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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:
One-on-One Computer
Monday, Sep. 20, Call to Schedule
Virtual, one-on-one help, by appointment only. 
Call (209) 937-8540 during open hours and ask for Kari.


Here are some examples of what is offered:
 
· Search online information for smartphone/tablet questions
· Wi-Fi printing
· Creating and using an email account
· Basic computer and tablet use
· Navigating the Internet
· Saving and printing files
· Digital Library Resources- Kanopy, Learning Express, Rosetta Stone, Hoopla, Overdrive, etc.
 
 
*Each session is 30 minutes long and for adults.
 
Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Monday, Sep. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Horror Club
All Locations
Monday, Sep. 20, 5PM

Watch horror movies free with your library card, then join us online every Monday at 5PM to chat with fellow horror fans.

This program is limited to adult patrons.
 
One-on-One Computer
Tuesday, Sep. 21, Call to Schedule
Virtual, one-on-one help, by appointment only. 
Call (209) 937-8540 during open hours and ask for Kari.


Here are some examples of what is offered:
 
· Search online information for smartphone/tablet questions
· Wi-Fi printing
· Creating and using an email account
· Basic computer and tablet use
· Navigating the Internet
· Saving and printing files
· Digital Library Resources- Kanopy, Learning Express, Rosetta Stone, Hoopla, Overdrive, etc.
 
 
*Each session is 30 minutes long and for adults.
 
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 10:30AM (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Start walking with us.  Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes.  Meet-up and walk it out!
Talk About Books: Ad
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 10:30 am
Have you ever read a book that was so good that you couldn't stop talking about it? Do you read so much, that you're always looking for a new author, series or genre? This program's for you. Bring your morning beverage of choice to this virtual meeting, and talk about books. We'll have different themes each time to get us started. Tell each other about your favorite stories or authors, or talk about what you're reading. 

This virtual program is offered by registration only. Register online or in person at the Troke Branch, so we can email you the link to the online discussion on July 20, 2021 at 10:30 am. Sponsored by Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County.
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 3:00 pm
Share your Lego creations and learn new designs! Sign up to receive an online invite to Microsoft Teams for the event. Stop by the library to check out a small Lego kit if you do not have your own.
This event has limited space and is for Thornton residents only.
All Locations
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 4:00pm
Students, parents, and educators are welcome to join this virtual information session!
Attendees will get an overview of the free physical and digital services that the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library has to offer students of all ages who get a free library card.
Virtual Writing Grou
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 4:00 PM
Come join a writing group to practice your writing with little to no pressure. This writing program is based off R.L. Stine's writing program and the writing packet link will be shared during the program. This is session 2, but don't worry, you don't need to have attended session 1. For children ages 8-12.
Make a Picture Frame
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 4:30 PM
Tweens & Teens,
Join us for a virtual upclycling craft event - Make a Picture Frame (using cardboards) - on Tuesday, September 21 at 2:30 pm. Advanced registration is required. Anyone age 10 and older are invited to register. Invitations and instructions (how to join this event) will be sent out via email. Craft materials will be provided at the Cesar Chavez Library prior to the event date and are available for those who signed up for the event.
Teen STEM LAB Kitche
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 4:30 pm

"SALTY SCIENCE"  Explore the 'egg-citing' facts about density!
Experiment along with staff, using items from home & discover elements of density in this virtual meeting.

(items needed:  3 clear glasses; water in a pitcher; food coloring; salt; an egg; teaspoon for measuring-have ready for the meeting.)
 
Ages 10-17.  Space limited.

Register online at www.ssjcpl.org > Programs > Events Calendar with a non-school email, or sign-up in the library. The link will be sent to you before the meeting.
All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiver participation is required. This program is based on "Mother Goose on the Loose" created by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. Check it out on the library's Facebook page! Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
English Conversation
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 1 pm-2 pm
Practice your English conversation skills with us! Join us for our weekly online meeting where we will discuss different topics in an informal and fun setting as well as play games to help improve your English speaking ability and confidence. This meeting is intended for adults and will take place online using Microsoft Teams. Registration is required.
Make-It! Stitch Art
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 4:00pm
For Children 0-12. Tracy Residents Only. 
Let's make this month's kids' take-home crafts together!
  1. Grab the take-home crafts from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk (while supplies last).
  2. Register to get the link for the virtual meeting.
The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before the event. If no participants are registered, the program will be canceled.

The virtual meeting will be held in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams meetings can be accessed for free via mobile app, desktop app, or web browser. Video, voice, and text chat available. No Microsoft account is required.
Virtual Murder Myste
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Love mysteries? Join our murder mystery party to take part in a virtual whodunnit! Will you be the one to solve the case, or are you the guilty party trying to get away with it?
CANCELED Dungeons an
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join our traveling band of adventurers as we explore strange lands, overcome perilous obstacles, and fight fearsome foes! This series of "one-shot" sessions are self-contained adventures that will be concluded at the end of each event. This means if you can't make it to one session, you are welcome to join us for the next one without missing anything! 

No experience required. All you need is an internet connection and a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. We will be using virtual dice (yes, even if you have your own) to ensure fair play.

Held monthly, on every fourth Wednesday. For ages 18+. Facilitated through the WebEx virtual platform. Advanced registration required (this is how you will receive the link to the event). Limited to 6 players, so claim your spot today!
One-on-One Computer
Thursday, Sep. 23, Call to Schedule
Virtual, one-on-one help, by appointment only. 
Call (209) 937-8540 during open hours and ask for Kari.


Here are some examples of what is offered:
 
· Search online information for smartphone/tablet questions
· Wi-Fi printing
· Creating and using an email account
· Basic computer and tablet use
· Navigating the Internet
· Saving and printing files
· Digital Library Resources- Kanopy, Learning Express, Rosetta Stone, Hoopla, Overdrive, etc.
 
 
*Each session is 30 minutes long and for adults.
 
VIRTUAL Animal Antic
All Locations
Thursday, Sep. 23, 10:30 a.m.

Attending storytimes is a fun way to help your children get ready to read. You are welcome to join us as we enjoy animal songs and stories. We'll read, sing, talk, and play!

Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of storytime, to receive a Microsoft Teams link via email. Patrons must register for each individual session.

Manteca Preschool St
Thursday, Sep. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Welcome back to Manteca Library's Preschool Storytime!

Join us virtually for stories, songs and rhymes for your preschooler. We've missed our Manteca families and can't wait to see you again. Don't forget to pick up our themed take home crafts for your little ones! We'll be holding our virtual storytime twice a month through December.

Be sure to register by Monday at 5 the week of storytime so we can be sure your crafts are ready for Tuesday and Wednesday pick up!
Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Thursday, Sep. 23, 10:30AM (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Start walking with us.  Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes.  Meet-up and walk it out! Start walking with us. 
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