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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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LED Star Craft/STEAM
Friday, Jun. 15, 2:00 to 4:30 PM (Friday, June 15, 2:00 - 4:30 PM & Saturday, July 7, 1:00 - 3:30 PM)
Learn how to make a take home craftable that combines basic computer programming and sewing into a fun, intuitive program! Sponsored by The Stockton Arts Commission in association with the Stockton Friends of the Library..
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LED Star Craft/STEAM
Thursday, Jul. 5, 3:00-5:30 PM
The Stockton Arts Commission in association with the Fair Oaks Branch Library proudly presents Sander Van De Bor and his Rainbow Star LED Craft Program!

Join us to experience the meeting of art and technology as local engineer Sander van de Bor guides patrons through the process of assembling circuit boards, using computers to program multi-colored LEDs, and finally sewing and stitching it all together into a craftable that you can take home!

If you enjoy art, handcrafts, and technology, make sure you come check out this free program!

Be sure to register online, or ask the reference desk for details!  We hope to see you there!

  Sponsored by The Stockton Arts Commission in association with the Stockton Friends of the Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
LED Star Craft/STEAM
Saturday, Jul. 7, 1:00 to 3:30 PM (Friday, June 15, 2:00 - 4:30 PM & Saturday, July 7, 1:00 - 3:30 PM)
Learn how to make a take home craftable that combines basic computer programming and sewing into a fun, intuitive program! Sponsored by The Stockton Arts Commission in association with the Stockton Friends of the Library..
Mighty Meeples
Sunday, May. 20, 12-5pm
We are a collectible card, board game and RPG group! New participants welcome.
For more information, visit The Mighty Meeples of Tracy's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/themightymeeples95376/ Sponsored by The Mighty Meeples of Tracy.
Sunday, May. 20, 3:00 pm

Brahma Kumaris leaders teach that through Raja Yoga practice, you can gain a clear, peaceful mind and heart which is full of love. Meditation helps to reconnect with our original spiritual self. Come and gain a deeper insight of your true inner strength and qualities. Come for the experience every Sunday except for the first Sunday of the month at 3:00pm and discover what good company you can be with your own self. 

 

Sponsored by Brahma Kumaris Instructors.
Kids Book Club
Monday, May. 21, 3:00pm
For Grades K-5. A book is given to each student which they will read at home. We will then meet for an hour to discuss the book together and do an activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! No session 5/28 or 7/2.

Books
Easy Reader books (Grades K-3)
Beginning Chapter Books (Grades 3-5). Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .
Exploring the MakerS
Monday, May. 21, 4:00 - 7:00 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.


What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 

What is a 3D printer?
3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.

What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.

What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather. Sponsored by The Leadership of Stockton and the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Monday, May. 21, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
On Mondays, starting August 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., the Manteca Library presents Maker Mondays.  Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and make something new and extraordinary!  Each program will offer a variety of activities and all supplies will be provided.

This program will continue until May 21, 2018. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Monday, May. 21, 4:30pm
Come have fun constructing lego buildings, machines, and more at our Lego Building Fun Program.  This program is for 4 year olds and above.  We are still taking donations of Legos and Duplos so we can build bigger and better projects.   Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Autistic Lego Play G
Monday, May. 21, 5:00pm
Lego playtime for children with autism and their caregivers. Sign up at the checkout desk. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Night of Jazz with L
Monday, May. 21, 6:00pm
Join us for a night of Jazz with musician and singer Lynn Sampson, former first chair trumpet of The Cleveland Orchestra and student of two time Grammy winning musician Ray Hargrove. 6:00-8:00pm
Monday, May. 21, 6:30pm
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Tuesday, May. 22

Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays anytime 1-5 PM and we’ll help you.

Sponsored by Lathrop Library.
Tuesday, May. 22, 10:15 am
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, May. 22, 10:30 a.m.

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

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tuesday, May. 22, 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, May. 22, 10:30 am
Please join us to meet new friends at the Mountain House Library. Light refreshments will be served. No need to sign up. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Baby Storytime
Tuesday, May. 22, 10:30am
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome! 
Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 22, 11:15am
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome!  Sponsored by Tracy Library .
Tuesday, May. 22, 1:00 p.m.
Bring your knitting crafts and socialize in the Escalon Library's community room with the Knitters. Sponsored by Friends of the Escalon Library.
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