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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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Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 3, 10 am
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Socciety are on hand to help you with your family research questions using the resources at the Chavez Central Library.  They are in the 2nd floor genealogy section on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 to 1.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Come join the discussion.  Our chosen title for May is Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen.  It's the surprising, poignant, and funny story of life with a travelling circus during the Great Depression. Copies are available at the Customer Service Desk on the 1st floor of the Chavez Library.
Homework Help (K-6)
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 4, 3:30 p.m.
Teen voluteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 9th.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 4, 3:30 p.m.
Let's Chat is an English Conversation Club.  It is for those who want to grow in their English skills through speaking with one another and studying aspects of American culture.  This is a free program open to adults giong from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 4, 4:00pm
Designed with veterans in mind, this program offers servicemen and women a range of options when dealing with stress.  This program is free and open to everyone.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 5, 10:30 - 12:00 p.m. (Thursdays 5/5/16 & 5/12/16 and Monday 5/2/16)

Due to a very low number of interest, some of the previously scheduled classes (in RED) have been cancelled and replaced by different classes. Also, there are new classes (in BLUE) have been added to accomodate the current needs.
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 for Beginners – Monday, April 18, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Mouse & Keyboard Basics - Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Beginning Internet - Monday, May 2, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Basic Computer Skills - Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Internet for Beginners - Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
These updated scheduled classes are designed for patrons who need help with very basic computer skills. Patrons are encouraged to bring laptops or other personal devices to class. Class space is limited. Please sign up in person at the Chavez reference desk on the 2nd floor or call 209-937-8221.
  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 5, 10:30
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Friday, May. 6, 10:00am
The Veterans Connect Resource Center is a place for veterans to meet with people who can help them figure out what benefits are needed and what is available to meet the need.  Come meet with members of the County Office of Veteran's Services on Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.. Sponsored by California Libraries for Veterans.
Garden Pests
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, May. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Learn to recognize common, local insect pests which invade our home vegetable gardens.  Develop a tool-kit of knowledge about organic solutions for eliminating the pests.

Presented by our Seed Library Coordinator, Patty Lovato in the Stewart-Hazelton Room on the lower level. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Homework Help (K-6)
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 11, 3:30 p.m.
Teen voluteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 9th.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 11, 3:30 p.m.
Let's Chat is an English Conversation Club.  It is for those who want to grow in their English skills through speaking with one another and studying aspects of American culture.  This is a free program open to adults giong from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 12, 10:30 - 12:00 p.m. (Thursdays 5/5/16 & 5/12/16 and Monday 5/2/16)

Due to a very low number of interest, some of the previously scheduled classes (in RED) have been cancelled and replaced by different classes. Also, there are new classes (in BLUE) have been added to accomodate the current needs.
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 for Beginners – Monday, April 18, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Mouse & Keyboard Basics - Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Beginning Internet - Monday, May 2, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Basic Computer Skills - Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Internet for Beginners - Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
These updated scheduled classes are designed for patrons who need help with very basic computer skills. Patrons are encouraged to bring laptops or other personal devices to class. Class space is limited. Please sign up in person at the Chavez reference desk on the 2nd floor or call 209-937-8221.
  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 12, 10:30
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 12, 3:30
Let's build STEAM! Kids and caregivers, come join us for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Have fun exploring S.T.E.A.M. concepts and take home your personal work of science! Meet us every 2nd Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

The STEAM Powered Kids Club will be on break during June and July. It will be back in August.
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 12, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Teens, come to the Cesar Chavez Central Library on May 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. for a relaxing and enjoyable games day with our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). We usually get together every 2nd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Stewart Hazelton Room. Bring a friend or friends and/or meet new friends while participating in a variety of games. We provide food, drink, and board games, and you get to hang out with friends or meet other teens of your ages and have a good time. While you are at this event, you may tell us what you think of it and give us feedbacks on what should or should not be done in the future programs for TEENS at the Cesar Chavez Library. Hope to see you there.
  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Friday, May. 13, 10:00am
The Veterans Connect Resource Center is a place for veterans to meet with people who can help them figure out what benefits are needed and what is available to meet the need.  Come meet with members of the County Office of Veteran's Services on Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.. Sponsored by California Libraries for Veterans.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Friday, May. 13, 3:30 p.m.
Find Art Friday is for students to have fun creating art with whatever objects and tools are made available on the day.  Your imagination is your only limitation.  Come surprise us with your inspired works of art on the 2nd Friday of each month.  See you there!.   Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Homework Help (K-6)
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Teen voluteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 9th.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Let's Chat is an English Conversation Club.  It is for those who want to grow in their English skills through speaking with one another and studying aspects of American culture.  This is a free program open to adults giong from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 19, 10:30
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
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