. 11, 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.
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Sep. 11, 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
Lego Building Fun!
4:30pm
 Lego Building Fun!
Monday, Sep. 11, 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
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Sep. 11, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House 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 d...read more
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
Monday, Sep. 11, 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, Sep. 11, 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, Sep. 12, 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, Sep. 12, 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! 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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 Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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, Sep. 12, 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, Sep. 12, 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.
Balloon Volleyball
2:30 p.m.
 Balloon Volleyball
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Get in shape with balloon volleyball at the library! 
MakerSpace for Kids
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 MakerSpace for Kids
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
MakerSpace for Kids is a drop-in program where kids ages 8 and up can explore and create freely.  We have laptops and other tech toys to explore.  Art materials will be available as well as basic and not-so-basic craft supplies.  Suitable for kids 8 and up.  Children 10 and under...read more
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
3:30-4:30pm
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 3:30-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays starting September 5th- December 12 2017, at 3:30-4:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Reading Help For Kids ( 1st-3rd grade).

The aim of this program is to improve children's reading skills and their reading comprehensions. No registration is required. This program...read more
Magic Dan
4:00pm
 Magic Dan
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Promote learning while enjoying Magic Dan's interactive program that combines education, great magic, and of course, a lot of fun  It's all happening on September 12, 2017 at 4:00pm.  Due to the popularity of his show seating is LIMITED.  Hope...read more
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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!!
Teen STEM: Your First Webpage in an Hour!
4:00pm
Teen STEM: Your First Webpage in an Hour!
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 4:00pmTeen STEM: Your Firs
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 8-12. Make your first webpage in an hour by learning HTML and CSS basics. Space is limited. Priority given to those who pre-register at the check out desk or by phone (866-805-7323).
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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, Sep. 12, 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
Social Security and You
4-5 p.m.
 Social Security and You
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 4-5 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
Family Story Time
5:00-5:30 pm
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House 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 d...read more
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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.
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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.
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Caregivers College
12 p.m.
 Caregivers College
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 12 p.m.
(Wednesday March 8, 12 p.m.,Wednesday May 10, 12 p.m., Wednesday July 12, 12 p.m., Wednesday September 13, 12 p.m., Wednesday November 8, 12 p.m.)
Caregivers College
Tracy Branch Library
Attend a free seminar to gain resources and practical information for yourself, or to help you become a better caregiver. To register visit hospiceheart.org or call 209 578 6300
Free Lunch Provided.
March 8
May 10
July 12
September 13
November 8
MHFriends of the Library Booksale and Menchies Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser
1:00-5:00pm
MHFriends of the Library Booksale and Menchies Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 1:00-5:00pmMHFriends of the Lib
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us in supporting the Mountain House Friends of the Library at their quarterly booksale.  For $5.00 you can get a whole bag full of books or you can buy them for $.50  - $1.00 each.    At the same time you can support the MH FOL by purchasing Menchies Frozon Yogurt at the Library during b...read more
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for a weekly S.T.E.A.M. project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Each week we focus on a different element of S.T.E.A.M.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 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, Sep. 13, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:00
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 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
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 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
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help & Afte
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30. In the first hour, teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students. ...read more
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 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
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm come to the Literacy Department in the Chavez Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting.  This is a free program and welcome to all.
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 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
Lego Block Party
4:00-5:00pm
 Lego Block Party
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 4:00-5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials. All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.



