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

  • Mystery Book Club: Join others for a lively mystery book discussion. New members always welcome. Best suited for adults. 7-8 p.m. Nov. 26.

  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: Short board and picture book stories 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, ccclib.org.

    Bay Point

  • Homework Help: Homework help is available for children grades K-12. 3-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Free Play Friday: Popular board games and card games are available for you to enjoy. Connect 4, Monopoly, chess, checkers, Uno, more. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays.

  • 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 Scoop from Ron Shoop: Random House book wizard Ron Shoop presents his picks for reading selections and holiday gifts. Best suited for adults. 7-8 p.m. Nov. 13.

  • Teen Advisory Group: Teens help out with library programs and earn volunteer hours. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28

  • Pajama Storytime: A story time for children 5 and younger. Fuzzy slippers are encouraged. 7 p.m. Mondays.

  • 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

  • Stitchin' Saturdays: Come crochet and/or knit with other "stitchers" or learn how to stitch from a knowledgeable volunteer. Best suited for adults. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Nov. 10.

  • Craft Saturday: Fall-themed craft-making for the whole family. 3-5 p.m. Nov. 10.

  • Beading Workshop for Adults: Local beading experts will teach you how to create simple projects with beads. Registration required. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14.

  • Oakley Library Youth Squad (OLYS): Teens in grades 8-12 who love to read and want to help their community are invited to join the Oakley Library Youth Squad. Earn community service hours while planning fun programs for teens and children. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

  • 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

  • Immigration Workshop: Speak with a volunteer attorney on a first-come, first-served basis who will answer questions regarding family law. Sponsored by the Contra Costa County Bar Association. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13.

  • 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.