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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:
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 5, 10:30 - 12:00 p.m. (Thursdays 5/5/16 & 5/12/16 and Monday 5/2/16)

Due to a very low number of interest, some of the previously scheduled classes (in RED) have been cancelled and replaced by different classes. Also, there are new classes (in BLUE) have been added to accomodate the current needs.
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 for Beginners – Monday, April 18, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Mouse & Keyboard Basics - Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Beginning Internet - Monday, May 2, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Basic Computer Skills - Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Internet for Beginners - Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
These updated scheduled classes are designed for patrons who need help with very basic computer skills. Patrons are encouraged to bring laptops or other personal devices to class. Class space is limited. Please sign up in person at the Chavez reference desk on the 2nd floor or call 209-937-8221.
  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 5, 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.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, May. 5, 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, May. 5, 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, May. 5, 1:30 PM
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and other age appropriate activities.
Youth Summer Job Wor
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, May. 5, 3-5pm

Teens and young adults, looking for a summer job? This is the workshop for you!  Workshop highlights include:
     ~ Your Skills
     ~ How to Market Yourself
     ~ Application Tips
     ~ How to Write a Resume
     ~ Interviewing Tips

San Joaquin County WorkNet will present this program. Be one of the first to learn about employers hiring in your area. Ages 16-25. Registration in the library is recommended; space may be limited.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, May. 5, 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, May. 5, 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.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, May. 5, 4:00pm
Simple and usable craft to make for Mom for Mother's Day.  Join us at 4:00pm May 5th for crafting fun.
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, May. 5, 4:00 pm

Learn about flowers; then make a flower! 

Identify major parts of a flower and then make a flower out of paper with artist Kelly Carroll. Ages K-5 welcome. 

Sponsored by Tracy Library and Tracy Friends of the Library .
Troke Branch Library
Friday, May. 6, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Friday, May. 6, 10:00am
The Veterans Connect Resource Center is a place for veterans to meet with people who can help them figure out what benefits are needed and what is available to meet the need.  Come meet with members of the County Office of Veteran's Services on Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.. Sponsored by California Libraries for Veterans.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Friday, May. 6, 10:15 am
Weekly storytime for ages 3-5. Half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, fingerplays, active participation and lots of fun. Parent or guardian must stay with children.  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, May. 6, 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.
Fandom Club
Tracy Branch Library
Friday, May. 6, 4:00pm
For 8th to 12th Graders. Got fandom? Join wthis teen-run club to talk about your favorite fandoms, learn about new fandoms, read comcis, watch tv & movies, do crafts & more.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Friday, May. 6, 3:00 pm
On Friday, May 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., the Maya Angelou Library will host a Teen Video Game Day. Teens can compete with others at Wii and PlayStation games. All skill levels and spectators are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Saturday, May. 7, 11:30 a.m.
Watch cool movies and enjoy refreshments, all free at your library. 
Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, May. 7, 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.
Manteca Branch Library
Saturday, May. 7, 1:00 pm
Come & meet therapy dogs of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs Program and let the kids take turns reading to them one-on-one. Sponsored by Reading Education Assistance Dogs program & Friends of the Manteca Library.
Lego Club at Strible
Stribley Library
Saturday, May. 7, 1:00 p.m.
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library (inside the Stribley Community Center) for our monthly Lego Club! Come for an hour of Lego building fun and excitement! We'll provide a building theme, you provide your  imagination! 

All ages are welcome (children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult). Lego projects will be displayed in the library until the next Lego Club session.
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