Margaret K. Troke Branch Library


Branch Librarian

Bill Walker

502 W. Ben Holt Dr
Stockton, CA 95207 Map


Upcoming Events



About The Library


The Troke Branch Library offers:

  • A circulating collection of library materials (books, DVDs, CDs) in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian, Lao, and Khmer
  • Computer workstations for general and Internet use, printing, and free Wi-Fi service
  • Newspapers and magazines for your enjoyment
  • A reference collection
  • Self-service Xpress checkout machines
  • Copy machines



Margaret Klausner Troke (pronounced Troh'-kee) served as the Director of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library from 1946 to 1974.  She was a tireless advocate who fought often and successfully to improve and expand library services in the county and state. Among other things, she is credited with expanding the number of branch libraries and starting mobile library services. The Troke Branch Library was dedicated in her name on October 13, 1979.





Genealogy Workshop: Basic Internet Family History Research

Saturday, Apr. 5, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Genealogy Workshop:


The workshop will concentrate on “hands-on” instruction on navigating Ancestry Library Edition, which will be be available during the workshop. Because Ancestry has millions of records, easily locating the information you want demands good knowledge of techniques.

Learn how to do effective long-distance research through search engines such as Google or Bing and how to write search terms that will bring about results. Know how to find free on-line images or records, or where to order copies of distant county records such as birth, marriage, death, probate, land, etc. Access immigration, ethnic or foreign genealogical information and images. Do social media searches that can lead to collaboration with distant relatives and others researching in similar areas and subjects.

If you wish, bring your own laptop to access Ancestry via the library wi-fi or use one of the library's laptops. Basic knowledge of computer and Internet recommended for all serious beginning genealogists.
--Sponsored by the San Joaquin Genealogical Society and the Stockton Friends of the Library.


Mystery Book Club

Thursday, April 10, 12:30 p.m.

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month for the Troke Mystery Book Club. Each month group members read a mystery novel and share it with the group at the following month's meeting. Some months follow a specific theme, such as: mysteries set in a national park, mysteries involving food, or mysteries b a specific author. You can check at the Troke circulation desk to see what the upcoming theme is. Bring your lunch or enjoy the refreshments provided by the Stockton Friends of the Library.


Troke Adult Book Club

Saturday, April 12, 12:00 noon

The Troke Adult Book Club meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a lively book discussion. Come join us! You can find out what the upcoming book is and get a copy at the Troke checkout desk. Bring your lunch or enjoy the refreshments provided by the Stockton Friends of the Library.


San Joaquin Genealogical Society Meeting

Thursday, April 17, 5:45 p.m.

On the 3rd Thursday of each month (except summer), the San Joaquin Genealogical Society holds their regular meeting at the Troke library. Come learn about the services of the Society, and hear interesting speakers who will give you tips on tracing your ancestry.


The Uncle Al Show

Thursday, Apr. 24, 6:00 PM
Uncle Al is fun for the entire family. His positive attitude and fun personality make everyone feel part of the show. He keeps kids engaged the whole time and entertains them with his magic tricks and witty humor. Come join us for a fun  evening! Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library.



Basic Computer Training


Every Friday from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. the Troke branch offers basic computer classes. Check the online library calendar to see what the offerings are.


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Toddler and Preschool Storytimes

Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.




Homework Helpers and Math Smart Tutoring

*Homework Helpers and Math Smart Tutoring each week!* 


Need help with your homework?  Come on down to the library where our volunteers can assist you.  Homework Helpers for kids K-5th grade are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.), and Thursdays (5 p.m. - 7 p.m.).  Homework Helpers assist children with Math, Reading, and Science homework.


Math Smart tutoring is also available, for students in grades 6th thru 12th, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.), and Thursdays (5 p.m. - 7 p.m.).  All students should bring their homework assignments with them.  This is a free program that is on first-come, first-served basis.  No registration necessary!