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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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Spanish Club for Adu
Tuesday, Jun. 15, 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.
 
Fair Oaks Virtual St
Tuesday, Jun. 15, 11:00-11:30
Join us on a virtual Storytime adventure. Read books, sing songs, and have fun!
Teen Focus - Virtual
All Locations
Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2:30 p.m.
Looking for cool crafts and activities you can do at home? Check out our teen focused videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.  Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
Wednesday, Jun. 16, 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. 16, 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
Request from SSJCPLRequest from LINK+, or Request from Overdrive
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
Request from SSJCPLRequest from LINK+, or Request from Overdrive
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

 
VIRTUAL NorCal Bats
All Locations
Wednesday, Jun. 16, 5:30
In this exciting program, we'll discuss harmful myths that surround bats, learn about the importance of bats in our environment, and view live bats native to California.

Enjoy watching this virtual show on the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library's Facebook page between June 16 and June 22! 
Next Chapter Book Cl
All Locations
Thursday, Jun. 17, 10:30 a.m.
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. Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
VIRTUAL Tails and Ta
All Locations
Thursday, Jun. 17, 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 child 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 by the prior Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., to receive the Microsoft Teams meeting link the night before the program.
Awesome Summer Readi
Thursday, Jun. 17, 5:00pm
On Thursday, June 17th, Children ages 6-15 are invited to join us remotely to make some fun and fancy Pins.

Please pickup the craft kit between June 14- June 16 from Margaret Troke Library at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. Adult supervision is required. While Supply lasts!


  Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin Public Library.
Learning Express Wor
Friday, Jun. 18, 10:30AM (Bi-Weekly Fridays, June 4 & 18, July 2 &16 & 30, August 13 & 27)
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. Meeting link will be sent via email.
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.
Learn 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 18th. 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
Request from SSJCPLRequest from LINK+, or Request from Overdrive
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
Request from SSJCPLRequest from LINK+, or Request from Overdrive
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

 
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.
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