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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.

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Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Monday, Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Virtual Book Buddies
4 p.m.
 Virtual Book Buddies
Monday, Jan. 4, 4 p.m.Virtual Book Buddies
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Virtual Book Buddies is a program for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students who are struggling with reading.  This is an one-on-one or small group reading session offered to help students raise their reading level. This is an online program, a link to the meeting room will be emailed to parents in ad...read more

Horror Movie Club
5PM
 Horror Movie Club
Monday, Jan. 4, 5PMHorror Movie Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Watch horror movies for FREE with your library card on Kanopy and Hoopla, then meet up to discuss them with fellow horror fans every other week at 5PM.Up Next: 2/1: The Love Witch 
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Spanish Club
10AM
 Spanish Club
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 10AMSpanish Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Is learning Spanish a goal you've had so long it's embarrassing? No judgments here! Join us every Tuesday at 10AM and we can learn together. Get a head start on Rosetta Stone for free with your library card. 
Early Literacy Focus - Virtual
2:30 p.m.
 Early Literacy Focus - Virtual
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2:30 p.m.Early Literacy Focus
All Locations
Want more activities to do with your little one? Check out our early literacy focused videos on Facebook and Youtube on the first Tuesday of every month. 
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Take-Home Craft [Teen/Adult]: Canvas Oil Painting
Take-Home Craft [Teen/Adult]: Canvas Oil Painting
Wednesday, Jan. 6Take-Home Craft [Tee
Tracy Branch Library
For Teens and Adults only. Easily create your own canvas oil painting using a preprinted pattern! Patterns vary; the pattern you receive will be chosen at random. Supplies included: Preprinted textured canvas, paint, and brushes.Available via Curbside Pickup during the month of January. While suppli...read more
Take-Home Craft [Kids]: Artic Fun Pack!
Take-Home Craft [Kids]: Artic Fun Pack!
Wednesday, Jan. 6Take-Home Craft [Kid
Tracy Branch Library
For Children. Grab a fun pack of Artic-themed paper crafts! Includes make-your-own animals, crosswords, and more.Available via Curbside Pickup during the month of January. While supplies last. First come, first serve. 
VIRTUAL SHOW: Figmentally - Curious Circus Company
VIRTUAL SHOW: Figmentally - Curious Circus Company
Wednesday, Jan. 6, VIRTUAL SHOW: Figmen
All Locations
"Dive into the world of a curious reader whose vivid imagination overtakes her story."This virtual show includes acrobatic dance, juggling, magic, puppetry, mime, a living armchair, and our favorite: books that come to life! The show will focus on our theme: “IMAGINATION is REAL&rdqu...read more
Take the Winter Reading Challenge!
Take the Winter Reading Challenge!
Wednesday, Jan. 6Take the Winter Read
All Locations
It's time for our all-ages Winter Reading Challenge!December 1, 2020 - January 21, 2021    Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Pick up a reading log at your local SSJCPL branch.2. READ 10 books (Children 0-12) or 3 books (Teens and Adults).3. Return your reading log ...read more
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m.All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
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/caregiv...read more
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Craft With the Library - Virtual
2:30 p.m.
Craft With the Library - Virtual
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2:30 p.m.Craft With the Libra
All Locations
Craft with the Library on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube.
Virtual Book Buddies
4 p.m.
 Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Jan. 7, 4 p.m.Virtual Book Buddies
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Virtual Book Buddies is a program for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students who are struggling with reading.  This is an one-on-one or small group reading session offered to help students raise their reading level. This is an online program, a link to the meeting room will be emailed to parents in ad...read more

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Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Monday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Virtual Book Buddies
4 p.m.
 Virtual Book Buddies
Monday, Jan. 11, 4 p.m.Virtual Book Buddies
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Virtual Book Buddies is a program for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students who are struggling with reading.  This is an one-on-one or small group reading session offered to help students raise their reading level. This is an online program, a link to the meeting room will be emailed to parents in ad...read more

