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.
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Make a Paper Pumpkin
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:30 PM
Tweens & Teens,
Interested in craft? Join our virtual craft program on Thursday, October 19 at 4:30 PM on the Microsoft Teams and learn how to make a 3D paper pumpkin. Anyone ages 10 and older is invited to register for the event. Registration is required and will begin on October 1, 2021. Craft materials are provided to patrons who register for the event and will be available for pickup at the Chavez Reference Desk. Also, participants must provide a valid email to receive invitation to join the event virtually. 

Tools needed for this eventElmer glue & a black marker
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:30 pm
"Pump Up the Volume"  Make your own speakers for your cell phone!  Use everyday items and learn how to design and assemble the 'speakers'.

Ages 10-17.  For the program you will need: an empty paper towel roll; 2 large plastic disposable party drink cups; your cell phone; and scissors & tape.

Register online or at the library before October 19th to receive the meeting link for this virtual event.  Downloading 'Teams' is not required to join - select "through your browser" at the prompt.
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:00pm
For Teens and Adults (13 and up). Tracy Residents Only. 
Let's make this month's String Art take-home craft together!
  1. Grab the take-home craft 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.
Next Chapter Book Cl
All Locations
Thursday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Join the Next Chapter Book Club and get the scoop on chapter books perfect for middle graders. Held live on the library's Facebook and Instagram page. Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Spooky House Decorat
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3pm-5pm
Come by the Escalon Library and join us outside to decorate a spooky house. Basic materials provided. Registration required and limited space. 
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join Linden Branch Library for some painting fun with ceramic haunted houses! 
All Locations
Thursday, Oct. 21, 4:00pm
For Ages 13-19. See how well you know teen books! Try to name books based on covers, characters' names, general descriptions, and more! 

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.
Monday, Oct. 25, 11:30 am (Monday, Sept 27, 11:30; Monday, Oct 25, 11:30; Monday, Nov 29, 11:30; Monday, Dec 20, 11:30)

Have you ever wanted to explore your family history, but didn’t know where to begin? This interactive program can help get you started. We’ll walk you through the basics step-by-step. Join us online at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept 27th for our first meeting. Registration is required, and you will be emailed a link after you register.

Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
TEEN Craft-Creepy Sp
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30PM

Design a 'cre-e-e-e-e-py' glowing jar of spiders to scare your guests!

Ages 8-17; space limited.  Pick up a material packet after October 13th.

Register here online or in the library before October 26th to receive the meeting link. Downloading 'Teams' is not required to join - just select "through your browser" at the prompt.
Virtual Retro Video
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:00pm
Join us as we learn about retro video game systems of the past. In this session we will take a look at the early Nintendo Entertainment System also know as the NES. Free to join through Microsoft TEAMS. Register today and a link will be sent on a later date to join the session through Microsoft TEAMS.
Monday, Nov. 1
Grab a take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk during the month of November!
 
For Children Candy Corn Turkey & Counting Jellyfish
For Teens/Adults Bracelet
Monday, Nov. 1, 11:30 am (Wednesday, Sept 1, 11:30 a.m.; Monday, Oct 4, 11:30 a.m.; Monday, Nov 1, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Dec 1, 11:30 a.m)

Teens and Adults: Are you a fan of Anime & Manga? If the answer is yes, please join us next Monday to discuss various Anime and Manga works. Don’t forget to bring your ideas, imagination, and love for the Japanese culture. 

Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Let’s Talk: Fi
All Locations
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 4:00pm
For Teens (13-19). Learn about what financial aid is offered from Federal Student Aid and California Student Aid, where & how to apply for aid, and how to compare financial aid offers from schools.

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.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 4:00pm
For Teens and Adults (13 and up). Tracy Residents Only. 
Let's make this month's String Art take-home craft together!
  1. Grab the take-home craft 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.
Next Chapter Book Cl
All Locations
Thursday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Join the Next Chapter Book Club and get the scoop on chapter books perfect for middle graders. Held live on the library's Facebook and Instagram page. Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Let’s Play: Mi
All Locations
Thursday, Nov. 18, 4:00pm
For Ages 10-19. You'll be invited to join my world! Create anything you can imagine. Explore randomly generated worlds. Survive dangerous mobs at night. 

Cross-platform across Windows 10 PCs, Android devices, iOS phones and tablets, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and virtual reality platforms. Note: Windows 10 Java Edition is not eligible for cross-platform play.

Game meetup info will be sent the day before the event. If no participants are registered, the program will be canceled.
 
Monday, Nov. 29, 11:30 am (Monday, Sept 27, 11:30; Monday, Oct 25, 11:30; Monday, Nov 29, 11:30; Monday, Dec 20, 11:30)

Have you ever wanted to explore your family history, but didn’t know where to begin? This interactive program can help get you started. We’ll walk you through the basics step-by-step. Join us online at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept 27th for our first meeting. Registration is required, and you will be emailed a link after you register.

Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Virtual Retro Video
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 4:00pm
Join us as we learn about retro video game systems of the past. In this session we will take a look at the early Nintendo Entertainment System also know as the NES. Free to join through Microsoft TEAMS. Register today and a link will be sent on a later date to join the session through Microsoft TEAMS.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
Grab a take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk during the month of November!
 
For Children Button Wreath & Skateboarding Reindeer
For Teens/Adults TBA
Winter Reading Chall
Wednesday, Dec. 1
December 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022.

Read to win prizes! Pick up a reading log the library, read books, and return the log to earn prizes.
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