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 October, for all ages. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 3, for ages up to 5. Drop-In Computer Help with Jeff, 4 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10, for all ages. Finance 101 and How to Fund College, 11 a.m. Oct. 4, for adults. Meet One-On-One with State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, 10 a.m. Oct. 5, for adults. Peek-a-Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 8, for ages up to 5. Cuddle Club, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8, for ages up to 5. Drop-In Computer Help with Martha, noon Oct. 8, for all ages. Teen Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 9, for ages up to 5. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 10, for ages up to 5. Author Oliver Chin Workshop: "Create a Graphic Novel," 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, for adults. Income Investing, 11 a.m. Oct. 11, 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 -- "One City One Book: Which Book Would You Save?," 7 p.m. Oct. 7, for adults. Lapsit Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 8, for ages up to 5. Toddler Time, 11:15 a.m. Oct. 8, for ages up to 5. All Ears Reading 1 (Grades 1-6) 4 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8, for ages 5-11. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 9, for ages up to 5. Bamwow Games, 2 p.m. Oct. 9, for ages 5-11. Mel & Ila Writer's Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11, for adults.

    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.