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

  • Mystery Book Club: Join others for a lively mystery book discussion. New members always welcome. Best suited for adults. 7-8 p.m. Nov. 26.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • Free Play Friday: Popular board games and card games are available for you to enjoy. Connect 4, Monopoly, chess, checkers, Uno, more. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays.


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  • Hours: 2:30-6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 2:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 205 Pacifica Ave. 925-458-9597.

    Brentwood

  • Teen Advisory Group: Teens help out with library programs and earn volunteer hours. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28

  • 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.

  • Pajama Storytime: A story time for children 5 and younger. Fuzzy slippers are encouraged. 7 p.m. Mondays.

  • Lapsit Baby Storytime: A story time for infants. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

  • 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 craft to take home. 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

  • Stories and Crafts: For children 5-11. Share a story and make a fun craft of your own creation to take home. Parent participation is encouraged. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17.

  • Storytime for Preschoolers: For ages 3-5. 10:30 Nov. 28.

  • 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.