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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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Saturday, Jan. 1
All Locations
Closed for Holiday.
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Winter Reading Challenge
 Winter Reading Challenge
Sunday, Jan. 2Winter Reading Chall
Tracy Branch Library
December 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022.Read to win prizes! Pick up a reading log the library, read books, and return the log to earn prizes.You can also complete reading logs online and pick up prizes from the library.http://ssjcpl.org/programs/winReading.html
Spring Take-Home Crafts
 Spring Take-Home Crafts
Sunday, Jan. 2Spring Take-Home Cra
Tracy Branch Library
Grab a take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk while supplies last! Instructions included. For Children (Age 0-12)Note: Some crafts may contain small pieces that may pose a choking hazard, especially for those under 3. Use at your own risk.January Silly Polar Bear Magne...read more
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Kindness Quilt (In-Person @ Troke)
During Open Hours
Kindness Quilt (In-Person @ Troke)
Monday, Jan. 3, During Open HoursKindness Quilt (In-P
Troke Branch Library
What does kindness mean to you?  Ask a staff person for the supplies to draw how you think kindness should be represented in your community. This will be done at the library during open hours. Please try your best as each individual piece will be put together to make one large quilt that will b...read more
Horror Club
5PM
 Horror Club
Monday, Jan. 3, 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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Outdoor Story Time!
10:30 AM
 Outdoor Story Time!
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 10:30 AMOutdoor Story Time!
Troke Branch Library
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 canceled). Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and activities. ...read more
Chavez Book Club for Adults
10:30 am
 Chavez Book Club for Adults
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 10:30 amChavez Book Club for
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join our friendly and interesting discussion.  Our selection for the January meeting is The Good Neighbor: the life and work of Fred Rogers, by Maxwell King. Reserve a copy now online or by calling the reference desk (209-3-937-8221, ex 3).

Teen Advisory Group Meeting (Virtual)
5:00pm
Teen Advisory Group Meeting (Virtual)
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 5:00pm
(Jan 4, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 5, May 10, 2022)
Teen Advisory Group
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 13-18. Tracy Residents only. Help plan upcoming teen programs! Also, give your ideas on the ways in which the library can provide better materials and service to teens.Ask for a volunteer application at the library's checkout desk if you are interested in joining the group.Participants...read more
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Personal ’Flair’ Note Cards-Seniors-all month
Personal ’Flair’ Note Cards-Seniors-all month
Wednesday, Jan. 5,
Troke Branch Library
Enjoy making your own note cards on premium paper using delightful stamps!  Paper & envelope sets include rubber stamps of your choice and stamp pads to create personal stationary.Pick up your 'stationary kit' anytime starting January 5th for this Take Home craft.  Supplies lim...read more
English Conversation Club
1 pm-2 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 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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Gadget Clinic
 Gadget Clinic
Thursday, Jan. 6
Escalon Branch Library
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 t...read more
Manteca Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
Cancelled
Manteca Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
Thursday, Jan. 6, Cancelled
(Every other Thursday, Jan 6 - Mar 3, and Mar 24)

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

Computer Classes for Beginners
10:30 am - 12 pm
 Computer Classes for Beginners
Thursday, Jan. 6, 10:30 am - 12 pmComputer Classes for
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults and seniors who have very little or no knowledge of the subjects.* Mobile 101 - January 6, 2022 * Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMovies - January 13...read more
Bite-Sized Storytime -- Virtual@Troke
11:00 am
Bite-Sized Storytime -- Virtual@Troke
Thursday, Jan. 6, 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
Join us 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. Registration is required for this Microsoft Teams event...read more

