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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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Linden Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1:30 PM
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematrics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Sponsored by Friends of the Linden Library.
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
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, Ret., has been knitting "since I was 5 years of age; … not a day goes by in which I do not knit. The benefits I have experienced from this craft are too numerous to mention."

In our community, there are many needs for knitted goods such as for chemotherapy patients, preemie hats, and hats and scarves for children and adults. The community also needs lap robes and shawls for chemotherapy and dialysis patients, who become very cold during treatment. There are needs for Twiddle mitts for dementia/Alzheimer patients and for mats for our four-legged creatures in shelters. Participants may keep their products for their own use or donate them to one of these charitable causes.

For beginners who wish to learn knitting, Ms. Zetter will offer informal instruction. If participants want to gather for the camaraderie and knit for themselves, they are also welcome and will be recipients of her assistance as needed. All ages and genders from 8 to 100 (or more!) are welcome.

Participants need to provide their own needles and yarn. Supplies are available at local craft stores. Participants should bring:
  • Their choice of acrylic yarns, worsted weight, e.g. Lion brand homespun, soft Red Heart, Caron Simply Soft or other brand of soft yarn (no wool)
  • Size 7 or 8 knitting needles, preferably circular needles
  • Scissors, large-eye darning needle and package of stitch markers
  • Notebook and pen
Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. 

For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323.
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  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2:30 p.m
Create with a variety of craft items and digital tools. Every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Program is free for all ages.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break or on vacation. Homework Help will be cancelled on:

October 12, 2016
November 23, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 28, 2016
March 22, 2017
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m.
MakerSpace for Kids is a drop-in program where kids age 8 and up can explore and create freely. We have laptops that can be used to paint, to code, to practice typing, and more. Art materials will be available as well as basic and not-so-basic craft supplies. Also, the 3D printer will be running during the entire program! Suitable for kids 8 and up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Homework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 3:30pm
For K-12.
Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm January 4-May 17, 2017. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available for students to use.

Note: There will be no Homework Help on library holidays (1/16, 2/13, 2/20), 3/27, 3/29, or TUSD spring break (4/17, 4/19). Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4:00pm
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  The TLC also suggests tiltles for the Library's collection and creates themed displays in the Library's Teen Zone.  They are an enthusiastic group of young people who are passionate about creating a positive space for teens in the Library.  The group is looking for new members to welcome for the new school year. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4:00-6:00pm
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, 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 subjects such as math and science. Students should bring their homework assignments with them.

No sessions will be held November 24, 2016- January 5, 2017.
 
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4:00 -5:00pm
On Wednesdays, starting on Dec 7, 2016- May 31, 2017, at 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.

 
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4:00-6:00
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, 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 held November 24, 2016- January 5, 2017.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton- San Joaquin Public Library and San Joaquin Office of Education.


 
Sock Snowman Craft
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4:00pm
Join us to create these cute and cuddly sock snowman craft projects.  This craft event occurs on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:00pm.  Bring a clean white sock size 7 or above if you can. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4 pm
Kick off the new year with a free, high-energy, fast-paced, laugh-out-loud magic show.
Crafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4:30pm (Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb. 22, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29, Apr 5, Apr 12, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 3)
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm. January is CROCHET month! 


Crafters Corner is coordinated by Elizabeth, Event Coordinator, White Wolf Productions, 209.640.5599 or 

whitewolfprods57@gmail.com

Donations of craft materials and supplies glady accepted.

Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6:00 p.m.

Beginner's level yoga and Pilates class 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. Enter at side of library building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m. Donation optional, given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time: • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Thursday January 5, 2017 from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday January 12, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday January 19, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Thursday January 26, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday February 2, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday February 9, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Internet Searching Using Google - Thursday February 16, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Thursday February 23, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Monday March 6, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday March 13, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Excel - Monday March 20, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint - Monday March 27, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Monday April 3, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Basic Computer Skills - Monday April 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Google Doc Basics - Monday April 17, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday April 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday May 4, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday May 11, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Google Doc Basics - Thursday May 18, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 Basic Computer Skills, Internet for Beginners & Internet Searching Using Google classes are designed for patrons who need to learn basic computer skills and become familiar with computer terminologies and applications. No registration is required. Patrons age 14 and older are welcome to attend the classes.Special requirements for the following classes:+ Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Patrons must bring their own mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) to the class.
+ Beginning Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint - Patrons must know how to use the mouse and keyboard prior to attending any of these classes.
+ Google Doc Basics - Patrons must have an existing Gmail account and must know their email account login (username and password). This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:30 p.m.
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:30 am
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is a half-hour program which emphasizes elements that help babies develop. We share simple picturebooks, sing, recite nursery rhymes and have fun. Rhythm, rhyme, stories and music keep babies engaged as they learn. Evrything that we do during All About baby can then be repeated at home, to reinforce the experience!
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:30 am
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Escalon Branch Library
Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Come to Toddler/Preschool Storytime held every Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, songs, movements and playtime. Sponsored by Friends of Escalon Library.
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