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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
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4 pm (Tuesdays, August 2, 16 & 30; September 13 & 27)
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to build something new and extraordinary each time! We provide the Legos. Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10 am
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Socciety are on hand to help you with your family research questions using the resources at the Chavez Central Library.  They are in the 2nd floor genealogy section on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 to 1.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:15am-11:00am
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:30 am
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, Aug. 30, 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.
All About Babies Sto
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10:30 am (Tuesdays, August 30; September 6, 13, 20, and 27; October 4, 11, 18, 24; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27. )
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome!  Sponsored by Tracy Library .
Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 11:15 am (Aug 30, September 6, 13, 20, 17; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27)
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschooler, age 3-5, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Siblings always welcome!  Sponsored by Tracy Library .
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to get the most out of your technology. Also, we can provide instruction and clarification on computers and computer programs using our mobile lab, when the mobile lab is available. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1:00pm
Would you like to have a place to practice or learn more English?  Please join us for this informal, FREE, basic English conversation group that meets every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Library.   Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Escalon Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1:00 p.m.
Knit, socialize and share our techniques with others on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. This group welcomes knitters of
all skills.  Sponsored by Friends of Escalon Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 3:00 p.m.
Children will participate in reading activities from group reading to storytimes. Fun games and crafts will follow reading time. All reading levels are welcomed. 
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:00-6:00pm
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.
 
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:00-6:00
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held November 24, 2016- January 5, 2017.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton- San Joaquin Public Library and San Joaquin Office of Education.


 
Teen (Retro) Movie
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:00pm
For 8th to 12th graders.

Are you tired of hearing, "OMG! You haven't seen that yet?!?!" Then join our retro moviefest this fall. Snacks provided.

August 30th: Jaws
Watch the original summer blockbuster!
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November 29th: TBA
Lego Day at Stribley
Stribley Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5:00 pm
Join us at the Stribley Branch Library for our Lego Days! Builders of all ages are welcome for an hour of Lego building fun. You can build to this week's theme, our challenge model, or free-build whatever you can come up with. We'll display everyone's finished work in the display case till the next Lego Day.
Lego Days is all ages and skill levels and is free and open to anyone who drops in; no sign up necessary! Duplos are available for the younger builders in the family too! Stribley Library's Lego 
Days happen on the 1st and 3rd Tuedays of the month from 1-2 p.m.
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Linden Branch Library
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1:30 PM
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematrics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Ages 4+. Sponsored by Friends of the Linden Library.
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 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, Aug. 31, 2:30 p.m
Listen to classic stories and new favorites. All ages are welcomed.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with
Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they
can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative
afternoon activity for the whole family! We also provide Duplos for smaller children.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Homework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3:30pm
For K-12.

Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, August 22 - December 14, 2016. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available for students to use.

Note: There will be no Homework Help on library closed days or school holidays.
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