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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 Anime Club
Tracy Branch Library
Sunday, Apr. 19, 1:00-3:00pm
Join us for anime screenings, manga reading, and more fun! All ages welcome.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. Standard text message charges may apply.
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Apr. 20,
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
Monday, Apr. 20, 11:30 a.m.
Con gran placer los invitamos a la lectura de cuentos en espanol. Traiga a sus pequenos a escuchar cuentos y a divertirse los Lunes a las 11:30 am.
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Apr. 20, 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, Apr. 20, 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, Apr. 20, 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, Apr. 20, 4:10pm (Mondays, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18, 4:10pm)
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.   Books are available at circulation two weeks before the discussion date. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Apr. 20, 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, Apr. 21,
Sponsored by Lathrop Branch Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 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, Apr. 21, 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.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10:15 - 11:00 am
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 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, Apr. 21, 11:15 a.m. (Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 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. 
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 3:30 p.m.
Using the ancient art of shadow puppetry in which shadows are cast upon a lit screen, stories and folktales from around the world are brought to life by educator and puppeteer Daniel Barash of the Berkeley-based Shadow Puppet Workshop. This entrancing style of puppetry will be fun for the whole family. The Ripon Memorial Library is located at 
333 W. Main St., Ripon. Free to all. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 3:30 p.m.
Read aloud in groups or silently and discuss your favorite parts of the book. All reading levels welcome.
 
Homework Helpers
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 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, Apr. 21, 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.
 
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 4:00-5:00pm
For 6th to 12th graders.

Meet with other teen writers to discuss writing techniques, practice creative writing, and give feedback on each other's writing.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. Standard text message charges may apply. 
Lathrop Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Lathrop Branch Library will be offering free computer classes for open questions on the following days from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.:

Tuesday January 20, 2015
Tuesday February 17, 2015
Tuesday March 17, 2015
Tuesday April 21, 2015
Tuesday May 19, 2015
Tuesday August 18, 2015

Tuesday September 15, 2015
Tuesday October 20, 2015

Tuesday November 17, 2015
Tuesday December 15, 2015


These open classes are designed for users who need help with basic computer skills and become familiar with the library e-book catalog and OverDrive. We also welcome basic questions concerning email, popular social networking sites, Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and digital photography downloading.

Students are encouraged to bring their laptops or personal devices to class. All classes are drop in – no reservations are required. Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!
 
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