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 Age Well-Drive Smart: A free program presented by the California Highway Patrol with valuable information on tips for driving, types of accessories for safe and more comfortable driving, and an abundance of resources for senior drivers. In addition to handouts, relevant information, and the opportunity to talk with a CHP Officer, this program will have an interactive element with car accessories that illustrate the importance of driving safety and comfort. 1-3 p.m. June 3. Ice Cream Party with a Twist: Join others for a summer reading preview, end of school year party and ice cream party rolled into one! You will be making ice cream (dairy-free options will be available) and enjoying the beginning of a wonderful summer vacation. For ages 5-11. 3 p.m. June 5. Book Sale: Gently used books, audio books and videos for $1 or less. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7 and noon-5 p.m. June 8. Munchkin Monday Storytime: Join others for this special summer storytime series. Have fun with stories, stretches, songs and more geared for ages 3 and older; the whole family is welcome. Also a chance to earn summer reading prizes. 1:15 p.m. June 10. Lego Party-Handmixer Style: Back by popular demand, Bricks 4 Kidz will be here with a project to fit in with our summer reading theme of "Reading is So Delicious." You will make a handmixer! After you are done with the project, work on other creations. Little will build with Duplos. 3 p.m. June 19. 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.
Bay Point Health Fair/Reading Program: The Bay Point Garden is hosting a health fair. Visit the librarian at the fair to learn about the upcoming Summer Reading Festival's events, prizes, and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 8. Read with Football's Fabulous Females-The Oakland Raiderettes: Oakland Raiderettes will be visiting the library and be available for photo opportunities and autographs. The Raiderettes will also read at 4 p.m. during storytime. 2:30-5:30 p.m. June 13. Martial Arts Demonstration: Students from Mt. Diablo Hwa Rang Kwan studio will be offering an exciting demonstration of the fine martial arts. A question-and-answer session will follow. 4 p.m. June 18. Preschool Storytime: Read books, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance, play, more. 4 p.m. June 6, 20, 27. Stay and Play: Preschoolers have fun playing with toys, puzzles and doing crafts after storytime. 4:30 p.m. June 6, 20, 27. 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 The "Book Ends" Book Club: A discussion of "The Family Fang" by Kevin Wilson. 6:30 p.m. June 4. n The Itty Bitty Variety Show: Caterpillar Puppets presents a whirlwind retelling of a famous fairy tale. Pick up a reading log and read your way to prizes with the 2013 "Reading is So Delicious!" Summer Reading Festival. 4 p.m. June 19. Pajama Storytime: A story time for children 5 and younger. Fuzzy slippers are encouraged. 7 p.m. Mondays. Picture Book Time: A story time for children 31/2-5. Stories, rhymes, fun. 1:30 Tuesdays. 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. n 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 Friends of the Oakley Library Meeting: Support the library with your time and talents. Help with fundraisers, volunteer in the library and community, and help plan for the new library project. All are welcome. 6:30 p.m. June 4. Stitchin' Saturdays: Come crochet and/or knit with our "stitchers" or learn how to stitch from knowledgeable volunteers. Best suited for adults. 2-6 p.m. June 8. Read to a Dog: Kids 6-13 make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog from H.A.L.O. Angel Ears Therapy Dogs. Sign up for a 10-15 minute session. Walk-ins as space permits. 10:30-11:45 a.m. June 15. Toddler Storytime: Come join other for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement activities for toddlers. 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Infant Storytime: Short books, songs, rhymes, and bounces for babies up to 24 months old. 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Family Storytime: The whole family is invited to come have fun listening to books, singing songs and making a craft. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 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 Storytime for Preschoolers: Stories, fingerplays, songs, and flannel boards for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. 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.