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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SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
 SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
Monday, Oct. 4SSJCPL Does Nanowrim
All Locations
SSJCPL is doing Nanowrimo this year! The goal is to write 50,000 starting November 1 and ending November 30. Join us now to start preparing for the big writing marathon. Ask at your local branch about in person meet ups, write ins, and prep activities. All ages are welcome to participate, and you ca...read more
Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Monday, Oct. 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.  
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VIRTUAL Kind Kids Storytime
4:30 p.m.
 VIRTUAL Kind Kids Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 8, & January 4, 4:30 p.m.)
VIRTUAL Kind Kids St
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Grades Kindergarten and upDid 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 re...read more
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All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 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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VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m.VIRTUAL Animal Antic
All Locations
Attending storytimes is a fun way to help your children get ready to read. You are welcome to join us as we enjoy animal songs and stories. We'll read, sing, talk, and play!Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of storytime, to receive a Microsoft Teams link via email that da...read more
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SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
 SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
Monday, Oct. 11SSJCPL Does Nanowrim
All Locations
SSJCPL is doing Nanowrimo this year! The goal is to write 50,000 starting November 1 and ending November 30. Join us now to start preparing for the big writing marathon. Ask at your local branch about in person meet ups, write ins, and prep activities. All ages are welcome to participate, and you ca...read more
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Oct. 11
All Locations
Closed for Holiday.
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 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.  
Let’s Talk: College Admissions 101 (Virtual)
4:00pm
Let’s Talk: College Admissions 101 (Virtual)
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 4:00pmLet’s Talk: Co
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For Teens (13-19). Application fees? Transcripts? Essay? Test Scores? Recommendation Letters? We'll talk about the college admissions process with a focus on California universities and community colleges.The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before the event. If no participants are...read more
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All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 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
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VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.VIRTUAL Animal Antic
All Locations
Attending storytimes is a fun way to help your children get ready to read. You are welcome to join us as we enjoy animal songs and stories. We'll read, sing, talk, and play!Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of storytime, to receive a Microsoft Teams link via email that da...read more
Adult Book Club
3:00pm & 6:00pm
 Adult Book Club
Thursday, Oct. 14, 3:00pm & 6:00pmAdult Book Club
Ripon Branch Library
Adult Book Club is currently FULL.Please visit the Ripon Branch for more information.
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SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
 SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
Monday, Oct. 18SSJCPL Does Nanowrim
All Locations
SSJCPL is doing Nanowrimo this year! The goal is to write 50,000 starting November 1 and ending November 30. Join us now to start preparing for the big writing marathon. Ask at your local branch about in person meet ups, write ins, and prep activities. All ages are welcome to participate, and you ca...read more
Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Monday, Oct. 18, 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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All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 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, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.Next Chapter Book Cl
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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.
VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.VIRTUAL Animal Antic
All Locations
Attending storytimes is a fun way to help your children get ready to read. You are welcome to join us as we enjoy animal songs and stories. We'll read, sing, talk, and play!Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of storytime, to receive a Microsoft Teams link via email that da...read more
Let’s Play: Name That YA Book (Virtual)
4:00pm
Let’s Play: Name That YA Book (Virtual)
Thursday, Oct. 21, 4:00pm
All Locations
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 wi...read more

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SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
 SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
Monday, Oct. 25SSJCPL Does Nanowrim
All Locations
SSJCPL is doing Nanowrimo this year! The goal is to write 50,000 starting November 1 and ending November 30. Join us now to start preparing for the big writing marathon. Ask at your local branch about in person meet ups, write ins, and prep activities. All ages are welcome to participate, and you ca...read more
Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Monday, Oct. 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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All About Adults - Virtual
2:30 p.m.
 All About Adults - Virtual
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m.All About Adults - V
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Check out our Facebook,Youtube, and Instagram videos for crafts, book recommendations, and more!
VIRTUAL Compassionate Kids Book Club
4:30 p.m.
VIRTUAL Compassionate Kids Book Club
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m.VIRTUAL Compassionat
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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 r...read more
SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo Meetup
6PM
 SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo Meetup
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6PMSSJCPL Does Nanowrim
All Locations
SSJCPL is doing Nanowrimo this year! The goal is to write 50,000 starting November 1 and ending November 30. Join us Tuesday, October 26 for a virtual meetup to chat with other local authors.Share your love of writing with the community. Write any genre: fiction, poetry, journalism, autobiographical...read more
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All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 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
Bookish Bites: Goosebumps inspired recipe
4pm
Bookish Bites: Goosebumps inspired recipe
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4pm
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, October 27...read more
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Spooky Spider Web Grab and Go Craft
10:00-6:00
Spooky Spider Web Grab and Go Craft
Thursday, Oct. 28, 10:00-6:00
Ripon Branch Library
Weave your own spider web and hang it up so that it will surprise someone. BOO! This craft is bagged and ready to go  (with instructions, of course)as long as our supplies last. With a little help even 3 year-olds can make one.
VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.VIRTUAL Animal Antic
All Locations
Attending storytimes is a fun way to help your children get ready to read. You are welcome to join us as we enjoy animal songs and stories. We'll read, sing, talk, and play!Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of storytime, to receive a Microsoft Teams link via email that da...read more
Goodreads Virtual Book Club
2:30 p.m.
 Goodreads Virtual Book Club
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m.Goodreads Virtual Bo
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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. 
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Caregiver Connect-Virtual support Group
9:15am
Caregiver Connect-Virtual support Group
Saturday, Oct. 30, 9:15am
All Locations
Join us for a virtual community support group for those who are caring for a loved one. We will be joined by a library staff member with years of experience in hospice and home health. A place to come together and share struggles, stress, ideas, resources and triumphs. You will receive an email...read more
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