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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.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
English Conversation
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:00 am
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Bookmobile at Wicklu
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:00am-11:00am
The Bookmobile will be at Wicklund Park every Tuesday from 10:00am-11:00am while the MH Library is closed.  This traveling branch library carries books and other library materials for all ages and interests.  Library staff will help you find materials to read, take special requests, and answer your questions.  Library service on wheels. Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin Co. Public Library.
Preschool & Toddler
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:15 am ( Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15am)
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am.  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:15am
Bring the little ones and join us for Spanish-English Storytime as we read books in Spanish and English. Then afterwards, stay around for craft time. 
Chavez Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am (Tuesdays, July 23 & August 6, 10:30 am)
Come join the discussion. Our selection for August is The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss. The real-life protagonist of The Black Count, General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet with a story that is strikingly familiar, because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used it to create some of the best loved heroes of literature.

Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo – a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as  The Count of Monte Cristo  and  The Three Musketeers.

Yet, hidden behind these swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: the real hero was the son of a black slave -- who rose higher in the white world than any man of his race would before our own time.  Born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. Enlisting as a private, he rose to command armies at the height of the Revolution in an audacious campaign across Europe and the Middle East – until he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat.

The Black Count is simultaneously a riveting adventure story, a lushly textured evocation of 18th-century France, and a window into the modern world’s first multi-racial society. But it is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son.

We will meet on July 23 for a "midway" discussion, and again on August 6 when we have all finished the book.
Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30 a.m.

Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Have lots of fun playing with friends new and old when we bring out different types of toys each week. Caregivers must stay with children.

There will be no Preschool Playtime on library closed days.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30am
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch!
Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: age 0-2; older siblings welcome! 

Note: No storytime July 9, 2019
Stay & Play
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:45-11:15am
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 11:00am-noon
Join MH Library staff at the Mountain House Firehouse to have Angry Bird Fun between 11:00am-noon.   We will do crafts and games and you may even win a small  prize. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the LIbrary.
Drop-In Tech Help
Stribley Micro Library
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 11:00 am
Need help with a laptop, Tablet, or just looking for one-on-one assistance?
Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 11:15am
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome!
Note: No session on July 9, 2019. Sponsored by Tracy Library .
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Drop-in tech help for simple questions with help from patient, friendly staff. Bringing your own device is recommended!
Book Buddies @ Fair
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 1:00-2:00 PM (Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM)
Book Buddies is a reading program for students entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are below grade level.

One-on-one or small group sessions are led by volunteers to help young readers develop the skills they need. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm during June-July 2019. Each student is assessed at the beginning, middle, and end of the program to record their progress.

Visit the Fair Oaks Branch Customer Service Desk to sign up! Space is limited Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2-3 pm (Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11, 13 18, 20, 25, 27, July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23)
Book Buddies is a summer program designed
to help students in grades 1-3 who are reading
below grade level.  The idea is that trained teen
volunteers will work with the children 2 days a
week for a 6 week period.  Hopefully they will
be ready for the next school year and up to
speed in reading skills. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Build with Legos and more! 
Fair Oaks Family Sto
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 3:00-3:30 PM

Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.

 

 

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Crafty Kids: Dog Day
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 3:30 pm
Come over and get messy with an interactive craft! 
Jungle James Animal
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 4:00 p.m.

This is the ultimate live animal viewing experience. We’ll visit continents across the world to discuss the role that animals play in their respective habitats.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
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