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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
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 10 am
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Socciety are on hand to help you with your family research questions using the resources at the Chavez Central Library.  They are in the 2nd floor genealogy section on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 to 1.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 3:30
Kids and caregivers, come join us as we have fun building with LEGOs®. The library provides the  LEGOs®. You provide the creativity! We’ll display your creations online or in the Children’s Room. Meet us every fourth Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

Got LEGOs® and DUPLOs®? Please drop off your clean, gently used donations at the Children’s desk. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 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. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 4:00-5:00
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 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Sep. 29, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Thursdays 9/8/16, 9/15/16, 9/22/16 & 9/29/16 Mondays 10/3/16, 10/24/16, 10/31/16 and Thursday 11/3/16, 11/10/16, 11/17/16, & 12/1/16)
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the FREE computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Basic Computer Skills - Thursday September 8, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Internet for Beginners - Thursday September 15, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Google Internet Searching - Thursday September 22, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Beginning MS Word - Thursday September 29, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Monday October 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Gmail Basics - Monday October 24, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Internet Searching Using Google - Monday October 31, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Thursday November 3, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Basic Computer Skills - Thursday November 10, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Internet Searching Using Google - Thursday November 17, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks from OverDrive - Thursday December 1, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Basic Computer Skills, Internet for Beginners & Google Internet Searching 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 & PowerPoint 2010 classes. Patrons are encouraged to bring their laptops or personal devices to class. No registration is required. Patrons age 14 and older are welcome to attend the classes.

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, Sep. 29, 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.
Learning Languages w
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Oct. 3, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Monday 10/3/2016 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. and Thursday 11/3/2016 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone is FREE of charge and available for all SSJCPL patrons by accessing the Rosetta Stone through the library website. If you are interested and would like to learn to how to set up your device (laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.) for the first time, please come to one of our computer classes offered at the Cesar Chavez Central Library on the following dates and time:
  • Monday, October 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rosetta Stone app is required for all mobile devices; thus, patrons must bring your own device to the class. No registration is required.

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 the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m. (Sept 19, Oct 3, 17, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5, & 19, 5:30 p.m.)
There will be Sign Language Instruction the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month (*this is a change in the schedule, used to be every Monday) starting as of July 11th.  Check the calendar for the dates.  We will be skipping September 5th, so there will be a 2 week break at that time.  The program goes from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Program Room.  Ask at the Children's Information desk for directions.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10 am
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Socciety are on hand to help you with your family research questions using the resources at the Chavez Central Library.  They are in the 2nd floor genealogy section on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 to 1.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10:30 am
Come join the discussion.  Our selected title for October is Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland. The novel tells the story of Clara Driscoll, a designer in the glass studio of Louis Tiffany, at a time when women's contributions were not usually aknowledged.  Copies will be available at the Customer Service Desk at the Chavez Central Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 4:00 p.m.
As part of One Book, One San Joaquin, Dance Around the World is being offered in 4 libraries.  Dance Around the World is a program designed to "Build bridges across cultures and generations one dance at a time."  Bring your dancing shoes and prepare to have some fun! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 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. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4:00-5:00
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 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Oct. 6, 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
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 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, Oct. 12, 3:00 p.m.
One Book One San Joaquin presents...Comic Book Workshop with Carlos Nieto.  Learn how to bring dialog and drawings together to make a story people will love to read and share with others. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton and Ripon Libraries.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 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. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 4:00-5:00
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 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Oct. 13, 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, Oct. 13, 3:00-4:00
Teens, join us at the Cesar Chavez Central Library on September 7th at 3:00 p.m. for a first meting of the Teen Advisory Group. We want to know what you want to see at the library. Brainstorm, plan, and create programs, make crafts crafts, and more. Free food and drinks! Participation in TAG looks great on resumes, job applications, and college applications!  Hope to see you there.
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