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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Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Monday, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 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.
Next Chapter Book Cl
All Locations
Thursday, Dec. 16, 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: Fo
All Locations
Thursday, Dec. 16, 4:00pm
For Ages 13-19. Let's battle it out! Fortnite is a free-to-play Battle Royale game with numerous game modes for every type of game player. Cross-platform play for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, and mobile.

Game meetup info will be sent the day before the event. If no participants are registered, the program will be canceled.
 
Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Monday, Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
Wednesday, Dec. 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.
Goodreads Virtual Bo
All Locations
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m.
Join the Goodreads Virtual Book Club Live as we discuss a new book every month! Held live on the library's Facebook and Instagram pages.  Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
All Locations
Friday, Dec. 24
Closed for Holiday.
All Locations
Saturday, Dec. 25
Closed for Holiday.
Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Monday, Dec. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
All About Adults - V
All Locations
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2:30 p.m.
Check out our Facebook,Youtube, and Instagram videos for crafts, book recommendations, and more! Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
VIRTUAL Compassionat
All Locations
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 4:30 p.m.
Books can help young ones develop empathy and a deeper understanding of themselves and each other. Kids can check out the featured book from the library, read it, and at the end of the month, meet and respectfully discuss insights and thoughts about the prevailing themes.  We'll read novels that address such topics as cultural diversity, neurodiversity, mental health, and more. Grades 3 and up

Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the Tuesday morning of book club, to receive a Microsoft Teams link via email that day. Patrons must register for each individual session.

December 28: The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones by Wendelin Van Draanen
Request from SSJCPL or Request from LINK+
This is a terrifically funny and poignant story about a boy finding the courage to get to know the real characters all around him—and to let them know him.
All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 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.
All Locations
Friday, Dec. 31
Closed for Holiday.
All Locations
Saturday, Jan. 1
Closed for Holiday.
VIRTUAL Kind Kids St
All Locations
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 4:30 p.m. (Tuesdays, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 8, & January 4, 4:30 p.m.)

Grades Kindergarten and up

Did you know that picture books can help children identify their own emotions and understand how to deal kindly with others? Each month we'll read a picture book that introduces children to different characters and how they experience and manage their emotions.

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

Adult Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 13, 3:00pm & 6:00pm
Adult Book Club is currently FULL.
Please visit the Ripon Branch for more information. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Adult Book Club
Thursday, Feb. 10, 3:00pm & 6:00pm
Adult Book Club is currently FULL.
Please visit the Ripon Branch for more information. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Adult Book Club
Thursday, Mar. 10, 3:00pm & 6:00pm
Adult Book Club is currently FULL.
Please visit the Ripon Branch for more information. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
Adult Book Club
Thursday, Apr. 14, 3:00pm & 6:00pm
Adult Book Club is currently FULL.
Please visit the Ripon Branch for more information. Sponsored by Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library.
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