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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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Teen Read Week Art P
Teen Read Week Art Project
Tracy Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 31,
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.
Halloween Preschool Storytime
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m.
On Friday, October 31st we will have a Halloween themed storytime. We will read Halloween books followed by a pumpkin craft. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Preschool Storytime
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 31, 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.

Basic Computer Class: Downloading Audio/E-books to Smart Devices
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 31, 3-4 pm

Many of us have smartphones, Nooks, Kindles, or other devices that allow us to read eBooks wherever we are. The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library has nearly 4,000 eBooks in its collection.

This workshop will show Library users how to download and enjoy our expanding collection of electronic books at their leisure on the own device.
 

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Teen Halloween Party
Teen Halloween Party
Tracy Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 31, 6:00-8:00pm
For 7th to 12th graders.

Hang out at the library afterhours to watch a scary movie and eat snacks!

Text @tracy teens to 209-451-9982 to recieve text reminders about teen programs. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Genealogy Workshop:
Genealogy Workshop: Rookie Genealogist Mistakes
Troke Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 1, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Presenter: Sally Spenker
  Sponsored by San Joaquin Genealogy Society and Stockton Friends of the Library.
Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Library Chess Club
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 1, 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.
Chess Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 1, 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.

Beginning Chapter Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 3, 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, Nov. 3, 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.

Give Every Child A C
Give Every Child A Chance Tutoring
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 3, 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
Homework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 3, 3:30-5:30pm
The library offers free drop-in homework help for K-6th graders every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30pm.

Note: No Homework Help during Thanksgiving and Christmas Break.
Advanced Book Club
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 3, 4:00pm
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.  This week's book is Island of the Blue Dolphins by O'Dell.  Books are available at circulation two weeks before the discussion date. Sponsored by MH Friends of the Library.

Family Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 3, 6:00 p.m. (Mondays, Oct 6, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:30 a.m.)
Family Storytime is for children of all ages.  There will be books read and activities performed for a fun time of sharing together as a family. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

Adult Book Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:30 am
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Free Genealogy Assistance
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Tuesdays from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
Sponsored by The San Joaquin Genealogical Society and the Stockton Friends of the Library..

All About Baby Storytime @ the Manteca Library
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Even the youngest babies will benefit from this 20 minute combination of simple picturebook stories, rhythmic music, plus fingerplays with motion and movement. The doors open at 10:00, stories and songs are at 10:30.  Playtime is available before and after the storytime related activities. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library .

Preschool Storytime
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Stories, fingerplays, songs, rhymes and above all, lots of fun make our storytimes enjoyable for everyone. Preschool age children will spend 30 minutes developing very important early literacy skills. Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.

Preschool and Toddler Storytime
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:00 - 11:15 am

All About Baby
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 20, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 11:15 a.m.)
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

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