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1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 977-3340 www.ccclib.org

August 2019

Textile Makerspace – Drop-In Sewing Workshop

August 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for our monthly drop-in sewing workshop.  We provide access to sewing machines, a serger, basic sewing tools, and scrap fabrics. Our sewing volunteer will answer questions and help with the use of the equipment. We will meet in the Las Trampas Room on the 2nd floor on the 2nd Saturday of the month.  Event Type(s): Special Events (Adult), Library Program Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: Eve Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org  

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Insiders Program

August 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

This program is geared towards adults with developmental disabilities. Programs include crafts, games, scavenger hunts, technology programs, and movie days. Space is limited, if you are interested in attending these programs - please call Rita Carrasco in advance.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: Walnut Creek Library Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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English Conversation Group

August 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required.  Event Type(s): English Conversation Groups, Library Program Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: MaryAnn Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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Make It @ Your Library: Personalized Keychains & Jewelry

August 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Get ready for some back to school personalization with name/statement keychains, beaded bracelets and more. Register>, as supplies are limited. Age Group(s): Teens (12-17), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12)

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Health Care for the Homeless

August 16, 2019 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Are you or someone you know experiencing homelessness. Contra Costa Health Services will be at the Walnut Creek Library every 3rd Friday of the month from 1:30-3:30.  Stop by and get more information on heath care, appointments, transportation for medical appointments, insurance, Medi-Cal, Ca-Fresh support and information on local resources. For more information please call 925-605-5300. Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: Contra Costa Health Services

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English Conversation Group

August 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required.  Event Type(s): English Conversation Groups, Library Program Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: MaryAnn Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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English Conversation Group

August 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required.  Event Type(s): English Conversation Groups, Library Program Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: MaryAnn Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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September 2019

All-Ages Pick of the Litter Screening

September 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join the Contra Costa County Library Accessibility Committee for a screening of Pick of the Litter. This documentary follows five puppies as they are trained to become guide dogs for the blind. Over the course of their first two years of life, each dog`s ability to protect a blind human is rigorously honed and tested by professional instructors. Meet local puppies from Guide Dogs for the Blind at the screening pending volunteer availability.Age Group(s): Adults (18+), Teens (12-17), Kids (5-11)  REGISTER>

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English Conversation Group

September 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required. Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: MaryAnn Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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Insiders Program

September 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

This program is geared towards adults with developmental disabilities. Programs include crafts, games, scavenger hunts, technology programs, and movie days. Space is limited, if you are interested in attending these programs - please call Rita Carrasco in advance.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: Walnut Creek Library Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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Textile Makerspace! Knitting, Crochet, Needlepoint, Cross Stitch, etc

September 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join our popular Textile and Fiber Art drop-in group. Learn how to knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch, get your questions answered, or just bring in your current project and enjoy spending time with fellow fiber lovers! Optional projects may also be provided based on group interest.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: Linda Casey Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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English Conversation Group

September 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: MaryAnn Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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Textile Makerspace – Drop-In Sewing Workshop

September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for our monthly drop-in sewing workshop.  We provide access to sewing machines, a serger, basic sewing tools, and scrap fabrics. Our sewing volunteer will answer questions and help with the use of the equipment. We will meet in the Las Trampas Room on the 2nd floor on the 2nd Saturday of the month.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: Eve Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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English Conversation Group

September 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: MaryAnn Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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Health Care for the Homeless

September 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Are you or someone you know experiencing homelessness.  Contra Costa Health Services will be at the Walnut Creek Library every 3rd Friday of the month from 1:30-3:30.  Stop by and get more information on heath care, appointments, transportation for medical appointments, insurance, Medi-Cal, Ca-Fresh support and information on local resources.   For more information please call 925-605-5300. Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: Contra Costa Health Services

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English Conversation Group

September 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: MaryAnn Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340

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Virtual Reality at the Library

September 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Explore Virtual Reality with Oculus Go: a standalone VR headset. Experience the digital world like never before! Learn how to use our virtual reality equipment and try a virtual reality experience for the first time!  NOTE: The system may cause vertigo and disorientation. Please stop if you begin to feel any symptoms.    Participants must be 13 or older, and are required to sign a waiver form before taking part in this program - ages 13-17 must have form signed by…

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October 2019

English Conversation Group

October 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: MaryAnn Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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Textile Makerspace! Knitting, Crochet, Needlepoint, Cross Stitch, etc

