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. Walnut Creek Downtown Library -- One-On-One Computer Training, sessions throughout September. Grantseeking Basics with San Francisco Foundation Center 4 p.m. Aug. 30, for adults. Library closed Sept. 2-3. Drop-in Computer Help with Jeff, 3 p.m. Sept. 6, 13, for all ages. Local Author Showcase-Julie Gleeson, 6 p.m. Sept. 6, for adults. Full-Length SAT Practice Test, 10 a.m. Sept. 8, for ages 12-17. ARF's All Ears Reading, 4 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10, for kids. Civil War Novelist Jeff Shaaram, 7 p.m. Sept. 11, for all ages. Finding Foundation Support for Your Education, 4 p.m. Sept. 13, for adults. Friends of the Walnut Creek Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. Sept. 15, for all ages. Traveling California with Gary Crabbe, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, for adults. "In Civil War" in 3-D, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. California and the Civil War, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, for all ages. ARF's Drop In All Ears Reading, 4 p.m. Sept. 27, for kids 5-11. One city One Book Discussion, 7 p.m. Sept. 27.
The library is located at 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday closed. Ygnacio Valley Library -- Library closed Sept. 2-3. Ygnacio Valley Book Group, 6:30 p. m. Sept. 5, for adults. Artist Reception: Blanca Alfonso, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, for adults. All Ears Reading Grades 1-6, 4 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11, for ages 5-11. Bamwow! Gaming Day, 2 p.m. Sept. 12, ages 5-11 and middle school. Author Talk With Shoshana Kobrin, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, for adults. Mel & Iya Writer's Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14, for adults. Lapsit Storytime (6-24 months), 10:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 25. Toddler Time (2 to 3 1/2 years old), 11:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 25. Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old), 10:15 a.m. Sept. 19, 26. Bamwow Book Club, "Pollyanna," 2 p.m. Sept. 19, for ages 5-11 and middle school. Campfire Sing-Along, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Bamwow Movie, 2 p.m. Sept. 26, for ages 12-17.
The library is located at 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 925-938-1481. n n Books for the Homebound -- A free service for people of all ages who are unable to leave their homes, who live in an institution or senior housing facility or who otherwise cannot personally check out library materials. Through the program, a library volunteer selects and delivers library materials. Recipients must live within the county library service area and have a county library card or complete a library application form. For more information, call 925-927-3211.