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 July. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. July 19, Aug. 2, for ages 3-5. Drop-in Computer Help with Jeff, 3 p.m. July 19, Aug. 2, for all ages. Local Author Showcase: Phyllis Rickel-Wong, 6 p.m. July 19, for adults. SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test, 10 a.m. July 21, for teens. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Aug. 1.
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 July 23, for grades 6-12. Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10:15 a.m. Aug. 1.
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. 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.