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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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Holiday - Library Cl
All Locations
Monday, Feb. 8


 

Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Feb. 8, all day (Mondays, Sep 7, Oct 12, Jan 18, Feb 8, 15, & May 30, all day)
The library will be closed for this federal holiday.
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 11:15 a.m.
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Homework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:30-5:00pm
Fall (September 2-December 16th)
Volunteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students this Fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm.

Spring (January 20-May 25th)
Free, drop-in homework assistance for K-12 grade students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm. Volunteers and online tutors will be available to assist with homework questions. Computers with Microsoft Office and internet will be available to contact online tutors and do homework assignments.
Note: No Homework Help March 28-30th.

If you wish to volunteer, pick up an application at the library. You must be 14 years or older and willing to commit to volunteering during the Spring semester. Training for volunteer Homework Helpers will be held Wednesday, January 13th 3:30pm. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Teen STEAM: Microsof
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Feb. 10,4:30-6:00pm
For 5th to 12th graders. A Microsoft Word 2010 class for students. Limited number of computers available. Register in person, by phone, or online.

Note: If you have your own laptop with Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, 2016 or 365 you do not need to register. Just show up with your laptop!

Text @tracyteens to 81010 for text reminders for all teen programs. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:00am-7:00pm
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Thursdays starting January 21 from 10:00am - 7:00pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 
What To Bring:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)

  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents 

  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number

  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements

  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check

  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number

  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements

  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

Kids Valentine Day C
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 11,4:00pm
Make pop-up cards and rolled roses for Valentine's Day. All materials supplied. 
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m. (Thursdays October 8, 4 p.m., November 12, 4 p.m., December 10, 4 p.m., January 14, 4 p.m., February 11, 4 p.m.)
Tween 5th - 8th grade join us as we read and discuss books.
 
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 11,5:30-7:30pm
We will have a computer lab set up and ready for you to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) or California Dream Act application online. We will also provide information about how to apply for the Cal Grant and the California Chafee Grant for Foster/Former Foster Youth.

Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply for the FASFA application:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
    • IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ
    • Foreign tax return and/or
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate but not including the home in which you live; and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply for the California Dream Act application: 
  • W-2 forms and other 2014 records of income (if you or your parents have any)
  • 2014 income tax return (s) (if you or your parents have one)
  • Records of child support paid (if applicable)
  • Current bank statements (if applicable)
  • Current stock, bond, and other investment records (if applicable)
  • Current business and farm records (if applicable)
Tracy Library Chess
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Feb. 13, 12-2 p.m.
Learn to be a pawn star at the library's chess club! Join us as Chess Master Richard Beale leads the club in teaching and understanding chess strategies. All ages are welcome to participate in the instruction and playing, which begins at noon, and runs until 2 p.m. every Saturday. The Tracy Library Chess Club is a USCF (United States Chess Federation) affiliate.
To learn more about the Tracy Library Chess Club, visit their website or follow them on facebook.
Magic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Feb. 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Let's play Magic! Magic the Gathering is a trade card game where you battle wizards with the use of magic, creatures, and more. New and experienced players are welcome. If you have your own cards, bring them! For all ages.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. Standard text message charges may apply.
Holiday - Library Cl
All Locations
Monday, Feb. 15


 

Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Feb. 15, all day (Mondays, Sep 7, Oct 12, Jan 18, Feb 8, 15, & May 30, all day)
The library will be closed for this federal holiday.
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 11:15 a.m.
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4:00pm
5th to 12th Grade.  Meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 4:00pm.

Do you like to create things? Stories, drawings, photograhs, videos, podcasts, knit designs, paper crafts, lego creations, robots, or something else? Meet up with your fellow creative teens to share tips, learn new skills, and give feedback to the library on the tools the library can provide to help you create.

Will include access to computers, legos, and art supplies. 
Homework Help
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30-5:00pm
Fall (September 2-December 16th)
Volunteers will provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6 grade students this Fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm.

Spring (January 20-May 25th)
Free, drop-in homework assistance for K-12 grade students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm. Volunteers and online tutors will be available to assist with homework questions. Computers with Microsoft Office and internet will be available to contact online tutors and do homework assignments.
Note: No Homework Help March 28-30th.

If you wish to volunteer, pick up an application at the library. You must be 14 years or older and willing to commit to volunteering during the Spring semester. Training for volunteer Homework Helpers will be held Wednesday, January 13th 3:30pm. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Teen Comic Book Club
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4:30pm
For 6th to 12th graders.
Let's read! Join up with other teens to discuss great comics and manga during our monthly meetings. Third Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm.

December Topic: Marvel Movie Talk/Ant-Man
Special time for December 16th meeting! 4:00PM

January Topic: Web Comics

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. Standard text message charges may apply. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:00am-7:00pm
By appointment. Call Arnetta Lee-Gray at 209-483-4190 to schedule an appointment for Thursdays starting January 21 from 10:00am - 7:00pm.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 
What To Bring:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)

  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents 

  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number

  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements

  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check

  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number

  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements

  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

Lego Builders Club
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00pm
For children 6 and older. We provide the legos. You provide the creativity. Come down and make fun lego creations with other kids. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Feb. 20, 11:00 a.m. (Saturdays January 16, 11 a.m., February 20, 11 a.m., March 19, 11 a.m., April 16, 11 a.m., May 21. 11 a.m., June 18, 11 a.m.)
The Tracy Adult Book Club meets at the Tracy branch library on the third Saturday of every month. We try to make selections from various book types and genres.  Feel free to join us for our discussion on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions, just contact us at tracybookclub@gmail.com.
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