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 September. Local Author Showcase-Julie Gleeson, 6 p.m. Sept. 6, for adults. Full-Length SAT Practice Test, 10 a.m. Sept. 8, ages 12-17. ARF's All Ears Reading, 4 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10, for kids. Civil War Novelist Jeff Shaara, 7 p.m. Sept. 11, for all ages. Drop-in Computer Help with Jeff, 3 p.m. Sept. 13, for all ages. Finding Foundation Support for Your Education, 4 p.m. Sept. 13, for adults. Friends of the Walnut Creek Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. Sept. 15, for all ages. Traveling California with Gary Crabbe, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, for adults. In Civil War in 3-D, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. "California and the Civil War," 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, for all ages. ARF's Drop In All-Ears Reading, 4 p.m. Sept. 27, for ages 5-11. "One City One Book" discussion, 7 p.m. Sept. 27.
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 -- All Ears Reading Gardes 1-6, 4 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Ages 5-11. Bamwow! Gaming Day, 2 p.m. Sept. 12, for ages 5-11 and middle school. Author Talk With Shoshana Kobrin, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, for adults. Mel & Iya Writer's Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14, for adults. Lapsit Storytime (ages 6-24 months), 10:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 25. Toddler Time (ages 2 to 3 1/2), 11:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 25. Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5), 10:15 a.m. Sept. 19, 26. Bamwow Book Club, "Pollyanna," 2 p.m. Sept. 19, for ages 5-11 and middle school. Campfire Sing-Along, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Bamwow Movie, 2 p.m. Sept. 26, for ages 12 to 17.
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 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.