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Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
4:00-6:00 pm
 Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 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
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 4:15pm
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.
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:30 pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 4:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
What do you want your TLC to be? Bring your friends and help shape the TLC at your Library on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Readers Book Club
5:00pm
 Advanced Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 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
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 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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Troke Mystery Book Club
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
 Troke Mystery Book Club
Thursday, Sep. 14, 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
Storytime
10:30a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 14, 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, Sep. 14, 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.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Sep. 14, 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
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 14, 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, Sep. 14, 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. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 14, 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
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 14, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome!
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Thursday, Sep. 14, 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, Sep. 14, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch the coolest teen movies at your library! All you can eat popcorn too!
Bricks4Kidz Lego Building Workshop
3:30pm
Bricks4Kidz Lego Building Workshop
Thursday, Sep. 14, 3:30pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Thursday, September 14 at 3:30pm, the Maya Angelou Library presents Bricks4Kidz. In this hands-on program, children will use LEGO bricks, motors and remote controls with structured lesson plans to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The program is open to children between the ages ...read more

Game On!! Family Game Hour!
3:30-5:00PM
 Game On!! Family Game Hour!
Thursday, Sep. 14, 3:30-5:00PMGame On!! Family Gam
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
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Sep. 14, 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
Kids Craft: Painting on the Patio
4:00pm
Kids Craft: Painting on the Patio
Thursday, Sep. 14, 4:00pmKids Craft: Painting
Tracy Branch Library
Join us for a fun time painting in the shade outside the library.
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Thursday, Sep. 14, 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, Sep. 14, 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
Fair Oaks Crafty Thursdays
4:00-5:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Crafty Thursdays
Thursday, Sep. 14, 4:00-5:30 PMFair Oaks Crafty Thu
Fair Oaks Library
Come and get crafty! Adults and kids of all ages, Join us once again for two Crafty Thursdays!
 
September 14th: Perler Bead
September 28th:  Corner bookmarks

 
Open to all ages. Materials will be supplied. Don’t miss out on ...read more
Design Your Own T-Shirt with Color Wax Transfer
6pm
Design Your Own T-Shirt with Color Wax Transfer
Thursday, Sep. 14, 6pmDesign Your Own T-Sh
Troke Branch Library

Have fun in this S.T.E.A.M. event working with color, heat & pressure to produce a one-of-a-kind shirt. All materials supplied by the library, including designs ideas, or bring your own. Space is limited. Registration required by September 7th to pre-order t-shirts. Ages 12-17.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Sep. 15, 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.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Basic email
Friday, Sep. 15, 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, Sep. 15, 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.
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Sep. 15, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.
 
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Friday, Sep. 15, 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
CalHEPP Workshop: Plan, Shop, Save
3:30 p.m.
CalHEPP Workshop: Plan, Shop, Save
Friday, Sep. 15, 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Ofelia Torres of El Concilio's CalHEPP program (Helping to Enhance Parents' Potential) will lead  a class from CalHEPP's Eating Smart Being Active Program.

Parents and children will learn the importance of shopping wisely.
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Storytimes + A Craft
10:30 AM
 Storytimes + A Craft
Saturday, Sep. 16, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come join us at the Linden Library for Storytime and a Craft every Saturday!
Geneaology Workshop: Census, Vital, And Other Basic Records: How To Find And Use Them Effectively
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Geneaology Workshop: Census, Vital, And Other Basic Records: How To Find And Use Them Effectively
Saturday, Sep. 16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Geneaology Workshop:
Troke Branch Library
 Vital records such as birth, marriage, and death certificates can be valuable tools to help build your family tree. Using these records correctly can lead to finding more information. This workshop will show you how to search for this information when vital records cannot be found. 
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Adult Book Club
11:00am
 Adult Book Club
Saturday, Sep. 16, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Sep. 16, 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!
SAT/ACT Practice Tests
12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
 SAT/ACT Practice Tests
Saturday, Sep. 16, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.SAT/ACT Practice Tes
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens, are you familiar with the process of taking the SAT or ACT test? Are you ready to take any of those tests? If you answer "NO" to either question, come to the Cesar Chavez Central Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month and take the practice tests with Stef Songco from Sylvan Learni...read more
Saturday Movie
12:00 p.m.
 Saturday Movie
Saturday, Sep. 16, 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, Sep. 16, 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, Sep. 16, 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.
Adult Craft: Vases
2:00pm
 Adult Craft: Vases
Saturday, Sep. 16, 2:00pmAdult Craft: Vases
Tracy Branch Library
Personalize a glass vase with colored stones. All materials provided. Space is limited. Priority given to those who register in person or by phone (866-805-7323).

