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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:
Linden Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:30 AM
Come join us at the Linden Library for Storytime and a Craft every Saturday! Sponsored by Friends of the Linden 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.
Thornton Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 11:00 a.m.
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 11:00am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 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
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 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.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 1:00 pm (Saturdays, August 19, September 16, October 14 and November 18, 1:00pm)
Love Pokemon?  Join other Pokemon fans to learn more, trade cards, and have FUN from 1-2:30 August 19th, September 16th, October14th and November 18th.
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 1:00pm
Learn how to make fantastic painted rocks! Space is limted. Sign-up by phone or in person. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2:00 pm (July 29, Aug 19, Sep 9 & 30, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec. 9 & 30)
The Maya Angelou Branch Library presents LEGO and Duplo Builders on Saturdays, at 2pm, throughout Summer and Fall 2017. Come to the library and use your creativity to build whatever you can imagine with our Lego collection. Duplos are available for younger children. We will showcase all creations at the library. This program is for ages 4 and up.
Magic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 3:00pm
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!
UPDATE: Starting 9/30/17,meetings are moving to every Saturday.

Text @tracyteens to 81010 to recieve text message reminders for upcoming teen programs.  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Paws for Reading
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 3:30pm
Come to the library and read to a dog! Paws 4 Friends Therapy Dogs, Inc. connect children to reading by providing a warm, wet-nosed friend to sit with while practicing their reading.  While you wait to read do a simple dog related craft. Sponsored by Paws 4 Friends, Inc..
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Come and explore new technology like 3D printing, virtual reality games and computer generated cutting or painting.  The Makerspace is located on the upper level. The Makerspace is designed for Teens and Adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Manteca Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
On Mondays, starting August 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., the Manteca Library presents Maker Mondays.  Bring your imagination and creativity to Maker Mondays and make something new and extraordinary!  Each program will offer a variety of activities and all supplies will be provided.

This program will continue until May 21, 2018. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 4:00pm
Join us to explore using many new items we have in our Mobile Makerspace.  We will play with Makey Makeys, Little Bits, Ozmos and more.  This makerspace time is for 8 year olds and above.  Sign up at the front desk. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Mountain House Library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

Students should bring their homework assignments with them. Access to Tutor.com and Learning Express available during Homework Helpers too! All you need is your library card!

Mondays @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 5:00-6:00PM

Would you like to speak French?

Or how about brushing up on your Spanish skills?
Maybe learn English?

 

Come join us and learn how to use Rosetta Stone and learn a new language at your own pace with this free library program. Teacher is spanish/english bilingual.
 

Friday, October 20th

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Manteca Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 6:00 pm
On Monday, November 20, at 6:00 pm, the Manteca Library presents Family Safety Skills. Parents and children ages ten & younger are invited to learn safety skills together. This presentation will offer solutions for keeping parents and children safe, such as creating a Family Safety Plan and increasing home, vehicle, and public event safety intelligence. . Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 6:30pm
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.
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.
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