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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:
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
SAT/ACT Practice Tes
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Teens, are you familiar with the process of taking the SAT or ACT test? Are you ready to take any of those tests? If you answer "NO" to either question, come to the Cesar Chavez Central Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month and take the practice tests with Stef Songco from Sylvan Learning Center. Taking the practice tests will help you familiarize with the test instructions and format and may improve your test score. Also, the library staff can provide additional learning resources to help you prepare for your SAT, ACT, and other tests. Below is a list of available dates for taking SAT & ACT practice tests.

Saturdays 9/16/2017, 10/21/2017, 11, 18/2017, 1/20/2018, 2/17/2018, 3/17/2018, 4/21/2018 and 5/19/2018 from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Each test takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, and the test conductor will have all test takers start  at the same time. Therefore, please arrive promptly at 12:00 p.m.. All practice test materials will be provided.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library and the Sylvan Learning Center. 
  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library & the Sylvan Learning Center.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m.

Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.mHave lots of fun playing with friends new and old when we bring out different types of toys each week. Caregivers must stay with children.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 3:30 p.m.
Students in grades 3-6 are welcome to learn about the Yokuts & Miwoks. The California Native Americans had a unique way of life that was distinct from other Native Americans. Learn about the local Miwok and Yokut cultures and their contribution toward a greater respect for nature, land and fellow humans. See artifacts, listen to stories, and touch various tools. Program will last for one hour. Space is limited. First come, first served!

FREE, all-day parking is available at the lot located across from the library on Oak and Center streets. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
All Locations
Thursday, Nov. 23
All Locations
Friday, Nov. 24
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m.
Makerspace isn't just for adults and teens!  Kids ages 3 through 12 are invited to explore building and technology, including coding and circuitry, at this hands-on "free play" program.
Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10:30 a.m.

Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.mHave lots of fun playing with friends new and old when we bring out different types of toys each week. Caregivers must stay with children.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Read to Rescued Anim
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 3:30 p.m.
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary presents Read to Rescued Animals! Young ones may be hesitant to read aloud to an adult, but feathered and furry friends make adorable book buddies. Read to and pet rescued animals. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of the library’s. Will your child read to a chicken, duck, guinea pig, or another animal? First come, first served. Sign up at the Children’s desk when you arrive to meet these cute critters in a fun-filled reading hour. Meet us every last Tuesday of the each month from August - November between 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary.
Homework Help & Afte
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3:30 p.m.

Join us every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30. In the first hour, teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students. Students should bring their homework assignments with them. In the second hour, students will enjoy different fun activities each week, such as reading aloud, doing hands-on crafts, or playing games. 

There will be no Homework Help on library closed days or when Stockton Unified School District is on break. There will be no Homework Help on: 
Wednesday, October 11

Wednesday, November 22
Wednesday, December 20

Wednesday, December 27
Wednesday, March 28

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm come to the Literacy Department in the Chavez Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting.  This is a free program and welcome to all.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Nov. 30, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time:

• Basic computer Skills - Thursday October 5, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday October 12, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Internet Searching Using Google - Thursday October 19, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

• Beginning Microsoft Word - Thursday October 26, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Thursday November 2, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday November 9, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday November 16, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks - Thursday November 30, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Basic Computer Skills, Beginning Internet and Internet Searching Using Google classes are designed for patrons who need to learn very basic computer skills and become familiar with computer terminologies and applications. No registration is required. Patrons age 14 and older are welcome to attend the classes. However, there are specific requirements for the following classes:
+ Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Patrons must bring their own mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) to the class.
+ Beginning Microsoft Word - Patrons must know how to use the mouse and keyboard prior to attending any of these classes.
Also, a FREE public parking lot is located across from the library on Center and Oak Street, and it's FREE all day.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Nov. 30, 10:30 a.m.

Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. Learn easy tips on how to develop early literacy skills in your young children. Children can enjoy coloring a page, making a simple craft, or playing in our early learning area afterwards. Caregivers must stay with children. 

There will be no Preschool Storytime on library closed days. There will be no Preschool Storytime on Thursday, November 23.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Dec. 4, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time:
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday August 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Excel - Monday August 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint - Monday August 28, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Google Doc Basics - Monday September 11, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Monday September 18, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Monday September 25, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday December 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Google Doc Basics - Monday December 11, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.


No registration is required. Patrons age 14 and older are welcome to attend the classes. However, there are specific requirements for the following classes:
+ Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Patrons must bring their own mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) to the class.
+ Beginning Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint - Patrons must know how to use the mouse and keyboard prior to attending any of these classes.
+ Google Doc Basics - Patrons must have an existing Gmail account and must know their email account login (username and password).  
 Also, a FREE public parking lot is located across from the library on Center and Oak Street, and it's FREE all day. This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Book Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10:30 am
Come join the discussion. Our selected title for December is Blue Heaven, by C.J. Box.

A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of North Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder---four men who know exactly who William and Annie are, and who know exactly where their desperate mother is waiting for news of her children's fate. Retired cops from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the inexperienced sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children.

With true-to-life, unforgettable characters, Box has created a thriller that delves into issues close to the heart--the pervasiveness of greed, the banality of evil, and the truth about what constitutes a family.

Copies are available at the Customer Service desk.
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