All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families. All branches will be closed Dec. 24-25, for the Christmas holiday; and by 5 p.m. Dec. 31-Jan. 1 for New Year's. For library hours and updated information, call the local branch or 800-984-4636 or visit www.ccclib.org.
Library 101: An Introduction for Teens: 4-5:15 p.m. Jan. 22. Middle and high school students have the opportunity to ask a librarian about the library: how to get a book the library does not own, how to get that classic you need right away, and help with research projects. Doug Thomas holds a Q&A. Space is limited.
Reading a Health Insurance Policy -- Preparing for the Affordable Care Act: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Jan. 8. Ash Aneja will give a brief talk and take questions on how to read and what to look for in an health insurance policy. This is an informational session only. Register by Jan. 7.
Clayton Library Book Club: 7-9 p.m. on the second Mondays is open to interested adults. On Jan. 13, Sunny Solomon leads the discussion on "The House Girl," by Tara Conklin.
The library is at 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton. Call 925-673-0659. Hours: 1-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
Baby & Toddler Story Time: 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11:15-11:35 a.m. Tuesdays. It is for children ages 0-3½ attending with a caregiver and features short picture books, songs and bounces.
Preschool Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays through Jan. 15. It is for children 3½-5 and features stories and songs.
Bilingual Storytime: 1:30-2 p.m. Mondays Dec. 23-Feb. 3 (no session Jan. 20). Kids ages 0-5 can listen to stories and songs in English and Spanish.
Holiday Dance Around the World: 3-4 p.m. Dec. 14. Kids can enjoy festive dances from around the world.
LEGO & Listen: 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Kids ages 6-12 can build with Lego blocks while listening to a recorded book. Registration is required by Jan. 13. Space is limited.
Movie Night: 7-8 p.m. Dec. 16, Jan. 6. Kids ages 5-11 are invited to watch a PG-rated film with a Christmas theme. Register by 5 p.m. Dec. 14.
Free Tutoring: 5-7 p.m. Mondays; and 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. Responsible teen volunteers will tutor all subjects and all ages. Contact Christina Gendron at 925-646-5455 with questions or to become a tutor.
Tutoring Holiday Party: 5-7 p.m. Dec. 23. A get-together for tutors and students of all ages.
Get Covered, CA: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14: Sue Hamill and Covered California certified educators will share information and assist with enrollment in the Affordable Care Act -- Obamacare. Assistance is on a first-come, first- served basis. The event is free, and there will be some Spanish translation services.
Insiders: 1-2 p.m. Jan. 8, 27. Adults with disabilities can enjoy a laid-back setting in the library for enrichment and fun. Events differ each month and vary from arts and crafts, enjoying music and dance, and playing games on the Wii.
Concord Mystery Book Club: 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday of the month, and mystery lovers are invited to join the group. The Dec. 15 discussion is on "The Chinese Bell Murders," by Robert van Gulik
Free Computer Help: noon-2 p.m. Saturdays. Adults and seniors can get assistance on a drop-in basis on how to use computers, and can get help setting up e-readers, smart phones, tablets and using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programs.
Small claims adviser workshop: 5:30-8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, presented by the Contra Costa County Superior Court. The program is free and open to everyone. No registration, but latecomers will not be admitted due to the large amount of information to be covered.
The library is at 2900 Salvio St., Concord. Phone: 925-646-5455. Hours: Noon-9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.