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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Spring Take-Home Crafts
 Spring Take-Home Crafts
Sunday, May. 1Spring Take-Home Cra
Tracy Branch Library
Grab a take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk while supplies last! Instructions included. For Children (Age 0-12)Note: Some crafts may contain small pieces that may pose a choking hazard, especially for those under 3. Use at your own risk.January Silly Polar Bear Magne...read more
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Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
Library open hours
 Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, May 4, Library open hours
Cesar Chavez Central Library
May the Fourth be with You! Join us in the Children's Room for a special Star Wars themed scavenger hunt. Appropriate for ages 4-18.
Star Wars Day Party
3:30-5:00 pm
 Star Wars Day Party
Wednesday, May 4, 3:30-5:00 pmStar Wars Day Party
Lathrop Branch Library
May the Fourth be with you. Celebrate all things Star Wars at the Lathrop Library. Make your lightsaber. Create baby Yoda cutouts, a death star, and draw line R2D2. Play pin the lightsaber on Darth Vader and Pass the Death Star. We will have Star Wars Sound Trivia. Take pictures in front of the Star...read more
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Teen Game Night
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, May. 5, 4:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
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Free Comic Book Day 2022
 Free Comic Book Day 2022
Saturday, May 7, Free Comic Book Day
Tracy Branch Library
All Ages. Celebrate comics! Visit the library to pick up a free comic and prize while supplies last.Sign up for email or text reminders for teen programs:www.remind.com/join/tracyteens
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Krazy Kawaii Jars
3:30 PM
 Krazy Kawaii Jars
Monday, May 9, 3:30 PMKrazy Kawaii Jars
Troke Branch Library
In Japanese culture, the word Kawaii means cute! Get creative and paint a jar to look like a Kawaii inspired character.  These jars can hold your pencils and pens or whatever you like!  We will meet in the community room and this free program is for 12-17 years old. Please arrive on time a...read more
Braided Rope Wreath
4 PM
 Braided Rope Wreath
Monday, May 9, 4 PMBraided Rope Wreath
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us as we learn to make a braided rope wreath. All supplies will be provided. For ages 13 and up.
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Lego Building Fun
4:00pm
 Lego Building Fun
Tuesday, May. 10, 4:00pm
(Tuesdays, April 26, May 10, June 21, July 19)
Lego Building Fun
Mountain House Branch Library
We have the bricks, you bring the imagination.  Come join us to build and create with Legos 4:00pm.  We have both small Legos and Duplos to share.  Lego donations accepted, large bricks needed more than small bricks. 
[VIRTUAL] Teen Advisory Group Meeting (Members Only)
5:00pm
[VIRTUAL] Teen Advisory Group Meeting (Members Only)
Tuesday, May. 10, 5:00pm
(Jan 4, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 5, May 10, 2022)
[VIRTUAL] Teen Advis
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 14-18. Tracy Residents only. Help plan upcoming teen programs! Also, give your ideas on the ways in which the library can provide better materials and service to teens.  Ask for a volunteer application at the library's checkout desk if you are interested in joining the group....read more
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Flower Power craft extravaganza
3:30-5:00 pm
Flower Power craft extravaganza
Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-5:00 pm
Lathrop Branch Library
Drop in and create flowers of all kinds using tissue, and construction paper.  Samples will be provided 
STEM Program: Alternative Energy --TEENS @TROKE
4:45 pm
STEM Program: Alternative Energy --TEENS @TROKE
Wednesday, May 11, 4:45 pm
Troke Branch Library
Teens, learn about energy conservation and alternative energy sources. We'll watch an award-winning documentary called "Kilowatt Ours" and do a craft. We will repurpose solar light stakes and vases to make a solar-powered light jar. Ages 10 and up. Supplies are limited; first come, fir...read more
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Japanese Blossoms & Origami Dolls
3:30-4:30
Japanese Blossoms & Origami Dolls
Thursday, May 12, 3:30-4:30Japanese Blossoms &
Lathrop Branch Library
Paint a Japanese tree and learn how to make an origami paper doll 
Teen Game Night
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, May. 12, 4:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Stitch & Sip
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Stitch & Sip
Thursday, May. 12, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fair Oaks Library
Do you crochet, knit, embroider? Bring your latest project to the library, snacks will be provided! 
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Teen Book Box
 Teen Book Box
Monday, May. 16Teen Book Box
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Enjoy a new bi-monthly subscription box! Filled with a library book, snacks, and more!100% Free with your library card.For grades 8-12.Only available at Weston Ranch Branch Library.See front desk to register.
Braided Ribbon Leis
4 PM
 Braided Ribbon Leis
Monday, May 16, 4 PMBraided Ribbon Leis
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us as we get ready for graduation season by learning how to make braided ribbon leis.  Open to ages 13 and up. All supplies will be provided.
