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. Drop-In computer Help with Jeff, 4 p.m. Aug. 22, 29, for all ages. Local Author Showcase: Meet Sylvia Berek Rosenthal, 6 p.m. Aug. 22, for adults.

    The library is located at 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Sunday closed.

  • Ygnacio Valley Library -- E-Book Workshop for Nooks, IPads and Sony EReaders, 11 a.m. Aug. 24.

    The library is located at 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 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.