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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:
Preschool & Toddler
Monday, Sep. 23, 10:15am (Mondays & Tuesdays/ 10:15am)
Please join us for a storytime on Mondays & Tuesdays at 10:15am. We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger plays. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am.

Story Themes are:
- September: Back to School & Animlas
- October: Spookie stories & Harvest & Autumn
- November: Manners & Being helpful & Thanksgiving
- Decemer: Giving Spirit& Holiday Spirit& Christmas Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Stay & Play
Monday, Sep. 23, 10:45-11:15am
On Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15am starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Study Buddies
Monday, Sep. 23, 2:30-4:00 PM
Drop in after school and improve your reading skills by reading to a volunteer, finishing your homework, or just studying to get ahead!
For students K-5th grade. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Kids Book Club
Monday, Sep. 23, 3:00pm
For Grades K-5. Read a new Accelerated Reader Book each week and meet to discuss it. Includes a fun craft or activity. Great for improving reading comprehension! Fall Dates: August 12- December 9, 2019. No meeting on 9/2, 10/14, 11/11, or 11/25. Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .
Homework Help
Monday, Sep. 23, 3:30pm
Free, drop-in homework help for K-12 student provided by volunteers and online tutors. Computers with Microsoft Office and internet available for use. Mondays & Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm. Fall Dates: August 12 - December 11, 2019. No sessions 9/2, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 11/27.

If you wish to become a volunteer (teens & adults), ask for more information at the checkout desk:
-Must commit to the semester.
-Must be willing to be fingerprinted. Sponsored by Friends of the Tracy Library.
Coventry & Kaluza, C
Monday, Sep. 23, 4:00 p.m.

Award-winning circus comedians, Coventry & Kaluza, bring a variety of skills and thrills to their show, such as juggling, hula hooping, music, and plenty of ridiculousness. Fun for children of all ages!

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Exploring the MakerS
Monday, Sep. 23, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
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), electric sewing machines, laminator & photo printer. 
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.
Monday, Sep. 23, 4:00 pm

Explore a wide variety of maker-style crafts and activities, such as Legos, Marble Runs, Do-it-Yourself Crafts, and much more. Each program will offer a variety of activities and all supplies will be provided. For people of all ages.

Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Monday, Sep. 23, 4:00 p.m.
If you like to play chess, would like to learn to play, or enjoy playing with others, then you will love our chess club!  All levels of experience are welcome.  For kids age 9 and up, teens, and adults.  Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Chess Club
Monday, Sep. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Youth of all skill levels are welcome to learn and play chess every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chavez Children's Program Room. Join us for some fun and challenge your friends to a game. 
Family Music Program
Monday, Sep. 23, 6:00pm
Musician Onye Onyemaechi uses captivating music, native dress and instruments to engage the audience in African drumming and stories. The Drum is the Voice of the Village. Enjoy this program at Troke Library on Monday, September 23rd at 6pm. All ages are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
English Conversation
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:00 am
English Conversation Club / Club de Conversación en inglés
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (First & last Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm)
Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions.  The volunteers are at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month.  You can find them in the Genealogy Section on the top floor of the Library.
  Sponsored by San Joaquin Genealogical Society.
Preschool & Toddler
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:15am (Mondays & Tuesdays/ 10:15am)
Please join us for a storytime on Mondays & Tuesdays at 10:15am. We will have lots of fun with stories, songs and finger plays. Name tags are given to kids starting 10:00am.

Story Themes are:
- September: Back to School & Animlas
- October: Spookie stories & Harvest & Autumn
- November: Manners & Being helpful & Thanksgiving
- Decemer: Giving Spirit& Holiday Spirit& Christmas Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:15am
Bring the little ones and join us for Spanish-English Storytime as we read books in Spanish and English. Then afterwards, stay around for craft time. 
Preschool Playtime
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30 a.m.

Caregivers, bring your preschoolers every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Have lots of fun playing with friends new and old when we bring out different types of toys each week. Caregivers must stay with children.

There will be no Preschool Playtime on library closed days.

Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30 am
Storytime for children 0-2 years of age and their parents/caregivers features stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun.  Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30 am
It's Preschool Storytime at the Ripon Library!  Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a very fun time.  For ages 3-5; older siblings welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30am
It's Baby Storytime at the Tracy Branch!
Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun. Designed for lapsit: age 0-2; older siblings welcome! 

Note: No storytime July 9, December 24, or December 31, 2019
English Conversation
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30 am
Practice your English skills!
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