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FINANCIAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP AT THE TROKE BRANCH LIBRARY
 
On Saturdays, August 23, September 27 and October 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., the Troke Branch Library presents Financial Awareness Workshop.
 
The presentation will be based on the introductory class offered through Heartland Institute of Financial Education’s (HIFE) Financial Management Curriculum. This class is a general overview of financial management steps to successfully manage money.  Kevin Lee, a Certified Financial Educator with HIFE, will facilitate the presentation. Please join us for this informative session!
 
This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library and Heartland Institute of Financial Education (HIFE).  The Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Dr.  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.

 
BEDTIME STORIES AND CRAFTS AT THE WESTON RANCH LIBRARY
 
On Thursday, September 4th, at 6:30 p.m., the Weston Ranch Library presents Bedtime Stories and Crafts.  Put on your pajamas and come on down to the Weston Ranch Library for bedtime stories and crafts!  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 Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  The Weston Ranch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 1453 W. French Camp Rd 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.

 
SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR SERVICES AT THE MARGARET K. TROKE BRANCH LIBRARY
 
On Thursdays, September 4, October 2, November 6, and December 4, 2014, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., the Margaret K. Troke Library presents SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR SERVICES.
 
Need help with a small claims case? The Superior Court of San Joaquin offers a variety of Small Claims Advisor Services for FREE. "Lawyers in the Library" is a monthly legal clinic consisting of licensed, practicing attorneys who are in good standing with the State Bar of California and members of the San Joaquin County Bar Foundation who volunteer their time in order to assess and advise an individual’s legal matter. There are no income or residency restrictions on those who can access the legal clinic. Services are provided free to any member of the public for a brief face-to-face meeting with an attorney. Everyone will be seen on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Topics covered by small claims advisors include, for example:
 
·         Preparing and filing a small claims case;
·         How to file a counterclaim;
·         Service of process on the other party (notifying the other party about your claim);
·         Court procedures, including conduct at small claims hearings;
·         Collection of small claims judgments;
·         Appealing or vacating a small claims judgment.
 
Get in-person help from certified law students and attorneys at our Small Claims Clinics.
 
Small Claims Advisory Line
The Small Claims Advisory Line offers a menu of helpful, basic information that will answer most small claims questions. Call (209) 473-6463 to find out more or leave a message for a Small Claims Advisor. You may also email the Small Claims Advisor at SmallClaims@sjcbar.org.
 
Small Claims web resources
For more information about small claims resources in San Joaquin County, visit:
http://www.sjcourts.org/self-help/small-claims.
 
Have you considered settling your dispute out-of-court? Before you file your small claims case, consider MEDIATION - a voluntary, cooperative process that gives you more control over the outcome of your case.  For more information, call Dispute Resolution Services of the San Joaquin Bar Foundation at (209) 474-8794 or visit disputeresolution.sjcbar.org.
 
This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt 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.

 
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: TAKING YOUR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH ON THE ROAD AT THE MARGARET K. TROKE BRANCH LIBRARY
 
On Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents a genealogy workshop: Taking Your Genealogical Research on the Road.
 
If traveling to your ancestor's home is on your bucket list--or even on the drawing board for your next vacation--solid planning before you go is essential. Whether you dream of returning to the continent of your ancestral roots, heading back to the old neighborhoods of your grandparents, or just driving to the courthouse in the next county to locate vital records, this session will equip you with planning tools and tasks to bolster your success.
 
The session covers the vital need for advanced planning before embarking on a genealogical research trip. Types of possible destinations for field work will be discussed: ancestors' cemetery locations, locating and visiting old family homes, county seats for ancestors' records, archives, libraries, and on-location historical/genealogical society holdings. We'll also cover what types of preparation are needed to ensure the maximum number of goals are accomplished during the trip.
 
After the presentation, members of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society will be available for individual help in online research.  Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours.
 
For further information, email the Society at sjcogensoc@gmail.com.
 
Space is limited! Those interested in attending this workshop must sign-up at the Troke Branch Library Information Desk or call (209) 937-8221.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and use the Library's free WiFi!
 
This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt 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.

 
STORIES & CRAFTS AT THE MAYA ANGELOU BRANCH LIBRARY
 
On the second Friday of each month, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, at 10:00 a.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library presents Stories & Crafts.  Please join us for a preschool storytime and hands-on craft session. This storytime is suitable for children under age 6 and their parent/caregiver.
 
This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  The Maya Angelou Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 2324 Pock Lane 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.
 
 
 
TEEN GAMING PROGRAM AT THE MAYA ANGELOU BRANCH LIBRARY
 
On the 3rd Friday of each month, from September-December, at 3:00 p.m., the Maya Angelou Branch Library will host a Teen Gaming Program.  Teens can compete with other teens at Nintendo videogames, board games and card games. There will also be a craft at each program. Light snacks will be provided.  Program dates are September 19, October 17, November 21, and December 18, 2014.
 
This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Library.  The Maya Angelou Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 2324 Pock Lane 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.


 
SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP AT THE MANTECA BRANCH LIBRARY
 
On Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 pm and Monday, September 22 at 7:00 pm, the Manteca Branch Library presents a Social Security Workshop.
 
Financial Adviser Lance Johnson shows how married couples can plan to maximize their Social Security income.  Learn about the impact of making good Social Security decisions, calculating Social Security benefits, and utilizing special claims for maximizing your family’s benefits.  Join us at the Manteca Branch Library to become financially educated!
 
 This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Manteca Library.  The Manteca Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 320 W. Center St. in Manteca.  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.


 
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES AT THE ESCALON BRANCH LIBRARY
 
The Escalon Branch Library will offer FREE computer classes on the following dates and times:
 
·         Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Basic Computer Skills - 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
·         Thursday, September 25, 2014 – Gmail for Beginners - 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
·         Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks from OverDrive - 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
·         Thursday, October 2, 2014 – Google Searching - from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
 
These classes are designed for users who need to learn basic computer skills and become familiar with computer terminology and applications. Other computer-related questions are welcome at the end of class. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal laptops or eReader devices to class. All classes are drop-in. No reservation is required. Continue 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 LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant.  The Escalon Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 1540 Second Street in Escalon.  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.
 
 
 
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: "HOW TO RESEARCH YOUR MEXICAN ANCESTRY" AT THE MARGARET K. TROKE BRANCH LIBRARY
 
On Saturday, October 4, at 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents a genealogy workshop: "How to Research Your Mexican Ancestry”.
 
San Joaquin Genealogical Society member Sylvia Perez will discuss researching your Mexican, Central, or South American genealogy. She'll include her own example of finding relatives in Jalisco, Mexico, after ties were broken for more than a century. She will walk you through websites with resources to help you locate your own family's genealogy.
 
After the presentation, members of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society will be available for individual help in online research.  Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours.
 
For further information, email the Society at sjcogensoc@gmail.com.
 
Space is limited! Those interested in attending this workshop must sign-up at the Troke Branch Library Information Desk or call (209) 937-8221.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and use the Library's free WiFi!
 
This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  The Margaret K. Troke Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt 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.
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