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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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Coventry & Kaluza, C
Monday, Sep. 23, 4:00 p.m.

Award-winning circus comedians, Coventry & Kaluza, bring a variety of skills and thrills to their show, such as juggling, hula hooping, music, and plenty of ridiculousness. Fun for children of all ages!

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Exploring the MakerS
Monday, Sep. 23, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Teens and adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricut), electric sewing machines, laminator & photo printer. 
The MakerSpace open hours are as follow.
Monday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 
What is a 3D printer?
A 3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.
What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.
What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather.
Chess Club
Monday, Sep. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
English Conversation
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:00 am
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (First & last Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm)
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the Library.
  Sponsored by San Joaquin Genealogical Society.
Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30 a.m.

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

There will be no Preschool Playtime on library closed days.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Exploring the MakerS
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Teens and adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricut), electric sewing machines, laminator & photo printer. 
The MakerSpace open hours are as follow.
Monday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 
What is a 3D printer?
A 3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.
What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.
What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather.
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Level up your crafting skill with us and learn how to make your own small Super Mario-themed plushies out of felt. Try making Mario or his trusty dino-companion Yoshi. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

 

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Sewing Basics Class
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 4:00 PM
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing, including operating a sewing machine, threading a bobbin,and sewing a straight seam. Anyone age 13 or older, who also has little or no experience with using a sewing machine, is invited to attend the class. Equipment and supplies will be provided. Sign up is NOT required. However, space is limited to 4 patrons per class. This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
A FREE public parking lot is located across from the library at the corner of Center and Oak Street.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
K-6 graders, do you need some help with your homework?
Teen and adult volunteers will provide drop-in homework assistance to you on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm starting Sept. 4, 2019 in the Children's Program Room. 
Please note: This program will not run on library closed days or when SUSD schools are on break. Caregivers must also stay with their children in the library. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Thursday, Sep. 26, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following dates.
August 22, 2019 - Basic Computer Skills
August 29, 2019 - Beginning Internet Class
September 5, 2019 - Mobile 101*
September 12, 2019 - Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone*
September 19, 2019 - Beginning Microsoft Word*
September 26, 2019 - Beginning Microsoft Excel*


Most classes are designed for patrons who need to learn basic computer skills and to become familiar with computer terminologies and applications. No registration is required. Adults and seniors are invited to attend these classes.

However, there are special requirements(*) for the following classes:
+ Mobile 101 - Patrons must bring their own mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) to the class.
+ Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Patrons must have a library card, a valid email address & a personal mobile device
+ Beginning Microsoft Word & Excel - 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 at the corner of Oak and Center Street. Sponsored by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 

Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Exploring the MakerS
Thursday, Sep. 26, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Teens and adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricut), electric sewing machines, laminator & photo printer. 
The MakerSpace open hours are as follow.
Monday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 
What is a 3D printer?
A 3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.
What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.
What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather.
Junior Gardeners
Thursday, Sep. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Explore the wonderful world of seeds and plants through hands-on activities. Caregivers come with your children to cultivate a love of gardening and an appreciation for the environment. Fun for ages 6 and up.

9/26/2019 “These Seeds Are For The Birds! And For People!”
Observe, illustrate, and describe sunflowers and their seeds.  And, of course, taste the seeds.

10/24/2019 “No matter how much you eat, save some seeds for sowing.” Latvian wisdom
Sample and choose tomatoes from which to prepare seeds for saving.  You can take some home and can keep some at the library for an upcoming seed starting class.

1/23/2020 It’s Alive!
Learn about the leftovers from our kitchens which add to our soil. Make your own living soil, compost, in a 2-litre drink bottle. You can care for the compost until your seedlings from the March seed starting class are ready to plant and you can then use the compost for them.

2/27/2019 Seedy Characters
Examine, classify, illustrate and dissect seeds. Learn about what is inside seeds, where the future plant is protected.

3/26/2019 Would you eat a stem? Would you eat a flower? Would you eat a root?
Explore plant parts, their functions as these parts of the plants and discover whether or not you would eat a stem, a flower or a root.

4/23/2019 Take Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Plant summer vegetable seeds in pots.  Take them home to nurture until they are plants large enough to plant in a garden or container for yummy summer eating.

5/28/2019 Ready, Aim, Throw!
Make seed bombs: flower seeds mixed into dirt and clay powder, formed into small balls.  They are made only to be thrown in yards or spaces in which you have permission to throw them.   Sponsored by Stockton San Joaquin County Seed Lending Library.
Saturday, Sep. 28, 10:30am

In this Q&A-style class, beginners and intermediate users can get tech questions answered and help with their smart devices.  No registration needed.  Just bring your device and your questions.     

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Saturday, Sep. 28, 11:30 am
Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.
Exploring the MakerS
Saturday, Sep. 28, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Teens and adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricut), electric sewing machines, laminator & photo printer. 

The MakerSpace open hours are as follow.
Monday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 

What is a 3D printer?
A 3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.

What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.

What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather.
Exploring the MakerS
Monday, Sep. 30, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Teens and adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricut), electric sewing machines, laminator & photo printer. 
The MakerSpace open hours are as follow.
Monday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 
What is a 3D printer?
A 3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.
What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.
What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather.
Homework Help
Monday, Sep. 30, 4 pm - 5:30 p.m.
K-6 graders, need some help with your homework?
Teen and adult volunteers will provide drop-in homework assistance to you on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm starting Sept. 2, 2019 in the Children's Program Room. 
Please note: This program will not run on library closed days or when SUSD schools are on break. Caregivers must also stay with their children in the library. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Chess Club
Monday, Sep. 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
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