Library Crossing
All Locations
Monday, Aug. 2, 3-5 pm
Calling all Animal Crossing players! Come visit our Animal Crossing Library islands in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Explore, win mystery prizes, pick fruit and flowers, and catch fish and bugs. Register for a Zoom link to chat with our Animal Crossing librarians, or watch out for the Dodo Codes the day of the event!
Virtual Author Visit Featuring Jerry Craft
All Locations
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 4 pm
Jerry Craft is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the graphic novel New Kid (Quill Tree Books). In 2019 New Kid became the first graphic novel to win the Kirkus Prize in the “Young Readers’ Literature” category. A few months later, it won the 2020 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. It is the first graphic novel in the Newbery’s nearly 100 year history to receive the award.  Craft is only the fifth African American author to land the coveted prize. On the same day, New Kid was also awarded the Coretta Scott King award for an outstanding work by an African American writer. Craft is the second person to have simultaneously won both awards in the same year. Craft’s companion novel to New Kid, Class Act (Quill Tree Books) is available now.

Jerry Craft’s talk, From Reluctant Reader to Published Author, will take the audience on the adventure of creating the story and art of New Kid from Mr. Craft’s perspective and background.  Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the author via the Zoom chat! You can register for this Zoom event here

Arrangements for the appearance of Jerry Craft made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.

This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
 
STEAM* Stories: Magic
All Locations
Monday, Aug. 9, 4 pm
Join us for some STEAM* fun on Zoom! After we read a story, participants will learn about a STEAM* concept and work on an engaging STEAM* activity. This month we're going to perform a magic trick and explore the science behind it! Supply kits for this month's activity will be available for pickup by registered participants the week before the program. This program is suggested for grades K-3, but all ages are welcome. Registration is required, as space is limited.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
Percy Jackson Virtual Trivia Night
All Locations
Friday, Aug. 13, 7 pm
Calling all demigods and demigoddesses! Join us in celebrating Percy Jackson’s birthday with a Percy Jackson Virtual Trivia Night on August 13 at 7 pm featuring questions from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus, and Trials of Apollo series. You will need two devices to participate; you will need Zoom to view the questions and Kahoot! to answer them. Registration is required. If you choose to work in a team for this quiz, only one person per team needs to register and download Kahoot! Once you sign up, you will be sent the link to the Zoom meeting. Please be sure to download both Zoom and Kahoot! prior to the program. See you then!  
Teen Book Box
All Locations
Monday, Aug. 16, Open Hours
Register for the Library’s FREE teen subscription box for grades 6-12! Each box will contain a handpicked recommendation based on your preferences, treats, and swag. Return the book and box by their due date but keep the treats and swag! Teens can register each month for another exciting box, to be picked up at the Stanislaus County Library location of their choosing. Please complete the registration form for this month's box here
We Stan STEAM*: Great Valley Museum’s Crime Lab Chemistry
All Locations
Thursday, Aug. 19, 10 am
Someone stole Luna’s sweater! Luckily the culprit left a ransom note! Children can sign up for “Crime Lab” and become forensic detectives and scientists to solve a crime. Registered participants will be able to pick up an activity bag of supplies at their selected branch August 9-19.  Suggested for grades 3-6.

This program is available through Teachable, and does not have live instructors. Once you register for the activity bag and program link through our website, you will receive a link to register for the Teachable course on the next page (listed as the "Virtual Event Website" on the confirmation page).  Follow the link and click the button that reads "Sign Up Now" on the Teachable program page. If you do not have a Teachable account, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a free account at this time. Great Valley Museum's instructional video for this program will be available through Teachable starting Thursday, August 19. You will receive an email reminding you to sign into your Teachable account to view the video that day. 

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math 

This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.