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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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Maya Angelou Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:00 a.m. (Thursdays at 10:00, Feb.1 - May 31, 2017)
On Thursdays, from Febuary 1 - May 31, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime for ages 3-5. The half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, active participation and lots of fun. The parent or guardian must stay with children. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:00am
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Tracy Branch Library starting Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10am to 7pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Thursday, up to April 13, 2017. Sponsored by VITA.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30am
During storytime on this day there will be an opportunity for the young audience to vote on one of 5 picturebooks they believe should be awarded the California Young Reader Medal! Bring your child(ren) so they can cast their vote while hearing some wonderful books.
Manteca Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30 am
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30 am
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 Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Escalon Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Escalon Branch Library is hosting Toddler and Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy great stories, crafts and playtime.  Sponsored by Friends of Escalon Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 11:15 am
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Lathrop Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 1:30 PM
Preschool storytimes are designed for toddlers and preschoolers and feature 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and STEAM-related activities and crafts.  Sponsored by Lathrop Branch Library.
Chavez Coloring Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 2:30 p.m. (Fourth Thursdays, January 26, February 23, and March 23 at 2:30 p.m.)

On the fourth Thursday of each month, at 2:30 pm, the Cesar Chavez Central Library presents the Coloring Club. Join us for relaxing fun with colored pencils and intricate coloring designs. This is a program for adults, but feel free to bring your children; we’ll have easier coloring pages and crayons for them.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Libraries.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Watch the coolest teen movies at your library! All you can eat popcorn too!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 3:30-5:00PM
We are offering up to 20 teens the opportunity to participate in a series of 8 workshops that will develop leadership skills, discuss college and career information, hear motivational speakers, and meet local community leaders that can answer their question and provide one-on-one mentorships.

Week one will take place o March 23rd from 3:30-5:00PM at the Teen Impact Center. This week will be CELEBRATION with Mentors!! (plus a prize if you have attended all of the meetings).
Ripon Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 3:30 p.m.
For the next few months on the fourth Thursday, we have a S.T.E.A.M. program planned that will focus on the A—the A that stands for ART! Learn about various art techniques, principles, and concepts during this STEAM-driven art program. Learning about art gives us tools that will help us as we explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 4:00pm-6:00pm
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science. Students should bring their homework assignments with them.
No sessions will be held November 24, 2016- January 5, 2017.
 
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 4:00pm
Come join us to make a simple craft or two, using a wide selection of craft materials! Drop in and make only one or two crafts, or stay the entire hour and let your imagination be your guide. 
Fun with Science!
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 4:00pm
Lawrence Livermore Lab's Fun with Science is traveling to the Tracy Library. Spark children’s interest in science through entertaining demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Escalon Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Want to create or invent your own arts, crafts and tech projects? Drop by the Escalon Branch Library's Makerspace program from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m on Thursdays starting January 5th. Each participant will have access to a variety of arts, crats and tech materials to work with. Ages 10 and older are welcome.  Sponsored by Friends of Escalon Library.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 6:00pm
On Thursday, March23, 2017, at 6:00pm the Margaret Troke Library presents " Sparkles the Clown".

Sparkles the Clown incorporate animal puppets, simple magic and silly antics in her show.

This is an interactive fast paced show that would delight children of all ages.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Friday, Mar. 24, 10:15
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
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