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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Monday, Feb. 6
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit! Sponsored by Friends of the Escalon Library.
Countdown to Kinderg
Monday, Feb. 6, 10:30 AM
Countdown to Kindergarten is a six-week program especially for parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.  Dates of attendance are 2/6, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27.  Children are expected to attend each session, (excluding extenuating circumstances).  Participants engage in storytimes and interactive stations. The program is based on skills that kindergarten teachers feel are most important for children to be working toward as they enter kindergarten and the best practices of Every Child Ready to Read: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Please register as space is limited. 
Monday, Feb. 6, 11:30 AM
Countdown to Kindergarten is a six-week program especially for parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.  Dates of attendance are 2/6, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27.  Children are expected to attend each session, (excluding extenuating circumstances).  Participants engage in storytimes and interactive stations. The program is based on skills that kindergarten teachers feel are most important for children to be working toward as they enter kindergarten and the best practices of Every Child Ready to Read: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Please register as space is limited. 
Painted Rock Cactus
Monday, Feb. 6, 4 PM
Do you enjoy rock painting? Do you find it challenging to keep houseplants alive? Join us as we learn to make a clay pot garden full of cactus painted rocks. Open to all Teens and Adults. All supplies will be provided. Please dress accordingly as some acrylic paints may not wash off easily. 
Monday, Feb. 6, 4pm
A program for adults who already know how to sew.  Limited sewing machines and some material provided.
Valentine’s Pa
Monday, Feb. 6, 4:00pm
Come make a Valentine's craft to paint and decorate for your loved one.  Supplies are limited!! Sponsored by SJ County and MH Friends of the Library.
Let’s Read Tog
Monday, Feb. 6, 4:00pm
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Early readers can improve their reading fluency and comprehension by participating in round-robin reading. Limited space. Priority will be given to those who register and arrive on time. Register in-person, by phone, or online.
Resume Builder
Monday, Feb. 6, 4pm - 4:45pm
In Resume Builder you will be given a short work history interview where we will go over your jobs held, duties conducted, skills and awards obtained as well as any training and schools attended. From there we will build your resume from scratch or enhance an existing resume. If you already have a resume written we will provide constructive feedback.  
Fingerprint Art Glas
Monday, Feb. 6, 5pm-6pm
Make memorable glass magnets that you can hang on the fridge! For ages 6 & up. Supplies will be provided. 
Homework Help
Monday, Feb. 6, 5:00pm
For Grades K-8. Drop-in homework help provided by volunteers from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

If you would like to volunteer, please ask for a volunteer application at the checkout desk. Must be 14 years or older.
Manteca Branch -- Lo
Monday, Feb. 6, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Join us on our Lotería Night! 
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Ms. Shirley for All About Baby storytime and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Musical instruments, scarves, and other objects will be provided for music and movement.
All About Baby is held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Visit the Escalon library for some arts and crafts. What we we will be making is always changing, so watch out for something new when you visit! Sponsored by Friends of the Escalon Library.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, during open hours
Explore a world of flavor from the comfort of your own home. Each month we will explore a new tea, its history, its possible uses,  a few book recommends to go wth the tea and more. Tea kits include a sample of the tea and  can be picked up in the library, while supplies last. Sponsored by Escalon Library.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:00am - 7:00pm
VITA will be in the community meeting room from 2/7/23 through 4/4/23.  Appointments must be made by calling (209) 483-4190.  Please be patient as you can well imagine how many calls they will be receiving.  We are glad to be able to host VITA at our branch.
Chavez Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30am - 12:30pm
In the Time of Butterflies
Julia Alvarez

In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters--Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé--speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from secret crushes to gunrunning, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human costs of political oppression.

Join the discussion
Tuesday, February 7 @ 10:30AM
Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.
When kids play, anything's possible!
Imagination
Problem solving
Creativity
Self-esteem
Communication
  Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 am

It's Preschool story time at the Ripon Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time. For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome.

Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 AM
Enjoy stories & songs with your child in this engaging and interactive story time & craft that lasts about 30 minutes. Stay & Play will be from 11:00AM-12:00PM and it is not necessary that they attend story time first. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years old, but children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome.
Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30am
Ideal for Ages 0-2. Join us for a fun half-hour of stories, songs, and more! 
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