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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October Take-Home Crafts
 October Take-Home Crafts
Friday, Oct. 1,
Tracy Branch Library
Grab a take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk during the month of October! For Children Halloween Bag with a candy popper craft, coloring/activity pages, toys, and candy! For Teens/Adults Mandala Paper Quilling. Get all the supplies to make a paper quilled ma...read more
Halloween Reading Raffle
 Halloween Reading Raffle
Friday, Oct. 1Halloween Reading Ra
Tracy Branch Library
For Kids and Teens (Ages 0-19). October 1-17, 2021. Read for the chance to win a free pumpkin!  Pick up a Halloween Reading Raffle form from the checkout desk of the Tracy Branch Library. Read and rate a book! Return the log to the library to be entered into the pumpkin raffle.Enter as many tim...read more
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Virtual Anime / Manga Chat
11:30 am
 Virtual Anime / Manga Chat
Monday, Oct. 4, 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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TEEN Scary Stories Share (Virtual@Troke)
4:30 pm
TEEN Scary Stories Share (Virtual@Troke)
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 4:30 pmTEEN Scary Stories S
Troke Branch Library
Do you enjoy a good "sca-r-r-r-y" book to read?  Library staff will read some spooky passages from scary books and you can share, too.  Let us all know about your absolute favorite scary story or book!  There will also be some "cr - e - e - e - y' new book recommend...read more

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Let’s Talk: College Admissions 101 (Virtual)
4:00pm
Let’s Talk: College Admissions 101 (Virtual)
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 4:00pmLet’s Talk: Co
All Locations
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
TWEEN/TEEN Homework Help Resource Tour (virtual)
4:30 pm
TWEEN/TEEN Homework Help Resource Tour (virtual)
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 4:30 pmTWEEN/TEEN Homework
Troke Branch Library
Improve your grades with free help from profesional tutors!  Troke library staff will take you through a 'tour' of the library's homework help database TUTOR.COM.  Discover the safe connection to amazing tutors who are available 13 hours every day!  Ages 8-17.  T...read more

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Creative Fiber Arts Crafters
3:30pm - 4:30 pm
 Creative Fiber Arts Crafters
Thursday, Oct. 14, 3:30pm - 4:30 pmCreative 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

Sew a Fabric Zipper Bag
4:30 PM
 Sew a Fabric Zipper Bag
Thursday, Oct. 14, 4:30 PMSew a Fabric Zipper
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,If you know how to use a sewing machine & would like to learn how to make a small fabric zipper bag, join our virtual program on Thursday, October 14 at 4:30 pm on Microsoft Teams. Anyone ages 13 and up is invited. Registration is required as space is limited. Materials will be ...read more

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Make a Paper Pumpkin
4:30 PM
 Make a Paper Pumpkin
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:30 PMMake a Paper Pumpkin
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tweens & Teens,Interested in craft? Join our virtual craft program on Thursday, October 19 at 4:30 PM on the Microsoft Teams and learn how to make a 3D paper pumpkin. Anyone ages 10 and older is invited to register for the event. Registration is required and will begin on October 1, 2021. Craft ...read more

TEEN STEM LAB-Kitchen Science (virtual@Troke)
4:30 pm
TEEN STEM LAB-Kitchen Science (virtual@Troke)
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:30 pm
Troke Branch Library
"Pump Up the Volume"  Make your own speakers for your cell phone!  Use everyday items and learn how to design and assemble the 'speakers'.Ages 10-17.  For the program you will need: an empty paper towel roll; 2 large plastic disposable party drink cups; your cell pho...read more

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Make-It! Mandala Paper Quilling for Teens/Adults (Virtual)
4:00pm
Make-It! Mandala Paper Quilling for Teens/Adults (Virtual)
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Teens and Adults (13 and up). Tracy Residents Only. Let's make this month's String Art 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 will...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
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.
Spooky House Decorating
3pm-5pm
 Spooky House Decorating
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3pm-5pmSpooky House Decorat
Escalon Branch Library
Come by the Escalon Library and join us outside to decorate a spooky house. Basic materials provided. Registration required and limited space. 

Painted Haunted Houses (LINDEN - virtual)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Painted Haunted Houses (LINDEN - virtual)
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Branch Library for some painting fun with ceramic haunted houses! 

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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Beginning Genealogy Series - Virtual
11:30 am
Beginning Genealogy Series - Virtual
Monday, Oct. 25, 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-Creepy Spider Jar (virtual @ Troke)
4:30PM
TEEN Craft-Creepy Spider Jar (virtual @ Troke)
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30PMTEEN Craft-Creepy Sp
Troke Branch Library
Design a 'cre-e-e-e-e-py' glowing jar of spiders to scare your guests!Ages 8-17; space limited.  Pick up a material packet after October 13th.Register here online or in the library before October 26th to receive the meeting link. Downloading 'Teams' is not required to join - jus...read more

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Virtual Retro Video Game Club
4:00pm
 Virtual Retro Video Game Club
Thursday, Oct. 28, 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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