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.
Antioch Sparkles Delight the Clown: Sparkles Delight the Clown will you with her zany humor, a little magic, a little music and a whole lot of wackiness. 3-4 p.m. Jan. 16. Infant/Toddler Storytime: Short board and picture book stores for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with parent or caregiver and child interaction. 10:30-10:50 a.m. Thursdays. Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday. 501 W. 18th St. 925-757-9224, ccclib.org.
Bay Point Stay and Play: After story time kids will play, put puzzles together, make crafts and just have fun. 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free Play Friday: All of your most popular board games and card games are available for you to enjoy. Connect 4, Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Uno, more. You name it, we might have it. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Homework Help: Homework help is available for children grades K-12. 3-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hours: 2:30-6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 2:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 205 Pacifica Ave. 925-458-9597.
Brentwood Introduction to OverDrive/eBooks and e-Readers at the Library: Learn about using popular e-readers (Nook, Kindle, iPad, etc.) to access the library's digital collection. 10 -11 a.m. Jan. 14 and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Registration required at ccclib.org. "Chill Out With a Book" Winter Reading Program: A self-paced reading program for school-age kids and teens. Read and review three books and turn in your reading log to earn prizes, including a free book and Mountain Mike's pizza. Begins Jan. 14. Pajama Storytime: A story time for children 5 and younger. Fuzzy slippers are encouraged. 7 p.m. Mondays. Lapsit Baby Storytime: A story time for infants. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 104 Oak St. 925-516-5290.
Oakley Stitchin' Saturdays: Crochet and/or knit with other "stitchers" or learn how to stitch with knowledgeable volunteers. This program is best suited for adults. 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 12. Adult Beading Program: Local beading experts will teach you how to create simple projects with beads. Great for gifts. Registration is required. 6-8 p.m. Jan. 16. Read to a Dog Program: Children 6-13 can improve reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog from H.A.L.O. Angel Ears Therapy Dogs. Sign up for a 10-15 minute session beginning Jan. 5. Walk-ins as space permits. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Jan. 19. Family Storytime: The whole family is invited to come have fun listening to books, singing songs and making a craft. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2-9 p.m. Thursday; 2-6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. 1050 Neroly Road. 925-625-02400.
Pittsburg Super Hero Party: Children 5-11 are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero. Join for superhero stories, crafts and games. Celebrate both real life and imaginary heroes. 6-6:45 p.m. Jan. 17. Toddler Time Tickled Pink: Stories, rhymes, a small craft and lots of toys. Join the library staff for a special event for young children. You'll be tickled pink! 11:15-11:45 a.m. Jan. 19. Family Law Workshop: Talk to an attorney about family law issues. Free. Sponsored by the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service. No registration required. 6 p.m. Jan. 24. Storytime/Crafts: Each week you will share stories and make fun creations. All ages welcome; parent participation appreciated. 1-1:45 p.m. Saturdays. Children's Storytime: Stories, finger plays, songs, and flannel boards. Ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
n Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 1-8 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 80 Power Road. 925-427-8390.