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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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Eclipse Party at the
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, Aug. 21, 10:00 am
The Tracy Library has joined more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse. During this national event, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States in a narrow band from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn't occurred in decades. In fact, the last total solar eclipse for the United States was nearly 40 years ago. The rest of the U.S. and North America will see a partial eclipse, with the Moon covering up only part of the Sun. It is aptly named the Great American Eclipse
 
This will be a great day for our community to celebrate science, with fun, hands-on and multimedia activities. 

  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .
Mountain House Branch Library
Sunday, May. 28, 2:00pm
Learn how to work a Rubik's Cube from a Rubik's Cube expert and champion.  Sundays 2-4pm.
Mountain House Branch Library
Sunday, May. 28, 3:00pm (Sundays, May 28, June 11 & 25, 3:00pm)
Do you have a favorite poet?  Do you write poetry that you wish to share?  Join others who enjoy poetry in a small group meeting to share, discuss and enjoy poetry. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Monday, May. 29
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Monday, May. 29, 6:30 pm
Come and socialize while you work on a new or ongoing project. For beginners to experts, all levels are welcome. Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 30, 10:00 am (First and last Tuesdays of each month, 10 am - 1 pm)
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month, 10 am til 1 pm.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the Library. Sponsored by San Joaquin Genealogical Society.
Troke Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 30, 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.
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 30, 10:30 am
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Ripon Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime is for children 3-5, but younger siblings are welcome as parents/caregivers must be present.
This 30-40 minute program features reading aloud, movement, fingerplays, songs and fun for all. Once a month, we have special crafts or a simple science-based storytime. There are always plenty of books to borrow with the storytime theme. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
All About Baby Story
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 30, 10:30 am
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. Designed for lapsit: 0 to age 2; older siblings welcome!  Sponsored by Tracy Library .
Preschool Storytime
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 30, 11:15am
It's Preschool Storytime at the Tracy Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with Ruthanne. 3-5; older siblings welcome!  Sponsored by Tracy Library .
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 30, 1:00 pm
With so many options available for smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your local library staff is here to help! Need assistance with downloading e-books, connecting to social media, or simply understanding how your device works? We'll help you discover how to get the most out of your technology. Also, we can provide instruction and clarification on computers and computer programs using our mobile lab, when the mobile lab is available. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Lathrop Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 30, 1:00 PM
Want to read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet, reading device, or smart phone?   Drop into the Lathrop Branch Library on Tuesdays at 1-5 PM and we’ll help you get the most out of your new technology.
  Sponsored by SSJCPL.
Hmong Folk Music & D
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 30, 3:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., the Cesar Chavez Central Library presents Hmong Folk Music & Dance.  The Hmong International Culture Institute, a local non-profit, will present beautiful Hmong music and dance. Prepare to be delighted as you watch children and young adults dance in native dress. Be amazed as you listen to traditional instruments, such as the qeej (Hmong flute) and the xim xaus (Hmong violin). Come ready to learn about and appreciate this Southeast Asian culture. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Bilingual Story Time
Fair Oaks
Tuesday, May. 30, 5:00-5:30 pm
Join us every Tuesday evening for a half an hour of fun and learning. We will  read books, singing songs, color,  and make new friends. Parents will learn vital tools in helping there child with early literacy. Don't miss out and come join the fun!
 
Venga y participe cada martes durante una media hora de diversión y aprendizaje. Vamos a leer libros, cantar canciones, y hacer nuevos amigos. Los padres aprenderán herramientas vitales para ayudar a los niños con la lectura temprana. No se pierda la diversión ven y participe!
 
 
Tracy Branch Library
Tuesday, May. 30, 6:00pm
Storytime for all age children and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement, and lots of fun.  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, May. 31, 12:00pm
As part of a statewide collaboration between the California Library Association and the California Summer Meal Coalition, the Manteca Unified School District Nutrition Services is providing meals at the Tracy Library. 

May 31 - July 28, 2017
12 noon - 1 pm 

Free for children and teens 1 to 18 years. No restrictions on family income. Join us for activities & games, and sign up for Summer Reading Club! Participants get a free book of their choice each week from the Tracy Friends of the Library book sale. 

Lunch at the Library is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. #LunchAtTheLibrary

The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Sponsored by US Institute of Museum and Library Services, California State Library, Manteca Unified School District.
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Linden Branch Library
Wednesday, May. 31, 1:30 PM
Join Linden Public Library for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics themed craft/project every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Sponsored by Friends of the Linden Library.
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, May. 31, 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.
Manteca Branch Library
Wednesday, May. 31, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
On Mondays and Thursday, June 5 through July 24, the Manteca Library presents Book Buddies. This program provides free reading help by trained volunteers in one-on-one and small group settings for children who have reading challenges.

If you would like to be a Book Buddy and help these children, please join us for training.

Please turn in a Volunteer form for Book Buddies before May 31 to the Manteca Library Reference Desk. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
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