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 -- Special Storytime Adventure with Supervisor Candace Andersen, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 7, up to age 5. "Enjoy Art" Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Jan. 7, for adults. "Enjoy Film" Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Jan. 8, for adults. "Enjoy Hiking" Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Jan. 9, for adults. Berkeley Repertory Theatre Docent Talk, "Troublemaker," 7 p.m. Jan. 9, for all ages. Friends of the LLLC Present Blackhawk Museum Docent Lecture, 2 p.m. Jan. 10, for all ages. "E-readers 101; Overdrive and Your Library," 11 a.m. Jan. 12, 6 p.m. Jan. 16, for adults. Soup's On, 2 p.m. Jan. 12, for kids 5-11. Lafayette Classics Book Club, 7 p.m. Jan. 14, for adults. Insect Discovery Lab, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15, for kids 5-13.

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    Enjoy Books Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Jan. 15, for adults. Social Media Strategies Workshop Series, 8 a.m. Jan. 16, for adults. Enjoy Thinking Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Jan. 16, for adults. Olli@Berkeley Info Session in Lafayette, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17, for adults. Friends of the LLLC Present Mary Ellen Hannibal, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, for adults. Gold Coast Chamber Players, "Masterpiece," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Improve Your Chess Game, 3 p.m. Jan. 20, for all ages. Library closed on Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 21). La Hora Del Cuento-Spanish Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 22, 29, for up to age 5. Lafayette Book Club, 7 p.m. Jan. 23. Book Babies, 10:15 a. m. Jan. 24, 28, 31, up to age 5. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 24, 28, 31. Preschool Time, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24, 28, 31. Lindsay Wildlife Museum Presents "A Celebration of A.A. Milne's Birthday," noon Jan. 24, for preschoolers. "Enjoy Theater" Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Jan. 24. CCC Library's Birthday Party, 11 a.m. Jan. 26. Astroblast, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, for ages 5-13.

    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 -- Insect Discovery Lab, 3 p.m. Jan. 5, for ages 5-11. Baby and Toddler Storytime, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30. Library closed Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 21). "Embrace Your Dark Side: Film Noir," 2 p.m. Jan. 23, for all ages.

    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 -- Berkeley Repertory Theatre Docent Talk, "Troublemaker," 7 p.m. Jan. 8, for adults. Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30. Winter Music Series: "Jazz with Carol, Frank and Marc," 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16, for all ages. Mystery Book Club, 3 p.m. Jan. 18, for adults. Saturday Morning Live! Storytime, 11 a.m. Jan. 19, 26. Library closed Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 21). Paws to Read, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 30, for kids 5-11. Talespinners of Contra Costa, 7 p.m. Jan. 24, for adults.

    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.