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 -- 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 Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 21). La Hora Del Cuento (Spanish Storytime) 10:15 a.m. Jan. 22, 29, for ages up to 5. Lafayette Book Club, 7 p.m. Jan. 23. Book Babies, 10:15 a. m. Jan. 24, 28, 31, ages up to 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 Theatre 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 -- Baby and Toddler Storytime, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Jan. 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 -- Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22, 23, 29, 30. 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. Weekend Paws to Read, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26, for ages 5-11.
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. n n 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.