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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October Take-Home Crafts
 October Take-Home Crafts
Friday, Oct. 1,
Tracy Branch Library
Grab a take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk during the month of October! For Children Halloween Bag with a candy popper craft, coloring/activity pages, toys, and candy! For Teens/Adults Mandala Paper Quilling. Get all the supplies to make a paper quilled ma...read more
Halloween Reading Raffle
 Halloween Reading Raffle
Friday, Oct. 1Halloween Reading Ra
Tracy Branch Library
For Kids and Teens (Ages 0-19). October 1-17, 2021. Read for the chance to win a free pumpkin!  Pick up a Halloween Reading Raffle form from the checkout desk of the Tracy Branch Library. Read and rate a book! Return the log to the library to be entered into the pumpkin raffle.Enter as many tim...read more
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Star Wars Reads Month activities
10am
Star Wars Reads Month activities
Saturday, Oct. 2, 10am
Escalon Branch Library
October is Star Wars Reads month! Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of October and complete the Star Wars Scavenger Hunt to receive a candy prize, grab a bookmark, complete activity sheets, make a mini light saber. While Supplies last. 
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SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
 SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
Monday, Oct. 4SSJCPL Does Nanowrim
All Locations
SSJCPL is doing Nanowrimo this year! The goal is to write 50,000 starting November 1 and ending November 30. Join us now to start preparing for the big writing marathon. Ask at your local branch about in person meet ups, write ins, and prep activities. All ages are welcome to participate, and you ca...read more
Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Monday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Virtual Anime / Manga Chat
11:30 am
 Virtual Anime / Manga Chat
Monday, Oct. 4, 11:30 am
(Wednesday, Sept 1, 11:30 a.m.; Monday, Oct 4, 11:30 a.m.; Monday, Nov 1, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Dec 1, 11:30 a.m)

Virtual Branch
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. 
Horror Club
5PM
 Horror Club
Monday, Oct. 4, 5PMHorror Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library
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. 

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Chavez Book Club for Adults
10:30 am
 Chavez Book Club for Adults
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 10:30 amChavez Book Club for
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for a fun and thoughtful discussion.  Our book for October is Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger. Request your copy now (the reference staff can help you with this). We will be meeting outside in the Library courtyard. 

VIRTUAL Kind Kids Storytime
4:30 p.m.
 VIRTUAL Kind Kids Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 8, & January 4, 4:30 p.m.)
VIRTUAL Kind Kids St
All Locations
Grades Kindergarten and upDid you know that picture books can help children identify their own emotions and understand how to deal kindly with others? Each month we'll read a picture book that introduces children to different characters and how they experience and manage their emotions.Please re...read more
TEEN Scary Stories Share (Virtual@Troke)
4:30 pm
TEEN Scary Stories Share (Virtual@Troke)
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 4:30 pmTEEN Scary Stories S
Troke Branch Library
Do you enjoy a good "sca-r-r-r-y" book to read?  Library staff will read some spooky passages from scary books and you can share, too.  Let us all know about your absolute favorite scary story or book!  There will also be some "cr - e - e - e - y' new book recommend...read more

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All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m.All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
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/caregiv...read more
October Take & Make Kids Craft
1pm
 October Take & Make Kids Craft
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1pm
Escalon Branch Library
Starting Wednesday 10/6, Swing by the Escalon Library and pick up an October kids craft bag that includes pumpkin light craft, Halloween book list, and activity sheets. While supplies last.
Spooky tote bag
1pm
 Spooky tote bag
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1pm
Escalon Branch Library
 October 6-9, stop by the library during open hours and make a cool Halloween tote bag. While Supplies last. We will be using cloth tote bags, bleach and a halloween pattern.  
English Conversation Club
1 pm-2 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1 pm-2 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Practice your English conversation skills with us! Join us for our weekly online meeting where we will discuss different topics in an informal and fun setting as well as play games to help improve your English speaking ability and confidence. This meeting is intended for adults and will take place o...read more

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Manteca Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
10:30 a.m.
Manteca Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
Thursday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m.Manteca Preschool St
Manteca Branch Library
Welcome back to Manteca Library's Preschool Storytime!Join us virtually for stories, songs and rhymes for your preschooler. We've missed our Manteca families and can't wait to see you again. Don't forget to pick up our themed take home crafts for your little ones! We'll be holdin...read more

VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m.VIRTUAL Animal Antic
All Locations
Attending storytimes is a fun way to help your children get ready to read. You are welcome to join us as we enjoy animal songs and stories. We'll read, sing, talk, and play!Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of storytime, to receive a Microsoft Teams link via email that da...read more
Tracy Lego Club (Virtual)
4:00pm
 Tracy Lego Club (Virtual)
Thursday, Oct. 7, 4:00pmTracy Lego Club  (Vi
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 0-12. Tracy Residents Only. Space is limited.Let's build together! We'll get together virtually on Microsoft Teams to try fun Lego challenges. Participants must have their own legos/build blocks at home.The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before the event. If no participa...read more

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SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
 SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
Monday, Oct. 11SSJCPL Does Nanowrim
All Locations
SSJCPL is doing Nanowrimo this year! The goal is to write 50,000 starting November 1 and ending November 30. Join us now to start preparing for the big writing marathon. Ask at your local branch about in person meet ups, write ins, and prep activities. All ages are welcome to participate, and you ca...read more
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Oct. 11
All Locations
Closed for Holiday.
Horror Club
5PM
 Horror Club
Monday, Oct. 11, 5PMHorror Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library
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. 

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1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
10-11 am
 1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 10-11 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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 a...read more

1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
11-12 pm
 1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 11-12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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 a...read more

Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Fair Oaks Virtual Storytime
11-11:30
 Fair Oaks Virtual Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 11-11:30
(2nd Tuesday: 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, & 12/14)
Fair Oaks Virtual St
Fair Oaks Library
Join us on a virtual Storytime adventure. Read books, sing songs, and have fun!
Let’s Talk: College Admissions 101 (Virtual)
4:00pm
Let’s Talk: College Admissions 101 (Virtual)
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 4:00pmLet’s Talk: Co
All Locations
For Teens (13-19). Application fees? Transcripts? Essay? Test Scores? Recommendation Letters? We'll talk about the college admissions process with a focus on California universities and community colleges.The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before the event. If no participants are...read more
TWEEN/TEEN Homework Help Resource Tour (virtual)
4:30 pm
TWEEN/TEEN Homework Help Resource Tour (virtual)
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 4:30 pmTWEEN/TEEN Homework
Troke Branch Library
Improve your grades with free help from profesional tutors!  Troke library staff will take you through a 'tour' of the library's homework help database TUTOR.COM.  Discover the safe connection to amazing tutors who are available 13 hours every day!  Ages 8-17.  T...read more

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All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m.All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
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/caregiv...read more
English Conversation Club
1 pm-2 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1 pm-2 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Practice your English conversation skills with us! Join us for our weekly online meeting where we will discuss different topics in an informal and fun setting as well as play games to help improve your English speaking ability and confidence. This meeting is intended for adults and will take place o...read more

Spooky Story Hour
6:30 pm
  Spooky Story Hour
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 pm  Spooky Story Hour
Troke Branch Library
Join us online in the dark (one minute after sunset!) We'll read and hear scary short stories and passages from scary books.

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1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
11-12 pm
 1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
Thursday, Oct. 14, 11-12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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 a...read more

1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
10-11 am
 1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
Thursday, Oct. 14, 10-11 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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 a...read more

Creative Fiber Arts Crafters
3:30pm - 4:30 pm
 Creative Fiber Arts Crafters
Thursday, Oct. 14, 3:30pm - 4:30 pmCreative Fiber Arts
Linden Branch Library
Do you knit? Crochet? Cross stitch or needlepoint? Do you make your own yarn? If you've got a craft or hobby that involves fibers, join us as we hang out virtually! We can share patterns, advice, or just vent about how a project has been particularly frustrating lately - or just get to know othe...read more

VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.VIRTUAL Animal Antic
All Locations
Attending storytimes is a fun way to help your children get ready to read. You are welcome to join us as we enjoy animal songs and stories. We'll read, sing, talk, and play!Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of storytime, to receive a Microsoft Teams link via email that da...read more
Adult Book Club
3:00pm & 6:00pm
 Adult Book Club
Thursday, Oct. 14, 3:00pm & 6:00pmAdult Book Club
Ripon Branch Library
Adult Book Club is currently FULL.Please visit the Ripon Branch for more information.
Virtual Lego Builders
3:30 PM
 Virtual Lego Builders
Thursday, Oct. 14, 3:30 PM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
Join us virtually from home building with Legos or sharing your creations!  We ask that parents be present with their children during this program.  Participation is limited so sign-ups are required.

