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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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Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Monday, Jun. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Horror Movie Club fo
Monday, Jun. 21, 5PM

Watch horror movies for FREE with your library card on Hoopla and Kanopy, then meet up to discuss them with fellow horror fans Mondays at 5PM.

This program is limited to adult patrons.
 
Spanish Club for Adu
Tuesday, Jun. 22, 10AM

Is learning Spanish a goal you've had so long it's embarrassing? No judgments here! Join us every Tuesday at 10AM and we can learn together. Get a head start on Rosetta Stone for free with your library card.

This program is limited to adult patrons.
 
Talk About Books: Ad
Tuesday, Jun. 22, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Have you ever read a book that was so good that you couldn't stop talking about it? Do you read so much, that you're always looking for a new author, series or genre? This program's for you. Bring your morning beverage of choice to this virtual meeting, and talk about books. We'll have different themes each time to get us started. Tell each other about your favorite stories or authors, or talk about what you're reading. 

This virtual program is offered by registration only. Register online or in person at the Troke Branch, so we can email you the link to the online discussion on June 22, 2021 at 10:30 am. Sponsored by Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County.
Let’s Play: Do
All Locations
Tuesday, Jun. 22, 11:00am
Ages 13 and up. Space is limited. PC with internet and web-browser required.

Doodle is free multiplayer drawing and guessing game on Backyard.

Every round someone has to draw their chosen word and others have to guess it! The person with the most correct guesses at the end of game will then be crowned as the winner!

Video, audio, and text chat available. 
All About Adults - V
All Locations
Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2:30 p.m.
Check out our Facebook,Youtube, and Instagram videos for crafts, book recommendations, and more! Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
New Teen Books for Y
Tuesday, Jun. 22, 4:00 p.m.
Hear about new books to fill your summer reading list!  Includes brief summaries of popular teen books published in the past year: general fiction, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels and more. 

Share your favorites, too.

Ages 12 to 17.

Register by June 20th. The link will be sent to you a few days before the event
 
All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 10:30 a.m.
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/caregiver participation is required. This program is based on "Mother Goose on the Loose" created by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. Check it out on the library's Facebook page! Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Virtual Summer Book
All Locations
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 11:00am

Read and chat about select books, comics, and manga! Plus, share what else you're reading. Meetings will be held Wednesdays at 11:00am, June and July 2021. Register to receive a link for the weekly virtual meetings.

Book Selection/Schedule 
June 2: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, Page 1 - 202 
June 9: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, Page 203 - End 
June 16: Almost American Girl by Robin Ha 
June 23: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas, Chapter 1 - 12 
June 30: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas, Chapter 13 - End 
July 7: The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado 
July 14: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, Chapter 1 - 20 
July 21: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, Chapter 21 - End 
July 28: Mob Psycho 100, Volume 1 by ONE 

 Place a hold on the books to pick them up at your local branch or read them digitally on your device!

Clap When you Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Request from SSJCPL, Request from LINK+, or Request from Overdrive 
In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
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Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn't always easy, but it bonded mother and daughter fiercely together. So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation--following her mother's announcement that she's getting married--Robin is devastated. Overnight, her life changes.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
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Yadriel, a trans boy, summons the angry spirit of his high school's bad boy, and agrees to help him learn how he died, thereby proving himself a brujo, not a bruja, to his conservative family.

The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado
Request from SSJCPL or Request from LINK+
When your memories are stolen, what would you give to remember? Shudder-to-Think, Pennsylvania, is plagued by a mysterious illness that eats away at the memories of those affected by it. Follow El and Vee as they search for answers to the questions everyone else forgot.

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Request from SSJCPL or Request from LINK+
As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.

Mob Psycho 100, Volume 1 by ONE 
Request from SSJCPL or Request from LINK+
A young boy with psychic abilities attempts to live a normal life.


What is LINK+? LINK+ Information
What is Overdrive? Overdrive Information

 
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Join us as we create hilarious or just plain silly stories using YOUR suggestions. Mad Libs are a fun way to reinforce grammar, reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Can't remember what an adverb is? Don't worry, we'll provide a grammar refresher before we begin!

This is a VIRTUAL program. Must have access to a computer or tablet/smartphone and internet. Please register online by 10 a.m. on the day of the program to receive the Microsoft Teams meeting link.Children must be "accompanied" by an adult caregiver. 
Micro Library Book C
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 12:00 PM
This month we will be reading The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta 

Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he's navigated what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican-but never quite feeling Greek or Black enough. As he gets older, Michael's coming out is only the start of learning who he is and where he fits in. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs-and the Black Flamingo is born. Sponsored by SSJCPL.
Dungeons and Dragons
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join our traveling band of adventurers as we explore strange lands, overcome perilous obstacles, and fight fearsome foes! This series of "one-shot" sessions are self-contained adventures that will be concluded at the end of each event. This means if you can't make it to one session, you are welcome to join us for the next one without missing anything! 

No experience required. All you need is an internet connection and a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. We will be using virtual dice (yes, even if you have your own) to ensure fair play.

Held monthly, on every fourth Wednesday. For ages 18+. Facilitated through the WebEx virtual platform. Advanced registration required (this is how you will receive the link to the event). Limited to 6 players, so claim your spot today!
VIRTUAL Sandbank Sha
All Locations
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 5:30
This interactive program teaches students a variety of literary devices with fun shadow skits. 

Enjoy watching this virtual show on the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library's Facebook page between June 23 and June 29! 
VIRTUAL Tails and Ta
All Locations
Thursday, Jun. 24, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, June 17 & 24, July 1, 8, 15, & 22 10:30 a.m.)
Attending storytimes is a fun way to help your children get ready to read. You and your children are welcome to join us virtually as we enjoy animal songs and stories during June and July. We'll read, sing, talk, and play!

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Please register online for each individual date by the prior Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., to receive the Microsoft Teams meeting link the night before the program.
Tracy Lego Club  (Vi
Thursday, Jun. 24, 11:00am
Ages 0-12. Tracy Residents Only. Space is limited.

Let's build together! We'll get together virtually on Microsoft Teams to try a fun Lego challenge. 

Participants must have their own legos/build blocks at home.
Virtual Craft - Make
Thursday, Jun. 24, 2 pm
Tweens and teens,
Join us virtually on Thursday June 24, 2021 at 2 pm on the Microsoft Teams to make a paper hanging flower.
Goodreads Virtual Bo
All Locations
Thursday, Jun. 24, 2:30 p.m.
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.  Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Intro to TinkerCAD f
Thursday, Jun. 24, 4pm-5pm
Ever wanted to design something in 3D? Learn the basics of how to use a free online tool for 3D design called TinkerCAD. The program will be hosted online using Microsoft Teams. This program is designed for ages 12-18. Must have access to a computer and internet. Space is limited.
Thursday, Jun. 24, 5:00pm
Children ages 5-13 are invited to join us for a remote, live Canvas Painting program on Thusday, June 24th at 5 pm.

Please pickup the craft kit between June 21- June 23. Adult supervision is required. While supply lasts. Online registration starts on Monday, June 14th.
Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin Public Library.
Bridezilla: Wedding
Thursday, Jun. 24, 6:00
 Are you planning a wedding and turning into a Bridezilla? Let's meet virtually, so you can  gain some new tips and tricks or exchage ideas. This can be a great way to network with other brides to be. Let make saying your “I Do's” a breeze.

**Not a professional service. 
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