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Wall of Sharing: Moveable Feasts

Saturday, October 06, 2018
Walnut Creek Libraries - Ygnacio Valley
"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast." Ernest Hemingway, to a friend, 1950."
- Epigraph on the title page of the 1964 Scribner edition of A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Read A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway and be inspired to share a “moveable feast” of your own in 6 words.
Pick up  a submission form in September at the Ygnacio Valley Library.
With your permission, your “moveable feast” will be added to our Wall of Sharing.

Visit our library to learn more about this year's One City, One Book program produced by the Walnut Creek Foundation.


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Danville - San Ramon CityRead 2018: "Two Cities, One Tale"

Friday, October 19, 2018
Danville Library
LISA SEE'S ‘THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE

A celebration of the bonds of family and an unforgettable story of circumstance and culture, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See, is the Danville-San Ramon’s 2018 featured book! Join residents for a five-week book sharing event and meet international bestselling author, Lisa See, for the CityRead closing event on Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. No reservations necessary; seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. 

Borrow a copy of the book at the Danville, San Ramon, or Dougherty Station Libraries or enter to win copies in our weekly library drawings. Also available on audio CD, large type and downloadable audio and e-books. Don’t miss out on this exciting San Ramon Valley event with your friends and neighbors!


Sponsored by the Danville and San Ramon Library Foundations

For special accommodations, please contact the library with 72 hours notice.


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Danville - San Ramon CityRead 2018: "Two Cities, One Tale"

Friday, October 19, 2018
San Ramon Libraries - San Ramon

LISA SEE'S ‘THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE

A celebration of the bonds of family and an unforgettable story of circumstance and culture, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See, is the Danville-San Ramon’s 2018 featured book! Join residents for a five-week book sharing event and meet international bestselling author, Lisa See, for the CityRead closing event on Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. No reservations necessary; seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. 

Borrow a copy of the book at the Danville, San Ramon, or Dougherty Station Libraries or enter to win copies in our weekly library drawings. Also available on audio CD, large type and downloadable audio and e-books. Don’t miss out on this exciting San Ramon Valley event with your friends and neighbors!

Sponsored by the Danville and San Ramon Library Foundations

For special accommodations, please contact the library with 72 hours notice.

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Danville - San Ramon CityRead 2018: "Two Cities, One Tale"

Friday, October 19, 2018
San Ramon Libraries - Dougherty Station

LISA SEE'S ‘THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE

A celebration of the bonds of family and an unforgettable story of circumstance and culture, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See, is the Danville-San Ramon’s 2018 featured book! Join residents for a five-week book sharing event and meet international bestselling author, Lisa See, for the CityRead closing event on Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. No reservations necessary; seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. 

Borrow a copy of the book at the Danville, San Ramon, or Dougherty Station Libraries or enter to win copies in our weekly library drawings. Also available on audio CD, large type and downloadable audio and e-books. Don’t miss out on this exciting San Ramon Valley event with your friends and neighbors!

Sponsored by the Danville and San Ramon Library Foundations 

For special accommodations, please contact the library with 72 hours notice.

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Banned Book Week

Friday, September 28, 2018
Bay Point Library
Check out a "Banned" book from the library and be entered to win a Starbucks gift card. You can find a list of "Banned Books" at the front desk.
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Brentwood Library CityRead

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Brentwood Library
Join us for the 16th Annual Brentwood Library CityRead. This year's selection is Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor. Pick up a copy of the book in the library, read it, share it with friends and family members or return it to the library for someone else. The book is part memoir, part cookbook, as the author describes how cooking and writing about food helped her heal from an aneurism she suffered at the age of 28.
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Clayton Reads 2018

Thursday, November 08, 2018
Clayton Library
Clayton Reads 2018

Join us for the 11th Clayton Reads. This year's book choice is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Pick up a copy of the book at the Clayton Community Library while supply lasts. Read it and pass the book on to another reader or back to the Clayton Library for someone else. The book features Cora, a young slave on a Georgia plantation. The book describes her escape and long journey trying to get to freedom in Canada

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Kensington & El Cerrito 2018 One City One Book: The 57 Bus

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The 57 Bus
El Cerrito Library

Kensington and El Cerrito Library are excited to announce our 2018 One City One Book selection: The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, by Dashka Slater.

One teenager in a skirt. 
One teenager with a lighter.
One moment that changes both of their lives forever.

The 57 Bus is Oakland journalist Dashka Slater's true account of an agender teen set on fire by another teen while riding the bus in Oakland. This riveting, heartbreaking book delves into issues of race, class, gender, crime, and punishment, and will provoke thoughtful discussions on these topics from all who read it.

Free copies of The 57 Bus are available while supplies last at the following locations:

  •         El Cerrito Library
  •         El Cerrito City Hall
  •         El Cerrito Community Center
  •         Kensington Library
  •         Well Grounded Coffee and Tea Bar

Books and downloadable eBooks are also available for check out through Contra Costa County libraries.

