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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August Take-Home Crafts
 August Take-Home Crafts
Sunday, Aug. 1
Tracy Branch Library
Grab a take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk during the month of August! For Children There are two crafts this month! You can create your own sensory tube and color your own puzzle.For Teens/Adults Let's learn string art! You can create something great with just ...read more
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Virtual Crafty Friday for Teens & Tweens
10:30 am
Virtual Crafty Friday for Teens & Tweens
Friday, Aug. 6, 10:30 am
Mountain House Branch Library
Make a Journal with Turkish Map Fold Pages: Have fun making a cool folded journal you can fill with words, drawings or any other art you want. The basic materials needed to make your journal will be provided in a kit you can pick up at the Mountain House Library before program day. Registration...read more

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Virtual Anime / Manga Chat
11:30 am
 Virtual Anime / Manga Chat
Monday, Aug. 9, 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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Job Search and Resume Help (Virtual or In Person)
1:00 PM
Job Search and Resume Help (Virtual or In Person)
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1:00 PM
(8/10/21, 8/24/21)
Job Search and Resum
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Stop by the Weston Ranch Library and get help with your job search and/or resume!  Appointments will be facilitated through Webex either online or one-on-one in person,  whichever you prefer. In person times are 1:00-3:00 PM on 8/10 & 8/24.  Virtual times are more flexible.&n...read more
CANCELED - Let’s Talk: Library Services for Students (Virtual)
4:00pm
CANCELED - Let’s Talk: Library Services for Students (Virtual)
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 4:00pmCANCELED - Let&rsquo
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.
Teen Escape Room-Harry Potter (virtual @Troke)
4:30 pm
Teen Escape Room-Harry Potter (virtual @Troke)
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 4:30 pm
Troke Branch Library
Join other teens in a challenge of riddles to 'unlock' a mystery, and 'escape' a mystertious location. Ages 12-17.  Space is limited.Register by August 9th. You will recieve the link to the meeting the day before this event.

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Creative Fiber Arts Crafters
10:30am - 11:30 am
 Creative Fiber Arts Crafters
Thursday, Aug. 12, 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

Make an Apron
2:30 PM
 Make an Apron
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2:30 PMMake an Apron
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,Join us virtually on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 2:30 pm for a fun sewing project - Make an Apron. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. Anyone age 13 and older are invited to register. 
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Learning Express Workshop
10:30AM
 Learning Express Workshop
Friday, Aug. 13, 10:30AM
(Bi-Weekly Fridays, June 4 & 18, July 2 &16 & 30, August 13 & 27)
Learning Express Wor
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Start your next job hunt with Learning Express.  We can help you create an account, take practice Civil Service Exams, and more!  Prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, and U.S. Citizenship Practice Test for free. Please sign-up at least 24-hours in advance.  Meeting link will be sent via ema...read more

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Free Comic Book Day Swag Bag
 Free Comic Book Day Swag Bag
Saturday, Aug. 14Free Comic Book Day
Tracy Branch Library
Starting August 14, 2021, you can pick up a Free Comic Book Day Swag Bag at the Tracy Branch Library's checkout desk. The bag will include a free children's or teen comic, a comic-themed craft, and other goodies! Available while supplies last. 
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Make a Stuffed Starfish
2:30 pm
 Make a Stuffed Starfish
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2:30 pmMake a Stuffed Starf
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Interested in handmade crafts? Hang out with us virtually on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm on the Microsoft Teams to make a stuffed starfish. Advanced registration is required. Anyone age 12 and older are invited to register. Invitations and instructions (how to join this event) will be se...read more
Teen SAT/ACT Library Database Tour - Virtual @Troke
4:30 pm
Teen SAT/ACT Library Database Tour - Virtual @Troke
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 4:30 pmTeen SAT/ACT Library
Troke Branch Library
Need Help raising your SAT/ACT scores?  Take a 'tour' of our library database resources and learn how you can improve your scores!Ages 12-17.  Space limited.Register by August 16th.  A link to the virtual meeting will be sent to you the day before the program.

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Graphic Novel Book Club with Elsa- Virtual
4:00PM
Graphic Novel Book Club with Elsa- Virtual
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 4:00PMGraphic Novel Book C
Virtual Branch
Join Elsa for Graphic Novel Book Club. This month's pick is This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki. Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never ha...read more
Make-It! String Art for Teens/Adults (Virtual)
4:00pm
Make-It! String Art for Teens/Adults (Virtual)
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 4:00pmMake-It! String Art
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.
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Next Chapter Book Club - Virtual
10:30 a.m.
Next Chapter Book Club - Virtual
Thursday, Aug. 19, 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.
CANCELED Let’s Play: Anime Trivia (Virtual)
4:00pm
CANCELED Let’s Play: Anime Trivia (Virtual)
Thursday, Aug. 19, 4:00pmCANCELED Let’s
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 13-19. Tracy Residents Only. Find out how well you know your anime! The winner gets bragging rights.All participants will be entered into a raffle for a free anime character Funko (character TBA). The winner will be announced at the end of the game session. Funko must be picked up...read more
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Beginning Genealogy Series - Virtual
3:30 pm
Beginning Genealogy Series - Virtual
Saturday, Aug. 21, 3:30 pm
(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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Job Search and Resume Help (Virtual or In Person)
1:00 PM
Job Search and Resume Help (Virtual or In Person)
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1:00 PM
(8/10/21, 8/24/21)
Job Search and Resum
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Stop by the Weston Ranch Library and get help with your job search and/or resume!  Appointments will be facilitated through Webex either online or one-on-one in person,  whichever you prefer. In person times are 1:00-3:00 PM on 8/10 & 8/24.  Virtual times are more flexible.&n...read more
Teen STEM LAB Kitchen Science (virtual@Troke)
4:30 pm
Teen STEM LAB Kitchen Science (virtual@Troke)
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 4:30 pm
Troke Branch Library
"MAGIC MOLECULES"  Have you ever seen molecules move?  Experiment along with staff, using items from home & discover the 'magic' of molecules!Before the meeting, gather the following items:  2% or whole milk; a shallow bowl or pie dish; food coloring; Q-tips; and...read more

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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, Aug. 25, 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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Design a 3D Among Us Crewmate
4pm-5pm
 Design a 3D Among Us Crewmate
Thursday, Aug. 26, 4pm-5pmDesign a 3D Among Us
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Using TinkerCAD, an online 3D modeling program, we will learn how to make the crewmate character from the popular Among Us videogame. Intended for ages 10+. Registration is required. This event will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams. 
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Learning Express Workshop
10:30AM
 Learning Express Workshop
Friday, Aug. 27, 10:30AM
(Bi-Weekly Fridays, June 4 & 18, July 2 &16 & 30, August 13 & 27)
Learning Express Wor
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Start your next job hunt with Learning Express.  We can help you create an account, take practice Civil Service Exams, and more!  Prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, and U.S. Citizenship Practice Test for free. Please sign-up at least 24-hours in advance.  Meeting link will be sent via ema...read more

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Teen Craft: Beach Bracelet-(Virtual@Troke)
4:30 pm
Teen Craft: Beach Bracelet-(Virtual@Troke)
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 4:30 pmTeen Craft: Beach Br
Troke Branch Library
Make a fun adjustable 'beach' bracelet!Ages 12-17 only.  Pick up material packet after August 15th.Registration required, supplies limited.  The link to the meeting will be sent the day before the event.

    
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