Mountain House Storytime on the Patio
11:00am
Mountain House Storytime on the Patio
Thursday, Jan. 6, 11:00amMountain House Story
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us for storytime at the Mountain House Library in the outside patio on Thursdays at 11:00am.We will have lots of fun with age appropriate stories, songs and fingerplays.  
Fox Needlepoint Craft (Virtual @ Troke)
4:30PM
Fox Needlepoint Craft (Virtual @ Troke)
Thursday, Jan. 6, 4:30PMFox Needlepoint Craf
Troke Branch Library
Learn how to needlepoint this cute and easy fox! We will meet virtually to make them and registration is required. Kit will be ready for pickup once you have registered.  This program is recommended for 8 years old and up.  
Lego Club (Virtual)
5:00pm
 Lego Club (Virtual)
Thursday, Jan. 6, 5:00pm
(Jan 6, Feb 10, 2022)
Lego Club (Virtual)
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 0-12. Let's build together! Each month this spring we'll get together virtually to try fun Lego challenges. Participants must have their own Legos or other building blocks at home.The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before each monthly meeting. The meeting will be he...read more

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January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Friday, Jan. 7, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Maya Angelou Garden Club
10:30AM
 Maya Angelou Garden Club
Friday, Jan. 7, 10:30AM
Maya Angelou Branch Library
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.

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January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Saturday, Jan. 8, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
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DIY MLK JR. Agamograph (In-Person @ Troke)
During Open Hours
DIY MLK JR. Agamograph (In-Person @ Troke)
Monday, Jan. 10, During Open HoursDIY MLK JR. Agamogra
Troke Branch Library
Visit the children's area at Troke Library and make a Martin Luther King Jr. Agamograph. Available the week of January 10-14 during open hours.  If you prefer, you can take it and make it at home.  
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Monday, Jan. 10, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Horror Club
5PM
 Horror Club
Monday, Jan. 10, 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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DIY MLK JR. Agamograph (In-Person @ Troke)
During Open Hours
DIY MLK JR. Agamograph (In-Person @ Troke)
Tuesday, Jan. 11, During Open HoursDIY MLK JR. Agamogra
Troke Branch Library
Visit the children's area at Troke Library and make a Martin Luther King Jr. Agamograph. Available the week of January 10-14 during open hours.  If you prefer, you can take it and make it at home.  
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Tuesday, Jan. 11, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Outdoor Story Time!
10:30 AM
 Outdoor Story Time!
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 10:30 AMOutdoor Story Time!
Troke Branch Library
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 canceled). Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and activities. ...read more
Escalon Monthly Spice Club
3pm
 Escalon Monthly Spice Club
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 3pm
Escalon Branch Library
Explore a world of flavor from the comfort of your own home. Each month we will explore  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.January's spice is Garam...read more
Pete The Cat Groovy New Year Party
3:30pm
Pete The Cat Groovy New Year Party
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 3:30pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Join us to celebrate the New Year with Pete the Cat.  There will be stories, games, crafts and fun all happening on our patio outside.  It all happens starting at 3:30pm at the Mountain House Branch Library, 201 E. Main St., Mountain House, CA 95391.  If you want to know more about Pe...read more
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
4:00 PM
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 4:00 PMSewing Basics for Te
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing, including operating a sewing machine, threading a bobbi...read more
Virtual Writing Group
4:00 PM
 Virtual Writing Group
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 4:00 PM
Escalon Branch Library
Come join a virtual writing group to practice your writing with little to no pressure. We'll discuss popular writing tips and then write for a set amount of time. For children ages 8-12.
Make a Peace Dove Origami Mobile - (virtual @ Troke)
4:30pm
Make a Peace Dove Origami Mobile - (virtual @ Troke)
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday & Civil Rights Day by making PEACE doves with special Origami paper!  We will explore this craft using the 'Kirigami' technigue of paper folding.  You will finish the craft as a mobile.Ages 8-17.  Pick up a packet of material...read more

