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.
Antioch Introduction to JobScout: Looking for a job and a new job resource? Come learn about JobScout the online learning platform that will help you learn skills to land a job. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Oliver Chin - Comic Book Creation Workshop: Author and artist Oliver Chin shows aspiring artists how to create comic books/graphic novels. Participants will learn to write and draw their own stories, and get free comics! For children 5 and older. 3 p.m. Feb. 6. Teen Valentine's Bash: Enjoy the festivities and celebrate Valentine's Day. Make a traditional doily card and enjoy special sweets with or without your sweetheart. 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Infant/Toddler Storytime: Short board and picture book stores for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with parent or caregiver and child interaction. 10:30-10:50 a.m. Thursdays. Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday. 501 W. 18th St. 925-757-9224, ccclib.org.
Bay Point Preschool Storytime: Stories for the whole family. We will read books, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance, play, and more. 4 p.m. Thursdays.
n Stay and Play: After story time kids will play, put puzzles together, make crafts and just have fun. 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free Play Friday: All of your most popular board games and card games are available for you to enjoy. Connect 4, Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Uno, more. You name it, we might have it. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Homework Help: Homework help is available for children grades K-12. 3-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hours: 2:30-6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 2:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 205 Pacifica Ave. 925-458-9597.
Brentwood Introduction to OverDrive/eBooks and e-Readers at the Library: Learn about using popular e-readers (Nook, Kindle, iPad, etc.) to access the library's digital collection. 10-11 a.m. Jan. 28. Registration required at ccclib.org. Have Some Heart! Volunteer at the Valentine's Day Party: Youths 12 and older can sign up to help at the children's Valentine's Day party at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. Volunteers are need 3:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Help with decorating, games, crafts and more. Registration required at ccclib.org. "Chill Out With a Book" Winter Reading Program: A self-paced reading program for school-age kids and teens. Read and review three books and turn in your reading log to earn prizes, including a free book and Mountain Mike's pizza. Pajama Storytime: A story time for children 5 and younger. Fuzzy slippers are encouraged. 7 p.m. Mondays. Lapsit Baby Storytime: A story time for infants. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Toddler Time: Stories and finger plays for toddlers. 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 104 Oak St. 925-516-5290.
Oakley Stitchin' Saturdays: Come crochet and/or knit with our "stitchers" or learn how to stitch from knowledgeable volunteers. 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 9. Valentine's Craft Night Event: All welcome for an evening of Valentine's Day crafts and treats hosted by the Oakley Library Youth Squad. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Computer Tutor: Sign up for a 30-minute, one-on-one session with a tutor and brush up on basic computer skills including setting up an email account, searching the Internet, using Microsoft Office. Best suited for adults. Call for an appointment. 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 12 and 19. Adult Beading Program: Local beading experts will teach you how to create simple projects with beads. Great for gifts. 6-8p.m. Feb. 20. Registration required at ccclib.org. Toddler Storytime: Come join other for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement activities for toddlers. 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Infant Storytime: Short books, songs, rhymes, and bounces for babies up to 24-months-old. 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Family Storytime: The whole family is invited to come have fun listening to books, singing songs and making a craft. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2-9 p.m. Thursday; 2-6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. 1050 Neroly Road. 925-625-02400.
Pittsburg Immigration Workshop: An attorney will answer questions regarding immigration. First-come, first-served basis. Free. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 12. No registration required.
n Storytime for Preschoolers: Stories, fingerplays, songs, and flannel boards for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Storytime/Crafts: Each week you will share stories and make fun creations. All ages welcome; parent participation appreciated. 1-1:45 p.m. Saturdays. Children's Storytime: Stories, finger plays, songs, and flannel boards. Ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. n Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 1-8 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 80 Power Road. 925-427-8390.