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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.