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DIY MLK JR. Agamograph (In-Person @ Troke)
During Open Hours
DIY MLK JR. Agamograph (In-Person @ Troke)
Wednesday, Jan. 12, During Open HoursDIY MLK JR. Agamogra
Troke Branch Library
Visit the children's area at Troke Library and make a Martin Luther King Jr. Agamograph. Available the week of January 10-14 during open hours.  If you prefer, you can take it and make it at home.  
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Wednesday, Jan. 12, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
English Conversation Club
1 pm-2 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 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! Wood Slice Painting for Teens/Adults (Virtual)
4:00pm
Make-It! Wood Slice Painting for Teens/Adults (Virtual)
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 4:00pmMake-It! Wood Slice
Tracy Branch Library
Ages 13+. Tracy Residents only. 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 ...read more
DIY Body Scrub -- Virtual@Troke
4:45 pm
 DIY Body Scrub -- Virtual@Troke
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 4:45 pmDIY Body Scrub -- Vi
Troke Branch Library
Make your own body scrub that will exfoliate and moisturize your skin at the same time. This is a vegan, allergen-friendly craft that is gentle on sensitive skin. If you're registered, you'll be notified when to pick up supplies for this program.  Supplies are limited, so be sure to reg...read more

Kindness Rocks! (Virtual)
5pm
 Kindness Rocks! (Virtual)
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 5pm
Manteca Branch Library
Wednesday, Jan 12th at 5pmStretch your creative muscles and create an inspirational rock to keep or to share.  Supplies will be available for pick up at the Manteca Library Information Desk between Jan 5th-Jan 11th.

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DIY MLK JR. Agamograph (In-Person @ Troke)
During Open Hours
DIY MLK JR. Agamograph (In-Person @ Troke)
Thursday, Jan. 13, During Open HoursDIY MLK JR. Agamogra
Troke Branch Library
Visit the children's area at Troke Library and make a Martin Luther King Jr. Agamograph. Available the week of January 10-14 during open hours.  If you prefer, you can take it and make it at home.  
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Thursday, Jan. 13, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Gadget Clinic
 Gadget Clinic
Thursday, Jan. 13
Escalon Branch Library
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 t...read more
Computer Classes for Beginners
10:30 am - 12 pm
 Computer Classes for Beginners
Thursday, Jan. 13, 10:30 am - 12 pmComputer Classes for
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults and seniors who have very little or no knowledge of the subjects.* Mobile 101 - January 6, 2022 * Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMovies - January 13...read more
Bite-Sized Storytime -- Virtual@Troke
11:00 am
Bite-Sized Storytime -- Virtual@Troke
Thursday, Jan. 13, 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
Join us 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. Registration is required for this Microsoft Teams event...read more

Mountain House Storytime on the Patio
11:00am
Mountain House Storytime on the Patio
Thursday, Jan. 13, 11:00amMountain House Story
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us for storytime at the Mountain House Library in the outside patio on Thursdays at 11:00am.We will have lots of fun with age appropriate stories, songs and fingerplays.  
Adult Book Club
3:00pm & 6:00pm
 Adult Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 13, 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, Jan. 13, 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.

Tween/Teen Camera shaped Journal
4pm
Tween/Teen Camera shaped Journal
Thursday, Jan. 13, 4pm
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by th Escalon Library and pick up a kit to create a camera shaped journal. You can make it on your own or join us virtually as we make one. All necessary supplies included except scissors.See the New Year through a new lens!

Girl’s Who Code (Virtual @ Troke Library)
4:30 PM
Girl’s Who Code (Virtual @ Troke Library)
Thursday, Jan. 13, 4:30 PMGirl’s Who Cod
Troke Branch Library
Session begins January 13th and is open to both boys and girls who are in 3rd through 5th grade. Curriculum is based on the hit book series, “Girl’s Who Code”. There is a 10-week minimum commitment (excluding extenuating circumstances), as each week we will be covering new and exci...read more

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DIY MLK JR. Agamograph (In-Person @ Troke)
During Open Hours
DIY MLK JR. Agamograph (In-Person @ Troke)
Friday, Jan. 14, During Open HoursDIY MLK JR. Agamogra
Troke Branch Library
Visit the children's area at Troke Library and make a Martin Luther King Jr. Agamograph. Available the week of January 10-14 during open hours.  If you prefer, you can take it and make it at home.  
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Friday, Jan. 14, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Kids craft Bag=DIY tabletop Ice Hockey game
Kids craft Bag=DIY tabletop Ice Hockey game
Friday, Jan. 14,
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library and pick up a kids craft bag to create your own tabletop ice hockey game, while supplies last. 
Tracy English Conversation Club (Virtual)
4:00pm
Tracy English Conversation Club (Virtual)
Friday, Jan. 14, 4:00pm
(Jan 14, Feb 11, 2022)
Tracy English Conver
Tracy Branch Library
For Adults only. Tracy Residents only. Practice your English conversations skills in a casual group setting. The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before the event. The virtual meeting will be held in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams meetings can be accessed for free via mobil...read more

