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

  • Novel Knitters and Crochet with Chris: Holiday pot luck. Bring the items you have worked on all year for show and tell. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

  • Winter Craft: It's that time of year when the chill in the air has us looking around for a hat to help keep us warm. Make a cool snowman hat to wear all winter long (OK, maybe not when it's raining since it's made out of paper). 3-3:45 p.m. Dec. 19.

  • Henna Art for Teens: Learn about this traditional art form and receive your own henna design. Space is limited. Parental permission and registration is required. 3:30-4:30 Dec. 20. Register at ccc.lib.org/programs.

  • 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, ccclib.org.

    Bay Point

  • Holiday Storytime: Come and listen to the holiday story "Twas the Night Before Christmas, sing traditional carols and share our favorite family traditions. 4 p.m. Dec. 20.

  • 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

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

  • Teen Advisory Group: Join this teen club to help out with Library programs and earn volunteer hours. The TAG meets 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 26.

  • 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. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • 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

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

  • Comedy Movie Fest: Come for an afternoon of comedy movies, popcorn, ice cream sundaes and a chance to win a prize in a raffle hosted by Oakley Library Youth Squad. 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

  • Oakley Library Youth Squad: 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 Dec. 20.

  • 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

  • Storytime/Crafts: Each week you will share stories and make fun creations. All ages welcome; parent participation appreciated. 1-1:45 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Children's Storytime: Stories, finger plays, songs, and flannel boards. Ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

  • Holiday Ornament Workshop: Create a holiday ornament for your Christmas tree. Best suited for ages 5-11. 6 p.m. Dec. 20.

  • Attorney Counseling-Family Law: Sponsored by the The Contra Costa County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service. Volunteers will meet with you individually to discuss your legal issue in a private 15-20 minute conference. Get your legal questions answered simply, quickly, and at no charge. Register at the circulation desk upon arrival. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 27.

  • 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.