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 December. Picture Book Time 10:15 a.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, for ages 3-5. Peek-A-Book Time 10:15 a.m. Dec. 4, 11, 18, for toddlers and babies. Cuddle Club, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4, 11, 18, for babies. Teen Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 11, 18. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Dec. 5, 12, 19. The Fratello Marionettes Present "Aladdin," 4 p.m. Dec. 5, for ages 5-11. Meet Local Author Bee Hylinsky 6 p.m. Dec. 6, for adults. Friends of Walnut Creek Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. Dec. 8. ARF's All Ears Reading, 4 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10, for kids. Local Author Showcase, Jon Foyt, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11, for adults. "Lincoln At the Library" open house, 6;30 p.

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    m. Dec. 14, for adults, teens and kids. Pajama Math: Fairy Tale Math, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19, for kids 5-11 and preschoolers. Library closed Dec. 23-25. ARF's Drop In All Ears Reading, 4 p.m. Dec. 27, for kids 5-11. Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

    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 -- Toddler Time (ages 2-3 1/2), 11:15 a.m. Dec. 4. Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10:15 a.m. Nov. 28 and Dec. 5. Lapsit Storytime (ages 6-24 months), 10:15 a.m. Dec. 4. Bamwow Activity Day, 2 p.m. Dec. 5. Ygnacio Valley Book Group, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, for adults. Artist Exhibit Reception, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, for adults. Friends of Ygnacio Valley Library Holiday Book Sale, 10 a.m. Dec. 8, for all ages. Holiday Sing-Along, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10, for all ages. All Ears Reading Grades 1-6, 4 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11. "The Peace Corps: An Introduction," 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Bamwow! Gaming Day, 2 p.m. Dec. 12, for ages 5-11 and middle school. Mel & Ila Writer's Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14.

    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.