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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:
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Friday, Jan. 19, 10:15am
Join us every Friday at 10:15 for this half-hour program for preschoolers and their parents. We will share fun, colorful picture books, sing happy songs, and make simple, cute crafts to take home.
Ripon Branch Library
Friday, Jan. 19, 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.
Tech Help Fridays
Linden Branch Library
Friday, Jan. 19, 11:00 AM

Make an appointment to learn basic computer skills at the Linden Library on available Fridays. We are open from 10-3.

These are one-on-one sessions and we are flexible about what tech subject you would like to learn about.
You can make appointment by phone (209-937-8221) or stop by the Linden Library. Time slots are limited.
Note: Please know all of your login information and passwords for any accounts needed on your device. Bring your mobile device if possible.

Thornton Branch Library
Friday, Jan. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Create what ever your mind can imagine. All ages are welcome. 
Makerspace
Tracy Branch Library
Friday, Jan. 19, 3:00pm
For ages 10 to 18.

Create your own S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) projects or learn more about arts, science, and tech! The library has the following items for you explore and use for your projects:
  • Project idea books
  • Craft/art supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • K'nex and Legos
  • Snap Circuits and Little Bits Circuit Kit
  • Makey Makey
  • Dash robot (programmable with Blocky)
  • Scientific microscope and slides
  • 3D printer
  • Arduino
  • Computers with internet & printer
  • and more!

  Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Troke Branch Library
Friday, Jan. 19, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
On Friday, of each week, at 3:30 pm, the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents its English Conversation Club.

Starting December 1, 2017, every Friday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, come to the Margaret Troke Branch Library to practice your English skills in a fun and low-key setting. This is a free program, and all English-learners are welcome.

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.
Tracy Branch Library
Friday, Jan. 19, 3:30pm
For ages 10 - 18.

Learn about how circuits work and create your own paper circuit. Project takes place during Makerspace and is limited to 12 participants. First come, first serve. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Exploring the Makers
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1:00 - 4:00 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?
A 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 Friends of Stockton Public Library & the Leadership of Stockton.
Storytimes + A Craft
Linden Branch Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30 AM
Come join us at the Linden Library for Storytime and a Craft every Saturday! Sponsored by Friends of the Linden Library.
Thornton Branch Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Watch a classic film or new favorite every Saturday. Pop corn will be provided. 
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 11:00am
Read and discuss a new book every month. Titles available at the checkout desk.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for fun stories, rhymes, songs and movement and develop early literacy skills in your young children!
Troke Branch Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 11-12:30pm & 1-2:30pm
On Saturdays, January 20, 2018 & January 27, 2018 from 11-12:30 & 1:00-2:30pm, the Margaret Troke Library presents: " Intermediate Acrylic Painting for children ages 10-18".

During this class, local artist, Matthew Blacconiere will teach you how to paint a medieval castle on a canvas. Please bring an apron to protect your clothes. All materials will be provided free of charge . Space is limited to 12 students per class.
Registration will open on December 15, 2017. Please contact Margaret Troke Library after that day to pre-register.

  Sponsored by Art Expressions of San Joaquin .
SAT/ACT Practice Tes
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 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.
Mountain House Branch Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1:00-2:30pm
 Love Pokemon?  Join other Pokemon fans to learn more, trade cards, and have FUN from 1-2:30  January 20, February 10, March 10,
April 21, and May 19.  Hope to see you there. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1:00pm
Create your own DIY project using a variety of craft supplies provided by the library. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Doug Vigil will be offering a free Sign Language class for beginners on Saturdays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm.  Classes will start Saturday, January 13th and end on Saturday, February 24th.  The class will be held in the Children's Program Room.
Magic The Gathering
Tracy Branch Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 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, Jan. 20, 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..
Mighty Meeples
Tracy Branch Library
Sunday, Jan. 21, 12:00pm-5:00pm
We are a collectible card, board game and RPG group! New participants welcome.

For more information, visit The MIghty Meeples of Tracy's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/themightymeeples95376/ Sponsored by The Mighty Meeples of Tracy.
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