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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Wednesday, May 18, All Day
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
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Wednesday, May 18, 11:00AM

Join host Michael and a special guest each week to talk about the scariest movies in the library.

New episodes air the third Wednesday of every month at 11:00AM. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. For more information, check out the SSJCPL Podcast Network.
 
Makerspace
Wednesday, May 18, 3:00 p.m.
Create and build with various items from circuits to arts and craft materials. 

Free for all ages.
Chess Club
Wednesday, May 18, 3:30PM

Learn to play chess or test your skill against other players.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Chess club meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, May 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Do you love to stargaze at night? Are you curious about why we only see them at night and what the constellations are throughout the year? Do you want to have your very own on the go stars to carry with you? Then come join us for this scientific art project!
Wednesday, May 18, 4:00 pm
Read a book, share a book, discuss a book and do a craft or play a game about the book.  That is what we do in the Easy Reader Book Club.  We start with easy books and build to a higher level giving children read aloud practice and building comprehension.  For 5-6 year olds.  The current book we are reading is at the checkout desk one week before the club meets. Sponsored by MH Friends of the Library & SJ County.
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Wednesday, May 18, 4:00pm

Ages 13+. Let's make this month's teen/adult take-home craft together. Pick up the craft kit at the library starting the 1st of the month while supplies last.

The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before each monthly meeting. The meeting will be held using Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams meetings can be accessed for free via mobile app, desktop app, or web browser. Video, voice, and text chat available. No Microsoft account is required.
Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.
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Wednesday, May 18, 5:00 pm
Adults, join us for a craft and a documentary in the Troke Community Room.  This month, we are making framed succulent wall art.
Thursday, May 19
Mountain House Storytimes will continue in June.  At that time we will slightly change our format.  All About Baby Storytimes for 2 yrs and younger will be at 10:30am.  Preschool Storytime will be held at 11:15am.   We are doing this to better present age appropriate child development and literacy tips and techniques. Sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.
Thursday, May 19
Adults and Seniors,
If you need BASIC assistance with the computer, your personal mobile device, tablet or E-reader,  the Escalon Library currently offers one on one assistance by appointment. Please call the library to schedule your appointment (209) 937-8221, and ask to be transfered to the Escalon Library. 
Please have all your required account info and passwords memorized or written down. 
Thursday, May 19, All Day
Pick up your supplies starting May 16th and turn in your piece by May 23rd. They will be showcased for the week of May 23rd in the library and can be picked up May 27th. While supplies last.
LoterĂ­a
Thursday, May 19, 10:00-11:00AM

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:00-11:00AM for Lotería! In person, no registration required. See you soon!

This program is for adults and seniors, but you are welcome to bring your family along!
 
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May 19, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.)
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. 
  Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May 19, 10:30 am
Hi friends! Come join Ms. Dana for stories, songs, music & movement, and more!

*Art activities and playtime are temporarily paused*

Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Thursday, May 19, 10:30AM
Get your steps in with the Angelou Walking Club.  Bring your walking shoes and let's walk it off!
Thursday, May 19, 10:30 a.m.
This half-hour program incorporates "Mother Goose on the Loose" guidelines to provide a time "just for babies". Focus is on literacy 
building blocks for baby's development through sharing picturebooks, board books, fingerplays, rhythm/rhyme and simple songs.
Above all it a fun and interactive time for babies and caretakers facilitated by library staff. Sponsored by Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library.
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May 19, 10:30 AM
Join the Escalon Branch Library staff for some early literacy fun! Songs, stories, and fingerplays for preschool aged children. Families are welcome.
Baby & Toddler Story
Thursday, May 19, 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs and activities on Thursday mornings at 11:00 am. This storytime is designed for our smallest friends and their caregivers--siblings are welcome, too! 
Thursday, May 19, 11:00 am
Join us on Thursday mornings for a short but sweet bite of storytime. We will talk, sing, read,and play. We have just enough time for one book, one song, and one activity. For friends ages 18 months and younger, with their parent or caregiver. Siblings are welcome.
Thursday, May 19, 12:30pm (Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, May 5, 12, & 19, 12:30pm)
Practice your English conversation skills in a casual group setting.  For Adults. Sponsored by MH Friends of the Library & SJ County.
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