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LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

 
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Storytime at the Linden Library
10:30 am
 Storytime at the Linden Library
Saturday, Aug. 23, 10:30 am
(Saturday's at 10:30am)

Linden Branch Library
Join us for a fun family storytime that has books, singing, and a little exercise too!  
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Video Game Day
11:00am
 Video Game Day
Saturday, Aug. 23, 11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
For all ages.
We've got a Wii and a lot games. You've got a Saturday morning. Come to the library and play video games.
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Tracy Library Book Club for Adults
11:00am
Tracy Library Book Club for Adults
Saturday, Aug. 23, 11:00amTracy Library Book C
Tracy Branch Library
NEW TIME! 11:00am

On the fourth Saturday of every month, the Tracy Library will be hosting a book club for adults. Our monthly discussions will begin at 1 p.m. inside the library, and are free and open to new members. The book selected for our August discussion will be Nina Revoyr's &...read more
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Tracy Library Chess Club
12 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 23, 12 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
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Family Storytime
12:30 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 23, 12:30 p.m.
(Saturdays, August 23 & 30, 12:30 p.m.)

Thornton Branch Library
[if gte mso 9]> 800x600 Listen to classic stories and new favorites. All ages are invited.[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 ...read more
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Chess Club
3:00pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 23, 3:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Chess Club meets at the Mountain House Branch Library on Saturday from 3:00pm-4:30pm.  The club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside ...read more
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Easy Reader Book Club
3:00 pm
 Easy Reader Book Club
Monday, Aug. 25, 3:00 pm
(Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3:00 pm)

Tracy Branch Library
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary.
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Beginning Chapter Book Club
3:30 pm
 Beginning Chapter Book Club
Monday, Aug. 25, 3:30 pm
(Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3:30 pm)

Tracy Branch Library
Beginning Chapter Book Club is for students in grades 3rd - 5th.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary.
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Advanced Book Club
4:00pm
 Advanced Book Club
Monday, Aug. 25, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
This is a bi-weekly book club for chapter book readers level 4.4 AR and above.  Read the book, discuss it with the club members and do a follow-up activity.  This week's book is The Misfits by Howe.  Books are available at the checkout desk two weeks before the discussion...read more
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Family Storytime
6:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Monday, Aug. 25, 6:00 pm
(Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:00 pm)

Tracy Branch Library
Family Storytime is for children of all ages.  There will be books read and activities performed for a fun time of sharing together as a family.
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Preschool and Toddler Storytime
10:15 - 11:00 am
 Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:15 - 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
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All About Baby Storytime @ the Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby Storytime @ the Manteca Library
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Manteca Branch Library
Even the youngest babies will benefit from this 20 minute combination of simple picturebook stories, rhythmic music, plus fingerplays with motion and movement. The doors open at 10:00, stories and songs are at 10:3...read more
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All About Baby
10:30 am
 All About Baby
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:30 am)

Tracy Branch Library
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 p.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:30 p.m.
Ripon Branch Library
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities.
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Free Genealogy Assistance
10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Free Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

Cesar Chavez Central Library
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Preschool Storytime
11:15 am
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 11:15 am
(Tuesdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 11:15 am)

Tracy Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
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Homework Helpers
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
(4:00 - 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday except holidays)
Homework Helpers
Troke Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Need help with your homework? Come on down to the library where our volunteers can assist you. Beginning August 19th, Homework Helpers will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 4-6 pm. Assistance will be available in various subjects such as math, reading, an...read more
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Math Smart Tutoring
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Math Smart Tutoring
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
(Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
Math Smart Tutoring
Troke Branch Library
Math Smart Tutoring provides free tutoring to any 6th through 12th grade students struggling with math.  Tutors share their enthusiasm and expertise and offer individual attention and encouragement.  The Math Smart Tutoring program takes place at the Margaret K. Branch Troke Library on Tue...read more
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Teen FAQs: Studying Tips!
4:00pm
 Teen FAQs: Studying Tips!
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 4:00pmTeen FAQs: Studying
Tracy Branch Library
For 7th to 12th graders.

