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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:
Friday, Sep. 21, 10:15
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Friday, Sep. 21, 10:30 am
Come learn how to create beautiful paintings with Tharini as your guide. She will show you how to use acrylic paints to make the brush stroke, practice a bit, and then put all you've learned together into a pretty flower composition you can take home and frame. All materials will be provided for a limited number of participants. Please sign up early at  209-937-8221 and ask for Mountain House, or stop by our Information Desk. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Friday, Sep. 21, 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy reading your favorite comic books and make super hero crafts, Free comic for everyone who attends.
Friday, Sep. 21, 3:00pm
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! 3:00pm-5:00pm

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. 
  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Makerspace
Friday, Sep. 21, 3:00pm
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! 3-5pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • K'nex and Legos
  • Snap Circuits and Little Bits Circuit Kit
  • Makey Makey
  • Dash robot (programmable with Blocky)
  • Scientific microscope and slides
  • 3D printer
  • Arduino
  • Computers with internet & printer
  • and more!
Note: The library will be closed Friday, November 23, 2018. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Friday, Sep. 21, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a free program, and all English-learners are welcome.

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.
Bubble Lady’s
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Friday, Sep. 21, 3:30 pm
Witness bubble magic with the Bubble Lady! 
Conversation Club
Friday, Sep. 21, 4:00pm
Adults come and  practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
SAT/ACT Practice Tes
Saturday, Sep. 22, 9:00am
For 9th to 12th graders. Space is limted. Priority given to those who register in person or by phone (866-805-7323).

Participants will take a full-length computerized practice test (SAT or ACT), recieve their score, and suggested study areas. Test takes approximately 4 hours. Bring a pencil and calculator. Practice test offered montly August - December 2018.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Saturday, Sep. 22, 10:15am
The UCCE Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County will provide free monthly gardening classes all year long (excluding June and December). Class is approximately two hours.  For more information visit: http://sjmastergardeners.ucanr.edu/
Topics:
February: Composting & Vermicomposting
March: Summer Vegetables
April: Pollinators
May: Gardening for Bees
July: Abiotic Disorders & How to Diagnose Them
August: Seed Saving
September: Growing Citrus
October: Landscape Trees
November: Virtual Toolbox Sponsored by UCCE Master Gardners of San Joaquin County.
Senior Coloring Club
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Saturday, Sep. 22, 11:00 am
Come unwind with the Senior Coloring Club at Rue Micro Library!
Family Storytime
Saturday, Sep. 22, 11:30 a.m.
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Saturday, Sep. 22, 12:00 p.m.
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Exploring the MakerS
Saturday, Sep. 22, 1:00 - 4:00 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.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Saturday, Sep. 22, 1:30 pm
Add a little fall feeling to your home with this stylish craft to decorate your house. Materials will be provided.
This class will take approximately 3 hours.

Maximum 15 Participants (Ages 8+)
Sign up at the Information Desk. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Adult Color Me Calm
Saturday, Sep. 22, 2:00-4:00PM


Enjoy coloring while you relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored!  We will be coloring fall themed pot holders, or choose from our selection of adult coloring books.  All supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home.

 

Saturday, Sep. 22, 2:30pm
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion Patitpavan Neel.  Most Saturdays 2:00pm.  Check calendar for dates.
 
Mountain House Chess
Saturday, Sep. 22, 3:30pm
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be supplied. Periodically the Chess Club will have a Tournament.
  Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Banned Books Week!
Sunday, Sep. 23
Drop by and check out a banned book from our display! 

"Banned Books Week is the annual celebration of the Freedom to Read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. "

-https://bannedbooksweek.org/about/, 9/13/2018
Sunday, Sep. 23, 12:00pm
Ages 12 and up. CHANGE OF DAY & TIME!
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! 12:00-5:00pm

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. 
  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
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