 
SAT/ACT Workshop
2pm
 SAT/ACT Workshop
Saturday, Sep. 16, 2pmSAT/ACT Workshop
Troke Branch Library

Explore resources for study from the library and other sources. Take segments of the practice tests from either test. Bring your SAT/ACT approved calculator.  Registration recommended, not required.
Stockton Rocks!
2:00 pm
 Stockton Rocks!
Saturday, Sep. 16, 2:00 pm
Maya Angelou Branch Library
On Saturday, September 16, at 2:00 pm, the Maya Angelou Branch Library hosts Stockton Rocks!  Stockton Rocks is an arts-based activity to engage with the community. Join the movement of painting a rock and hiding it somewhere in Stockton so that someone else can find it. All materials are free,...read more
Magic The Gathering
3:00pm
 Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Sep. 16, 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, Sep. 16, 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
Paws for Reading
3:30pm
 Paws for Reading
Saturday, Sep. 16, 3:30pmPaws for Reading
Tracy Branch Library
Come to the library and read to a dog! Paws 4 Friends Therapy Dogs, Inc. connect children to reading by providing a warm, wet-nosed friend to sit with while practicing their reading.  While you wait to read do a simple dog related craft.
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Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Sunday, Sep. 17, 2:00pm
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Rubik’s Cube C
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.
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Sep. 18, 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.
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Sep. 18, 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
Beg. Chapter Books Book Club
3:30pm
 Beg. Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Sep. 18, 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.
 
Chavez Makerspace Open
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Monday, Sep. 18, 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.
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Sep. 18, 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
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Sep. 18, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House 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 d...read more
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
Monday, Sep. 18, 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, Sep. 18, 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, Sep. 19, 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, Sep. 19, 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! 
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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 Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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, Sep. 19, 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, Sep. 19, 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.
Slime Fun
2:30 p.m.
 Slime Fun
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Create different types of slime! Some slimey and some smooth. Not edible this time.
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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
Solar System Painting
3:30 p.m.
 Solar System Painting
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Create an out of this world image of our solar system using paint and glittery stars.  This program is presented by the Mistlin Art Gallery.  Recommended for grades 3-6.  Children 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent.  Space is limited so please sign-up at the library. &n...read more
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
3:30-4:30pm
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 3:30-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays starting September 5th- December 12 2017, at 3:30-4:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Reading Help For Kids ( 1st-3rd grade).

The aim of this program is to improve children's reading skills and their reading comprehensions. No registration is required. This program...read more
Teen Strategy Game Club
3:30-5:30pm
 Teen Strategy Game Club
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 3:30-5:30pm
(Tuesdays, September 19, 3:30-5:30pm; October 17, 3:30-5:30pm, November 21, 3:30-5:30pm; December 19. 3:30-5:30pm)
Teen 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
CANCELED: Teen Craft: Corn Husk Dolls
4:00pm
CANCELED: Teen Craft: Corn Husk Dolls
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For 8th to 12th graders. Make cute dolls out of corn husks and twine. All materials supplied. First come, first serve.
Makerspace
4:00-5:00PM
 Makerspace
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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.
OZOBOT Coding Program
4:00pm
 OZOBOT Coding Program
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 4:00pmOZOBOT Coding Progra
Mountain House Branch Library
Never heard of an OZOBOT?  They are small robots that help kids learn how to code.  If you are 10 years old or older join us September 19, 2017 at 4:00pm  to experience the fun of programming them to do a variety of fun tasks and moves.  This workshop is for 8 ye...read more
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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, Sep. 19, 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 Story Time
5:00-5:30 pm
 Family Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House 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 d...read more
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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.
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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.
CANCELED: Family Storytime
6:00pm
 CANCELED: Family Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for a weekly S.T.E.A.M. project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Each week we focus on a different element of S.T.E.A.M.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 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, Sep. 20, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:00
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 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 & After-School Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help & Afte
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30. In the first hour, teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students. ...read more
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 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
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm come to the Literacy Department in the Chavez Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting.  This is a free program and welcome to all.
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 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
MakerSpace
4:00pm-5:30
 MakerSpace
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 4:00pm-5:30
Troke Branch Library
On 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each month starting September 20, 2017- December 20th 2017, the Margaret Troke Library presents MakerSpace.
This program is designed to encourage children to create, learn and explore computer coding, electronics, circuit boards, 3D printing, arts and much more.
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Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
4:00-6:00 pm
 Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 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
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 4:15pm
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.
Lawyers in the Library
4:30 p.m.
 Lawyers in the Library
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 4:30 p.m.
(Wednesdays, March 15, 4:30 p.m, June 21, 4:30 p.m., September 20, 4:30 p.m.)

