All Contra Costa County library branches offer a variety of programs for children and families. See branch listings for program information and for branch operating hours. Updated information is available by calling 800-984-4636, or by visiting the website at www.ccclib.org.
Antioch Bendy Berry Yoga: Yoga activities best suited for children 5 and older. Space is limited to 20 spots. 3 p.m. Dec. 5. Book Sale: Friends of Antioch Library members only 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 6. All others 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 8 and noon-2 p.m. Dec. 10. Immigration Law Workshop: Get your immigration questions answered by an attorney in English and Spanish. First-come, first-served. A free event sponsored by the Contra Costa County Bar Association. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11. Novel Knitters and Crochet with Chris: Holiday pot luck. Bring the items you have worked on all year for show and tell. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Winter Craft: It's that time of year when the chill in the air has us looking around for a hat to help keep us warm. Make a cool snowman hat to wear all winter long. 3-3:45 p.m. Dec. 19. Henna Art for Teens: Learn about this traditional art form and receive your own henna design. Space is limited. Parental permission and registration is required. 3:30-4:30 Dec. 20. Register at ccc.lib.org/programs. Infant/Toddler Storytime: Short board and picture book stores for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with parent or caregiver. 10:30-10:50 a.m. Thursdays. Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday. 501 W. 18th St. 925-757-9224, ccclib.org.
Bay Point Holiday Storytime: Come and listen to the holiday story "Twas the Night Before Christmas," sing traditional carols and share favorite family traditions. 4 p.m. Dec. 20. Free Play Friday: Popular board games and card games are available for you to enjoy. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Hours: 2:30-6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 2:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 205 Pacifica Ave. 925-458-9597.
Brentwood The "Book Ends" Book Club: Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the information desk in the library. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Toddler Holiday Hootenanny: A toddler dance party for ages 5 and younger and their parent or caregiver. Dash, dance and prance, jingle bells, and shake like a bowlful of jelly. Hosted at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dec. 12. Teen 'Do It Yourself' Gift Workshop: Make the perfect gift for someone special. For grades 6-12. Material provided. 4-6 p.m. Dec. 12. Registration: ccclib.org/programs. Toddler Time: Stories and finger plays for toddlers. 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 104 Oak St. 925-516-5290.
Oakley Family Storytime: The whole family is invited to come have fun listening to books, singing songs and making a craft. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. North Pole Review: Join the Fratello Marionnetes for this fun puppet extravaganza showcasing the high-kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful ice skater Crystal Chandelier, and the dazzling acrobatic penguins. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Stitchin' Saturdays: Make plans to join other stitchers to knot or crochet. Get help from knowledgeable volunteers. 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 8. Craft Saturday: Families spend time together making a winter-themed crafts. 3-5 p.m. Dec. 8. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2-9 p.m. Thursday; 2-6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. 1050 Neroly Road. 925-625-02400.
Pittsburg Storytime/Crafts: Each week you will share stories and make fun creations. All ages welcome; parent participation appreciated. 1-1:45 p.m. Saturdays. Children's Storytime: Stories, finger plays, songs and flannel boards. Ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 1-8 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 80 Power Road. 925-427-8390.