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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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Gadget Clinic
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 1:00 p.m.

Trouble with technology? 
We can help answer your questions about email, laptops, tablets, iPads, and other electronic gadgets. Stop by the Escalon Public Library Wednesdays between 1pm-6pm for all of your gadget needs. 

 

 

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 1:30
Come to the Linden Branch Library for a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematic) themed craft. Sponsored by Friends of the Linden Library.
Troke Knitters
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 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, 16" length
  • 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.
Homework Helpers
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2:30-4:00 PM

Are you in grades K-5 and need help with your homework? Come to the Fair Oaks Library where our volunteers can assist you! 
Students must bring their homework. Tutor.com and Learning Express information will be available for students to utilize outside the library!

Homework Helpers are available every Monday and Wednesday.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Decorate festive maracas. All materials will be provided. Program is free for all ages.
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 3:30pm
Free, drop-in homework help provided to K-12 by volunteers and online tutors. 3:30-5:00pm
Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for an application at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the semester.
-Must be willing to be fingerprinted.
No sessions on 8/6, 9/3, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 11/19, 11/21, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31. Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Family Storytime
Arnold Rue Micro Library
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 3:30 pm
Read books, sing songs, and spend time with your future bookworm during this family-centered program!
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
ESL Conversation Club
Homework Helpers (K-
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 4-6 pm
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 - May 23, 2019 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, 2018- January 1, 2019.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Math Easy Tutoring (
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 4-6 pm
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 21, 2018 to May 23 2019, 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, 2018- January 1, 2019.                               

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


  Sponsored by Stockton- San Joaquin County Public Library and San Joaquin Office of Education..
Hispanic Heritage Mo
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 4:00pm
Join us for this easy and fun craft made with recycled water bottles.  Best for 7 year olds and above though younger children can make them with an adult's help.  Join us September 19, 2018 at 4:00pm. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the LIbrary.
Family Game Day
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 4:00-5:00 PM
Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for Family Game Day! Come play board, card, and video games with friends and family. Each month we'll feature a different type of game.

  Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Teen volunteers provide drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students in the Children's Program Room. Students should bring their homework assignments with them.

Please note: There will be no Homework Help on library closed days or when Stockton Unified School District
is on break. Also, parents must remain to supervise their children.

 

Lawyers In The Libra
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 4:30pm
Lawyers in the Library is a free public legal clinic presented by the San Joaquin County Bar Association. Licensed, practicing attorneys (who are in good standing with the State Bar of California and members of the San Joaquin County Bar Association) volunteer their time in order to briefly assess and advise an individual’s legal matter. There are no income or residency requirements. Services are provided free to any members of the public for a short face-to-face meeting with an attorney. All people will be seen on a first-come-first-serve basis. Call the Bar Association at (209) 948-0125 if you have any questions.

Clinics are held the third Wednesday of each month on a rotating schedule in Stockton, Lodi, and Tracy. Clinics begin at 4:30pm.

Tracy Dates:
March 21, June 20, September 19, 2018

Full Schedule:
https://www.sjcbar.org/lawyers-in-the-library-legal-clinics.html Sponsored by San Joaquin Bar Association.
Coloring Club
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 4:30-5:30 PM
We will be scratch coloring magical fairy wands.  Coloring books and supplies will be provided.  All ages are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 6:00 p.m.
Beginner's level yoga and Pilates will help you relax and renew your body and spirit!  Taught by certified instructor Susan McClanahan, this weekly class has been offered for over 10 years and continues to draw new participants!  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  Enter at side of building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m. Optional donation is given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Parenting Workshop
Thursday, Sep. 20, 10:15-10:45 AM

Eva Mauch, Manteca Unified School District's, School Readiness Coordinator will present, "Parenting the Challenging Child".  This is for parents of children ages 2-5 years old.  Free babysitting is provided during the program.  Light refreshments will be available.  Eva will be available after the presentation to answer your questions.   

Thursday, Sep. 20, 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, Sep. 20, 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. 
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