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January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Saturday, Jan. 15, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Caregivers Connect-Virtual Support Group
9:15am-9:45am
Caregivers Connect-Virtual Support Group
Saturday, Jan. 15, 9:15am-9:45am
Virtual Branch
Join us for a virtual community support group for those who are caring for a loved one.  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. 
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 17,
All Locations
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Monday, Jan. 17, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Horror Club
5PM
 Horror Club
Monday, Jan. 17, 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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January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Tuesday, Jan. 18, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Outdoor Story Time!
10:30 AM
 Outdoor Story Time!
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 10:30 AMOutdoor Story Time!
Troke Branch Library
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 canceled). Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and activities. ...read more
Adult Winter Hygge packs
3pm
 Adult Winter Hygge packs
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 3pm
Escalon Branch Library
Get cozy this winter!  Adults can stop by the Escalon Library and pick up a winter Hygge pack. While supplies last.
Watercolor Spray Snowflakes
3:30 p.m.
 Watercolor Spray Snowflakes
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m.Watercolor Spray Sno
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Craft up a snow flurry with snowflake stencils and watercolor spray.
STEM LAB - The Science of Rock Candy (virtual @ Troke)
4:30pm
STEM LAB - The Science of Rock Candy (virtual @ Troke)
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 4:30pm
Troke Branch Library
Tweens and teens will make rock candy through staff direction, using items from home, (we will supply candy sticks).  This activity will be presented as a 'lab experiment' and we will discuss the 'science' of how the ingredients become 'rock candy'.Ages 11 to 17.  P...read more

Teen Tuesday (Virtual)
5:00pm
 Teen Tuesday (Virtual)
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 5:00pm
(Jan 18, Feb 22, 2022)

Tracy Branch Library
Ages 13-18. You’re invited to hang out with other teens for book discussions, games, crafts, watch-a-longs, etc. Activities will vary month-to-month. January 18th, 2022Let's Draw Anime. We'll follow an AnimeOutline drawing tutorial as a group. No...read more
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January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Wednesday, Jan. 19, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Story Time at the Park
10:30 AM
 Story Time at the Park
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 10:30 AMStory Time at the Pa
Troke Branch Library
Join Ms. Kari for outdoor Story Time at Nelson Park!  We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  Each month we have a different theme 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...read more
English Conversation Club
1 pm-2 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 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

Vision Board Party
3:30PM-4:30PM
 Vision Board Party
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 3:30PM-4:30PMVision Board Party
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Celebrate the New Year by creating a visual representation of your dreams and goals for 2022.
Penguin Craft
4:00 p.m.
 Penguin Craft
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 4:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us for a winter-themed craft!  While supplies last. One craft per child.  No takeaways. Ages 4-10
Cyndee’s Selections
4:00 p.m.
 Cyndee’s Selections
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 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.

Wintry STEAM Watercolor Art -- Virtual@Troke
4:45 pm
Wintry STEAM Watercolor Art -- Virtual@Troke
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 4:45 pmWintry STEAM Waterco
Troke Branch Library
Let's experiment with salt and watercolor paint, and make our picture especially wintry with ink stamps.  Registration is required for this online program.  After you register, we'll email you a link to the virtual program on Microsoft Teams. We will also email to let you know when...read more

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January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Thursday, Jan. 20, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Gadget Clinic
 Gadget Clinic
Thursday, Jan. 20
Escalon Branch Library
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 t...read more
Manteca Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
10:30 am
Manteca Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
Thursday, Jan. 20, 10:30 am
(Every other Thursday, Jan 6 - Mar 3, and Mar 24)

