The Brentwood Library is hosting the 10th annual CityRead program through Oct. 27. The CityRead program aims to get everyone in our community reading the same book at around the same time. This year's featured book is "Locked Room: A Mary Russell Novel" by Laurie King. You can pick up a copy of "Locked Rooms" at the Brentwood Library, 104 Oak St. When you are finished, return the book to the library, or pass it on to another reader.
Libraries all over Contra Costa County provide story times to kids from infancy through early elementary grades on a regular basis. In East Contra Costa County, you can find the following programs offered. Keep in mind that libraries schedule these programs in six- to eight-week sessions, with a break in between. Call your local library to confirm session dates, or check online at ccclib.org/programs.
Babies (birth to 24 months)
Toddlers (ages 2-3)
Preschool (ages 3-5)
Bilingual Story Time (ages 0-11)
Pajama Story Times (ages 0-5)
Story Time and Craft (ages 5-11)
Local author Mearl Santos reads her book, "Hoover's Family," told from the perspective of her rescue Basset Hound. Hoover himself will participate in the program, and rescue organization HALO will bring a dog as well.
Come celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day!" Seadogs and landlubbers alike will have a whale of a time with the Capt'n magic, juggling and more!
Hunger Games at the Antioch Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 13.
All tributes ages 12 and up are invited to participate in the Hunger Games at the Antioch Library. Compete in the games, create a unique craft, and discuss the book as you munch on survival snacks. Register for this program online at ccclib.org/programs.
Liz Fuller is a community library manager at Oakley and Brentwood libraries. Reach her at 925-625-3589, 925-516-5294 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.