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 -- May is "Get Caught Reading Month," all day May 1, 5, 12, 19, 26, for kids through grade 5. Tales a Waggin,' 3 p.m. May 8, 15, 22, for kids. Shhh! Our Caterpillars are Sleeping All Day, May 5, for all ages. Demystify the College Planning Process, 3:30 p.m. May 5, for high schoolers and older. "SAT vs. ACT: What's the Difference?," 5 p.m. May 5, for teens and adults. Spanish Conversation, 4 p.m. May 6, 13, 20, for teens. Enjoy Art Discussion Group, 6 p.m. May 6, for adults. Computer Docent, May 7, 14, 21, 28, for adults. La Hora Del Cuento-Spanish Storytime, 10:15 a.m. May 7, 14, 21, 28, for ages 0-5. Friends of the LLLC Present "The Crocker Museum Docent Lecture," 2 p.m. May 7, for adults. UN Women present a screening of the documentary film "Half the Sky," 6 p.m. May 7, for adults. Enjoy Hiking Discussion Group, 6 p.m. May 8, for adults. "Bye, Bye Butterfly! It's Time to Let You Fly," noon May 11. Lafayette Classics Book Club, 7 p.m. May 13, for adults. Celebrate Children's Book Week with Author Deborah Lee Rose, 3:30 p.m. May 14, for all ages. Enjoy Film Discussion Group, 6 p.m. May 14, for adults. Social Media Strategies Workshop Series, 8 a.m. May 15, for adults. Enjoy Thinking Discussion Group, 6 p.m. May 15, for adults. Learn How to Manage Test Stress: Free Seminar on Study and Test-Taking Strategies, 4 p.m. May 19, for teens and adults. Enjoy Books Discussion Group, 6 p.m. May 21, for adults. Musical Evening with Duo Camaraderie!, 6:30 p.m. May 22, for all ages. Lafayette Book Club, 7 p.m. May 22, for adults. Enjoy Theatre Discussion Group, 6 p.m. May 23, for adults. Friends of the LLLC Sweet Thursday, John Lescroart, 7:30 p.m. May 23, for adults and high schoolers. Library closed May 26-27. Tales A Waggin,' 3 p.m. May 29, for ages 5-11. Book Babies, 10:15 a.m. May 30. Toddler Time, 10:55 a.m. May 30. Preschool Time, 11:30 a.m. May 30.

    Friends Corner Book Shop -- Open 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-Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 925-385-2280.

  • Moraga Library -- Baby Storytime, 10:15 a.m. May 1, 8, 15, 22, for ages through 5. Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. May 1, 8, 15. Uncle Jer's Travelling Bee Show, 4 p.m. May 1, for all ages. Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m. May 16. Library closed May 27.

    Friends of the Moraga Library Bookshop -- Open 1-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Fridays.

    The library is located at 1500 St. Marys Road, Moraga. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 1-5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 925-376-6852.

  • Orinda Library -- Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15. Friends of Orinda Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. May 2. ESL Conversation Circle, 1 p.m. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, for adults. Mystery Book Club, 3 p.m. May 17, for adults. Talespinners of Contra Costa, 7 p.m. May 23, for adults. Library closed May 26-27.

    Friends of the Library Bookshop -- Open 1-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Thursday. 925-254-1358.

    The library is located at 26 Orinda Way. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 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.