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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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September Take-Home Crafts
 September Take-Home Crafts
Wednesday, Sep. 1
Tracy Branch Library
Grab a take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk during the month of September! For Children Stitch Art and Under the Sea BagFor Teens/Adults You can create beautiful flowers with just paper.
Virtual Anime / Manga Chat
11:30 am
 Virtual Anime / Manga Chat
Wednesday, Sep. 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)

Virtual Branch
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. 
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CANCELED-Bingo Outdoors & In-Person!
10:30-11:30 AM
CANCELED-Bingo Outdoors & In-Person!
Thursday, Sep. 2, 10:30-11:30 AMCANCELED-Bingo Outdo
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Bingo will be held outside on the east side of the parking lot. Feel free to bring your own umbrella as shade will be limited. Get ready for some fun & laughs, make new friends, and win prizes!  This free program is recommended for adults.  Bingo will be on the 1st Thursday of eve...read more
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Embroidery Samplers (Virtual @ Troke)
4:30pm
Embroidery Samplers (Virtual @ Troke)
Wednesday, Sep. 8, 4:30pmEmbroidery Samplers
Troke Branch Library
Learn or practice some basic embroidery stitches on muslin fabric; you can keep this sampler to remember how stitches are done.

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Creative Fiber Arts Crafters
10:30am - 11:30 am
 Creative Fiber Arts Crafters
Thursday, Sep. 9, 10:30am - 11:30 amCreative Fiber Arts
Linden Branch Library
Do you knit? Crochet? Cross stitch or needlepoint? Do you make your own yarn? If you've got a craft or hobby that involves fibers, join us as we hang out virtually! We can share patterns, advice, or just vent about how a project has been particularly frustrating lately - or just get to know othe...read more

Virtual Lego Builders
3:30 PM
 Virtual Lego Builders
Thursday, Sep. 9, 3:30 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us virtually from home building with Legos or sharing your creations!  We ask that parents be present with their children during this program.  Participation is limited so sign-ups are required.

Sewing Basics for Beginners
4:30 PM
 Sewing Basics for Beginners
Thursday, Sep. 9, 4:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,Interested in learning how to use a sewing machine? Join our virtual Sewing Basics for Beginners on Thursday, September 9 at 4:30 PM on the Microsoft Teams. You will learn how to operate and maintain a sewing machine, including but not limiting to threading, changinging needles, or ...read more
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Virtual SAT & ACT Prep: Kahoot! Edition
3:30 p.m.
Virtual SAT & ACT Prep: Kahoot! Edition
Saturday, Sep. 11, 3:30 p.m.Virtual SAT & ACT Pr
Manteca Branch Library
Join us for a virtual study session that's a whole lot of fun while competing for a prize! All test topics will be included. From writing and reading to math and science, this Kahoot! will challenge you while helping you prepare for those upcoming college admission tests. Our first place winner ...read more

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Let’s Talk: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (Virtual)
4:00pm
Let’s Talk: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (Virtual)
Tuesday, Sep. 14, 4:00pmLet’s Talk: Th
All Locations
New Date! Same time! This program has been moved from Sept 7th to Sept 14th!For Teens (Ages 13-19). Let's learn about practical ways to cope with such important issues as peers, parents, relationships, school choices, and the future.The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before the e...read more
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Make-It! Decorative Vase for Teens/Adults (Virtual)
4:00pm
Make-It! Decorative Vase for Teens/Adults (Virtual)
Wednesday, Sep. 15, 4:00pmMake-It! Decorative
Tracy Branch Library
For Teens and Adults (13 and up). Tracy Residents Only. Let's make this month's Decorative Vase take-home craft together! Grab the take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk (while supplies last). Register to get the link for the virtual meeting.The virtual meeting link...read more
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Next Chapter Book Club - Virtual
10:30 a.m.
Next Chapter Book Club - Virtual
Thursday, Sep. 16, 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.
Let’s Play: Crazy Eights (Virtual)
4:00pm
Let’s Play: Crazy Eights (Virtual)
Thursday, Sep. 16, 4:00pmLet’s Play: Cr
All Locations
For Ages 10-19. We'll be using the website PlayingCards.io to play Crazy Eights! 8's are wild in this classic card-shedding game for 2-8 players! Contrary to most games, in Crazy Eights, you want to have the lowest score possible.Game Instructions:https://playingcards.io/game/crazy-eigh...read more

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Let’s Talk: Library Services for Students (Virtual)
4:00pm
Let’s Talk: Library Services for Students (Virtual)
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 4:00pm
All Locations
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.
Make a Picture Frame
4:30 PM
 Make a Picture Frame
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 4:30 PMMake a Picture Frame
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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 ...read more

Teen STEM LAB Kitchen Science (virtual@Troke)
4:30 pm
Teen STEM LAB Kitchen Science (virtual@Troke)
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 4:30 pmTeen STEM LAB Kitche
Troke Branch Library
"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 measu...read more

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Design a 3D Ice Cream Cone
4pm-5pm
 Design a 3D Ice Cream Cone
Thursday, Sep. 23, 4pm-5pmDesign a 3D Ice Crea
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a 3D model that you could print out on a 3D printer? Join us and use TinkerCAD to learn how to design a 3D model of an Ice Cream Cone. Intended for ages 10 and up. Registration is required. This virtual program will take place via Microsoft Teams. 

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Beginning Genealogy Series - Virtual
11:30 am
Beginning Genealogy Series - Virtual
Monday, Sep. 27, 11:30 am
(Monday, Sept 27, 11:30; Monday, Oct 25, 11:30; Monday, Nov 29, 11:30; Monday, Dec 20, 11:30)

Virtual Branch
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 y...read more
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Teen Craft-Rainbow Banner (Virtual @ Troke)
4:30 pm
Teen Craft-Rainbow Banner (Virtual @ Troke)
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 4:30 pmTeen Craft-Rainbow B
Troke Branch Library
Have fun making this inspirational felt banner using a easy cross stitch pattern.  Hang it in your room to brighten your day!Ages 10-17. Space limited.This is a virtual meeting, please register online by September 27th or in-person in the library and the link will be sent to you before the meet...read more

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Bookish Bites: Recipes inspired by literary fiction - S’mores Milkshakes!
4:00pm
Bookish Bites: Recipes inspired by literary fiction - S’mores Milkshakes!
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 4:00pm
All Locations
**Registration Required**Join the Escalon and Mountain House Library staff as we make delicious recipes inspired by great reads. Check us out virtually to learn the recipe and steps, or follow along in your own kitchen - we will provided a list of ingredients after registration.Wednesday, September ...read more
Thornton Branch Library: Online Gaming (Virtual Program) for ages 12-17
4:00 pm
Thornton Branch Library: Online Gaming (Virtual Program) for ages 12-17
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 4:00 pm
Thornton Branch Library
Play video games like Roblox, Fortnite and other online multiplayer games. Sign up and include your online gamer tag to be added.This event has limited space and is for Thornton residents only.

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Virtual Retro Video Game Club
4:00pm
 Virtual Retro Video Game Club
Thursday, Sep. 30, 4:00pmVirtual Retro Video
Virtual Branch
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 TEAM...read more
  
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