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Children's Library Scavenger Hunt

Monday, September 30, 2019
Walnut Creek Libraries - Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek's One City One Book pick is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Pick up a free copy at the information desk! Kids can also participate in a library scavenger hunt - grab a scavenger hunt form from an information desk and find a few of our favorite characters hiding around the library. When you're all done, drop the form off with library staff and pick up a prize (while supplies last!). Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation.
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Brentwood Library's 17th Annual CityRead - The Romanov Empress: A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna by C.W. Gortner

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Brentwood Library
The 17th Annual Brentwood Library CityRead kicks off on Monday, September 9 with C.W. Gortner's The Romanov Empress: A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna. This year's program will not include free copies of the book to give away. Instead, we have purchased multiple copies of the book, ebook and eaudiobook for community members to check out. We'll also have 50 copies of the book we will be raffling off over the course of the program. Check our calendar for a variety of different programs that explore Russian culture. At our culminating event author C.W. Gortner will speak about the book on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center. 
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Computer Basics

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hercules Library
Receive instruction in a variety of computer applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and how to set up an email account.
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What Do You Like to Read?

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Walnut Creek Libraries - Ygnacio Valley
What do YOU like to read?  We want to hear it! Come in, write the title down and drop it in the basket, and we'll post it in the library!  Great for new reading recommendations!
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Meditation

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Meditation
El Cerrito Library
Join us for 45 minute guided meditations in the peaceful morning library. New and experienced practitioners welcome!

This program brought to you by Friends of the El Cerrito Library, and meditation teachers from the East Bay Meditation Center
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Toddler Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Walnut Creek Libraries - Walnut Creek
Oak View Room
Best suited for children ages 2 & 3 with a caregiver, all ages and abilities welcome. Picture books, finger plays & fun literacy building activities, followed by a simple craft. 

Looking for the storytime music playlist? Find it here.
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Infant/Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Moraga Library
Join us for Infant/Toddler Storytime. In this 20 minute storytime we will read, sing, dance, stretch, and have a great time! This program is intended for children from birth through 3 years of age and their caregivers, but all ages and abilities are welcome.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Concord Library
Meeting Room
Stories and songs for kids 3.5-5
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Preschool Storytime for Children Ages 3-5

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pittsburg Library
Library
Listen to stories, jive with fingerplays, break into song, and experience flannel board stories. Get ready for storytime fun for kids ages 3-5. For preschool or child care classes over 5 students, please call the library at least one week in advance to make arrangements (925) 427-8390.  This storytime targets children ages 3-5, but all ages and abilities are welcome. For special accommodations, please contact the Library with 72 hours notice.
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Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Orinda Library
Stories, songs and movement for 1 to 3 year olds and their caregivers in Community Center Room 6
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Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library Bookstore Sale

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Library
Find great deals on books of all kinds and support your library at the same time. These book sales will be held in the bookstore in the quiet room. All profits support special events and book purchases for your Pleasant Hill Library. 
Bookstore saless are held every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Pleasant Hill Library
Discover the world of words with your child through songs, movement, and simple stories. Ideal for ages 0-5. All children welcome.
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Baby Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Orinda Library
Early Literacy songs, rhymes and stories for infants to walkers (approx. 18 months) and their caregivers.
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Storytime at Crockett Library

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Crockett Library
Storytime for all ages!
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Computer Help

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Concord Library
Visit us at the Concord Library for free computer help with our Computer Docent. First come first served.
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ESL Conversation Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Antioch Libraries - Antioch
Practice and improve your English in an informal, small-group setting at the Antioch Library. Experienced ESL teacher Mary Ellen Brucato will lead the group in a study of grammar, pronunciation, and conversation. No registration required.
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A Special Storytime Sing-Along with Mr. Tom

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Pinole Library
Pinole Library Meeting Room
This special series of five programs begins on July 24th and runs bi-weekly (every other week) through September of 2019. The program is designed for children ages 3-5 and their families. Come ready to sing and move along with Mr. Tom.
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Insiders at San Ramon Library

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
San Ramon Libraries - San Ramon
Large 2nd Floor Meeting Room
The Insiders Program is for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Programs include crafts, games, technology programs, guest speakers and other activities. If you are interested in attending these programs please call the San Ramon Library at 925-973-2850.
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English Conversation Practice for Adults

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Pleasant Hill Library
Room A
Come practice and improve your English conversation skills in an informal, small group setting. This English as a Second Language (ESL) class meets every Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill Library from 1:30-2:30 PM. Sessions are free and registration is NOT required.
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Computer Help

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
San Pablo Library
Want FREE help with the computer? Come by and talk with our Computer Docent. First come first served.
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Summer Crafting - Bird Feeders

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Concord Library
Meeting Room
Join us in making cool summer crafts. During the last week of our summer crafting program, we'll make a simple bird feeder out of a tin can. 

No registration needed. 
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The YVL Afterschool Special

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Walnut Creek Libraries - Ygnacio Valley
Meeting Room
Our Wednesday after school program geared for our early-release middle school students will sometimes feature a movie to watch, games to play, crafting events, or maybe just be a place hang out with one another.                            
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Homework Hangout

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Martinez Library
Hangout and do Homework. A small snack will be provided and basic homework supplies available upon request. 
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After School Movie - Avenger's Infinity War

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
San Ramon Libraries - Dougherty Station
Movies are rated G, PG, or PG-13.
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ARF | All Ears Reading®

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crockett Library

All Ears Reading® is a free program that pairs young readers with a Pet Hug Pack® therapy dog to help improve skills, instill confidence, and develop a love of reading in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Children and teens may bring their own book or pick one from the shelves to read.


Sign up in advance for a 15-minute session online through the registration form, at the information desk, or by calling the library at (510) 787-2345.

 

Caregivers may be asked to wait elsewhere in the library while the reader gets one-on-one time with their Pet Hug Pack dog.

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