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Magic show comes to Ripon library

Magic show comes to Ripon library

RIPON - On Thursday, Feb. 10 beginning at 3:30 p.m., the Ripon Branch Library, located at 333 West Main Street, will present Magician Brian Scott's "Access to Oddities," a show combining magic, comedy and pure fun.

Scott has spent a lifetime being intrigued by the bizarre and strange world of magic, and has collected entertaining oddities from around the world. He creates an experience that allows the audience to not only see, but also partake in these strange occurrences. During the show, Scott will twist your reality, proving that the most peculiar oddities are sometimes hidden in plain sight.

The event is free and is provided by the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.

Children's book clubs held at Ripon library

RIPON - The Ripon Branch Library will begin accepting sign-ups for the Children's Beginning Readers Book Club on Tuesday, Feb. 1. The book club meetings will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 22 and run weekly until March 22.

The Easy Reader Book Club starts at 3:30 p.m. and the Step Up Club starts at 4 p.m. Each club lasts about an hour. First through fourth graders are invited to sign up for either the Easy Reader or Step Up Clubs.

Participating children will check out a different book each week, read it at home and gather in groups the following week to discuss the books they've read. Both book clubs will feature a snack and an activity or craft.

Please sign up in advance at the library located at 333 West Main Street. The free program is made available by the Friends of Ripon Memorial Library.

For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.

Manteca library presents 'Amazing Anime Movie Show'

MANTECA - The Manteca Branch Library will present the Amazing Anime Movie Show on Monday, Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m.

Come enjoy some of the most popular anime with your friends. The library, located at 320 West Center Street, will provide refreshments as well as manga versions of your favorite anime titles.

This free event is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Manteca Library. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.