Sew a Fabric Zipper Bag
4:30 PM
 Sew a Fabric Zipper Bag
Thursday, Oct. 14, 4:30 PMSew a Fabric Zipper
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Teens and Adults,If you know how to use a sewing machine & would like to learn how to make a small fabric zipper bag, join our virtual program on Thursday, October 14 at 4:30 pm on Microsoft Teams. Anyone ages 13 and up is invited. Registration is required as space is limited. Materials will be ...read more

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Messy Science with Ms. Mandie
2:30 pm
 Messy Science with Ms. Mandie
Friday, Oct. 15, 2:30 pmMessy Science with M
Fair Oaks Library
Have you ever wanted to do some fun, messy science experiments but weren't allowed to do them at home? Come to the library! Ms. Mandie will be doing some fun (and messy) science experiments in the parking lot at the Fair Oaks library.
Tracy English Conversation Club (Virtual)
4:00pm
Tracy English Conversation Club (Virtual)
Friday, Oct. 15, 4:00pmTracy English Conver
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults only. Tracy Residents only. Practice your English conversations skills in a casual group setting. Fall 2021 Dates: 8/6, 8/13, 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 12/3, 12/17Spring 2022 Dates: 1/7, 2/11, 3/11, 4/15, 5/13The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before the event.The virt...read more

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SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
 SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
Monday, Oct. 18SSJCPL Does Nanowrim
All Locations
SSJCPL is doing Nanowrimo this year! The goal is to write 50,000 starting November 1 and ending November 30. Join us now to start preparing for the big writing marathon. Ask at your local branch about in person meet ups, write ins, and prep activities. All ages are welcome to participate, and you ca...read more
Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Monday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Tracy Easy Reader Book Club (Virtual)
4:00pm
Tracy Easy Reader Book Club (Virtual)
Monday, Oct. 18, 4:00pmTracy Easy Reader Bo
Tracy Branch Library
For Ages 6+. Tracy Residents Only. Must register in person.Chat about a fun book while improving your reading comprehension skills!To join the book club: Pick up the book and craft materials from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk. Read the book at home before the virtual meeting. Attend the vir...read more
Horror Club
5PM
 Horror Club
Monday, Oct. 18, 5PMHorror Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library
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. 

Pumpkin Carving Party (Virtual @ Troke)
6p to 7p
Pumpkin Carving Party (Virtual @ Troke)
Monday, Oct. 18, 6p to 7pPumpkin Carving Part
Troke Branch Library
It’s pumpkin carving party time! Join us for a festive celebration as we carve pumpkins together virtually. We’ll swap tips, listen to fun seasonal music, and have a “gourd” ol’ time! Once you’ve registered, pick up your free pumpkin and carving supply kit startin...read more
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Pumpkin-palooza!
 Pumpkin-palooza!
Tuesday, Oct. 19Pumpkin-palooza!
Manteca Branch Library
It's a pumpkin-palooza at the Manteca Library this October! We miss our decorating parties with you, so we're sending the fun home this year. Pick up your pumpkin between October 19th and 22nd and grab a decorating kit to help glam your gourd. While you're here, we'll ask for a few w...read more
1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
10-11 am
 1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10-11 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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 a...read more

1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
11-12 pm
 1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 11-12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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 a...read more