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My Miniature Library-Make or Take Teen Craft
3pm
My Miniature Library-Make or Take Teen Craft
Tuesday, May 17, 3pmMy Miniature Library
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library and create your own miniature library or pick up the kit and create it at home. Basic supplies provided. While supplies last
Video Game Day
4:00pm
 Video Game Day
Tuesday, May 17, 4:00pmVideo Game Day
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Come join us for Video Game Day to play the new and classic systems. The elusive Playstation 5 system will also be available to play. Snacks and water will be provided. This program is open to Teens only. 
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
5:00pm
 Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 17, 5:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Join this teen group and help plan activities for teens at your library!  Contribute ideas for teen services and materials for the library.  This is an opportunity for volunteer community service hours.The Board is now working on planning an Escape Room for a summer program!  Other id...read more
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[VIRTUAL] Make-It! Embroidery for Teens/Adults (Register)
4:00pm
[VIRTUAL] Make-It! Embroidery for Teens/Adults (Register)
Wednesday, May 18, 4:00pm[VIRTUAL] Make-It! E
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 13+. Let's make this month's teen/adult take-home craft together. Pick up the craft kit at the library starting the 1st of the month while supplies last.The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before each monthly meeting. The meeting will be held using Microsof...read more
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Teen Game Night
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, May. 19, 4:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Teen Program: D.I.Y Candy Leis
4:30-5:30
 Teen Program: D.I.Y Candy Leis
Thursday, May 19, 4:30-5:30Teen Program: D.I.Y
Lathrop Branch Library
With graduation around the corner, learn how to make candy leis. *limited supplies 
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Kanopy Klub
2:00pm
 Kanopy Klub
Saturday, May 21, 2:00pmKanopy Klub
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us for a free screening of Urbanized, a documentary that explores the massive growth of urban areas and the future of cities.  
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Let’s Paint!
4 PM
 Let’s Paint!
Monday, May 23, 4 PM Let’s Paint!
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Have you always wanted to paint? Then join us as we create an abtract painting using masking tape. Program is open to Teens and Adults. Registration is highly encouraged as space is limited. Please dress accordingly as acrylic paint may not wash off clothes easily. 

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Maker Day-STEAM activities@ the Library
3:00-4:00pm
Maker Day-STEAM activities@ the Library
Tuesday, May 24, 3:00-4:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Explore, using the library's Maker & Engineering Kits. Make a STEAM project to take home.  'Invent' a circuit with 'Little Bits', make music with 'Maki, Maki', engineer a skyscraper and more!Ages 10-17
Teen Tuesday: Alternatives to University (Register)
4:00pm
Teen Tuesday: Alternatives to University (Register)
Tuesday, May 24, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 13-19. What options are out there if you are not going to university after high school? Learn about employment training programs, trade unions, certificate programs, the military, and more.Registration opens two weeks prior to the date of the event. Register in-person, by phone, or online....read more
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
4:00 PM
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, May. 24, 4:00 PMSewing Basics for Te
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 4th Tuesdays each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing, including operating a sewing machine, threading a bobbin,and sewi...read more
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Teen Game Night
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Game Night
Thursday, May. 26, 4:00 p.m.Teen Game Night
Thornton Branch Library
Play board games and video games. From Madden football, Minecraft, and Roblox to Connect 4 and Battleship, plus many more!Free program for teens.
Teen Program: Random Fandom Buttons
4:30-5:30
Teen Program: Random Fandom Buttons
Thursday, May 26, 4:30-5:30Teen Program: Random
Lathrop Branch Library
Calling all teens and tween!! Join us for this special program and make one-of-a-kind buttons.
Stitch ’N Sip
6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
 Stitch ’N Sip
Thursday, May. 26, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Fair Oaks Library
Do you crochet, knit, embroider? Bring your latest project to the library, snacks will be provided!  
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Paint and Snack
1:30pm - 2:30pm
 Paint and Snack
Saturday, May 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Linden Branch Library
No artistic talent is necessary for this program - just follow the numbers! We've got four different paintings that you can choose from to create an amazing work of art while hanging out and having some refreshments with others! Teens and Adults are welcome to participate.
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Teen Game Day @ the Library
3:00-4:30pm
 Teen Game Day @ the Library
Tuesday, May 31, 3:00-4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
Several card games & board games will be available for game time, including Uno, Apples to Apples & more!  Play strategy games: Chess or Settlers of Catan.  Try out our new games, too!Ages 13-17.
Bingo
3:30 PM
 Bingo
Tuesday, May 31, 3:30 PMBingo
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Would you like to win some prizes? Then join us for a relaxing hour of Bingo. Open to all Tweens, Teens, and Adults. All supplies will be provided. 
    
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