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 -- SAT Practice Exam, 1 p.m. Dec. 2, for teens. Book Babies, 10:15 a. m. Dec. 3, 6, 10, 13, up to age 5. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Dec. 3, 6, 10, 13. Preschool Time, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3, 6, 10, 13. Enjoy Art Reading Group, 6 p.m. Dec. 3. Computer Docent, 10 a.m. Dec. 4, 11, 18. Spanish Storytime, "La Hora Del Cuento," 10:15 a.m. Dec. 4 and 11. Tales a Waggin,' 3 p.m. Dec. 5 and 12. Friends of the LLLC Present "An Armchair Tour of Walnut Creek's Public Art," 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Friends of the LLLC Sweet Thursday, "Walter The Giant Storyteller," 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Improve Your Chess Game, 3 p.m. Dec. 16, for all ages. Enjoy Books Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Dec. 18, for adults. Social Media Strategies Workshop Series, 8 a.m. Dec. 19, for adults. Library closed Dec. 23-25. Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

    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 -- Crafts for the Holidays, 4 p.m. Dec. 4, for infants through age 11. Puppet Show, "The Nutcracker," 3 p.m. Dec. 11, for kids 5-11. Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m. Dec. 20. Library closed Dec. 23-25. Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

    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.

  • Orinda Library -- Saturday Morning Live, 11 a.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22. Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12. Peek-A-Book Time Stories: Songs, Rhymes and Rhythm, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4, 11, for babies. Winter Music Series, "Fingerstyle Guitar with Ace," 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, for all ages. Free Legal Workshop: Wills and Trusts, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Mystery Book Club, 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Holiday Tot Hop, 10 a.m. Dec. 18, for up to age 5. The Library Books on my Nook Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Library closed Dec. 23-25. Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

    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.