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 -- Computer Docent, 10 a.m. Dec. 18. 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. Book Babies, 10:15 a. m. Dec. 13, up to age 5. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Dec. 13. Preschool Time, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13.

    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. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 925-385-2280.

  • Moraga Library -- 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.


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  • Orinda Library -- Saturday Morning Live, 11 a.m. Dec. 15, 22. Mystery Book Club, 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Holiday Tot Hop, 10 a.m. Dec. 18, through age 5. The "Library Books On My Nook" workshop, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11, 12. Peek-A-Book Time Stories: Songs, Rhymes and Rhythm, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11, for babies.

    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.