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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.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Adult & Teen Take-Ho
Monday, Dec. 7 (Mondays November 30, 10 a.m., December 7, 14, & 21)
Adults and Teens can come and pick up a kit to take home. Available while supplies last.
Take-Home Craft: Col
Monday, Dec. 7
All Ages. Pick up a fun, holiday papercraft from the library lobby on your next visit!

All you need is crayons, markers, color pencils, or paint to create your own personalized ornament!

Available for the month of December. While supplies last.
Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Monday, Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Virtual Book Buddies
Monday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m.
Virtual Book Buddies is a program for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students who are struggling with reading.  This is an one-on-one or small group reading session offered to help students raise their reading level. This is an online program, a link to the meeting room will be emailed to parents in advance.  Please register, space is limited.
Spanish Club
All Locations
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 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.
 
Elementary Age Focus
All Locations
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2:30PM
Running out of activity ideas for the kids? Check out our elementary age focused videos on Facebook and Youtube. 
Horror Movie Club
All Locations
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 5PM

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

Must be 18+ or accompanied by a parent/guardian.

This week's pick: 
12/8: Prom Night (The original 1980 version, but extra credit if you also watch others in the series!)
 
Take the Winter Read
All Locations
Wednesday, Dec. 9

It's time for our all-ages Winter Reading Challenge!
December 1, 2020 - January 21, 2021 

   
Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

1. Pick up a reading log at your local SSJCPL branch.
2. READ 10 books (Children 0-12) or 3 books (Teens and Adults).
3. Return your reading log to your local SSJCPL branch and pick up your prize.

 - OR -
 
1. READ 10 books (Children 0-12) or 3 books (Teens and Adults).
2. Submit your reading log online: http://www.ssjcpl.org/programs/winReading.html
3. Visit your local SSJCPL branch and pick up your prize.

Submit as many reading logs as you like! Each reading log is an entry into the Gift Basket drawing.

For more information visit your local branch or our Winter Reading webpage (http://www.ssjcpl.org/programs/winReading.html).
All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 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!
Civics Club
All Locations
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5PM

Learn how government works and how you can get involved every Wednesday at 5PM.
 
Wellness Wednesday-V
All Locations
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5:00PM
Join the Library for Wellness Wednesday! 
Breakfast and Board
All Locations
Thursday, Dec. 10, 10AM

What better way to start the day than with breakfast and a nice board game with friends? Join us every Thursday at 10AM for light conversation and casual games.
 
Cyndee Selects-Virtu
All Locations
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2:30PM
See what Cyndee has in store for you this month. Check out her video on our Youtube channel.
Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m.
Virtual Book Buddies is a program for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students who are struggling with reading.  This is an one-on-one or small group reading session offered to help students raise their reading level. This is an online program, a link to the meeting room will be emailed to parents in advance.  Please register, space is limited.
Reader’s Advis
All Locations
Friday, Dec. 11, 10AM

We know you miss browsing the stacks of books in the library. Join us every Friday at 10AM and we'll show you how to browse our catalogs virtually!
 
Graphic Novel Book C
All Locations
Friday, Dec. 11, 4:00PM
Discuss this month's selection on Facebook and Youtube.
Adult & Teen Take-Ho
Monday, Dec. 14 (Mondays November 30, 10 a.m., December 7, 14, & 21)
Adults and Teens can come and pick up a kit to take home. Available while supplies last.
Take-Home Craft: Col
Monday, Dec. 14
All Ages. Pick up a fun, holiday papercraft from the library lobby on your next visit!

All you need is crayons, markers, color pencils, or paint to create your own personalized ornament!

Available for the month of December. While supplies last.
Babysitter’s C
Monday, Dec. 14
Grab an activity packet to help you feel like a member of the Babysitter's Club. Each packet has fun crafts and activities from Kristy, Dawn, Claudia, Mary Ann, and Stacey. Stop by the Weston Ranch Library to pick one up all month long.
Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Monday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
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