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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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Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Thursdays 9/8/16, 9/15/16, 9/22/16 & 9/29/16 Mondays 10/3/16, 10/24/16, 10/31/16 and Thursday 11/3/16, 11/10/16, 11/17/16, & 12/1/16)
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the FREE computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Basic Computer Skills - Thursday September 8, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Internet for Beginners - Thursday September 15, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Google Internet Searching - Thursday September 22, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Beginning MS Word - Thursday September 29, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Monday October 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Gmail Basics - Monday October 24, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Internet Searching Using Google - Monday October 31, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Thursday November 3, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Basic Computer Skills - Thursday November 10, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Internet Searching Using Google - Thursday November 17, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks from OverDrive - Thursday December 1, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Basic Computer Skills, Internet for Beginners & Google Internet Searching classes are designed for patrons who need to learn basic computer skills and become familiar with computer terminologies and applications. Patrons must have basic computer skills (such as how to use the mouse and the keyboard) prior to attending MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint 2010 classes. Patrons are encouraged to bring their laptops or personal devices to class. No registration is required. Patrons age 14 and older are welcome to attend the classes.

Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!
  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:00 a.m. (Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.)
On Thursdays, from September 1-December 29, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime for ages 3-5. The half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, active participation and lots of fun. The parent or guardian must stay with children. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30
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, Sep. 29, 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, Sep. 29, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in duration with time for play and visiting afterward. Come join the fun! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30am
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, Sep. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime for toddlers/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 Escalon Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 11:15 am
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Lathrop Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 1:30 PM
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
 
Thornton Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 3:00 p.m.
See if you have what it takes to win the title of best FIFA player at the library! Prize for the winner and snacks for all participants.
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 3:30
Join us for our first ever run of the Code Explorers Club at the Ripon Library! We will be exploring computer science and coding concepts in a series of plugged and unplugged programs. Every other Thursday at 3:30 starting September 1st! For children ages 7-12. Registration is required. Sign-up for one or all sessions at the Information Desk or by calling 866.805.7323
  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 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
Thursday, Sep. 29, 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.


 
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Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 6:00pm
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents "Meet the Stockton Police K-9 Unit". You are invited to meet Police Officer Webb and his police dog Kaos at the Troke Library.

Office Webb will share important safety tips for children, teens and adults. He will talk about the K-9 unit and how to train a police dog.

You will have a chance to take a picture with them as well. Please join us for this educational and fun program. Sponsored by The Stockton Police Department and the Margaret Troke Library.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Friday, Sep. 30, 10:15
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Sep. 30, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is for 0-24 months babies and parents/caregivers. This program is an early literacy storytime which fosters baby's development. Through stories, fingerplays, songs, rhythm and rhyme baby is engaged and having fun while learning! All About Baby is approximately 30 minutes in duration with time for play and visiting afterward. Come join the fun! Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Basic Computer Class
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Sep. 30, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Many of us have smartphones, Nooks, Kindles, or other devices that allow us to read eBooks wherever we are. The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library has nearly 4,000 eBooks in its collection.

This workshop will show Library users how to download and enjoy our expanding collection of electronic books at their leisure on the own device.
 

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Friday, Sep. 30, 3:00 p.m.
Make any creations you can imagine with our collection of Legos and other building materials. Creations will be displayed in the library. For all ages. 
MakerSpace
Tracy Branch Library
Friday, Sep. 30, 3:00pm
For 10 and older.

Want to create your own arts & craft or tech projects? Drop by the library's MakerSpace Fridays 3:00-5:00pm starting August 5, 2016. You will have access to a variety of arts, crafts, and tech to work with.

 
Tracy Branch Library
Friday, Sep. 30, 4 p.m. (Friday September 16, 30, 4 pm, October 7, 21, 28, 4 pm, November 18, 4 pm, December 2, 4 pm)
Come pratice the English language in a relaxed setting.
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