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.

Antioch

  • Angel Ears: Children try your reading skills out by reading to a loving dog. The dog won't talk back and will listen attentively -- you can't ask for a better audience. Noon-1:30 p.m. March 23.

  • Book Sale: Gently used books, audio books and more for all ages. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 4; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5; noon-5 p.m. April 6; noon-3 p.m. April 8.

  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: Short board and picture book stores for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with parent or caregiver and child interaction. 10:30-10:50 a.m. Thursdays.

  • Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday. 501 W. 18th St. 925-757-9224, ccclib.org.

    Bay Point

  • Preschool Bilingual story time with Martha and Darcel: Martha reads in Spanish, Darcel reads in English. Read books, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance, play. 4 p.m. March 28.

  • Preschool Storytime: Stories for the whole family. Read books, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance, play, and more. 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 4-25.


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  • Immigration Workshop: An attorney will answer questions regarding immigration law at no charge. First come, first served basis. Sponsored by the Contra Costa County Bar Association. 6-7:30 p.m. April 9.

  • Free Play Friday: All of your most popular board games and card games are available for you to enjoy. Connect 4, Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Uno, more. You name it, we might have it. For all ages. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays.

  • Homework Help: Homework help is available for children grades K-12. 3-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Hours: 2:30-6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 2:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 205 Pacifica Ave. 925-458-9597.

    Brentwood

  • Teen Advisory Group: Join this teen club to help out with library programs and earn volunteer hours. The TAG meets 3:30-5 p.m. March 27.

  • The Book Ends Book Club: A book discussion group for 18 and older. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the information desk in the library. 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 2.

  • "Chill Out With a Book" Winter Reading Program: A self-paced reading program for school-age kids and teens. Read and review three books and turn in your reading log to earn prizes, including a free book and Mountain Mike's pizza.

  • Lapsit Baby Storytime: A story time for infants. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

  • Toddler Time: Stories and finger plays for toddlers. 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 104 Oak St. 925-516-5290.

    Oakley

  • Mark Bunnell, The Juggling Tornado: A fast paced comedy show that is hilarious, interactive and clever entertainment for the whole family! Expect world-class juggling, magic, silly stunts and physical comedy to boot. 6:30 p.m. March 28.

  • Computer Tutor: Sign up for a 30-minute, one-on-one session with our tutor and brush up on basic computer skills such as setting up an email account, searching the Internet, and using Microsoft Office. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays ongoing. Call the library to make an appointment.

    n Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2-9 p.m. Thursday; 2-6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. 1050 Neroly Road. 925-625-02400.

    Pittsburg

  • Super Saturday Math-Birthday Math: A variety of math activities and games in honor of the library's 100 birthday. 1 p.m. April 13.

  • Storytime for Preschoolers: Stories, fingerplays, songs, and flannel boards for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

  • Storytime/Crafts: Each week you will share stories and make fun creations. All ages welcome; parent participation appreciated. 1-1:45 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 1-8 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 80 Power Road. 925-427-8390.