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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
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30 a.m.
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.
Chavez Coloring Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 2:30 p.m. (Fourth Thursdays, January 26, February 23, and March 23 at 2:30 p.m.)

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.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 3:30-5:00PM
We are offering up to 20 teens the opportunity to participate in a series of 8 workshops that will develop leadership skills, discuss college and career information, hear motivational speakers, and meet local community leaders that can answer their question and provide one-on-one mentorships.

Week one will take place o March 23rd from 3:30-5:00PM at the Teen Impact Center. This week will be CELEBRATION with Mentors!! (plus a prize if you have attended all of the meetings).
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Friday, Mar. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Make Slime through S.T.E.A.M.! Using science, technology, engineering, art and math, create, color and understand the fundamentals of slime. 

Designed for children ages 5-12. Presented by University of the Pacific students.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Mar. 27, 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: • 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
Monday, Mar. 27, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
A panel of six local authors will discuss their work, answer questions, and sign books. Buy a book to support the Friends of the Stockton Library, and have it signed by the author! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 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, Mar. 28, 10:00am
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Chavez Branch Library starting Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10am to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Tuesday, up to April 11, 2017. Sponsored by VITA.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 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.

June and July, LEGO® Building Club will be the fourth Thursday of the 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, Mar. 29, 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, Mar. 29, 4:00pm
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:30 a.m.
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
Friday, Mar. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Do 5 action packed mini S.T.E.A.M. projects suitable for a variety of ages!
 
Science: Runaway Pepper
Technology: Music Video Making
Engineering: Marshmallow Architecture
Arts: Cloud Jars
Mathematics: Tessellations

 
Designed for children ages 5-12. Presented by University of the Pacific students.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Apr. 3, 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: • 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, Apr. 4, 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, Apr. 4, 10:00am
VITA will be offering free tax services at the Chavez Branch Library starting Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10am to 5pm.  Please call their office to set an appointment.  The number is (209) 483-4190.  Appointments are required.  The services will be on-going, every Tuesday, up to April 11, 2017. Sponsored by VITA.
Book Discussion Grou
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 10:30 am
Come join the discussion. Our selected title for April is The Secret Live of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. 

Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
 
 
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 3:30 p.m.
Come to this special program presented by the World of Wonders Science Museum! Students, design and build an earthquake resistant building using craft sticks and low-temperature glue guns.  Grades 3 - 8.

Please register online, by telephone, or in person at the Children's desk. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Apr. 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.

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, Apr. 5, 4:00pm
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
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