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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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Kids Book Club
Monday, Sep. 23, 3:00pm
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! Fall Dates: August 12- December 9, 2019. No meeting on 9/2, 10/14, 11/11, or 11/25. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .
Homework Help
Monday, Sep. 23, 3:30pm
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 student provided by volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use. Mondays & Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm. Fall Dates: August 12 - December 11, 2019. No sessions 9/2, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 11/27.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for more information at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the semester.
-Must be willing to be fingerprinted. Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30am
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch!
Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: age 0-2; older siblings welcome! 

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 11:15am
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome!

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019 Sponsored by Tracy Library .
LENA Start Classes (
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library is hosting an exciting program called Lena Starts for parents of children up to 32 months. Learn techniques on how talk can build your baby's brain during this free ten week class. The first session is on Tuesday, September 17 and the last is on Tuesday, November 19th.  Register in person, by phone (866-805-7323), or online. Late registration accepted.

For more information about Lena Start, visit https://www.lena.org/lena-start/ Sponsored by Beyond Our Gates.
Teen Movie: Five Fee
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 4:00pm
For Grades 8-12. Teenagers with cystic fibrosis fall in love despite not being able to get too close to each other. Snacks provided. Run Time: 116 minutes. Rated: PG-13
Homework Help
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:30pm
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 student provided by volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use. Mondays & Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm. Fall Dates: August 12 - December 11, 2019. No sessions 9/2, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 11/27.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the semester.
-Must be willing to be fingerprinted. Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Family Movie: Detect
Thursday, Sep. 26, 4:00pm
All Ages. Snacks Provided. The world of Pokémon comes to life! The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality. Run Time: 104 minutes. Rated. PG.
Makerspace
Friday, Sep. 27, 3:00pm
For ages 10 to 18.
Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech!
3-4:30pm. The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • K'nex and Legos
  • Snap Circuits and Little Bits Circuit Kit
  • Makey Makey
  • Dash robot (programmable with Blocky)
  • Scientific microscope and slides
  • 3D printer
  • Arduino
  • Computers with internet & printer
  • and more!
Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
English Conversation
Friday, Sep. 27, 4:00pm
For Adults. Practice your English skills in a relaxed setting.
Kids Book Club
Monday, Sep. 30, 3:00pm
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! Fall Dates: August 12- December 9, 2019. No meeting on 9/2, 10/14, 11/11, or 11/25. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .
Homework Help
Monday, Sep. 30, 3:30pm
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 student provided by volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use. Mondays & Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm. Fall Dates: August 12 - December 11, 2019. No sessions 9/2, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 11/27.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for more information at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the semester.
-Must be willing to be fingerprinted. Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Movie Documentary: S
Monday, Sep. 30, 6:00pm
For Adults. Snacks priovided. Hip-hop artist Pras Michel poses as a homeless man and lives on the streets of L.A. for nine days. Directed by Niva Dorell, Marshall Tyler and Ross Clarke. Run Time: 96 minutes. Rated: R

 

Halloween Reading Ra
Tuesday, Oct. 1
For Ages 0-12. Read for your chance to win one of several free pumpkins! 
Pick up a reading log at the checkout desk (October 1 - 20th) and return it when completed to enter the raffle. Multiple entries allowed.
Winner will be contacted on October 21, 2019.
Teens Top Ten Raffle
Tuesday, Oct. 1
For Ages 12-18. August 1 - October 12, 2019

WANT TO WIN COPIES OF…?
Dance of Thieves, Frat Girl, To Kill a Kingdom, and Speak: The Graphic Novel 


Read and rate one of the Teens Top 10 nominees to enter our raffle. Entry forms with the list of titles available on the Teen New Book shelf in the libraryt. Multiple entries allowed. No repeat titles. The more books you read, the better your chance to win!
Winner will be contacted October 14. 

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About the Teens' Top Ten #yalsaTTT
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 - October 12 here on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the following week after.
For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10:30am
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch!
Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: age 0-2; older siblings welcome! 

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 11:15am
Bring your preschoolers (age 3-5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun; older siblings welcome!

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019 Sponsored by Tracy Library .
LENA Start Classes (
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 12:00pm
Tracy Branch Library is hosting an exciting program called Lena Starts for parents of children up to 32 months. Learn techniques on how talk can build your baby's brain during this free ten week class. The first session is on Tuesday, September 17 and the last is on Tuesday, November 19th.  Register in person, by phone (866-805-7323), or online. Late registration accepted.

For more information about Lena Start, visit https://www.lena.org/lena-start/ Sponsored by Beyond Our Gates.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4:00pm

For Grades 8-12. Play video games, board games, card games, and eat snacks. 
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Drop-in for a different teen activity every Tuesday, including:

  • Game Days
  • Crafts 
  • STEM projects 
  • Movies
  • Teen Advisory meetings
If you want to help plan teen programs for the library, give input on book selections, and decorate the teen area ask for a volunteer application to join the Teen Advisory Group. Meets monthly on Tuesdays at 5pm.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 for weekly text reminders about teen programs.

 

Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Teen Advisory Group
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5:00pm
Brainstorming. Event planning. Snacks.

Would you like to help plan teen programs for the library? Join the 2019-2020 Teen Advisory Group!

Requirements:
*Must be 14 or older
*Must complete a volunteer application & fingerprinting
*Must be available to attend 2019-2020 TAG meetings (typically 1st Tuesday of the month at 5pm)
*Must be available to assist with some of the teen programs 2019-2020 programs (Tuesdays 4pm)
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