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Puppet Island, root beer floats & Hula Hoops
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Sail away to Puppet Island with Captain Book and his hilarious crew with Tony Borders on Wednesday, June 16, at 3:30 p.m., the Manteca Branch Library.

You will meet a friendly dolphin, a big Dodo and a pirate in search of the library’s true treasure. The show includes ventriloquism, costumes, a magic treasure chest and island music.

On Thursday, June 17, at 3 p.m., the Manteca Branch Library presents Floatin’ Root Beer & Flyin’ Hoops  All teens are invited to come and make an unforgettable splash to celebrate this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program: “Make Waves at Your Library.”  It’s an afternoon of chillin’ like beach bums sipping on refreshing Root Beer Floats; the perfect beverage to fuel the fierce competition to find the best Hula Hooper in Manteca.  Come relaxed, dressed in your favorite beach grungies, and join the discussion about your favorite water-themed books, movies, video games and music.  Hula Hoops provided.  

These free programs are provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Manteca Library.  The Manteca Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 320 W. Center Street in Manteca.  For more information, call (866) 805-7323 (READ) (County) or (209) 937-8221 (Stockton), or visit and fan or follow us on and