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 January. New Year's Dance Party, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3, for all ages. Drop-In Computer Help with Jeff, 4 p.m. Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, for all ages. California and the Civil War: From Frontier to Province with Kevin Starr, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7, for high school and older. Teen Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29. Civil War Era Sing-Along, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, for all ages. New Year's Resolution Collage Making for Teens, 4 p.m. Jan. 9. ARF's Drop In All Ears Reading, 4 and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 14, for kids 5-11. The True Story of Glory Continues, 7 p.m. Jan. 14. for adults, high schoolers. Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln, 6:30 p.m.

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    Jan. 17, for adults and teens 12-17. Library closed Martin Luther King Day Jan. 21. Peek-A-Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 22, 29, for toddlers and babies. Cuddle Club, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22, 29, for babies. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 23, 30. The Songs and Poetry of the Civil War, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, ages 12 and up. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 24. 31, for ages 3-5. Local Author Showcase, Virginia Degner, 6 p.m. Jan. 24, for adults. A Nation Divided, 7 p.m. Jan. 29, for high schoolers and adults. Lincoln at the Movies, 7 p.m. Jan. 31, ages 12 and up.

    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 -- Winter Break Movies For Kids, 3 p.m. Jan. 3-4, for all ages. Local Author Talk, Glynn Custred, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, for adults. Bamwow Activity Day, 2 p.m. Jan. 9, for ages 12-17. Sierra Club Talk, "The Canadian Rockies," 7 p.m. Jan. 9, for adults. Mel & Ila Writer's Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11, for adults. Bamwow! Gaming Day, 2 p.m. Jan. 16, for ages 5-11. Friends of Ygnacio Valley Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. Jan. 19. Library closed Martin Luther King Day Jan. 21. Lapsit Storytime (ages 6-24 months) 10:15 a.m. Jan. 22, 29. Toddler Time, 11:15 a.m. Jan. 22, 29. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 23, 30. Bamwow Book Club, 2 p.m. Jan. 23, for kids, middle schoolers. Meet Mr. Lincoln, 6 p.m. Jan. 28, for ages 5 to adult. Bamwow Movie, 2 p.m. Jan. 30, for ages 5-11.

    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.