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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:
Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m.
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Exploring the MakerS
Saturday, Dec. 15, 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.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Pop-up Holiday Cards
Saturday, Dec. 15, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
What better way to show your love for friends and family and giving them a special holiday card with a pop-up surprise! Children ages 5-12 are invited to cut, glue, and create their own pop-up card, whether they celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Festivus or want to make a card creation all their own. Supplies are provided in this free program. First come, first served.
Exploring the MakerS
Monday, Dec. 17, 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.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Monday, Dec. 17, 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students in the Children's Program Room. Students should bring their homework assignments with them.

Please note: There will be no Homework Help on library closed days or when Stockton Unified School District
is on break. Also, parents must remain to supervise their children.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Central Library will provide free computer classes for adults every Tuesday from 10:30am-11:30am.  No registration required. Adults with little or no experience are invited to attend. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 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.
Exploring the MakerS
Tuesday, Dec. 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.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
S.T.E.A.M. Powered K
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:00 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.

For grades 1 through 3, meet us every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. For grades 4 through 6, meet us every 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Sewing Basics Class
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Beginning September 11, 2018 the Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every other Tuesday (10/09/18, 10/23/18, 11/06/18, 11/20/18, 12/4/18 & 12/18/18) from 5:00 to 6:00 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 14 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.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
English Conversation
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4:00 pm
Practice English in a relaxed and friendly place! 
Thursday, Dec. 20, 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.
Exploring the MakerS
Thursday, Dec. 20, 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.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
LEGO® Building C
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:00 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. Come join us between 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 22, 11:30 a.m.
Join us every Saturday for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Exploring the MakerS
Saturday, Dec. 22, 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.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
All Locations
Tuesday, Dec. 25
Holiday - All locations closed
Exploring the MakerS
Tuesday, Dec. 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.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
English Conversation
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 4:00 pm
Practice English in a relaxed and friendly place! 
Thursday, Dec. 27, 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.
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