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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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Free Basic Computer
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Nov. 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

On the third Friday of each month, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the Troke Branch Library presents Free Basic Computer Class: Basic Email. Those with little computer experience are encouraged to join this class. Learn how to create an email account, as well as send and receive emails. No reservations are needed. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
 

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library. The Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Dr. in Stockton. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323. Visit the Library website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on Twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library..
Genealogy Workshop:
Troke Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The world of science has opened up new ways to explore your family's history through DNA testing. Some of those tests can uncover deep heritage from thousands of years ago, long before any paper trails existed. One DNA test in particular can help you identify ancestors from up to seven generations in your past through distant cousins with whom you share genetic matches. This session will discuss what tests are available for use in genealogy, and what they can reveal to you about your family history.

After the presentation, members of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society will be available for individual help.  Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

Space is limited! Those interested in attending this workshop must sign-up at the Troke Branch Library Information Desk or call (209) 937-8221.

For further information, email the Society at sjcogensoc@gmail.com.
  Sponsored by the San Joaquin Genealogical Society and the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 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 Branch Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 3:30-4:30pm
On Tuesdays starting September 5th- December 12 2017, at 3:30-4:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Reading Help For Kids ( 1st-3rd grade).

The aim of this program is to improve children's reading skills and their reading comprehensions. No registration is required. This program is designed for first-third grade students only. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Teen Strategy Game C
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 3:30-5:30pm (Tuesdays, September 19, 3:30-5:30pm; October 17, 3:30-5:30pm, November 21, 3:30-5:30pm; December 19. 3:30-5:30pm)

Popular board games such as Chess and Settlers of Catan will be available for teens to challenge other teens displaying their strategy skills. Room will also be available for teen card players for their own tournaments, such as Yu-Gi-Oh! & Magic: The Gathering - bring your own decks.  Light snacks will be available.
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 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.
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 4:00pm-5:30
On 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each month starting September 20, 2017- December 20th 2017, the Margaret Troke Library presents MakerSpace.
This program is designed to encourage children to create, learn and explore computer coding, electronics, circuit boards, 3D printing, arts and much more.
The program is designed for children ages 9 & up.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
All Locations
Thursday, Nov. 23
All Locations
Friday, Nov. 24
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 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 Branch Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 3:30-4:30pm
On Tuesdays starting September 5th- December 12 2017, at 3:30-4:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Reading Help For Kids ( 1st-3rd grade).

The aim of this program is to improve children's reading skills and their reading comprehensions. No registration is required. This program is designed for first-third grade students only. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Teen Advisory Group
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4:30-5:30 pm

Join Troke TAG and help enhance teen presence in our library!
     ~ Help plan teen programs
     ~ Advise staff about books & other materials to purchase for the library
     ~ Make new friends!
     ~ Fun activity each month!
     ~ Snacks, too!
 
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Nov. 30, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents a program on citizenship and naturalization.
 
Are you interested in completing the process for United States Citizenship or have family members who are? Vilaysay “Sai” Chang will present a naturalization information session for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants.
Topics covered at this FREE session will include:
  • The Naturalization Process
  • The Naturalization Test
  • Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship

   Sai Chang is the Community Relations Officer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services located in Sacramento. She is responsible for finding issues affecting immigrant communities, soliciting feedback on immigration policies/procedures, and bringing awareness on agency initiatives.
  • For more information on U.S. citizenship, visit www.uscis.gov/citizenship.
  • To find an English class in your area, visit America's Literacy Directory at www.literacydirectory.org.
  • To learn English and improve basic reading, writing, and speaking skills, visit www.usalearns.org.
  • For questions, please contact Sai Chang at vilaysay.p.chang@uscis.dhs.gov or (916) 492-7313.
Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Dec. 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Students learn basic mouse movements such as how to click on or select objects. The class allows plenty of time for practicing so students can become comfortable using a computer mouse.
We welcome those with little or no computer experience.  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and/or e-reader devices. Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Dec. 1, 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.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 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 Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 3:30-4:30pm
On Tuesdays starting September 5th- December 12 2017, at 3:30-4:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Reading Help For Kids ( 1st-3rd grade).

The aim of this program is to improve children's reading skills and their reading comprehensions. No registration is required. This program is designed for first-third grade students only. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Social Security and
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4-5 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 30-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 the Social Security website at www.socialsecurity.gov for information now or if you are unable to attend.
 
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 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.
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