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

  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: Short board and picture books, rhymes, bounces, tickles, songs, movement activities, and fingerplays for infants, toddlers. Lots of parent/caregiver and child interaction. For ages 3 years and younger. 10:30-10:50 a.m. Oct. 21, 31.

  • 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

  • Preschool Storytime: Fun stories, songs, rhymes and more for preschoolers/toddlers. 4-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Bring kids in costume for special Halloween stories Oct. 31

  • Stay and Play: playing with toys, puzzles and make crafts. For preschoolers/toddlers. 4:30-5 p.m. Oct. 24. Brings kids for a spooky storytime, Halloween crafts and candy Oct. 31.

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

    Brentwood

  • Trick of Beading-Session A and B: Make some hauntingly creative jewelry. For ages 7-12. Register at ccclib.org/programs or at the front desk. 5-6 p.m. Oct. 24.


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  • 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, Oct., 21, 28.

  • 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, Oct. 24, 31.

  • Toddler Time: Stories and finger plays for toddlers. 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday through October.

  • 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.

  • Toddler/Infant Storytime: Come join other for stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities. 10:15 a.m. Oct., 23, 30.

  • Family Storytime: The whole family is invited to come have fun listening to books, singing songs and making a craft. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

  • 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 required. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24.

  • Inclusive Storytime-Sensory Art Experience: Children 3 and older enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. A safe and supportive environment where children with varying learning styles and abilities come together. The storytime will be followed with a sensory art experience. 6-6:30 p.m. third Thursdays.

  • Storytime for Children/Play Date: Enjoy bounces, songs, stories and more with your little one. After the storytime, you are welcome to stay and play with early literacy toys at the library. This storytime series runs 11:15-11:45 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 29.

  • Preschool Storytime : Stories, finger plays, songs, and flannel boards for ages 3-5. 10:30- 11 a.m. Wednesdays., Oct. 23, 30.

  • Storytime and Crafts: Explore ideas through stories and put your creativity skills to work with crafts. All ages welcome. Parent participation is appreciated. 1 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 19.

  • 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.