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 November. Library closed Nov. 11-12. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Nov. 15, 29. Ages 3-5. Peek-A-Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Nov. 13, 27, for toddlers and babies. Cuddle Club, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13, 27, for babies. Teen Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Nov. Nov. 13, 20, 27. Miss Erica's Sing and Play, 4 p.m. Nov. 13, for young children. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Nov. 14, 28. Cornucopia Challenge and Hunger Games Trivia, 4 p.m. Nov. 14. Library closes at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 and closed Nov. 22. Teen Movie, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 26.

    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 -- Mel & Ila Writer's Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Every Child Ready to Read, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10, 17. Library closed Nov. 11-12. Lapsit Storytime (ages 6 to 24 months), 10:15 a.m. Nov. 13. Toddler Time (ages 2 to 3 1/2 years), 11:15 a.m. Nov. 13, 27. All Ears Reading Grades 1-6, 4 and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10:15 a.m. Nov. 14, 28. Bamwow! Gaming Day, 2 p.m. Nov. 14, for ages 5-11 and middle school. Thanksgiving Break Movie, 4 p.m. Nov. 19, 21, for all ages. Thanksgiving Break Game Day, 4 p.m. Nov. 20, for all ages. Library closes at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 and closed on Nov. 22. Lapsit Storytime (ages 6 to 24 months), 3 p.m. Nov. 27. Bamwow Movie, 2 p.m. Nov. 28.

    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.

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  • 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.