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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, Dec. 7, 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, Dec. 7, 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
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m.
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and You. A representative from the Stockton Social Security Administration will be here to review the programs offered by Social Security such as Retirement, Survivors and Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare and a variety of topics to assist you in navigating the resources available to you. The 30 minute presentation will be followed by a 15 minute question and answer period. Whether you are receiving benefits now, or are planning for the future, this is a session you won’t want to miss. Please visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov for information now or if you are unable to attend.  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Dec. 8, 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, Dec. 8, 3:00p.m.
Teens, join us at the Cesar Chavez Central Library on December 8th at 3:00 p.m. for a 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, and more. Free food and drinks!

Participation in TAG looks great on resumes, job applications, and college applications! 

 Hope to see you there.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 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, Dec. 14, 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, Dec. 14, 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, Dec. 15, 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.
Teencrafternoon for
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Dec. 15, 4:00 p.m. (9/15/16, 10/20/16, 11/17/16 & 12/15/16)
Interested in craft? Cesar Chavez Central library will host a monthly craft program for teens age 10 to 18 every 3rd Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 starting in August 2016. Craft themes vary each month. Come and join us for a fun and crafty time. Refreshment and craft supplies will be provided.

Teencrafternoon program on Thursday November 17, 2016 features fall craft projects, such as making a mini paper wreath or design a holiday felt coaster.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m. (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, Dec. 20, 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.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 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, Dec. 22, 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, Dec. 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
Thursday, Dec. 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.
Book Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 10:30 am
Come join the discussion.  Our selection for January is Endless Love by Scott Spencer. One of the most celebrated novels of its time, Endless Love remains perhaps the most powerful novels ever written about young love. Riveting, compulsively readable, and ferociously sexual, Endless Love tells the story of David Axelrod and his overwhelming love for Jade Butterfield.

Copies are available at the Customer Service desk on the first floor of the Chavez Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 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
Thursday, Jan. 5, 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
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 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.
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