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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
Arnold Rue Micro Lib
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Saturday, May. 5, 11:00 - 3:00
See your favorite costumed characters, win prizes, and be the first to see this new library site!
Thursday, Apr. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Have lots of fun interacting with stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. Learn easy tips on how to develop early literacy skills in your young children. Children can enjoy coloring a page, making a simple craft, or playing in our early learning area afterwards. Caregivers must stay with children. 
There will be no Preschool Storytime on library closed days. There will be no Preschool Storytime on Thursday, November 22.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 10:30 am
Storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. 
Thursday, Apr. 26, 10:30 a.m.
We love babies at the library! Join us for a weekly half-hour program that is designed to help babies with developmental skills by combining reading, fingerplays, rhythm, rhyme and singing into a joyful experience. Parents and caregivers must be present and involved. The program is facilitated by full-time library staff who have been trained using the Mother Goose on the Loose guidelines. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 10:30am
Special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 10:30a.m. for storytime. Share the joy and love of stories and encourage early literacy in your little one with books, finger plays, activities, and more! All ages are welcome! Sponsored by Friends of the Escalon Library.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 10:30am
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 1:30 PM

Share the love of stories and encourage early literacy with books, finger plays, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and crafts! All ages are welcome!

Sponsored by Lathrop Library.
Exploring the MakerS
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2:00 - 5:00 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.


What is the MakerSpace?
The Makerspace is the place where people can gather to learn, create and make 3D objects, craft projects, or anything that their creative mind desires. 

What is a 3D printer?
3D printer can print three dimensional objects from a digital file. A 3D printed object is created using additive processes, in which tiny layers of the object are built from the bottom up. 
You can download most 3D object models for free from thingiverse.com website, or you can download the free version of the graphic design software program called TinkerCad and create your own 3D objects.

What is a Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses users inside virtual worlds and allows them to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound. It is developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.

What is the Cricut?
The Cricut is a name-brand ultimate smart cutting machine. With its expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades, Cricut gives you the freedom to make virtually any DIY project. It cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather. Sponsored by The Leadership of Stockton and the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2:30 p.m.
Coloring is not just for kids.  Join us on the 4th Thursday of every month for Adult Coloring Club from 2:30pm-3:30pm.  Relax and unwind with us at the Cesar Chavez Library.  Coloring utensils and pages provided. Sponsored by Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library .
S.T.E.A.M. Powered K
Thursday, Apr. 26, 3:30 p.m.

Drop-in for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - activities. Explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and take home your personal work of science. Fun for grades 1 through 3. Meet us every 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

There will be no S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club on library closed days. There will be no S.T.E.A.M. Powered Kids Club on Thursday, November 23. 

Thurs., 9/28: Junior Makerspace
Thurs., 10/26: Egg Drop Science
Thurs., 11/23: Library Closed
Thurs., 12/28: SkyDome Planetarium with Mobile Ed Productions
Thurs., 1/25: Bridge Science
Thurs., 2/22: Fiber From Around the World with New Mettle Farms
Thurs., 3/22: Slime!
Thurs., 4/26: Sink or Float
Thurs., 5/24: Thread of a Silk Worm with New Mettle Farms

Rescue Readers Club
Thursday, Apr. 26, 3:30-4:30PM

Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours and read the furry friends from the Harvest Home Sanctuary.

Thursday, Apr. 26, 4:00-6:00 pm
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 22, 2017 - May 17, 2018 at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Homework Helpers.

Are you in grades K-5? Do you need help with your homework? Come to the Troke library where our volunteers can assist you in various subjects such as math and science.

No sessions will be held  Novemeber 20, 2017- January 3, 2018.
 
Thursday, Apr. 26, 4:00-6:00 pm
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 22, 2017 to May 17 2018, at 4:00-6:00pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents Math Easy Tutoring.

Math Easy tutoring provides free math tutoring to any 6th-12 grade student who is struggling with math.

No sessions will be held  Novemeber 20, 2017- January 3, 2018.                               

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton- San Joaquin County Public Library and San Joaquin Office of Education.


 
Thursday, Apr. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Please pick up a copy of this month's book at the library. Book discussion will be the last Thursday of the month. Snacks will be served. 
Kids STEM: Coding
Thursday, Apr. 26, 4:00pm
Ages 9 and up. Space is limited. Priority given to those who register in person or by phone (866-805-7323).

Get an introduction to computer science and Python with Code Combat, a fun coding game. No coding experience necessary.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Are you ready to become a STEAM Explorer? 
Join the Escalon Library Thursdays at 4:00p.m. four our Makerspace. Explore, discover and create with a multitude of supplies. Will you test your building skills with Legos? Or create a multifunctioning alarm with our Little Bits? Maybe you will turn you and your friends into a living, breathing Piano with the MakeyMakey? Or perhaps you will design a project on one of our laptops, then watch it take form on our 3D printer. Stop by Makerspace and find out!
Some of the tools we have for you:
3D Printer
Computers
Little Bits
MakeyMakey
Ozobot
Arts and Crafts cabinet
K'Nex
Legos
Science Lab kits
Games
Puzzles
....and More!
Sponsored by Friends of the Escalon Library.
Crafty Thursdays-Fel
Thursday, Apr. 26, 4:00-5:30 PM
This week, we'll sew unique felt buddies that you can take home when you're done!
Ages 7 and up, limit 15, please sign up at the Fair Oaks Information Desk.
All materials supplied.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 6:00pm-7:00pm
On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00pm, the Margaret Troke library presents" Slimy Science".
Children will measure and mix ingredients to learn about chemistry and make slime. The program is for children ages 6 and older. Space is limited to 46 children. Come early to get a seat for your child.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Friday, Apr. 27, 10:15
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. Free! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
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