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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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Read For A Pumpkin Raffle Ends!
Mountain House Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 24,

All raffle forms for Read For A Pumpkin are due at the Mountain House Branch today! Winners will be called by 10/27/14.

Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.

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Teen Read Week Art Project
Tracy Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 24,
For 7th-12th graders.

In honor of the Teen Read Week Theme "Turn Dreams Into Reality" we are kicking off a teen art project. Twenty (20) teens have the oppurtunity to create a "dream canvas" to be displayed in the library during the month of November. 

If you are an artistic teen, come by the library to register and pick up a canvas. Be as creative as you wish! Use paints, glitter, buttons, or more! It's your "dream canvas" so make it your own. 

All canvases must be returned to the library by October 31, 2014. You will recieve your canvas back on December 1, 2014. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
All About Baby
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Every Thursday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. All About Baby time focuses on literacy development for 0-24 month old little ones through simple stories, singing, rhymes, rhythm and fingerplays. All About Baby lasts 20-30 minutes with playtime afterward. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.

Preschool Storytime
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Come join us as we read books, sing songs, and enjoy fingerplays. The library doors open at 10:20 a.m. and storytime starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Storytime is followed by a brief craft or playtime. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Family Storytime
Thornton Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 24, 12:00 p.m. (Firdays, October 17 & 24, 12:00 p.m.)
Listen to classic stories and new favorites. All ages are invited.
 

Free Basic Computer Class: Beginning Microsoft Word
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 24, 3-4 pm
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.

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
English Conversation Club
Tracy Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 24, 4:00 p.m. (Friday, September 5, 12, & 26, 4 p.m.; Friday, October 3, 17, & 24, 4 p.m.; Friday November 7 & 14, 4 p.m.; Friday December 5 & 19, 4 p.m.; January 9 & 30, 4 p.m.)
 English Conversation Club
Tracy 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.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Movie Showing
Bob Hope Fox Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton
Friday, Oct. 24, 6 pm
Sponsored by Friends of the Fox.

Teen Read Week Art P
Teen Read Week Art Project
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Oct. 25,
For 7th-12th graders.

In honor of the Teen Read Week Theme "Turn Dreams Into Reality" we are kicking off a teen art project. Twenty (20) teens have the oppurtunity to create a "dream canvas" to be displayed in the library during the month of November. 

If you are an artistic teen, come by the library to register and pick up a canvas. Be as creative as you wish! Use paints, glitter, buttons, or more! It's your "dream canvas" so make it your own. 

All canvases must be returned to the library by October 31, 2014. You will recieve your canvas back on December 1, 2014. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
HIFE: Financial Awareness Workshop.
Troke Branch Library
Saturday, Oct. 25, 11:00 AM (Saturdays, September 27 & October 25)
Kevin Lee, a Certified Financial Educator with Heartland Institute of Financial Education (HIFE), will present an overview of steps for successfully managing the money. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library and HIFE..

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Tracy Library Book Club for Adults
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Oct. 25, 11:00am
On the fourth Saturday of every month, the Tracy Library will be hosting a book club for adults. Our monthly discussions will begin at 11 p.m. inside the library, and are free and open to new members. The book selected for our October discussion will be Kirk Russell's "Shell Games."
Copies of this book are provided by the California Center for the Book, and will be reserved for book club members at the circulation desk.
  Sponsored by California Center for the Book.
Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Library Chess Club
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Oct. 25, 12 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.
Happy Halloween Crafts!
Manteca Branch Library
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm
Families! Get in the Halloween spirit as we have crafts and activities for all ages.  Don't forget to wear your costume! Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.

CANCELLED: Pulliam S
CANCELLED: Pulliam String Ensemble
Troke Branch Library
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:30 p.m.
CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. We will try to reschedule sometime in the spring.

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents the Pulliam String Ensemble. Pulse (Pulliam String Ensemble) directed by Stephanie Chiao, features 6th-8th grade Pulliam music students who have played a stringed orchestra instrument for two, three, or four years. The group not only provides exposure to classical stringed instruments, but also strives to provide musical excellence. The mission of Pulse is to make the community a better place by bridging cultural differences and by developing an understanding and appreciation of various genres of music.

   The public is invited to attend this program.
 
Chess Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Saturday, Oct. 25, 3:00pm
The Mountain House Chess Club meets at the Mountain House Branch Library on Saturday from 3:00pm-4:30pm.  The club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play.  Join them.  Equipment supplied. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.

Music & Monsters at the Museum: One Book, One San Joaquin Culminating Event
Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton
Saturday, Oct. 25, 7 pm
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library, Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County.

Teen Read Week Art P
Teen Read Week Art Project
Tracy Branch Library
Sunday, Oct. 26,
For 7th-12th graders.

In honor of the Teen Read Week Theme "Turn Dreams Into Reality" we are kicking off a teen art project. Twenty (20) teens have the oppurtunity to create a "dream canvas" to be displayed in the library during the month of November. 

If you are an artistic teen, come by the library to register and pick up a canvas. Be as creative as you wish! Use paints, glitter, buttons, or more! It's your "dream canvas" so make it your own. 

All canvases must be returned to the library by October 31, 2014. You will recieve your canvas back on December 1, 2014. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Teen Read Week Art P
Teen Read Week Art Project
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Oct. 27,
For 7th-12th graders.

In honor of the Teen Read Week Theme "Turn Dreams Into Reality" we are kicking off a teen art project. Twenty (20) teens have the oppurtunity to create a "dream canvas" to be displayed in the library during the month of November. 

If you are an artistic teen, come by the library to register and pick up a canvas. Be as creative as you wish! Use paints, glitter, buttons, or more! It's your "dream canvas" so make it your own. 

All canvases must be returned to the library by October 31, 2014. You will recieve your canvas back on December 1, 2014. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Beginning Chapter Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m. (Mondays, Oct 6, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jan 12, 19 & 26, 3:30 p.m.)
Beginning Chapter Book Club is for students in grades 3rd - 5th.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

Easy Reader Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Oct. 27, 3:00 p.m. (Mondays, Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 1, 8, 15, Jan 5, 12, 26, Feb 2 & 23, 3:00 p.m.)
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K-2nd grade.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.  No sign-ups necessary. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

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