Tracy Branch Library
Lawyers in the Library is a free public legal clinic presented by the San Joaquin County Bar Association. Licensed, practicing attorneys (who are in good standing with the State Bar...read more
Color Me Calm
4:30-5:30PM
 Color Me Calm
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 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
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:30 pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 4:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
What do you want your TLC to be? Bring your friends and help shape the TLC at your Library on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Financial Foundation Education Program: Basic Financial Concepts
5:00 p.m.
Financial Foundation Education Program: Basic Financial Concepts
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 5:00 p.m.
Escalon Branch Library
Teen and adults alike are welcome to meet with financial experts of the National Financial Literacy Compaign. Learn tips and tricks and the basic essentials to growing and maintaining a strong financial future.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 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
Mountain House Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00pm
Mountain House Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 6:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to supplementing public funding to enhance the services and programs of the Mountain House Library.  At this meeting they will report on the organization's status and explain how their group has supported the M...read more
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Storytime
10:30a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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, Sep. 21, 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.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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, Sep. 21, 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. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 21, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome! 
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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, Sep. 21, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Play your favorite XBox 1 and board games. For teens only!
LEGO® Building Club
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO® Building Club
Thursday, Sep. 21, 3:30 p.m.LEGO® Building C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Families, drop-in to build and play...read more
Teen Anime and Manga Club
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Teen Anime and Manga Club
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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!
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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
LEGO Builders Club
4:00 pm
 LEGO Builders Club
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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. 

 
Teen Crafternoon
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Teen Crafternoon
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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:
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Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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, Sep. 21, 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 Day at Fair Oaks!
5:00-6:00 pm
 Lego Day at Fair Oaks!
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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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San Joaquin Genealogical Society
5:45 - 7:45 p.m.
San Joaquin Genealogical Society
Thursday, Sep. 21, 5:45 - 7:45 p.m.San Joaquin Genealog
Troke Branch Library
Monthy meeting of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society.

VISITORS ARE WELCOME!
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Sep. 22, 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--Pebble Art
10:30am
 Crafty Friday--Pebble Art
Friday, Sep. 22, 10:30am
Mountain House Branch Library
Learn to make rustic accessories for your home using river pebbles, glue and inexpensive dollar store finds such as picture frames, trivets or glass votives. All materials will be provided for 20 participants. Please sign up early for this fun program--you may either stop by the front desk, or call ...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, Sep. 22, 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, Sep. 22, 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, Sep. 22, 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
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Sep. 22, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.
 
Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
3:00 PM
 Lathrop Fun Friday Builders
Friday, Sep. 22, 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, Sep. 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
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Sep. 22, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Storytimes + A Craft
10:30 AM
 Storytimes + A Craft
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come join us at the Linden Library for Storytime and a Craft every Saturday!
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Sep. 23, 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, Sep. 23, 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, Sep. 23, 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.
Financial Literacy Workshop
2:00 p.m.
 Financial Literacy Workshop
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2:00 p.m.Financial Literacy W
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Micheye Barraga, of the World Financial Group's World System Builder team will provide introductory information on the following topics:
  • Protection (life, health, disability)
  • Debt management
  • Emergency funds
  • Investment
Junior Makerspace & Tech Time
2:30 p.m.
 Junior Makerspace & Tech Time
Saturday, Sep. 23, 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.
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Rubik’s Cube Club
2:00pm
 Rubik’s Cube Club
Sunday, Sep. 24, 2:00pm
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Rubik’s Cube C
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.
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Sep. 25, 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.
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Sep. 25, 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
Beg. Chapter Books Book Club
3:30pm
 Beg. Chapter Books Book Club
Monday, Sep. 25, 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.
 
See Tracks? Think Train! Railroad Safety
4:00pm
See Tracks? Think Train! Railroad Safety
Monday, Sep. 25, 4:00pmSee Tracks? Think Tr
Mountain House Branch Library
On Monday, at 4:00 p.m., the Mountain House Library presents See Tracks? Think Train! Railroad Safety.  Kids, like trains? Listen to a train story, watch a train...read more
Chavez Makerspace Open
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Monday, Sep. 25, 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.
Maker Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Sep. 25, 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
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Monday, Sep. 25, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House 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 d...read more
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Computer Classes for Adults and Teens
Monday, Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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! 
Preschool Playtime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 10:30 a.m.Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Caregivers...read more
All About Baby Storytime
10:30 am
 All About Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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
11:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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.
Learn with Osmo
2:30 p.m.
 Learn with Osmo
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Draw, code, and count with Osmo for the IPad. Stations will be set up to try it out. 
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
3:30-4:30pm
Reading Help For Kids ( 1st- 3rd grade)
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 3:30-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
On Tuesdays starting September 5th- December 12 2017, at 3:30-4:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Reading Help For Kids ( 1st-3rd grade).

The aim of this program is to improve children's reading skills and their reading comprehensions. No registration is required. This program...read more
Lego Club
4:00PM
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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 (TAG) Meeting
4:00pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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 Meeting
4:30-5:30 pm
 Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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
Homework Helpers
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House 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 d...read more
Knitting & Crochet Night
6:00 PM
 Knitting & Crochet Night
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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.
Family Storytime
6:00pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 6:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun. 
Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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.
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
1:30 PM
 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 1:30 PM
Linden Branch Library
Join us for a weekly S.T.E.A.M. project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Each week we focus on a different element of S.T.E.A.M.
Troke Knitters
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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, Sep. 27, 2:30 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
3:00
First Readers Easy Reader Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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
LEGO Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
 LEGO Club for Kids
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
3:30 p.m.
Homework Help & After-School Club for Kids
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 3:30 p.m.Homework Help & Afte
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30. In the first hour, teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students. ...read more
Homework Help
3:30-5:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let’s Chat - English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm come to the Literacy Department in the Chavez Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting.  This is a free program and welcome to all.
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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
MakerSpace
4:00pm-5:30
 MakerSpace
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 4:00pm-5:30
Troke Branch Library
On 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each month starting September 20, 2017- December 20th 2017, the Margaret Troke Library presents MakerSpace.
This program is designed to encourage children to create, learn and explore computer coding, electronics, circuit boards, 3D printing, arts and much more.
...read more
Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
4:00-6:00 pm
 Homework Helpers ( K-5th grade)
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
4:15pm
Easy Chapter Book Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 4:15pm
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.
Teen Library Council (TLC)
4:30 pm
 Teen Library Council (TLC)
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 4:30 pm
Manteca Branch Library
What do you want your TLC to be? Bring your friends and help shape the TLC at your Library on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Readers Book Club
5:00pm
 Advanced Readers Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
6:00 p.m.
 Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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, Sep. 28, 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, Sep. 28, 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.
All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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, Sep. 28, 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. 
Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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
1:30 PM
 Lathrop Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 28, 1:30 PM
Lathrop Branch Library
Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome! 
 