Spice it Up! Escalon Library Spice Club
3pm
Spice it Up! Escalon Library Spice Club
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 3pmSpice it Up! Escalon
Escalon Branch Library
Explore a world of flavor from the comfort of your own home. Each month we will explore a new spices, their history, how to use them and a few recipes to try. Spice kits ( include a small amount of the spice)  can be picked up in the library, while supplies last.October's spice is  Gro...read more
Virtual Writing Group Session 3
4:00 PM
 Virtual Writing Group Session 3
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:00 PMVirtual Writing Grou
Escalon Branch Library
Come join a virtual writing group to practice your writing with little to no pressure. This writing program is based off R.L. Stine's writing program and the writing packet link will be shared during the program. This is session 3, but don't worry, you don't need to have attended session...read more
Make a Paper Pumpkin
4:30 PM
 Make a Paper Pumpkin
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:30 PMMake a Paper Pumpkin
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tweens & Teens,Interested in craft? Join our virtual craft program on Thursday, October 19 at 4:30 PM on the Microsoft Teams and learn how to make a 3D paper pumpkin. Anyone ages 10 and older is invited to register for the event. Registration is required and will begin on October 1, 2021. Craft ...read more

TEEN STEM LAB-Kitchen Science (virtual@Troke)
4:30 pm
TEEN STEM LAB-Kitchen Science (virtual@Troke)
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:30 pm
Troke Branch Library
"Pump Up the Volume"  Make your own speakers for your cell phone!  Use everyday items and learn how to design and assemble the 'speakers'.Ages 10-17.  For the program you will need: an empty paper towel roll; 2 large plastic disposable party drink cups; your cell pho...read more

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Pumpkin-palooza!
 Pumpkin-palooza!
Wednesday, Oct. 20Pumpkin-palooza!
Manteca Branch Library
It's a pumpkin-palooza at the Manteca Library this October! We miss our decorating parties with you, so we're sending the fun home this year. Pick up your pumpkin between October 19th and 22nd and grab a decorating kit to help glam your gourd. While you're here, we'll ask for a few w...read more
Story Time at the Park
10:30AM-11:15AM
 Story Time at the Park
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10:30AM-11:15AMStory Time at the Pa
Troke Branch Library
Join Ms. Kari for outdoor Story Time at Nelson Park!  This week's theme will center around bats and will feature a couple of stories, some songs, and a craft.  This free program is designed for children under 5 years old.  Nelson Park is located at 3619 Brookview Dr., Stockto...read more
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
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/caregiv...read more
English Conversation Club
1 pm-2 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1 pm-2 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Practice your English conversation skills with us! Join us for our weekly online meeting where we will discuss different topics in an informal and fun setting as well as play games to help improve your English speaking ability and confidence. This meeting is intended for adults and will take place o...read more

Cyndee’s Selections
4:00 p.m.
 Cyndee’s Selections
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:00 p.m.Cyndee’s Selec
Virtual Branch
Let's have a conversation!  What is on your reading list?  Do you have a favorite film or music genre you want to discuss?  Join us every third Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.We will host a virtual session to discuss different topics.

Make-It! Mandala Paper Quilling for Teens/Adults (Virtual)
4:00pm
Make-It! Mandala Paper Quilling for Teens/Adults (Virtual)
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:00pm
Tracy Branch Library
For Teens and Adults (13 and up). Tracy Residents Only. Let's make this month's String Art take-home craft together! Grab the take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk (while supplies last). Register to get the link for the virtual meeting.The virtual meeting link will...read more
Creepy Glove Monster STEAM Craft Virtual@Troke
4:30 pm
Creepy Glove Monster STEAM Craft Virtual@Troke
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:30 pmCreepy Glove Monster
Troke Branch Library
Join us online to learn how to make this creepy inflatable glove monster from some ordinary supplies. Registration required. 

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Pumpkin-palooza!
 Pumpkin-palooza!
Thursday, Oct. 21Pumpkin-palooza!
Manteca Branch Library
It's a pumpkin-palooza at the Manteca Library this October! We miss our decorating parties with you, so we're sending the fun home this year. Pick up your pumpkin between October 19th and 22nd and grab a decorating kit to help glam your gourd. While you're here, we'll ask for a few w...read more
1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
10-11 am
 1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
Thursday, Oct. 21, 10-11 am
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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 a...read more

1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
11-12 pm
 1-ON-1 Computer Assistance
Thursday, Oct. 21, 11-12 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
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 a...read more

