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 December. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Dec. 13, 20, for ages 3-5. Peek-A-Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Dec. 18, for toddlers and babies. Cuddle Club, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 18, for babies. Teen Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Dec. 19. Local Author Showcase, Jon Foyt, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11, for adults. "Lincoln At the Library" open house, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 14, for adults, teens, kids. Pajama Math: "Fairy Tale Math," 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19, for kids 5-11 and preschoolers. Library closed Dec. 23-25. ARF's Drop In All Ears Reading, 4 p.m. Dec. 27, for kids 5-11. Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31. ARF's All Ears Reading, 4 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10, for kids.

    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 -- Mel & Ila Writer's Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14. Bamwow Book Club, 2 p.m. Dec. 19, for kids through middle-school age. Reading Buddies Book Club (Grades 1-3), 4 p.m. Dec. 19. Library closed Dec. 23-25. Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Friends of Ygnacio Valley Library Book Sale 10 a.m. Dec. 8. All Ears Reading (Grades 1-6), 4 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Bamwow! Gaming Day, 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Ages 5-11 and middle school. Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old), 10:15 a.m. Dec. 5. Lapsit Storytime (6-24 months), 10:15 a.m. Dec. 4. Bamwow Movie, 2 p.m. Nov. 28. Bamwow Activity Day, 2 p.m. Dec. 5. Ygnacio Valley Book Group, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, for adults.


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    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.

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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.