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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
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 1:00 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 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, Jul. 28, 12:00 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Chavez Tai Chi
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 1 p.m.
Learn this ancient Chinese martial art that combines slow-moving and graceful exercises, soft circular motions to harmonize mind and body, and mental focus while stretching muscles and joints. This is a great activity for maintaining a healthy body and mind.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2:00 p.m.
Papira Workshop shows you how to handmake sports and game-themed greeting cards and bookmarks. Ages 7 - 12.

Space is limited. Please register online.  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 3:00 p.m.
Kids and teens, celebrate the end of summer reading with a fun party featuring Splash the Mascot of the Stockton Ports baseball team, face painting, and a photo booth. Wear your favorite jersey or sports gear! 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Friday, Jul. 29, 12:00 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's "Summer Food Rocks!" program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Aug. 1, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Mondays 8/1/16, 8/15/16, 8/22/16 & 8/29/16 and Thursdays 9/8/16, 9/15/16, 9/22/16 & 9/29/16)
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the FREE computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Internet for Beginners - Monday August 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning MS Word 2010 - Monday August 15, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning MS Excel 2010 - Monday August 22, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning MS PowerPoint 2010 - Monday August 29, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • 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.
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
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 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, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Be part of the conversation at our monthly Adult Book Club which meets the 1st Tuesday of each month.  You are welcome to join our spirited and engaging discussion.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:30 am
Come join the discussion.  Our selected title for August is Call of the Wild, Jack London's classic tale of a Buck, a sheltered family pet who is kidnapped and sold to be a sled dofg in the harsh and frozed Yukon Territory. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey, proving his unbreakable spirit.

Copes of the book are available at the Customer Service Desk at the Chavez Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Aug. 4, 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
Monday, Aug. 8, 3:30-5:00pm
Join us for anime screenings, discussions on your favorite animes and mangas, crafts, snacks and more!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m. (Mondays, July 25, August 8, 22, Sept 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5 & 19, 5:30 p.m.)
There will be Sign Language Instruction every other Monday (*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, Aug. 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. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Aug. 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, Aug. 11, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Teens, come to the Cesar Chavez Central Library on May 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. for a relaxing and enjoyable games day with our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). We usually get together every 2nd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Stewart Hazelton Room. Bring a friend or friends and/or meet new friends while participating in a variety of games. We provide food, drink, and board games, and you get to hang out with friends or meet other teens of your ages and have a good time. While you are at this event, you may tell us what you think of it and give us feedbacks on what should or should not be done in the future programs for TEENS at the Cesar Chavez Library. Hope to see you there.
  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Aug. 15, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Mondays 8/1/16, 8/15/16, 8/22/16 & 8/29/16 and Thursdays 9/8/16, 9/15/16, 9/22/16 & 9/29/16)
The Cesar Chavez library will offer the FREE computer classes for adults on the following dates and time:
  • Internet for Beginners - Monday August 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning MS Word 2010 - Monday August 15, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning MS Excel 2010 - Monday August 22, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning MS PowerPoint 2010 - Monday August 29, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • 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.
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.
Chavez Estate Planni
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m.
Estate planning is for everyone!

At this free, easy-to-understand seminar,
learn how trusts and wills can ensure
your assets are distributed the way you
choose. Include a power of attorney
and an advance healthcare directive
to complete the estate-planning
process.
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 3:30 p.m.
Families, come enjoy playing games at various skill levels in the Children's Room! Meet us every third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
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