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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
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 3:30 p.m.
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break or on vacation. Homework Help will be cancelled on:

October 12, 2016
November 23, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 28, 2016
March 22, 2017
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 4:00pm
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Apr. 27, 10:30 a.m.
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.
Chavez Coloring Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Apr. 27, 2:30 p.m. (Fourth Thursdays, April 27, 2017, May 25, 2017, June 22, 2017)

On the fourth Thursday of each month, at 2:30 pm, the Cesar Chavez Central Library presents the Coloring Club. Join us for relaxing fun with colored pencils and intricate coloring designs. This is a program for adults, but feel free to bring your children; we’ll have easier coloring pages and crayons for them.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Libraries.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Book Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 2, 10;30 a.m.
Come join the discusson.  Our selected title for May is Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's classic story of four sisters growing up in New England during the Civil War.  Copies are available at the Customer Service desk, or download a free e-book from Project Gutenberg.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 2, 10:00 am (First and last Tuesdays of each month, 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, 10 am til 1 pm.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the Library. Sponsored by San Joaquin Genealogical Society.
Book Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 2, 10:30 am
Come join the discussion. Our selected title for May is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence, Alcott's classic novel explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post-Civil War America.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 2, 3:30 p.m.
Come to this special program presented by the World of Wonders Science Museum! Students, practice measuring volume, mass, and temperature like a real scientist.  Each common household material that gets measured will be mixed together for a chemical reaction – elephant toothpaste!  It is called elephant toothpaste because a lot of foam is created and when it squeezes out of the flask it looks like toothpaste. Grades K - 6.

Please register online, by telephone, or in person at the Children's desk.
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 3, 3:30 p.m.
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break or on vacation. Homework Help will be cancelled on:

October 12, 2016
November 23, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 28, 2016
March 22, 2017
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 3, 4:00pm
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 4, 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time: • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Thursday January 5, 2017 from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday January 12, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday January 19, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Thursday January 26, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday February 2, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday February 9, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Internet Searching Using Google - Thursday February 16, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Thursday February 23, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Monday March 6, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday March 13, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Excel - Monday March 20, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint - Monday March 27, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Monday April 3, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Basic Computer Skills - Monday April 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Google Doc Basics - Monday April 17, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday April 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday May 4, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday May 11, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Google Doc Basics - Thursday May 18, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 Basic Computer Skills, Internet for Beginners & Internet Searching Using Google classes are designed for patrons who need to learn basic computer skills and become familiar with computer terminologies and applications. No registration is required. Patrons age 14 and older are welcome to attend the 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, Excel, and PowerPoint - Patrons must know how to use the mouse and keyboard prior to attending any of these classes.
+ Google Doc Basics - Patrons must have an existing Gmail account and must know their email account login (username and password). This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 4, 10:30 a.m.
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.
Fun Coding and Elect
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 4, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Thursdays March 2 & 9, April 6 & 13 and May 4 & 11)

Love electronics? Curious of how electronic circuits work? Come and participate in our six-week Fun Coding & Electronic Wiring with Arduino program at the Cesar Chavez Central Library every 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5 PM. This program begins on March 2, 2017 and ends on May 11, 2017. Each week, participants will have hands-on experience in writing easy computer language codes as well as wiring simple electronic circuits to create interactive objects - such as single or multiple LED flashing light, S.O.S. distress signal, alarm, vibration sensor and so on.

Tweens and teens age 10 to 17 are welcome to attend the program. Sign up is not required; however, participants are advised to attend the first session on 3/9/17 to learn coding fundamental skills and basic circuit wiring terminologies.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  The Cesar Chavez Central Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 605 N El Dorado Street in Stockton.  For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323. Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.

  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Friday, May. 5, 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! Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM. 

In May, Find Art Friday will be on Friday, May 5.

Find Art Friday will be on break June - August. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
CHAVEZ Mother’
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, May. 8, 4:00 p.m.
Would you like to make a beautiful card for your mother, grandmother, or other loved one? Local crafting expert, Delia Davila, will lead a paper quilling class, just in time for Mother's Day. Teens, adults, and kids ages 8+ are invited to learn how to roll, shape, and glue strips of paper into beautiful artwork. All supplies are provided by the instructor. Supplies are limited, so come early. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 9, 3:30 p.m.
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 Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break or on vacation. Homework Help will be cancelled on:

October 12, 2016
November 23, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 28, 2016
March 22, 2017
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, May. 10, 4:00pm
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 11, 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time: • Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Thursday January 5, 2017 from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday January 12, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday January 19, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Thursday January 26, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday February 2, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday February 9, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Internet Searching Using Google - Thursday February 16, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Thursday February 23, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Monday March 6, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday March 13, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Excel - Monday March 20, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint - Monday March 27, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Monday April 3, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Basic Computer Skills - Monday April 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Google Doc Basics - Monday April 17, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday April 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Basic computer Skills - Thursday May 4, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Beginning Internet - Thursday May 11, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Google Doc Basics - Thursday May 18, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 Basic Computer Skills, Internet for Beginners & Internet Searching Using Google classes are designed for patrons who need to learn basic computer skills and become familiar with computer terminologies and applications. No registration is required. Patrons age 14 and older are welcome to attend the 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, Excel, and PowerPoint - Patrons must know how to use the mouse and keyboard prior to attending any of these classes.
+ Google Doc Basics - Patrons must have an existing Gmail account and must know their email account login (username and password). This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, May. 11, 10:30 a.m.
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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