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

Computer Classes for Beginners
10:30 am - 12 pm
 Computer Classes for Beginners
Thursday, Jan. 20, 10:30 am - 12 pmComputer Classes for
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults and seniors who have very little or no knowledge of the subjects.* Mobile 101 - January 6, 2022 * Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMovies - January 13...read more
Bite-Sized Storytime -- Virtual@Troke
11 am
Bite-Sized Storytime -- Virtual@Troke
Thursday, Jan. 20, 11 am
Troke Branch Library
Join us 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. Registration is required for this Microsoft Teams event...read more

Mountain House Storytime on the Patio
11:00am
Mountain House Storytime on the Patio
Thursday, Jan. 20, 11:00amMountain House Story
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us for storytime at the Mountain House Library in the outside patio on Thursdays at 11:00am.We will have lots of fun with age appropriate stories, songs and fingerplays.  
Stamp a Snowperson
3:30 p.m.
 Stamp a Snowperson
Thursday, Jan. 20, 3:30 p.m.Stamp a Snowperson
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Do you want to stamp a snowperson? Come on! Let's play.
Girl’s Who Code (Virtual @ Troke Library)
4:30 PM
Girl’s Who Code (Virtual @ Troke Library)
Thursday, Jan. 20, 4:30 PMGirl’s Who Cod
Troke Branch Library
Session begins January 13th and is open to both boys and girls who are in 3rd through 5th grade. Curriculum is based on the hit book series, “Girl’s Who Code”. There is a 10-week minimum commitment (excluding extenuating circumstances), as each week we will be covering new and exci...read more

Let’s Read Together (Virtual)
5:00pm
Let’s Read Together (Virtual)
Thursday, Jan. 20, 5:00pm
(Jan 20, Feb 24, 2022)
Let’s Read Tog
Tracy Branch Library
Grades 1, 2, and 3. Space is limited.Early readers can improve their reading fluency by participating in round-robin reading each month this spring.The virtual meeting link will be sent the day before each monthly meeting. The meeting will be held using Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams mee...read more

Diy Pizza Pan Magnet Board (Virtual @ Troke)
6:30 PM
Diy Pizza Pan Magnet Board (Virtual @ Troke)
Thursday, Jan. 20, 6:30 PMDiy Pizza Pan Magnet
Troke Branch Library
Pizza pans aren't just for making pizza!  Decorate one with paint, paper, and magnets to hang in your room.  This free program is for ages 12-17 and will be held virtually.  Please register in advance as space is limited.  

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January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Friday, Jan. 21, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
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January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Saturday, Jan. 22, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Frozen Crafternoon (Virtual @ Troke)
1:00 PM
Frozen Crafternoon (Virtual @ Troke)
Saturday, Jan. 22, 1:00 PMFrozen Crafternoon (
Troke Branch Library
Join Ms.Kari for a fun afternoon of making Frozen crafts!  Take home bags will include the supplies to make 3 crafts. We will meet virtually to make them, listen to songs from the movies, and have fun!  Registration is required as space is limited.  This program is designed for childr...read more

Finger Knit Beanie Hats
3:00pm - 4:00pm
 Finger Knit Beanie Hats
Saturday, Jan. 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Linden Branch Library
Grab your yarn of choice and join Linden Branch Library to learn how to finger knit a beanie hat for the cold weather! You don't need needles or any experience with knitting - we'll go over finger knitting basics to start before diving into the beanie hat pattern!