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Spanish Club
10AM
 Spanish Club
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 10AMSpanish Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Is learning Spanish a goal you've had so long it's embarrassing? No judgments here! Join us every Tuesday at 10AM and we can learn together. Get a head start on Rosetta Stone for free with your library card. 
Elementary Age Focus - Virtual
2:30 p.m.
 Elementary Age Focus - Virtual
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2:30 p.m.Elementary Age Focus
All Locations
Running out of activity ideas for the kids? Check out our elementary age focused videos on Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram. 
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Take-Home Craft [Teen/Adult]: Canvas Oil Painting
Take-Home Craft [Teen/Adult]: Canvas Oil Painting
Wednesday, Jan. 13Take-Home Craft [Tee
Tracy Branch Library
For Teens and Adults only. Easily create your own canvas oil painting using a preprinted pattern! Patterns vary; the pattern you receive will be chosen at random. Supplies included: Preprinted textured canvas, paint, and brushes.Available via Curbside Pickup during the month of January. While suppli...read more
Take-Home Craft [Kids]: Artic Fun Pack!
Take-Home Craft [Kids]: Artic Fun Pack!
Wednesday, Jan. 13Take-Home Craft [Kid
Tracy Branch Library
For Children. Grab a fun pack of Artic-themed paper crafts! Includes make-your-own animals, crosswords, and more.Available via Curbside Pickup during the month of January. While supplies last. First come, first serve. 
Take the Winter Reading Challenge!
Take the Winter Reading Challenge!
Wednesday, Jan. 13Take the Winter Read
All Locations
It's time for our all-ages Winter Reading Challenge!December 1, 2020 - January 21, 2021    Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Pick up a reading log at your local SSJCPL branch.2. READ 10 books (Children 0-12) or 3 books (Teens and Adults).3. Return your reading log ...read more
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m.All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
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/caregiv...read more
Government and You
5PM
 Government and You
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 5PMGovernment and You
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Would you like to learn how the government works and how you can get involved? Join us the second Wednesday of each month at 5PM. 
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Cyndee Selects - Virtual
2:30 p.m.
 Cyndee Selects - Virtual
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2:30 p.m.Cyndee Selects - Vir
All Locations
See what Cyndee has in store for you this month. Check out her video on our Facebook and Youtube channels.
Virtual LEGO and Duplo Builders
3:30 P.M.
 Virtual LEGO and Duplo Builders
Thursday, Jan. 14, 3:30 P.M.
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us virtually from home building with Legos or sharing your creations!

Graphic Novel Book Club - Virtual
4:00 p.m.
Graphic Novel Book Club - Virtual
Thursday, Jan. 14, 4:00 p.m.Graphic Novel Book C
All Locations
Join the Graphic Novel Book Club to discover new and in demand graphic novels for tweens and teens. Held on the library's Facebook page and YouTube channel. 
Virtual Book Buddies
4 p.m.
 Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m.Virtual Book Buddies
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Virtual Book Buddies is a program for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students who are struggling with reading.  This is an one-on-one or small group reading session offered to help students raise their reading level. This is an online program, a link to the meeting room will be emailed to parents in ad...read more

