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

  • Book Sale: Gently used books, videos and audio books for $1 or less. Help fund library programs. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5; noon- 5 p.m. Oct. 6; noon-2 p.m. Oct. 8.

  • Lego Party with Bricks 4 Kidz: A Lego party with a special project for kids of all ages. Special blocks for the little ones. Come early, space is limited. 3-3:45 p.m. Oct. 17.

  • Hours: Noon-8 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

  • Immigration Workshop: An attorney will answer any questions you might have regarding immigration law. First-come, first-served basis. Free. Adults only. 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

  • Free Play Friday: Play popular board games and card games: Connect 4, Monopoly, chess, checkers, Uno, more. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

  • Homework Help: Help with homework is available for children grades K-12. 3-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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  • English at Home-Citizenship Preparation: Check out a video or DVD and receive a free workbook. Watch and complete the lessons at home and then meet with a teacher to review your work and answer your questions. Register at the class. A $10 deposit required at registration. Cash only. 5-6 p.m. Thursdays.

  • 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 1906 Earthquake: Professor Mitchell Craig from Cal State University East Bay discusses the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, including how it happened, and if it could happen again. Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. 7-8 p.m. Oct. 16. Best suited for adults and junior and senior high school students.

  • Halloween Party: Ghosts and goblins, put on your costumes and fly down to this spine-tingling event. Play games, make crafts, and nibble on snacks at this free family-friendly event. Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. No registration required. 4-4:45 p.m. Oct. 17.

  • Brentwood CityRead Author Talk: Author Laurie R. King will discuss the 10th annual CityRead selection "Locked Rooms: A Mary Russell Novel." Best suited for adults and high school students. 2-3 p.m. Oct. 21.

  • 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

    Stitchin' Saturdays: Crochet or knit with other stitchers. Those new to stitching can get help form knowledgeable volunteers. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 13.

  • Beading Workshop for Adults: Local beading experts will teach you how to create simple projects with beads. Great for gifts! Registration required. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17. ccc.lib.

  • Immigration Law Workshop: An attorney will meet with you individually to discuss/answer immigration law questions in a private 20-minute session. First-come, first-served. A free program is sponsored by the Contra Costa County Bar Association. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18.

  • 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

  • Creepy Crafts for Teens: Join in the fun with the making of some creepy Halloween crafts. Have some food and fun too. 4 p.m. Oct. 18.

  • Storytime for Preschoolers: Children ages 3-5 participate in stories, finger plays, songs and flannel board activities. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays ongoing.

  • 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.