All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families. For library hours and updated information, call the local branch or 800-984-4636 or visit www.ccclib.org.

  • At the Clayton Community Library, Story Time programs are on vacation.

    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.

    Busy Bee Dogs: 4-4:40 p.m. June 19. The formerly homeless pets, Busy Bee Dogs will provide educational entertainment.

    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.

    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.


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    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.

  • At the Concord Library, Story Time programs are free.

    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. June 2. Kids ages 0-5 can listen to stories and songs in English and Spanish. The next session is June 23-July 28.

    LEGO & Listen: 7 p.m. June 2. Kids ages 6-12 can build with Lego blocks while listening to a recorded book. Registration is required, and space is limited.

    Movie Monday: 7-8:30 p.m. June 30. Kids ages 5-11 are invited to watch a G- or PG-rated film.

    Busy Bee Dogs: 7-8 p.m. June 16. The formerly homeless pets, the Busy Bee Dogs will kick off the Summer Reading Festival.

    Free Tutoring: 5-7 p.m. Mondays and 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays. 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. June 25. 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.

    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.

    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.