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Lunar New Year Craft (In-Person @ Troke
During Open Hours
Lunar New Year Craft (In-Person @ Troke
Monday, Jan. 24, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
Visit the children's area at Troke Library and make a tiger lantern and learn about Lunar New Year!. Available the week of January 24-28 during open hours.  If you prefer, you can take it and make it at home.
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Monday, Jan. 24, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Horror Club
5PM
 Horror Club
Monday, Jan. 24, 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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Lunar New Year Craft (In-Person @ Troke
During Open Hours
Lunar New Year Craft (In-Person @ Troke
Tuesday, Jan. 25, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
Visit the children's area at Troke Library and make a tiger lantern and learn about Lunar New Year!. Available the week of January 24-28 during open hours.  If you prefer, you can take it and make it at home.
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Tuesday, Jan. 25, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Bingo
10:30AM
 Bingo
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10:30AM Bingo
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come and play Bingo at the Library!!
Outdoor Story Time!
10:30 AM
 Outdoor Story Time!
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10:30 AMOutdoor Story Time!
Troke Branch Library
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 canceled). Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and activities. ...read more
Color Your Own Hat
3:30 p.m.
 Color Your Own Hat
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m.Color Your Own Hat
Cesar Chavez Central Library
All are welcome as we color our own hat.
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
4 PM
Sewing Basics for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4 PMSewing Basics for Te
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library offers Sewing Basics class for teens and adults every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the MakerSpace room on the 2nd floor. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing, including operating a sewing machine, threading a bobbi...read more
Space Science in the Garden
4:00pm
 Space Science in the Garden
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4:00pm
Mountain House Branch Library
Join the Mountain House library for an out ofthis world space program. Learn about the constellations in the sky, why the moon looks different each night, and view some amazing pictures taken from around the universe with these fun (and yummy) activities. Space is limited. Please check in at th...read more
Need a Tutor? Need Help with test prep? (virtual@Troke)
4:30pm
Need a Tutor? Need Help with test prep? (virtual@Troke)
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4:30pmNeed a Tutor? Need H
Troke Branch Library
Learn how to get FREE turtoring via Library databases!  Get the help you need, when YOU need it and improve your grades and test scores!  Includes a database with 'live' homework assistance!Ages 11-17.  Parents welcome to join in this informational program.Registration is requ...read more

Wreath-around the year (Virtual)
5 pm
Wreath-around the year (Virtual)
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 5 pm
Manteca Branch Library
Tuesday, Jan 25th at 5pmJoin us for a lovely afternoon creation décor for your home.  Choose your favorite flowers & colors to design a seasonal wreath. Supplies will be available for pick up at the Manteca Library Information Desk Saturday, Jan 22nd 10-4, or Monday, Jan 24th 12-7.

Open Drawing
6pm-6:30pm
 Open Drawing
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 6pm-6:30pmOpen Drawing
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Open Drawing session in the open area behind the Reference Desk on the Second Floor. Materials and instruction booklets provided. No registration needed. Social distancing required. 
Books & Beverages
8:30PM
 Books & Beverages
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 8:30PM
Virtual Branch
Join us for book club with a twist!  This is a virtual event for adults.

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Lunar New Year Craft (In-Person @ Troke
During Open Hours
Lunar New Year Craft (In-Person @ Troke
Wednesday, Jan. 26, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
Visit the children's area at Troke Library and make a tiger lantern and learn about Lunar New Year!. Available the week of January 24-28 during open hours.  If you prefer, you can take it and make it at home.
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Wednesday, Jan. 26, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
English Conversation Club
1 pm-2 pm
 English Conversation Club
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 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

Let’s Make Snow!!
4:00 p.m.
 Let’s Make Snow!!
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Join us and learn how to make snow that you can take home with you.  Ages 4-12.  While supplies last.
Intro to Sashiko Stitching -- Virtual@Troke
4:45 pm
Intro to Sashiko Stitching -- Virtual@Troke
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 4:45 pmIntro to Sashiko Sti
Troke Branch Library
Join us online to begin to learn about the Sashiko mending technique. "Sashiko" means "little stabs" and it refers to the style of running stitch developed in ancient Japan for reinforcing or repairing farmers' clothing. We will begin working on a small squares of cloth, to t...read more

