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 -- Library closed No. 11-12. Book Babies, 10:15 a. m. Nov. 15. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Nov. 15. Preschool Time, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15. Library closed Nov. 21-22.

    Friends Corner Book Shop -- The Friends' Corner Book Shop is open from 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. Improve Your Chess Game 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 925-385-2280.

  • Moraga Library -- Library closed Nov. 11-12. Story and Craft Time, 4 p.m. Nov. 13. Baby and Toddler Storytime, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Nov. 14. Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m. Nov. 15, for adults. Library closed by 6 p.m. Nov. 21; library closed Nov. 22.

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


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  • Orinda Library -- Library closed Nov. 11-12. Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28. Peek-A-Book Time Stories: Songs, Rhymes and Rhythm, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13, for babies. Mystery Book Club, 3 p.m. Nov. 16. Saturday Morning Live, 11 a.m. Nov. 17, 24. Berkeley Repertory Theatre Docent Talk: The White Snake, 7 p.m. Nov. 20. Library closed by 6 p.m. Nov. 21. Library closed Nov. 22.

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

    The library is located at 26 Orinda Way. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. 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.