All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families. All branches are closed May 25-26 for the observance of Memorial Day. For library hours and updated information, call the local branch or 800-984-4636 or visit www.ccclib.org.
Patty Cakes Storytime: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, through May 13. It is for kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver.
Picture Book Time: 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, is for kids ages 3-5 who can attend without a caregiver.
Book Buddies: 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays. (Call 925-673-0659 to confirm the program on a specific Wednesday). A book buddy volunteer reader is in the library to read stories to children 3 and older.
Photo Bug Hunt -- A Homeschooler Program with Becky Jaffe: 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 7. Becky Jaffe, a photographer, naturalist and educator will lead students through a brief presentation, followed by a nature walk and photo hunt. Participants will crawl through underbrush of Mitchell Creek looking for insects, and photographing, identifying and observing. After the walk, photos will be reviewed together and selected images chosen for display at the library. Bring camera, field guides and curiosity, and wear clothes that can get dirty. Tweens and teens and their families are welcome.
Kids' Scavenger Hunt: 4-5 p.m. June 16. Kids in grades K-5 who complete the scavenger hunt can win a prize.
Teen Advisory Group: 7-8 p.m. June 6. Teens are invited. Call 925-673-0659.
Gardening Stories and Craft: 11-11:40 a.m. May 15. Kids ages 3-7 can listing to a special reading, "Where's Your Grandma Today," about volunteering, shared by the Assistance League of Diablo Valley. There will also be a craft. Register in advance.
Age Well/Drive Smart: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 3. Free CHP class for adult drivers and their families to help them continue driving safely. The interactive program offers tips, resources and a Q&A. Register by end of day June 2.
Clayton Library Book Club: 7-9 p.m. on the second Mondays is open to interested adults. Sunny Solomon leads the discussion May 12 on "Earth Abides" by George R. Stewart.
The library is at 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton. Call 925-673-0659. Hours: 1-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
Baby & Toddler Story Time: 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11:15-11:35 a.m. Tuesdays. It is for children ages 0-3½ attending with a caregiver and features short picture books, songs and bounces.
Bilingual Storytime: 1:30-2 p.m. Mondays through June 2. Kids ages 0-5 can listen to stories and songs in English and Spanish.
LEGO & Listen: 7 p.m. May 12. Kids ages 6-12 can build with Lego blocks while listening to a recorded book. Registration is required, and space is limited.
Movie Monday: 7-8:30 p.m. May 19. Kids ages 5-11 are invited to watch a G- or PG-rated film.
Free Tutoring: 5-7 p.m. Mondays; and 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 21. Responsible teen volunteers will tutor all subjects and all ages. Contact Christina Gendron at 925-646-5455 with questions or to become a tutor.
Insiders: 1-2 p.m. May 28. Adults with disabilities can enjoy a laid-back setting in the library for enrichment and fun. Events differ each month and vary from arts and crafts, enjoying music and dance, and playing games on the Wii.
All Ears Reading: 1-2 p.m. May 14. Adults with disabilities can enjoy the unconditional love of dogs and practice reading to furry friends. Dogs and their handlers are supplied courtesy of a partnership between the library and Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation.
Concord Mystery Book Club: 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday of the month, and mystery lovers are invited to join the group. On May 11, the discussion will be on "Arsenic and Old Paint," by Hailey Lind.
Free Computer Help: noon-2 p.m. Saturdays. Adults and seniors can get assistance on a drop-in basis on how to use computers, and can get help setting up e-readers, smart phones, tablets and using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programs.
Knitting and crochet group: 1:15-4:45 p.m. June 1. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome. Drop in anytime to knit, crochet and network. Free knitting and crocheting instruction. Some practice yarn provided, but bring your own needles.
ESL Conversation Group: 7-8 p.m. Mondays. Adults can practice their English conversation skills in an informal, friendly and small-group setting.
The library is at 2900 Salvio St., Concord. Phone: 925-646-5455. Hours: Noon-9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.