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 Fun and Games: Join others for an afternoon of fun and games in the library. There will be variety of board games and some card games too! 3-3:45 p.m. Sept. 18. Angel Ears: 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. No registration required. First-come, first-served. 12-1:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Novel Knitters/Crochet with Chris: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 21. All knitters and crocheters are welcome. Work on one project or do a combination of knitting and crocheting. You are free to participate in the group's project, gifts of encouragement from the book "Chemo Caps & Wraps" by Connie Ellison. Mystery Book Club: The California Center for the Book presents "Mysterious California." Delve into this series by reading the first title "Southland" by Nina Revoyr, a title of race, love, murder and history in Los Angeles during the 1940s, 1960s and 1990s. 7-8 p.m. Sept. 23. 100 Buttons!: Teens make an original collaborative work of art celebrating the library's centennial. The challenge is to create 100 buttons that in some way represent "the library. " You will attach completed pins on a screen and display. The button maker, frame, buttons and an assortment of magazines is all we need for a fun. Of course you can make some for yourself as well. 3:30-4:45 p.m. Sept. 26. 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 Make Your Own Buttons: Button making is a way to show off your creative side. Make your own button pins. All supplies will be provided. 4 p.m. Sept. 24. Homework Help: Homework help is available on 3-6 p.m. Mondays and 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For K-12. Stop by and talk to one of our volunteers about your homework questions. Preschool Storytime: Read books, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance, play, more. 4 p.m. Sept. 19, 26. Stay and Play: Preschoolers have fun playing with toys, puzzles and doing crafts after story time. 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 26. Hours: 2:30-6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 2:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 205 Pacifica Ave. 925-458-9597.
Brentwood Beading at the Library: A local beading expert will guide you through some easy beading projects. Come to learn more about beading and/or share your expertise. Registration is required. For ages 16 and older. Sign up at the front desk or online at ccclib.org/programs. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Chabot To Go -- A Chabot Sampler: The Chabot Space and Science Center comes for a free program featuring fun and informative activities. For ages 5-7. Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Brentwood Library 11th annual City Read: Featuring local author Dan Hanel's book "In the Shadow of Mt. Diablo: Mystery of the Great Stone House." Pick up a copy at the library. Runs through Oct. 27. 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 3 1/2 through 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. Sept. 24. 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 Stichin' Saturdays: Come crochet and/or knit with our "stitchers" or learn how to stitch form our knowledgeable volunteers. Best suited for adults. 10 a.m.-noon second Saturdays. Kids Movie Saturday: Join others for this month's movie "Tangled." For all ages. Space is limited. 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Beading Workshop for Adults: A local beading expert will teach you how to create simple beaded projects. Registration is required. Register by phone, at the library, ccclib.org/programs. Class size: 30. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18. Toddler/Infant Storytime: Come join other for stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities. 10:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 25. Family Storytime: The whole family is invited to come have fun listening to books, singing songs and making a craft. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 26. Oakley Library Youth Squad: Oakley Library invites teens 6-12 grade to join the Oakley Library Youth Squad (OLYS.) Have fun earning community service hours, meeting people, and planning library teen programs and events. Don't forget there's always food! 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 19. 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. 925-625-2400.
Pittsburg Family Law Workshop: Talk to an attorney about family law issues. Provided by the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service. No registration necessary. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26. 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.