All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families. All branches are closed May 25-26 for the observance of Memorial Day. For library hours and updated information, call the local branch or 800-984-4636 or visit www.ccclib.org.
Book Buddies: 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays. (Call 925-673-0659 to confirm the program on a specific Wednesday). A book buddy volunteer reader is in the library to read stories to children 3 and older.
Kids' Scavenger Hunt: 4-5 p.m. June 16. Kids in grades K-5 who complete the scavenger hunt can win a prize.
Magic with Timothy James: 7-8 p.m. June 16. Kids will enjoy an evening of magic.
Beading With Yolanda: 4-5 p.m. June 18. Youth ages 12-17 can make a bead necklace or bracelet with Yolanda. Register by 4 p.m. June 17.
Teen Advisory Group: 7-8 p.m. June 6. Teens are invited. Call 925-673-0659.
Age Well/Drive Smart: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 3. Free CHP class for adult drivers and their families to help them continue driving safely. The interactive program offers tips, resources and a Q&A. Register by end of day June 2.
Clayton Library Book Club: 7-9 p.m. on the second Mondays is open to interested adults. Sunny Solomon leads the discussion June 9 on "The Various Flavors of Coffee" by Anthony Capella.
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.
Bilingual Storytime: 1:30-2 p.m. Mondays through June 2. Kids ages 0-5 can listen to stories and songs in English and Spanish.
Movie Monday: 7-8:30 p.m. May 19. Kids ages 5-11 are invited to watch a G- or PG-rated film.
Free Tutoring: 5-7 p.m. Mondays; and 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 21. Responsible teen volunteers will tutor all subjects and all ages. Contact Christina Gendron at 925-646-5455 with questions or to become a tutor.
Insiders: 1-2 p.m. May 28. 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.
All Ears Reading: 1-2 p.m. June 11. Adults with disabilities can enjoy the unconditional love of dogs and practice reading to furry friends. Dogs and their handlers are supplied courtesy of a partnership between the library and Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation.
Concord Mystery Book Club: 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday of the month, and mystery lovers are invited to join the group. On June 8, the discussion will be on "Fall from Grace," by Richard North Patterson.
Free Tutoring: 5-7 p.m. Mondays. Responsible teen volunteers will tutor all subjects for all ages.
Spanish Book Club: 3-4 p.m. June 26. Adults can join the club led by Luisa Carnathan and read and discuss books in Spanish.
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.
Knitting and crochet group: 1:15-4:45 p.m. June 1. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome. Drop in anytime to knit, crochet and network. Free knitting and crocheting instruction. Some practice yarn provided, but bring your own needles.
ESL Conversation Group: 7-8 p.m. Mondays. Adults can practice their English conversation skills in an informal, friendly and small-group setting.
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.