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I’m A Librarian. Ask Me Anything!
10AM
I’m A Librarian. Ask Me Anything!
Friday, Jan. 15, 10AMI’m A Libraria
All Locations
Need help using our catalog? How about using our databases? Join us the third Friday of each month at 10AM and we'll answer all your questions about using library services! 
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Spanish Club
10AM
 Spanish Club
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10AMSpanish Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Is learning Spanish a goal you've had so long it's embarrassing? No judgments here! Join us every Tuesday at 10AM and we can learn together. Get a head start on Rosetta Stone for free with your library card. 
Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Teen Focus - Virtual
2:30 p.m.
 Teen Focus - Virtual
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2:30 p.m.Teen Focus - Virtual
All Locations
Looking for cool crafts and activities you can do at home? Check out our teen focused videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. 
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Take-Home Craft [Teen/Adult]: Canvas Oil Painting
Take-Home Craft [Teen/Adult]: Canvas Oil Painting
Wednesday, Jan. 20Take-Home Craft [Tee
Tracy Branch Library
For Teens and Adults only. Easily create your own canvas oil painting using a preprinted pattern! Patterns vary; the pattern you receive will be chosen at random. Supplies included: Preprinted textured canvas, paint, and brushes.Available via Curbside Pickup during the month of January. While suppli...read more
Take-Home Craft [Kids]: Artic Fun Pack!
Take-Home Craft [Kids]: Artic Fun Pack!
Wednesday, Jan. 20Take-Home Craft [Kid
Tracy Branch Library
For Children. Grab a fun pack of Artic-themed paper crafts! Includes make-your-own animals, crosswords, and more.Available via Curbside Pickup during the month of January. While supplies last. First come, first serve. 
Take the Winter Reading Challenge!
Take the Winter Reading Challenge!
Wednesday, Jan. 20Take the Winter Read
All Locations
It's time for our all-ages Winter Reading Challenge!December 1, 2020 - January 21, 2021    Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Pick up a reading log at your local SSJCPL branch.2. READ 10 books (Children 0-12) or 3 books (Teens and Adults).3. Return your reading log ...read more
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
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/caregiv...read more
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Next Chapter Book Club - Virtual
10:30 a.m.
Next Chapter Book Club - Virtual
Thursday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m.Next Chapter Book Cl
All Locations
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.
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Monday, Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
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Spanish Club
10AM
 Spanish Club
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10AMSpanish Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Is learning Spanish a goal you've had so long it's embarrassing? No judgments here! Join us every Tuesday at 10AM and we can learn together. Get a head start on Rosetta Stone for free with your library card. 
All About Adults - Virtual
2:30 p.m.
 All About Adults - Virtual
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2:30 p.m.All About Adults - V
All Locations
Check out our Facebook,Youtube, and Instagram videos for crafts, book recommendations, and more!
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Take-Home Craft [Teen/Adult]: Canvas Oil Painting
Take-Home Craft [Teen/Adult]: Canvas Oil Painting
Wednesday, Jan. 27Take-Home Craft [Tee
Tracy Branch Library
For Teens and Adults only. Easily create your own canvas oil painting using a preprinted pattern! Patterns vary; the pattern you receive will be chosen at random. Supplies included: Preprinted textured canvas, paint, and brushes.Available via Curbside Pickup during the month of January. While suppli...read more
Take-Home Craft [Kids]: Artic Fun Pack!
Take-Home Craft [Kids]: Artic Fun Pack!
Wednesday, Jan. 27Take-Home Craft [Kid
Tracy Branch Library
For Children. Grab a fun pack of Artic-themed paper crafts! Includes make-your-own animals, crosswords, and more.Available via Curbside Pickup during the month of January. While supplies last. First come, first serve. 
Take the Winter Reading Challenge!
Take the Winter Reading Challenge!
Wednesday, Jan. 27Take the Winter Read
All Locations
It's time for our all-ages Winter Reading Challenge!December 1, 2020 - January 21, 2021    Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Pick up a reading log at your local SSJCPL branch.2. READ 10 books (Children 0-12) or 3 books (Teens and Adults).3. Return your reading log ...read more
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m.All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
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/caregiv...read more
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Goodreads Virtual Book Club
2:30 p.m.
 Goodreads Virtual Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2:30 p.m.Goodreads Virtual Bo
All Locations
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. 
Virtual Book Club
2:30 p.m.
 Virtual Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2:30 p.m.Virtual Book Club
All Locations
Join the Goodreads Virtual Book Club Live as we discuss Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia! Held live on the library's Facebook page. 
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