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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Monday, Jan. 24, During Open Hours
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.
Monday, Jan. 24, During open hours
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 activity sheets.  
Horror Club
Monday, Jan. 24, 5PM

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

This program is limited to adult patrons.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 25, During Open Hours
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.
Tuesday, Jan. 25, During open hours
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 activity sheets.  
Bingo
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10:30AM
Come and play Bingo at the Library!!
Outdoor Story Time!
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10:30 AM
Join Ms. Kari for in-person story time on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. We will meet outside in the patio area at Troke Library. (Weather permitting, please call before you come (209) 937-8221 in case it is raining or too windy, as it may be canceled). Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.  Please consider bringing your own cushion/blanket and dress for the elements.  This program is designed for children under 5 years old.   Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
Color Your Own Hat
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m.

All are welcome as we color our own hat.

Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Sewing Basics for Te
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4 PM

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 bobbin,and sewing a straight seam. Anyone age 13 or older, who also has little or no experience with using a sewing machine, is invited to attend the class. Equipment and supplies will be provided. Sign up is NOT required. However, space is limited to 4 patrons per class. This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.

A FREE public parking lot is located across from the library at the corner of Center and Oak Street. 
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4:00pm
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 the front desk. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Need a Tutor? Need H
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4:30pm

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 required to get the link to this virtual event before we meet through Microsoft Teams - no special login or download needed.  
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 5 pm

Tuesday, Jan 25th at 5pm

Join 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.

Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Open Drawing
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 6pm-6:30pm
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. 
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 8:30PM
Join us for book club with a twist!  This is a virtual event for adults.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, During Open Hours
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.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, During open hours
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 activity sheets.  
English Conversation
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1 pm-2 pm
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 online using Microsoft Teams. Registration is required.

Note: Participants must already know some English and have the ability to use English words in a sentence before joining. For those looking to learn basic vocabulary, please refer to your local Adult School for classes or use a free library resource such as Rosetta Stone or a free downloadable app, Duolingo.  
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Join us and learn how to make snow that you can take home with you.  Ages 4-12.  While supplies last. Sponsored by Stockton San Joaquin County Library.
Intro to Sashiko Sti
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 4:45 pm
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 try out the technique. Registration is required for this virtual events on Microsoft Teams. We will send instructions for joining the program after you register, and we will also notify you when supplies are ready for you to pick up. Sponsored by Margaret Troke Branch Library.
Thursday, Jan. 27, During Open Hours
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.
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