Lotería
10:30AM
 Lotería
Thursday, Oct. 21, 10:30AMLotería
Weston Ranch Branch Library
Cada tercer jueves a las 10:30 AM, ¡juega tu mano en Lotería!El programa está limitado a clientes adultos y se lleva a cabo afuera (si el clima lo permite) hasta nuevo aviso. 
Manteca Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
10:30 a.m.
Manteca Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
Thursday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.Manteca Preschool St
Manteca Branch Library
Welcome back to Manteca Library's Preschool Storytime!Join us virtually for stories, songs and rhymes for your preschooler. We've missed our Manteca families and can't wait to see you again. Don't forget to pick up our themed take home crafts for your little ones! We'll be holdin...read more

VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.VIRTUAL Animal Antic
All Locations
Attending storytimes is a fun way to help your children get ready to read. You are welcome to join us as we enjoy animal songs and stories. We'll read, sing, talk, and play!Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of storytime, to receive a Microsoft Teams link via email that da...read more
Next Chapter Book Club - Virtual
10:30 a.m.
Next Chapter Book Club - Virtual
Thursday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.Next Chapter Book Cl
All Locations
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.
Spooky House Decorating
3pm-5pm
 Spooky House Decorating
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3pm-5pmSpooky House Decorat
Escalon Branch Library
Come by the Escalon Library and join us outside to decorate a spooky house. Basic materials provided. Registration required and limited space. 

Pumpkin Decorating in the Park
3:30 PM
 Pumpkin Decorating in the Park
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3:30 PMPumpkin Decorating i
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Children aged 12 and under are invited to join us at Victory Park in the Totem Picnic Area (north of the Haggin Museum) to decorate their own mini pumpkin. To encourage social distancing there will be two sessions held, one at 3:30 and one at 4:30. Weather permitting.Reservations are REQUIRED, ...read more

Painted Haunted Houses (LINDEN - virtual)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Painted Haunted Houses (LINDEN - virtual)
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Join Linden Branch Library for some painting fun with ceramic haunted houses! 

Let’s Play: Name That YA Book (Virtual)
4:00pm
Let’s Play: Name That YA Book (Virtual)
Thursday, Oct. 21, 4:00pm
All Locations
For Ages 13-19. See how well you know teen books! Try to name books based on covers, characters' names, general descriptions, and more! The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before the event. If no participants are registered, the program will be canceled.The virtual meeting wi...read more

Pumpkin Decorating in the Park
4:30 PM
 Pumpkin Decorating in the Park
Thursday, Oct. 21, 4:30 PMPumpkin Decorating i
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Children aged 12 and under are invited to join us at Victory Park in the Totem Picnic Area (north of the Haggin Museum) to decorate their own mini pumpkin. To encourage social distancing there will be two sessions held, one at 3:30 and one at 4:30. Weather permitting.Reservations are REQUIRED, ...read more

HOWL-O-WEEN Pet Costume Contest (Virtual @Troke)
6:30PM
HOWL-O-WEEN Pet Costume Contest (Virtual @Troke)
Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:30PMHOWL-O-WEEN Pet Cost
Troke Branch Library
Join us for our 1st Annual, pet costume contest and show and tell!!  All pets are welcome: cats, dogs, bunnies, horses, rodents, fish, amphibians, reptiles, insects—whatever!  Prizes will be awarded for Most Original, Scariest, and Cutest Costume!!  This event will be held virtu...read more
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Pumpkin-palooza!
 Pumpkin-palooza!
Friday, Oct. 22Pumpkin-palooza!
Manteca Branch Library
It's a pumpkin-palooza at the Manteca Library this October! We miss our decorating parties with you, so we're sending the fun home this year. Pick up your pumpkin between October 19th and 22nd and grab a decorating kit to help glam your gourd. While you're here, we'll ask for a few w...read more
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Zombie Barbies
1:00PM
 Zombie Barbies
Saturday, Oct. 23, 1:00PMZombie Barbies
Troke Branch Library
Barbie dolls, (both male & female), will receive an undead makeover inspired by the TV show, "The Walking Dead".  Make your own creepy, original creation using old dolls, paint, & accessories.  This free program will be held outside weather permitting.  If you would ...read more

