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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:
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Friday, Mar. 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Come join us as we read books, sing songs, and enjoy fingerplays. The library doors open at 10:00 a.m. and storytime starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Mar. 6, 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.
Manteca Branch Library
Saturday, Mar. 7, 10:00 (Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28. April 4 &11)
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will be at Manteca Library From 10 – 5 pm.
No Appointment Necessary (First Come, First Served) waiting area in the back of the library near the lobby area.
 
Linden Branch Library
Saturday, Mar. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories and songs at the Linden Library!
Linden Branch Library
Saturday, Mar. 7, 10 am
Sponsored by California Library Literacy Services grant.
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Mar. 7, 10:00 a.m.

 Presentation on Autism with  Q & A to follow.  Our speaker will  be Zo Rana who has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a specific expertise in autism spectrum disorders. Zo has been working with both children and adults with autism for over 10 years.

Troke Branch Library
Saturday, Mar. 7, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., the Margaret K Troke Branch Library presents a genealogy workshop: How Libraries Can Help With Family Research

Many genealogical records are available from your local library. The Cesar Chavez Library, the main branch of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, has a comprehensive genealogy reference section which includes many local historical materials.

Learn where to find and how to use old City Directories, microfilm of local newspapers, and genealogy books. The library provides free access to Ancestry.com while in the library. Come join us to learn what we have and which basic documents are most useful for discovering your roots.

Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library and the San Joaquin Genealogical Society.  The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Dr. in Stockton.  For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323. Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.

You may register in advance in person at the Troke Branch Library or by phone at (209) 937-8112. Sponsored by San Joaquin Genealogical Society and Stockton Friends of the Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Saturday, Mar. 7, 12 pm
Sponsored by Community Partnership for Families.
Thornton Branch Library
Saturday, Mar. 7, 12:30
Explore your creative side and create your own work of art. Free arts and crafts on Satrudays at 12:30 p.m.

 
Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Mar. 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.
Escalon Branch Library
Saturday, Mar. 7, 12:30 pm
Sponsored by California Library Literacy Services grant.
Mountain House Branch Library
Saturday, Mar. 7, 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.
Tracy Branch Library
Sunday, Mar. 8, 3:00 p.m. (Sundays, March 8, 22, April 12, 26, May 3 & 17, 3:00 p.m.)
Led by teacher Qianhong (Sophia) Long, children, aged 5-12 years, (and adults) will have the opportunity to hear/read Chinese story books, sing Chinese songs/rhymes and watch Chinese movies.  This is a wonderful introduction to, or refresher of, the Chinese language.
Manteca Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 9, 12:00 (Mondays, Feb 2 & 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 &30, April 6 & 13)
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will be at Manteca Library From 12 – 8 pm.
No Appointment Necessary (First Come, First Served) waiting area in the back of the library near the lobby area.
 
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 9, 3:30 p.m.
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 9, 3:00 p.m.
This book club is for students in K-3rd grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Give Every Child A C
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 9, 3:30-5:30pm
Free K-12 Tutoring!

Give Every Child A Chance, a non-profit based out of Manteca, provides FREE one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students at the Tracy Branch Library on Mondays and Wednesdays. If your child is an IEP student, failing a subject, or can provide a strong teacher recommendation for academic assitance please pick up an application at the library or online (http://www.gecac.net/oneononetutoring.html).

If you wish to become a volunteer tutor you can also pick up an application at the library or online (http://www.gecac.net/volunteermentor.html).

For more information, please contact GECAC at (209) 825-7003 or visit their website (www.gecac.net).
Homework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 9, 3:30-5:30pm
Teen volunteers will be available to provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6 students. If you wish to be a volunteer, please get an application from the checkout desk.

 
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 9, 4:10pm (Mondays, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18, 4:10pm)
This is a bi-weekly book club for chapter book readers level 4.4 AR and above.  Read the book, discuss it with the club members and do a follow-up activity.   Books are available at circulation two weeks before the discussion date. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 9, 6:30 pm (Apr 13, May 11, Jun 8, Jul 13)
This bedtime oriented storytime features stories & songs for preschoolers, plus a short craft following. Kids may dress in their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed toy for snuggling if they wish. Storytime and craft last about 45 minutes. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
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