Join us to learn...
  • How to take notes.
  • How to write an essay.
  • The study habits you need to be successful.
  • The resources the library has to offer you.
Text @tracyteens to 209-451-9982 to recieve text message reminder...read more
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Reading Club
3:00 p.m.
 Reading Club
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 3:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays, August 20 & 27, 3:00 p.m.)

Thornton Branch Library
[if gte mso 9]> 800x600 Read aloud in groups or silently and discuss your favorite parts of the book. All reading l...read more
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Homework Helpers
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
(4:00 - 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday except holidays)
Homework Helpers
Troke Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Need help with your homework? Come on down to the library where our volunteers can assist you. Beginning August 19th, Homework Helpers will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 4-6 pm. Assistance will be available in various subjects such as math, reading, an...read more
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Math Smart Tutoring
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Math Smart Tutoring
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
(Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
Math Smart Tutoring
Troke Branch Library
Math Smart Tutoring provides free tutoring to any 6th through 12th grade students struggling with math.  Tutors share their enthusiasm and expertise and offer individual attention and encouragement.  The Math Smart Tutoring program takes place at the Margaret K. Branch Troke Library on Tue...read more
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Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime @ the Manteca Library
Thursday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)

Manteca Branch Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 28, 10:30 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Thursday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.)

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

 
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Game Day
3:00 p.m .
 Game Day
Thursday, Aug. 28, 3:00 p.m .
Thornton Branch Library
Play games like FIFA and Madden on the Wii and Xbox 360. Puzzles and board games will also be available.
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Homework Helpers
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, Aug. 28, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
(4:00 - 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday except holidays)
Homework Helpers
Troke Branch Library
Are you in grades K-5? Need help with your homework? Come on down to the library where our volunteers can assist you. Beginning August 19th, Homework Helpers will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 4-6 pm. Assistance will be available in various subjects such as math, reading, an...read more
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Math Smart Tutoring
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Math Smart Tutoring
Thursday, Aug. 28, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
(Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
Math Smart Tutoring
Troke Branch Library
Math Smart Tutoring provides free tutoring to any 6th through 12th grade students struggling with math.  Tutors share their enthusiasm and expertise and offer individual attention and encouragement.  The Math Smart Tutoring program takes place at the Margaret K. Branch Troke Library on Tue...read more
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The Serpentarium.
6:00 PM
 The Serpentarium.
Thursday, Aug. 28, 6:00 PM
Troke Branch Library
See and learn about turtles, lizards, and other creepy crawly things like snakes, insects and more. You even get to touch them.
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Stockton Police Department Community Meeting
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Stockton Police Department Community Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
The Stockton Police department will meet with the members of the Weston Ranch Community to discuss local issues and concerns.
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All About Baby
10:30 a.m.
 All About Baby
Friday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m.
(Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.)

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

 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Friday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Come join us as we read books, sing songs, and enjoy fingerplays. The library doors open at 10:20 a.m. and storytime starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Storytime is followed by a brief craft or playtime.
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Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio/E-books to Smart Devices
3-4 pm
Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio/E-books to Smart Devices
Friday, Aug. 29, 3-4 pm
Troke Branch Library
Many of us have smartphones, Nooks, Kindles, or other devices that allow us to read eBooks wherever we are. The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library has nearly 4,000 eBooks in its collection.

This workshop will show Library users how to download and enjoy our expanding collection...read more
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Tracy Library Chess Club
12 p.m.
 Tracy Library Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 30, 12 p.m.Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Libr...read more
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Family Storytime
12:30 p.m.
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 30, 12:30 p.m.
(Saturdays, August 23 & 30, 12:30 p.m.)

Thornton Branch Library
[if gte mso 9]> 800x600 Listen to classic stories and new favorites. All ages are invited.[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 ...read more
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Chess Club
3:00pm
 Chess Club
Saturday, Aug. 30, 3:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
The Mountain House Chess Club meets at the Mountain House Branch Library on Saturday from 3:00pm-4:30pm.  The club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside ...read more
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