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Lunar New Year Craft (In-Person @ Troke
During Open Hours
Lunar New Year Craft (In-Person @ Troke
Thursday, Jan. 27, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
Visit the children's area at Troke Library and make a tiger lantern and learn about Lunar New Year!. Available the week of January 24-28 during open hours.  If you prefer, you can take it and make it at home.
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Thursday, Jan. 27, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Gadget Clinic
 Gadget Clinic
Thursday, Jan. 27
Escalon Branch Library
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 t...read more
Computer Classes for Beginners
10:30 am - 12 pm
 Computer Classes for Beginners
Thursday, Jan. 27, 10:30 am - 12 pmComputer Classes for
Cesar Chavez Central Library
The Cesar Chavez Central Library will offer the following basic computer classes every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for adults and seniors who have very little or no knowledge of the subjects.* Mobile 101 - January 6, 2022 * Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMovies - January 13...read more
Bite-Sized Storytime -- Virtual@Troke
11:00 am
Bite-Sized Storytime -- Virtual@Troke
Thursday, Jan. 27, 11:00 am
Troke Branch Library
Join us 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. Registration is required for this Microsoft Teams event...read more

Mountain House Storytime on the Patio
11:00am
Mountain House Storytime on the Patio
Thursday, Jan. 27, 11:00amMountain House Story
Mountain House Branch Library
Please join us for storytime at the Mountain House Library in the outside patio on Thursdays at 11:00am.We will have lots of fun with age appropriate stories, songs and fingerplays.  
Virtual Murder Mystery Party
3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Virtual Murder Mystery Party
Thursday, Jan. 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Linden Branch Library
Come join Linden Branch Library for a fun game of acting, murder, and mystery! Someone's killed the host of a party of authors, and it's up to them to figure out who among them is guilty.

Books in the Barnyard
3:30 p.m.
 Books in the Barnyard
Thursday, Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m.Books in the Barnyar
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Come practice your reading skills with a furry or feathered friend from Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary!
Girl’s Who Code (Virtual @ Troke Library)
4:30 PM
Girl’s Who Code (Virtual @ Troke Library)
Thursday, Jan. 27, 4:30 PMGirl’s Who Cod
Troke Branch Library
Session begins January 13th and is open to both boys and girls who are in 3rd through 5th grade. Curriculum is based on the hit book series, “Girl’s Who Code”. There is a 10-week minimum commitment (excluding extenuating circumstances), as each week we will be covering new and exci...read more

Polymer Clay Mini Books
6:30 PM
 Polymer Clay Mini Books
Thursday, Jan. 27, 6:30 PMPolymer Clay Mini Bo
Troke Branch Library
Learn how to make your own polymer clay miniature books.  This fun program will be held virtually and once registered, you will receive a kit with enough supplies to make several.  You can use these to make key chains, jewelry or decorative piece.  This free program is for teens and a...read more

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Lunar New Year Craft (In-Person @ Troke
During Open Hours
Lunar New Year Craft (In-Person @ Troke
Friday, Jan. 28, During Open Hours
Troke Branch Library
Visit the children's area at Troke Library and make a tiger lantern and learn about Lunar New Year!. Available the week of January 24-28 during open hours.  If you prefer, you can take it and make it at home.
January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Friday, Jan. 28, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
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January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Saturday, Jan. 29, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Troke Olympic Trials - Silly Sports!
2:00pm
Troke Olympic Trials - Silly Sports!
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2:00pm
Troke Branch Library
Have some fun at the Troke Branch Olympic Trials!  Challenge each other to do your best at some of the wackiest sports and win a medal!  Goodies and juice after the trials.  Dress for an in-person, outdoor program. Ages 6-12, all skill levels welcome.   
Paint Positive: 2022 Mantras (virtual program)
3:30 p.m.
Paint Positive: 2022 Mantras (virtual program)
Saturday, Jan. 29, 3:30 p.m.Paint Positive: 2022
Manteca Branch Library
Start 2022 off right by painting your mantra for the year. The gold resist print will make the words pop from the page as you create the watercolor background for some new year inspiration. Registration is required. Teens and Adults only please.

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January kids activities -self directed
During open hours
January kids activities -self directed
Monday, Jan. 31, During open hours
Escalon Branch Library
Stop by the Escalon Library during the month of January and participate in the Great Book Character Hunt, create a desk pet with provided materials, name it and fill out a birth certificate for it, create some minecraft pixel art, write a letter to Fancy Nancy or Dog Man, and complete some winter ac...read more
Horror Club
5PM
 Horror Club
Monday, Jan. 31, 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 for adult patrons.

     
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