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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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
LED Star Craft/STEAM
Saturday, Jul. 7, 1:00 to 3:30 PM (Friday, June 15, 2:00 - 4:30 PM & Saturday, July 7, 1:00 - 3:30 PM)
Learn how to make a take home craftable that combines basic computer programming and sewing into a fun, intuitive program! Sponsored by The Stockton Arts Commission in association with the Stockton Friends of the Library..
Friday, Jun. 22, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room. Sponsored by Stockton Unified School District.
Saturday, Jun. 23, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Exploring the MakerS
Saturday, Jun. 23, 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.


What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 

What is a 3D printer?
A 3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.

What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.

What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather.

  Sponsored by The Leadership of Stockton and the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Junior MakerSpace &
Saturday, Jun. 23, 2:30 to 4:00 PM
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.
Monday, Jun. 25, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room. Sponsored by Stockton Unified School District.
Monday, Jun. 25, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Reading help for K - 3rd graders!
Exploring the MakerS
Monday, Jun. 25, 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.


What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 

What is a 3D printer?
3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.

What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.

What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather. Sponsored by The Leadership of Stockton and the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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.
Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 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.
Tuesday, Jun. 26, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room. Sponsored by Stockton Unified School District.
Exploring the MakerS
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 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
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What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 

What is a 3D printer?
3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.

What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.

What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather. Sponsored by The Leadership of Stockton and the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Lizard Lady Reptiles
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 3:30 p.m.

Interact with real, live reptiles! Get up close and personal, with the opportunity to pet and hold them. Teressa Killen, The Lizard Lady, will share the beauty and history of exotic animals, including endangered rainforest reptiles. Learn about the awesome jobs reptiles do in helping us take care of our planet. The Lizard Lady will show beautiful and friendly creatures like snakes, lizards, and tortoises.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room. Sponsored by Stockton Unified School District.
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Reading help for K - 3rd graders!
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
ESL Conversation Club
Thursday, Jun. 28, 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.
Thursday, Jun. 28, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided to children (18 and under) in partnership with Stockton Unified School District's Seamless Summer program. Lunch will be served in the Children's Program Room. Sponsored by Stockton Unified School District.
Exploring the MakerS
Thursday, Jun. 28, 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.


What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 

What is a 3D printer?
3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.

What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.

What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather. Sponsored by The Leadership of Stockton and the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2:30 p.m.
Coloring is not just for kids.  Join us on the 4th Thursday of every month for Adult Coloring Club from 2:30pm-3:30pm.  Relax and unwind with us at the Cesar Chavez Library.  Coloring utensils and pages provided. Sponsored by Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library .
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