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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
Act!vated StoryTheat
Tracy Branch Library
Thursday, Apr. 27, 4:00 pm
The Tracy Library is hosting the nationally touring theatre company Act!vated Story Theatre to perform “Tales Afoot” on Thursday, April 27, 2017. “Tales Afoot” is a highly energized theatrical presentation which features “The Gingerbread Man” and “Racing the Troll.”  

4:00 PM Tracy Library 20 E Eaton Ave, Tracy. Phone 866 805-7323 Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 1:30 (Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17)
Free Giveaways! Free Refreshments!/Premios y Rifas! Gratis! Refrescos, Gratis! 

At the Parent Cafe, we share ideas and information that help us take care of ourselves, raise confident children, and build positive relationships with our children./En el Cafe de Padres, compartimos informacion e ideas que nos ayudan a cuidarnos a nosotros mismos fortalenciendo a nuestros hijos con confianza propria y creando relaciones positivas. 

  Sponsored by Diablo Homes Community Resource Center & the Tracy Library .
Troke Knitters
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 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.
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  Sponsored by Stockton Friends of the Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 3:00 p.m.
Use your imagination to create with Legos! Lego Dulpos also available. All ages are welcomed. 
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 3:30 p.m.
Teen volunteers provide free, drop-in homework assistance to K-6th grade students on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm starting September 7th.

There will be no Homework Help when Stockton Unifed School District is on break or on vacation. Homework Help will be cancelled on:

October 12, 2016
November 23, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 28, 2016
March 22, 2017
Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 3:30 p.m.
MakerSpace for Kids is a drop-in program where kids age 8 and up can explore and create freely. We have laptops that can be used to paint, to code, to practice typing, and more. Art materials will be available as well as basic and not-so-basic craft supplies. Also, the 3D printer will be running during the entire program! Suitable for kids 8 and up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 3:30pm
Easy Reader Book Club is for students in grades K - 2nd.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then read the book again with the group, discuss the book together and do an activity that relates to the book.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Homework Help (K-12)
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 3:30pm
For K-12.
Homework Help provides drop-in homework assistance to K-12 students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm January 4-May 17, 2017. The assistance is provided by teen volunteers and online tutors. Internet, Microsoft Office, and printers are available for students to use.

Note: There will be no Homework Help on library holidays (1/16, 2/13, 2/20), 3/27, 3/29, or TUSD spring break (4/17, 4/19). Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 4:00pm
If English is your second language, Let's Chat offers a safe place to practice the English language with other learners. Let's Chat meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Literacy Department (just past the Circulation Desk).
Manteca Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 4:00pm
The TLC is a group of high school students who want to make an impact on their local library.  In the past they have planned a number of programs such as an ongoing SAT workshop, a workshop for the Futre Health Professionals of America academic contest, and Holiday-themed teen programs.  The TLC also suggests tiltles for the Library's collection and creates themed displays in the Library's Teen Zone.  They are an enthusiastic group of young people who are passionate about creating a positive space for teens in the Library.  The group is looking for new members to welcome for the new school year. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 4:00pm-6:00pm
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, 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. Students should bring their homework assignments with them.
No sessions will be held November 24, 2016- January 5, 2017.
 
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 4:00 -5:00pm
On Wednesdays, starting on Dec 7, 2016- May 31, 2017, at 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Margaret Troke presents Lego Block Party. Bring your imagination and have fun building with Legos, Duplos and other building materials.

All materials will be provided by the library. Lego Block Party is for children ages 3 & up.

 
Troke Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 4:00-6:00
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 23, 2016- May 18, 2017, 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 November 24, 2016- January 5, 2017.

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


 
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 4:15pm
Easy Chapter Books Book Club is for students in grades 2nd-5th grades.  A book is given to each student which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together and do an activity when we meet.Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Crafters’ Corn
Tracy Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 4:30pm (Apr 5, Apr 12, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28)
Do you love crafting? Join us for an open craft time every Wednesday at 4:30pm.
 
April is QUILTING 101 month! 

Crafters Corner is coordinated by Elizabeth, Event Coordinator, White Wolf Productions, 209.640.5599 or whitewolfprods57@gmail.com. Donations of craft materials and supplies glady accepted.

Sponsored by Tracy Library and Tracy Friends of the Library .
Mountain House Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 5:00pm
Advanced Readers Book Club is for students in grades 5th-7th grades.  A book is given to each student once every two weeks which they will read at home.  We will then discuss the book together at book club and do an activity related to the boook.  Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Ripon Branch Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 6:00 p.m.

Beginner's level yoga and Pilates class 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 library building if you arrive after 6:00 p.m. Donation optional, given to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Escalon Branch Library
Thursday, Apr. 27
Escalon Branch Library is hosting Toddler and Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy great stories, crafts and playtime.  Sponsored by Friends of Escalon Library.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Thursday, Apr. 27, 10:00 a.m. (Thursdays at 10:00, Feb.1 - May 18, 2017)
On Thursdays, from Febuary 1 - May 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Preschool Storytime. This is a weekly storytime for ages 3-5. The half hour program includes sharing picturebooks, songs, active participation and lots of fun. The parent or guardian must stay with children. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Thursday, Apr. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is held every week on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
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