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. Walnut Creek Downtown Library -- One-On-One Computer Training, sessions throughout August. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Aug. 9, 16, for ages 3-5. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Aug. 15. Peek-A-Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Aug. 14, for toddlers and babies. Cuddle Club, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14, for babies. Teen Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 21. ARF's All Ears Reading, 4 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 13, for kids. Backyard Pajama Math, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15, for preschoolers through age 11. College Application Essay Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20, for high schoolers. ARF's Drop-In All Ears Reading, 4 p.m. Aug. 23, for kids 5-11. Grantseeking Basics with San Francisco Foundation Center, 4 p.m. Aug. 30, for adults.
The library is located at 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday closed. Ygnacio Valley Library -- Teens' Minute Mystery Challenge, all day Aug. 13, for grades 6-12. Mel & Iya Writers Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10, for adults. All Ears Reading 4, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 14, for kids. Read the book/Watch the Movie, 3 p.m. Aug. 15. Summer Cinema, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Ventriloquist Steve Chaney and Corny Crow, 4 p.m. Aug. 18, for kids 5-11. Lapsit Storytime (ages 6-24 months), 10:15 a.m. Aug. 7. Toddler Time (for ages 2 to 3 1/2), 11:15 a.m. Aug. 7. Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10:15 a.m. Aug. 8.
The library is located at 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Phone: 925-938-1481. 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.