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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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Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 30, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

The Tracy Branch Library will be offering the following computer classes:

•  Monday, March 30, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. – Basic MS Word 2010
•  Monday, March 30, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. - Basic MS Excel 2010
•  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – Creating a Professional-Looking Resume Using Templates 
•  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. - Basic Computer Skills
•  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. - Beginning Internet
•  Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. – Beginning Internet
•  Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. – Google Searching


These classes are designed for patrons who need to learn basic computer skills and become familiar with computer terminologies and applications. Patrons must have basic computer skills (such as how to use the mouse and the keyboard) prior to attending Basic MS Word, Basic MS Excel, and Resume classes. Patrons are encouraged to bring their laptops or personal devices to class.

Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!



  Sponsored by Library Services and Technology Act grant.
Manteca Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 30, 12:00 (Mondays, Feb 2 & 23, March 2, 9, 16, 30, April 6 & 13)
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will be at Manteca Library From 12 – 8 pm.
No Appointment Necessary (First Come, First Served) waiting area in the back of the library near the lobby area.
 
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 30, 3:30 p.m.
This book club is for students in 3rd - 5th grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 30, 3:00 p.m.
This book club is for students in K-3rd grades.  Students read a book at home and we then discuss the book and have a fun activity.  Books are provided by the library. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Homework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 30, 3:30-5:30pm
Teen volunteers will be available to provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6 students. If you wish to be a volunteer, please get an application from the checkout desk.

 
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 30, 4:00pm

Activated Story Theater will present "Hand Talk" an interactive and entertaining program using and teaching American Sign Language to participants.  By the end of the workshop participants will understand a simple story in sign language and will learn at least 10 signs.  The program is for 7 year olds and above.  Space is limited!!! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and may be done in person or by phone (209)937-8221.

Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Mar. 30, 6 pm
Sponsored by Modesto Money Mavens, Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 30, 6:00 p.m. (Mondays, Feb 2, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:00 p.m.)
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Lathrop Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31,
Sponsored by Lathrop Branch Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 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..
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 10 am
Sponsored by Community Partnership for Families.
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 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, Mar. 31, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Weekly storytime for ages3-5. 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.
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:30 a.m.)
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 11:15 a.m. (Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 11:15 a.m. )
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Homework Helpers
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (4:00 - 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday except holidays)
Are you in grades K-5? Need help with your homework? Come on down to the library where our volunteers can assist you. Homework Helpers will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 4-6 pm. Assistance will be available in various subjects such as math, reading, and science for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Specialized math tutoring will also be available for students in grades 6 - 12. Students should bring their homework assignments with them. This is a free program that is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Math Smart Tutoring
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Math Smart Tutoring provides free tutoring to any 6th through 12th grade students struggling with math.  Tutors share their enthusiasm and expertise and offer individual attention and encouragement.  The Math Smart Tutoring program takes place at the Margaret K. Branch Troke Library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Students should bring along the assignments they're having trouble with.
No registration is required. Tutors are available on a first-come first-served basis.
 
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 1,
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Mountain House Branch Library is running its 3rd Annual Teen Poetry Contest! Competition opens April 1, 2015 and continues until 5:00 pm April 26, 2015. Participants should be between 12-19 years old and have an SSJCPL card in good standing. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places by May 4, 2015. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

The Tracy Branch Library will be offering the following computer classes:

•  Monday, March 30, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. – Basic MS Word 2010
•  Monday, March 30, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. - Basic MS Excel 2010
•  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – Creating a Professional-Looking Resume Using Templates 
•  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. - Basic Computer Skills
•  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. - Beginning Internet
•  Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. – Beginning Internet
•  Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. – Google Searching


These classes are designed for patrons who need to learn basic computer skills and become familiar with computer terminologies and applications. Patrons must have basic computer skills (such as how to use the mouse and the keyboard) prior to attending Basic MS Word, Basic MS Excel, and Resume classes. Patrons are encouraged to bring their laptops or personal devices to class.

Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!



  Sponsored by Library Services and Technology Act grant.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 3:30 pm
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
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