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SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
 SSJCPL Does Nanowrimo
Monday, Oct. 25SSJCPL Does Nanowrim
All Locations
SSJCPL is doing Nanowrimo this year! The goal is to write 50,000 starting November 1 and ending November 30. Join us now to start preparing for the big writing marathon. Ask at your local branch about in person meet ups, write ins, and prep activities. All ages are welcome to participate, and you ca...read more
Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Storytime
Monday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Learning Express Resume Builder Demo/Workshop
4pm
Learning Express Resume Builder Demo/Workshop
Monday, Oct. 25, 4pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Attendees will participate in a demonstration of the Resume Builder feature available from Learning Express, a job and career electronic resource provided through the Stockoton - San Joaquin County Public Library.  This thirty minute demonstration will introduce participants to the Learning Exp...read more

Beginning Genealogy Series - Virtual
11:30 am
Beginning Genealogy Series - Virtual
Monday, Oct. 25, 11:30 am
(Monday, Sept 27, 11:30; Monday, Oct 25, 11:30; Monday, Nov 29, 11:30; Monday, Dec 20, 11:30)

Virtual Branch
Have you ever wanted to explore your family history, but didn’t know where to begin? This interactive program can help get you started. We’ll walk you through the basics step-by-step. Join us online at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept 27th for our first meeting. Registration is required, and y...read more
Horror Club
5PM
 Horror Club
Monday, Oct. 25, 5PMHorror Club
Weston Ranch Branch Library
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. 

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All About Adults - Virtual
2:30 p.m.
 All About Adults - Virtual
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m.All About Adults - V
All Locations
Check out our Facebook,Youtube, and Instagram videos for crafts, book recommendations, and more!
Virtual Self-Improvement Discussion Group
4:00 PM
Virtual Self-Improvement Discussion Group
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:00 PMVirtual Self-Improve
Escalon Branch Library
Hang out virtually and discuss self-improvement articles, podcasts, and books. What have you been reading/watching/listening to lately?
VIRTUAL Compassionate Kids Book Club
4:30 p.m.
VIRTUAL Compassionate Kids Book Club
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m.VIRTUAL Compassionat
All Locations
Books can help young ones develop empathy and a deeper understanding of themselves and each other. Kids can check out the featured book from the library, read it, and at the end of the month, meet and respectfully discuss insights and thoughts about the prevailing themes.  We'll r...read more
DIY Wooden Jack-o-Lanterns! (LINDEN - virtual)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
DIY Wooden Jack-o-Lanterns! (LINDEN - virtual)
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Come join the Linden Branch Library to paint or color small wooden boxes shaped like pumpkins! 

TEEN Craft-Creepy Spider Jar (virtual @ Troke)
4:30PM
TEEN Craft-Creepy Spider Jar (virtual @ Troke)
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30PMTEEN Craft-Creepy Sp
Troke Branch Library
Design a 'cre-e-e-e-e-py' glowing jar of spiders to scare your guests!Ages 8-17; space limited.  Pick up a material packet after October 13th.Register here online or in the library before October 26th to receive the meeting link. Downloading 'Teams' is not required to join - jus...read more

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All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m.
All About Baby-Virtual Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m.All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
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/caregiv...read more
Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest
1pm
Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1pmLiterary Pumpkin Dec
Escalon Branch Library
Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite book character. You can use any pumpkin and any materials. Pumpkins must be turned into Escalon library by October 27,2021, please inlcude name and number with submission. Cast your vote online or in person starting 10/28/21-10/29/21. Winner will be announced on O...read more
English Conversation Club
1 pm-2 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1 pm-2 pmEnglish Conversation
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Practice your English conversation skills with us! Join us for our weekly online meeting where we will discuss different topics in an informal and fun setting as well as play games to help improve your English speaking ability and confidence. This meeting is intended for adults and will take place o...read more

Make-It! Candy Popper for Kids (Virtual)
4:00pm
Make-It! Candy Popper for Kids (Virtual)
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4:00pmMake-It! Candy Poppe
Tracy Branch Library
For Children 0-12. Tracy Residents Only. Let's make this month's kids' take-home crafts together! Grab the take-home crafts from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk (while supplies last). Register to get the link for the virtual meeting.The virtual meeting link will be sent the d...read more
Bookish Bites: Goosebumps inspired recipe
4pm
Bookish Bites: Goosebumps inspired recipe
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4pm
All Locations
**Registration Required**Join the Escalon and Mountain House Library staff as we make delicious recipes inspired by great reads. Check us out virtually to learn the recipe and steps, or follow along in your own kitchen - we will provided a list of ingredients after registration.Wednesday, October 27...read more
Write Here! Challenge: Very Short Scary Stories
5:00 pm
Write Here! Challenge: Very Short Scary Stories
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5:00 pmWrite Here! Challeng
Troke Branch Library
Calling writers of all ages to our October challenge: write a scary story using only two sentences.

