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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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Summer Reading Chall
Saturday, Jul. 21
Take the Summer Reading Challenge! June 1 - July 31, 2018
Get your reading card at the library or from the link below. Read to earn free prizes and be entered into our grand prize raffles!
http://ssjcpl.org/programs/sumReading.html Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Saturday, Jul. 21, 10:00 a.m.
Monthly meeting of the Oak Valley Art society in the Escalon Library community room. Sponsored by Oak Valley Art Society.
Preschool Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 21, 10:30 AM
Please join us for a morning of songs, stories, and a craft. A fun time for all ages! Sponsored by Friends of the Linden Library.
Adult Book Club
Saturday, Jul. 21, 11:00am
Read and discuss a new book every month. Titles available at the checkout desk.
Beginners Yoga
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Saturday, Jul. 21, 11:00 am

No prior knowledge of yoga is necessary to enjoy this low-impact exercise.

Saturday, Jul. 21, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
SAT/ACT Practice Tes
Saturday, Jul. 21, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Teens, are you familiar with the process of taking the SAT or ACT test? Are you ready to take any of those tests? If you answer "NO" to either question, come to the Cesar Chavez Central Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month and take the practice tests with Stef Songco from Sylvan Learning Center. Taking the practice tests will help you familiarize with the test instructions and format and may improve your test score. Also, the library staff can provide additional learning resources to help you prepare for your SAT, ACT, and other tests. Below is a list of available dates for taking SAT & ACT practice tests.

Saturdays 9/16/2017, 10/21/2017, 11, 18/2017, 1/20/2018, 2/17/2018, 3/17/2018, 4/21/2018 and 5/19/2018 from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Each test takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, and the test conductor will have all test takers start  at the same time. Therefore, please arrive promptly at 12:00 p.m.. All practice test materials will be provided.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library and the Sylvan Learning Center. 
  Sponsored by The Friends of Stockton Public Library & the Sylvan Learning Center.
Saturday, Jul. 21, 12:00 p.m.
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Snacks will be provided. 
Exploring the MakerS
Saturday, Jul. 21, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Teens and Adults,
You're invited to the MakerSpace room located on the 2nd floor at the Cesar Chavez Central Library, where you can explore high tech equipment like 3D printers (MakerBot Replicator), virtual reality headset and gear (Oculus Rift), electronic cutting machine (Cricut) and many more.

The MakerSpace open hours are as follow.
Monday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Saturday, Jul. 21, 1:00 p.m.
The Tracy Branch Library is hosting an Introduction to Self-Publishing Class on Saturday, July 7th, and 21st at 1:00 p.m. 
Do you have a story you want to tell and you would like to enter the self-publishing arena? This free class will help you on your journey. The class will address topics such as: What about copyright, What type of writing software do you suggest? What is an ISBN & LCCN? What is a trim size and which one do I need? and much more. 
Magic The Gathering
Saturday, Jul. 21, 2:00pm
Ages 12 and up. 
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! 2:00-5:00pm

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs.  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Chess
Saturday, Jul. 21, 3:00
The Mountain House Library Chess Club meets every Saturday from 3-4:30pm. The Chess Club is open to 8 year olds and above.  The participants will receive instruction and practice playing.  Resources are available to help with additional learning outside of club play. Equipment will be supplied. Once a month the Chess Club will have a Tournament.  See calendar for dates.
  Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
DIY Vinyl Record Clo
Saturday, Jul. 21, 3:00PM
Come and learn how to make your own clock out of vintage records, perfect for displaying or gifting!  Signups only, please.  
Summer Reading Chall
Sunday, Jul. 22
Take the Summer Reading Challenge! June 1 - July 31, 2018
Get your reading card at the library or from the link below. Read to earn free prizes and be entered into our grand prize raffles!
http://ssjcpl.org/programs/sumReading.html Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Summer Reading Chall
Monday, Jul. 23
Take the Summer Reading Challenge! June 1 - July 31, 2018
Get your reading card at the library or from the link below. Read to earn free prizes and be entered into our grand prize raffles!
http://ssjcpl.org/programs/sumReading.html Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
SAT/ACT Prep Class
Monday, Jul. 23, 10:00am
For Grades 9-12: Sign up for an 8 week self-paced prep class. Using Tutor.com's SAT/ACT Essentials (created by Princeton Review), you can choose to study for either the SAT or the ACT for the duration of this course. Space is limited. Priority given to those who register in person or by phone (starting May 1, 2018). Bring a pencil and calculator. Free lunch provided.

Schedule:
Monday, June 4 10:00am - 2:00pm (Practice Test)
Monday, June 11 10:00am-1:00pm (3 hr Study Session)
Monday, June 18 10:00am-1:00pm (3 hr Study Session)
Monday, June 25 10:00am-1:00pm (3 hr Study Session)
Monday, July 2: No class
Monday, July 9 10:00am-1:00pm (3 hr Study Session)
Monday, July 16 10:00am-1:00pm (3 hr Study Session)
Monday, July 23 10:00am-1:00pm (3 hr Study Session)
Monday, July 30 10:00am-2:00pm (Practice Test)

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs. Sponsored by Tracy Branch Library.
Shedskin Reptiles
Monday, Jul. 23, 1:00 PM
Please join us in welcoming back Shedskin Reptikes! Hold snakes and learn about various reptiles.
Sponsored by Friends of the Linden Library.
Lunch at the Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 1:00pm
Visit the library to enjoy a free lunch for children, ages 2-18.
Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
June 1 - July 27, 2018
Note: Meals must be eaten on-site. Adults cannot eat meals.

Meals provided by Tracy Unified School District as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program:
https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program

Lunch at the Library is a project of the California Library Association and California Summer Meal Coalition: https://lunchatthelibrary.org/ Sponsored by Tracy Unified School District.
Kids Book Club
Monday, Jul. 23, 3:00pm
For Grades K-5. A book is given to each student which they will read at home. We will then meet for an hour to discuss the book together and do an activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! No session 5/28 or 7/2.

Books
Easy Reader books (Grades K-3)
Beginning Chapter Books (Grades 3-5). Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .
Summer Book Buddies
Monday, Jul. 23, 3:00pm
For students entering Grades 1-4 in the fall. Is your child struggling with reading? Teen reading mentors will help them improve reading skills by assisting them with reading books, play reading games, and complete reading worksheets in small groups. Sessions held twice weekly: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 1 - July 30, 2018.

Register in person by phone (866-805-7323) staring May 1, 2018.
Please only register if your child can attend at least 80% of the Summer Book Buddies sessions. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
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