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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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Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:15 am
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.

Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 4:00-5:00pm (Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25; Thursdays,June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27)
Book Buddies is a program to help children entering 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades who need help reading at grade level. Participants will be aided by teens trained to help them improve their reading skills in one-on-one or group settings. Children will read books and do fun activities including a written activity each day. Children are expected to attend all weekly sessions.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm, June 6th - July 27th.  

Registration required on Tuesday, June 6th, 4-5pm.
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, Ret., has been knitting "since I was 5 years of age; … not a day goes by in which I do not knit. The benefits I have experienced from this craft are too numerous to mention."

In our community, there are many needs for knitted goods such as for chemotherapy patients, preemie hats, and hats and scarves for children and adults. The community also needs lap robes and shawls for chemotherapy and dialysis patients, who become very cold during treatment. There are needs for Twiddle mitts for dementia/Alzheimer patients and for mats for our four-legged creatures in shelters. Participants may keep their products for their own use or donate them to one of these charitable causes.

For beginners who wish to learn knitting, Ms. Zetter will offer informal instruction. If participants want to gather for the camaraderie and knit for themselves, they are also welcome and will be recipients of her assistance as needed. All ages and genders from 8 to 100 (or more!) are welcome.

Participants need to provide their own needles and yarn. Supplies are available at local craft stores. Participants should bring:
  • Their choice of acrylic yarns, worsted weight, e.g. Lion brand homespun, soft Red Heart, Caron Simply Soft or other brand of soft yarn (no wool)
  • Size 7 or 8 knitting needles, preferably circular needles
  • Scissors, large-eye darning needle and package of stitch markers
  • Notebook and pen
Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. 

For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323.
Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.
  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 4:00 -5:00pm
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.

 
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 4:30 p.m.

Read a novel about how a teen or teens 'built a better world!'  Pick a book from fantasy, contemporary fiction, or other genre; see library for suggestions.  Fun activity & snacks!  Ages 12-17.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 4:00-5:00pm (Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25; Thursdays,June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27)
Book Buddies is a program to help children entering 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades who need help reading at grade level. Participants will be aided by teens trained to help them improve their reading skills in one-on-one or group settings. Children will read books and do fun activities including a written activity each day. Children are expected to attend all weekly sessions.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm, June 6th - July 27th.  

Registration required on Tuesday, June 6th, 4-5pm.
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Jun. 30, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

On Friday, June 30, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the Troke Branch Library presents Free Basic Computer Class: Downloading eAudiobooks and eBooks.

Enjoy our expanding collection of electronic books by learning how to download eAudiobooks and eBooks by using your smartphones, Nooks, Kindles, or other devices that allow you to read eBooks wherever you are.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library. The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Dr. in Stockton. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323. Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl. 

Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
All Locations
Tuesday, Jul. 4
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, Ret., has been knitting "since I was 5 years of age; … not a day goes by in which I do not knit. The benefits I have experienced from this craft are too numerous to mention."

In our community, there are many needs for knitted goods such as for chemotherapy patients, preemie hats, and hats and scarves for children and adults. The community also needs lap robes and shawls for chemotherapy and dialysis patients, who become very cold during treatment. There are needs for Twiddle mitts for dementia/Alzheimer patients and for mats for our four-legged creatures in shelters. Participants may keep their products for their own use or donate them to one of these charitable causes.

For beginners who wish to learn knitting, Ms. Zetter will offer informal instruction. If participants want to gather for the camaraderie and knit for themselves, they are also welcome and will be recipients of her assistance as needed. All ages and genders from 8 to 100 (or more!) are welcome.

Participants need to provide their own needles and yarn. Supplies are available at local craft stores. Participants should bring:
  • Their choice of acrylic yarns, worsted weight, e.g. Lion brand homespun, soft Red Heart, Caron Simply Soft or other brand of soft yarn (no wool)
  • Size 7 or 8 knitting needles, preferably circular needles
  • Scissors, large-eye darning needle and package of stitch markers
  • Notebook and pen
Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. 

For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323.
Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.
  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 4:00 -5:00pm
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.

 
Social Security and
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and You. A representative from the Stockton Social Security Administration will be here to review the programs offered by Social Security such as Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare and a variety of topics to assist you in navigating the resources available to you.

The 30 minute presentation will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer period.
Whether you are receiving benefits now, or are planning for the future, this is a session you won’t want to miss.
Please visit the Social Security website at www.socialsecurity.gov for information now or if you are unable to attend.
 
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 4:00-5:00pm (Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25; Thursdays,June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27)
Book Buddies is a program to help children entering 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades who need help reading at grade level. Participants will be aided by teens trained to help them improve their reading skills in one-on-one or group settings. Children will read books and do fun activities including a written activity each day. Children are expected to attend all weekly sessions.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm, June 6th - July 27th.  

Registration required on Tuesday, June 6th, 4-5pm.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Brian Scott will capitvate his audience with magic, comedy and pure fun. His program encourages good reading habits and encourages good use of the libarary. This is a free family program. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Students learn basic mouse movements such as how to click on or select objects. The class allows plenty of time for practicing so students can become comfortable using a computer mouse.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices. Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 8, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 10:15 am
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.

We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.

Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 4:00-5:00pm (Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25; Thursdays,June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27)
Book Buddies is a program to help children entering 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades who need help reading at grade level. Participants will be aided by teens trained to help them improve their reading skills in one-on-one or group settings. Children will read books and do fun activities including a written activity each day. Children are expected to attend all weekly sessions.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm, June 6th - July 27th.  

Registration required on Tuesday, June 6th, 4-5pm.
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, Ret., has been knitting "since I was 5 years of age; … not a day goes by in which I do not knit. The benefits I have experienced from this craft are too numerous to mention."

In our community, there are many needs for knitted goods such as for chemotherapy patients, preemie hats, and hats and scarves for children and adults. The community also needs lap robes and shawls for chemotherapy and dialysis patients, who become very cold during treatment. There are needs for Twiddle mitts for dementia/Alzheimer patients and for mats for our four-legged creatures in shelters. Participants may keep their products for their own use or donate them to one of these charitable causes.

For beginners who wish to learn knitting, Ms. Zetter will offer informal instruction. If participants want to gather for the camaraderie and knit for themselves, they are also welcome and will be recipients of her assistance as needed. All ages and genders from 8 to 100 (or more!) are welcome.

Participants need to provide their own needles and yarn. Supplies are available at local craft stores. Participants should bring:
  • Their choice of acrylic yarns, worsted weight, e.g. Lion brand homespun, soft Red Heart, Caron Simply Soft or other brand of soft yarn (no wool)
  • Size 7 or 8 knitting needles, preferably circular needles
  • Scissors, large-eye darning needle and package of stitch markers
  • Notebook and pen
Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. 

For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323.
Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.
  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 4:00 -5:00pm
On Wednesdays from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.

 
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 4:30 p.m.
 Share your favorite book of the year with other teens!  Fun activity and snacks!  Ages 12-17.
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