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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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Holiday - Library Cl
All Locations
Monday, Feb. 8


 

Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Feb. 8, all day (Mondays, Sep 7, Oct 12, Jan 18, Feb 8, 15, & May 30, all day)
The library will be closed for this federal holiday.
Lathrop Branch Library
Monday, Feb. 8, 1:00-5:30pm (Mondays, Feb 8, 29, March 14 & 28, 1:00pm)
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment 
for Mondays February 9, 29 and March 14, 28  1:00 - 5:30pm

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 
What To Bring:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)

  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents 

  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number

  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements

  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check

  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number

  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements

  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:00am-5:00pm
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Tuesdays starting January 26 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 
What To Bring:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)

  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents 

  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number

  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements

  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check

  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number

  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements

  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:30 am (Tuesdays )
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)
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 Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:15am-11:00am
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 11:15 a.m.
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1:00 pm
The "Let's Chat" English Conversation Practice Club will meet Tuesdays at 1pm.  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 Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 3:30 pm
Showing movies to teens based on popular books Sponsored by Friends of Manteca Library.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9,3:30-5:00
Learn to make healthy meals and snacks for your baby and you. STeP programs are open to pregnant and parenting teens between the ages of 13 and 20. All programs will be held at the Maya Angelou Branch Library on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00. To register, or for more information, please contact the Library at 937-7778. Sponsored by California State Library and Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9,3:30 p.m.
Learn about constellations, moon phases and the Solar System with Modesto Junior College's Great Valley Museum Traveling Teacher Program. Demonstrations, star-mapping, and other hands-on activities will make for one stellar learning experience.

For grades 3-6. Parental/caregiver attendance is not required. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 3:00 p.m.
The Easy Reader Book Club is for all age levels. There will be lots of easy reader books and graphic novels to choose from. All reading levels are welcome. Games and avtivties will follow after reading time.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 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
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 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
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:00 pm (Tuesdays, Jan. 19 & 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; Apr. 5, 12, 19 & 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; Jun. 7, 14, 21 & 28.)
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a cuddly friend if they like. A fun and easy craft follows. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
VITA Tax Assistance
Stribley Library
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment. (Wednesdays, February 10 & 24, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and March 9 & 23 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library presents Volunteer Income Tax Assistance; (VITA), a free tax service for low-income residents.  On the days listed below, there will be qualified tax preparers available at the Stribley Branch Library to aid the public in completing and submitting taxes.  This has been a well-utilized service in the past, so be sure to call and make an appointment.  Call (209) 444-4120 to make an appointment.

Dates and times are as follows:

Stribley Library – Wednesdays, 1 – 5:30, February 10, 24 and March 9, 23 - By appointment

This free program is provided through the generosity of Volunteers Income Tax Assistance.  

Branch libraries are part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.  For more information, call (209) 937-8221.

Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.

Sponsored by VITA Volunteers Income Tax Assistance.
Stribley Library
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1:00-5:30pm (Wednesdays, Feb 10, 24, March 9 & 23, 1:00pm)
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Wednesdays February 10, 24 and March 9, 23 from 1:00 - 5:30pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 
What To Bring:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)

  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents 

  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number

  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements

  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check

  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number

  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements

  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."

Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, Ret., has been knitting "since I was 5 years of age; … not a day goes by in which I do not knit. The benefits I have experienced from this craft are too numerous to mention."

In our community, there are many needs for knitted goods such as for chemotherapy patients, preemie hats, and hats and scarves for children and adults. The community also needs lap robes and shawls for chemotherapy and dialysis patients, who become very cold during treatment. There are needs for Twiddle mitts for dementia/Alzheimer patients and for mats for our four-legged creatures in shelters. Participants may keep their products for their own use or donate them to one of these charitable causes.

For beginners who wish to learn knitting, Ms. Zetter will offer informal instruction. If participants want to gather for the camaraderie and knit for themselves, they are also welcome and will be recipients of her assistance as needed. All ages and genders from 8 to 100 (or more!) are welcome.

Participants need to provide their own needles and yarn. Supplies are available at local craft stores. Participants should bring:
  • Their choice of acrylic yarns, worsted weight, e.g. Lion brand homespun, soft Red Heart, Caron Simply Soft or other brand of soft yarn (no wool)
  • Size 7 or 8 knitting needles, preferably circular needles
  • Scissors, large-eye darning needle and package of stitch markers
  • Notebook and pen
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.  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 Drive 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.
  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Create your own masterpieces with our supply of arts and craft materials. Build our theme of the day or come up with your own work of art. 

This program is free for all ages.
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