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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.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Friday, Nov. 16, 10:15
For ages 0-5. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Friday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Friday, Nov. 16, 10:30 am
Please join us as Kaye shows you how to achieve stunning "watercolor" results from a simple technique using a silk scarf, special tissue paper and water. Really! Dyes will transfer from the tissue to the scarf as water flows around and through the silk fibers. Beautiful! All materials will be provided for a limited number of participants. To sign up, please call 209-937-8221 and ask for Mountain House, or stop by the Information Desk at the library. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Drop-In Tech Help
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Friday, Nov. 16, 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Stop by for one-on-one tech assistance.

Friday, Nov. 16, 12:30 PM
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting. Sponsored by Friends of the Linden Library.
Friday, Nov. 16, 3:00pm
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! 3:00pm-5:00pm

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. 
  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Friday, Nov. 16, 3:00pm
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • K'nex and Legos
  • Snap Circuits and Little Bits Circuit Kit
  • Makey Makey
  • Dash robot (programmable with Blocky)
  • Scientific microscope and slides
  • 3D printer
  • Arduino
  • Computers with internet & printer
  • and more!
Note: The library will be closed Friday, November 23, 2018. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Friday, Nov. 16, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
You won't need to pardon these turkeys this Thanksgiving. Children are welcome to put some gobble gobble into decorating pinecone turkeys to either complement your dinner table decor or to give as a gift of thanks to someone else.
Fantabulous Fridays~
Friday, Nov. 16, 3:30-4:30 PM
Adult Crafting Hour~We will be painting and glittering acorns that will go in a dish to make a lovely fall centerpiece.  All materials are included in this free program.   Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Friday, Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m.

Join us at the Escalon Library on November 16 at 3:30pm to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Young Eagle Spirit Dance and Drum Group!

Conversation Club
Friday, Nov. 16, 4:00pm
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
Winter Big Used Book
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00am
We'll be having a two-day used booksale with special deals on books, music, movies, and more! Prices starts at 10¢.

Saturday 10:00-5:00pm
Sunday 12:00-5:00pm
  Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m.
Monthly meeting of the Oak Valley Art society in the Escalon Library community room. Sponsored by Oak Valley Art Society.
Genealogy Workshop:
Saturday, Nov. 17, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

San Joaquin Genealogical Society member Sylvia Perez will discuss researching your Mexican, Central, or South American genealogy. She will walk you through websites with resources to help you locate your own family's roots.
After the presentation, members of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society will be available for individual help in online research. 

Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

Spanish spoken! ¡Se habla español!

For further information, email the Society at

Space is limited! Those interested in attending this workshop must sign-up at the Troke Branch Library Information Desk or call (209) 937-8221.

For further information, email the Society at
  Sponsored by the San Joaquin Genealogical Society and the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Adult Book Club
Saturday, Nov. 17, 11:00am
Join us every 3rd Saturday morning to discuss a new book. Book available at the checkout desk. 
Family Storytime
Saturday, Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday, Nov. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Exploring the MakerS
Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricut) and many more.

The MakerSpace open hours are as follow.
Monday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:00 pm
Join us in making pinecone turkeys, fans, and other themed crafts. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Junior MakerSpace &
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:30 to 4:00 PM
Makerspace isn't just for adults and teens!  Kids ages 3 through 12 are invited to explore building and technology, including coding, building, and circuitry, at this hands-on "free play" program.
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