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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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Free Computer Classe
Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:30 AM
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following dates.
January 9, 2020 - Basic Computer Skills
January 16, 2020 - Beginning Internet Class
January 23, 2020 - Google Docs
January 30, 2020 - Beginning Microsoft Word*
February 6, 2020 - Beginning Microsoft Excel*
February 13, 2020 - Mobile 101*
February 20, 2020 - Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone*
February 27, 2020 - Acessing Library Digital Collection*

Most 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.

However, there are special requirements(*) for the following classes:
+ Mobile 101 - Patrons must bring their own mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) to the class.
+ Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Patrons must have a library card, a valid email address & a personal mobile device
+ Beginning Microsoft Word & Excel - Patrons must know how to use the mouse and keyboard prior to attending any of these classes.
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m.

Interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 
Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Junior Gardeners
Thursday, Jan. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Explore the wonderful world of seeds and plants through hands-on activities. Caregivers come with your children to cultivate a love of gardening and an appreciation for the environment. Presented by Patty Lovato of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Seed Lending Library. Fun for ages 6 and up.

9/26/2019 - “These Seeds Are For The Birds! And For People!”
Observe, illustrate, and describe sunflowers and their seeds.  And, of course, taste the seeds.

12/26/2019 - They Grow, They Rot, They Live, They Grow
Learn about the cycle of living soil by making compost in 2-liter drink bottles. Explore and use dirt, rotting vegetables, and live worms to make compost. Then take it home to grow your very own plants with seeds from the Seed Library.  

1/23/2020 - Would you eat a stem? Would you eat a flower? Would you eat a root?
Explore plant parts, their functions as these parts of the plants and discover whether or not you would eat a stem, a flower or a root.

2/27/2020 - Seedy Characters
Examine, classify, illustrate and dissect seeds. Learn about what is inside seeds, where the future plant is protected.

3/26/2020 - Take Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Plant summer vegetable seeds in pots. Take them home to nurture until they are plants large enough to plant in a garden or container for yummy summer eating.

4/23/2020 - Ready, Aim, Throw!
Make seed bombs: flower seeds mixed into dirt and clay powder, formed into small balls. They are made only to be thrown in yards or spaces in which you have permission to throw them.

5/28/2020 - Not Creepy, Crawly Creatures 
Learn about the bodies, food, homes, habits of  helpful insects and spiders in our gardens. Sponsored by Stockton San Joaquin County Seed Lending Library.
Bilingual Storytime
Friday, Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m. (Fridays, December 20, January 24, February 21, March 27, April 24 & May 15, 10:30 a.m.)
Have fun with stories, songs, rhymes, and movement in English and Spanish. Learn easy tips on how to develop early literacy skills in your young children.

Disfrutan de cuentos, canciones, rimas, y movimiento en ingles y espanol. Apprenden consejos para desarollar la lectura y la escritura en sus niños pequeños.

 

Family Storytime
Saturday, Jan. 25, 11:30 am
Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.
Chess Club
Monday, Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
Monday, Jan. 27, 6pm
Want to learn American Sign Language?  If so, then this program is for you!  All are welcome to attend this free class.  No registration required.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (First & last Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm)
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the Library.
  Sponsored by San Joaquin Genealogical Society.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10am-7pm
On Tuesdays from 10am - 7pm VITA will be at the Chavez Library to help in preparing your taxes.  Appointments are needed.  Call 209-483-4190 to make an appointment.  The program starts January 28th and runs through April 7th. Sponsored by VITA.
Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m.

Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Have lots of fun playing with friends new and old when we bring out different types of toys each week. Caregivers must stay with children.
There will be no Preschool Playtime on library closed days.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Rocks & Minerals Man
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Learn about rock and mineral identification. Discover everyday uses for rocks. See and touch a large collection of various rocks and minerals.  Then take home your very own tumbled rock.
Presented by The Stockton Lapidary and Mineral Club.

 

 
Sponsored by The Stockton Lapidary & Mineral Club.
Sewing Basics for Te
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 4 PM
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 2nd & 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. 
Homework Help
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 4:00 p.m.
K-6 graders, do you need some help with your homework?
Teen and adult volunteers will provide drop-in homework assistance to you on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm starting Sept. 4, 2019 in the Children's Program Room. 
Please note: This program will not run on library closed days or when SUSD schools are on break. Caregivers must also stay with their children in the library. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Prose Mechanics
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 4pm-5pm
Prose Mechanics is a weekly event held in the MakerSpace at 4pm at the Cesar Chavez Library. The purpose of Prose Mechanics is to provide library patrons a place to have their academic and/or creative writing papers and projects proofread and edited.  All styles of writing and all writing projects are welcome to the services of the editors.  Sponsored by MakerSpace.
Free Computer Classe
Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:30 AM
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following dates.
January 9, 2020 - Basic Computer Skills
January 16, 2020 - Beginning Internet Class
January 23, 2020 - Google Docs
January 30, 2020 - Beginning Microsoft Word*
February 6, 2020 - Beginning Microsoft Excel*
February 13, 2020 - Mobile 101*
February 20, 2020 - Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone*
February 27, 2020 - Acessing Library Digital Collection*

Most 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.

However, there are special requirements(*) for the following classes:
+ Mobile 101 - Patrons must bring their own mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) to the class.
+ Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Patrons must have a library card, a valid email address & a personal mobile device
+ Beginning Microsoft Word & Excel - Patrons must know how to use the mouse and keyboard prior to attending any of these classes.
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m.

Interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 
Free, all-day parking on the lot at Oak and Center streets.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Mini Drone Competiti
Thursday, Jan. 30, 3:30pm

Join us for our first indoor Mini Drone Competition at Cesar Chavez Central Library.  Mini drones will be supplied for the competition.  Space is extremely limited, please register online.  Program will start at 3:30pm.  Those who register and are late or do not show will forfeit their reservation.  This program is for adults only.  No experience required.  

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library .
Family Storytime
Saturday, Feb. 1, 11:30 am
Storytime for all ages with stories, poetry, songs, and so much more.
TinkerSpace & Tech T
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m.
Do you like putting things together and taking them apart? Kids ages 3 through 12, and their caregivers, are invited to tinker with technology and building tools — including coding and circuitry — in this hands-on free play program.

 

 

Chess Club
Monday, Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
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