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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.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 3-5pm
Class is full.
On Tuesday, July 5th at 3-5 pm, Margaret Troke presents, Microscope Exploration. Scientists and engineers use microscope to explore things in detail.

In this class, you will look at things as tiny as the cells in a leaf to the wings of an insect. You will also learn how to properly use a microscope.

This class is for children grades 1-7.

Space is limited to 30 children, please sign up your child by contacting the Margaret Troke Information Desk.

 
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 4-5
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ssjcpl Book Buddies program can help.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.

Space is limited. Please attend the June 7th session at 4:00pm to sign up your child.

 
Kids Knitting for Ki
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2-3:30pm

Join the Troke Knitters and knit projects for children. Make scarves for other kids and twiddle muffs for autistic children. The projects are gifted to those in need during the winter months. Instruction will be provided for beginners.  

Bring a size 8 or 9 circular knitting needle with a 16" cable. Also, bring a ball of your favorite color yarn (no wool). We may have donated material available. 

Ages 10 through 16. 

For further information call the Troke Library or the instructor Martha Zetter at 478-7630.
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 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
  • 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, Jul. 7, 4-5
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ssjcpl Book Buddies program can help.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.

Space is limited. Please attend the June 7th session at 4:00pm to sign up your child.

 
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 7, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Please join us for an informative session on Social Security and the services available online. A representative from the Stockton Social Security Administration will be here to review the programs offered by Social Security that are accessible online. Have you ever wanted a copy of your annual earnings? Tto estimate what you would receive if you retired? If you are receiving benefits and just want to change your address or phone number without making a trip to the office? Whether you are receiving benefits now or are planning for the future, this is a session you won’t want to miss! The 30 minute presentation will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer period. Please visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov for information now, or if you are unable to attend.
 
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 8, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Students learn basic methods for searching the Internet to find the information and resources they need.

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.
Adult book club
Troke Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 9, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Troke Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 9, 2:15-4:15 pm
CLASS IS FULL.
The Margaret Troke Library presents Acrylic canvas painting classes for children ages 7-12

The first session which includes 3 Saturday classes would be on July9, July 16, July 23 from 2:15-4:15 pm. ( limit 10 children)

The second session which includes 3 Satruday classes would be on July 30, August 6, August 13 from 2:15-4:15 pm. ( Limit 10 children)

Materials will be provided at no cost. Please reserve a seat for your child for only one of these sessions by contacting the Margaret Troke library.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Art Exrepssions of San Joaquin and the Stockton Arts Commission.
 
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10:15am-11:00am
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 3-5pm
CLASS IS FULL.
On Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 3-5 pm, the Margaret Troke library presents "Amazing Birds".

Would you like to learn more about birds? Have you ever wondered why birds have different beaks?

This class is for children grades 1-7.

Space is limited to 30 children, please sign up your child by contacting the Margaret Troke Information Desk.

 
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 4-5
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ssjcpl Book Buddies program can help.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.

Space is limited. Please attend the June 7th session at 4:00pm to sign up your child.

 
Kids Knitting for Ki
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2-3:30pm

Join the Troke Knitters and knit projects for children. Make scarves for other kids and twiddle muffs for autistic children. The projects are gifted to those in need during the winter months. Instruction will be provided for beginners.  

Bring a size 8 or 9 circular knitting needle with a 16" cable. Also, bring a ball of your favorite color yarn (no wool). We may have donated material available. 

Ages 10 through 16. 

For further information call the Troke Library or the instructor Martha Zetter at 478-7630.
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 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
  • 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.
Martial Arts Perform
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 6:15pm

Attend a karate performance by the Hawkins Kemp Kwon Do-Karate Do. Learn self-defense moves in this program presented by Sensei Tony Hawkins and his class at the Seifert Community Center, 128 W Benjamin Holt Dr, just a few blocks east of the Troke Library!

This event has been organized jointly by Troke Library and Seifert Community Center staff.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 14, 12:30 p.m. - 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.
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 14, 4-5
On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 7- July 28 2016, at 4-5 pm, The Margaret Troke library presents Ssjcpl Book Buddies.

This program is designed to help children entering first grade, second grade and third grade with reading.

If your child is sturggling to read, the Ssjcpl Book Buddies program can help.  This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings.

Space is limited. Please attend the June 7th session at 4:00pm to sign up your child.

 
Troke Branch Library
Thursday, Jul. 14, 6:00pm
On Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 6:00pm, The Margaret Troke Library presents " Olympics Arts& Crafts".

Please join us at the Troke Library as we invite kids of all ages to come for a fun evening of Arts and Crafts.

Get ready to stencil a book bag to take home.  All materials will be provided free of charge.
 
Teen Summer Book Clu
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 15, 1-3pm

Have fun with your summer reading plans! Meet with other teens reading the same book & chat about it! 

The first book selected will be discussed on Fridays, June 17th & July 1st, 1-3pm. The second book of the summer will be reviewed on Fridays, July 15th & 29th. Ask about selected titles at the reference or circulation desks. 

Snacks provided!

Celebrate reading this summer, join our Teen Summer Reading Program. Read and win prizes, including a chance to win a Kindle Fire for finishers.
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