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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:
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is a baby/toddler focused story time that lasts 30 minutes. Babies and parents/caregivers will engage in directed developmental "play": songs, rhymes, fingerplays, boardbook sharing and listening to stories. Library staff facilitates this fun program that emphasizes skill-building at baby's level.  Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Escalon Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3,
Sponsored by Friends of Escalon Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 10:30
Storytime for children under age 5 is held every Thursday morning at 10:30 am. Join us for great stories, rhyme, songs and dance and develop early literacy skills in your young children! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays)
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun.  Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 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.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 11:15am
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. 3, 1:30 PM
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities. 
  Sponsored by Lathrop Branch Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 3:30 pm
Tema: Haga que la mitad de sus granos sean enteros
Eating Smart Being Active program in Spanish.
  Sponsored by San Joaquin County Public Health Services.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Need help with your homework?

Bring your homework to Margaret Troke library and our volunteers will help you with your math, reading and science homeworks.

No tutoring  from November 24, 2015- January 5, 2016 Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Margaret Troke Library offers free math tutoring for grades 6-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 25, 2015- May 19 2016.

No sessions November 24, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

  Sponsored by San Joaquin County Office of Education and Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Lynn Sampson will be back to share various instruments found in an orchestra.  Your child(ren) will have the opportunity to try the instruments to find the one just right for them.
August 13th  Guitar
August 20th  Percussion
September 3rd  Brass
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

On the first Thursday of each month February through December, 2015, the Margaret K. Troke Library presents Small Claims Advisor Services.  

Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 6 pm
Do you have a student in high school or even elementary school? It's never too early to start planning for college. Come to the library and get information on college planning, funding and admissions from the staff of Heartland Institue of Financial Education.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Friday, Sep. 4, 10:15 am
Weston Ranch Library presents pre-school & Toddler storytime.
Doors open at 10:00am and the Storytime starts promptly at 10:15. There will be crafts or coloring sheets for children to enjoy after the storytime.
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Sep. 4, 3-4 pm
Students learn basic mouse movements such as how to click on or select objects. The class allows plenty of time for practicing so students can become comfortable using a computer mouse.

We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices. Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
English Conversation
Tracy Branch Library
Friday, Sep. 4, 4 p.m. (Friday, July 17 & 24, 4 p.m., Friday August 7, 14, 28, 4 p.m., Friday September 4, 18, 25, 4 p.m., Friday October 9, 16, 30, 4 p.m., Friday November 20, 4 p.m., Friday December 18, 4 p.m.)
 English Conversation ClubTracy Public Library
Friday, Sep. 5, 4:00 pm
The English Conversation Club will meet  on various Fridays, Begining September 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Wadsworth Room at the library. This program is for ESL adults (English as a Second Language Learners) who wish to practice their English language skills in a casual and relaxed environment.  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the  Library. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Teens’ Top Ten
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Sep. 5,
For 6th to 12th graders. August 15-October 18, 2015

Enter a raffle to win a gift basket of books, movie tickets & snacks by reading and reviewing as many of the Teens' Top Ten books as you can. Each short review will count as an entry into the raffle. There are 24 books nominated for this year's Teen Top Ten, so that means there are 24 chances to enter!

The list of nominated titles (linked below) and review sheets will be available in the Teen Area of the library starting August 15th. Submit to suggestion box in Teen Area. Winners will be contacted on Monday, October 19, 2015 (during Teen Read Week).

Teens' Top Ten 2015 Nominees:
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/sites/ala.org.yalsa/files/content/2015%20TTT%20Nominees.pdf

For more information on the Teen's Top Ten visit:
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

To vote in the official Teens' Top Ten competition (starts August 15th) visit:
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/ Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Linden Branch Library
Saturday, Sep. 5, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories and songs at the Linden Library!
Thornton Branch Library
Saturday, Sep. 5, 12:30 p.m.
Enjoy free popcorn and a movie at your library on Saturdays. Movies are for all ages from classics to new favorites.

 
Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Sep. 5, 12-2 p.m.
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Library Chess Club is a USCF (United States Chess Federation) affiliate.
To learn more about the Tracy Library Chess Club, visit their website or follow them on facebook.
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