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 -- Sixth-12th Grader Art Contest, all day Feb. 1 and 8, for teens. Winter Reading Contest, all day Feb. 1 and 8. Book Babies, 10:15 a. m. Feb. 4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28, up to age 5. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Feb. 4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28. Special Dentist Storytime with Monkey (dental care lesson), 11:30 a.m. Feb. 4, for young children. Enjoy Art Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Feb. 4, for adults. Computer Docent, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. La Hora Del Cuento-Spanish Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, up to age 5. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, "What Has Happened to My Good Night's Sleep?" 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5, for adults. Meditation: "Lose Your Stress, Find Your Bliss," 7 p.m. Feb. 6, for adults.

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    Preschool Time, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28. Oliver Chin Comic Book Workshop, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7, for ages 5-17. Lamorinda Reads! Presentation about 826 National, a 7 p.m. Feb. 7, for adults and teens. American Kid Tea Party, 11 a.m. Feb. 9, for kids through fifth grade. Lafayette Classics Book Club, 7 p.m. Feb. 11, for adults. Friends of the LLLC Present: Di Rosa Preserve Docent Lecture, 2 p.m. Feb. 12, for adults. Enjoy Film Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Feb. 12, for adults. "A Valentine For a Vulture!," 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, ages 5 through fifth-grade. Happy Valentine's Day, noon Feb. 14, for young children. Library closed President's Day (Feb. 18). Casino Afternoon, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19, for teens. Enjoy Books Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Feb. 19, for adults. Enjoy Thinking Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Feb. 20, for adults. Friends of the LLLC Sweet Thursday, Zac Unger, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, for adults. Lafayette Book Club, 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Enjoy Theatre Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Feb. 28, for adults. An Evening with Dave Eggers, "Lamorinda Reads" event, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, for adults.

    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 -- Friends of Moraga Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. Feb. 2, for all ages. Comic Book Workshop, 1 p.m. Feb. 2, for ages 5-17. Lamorinda Reads! Short Films Screening, 6 p.m. Feb. 5, for adults. Baby Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, for young children. Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. Embrace Your Dark Side: Film Noir at the Moraga Library, 2 p.m. Feb. 6, 20, for all ages. Library closed President's Day (Feb. 18). Lamorinda Reads!, "A Hologram for the King" book discussion, 6 p.m. Feb. 21. An Evening with Dave Eggers, "Lamorinda Read" event, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, for adults.

    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! Storytime, 11 a.m. Feb. 2, for young children. Lunar New Year Crafts, all day Feb. 4-9, for all ages. Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20. Peek-A-Boo Time Stories: Songs, Rhymes and Rhythm, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19, for young children. Paws to Read, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 6, for kids 5-11. Lamorinda Reads! event, book discussion on "Hologram for the King," 10 a.m. Feb. 7, for adults. Tamara Ireland Stone, author of "Time Between Us," 7 p.m. Feb. 7, for teens. Saturday Morning Live! Storytime, 11 a.m. Feb. 9, 16, 23, for young children. Lunar New Year Program, "Lion Dance," 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, for all ages. Paws to Read, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13, for ages 5-11. Winter Music Series, "Romantic Melodies," 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, for adults. Mystery Book Club, 3 p.m. Feb. 15, for adults. Library closed President's Day (Feb. 18) Lamorinda Reads! event, "Telling Your Story: A Memoir Writing Workshop," 1 p.m. Feb. 19, for adults. Lamorinda Reads! event, book discussion on "Hologram For the King," 7 p.m. Feb. 21, for adults. Weekend Paws to Read, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23, for kids ages 5 through fifth grade. "An Evening with Dave Eggers," Lamorinda Reads! event, 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

    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.