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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.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:00am-5:00pm
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Tuesdays starting January 26 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 
What To Bring:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)

  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents 

  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number

  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements

  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check

  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number

  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements

  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

Homework Help (K-6)
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 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, Feb. 10, 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, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Thursday 1/28/2016, Monday 2/1/2016, Thursday 2/11/2016 & 2/25/2016 & Monday 2/29/2016)
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the free computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive and Axis360 Thursday January 14, 2016  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Please bring your own device and any USB cable or power charger if needed)
  • Basic Computer Skills Thursday January 28, 2016   10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • MS Word 2010 for Beginners  Monday February 1, 2016      6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Internet for Beginners  Thursday February 11, 2016  10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Gmail Basics Thursday February 25, 2016  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • MS Excel 2010 for Beginners Monday February 29, 2016   6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Basic Computer Skills, Internet for Beginners & Gmail Basics classes are designed for patrons who need to learn basic computer skills and become familiar with computer terminologies and applications. Patrons must have basic computer skills (such as how to use the mouse and the keyboard) prior to attending MS Word & Excel 2010 classes. Patrons are encouraged to bring their laptops or personal devices to class. Space is limited. Please sign up with the reference staff on the 2nd floor if you're interested in any of the classes above.

Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!



  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Feb. 11, 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, Feb. 11, 3:30
Let's build STEAM! Students and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Come to explore 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. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Friday, Feb. 12, 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, Feb. 12, 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.
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Monday, Feb. 15


 

Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10:00am-5:00pm
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Tuesdays starting January 26 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 
What To Bring:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)

  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents 

  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number

  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements

  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check

  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number

  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements

  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

Homework Help (K-6)
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 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, Feb. 17, 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, Feb. 18, 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.
World of Wonders Sci
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Feb. 18,3:30
When was the last time you made a Balloon Rocket?  That's right . . . a balloon rocket!  You will have a chance to do just that at the library.

The World of Wonders Science Museum will be visiting the library to explore speed and energy through the creation of balloon rockets. Pairs of students will be given a kit of materials to build a device that moves a balloon and will be given the opportunity to do various experiments with their balloon rockets. Grades 3-6.

Space is limited. Register online, by telephone, or in person at the Children's desk.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Tweens & teens, please join our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Cesar Chavez library from 4 to 5 p.m. At these meetings, you are empowered to advise, plan & run library programs that you would like to see at your local library. Refreshment will be served during these meetings. Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Friday, Feb. 19, 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
Monday, Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m. (Mondays, January 11 & 25, February 22, 5:30 p.m.)
This basic sign language class is taught by community member Doug Vigil and is open to all ages. Doug is also offering Sign Language Storytimes on alternating Mondays.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:00 am
Want to learn about your family history? Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  You will find them upstairs in the Genealogy Section at the Chavez Central Library every first and last Tuesday of the month from 10am until 1pm.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:00am-5:00pm
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Tuesdays starting January 26 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 
What To Bring:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)

  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents 

  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number

  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements

  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check

  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number

  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements

  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

Homework Help (K-6)
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 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.
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