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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Santa Letters @ Trok
Friday, Dec. 3, During Open Hours
The Troke Library is a drop off site for letters to Santa!  Come to the library beginning December 1, and pick up a postcard, write your letter to Santa and color it if you wish.

When the postcard is complete,  mail it in our special Christmas mailbox located in the Children's area, so the letters get to Santa before Christmas.  Please be sure your address is written correctly and neatly as Santa may be able to write back to you.

The final day to drop off is December 17.
Friday, Dec. 3, 1-5
Stop by the Escalon Library and enjoy self-directed activities while supplies last.
Go on a gnome hunt! Make a paper Ball Rudolph! Make a spiral Ornament! Write a letter to Santa! Make a book page ornament!
Make a paper 3D snowflake!  Write on our JOY board and let us know what brings you Joy! Young kids can practice their number recognition an dplay the Gingerbread Man Dice game! Don't forget to grab a winter reading log!
Friday, Dec. 3, 10:30AM
Gardeners of every level join us monthly as we discuss all things gardening.  Registration is required to receive the virtual event link.  Let’s grow! Together.
Friday, Dec. 3, 1pm
Stop by Escalon Library and pick up our monthly featured spice. Each pack contains a sample of the spice, history and info about the spice and a few recipes to try. Let us know what you think, reccomendations for other recipes,or  pics of recipes you made. 
December's spice is Cumin. 
Santa Letters @ Trok
Saturday, Dec. 4, During Open Hours
The Troke Library is a drop off site for letters to Santa!  Come to the library beginning December 1, and pick up a postcard, write your letter to Santa and color it if you wish.

When the postcard is complete,  mail it in our special Christmas mailbox located in the Children's area, so the letters get to Santa before Christmas.  Please be sure your address is written correctly and neatly as Santa may be able to write back to you.

The final day to drop off is December 17.
Saturday, Dec. 4, 10-3
Stop by the Escalon Library and enjoy self-directed activities while supplies last.
Go on a gnome hunt! Make a paper Ball Rudolph! Make a spiral Ornament! Write a letter to Santa! Make a book page ornament!
Make a paper 3D snowflake!  Write on our JOY board and let us know what brings you Joy! Young kids can practice their number recognition an dplay the Gingerbread Man Dice game! Don't forget to grab a winter reading log!
All Locations
Saturday, Dec. 4, 9:15am-9:45am
Join us for a virtual community support group for those who are caring for a loved one. We will be joined by a library staff member with years of experience in hospice and home health. A place to come together and share struggles, stress, ideas, resources and triumphs. 
You will receive an email with the link to the virtual microsoft Teams meeting.  Sponsored by Escalon Library.
Virtual Vision Board
Saturday, Dec. 4, 10:00AM
Visually affirm your dreams for 2022.  Use magazine clippings, words, pictures, or quotes to create your life goals on a poster board.  You’ll need scissors, poster board, and glue.  Please register to receive the link in advance.
Santa Letters @ Trok
Monday, Dec. 6, During Open Hours
The Troke Library is a drop off site for letters to Santa!  Come to the library beginning December 1, and pick up a postcard, write your letter to Santa and color it if you wish.

When the postcard is complete,  mail it in our special Christmas mailbox located in the Children's area, so the letters get to Santa before Christmas.  Please be sure your address is written correctly and neatly as Santa may be able to write back to you.

The final day to drop off is December 17.
Monday, Dec. 6, 1-6
Stop by the Escalon Library and enjoy self-directed activities while supplies last.
Go on a gnome hunt! Make a paper Ball Rudolph! Make a spiral Ornament! Write a letter to Santa! Make a book page ornament!
Make a paper 3D snowflake!  Write on our JOY board and let us know what brings you Joy! Young kids can practice their number recognition an dplay the Gingerbread Man Dice game! Don't forget to grab a winter reading log!
Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Monday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Monday, Dec. 6, 5:00 pm (Wednesday, Sept 1, 11:30 a.m.; Monday, Oct 4, 11:30 a.m.; Monday, Nov 8, 6:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec 6, 5:00 p.m)

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. 

Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
DIY Orbeez Stress Ba
Monday, Dec. 6, 3:00 PM
Does life have you stressed or do you like having something to fidget with?  Then stop by and make your own stress ball out of orbeez. This program is designed just  for teens and will be held outdoors on the patio.   
Horror Club
Monday, Dec. 6, 5PM

Watch horror movies free with your library card, then join us online every Monday at 5PM to chat with fellow horror fans.

This program is limited to adult patrons.
 
Santa Letters @ Trok
Tuesday, Dec. 7, During Open Hours
The Troke Library is a drop off site for letters to Santa!  Come to the library beginning December 1, and pick up a postcard, write your letter to Santa and color it if you wish.

When the postcard is complete,  mail it in our special Christmas mailbox located in the Children's area, so the letters get to Santa before Christmas.  Please be sure your address is written correctly and neatly as Santa may be able to write back to you.

The final day to drop off is December 17.
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 3-7
Stop by the Escalon Library and enjoy self-directed activities while supplies last.
Go on a gnome hunt! Make a paper Ball Rudolph! Make a spiral Ornament! Write a letter to Santa! Make a book page ornament!
Make a paper 3D snowflake!  Write on our JOY board and let us know what brings you Joy! Young kids can practice their number recognition an dplay the Gingerbread Man Dice game! Don't forget to grab a winter reading log!
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10-11 am
Adults and Seniors,
If you need assistance operation a computer or your personal mobile device, the Cesar Chavez Library currently offers the 1-on-1 computer assistance by appointment only for one hour. Appointments are available on Tuesday & Thursday only (10-11 am and 11-12 pm). Please select an appointment online or ask the Reference Desk for assistance. Only one appointment per day for each registrant. If you have any other questions, please call the Reference Help Desk at 209-937-8221. 

 
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 11-12 pm
Adults and Seniors,
If you need assistance operation a computer or your personal mobile device, the Cesar Chavez Library currently offers the 1-on-1 computer assistance by appointment only for one hour. Appointments are available on Tuesday & Thursday only (10-11 am and 11-12 pm). Please select an appointment online or ask the Reference Desk for assistance. Only one appointment per day for each registrant. If you have any other questions, please call the Reference Help Desk at 209-937-8221. 

 
Chavez Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10:30 am
Come  join the discussion!  This month we will be reading News of the World, by Paulette Jiles. We will meet in-person outdoors in the library courtyard (so dress warmly). Sponsored by Stockton Public Library.
Outdoor Story Time!
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10:30 AM
Join  Ms. Kari for in-person story time on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. We will meet outside in the patio area at Troke Library. (Weather permitting, please call before you come (209) 937-8221 in case it is raining or too windy, as it may be cancelled). Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.  Get comfortable, bring your own cushion/seat and dress for the elements.  This program is designed for children under 5 years old.   Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
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