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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
Thursday, Aug. 24, 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 23.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Chavez Coloring Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Aug. 24, 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.
LEGO® Building C
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Aug. 24, 3:30
Kids and caregivers, come join us as we have fun building and playing with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The library provides the LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks, 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.

June and July, LEGO® Building Club will be the fourth Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m.

Got LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks? 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
Saturday, Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Aug. 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Aug. 28, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Aug. 28, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Cesar Chavez Library will be offering FREE computer classes for teens & adults on the following dates and time:
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday August 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Excel - Monday August 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint - Monday August 28, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Google Doc Basics - Monday September 11, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks from the OverDrive - Monday September 18, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Learning Languages with Rosetta Stone - Monday September 25, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Microsoft Word - Monday December 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Google Doc Basics - Monday December 11, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.


No registration is required. Patrons age 14 and older are welcome to attend the classes. However, there are specific 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).  
 Also, a FREE public parking lot is located across from the library on Center and Oak Street, and it's FREE all day. This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 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.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Read to Rescued Anim
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary presents Read to Rescued Animals! Young ones may be hesitant to read aloud to an adult, but feathered and furry friends make adorable book buddies. Read to and pet rescued animals. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of the library’s. Will your child read to a chicken, duck, guinea pig, or another animal? First come, first served. Sign up at the Children’s desk when you arrive to meet these cute critters in a fun-filled reading hour. Meet us every last Tuesday of the each month from August - November between 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Aug. 31, 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 23.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Sep. 2, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Sep. 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Sep. 2, 2:30 p.m.
Makerspace isn't just for adults and teens!  Kids ages 3 through 12 are invited to explore building and technology, including coding and circuitry, at this hands-on "free play" program.
All Locations
Monday, Sep. 4
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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, Sep. 5, 10:30 am
Come join the discussion.  Our selection for September is Stitches, by Anne Lamott.

What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what’s sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?

These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Lamott’s profound follow-up to her New York Times–bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow. In this book Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times; where we start again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how we locate our true identities in this frazzled age. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time.
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