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. Dec. 6, 13, 20, for ages 3-5. Peek-A-Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Dec. 11, 18, for toddlers, babies. Cuddle Club, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11, 18, for babies. Teen Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 18. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Dec. 12, 19. 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.m. Dec. 14, for kids, teens and adults. Pajama Math: Fairy Tale Math, 6:30 p.m. Dec.

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    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 -- 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, ages 5-11 and middle school. Mel & Ila Writer's Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14. Bamwow Book Club, 2 p.m. Dec. 19, for kids, middle school. Reading Buddies Book Club, Grades 1-3, 4 p.m. Dec. 19. Library closed Dec. 23-25. Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

    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 unable to leave their homes, who cannot personally check out library materials. For more information, call 925-927-3211.