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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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Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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) and many more.

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.


  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library & the Leadership of Stockton.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m.
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults & seniors every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following dates.
  • January 4, 2018 - Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • January 11, 2018 - Learning Languages With Rosetta Stone
  • January 18, 2018 - Basic Computer Skills
  • January 25, 2018 - Mouse & Keyboard Basics
  • February 1, 2018 - Beginning Internet
  • February 8, 2018 - Surfing the Internet Using Google
  • February 15, 2018 - Beginning Microsoft Word
  • February 22, 2018 - Beginning Microsoft Publisher
Basic Computer Skills, Internet for Beginners & Surfing the Internet Using Google 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.

Special requirements for the following classes:
+ Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Patrons must bring their own mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) to the class.
+ Beginning Microsoft Word and Publisher - Patrons must know how to use the mouse and keyboard prior to attending any of these classes.

A FREE public parking lot is located across from the library on Center and Oak Street, and it's FREE all day.

  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m.

Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. Learn easy tips on how to develop early literacy skills in your young children. Children can enjoy coloring a page, making a simple craft, or playing in our early learning area afterwards. Caregivers must stay with children. 
There will be no Preschool Storytime on library closed days. There will be no Preschool Storytime on Thursday, November 22.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
LEGO® Building C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Families, drop-in to build and play with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The library provides the bricks, you provide the creativity! The whole family is welcome to participate in this exciting afternoon activity. We’ll display your creations online or in the Children’s Room until our next building session. Meet us every third Thursday of each month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Teen Crafternoon - W
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 4:00 p.m.

Tweens and teens, join us for a fun hands-on craft event on Thursday January 18, 2018 at the Cesar Chavez Central Libray from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. We'll be making snow owls using toilet paper roll tubes and other craft materials. Supplies and tools will be provided. Anyone age 10 to 18 is invited to participate in the program. Sign up is not required. See you there.

This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

Attention:
A FREE public parking lot is located across the library on Oak and Center Street, and it's FREE all day.
Also, the Teen Crafternoon will be held every 1st Thursday of the month starting in February 2018 instead of every 3rd Thursday.
  Sponsored by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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) and many more.

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.


  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library & the Leadership of Stockton.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
SAT/ACT Practice Tes
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Teens, are you familiar with the process of taking the SAT or ACT test? Are you ready to take any of those tests? If you answer "NO" to either question, come to the Cesar Chavez Central Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month and take the practice tests with Stef Songco from Sylvan Learning Center. Taking the practice tests will help you familiarize with the test instructions and format and may improve your test score. Also, the library staff can provide additional learning resources to help you prepare for your SAT, ACT, and other tests. Below is a list of available dates for taking SAT & ACT practice tests.

Saturdays 9/16/2017, 10/21/2017, 11, 18/2017, 1/20/2018, 2/17/2018, 3/17/2018, 4/21/2018 and 5/19/2018 from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Each test takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, and the test conductor will have all test takers start  at the same time. Therefore, please arrive promptly at 12:00 p.m.. All practice test materials will be provided.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library and the Sylvan Learning Center. 
  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library & the Sylvan Learning Center.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Doug Vigil will be offering a free Sign Language class for beginners on Saturdays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm.  Classes will start Saturday, January 13th and end on Saturday, February 24th.  The class will be held in the Children's Program Room.
Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Jan. 22, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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) and many more.

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.


  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library & the Leadership of Stockton.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Jan. 22, 3:30p.m. (Monday, Nov 20, Wednesday, Dec 20, Monday Jan 22, Monday, Feb 26, Tuesday, March 27, 3:30 p.m.)
There will be a Stockton Heat hockey player reading to all ages at the Chavez Library.  Come share the experience with your family! Sponsored by Stockton Heat.
Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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) and many more.

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.


  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library & the Leadership of Stockton.
Preschool Playtime
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m.

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

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Homework Help & Afte
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3:30 p.m.

Join us every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30. Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students. Students should bring their homework assignments with them. 

There will be no Homework Help on library closed days or when Stockton Unified School District is on break. There will be no Homework Help on: 
Wednesday, October 11

Wednesday, November 22
Wednesday, December 20

Wednesday, December 27
Wednesday, March 28

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Let’s Chat Eng
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 4:00pm
Adults come to chat; an opportunity to practice English skills in a relaxed setting.
Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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) and many more.

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.


  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library & the Leadership of Stockton.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults & seniors every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following dates.
  • January 4, 2018 - Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • January 11, 2018 - Learning Languages With Rosetta Stone
  • January 18, 2018 - Basic Computer Skills
  • January 25, 2018 - Mouse & Keyboard Basics
  • February 1, 2018 - Beginning Internet
  • February 8, 2018 - Surfing the Internet Using Google
  • February 15, 2018 - Beginning Microsoft Word
  • February 22, 2018 - Beginning Microsoft Publisher
Basic Computer Skills, Internet for Beginners & Surfing the Internet Using Google 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.

Special requirements for the following classes:
+ Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Patrons must bring their own mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) to the class.
+ Beginning Microsoft Word and Publisher - Patrons must know how to use the mouse and keyboard prior to attending any of these classes.

A FREE public parking lot is located across from the library on Center and Oak Street, and it's FREE all day.

  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. Learn easy tips on how to develop early literacy skills in your young children. Children can enjoy coloring a page, making a simple craft, or playing in our early learning area afterwards. Caregivers must stay with children. 
There will be no Preschool Storytime on library closed days. There will be no Preschool Storytime on Thursday, November 22.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m.
Coloring is not just for kids.  Join us on the 4th Thursday of every month for Adult Coloring Club from 2:30pm-3:30pm.  Relax and unwind with us at the Cesar Chavez Library.  Coloring utensils and pages provided.
S.T.E.A.M. Powered K
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m.

Drop-in for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and take home your personal work of science. Fun for grades 1 through 3. Meet us every 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

There will be no S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club on library closed days. There will be no S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club on Thursday, November 23. 

Thurs., 9/28: Junior Makerspace
Thurs., 10/26: Egg Drop Science
Thurs., 11/23: Library Closed
Thurs., 12/28: SkyDome Planetarium with Mobile Ed Productions
Thurs., 1/25: Bridge Science
Thurs., 2/22: Fiber From Around the World with New Mettle Farms
Thurs., 3/22: Slime!
Thurs., 4/26: Sink or Float
Thurs., 5/24: Thread of a Silk Worm with New Mettle Farms

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