Chavez Makerspace Open
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Chavez Makerspace Open
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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, Sep. 28, 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, Sep. 28, 3:00 p.m.
Thornton Branch Library
Watch the coolest teen movies at your library! All you can eat popcorn too!
S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club
3:30 p.m.
 S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club
Thursday, Sep. 28, 3:30 p.m.S.T.E.A.M. Powered K
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Drop-in for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and take home your personal work of science. Fu...read more
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
3:30-4:30PM
Rescue Readers Club with Harvest Home Sanctuary
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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!
Makerspace
4:00p.m.
 Makerspace
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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
Kids STEM: Coding with Scratch
4:00pm
 Kids STEM: Coding with Scratch
Thursday, Sep. 28, 4:00pmKids STEM: Coding wi
Tracy Branch Library
For Grades 3-7. Spend and hour having fun with Scratch, the drop-and-drag programming language for kids. Space is limited. Priority given to those who pre-register at the check out desk or by phone (866-805-7323).
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
4:00-6:00 pm
Math Easy Tutoring ( 6th-12 grades)
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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, Sep. 28, 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
Fair Oaks Crafty Thursdays
4:00-5:30 PM
 Fair Oaks Crafty Thursdays
Thursday, Sep. 28, 4:00-5:30 PMFair Oaks Crafty Thu
Fair Oaks Library
Come and get crafty! Adults and kids of all ages, Join us once again for two Crafty Thursdays!
 
September 14th: Perler Bead
September 28th:  Corner bookmarks

 
Open to all ages. Materials will be supplied. Don’t miss out on ...read more
Mulitcultural Music From Around The World
6:00pm
Mulitcultural Music From Around The World
Thursday, Sep. 28, 6:00pm
Troke Branch Library
On Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00pm, The Margaret Troke Library presents Multicultural music from around the world presented by Don O'Brien. Experience world music and cultural diversity through listening to musical instruments from around the world. There will be lots of audience particip...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Sep. 29, 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.
Free Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio And Ebooks
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio And Ebooks
Friday, Sep. 29, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
On Friday, September 29, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the Troke Branch Library presents Free Basic Computer Class: Downloading eAudiobooks and eBooks.Enjoy our expanding collection of electronic books by learning how to download eAudiobooks and eBooks by using your smartphones, Nooks, Kindles...read more
Maker Space
2:30 p.m.
 Maker Space
Friday, Sep. 29, 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.
Tween-Teen Advisory Group (T-TAG) Meeting
3:00 pm
Tween-Teen Advisory Group (T-TAG) Meeting
Friday, Sep. 29, 3:00 pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Want an opportunity to advise the library on what you like to read, listen to, or watch? Plan fun things to do? Get vounteer hours? Come to our first T-TAG meeting and find out more! Sign up for reminders at the front desk, or call 937-8221 and ask for staff at Mountain House.
MakerSpace
3:00pm
 MakerSpace
Friday, Sep. 29, 3:00pmMakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
For ages 10 to 18.
Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.
 
Homework Helpers
3:00-4:30 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Friday, Sep. 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
Conversation Club
4:00pm
 Conversation Club
Friday, Sep. 29, 4:00pmConversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
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Storytimes + A Craft
10:30 AM
 Storytimes + A Craft
Saturday, Sep. 30, 10:30 AM
Linden Branch Library
Come join us at the Linden Library for Storytime and a Craft every Saturday!
Family Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Sep. 30, 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, Sep. 30, 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, Sep. 30, 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.
LEGO and Duplo Builders
2:00 pm
 LEGO and Duplo Builders
Saturday, Sep. 30, 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, Sep. 30, 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, Sep. 30, 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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