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VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 VIRTUAL Animal Antics Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.VIRTUAL Animal Antic
All Locations
Attending storytimes is a fun way to help your children get ready to read. You are welcome to join us as we enjoy animal songs and stories. We'll read, sing, talk, and play!Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of storytime, to receive a Microsoft Teams link via email that da...read more
Poetry: Theory and Criticism
4pm - 4:30pm
 Poetry: Theory and Criticism
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4pm - 4:30pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Poetry: Theory and Criticism is a half hour discussion group centering on a work of substantial merit written by an established poet. This event is geared for those whose tastes are geared towards literature and aesthetic philosophy and desire a place to further their understanding of the artform of...read more

Goodreads Virtual Book Club
2:30 p.m.
 Goodreads Virtual Book Club
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m.Goodreads Virtual Bo
All Locations
Join the Goodreads Virtual Book Club Live as we discuss a new book every month! Held live on the library's Facebook and Instagram pages. 
Decorate a Sugar Skull
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Decorate a Sugar Skull
Thursday, Oct. 28, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.Decorate a Sugar Sku
Martin Luther King Plaza
Decorate a sugar skull!  Registration is required ages 8 and up.  One skull per participant.  Participant will need to be present.  No takeaways will be available.

Virtual Retro Video Game Club
4:00pm
 Virtual Retro Video Game Club
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:00pmVirtual Retro Video
Virtual Branch
Join us as we learn about retro video game systems of the past. In this session we will take a look at the early Nintendo Entertainment System also know as the NES. Free to join through Microsoft TEAMS. Register today and a link will be sent on a later date to join the session through Microsoft TEAM...read more
Books in the Barnyard
4:30 p.m.
 Books in the Barnyard
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m.Books in the Barnyar
Dr. Martin Luther King Plaza
Come practice your reading skills with a furry or feathered friend from Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary! We'll sit in a grassy area outside at Dr. Martin Luther King Plaza, located across the Cesar Chavez Central Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Please register in person, by telep...read more

Costume Party (Virtual @ Troke)
4:30p to 5:30p
 Costume Party (Virtual @ Troke)
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30p to 5:30pCostume Party (Virtu
Troke Branch Library
Looking for another excuse to show off your awesome Halloween costume? Join us for a virtual costume party! Show up in your goofiest, spookiest, punniest, cutest, most creative costume! We will play Halloween word games, listen to fun music, and talk about our favorite Halloween things!All participa...read more

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Bilingual Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Bilingual Story Time
Friday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Virtual Branch
Have fun with stories, songs, rhymes, and movement inEnglish and Spanish. Learn easy tips on how to developearly literacy skills in youryoung children. Register online at www.ssjcpl.org or in person at the Children’s desk. Have fun with stories, songs, rhymes, and movement inEnglish and S...read more

Scary Stories to Tell in the Daytime + VIRTUAL costume "parade"
3:30 PM
Scary Stories to Tell in the Daytime + VIRTUAL costume "parade"
Friday, Oct. 29, 3:30 PMScary Stories to Tel
Cesar Chavez Central Library
It's time to get your spooky on with some scary (but not TOO scary!) read-aloud short stories and a VIRTUAL costume "parade."  Join us via Microsoft Teams for a frightfully good time. Please register by 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the program, and a link to join the virtual event ...read more
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Caregiver Connect-Virtual support Group
9:15am
Caregiver Connect-Virtual support Group
Saturday, Oct. 30, 9:15am
All Locations
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...read more
Spooktacular Storytime (LINDEN - virtual)
11:00am - 11:30am
Spooktacular Storytime (LINDEN - virtual)
Saturday, Oct. 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Linden Branch Library
Come join the Linden Branch Library for a spook-tacular storytime!

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