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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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Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

If your child is a 1st, 2nd or 3rd grader and struggling to read at grade level, the Book Buddies program is designed to help. This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in small group settings. Results are best when the child attends every session.

SPACE IS LIMITED.  Please attend the June 5th session at 4pm for your child's brief assessment and registration.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Make musical instuments from everyday items that produce amazing sounds!  Please sign up to make a flute OR xylophone.  All participants can make a mini 'thumb piano'.  

Ages 12-18.  All materials supplied by the library.
 
Thursday, Jul. 19, 6:00pm
On Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 6:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents: " Musical Robot".  The Musical Robot is a Ukulele and drum combo that gets children to dance and sing along. There will be lots of singing and dancing and puppetry. Please join us for this fun program. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Social Security and
Friday, Jul. 20, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
A representative from the local Social Security office will be at the Troke Branch this afternoon to talk about access to the Social Security website, and answer questions you may have about the program. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Friday, Jul. 20, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a free program, and all English-learners are welcome.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library. The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323. Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl. Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 10:15 am
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Book Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

If your child is a 1st, 2nd or 3rd grader and struggling to read at grade level, the Book Buddies program is designed to help. This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in small group settings. Results are best when the child attends every session.

SPACE IS LIMITED.  Please attend the June 5th session at 4pm for your child's brief assessment and registration.
Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, Ret., has been knitting "since I was 5 years of age; … not a day goes by in which I do not knit. The benefits I have experienced from this craft are too numerous to mention."

In our community, there are many needs for knitted goods such as for chemotherapy patients, preemie hats, and hats and scarves for children and adults. The community also needs lap robes and shawls for chemotherapy and dialysis patients, who become very cold during treatment. There are needs for Twiddle mitts for dementia/Alzheimer patients and for mats for our four-legged creatures in shelters. Participants may keep their products for their own use or donate them to one of these charitable causes.

For beginners who wish to learn knitting, Ms. Zetter will offer informal instruction. If participants want to gather for the camaraderie and knit for themselves, they are also welcome and will be recipients of her assistance as needed. All ages and genders from 8 to 100 (or more!) are welcome.

Participants need to provide their own needles and yarn. Supplies are available at local craft stores. Participants should bring:
  • Their choice of acrylic yarns, worsted weight, e.g. Lion brand homespun, soft Red Heart, Caron Simply Soft or other brand of soft yarn (no wool)
  • Size 7 or 8 knitting needles, preferably circular needles, 16" length
  • Scissors, large-eye darning needle and package of stitch markers
  • Notebook and pen
Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. 

For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323.

Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.
  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Summer Lego Hour at
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 4 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Families, drop-in to build and play with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The library provides the bricks, you provide the creativity! The whole family is welcome to participate in this exciting afternoon activity. We have Duplos for the little ones, and Legos for everyone else.  The Troke Lego Hour will meet every Wednesday afternoon during the months of June and July. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Book Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

If your child is a 1st, 2nd or 3rd grader and struggling to read at grade level, the Book Buddies program is designed to help. This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in small group settings. Results are best when the child attends every session.

SPACE IS LIMITED.  Please attend the June 5th session at 4pm for your child's brief assessment and registration.
Thursday, Jul. 26, 6:00pm
Please come celebrate with us the end of another successful Summer Reading program with ice cream and cake on Thursday, July 26 at 6:00pm. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Friday, Jul. 27, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a free program, and all English-learners are welcome.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library. The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323. Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl. Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 10:15 am
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, Ret., has been knitting "since I was 5 years of age; … not a day goes by in which I do not knit. The benefits I have experienced from this craft are too numerous to mention."

In our community, there are many needs for knitted goods such as for chemotherapy patients, preemie hats, and hats and scarves for children and adults. The community also needs lap robes and shawls for chemotherapy and dialysis patients, who become very cold during treatment. There are needs for Twiddle mitts for dementia/Alzheimer patients and for mats for our four-legged creatures in shelters. Participants may keep their products for their own use or donate them to one of these charitable causes.

For beginners who wish to learn knitting, Ms. Zetter will offer informal instruction. If participants want to gather for the camaraderie and knit for themselves, they are also welcome and will be recipients of her assistance as needed. All ages and genders from 8 to 100 (or more!) are welcome.

Participants need to provide their own needles and yarn. Supplies are available at local craft stores. Participants should bring:
  • Their choice of acrylic yarns, worsted weight, e.g. Lion brand homespun, soft Red Heart, Caron Simply Soft or other brand of soft yarn (no wool)
  • Size 7 or 8 knitting needles, preferably circular needles, 16" length
  • Scissors, large-eye darning needle and package of stitch markers
  • Notebook and pen
Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. 

For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323.

Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.
  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Friday, Aug. 3, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a free program, and all English-learners are welcome.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library. The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323. Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl. Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 11-12:30 or 1-2:30 (Saturdays, August 4 & 25, from 11-12:30 or 1-2:30)
Margaret Troke Library presents: " Basic Acrylic Painting for Children Ages 6-12" on the following days:
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11-12:30 or 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Saturday August 25, 2018 from 11-12:30  or 1:00-2:30 pm

Local artist Menchie Oliva from the Art Expressions of San Joaquin will teach you how to create a beautiful canvas. Please reserve a seat by contacting the Margaret Troke library at 209-937-8221. This free program is provided through the generosity of the Art Expressions of San Joaquin.
  Sponsored by Art Expressions of San Joaquin.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:15 am
Please join us for preschool & toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:15 am, at the Margaret Troke library.
We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger players. There will be a craft or coloring pages and play activities at the end of the storytime for kids to enjoy.
Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 4:00 p.m.
A representative from the local Social Security office will be at the Troke Branch this afternoon to talk about access to the Social Security website, and answer questions you may have about the program.  The program begins at 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents "Troke Knitters."
Knitting provides many benefits, such as new friendships and benefits for health issues such as pain, depression and stress relief. Our presenter, Martha E. Zetter, Holistic RN, CRM, Ret., has been knitting "since I was 5 years of age; … not a day goes by in which I do not knit. The benefits I have experienced from this craft are too numerous to mention."

In our community, there are many needs for knitted goods such as for chemotherapy patients, preemie hats, and hats and scarves for children and adults. The community also needs lap robes and shawls for chemotherapy and dialysis patients, who become very cold during treatment. There are needs for Twiddle mitts for dementia/Alzheimer patients and for mats for our four-legged creatures in shelters. Participants may keep their products for their own use or donate them to one of these charitable causes.

For beginners who wish to learn knitting, Ms. Zetter will offer informal instruction. If participants want to gather for the camaraderie and knit for themselves, they are also welcome and will be recipients of her assistance as needed. All ages and genders from 8 to 100 (or more!) are welcome.

Participants need to provide their own needles and yarn. Supplies are available at local craft stores. Participants should bring:
  • Their choice of acrylic yarns, worsted weight, e.g. Lion brand homespun, soft Red Heart, Caron Simply Soft or other brand of soft yarn (no wool)
  • Size 7 or 8 knitting needles, preferably circular needles, 16" length
  • Scissors, large-eye darning needle and package of stitch markers
  • Notebook and pen
Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. 

For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323.

Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.
  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Thursday, Aug. 9, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
The Troke Mystery Book Club will meet on Tthe second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. to discuss mystery novels! 

Each month, the group will discuss books by a favorite author or on a selected theme.
Visit the Troke Branch Library to check out a copy of the books for this book club! Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
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