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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Library the 13th - H
All Locations
Wednesday, May 18, 11:00AM

Join host Michael and a special guest each week to talk about the scariest movies in the library.

New episodes air the third Wednesday of every month at 11:00AM. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. For more information, check out the SSJCPL Podcast Network.
 
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May 19, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 
  Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Books in the Barnyar
Thursday, May 19, 4:30 p.m.
3rd Thursday of the month

Come practice your reading skills with a furry or feathered friend from Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary! Sponsored by Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary.
Let’s Paint!
Monday, May 23, 4 PM
Have you always wanted to paint? Then join us as we create an abtract painting using masking tape. Program is open to Teens and Adults. Registration is highly encouraged as space is limited. Please dress accordingly as acrylic paint may not wash off clothes easily. 
Open Drawing
Tuesday, May 24
Enjoy a drawing lesson at the Cesar Chavez Branch. Materials provided. 
Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, May 24, 10:30 a.m.
When kids play, anything's possible!

Imagination
Problem solving
Creativity
Self-esteem
Communication
  Sponsored by SSJCPL locations.
LEGO Club
Tuesday, May 24, 4:30 p.m.
4th Tuesday of the month

We bring the bricks.
You supply the imagination.
Sewing Basics for Te
Tuesday, May 24, 4:00 PM

The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 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. 
Learning Express Res
Wednesday, May 25
Learn how to use the Resume Builder on the Learning Express web resource. Library card required. 
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May 26, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 
  Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Color Your Own . . .
Thursday, May 26, 4:30 p.m.
4th Thursday of the month

Families, keep calm and color on!
Join us each month as we color something new for a little peace and quiet coloring time. Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Tuesday, May 31, 10:30 am-1:00pm (first and last Tuesday of each month)
Need help with your family history search?  Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogy Society are here to help you on the first and last Tuesdays of each month, 10:30am-1:00pm.  You will find them on the 2nd floor in the Genealogy Section.  Sponsored by San Joaquin Genealogical Society.
Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, May 31, 10:30 a.m.
When kids play, anything's possible!

Imagination
Problem solving
Creativity
Self-esteem
Communication
  Sponsored by SSJCPL locations.
Bingo
Tuesday, May 31, 3:30 PM
Would you like to win some prizes? Then join us for a relaxing hour of Bingo. Open to all Tweens, Teens, and Adults. All supplies will be provided. 
Biddy Squiddy Storyt
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 3:30 p.m.
For ages 3-12. Celebrate summer reading with ocean-themed stories and then receive materials to bring your own plush sea creature to life. One stuffed animal per child. Two sessions are being offered: 3:30 & 4:30 p.m. Please register for only one session as space is limited.  
Biddy Squiddy Storyt
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 4:30 p.m.
For ages 3-12. Celebrate summer reading with ocean-themed stories and then receive materials to bring your own plush sea creature to life. One stuffed animal per child. Two sessions are being offered: 3:30 & 4:30 p.m. Please register for only one session as space is limited.  
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jun. 2, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 
  Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Exploring the MakerS
Thursday, Jun. 2, 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.
Exploring the MakerS
Saturday, Jun. 4, 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.
Chavez Book Club for
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 10:30 am
Come join our friendly and interesting discussion. Our selection for June is Still Alice, by Lisa Genova, a fictional account of a Harvard psychology professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Copies are available at the Customer Service desk on the 1st floor.

If you are joining us for the first time please register online.
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