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.

  • Lafayette Library -- Preschool Time, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 14, for ages up to 5. Toddler Time, 10:55 a.m. Oct. 14 and 17, ages up to 5. Stay and Play, 11:20 a.m. Oct. 14, 17, ages up to 5. Computer Docent, 10 a.m. Oct. 15, for adults. Spanish Storytime/La Hora Del Cuento, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 15, for ages up to 5. All Ears Reading, 3 p.m. Oct. 16. Ages 5-11. Book Babies, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 17. Lafayette Classics Book Club, 7 p.m. Oct. 14, for adults. Stay and Play/Quedense a Jugar, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 15. Enjoy Books Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Oct. 15, for adults. Social Media Strategies Workshop Series, 8 a.m. Oct. 16. Enjoy Thinking Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Oct. 16, for adults.

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    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presents "Top Docs: The 2013 Oscar Nominees," 10 a.m. Oct. 17, for adults. Olli Presents "A Listener's Introduction to Classical Music," 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17, for adults. Friends of the LLLC Present "Sweet Thursday with Author Linda Lee Peterson," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, for adults. Battle of the Bands, 5 p.m. Oct. 18, for teens.

    Friends Corner Book Shop -- Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

    The Lafayette Library is located at 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 925-385-2280.

  • Moraga Library -- Baby Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 16, 23, 30. for ages up to 5. Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. Oct. 16, 23, 30, for ages up to 5. Mystery Book Club 1 p.m. Oct. 17, for adults. All Ears Reading, 4 p.m. Oct. 24, for grades K-5.

    Friends of the Moraga Library Bookshop -- Open 1-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Friday and Sunday.

    The library is located at 1500 St. Marys Road, Moraga. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 1-5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 925-376-6852.

  • Orinda Library -- Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15, 16, for ages up to 5. Peek-A-Boo Time: Stories and Songs, Rhymes and Rhythms, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15, for ages up to 5. Creative Writing Workshop Series, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, for adults. Saturday Morning Live, 11 a.m. Oct. 19, for ages up to 5. Berkeley Repertoire's "Vanya, Sonia, Masha, Spike," 7 p.m. Oct. 15, for adults. Mystery Book Club, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Talespinners of Contra Costa, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, for adults. "Verdi and the Risorgimento in Italy: A Fireside Chat with Humanities West," 7 p.m. Oct. 29, for adults.

    Friends of the Library Bookshop -- Open 1-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Thursday. 925-254-1358.

    The library is located at 26 Orinda Way. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 925-254-2184.

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  • Books for the Homebound -- A free service for people of all ages who are unable to leave their homes, who live in an institution or senior housing facility or who otherwise cannot personally check out library materials. Through the program, a library volunteer selects and delivers library materials. Recipients must live within the county library service area and have a county library card or complete a library application form. For more information, call 925-927-3211.