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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SSJCPL Does Nanowrim
All Locations
Monday, Oct. 18

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 can write as a solo author or collaborate with fellows as a team of writers.

Share your love of writing with the community. Write any genre: fiction, poetry, journalism, autobiographical stories, science fiction, horror, song lyrics, graphic novels (though pictures won't count towards word count), etc.
 
Virtual Storytime
All Locations
Monday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun all live from the library's Facebook page.  
Tracy Easy Reader Bo
Monday, Oct. 18, 4:00pm
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:
  1. Pick up the book and craft materials from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk.
  2. Read the book at home before the virtual meeting.
  3. Attend the virtual meeting to discuss the book and make the craft together.
Note: 9/20 session moved to 9/27.
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 will be held in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams meetings can be accessed for free via mobile app, desktop app, or web browser. Video, voice, and text chat available. No Microsoft account is required.
Horror Club
Monday, Oct. 18, 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.
 
Pumpkin Carving Part
Monday, Oct. 18, 6p to 7p
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 starting Friday, October 15th at Troke Branch! This event is for adults, teens, and children ages 12+. Adult supervision is required for ages 17 and under.

Registration is required to receive the virtual event link and to receive the pumpkin and carving supply kit.
Pumpkin-palooza!
Tuesday, Oct. 19
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 words to help us complete some spooky mad libs that Manteca Library staff will assemble and present on our library Facebook page. Have a boo-tiful time! Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10-11 am
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 an appointment online or ask the Reference Desk for assistance. Only one appointment per day for each registrant. If you have any other questions, please call the Reference Help Desk at 209-937-8221. 
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 11-12 pm
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 an appointment online or ask the Reference Desk for assistance. Only one appointment per day for each registrant. If you have any other questions, please call the Reference Help Desk at 209-937-8221. 
Spice it Up! Escalon
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 3pm
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  Ground Cardamom.
Virtual Writing Grou
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:00 PM
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 1-2. For children ages 8-12.
Make a Paper Pumpkin
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:30 PM
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 materials are provided to patrons who register for the event and will be available for pickup at the Chavez Reference Desk. Also, participants must provide a valid email to receive invitation to join the event virtually. 

Tools needed for this eventElmer glue & a black marker
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:30 pm
"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 phone; and scissors & tape.

Register online or at the library before October 19th to receive the meeting link for this virtual event.  Downloading 'Teams' is not required to join - select "through your browser" at the prompt.
Pumpkin-palooza!
Wednesday, Oct. 20
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 words to help us complete some spooky mad libs that Manteca Library staff will assemble and present on our library Facebook page. Have a boo-tiful time! Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
All About Baby-Virtu
All Locations
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.
All About Baby is a half-hour program packed with baby-appropriate developmental FUN which includes fingerplays, storytime,sharing boardbooks and simple musical engagement. Emphasis is on rhythm, rhyme and sensory connections, but most of all on having a joyful time with others!  Parent/caregiver participation is required. This program is based on "Mother Goose on the Loose" created by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. Check it out on the library's Facebook page! Sponsored by Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
Story Time at the Pa
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10:30AM-11:15AM
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., Stockton, CA 95219.  We will meet near the picnic table area.  Feel free to bring a blanket, cushion or chair.   Sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Library.
English Conversation
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 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, Oct. 20, 4:00pm
For Teens and Adults (13 and up). Tracy Residents Only. 
Let's make this month's String Art take-home craft together!
  1. Grab the take-home craft from the Tracy Branch Library checkout desk (while supplies last).
  2. Register to get the link for the virtual meeting.
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 will be held in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams meetings can be accessed for free via mobile app, desktop app, or web browser. Video, voice, and text chat available. No Microsoft account is required.
Cyndee’s Selec
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:00 p.m.
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.
Creepy Glove Monster
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:30 pm
Join us online to learn how to make this creepy inflatable glove monster from some ordinary supplies. Registration required. 
Pumpkin-palooza!
Thursday, Oct. 21
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 words to help us complete some spooky mad libs that Manteca Library staff will assemble and present on our library Facebook page. Have a boo-tiful time! Sponsored by Friends of the Manteca Library.
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