Pick up a book, read it, and then join the community for a month of stimulating events!


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Teen Read Week

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Pittsburg Library
Write a 250 word review of your favorite book to be entered to win a $20 Starbucks gift card. Forms available in the Young Adult Room - please return completed forms to the front desk. Teen (ages 12-18) applicants only. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 
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Teen Read Week

Friday, October 12, 2018
Bay Point Library
Write a 250 word review of your favorite book to be entered to win a $20 Starbucks gift card. Forms available at the front desk - please return to staff when finished. Teen (ages 12-18) applicants only. 
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Brentwood Library Closed

All Day
Brentwood Library
The book drop will be closed and holds will not be available. Grand Opening of the new library 104 Oak Street on Saturday, September 29.
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Oakley Library - Register to vote!

12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Oakley Library
Do you need to register to vote?  Oakley Library will have a volunteer here today to help you with the online registration process.
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Volunteer Training for Adult Literacy Tutors

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Adult Literacy Office
Next Training Session:
-Wednesday, 9/12/18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
-Saturday, 9/15/18 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
-Saturday, 9/22/18 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (All 14 hours required).

Registration opens August 1, 2018 and ends September 6, 2018. Please refer to the Tutor Application Form to register.

EARLY REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Please note that space is limited in our training classes, and they may fill up prior to the end of the registration period.

Future training session dates will be announced.
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Bi-Lingual (Russian) COMPUTER HELP WITH VLAD

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Walnut Creek Libraries - Walnut Creek
Technology Center
Our library volunteer will provide answers to simple computer questions in the Technology Center on the second floor of the Walnut Creek Library. Vlad is fluent in Russian. 
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Friends of the Concord Library Book Sale

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Concord Library
Come find your next read at the Friends of the Concord Library Book Sale. Hardcovers $1.00 Paperbacks $0.50 Media $2.00 Specialty Books $5 and up
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WeFixIT Coding & Computer Training

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
San Pablo Library
Program Room
WeFixIT is a service oriented organization that provides coding and computer training. Learn about the Raspberry Pi, Scratch and Python coding. No registration required. Get introduced to tomorrow's technology today at the San Pablo Library!
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Saturday Family Storytime - French

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Homework Center
Join us for stories and songs in French the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. For children and families. Come learn some French! 

Rejoignez-nous pour des contes, des chansons, et des jeux de doigts en français. Pour les enfants et les familles. Venez apprendre le français!
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All Abilities Playgroup

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Pleasant Hill Library
Looking for an opportunity to ask an experienced professional questions about your toddler's development? Have concerns about your child's speech, language or social skills? Join us for our All Abilities Playgroup! Hosted by Arezu Moshirian and Kathryn Brodsky of Chit Chat Preschool (Two Speech-Pathologist Moms) who will answer questions while the children have fun, and can offer individualized referral information for a range of community agencies, resources, and parent support organizations. The Playgroup is for all children ages 0-3.  Siblings welcome too.
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Preparing for the College Admissions Process

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Martinez Library

The college admissions process has grown extremely complex. Learn what can be done during high school to ensure that your student is ready to find, apply and get into colleges that are the right fit.

Both parents and students are encouraged to attend!

A Q&A session will follow the workshop


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English Conversation Group

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
San Pablo Library
Join us for a free weekly class to help you improve your skill in speaking and understanding English. Fun and informative lessons in a group of all skill levels. No registration required.
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Saturday Family Storytime - Portuguese

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Homework Center
Join us the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month as we listen to stories and sing songs in Portuguese! This special family story time is presented by volunteers from Projeto Contadores de Estórias and is great for children and their families. All ages and abilities are welcome.
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Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Library Open Space
Free tech help by appointment! CUSTOM HELP Local Teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask! TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS We can help solve most problems you might encounter with your smart phone, laptop, MP3 player, eBook reader or most other consumer technology products. PERSONAL HELP Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assistance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your device with you. To make an appointment, please call the library at 925-385-2280 or come to the Information Desk during library open hours. Tutors are available for 30 minute time slots.
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Lego at the Library

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pinole Library
Kids of all ages and the young at heart are welcome to drop in and play with Lego blocks. Creations will be displayed at the front of the library for one week!
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Silk Scarf Dying

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Martinez Library
This workshop is for ages 18 and up. Create a beautiful heirloom scarf with a marbleized dye technique. Taught by experienced instructors who will guide you through the process. Class begins with an orientation and then participants will take turns creating one scarf each to take home. Be sure to wear clothing that can get dirty! All materials provided. This event will take place outside in our Reading Garden, weather permitting.

Registration required.
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Movie

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rodeo Library
Come watch a film at the library.  ‘E.T., the extra-terrestrial’ (PG, 118 min).   A ten-year-old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth.     
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