October 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join our popular Textile and Fiber Art drop-in group. Learn how to knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch, get your questions answered, or just bring in your current project and enjoy spending time with fellow fiber lovers! Optional projects may also be provided based on group interest.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: Linda Casey Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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English Conversation Group

October 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: MaryAnn Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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Textile Makerspace – Drop-In Sewing Workshop

October 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for our monthly drop-in sewing workshop.  We provide access to sewing machines, a serger, basic sewing tools, and scrap fabrics. Our sewing volunteer will answer questions and help with the use of the equipment. We will meet in the Las Trampas Room on the 2nd floor on the 2nd Saturday of the month.  Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Presenter: Eve Rita Carrasco, (925) 977-3340, rcarrasc@ccclib.org  

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Make It @ Your Library: Monster Mash

October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Get into the Halloween spirit with skull decorating and other spooky stuff. REGISTER> Event Type(s): Arts and Crafts, Library Program Age Group(s): Teens (12-17), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12)

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WCD Trick-or-Treat

October 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Calling all ghouls, goblins, superheroes, princesses & witches! Walnut Creek invites you and your little ones to trick-or-treat through downtown at the downtown library and participating businesses. This annual tradition is an ADMISSION FREE event. Come dressed up in your favorite Halloween costume and get into the spooky spirit with your family! Children 12 and under only. Parents must accompany children under 10 years of age during the event. Walnut Creek's Art & Recreation will be hosting a Trick-or-Treat After Party…

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November 2019

Handmade @ The Library: Winter Lanturns

November 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Make a beautiful, snowy winter lantern in our monthly adult craft program.  All materials will be provided. This program is generously sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation.     Event Type(s): Arts and Crafts, Library Program Age Group(s): Adults (18+) Contact: Rita (925) 977-3340 rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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Teen Gaming

November 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Come take a break on Tuesdays to play some Nintendo Switch. We play some of the best games available from Mario Kart to Super Smash Bros! This event lasts one hour and is for ages 10-17. Meet by the Teen screen. Event Type(s): Games, Library Program Age Group(s): Teens (12-17), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12)

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Pajama Storytime

November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Get cozy in your pajamas and come ready for sweet dreams with bedtime books and sleepy-time songs! Teddy bears and stuffies welcome, too! Best for Ages 3 & up.  Event Type(s): Storytime, Library Program Location: Oak View Room Age Group(s): Young Children (0-5) Contact: Nina Mohan (925) 977-3340 nmohan@ccclib.org

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Crafternoons: Button Making

November 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

A fun and easy craft activity is supplied for elementary school aged kids to make at their leisure. No registration required. While supplies last.    Event Type(s): Arts and Crafts, Library Program Age Group(s): Kids (5-11) Jessica Lilja (925) 977-3340 jlilja@ccclib.org

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Teen Robotics Club

November 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Come and join us and explore the possibilities of robotics by building and programming your own machines. The Walnut Creek Library will be hosting a twice-monthly program focused on more advanced ways to get the most out of a robot with the tools available. We’ll provide the robotics you provide the ideas. Ages 10-17, registration required. A USB storage device is recommended to save work for future use. Event Type(s): Computers and Technology, Library Program Location: Oak View Room Age Group(s): Teens (12-17), Middle…

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December 2019

Family Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol

December 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

The Muppet Christmas Carol is rated G and has a run time of 89 minutes. Family movies are appropriate for all ages. No registration required. Popcorn is provided, but please bring your own covered drinks. The movie will be held upstairs in the Oak View Room. For special accommodation, please contact the library with 72 hour notice. Contact: Jessica Lilja Telephone:(925) 977-3340 Email:jlilja@ccclib.org

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Loving Heart Meditation Group

December 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join Certified Hypnotherapist Michael Disend for a monthly meditation group that will include relaxation, meditation, hypnosis and hypno-meditation.

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Insiders Program

December 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

This program is geared towards adults with developmental disabilities. Programs include crafts, games, scavenger hunts, technology programs, and movie days. Space is limited, if you are interested in attending these programs - please call Rita Carrasco in advance. Contact: Rita Carrasco Telephone:(925) 977-3340 Email:rcarrasc@ccclib.org

Find out more »

Textile Makerspace! Knitting, Crochet, Needlepoint, Cross Stitch

December 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join our popular Textile and Fiber Art drop-in group. Learn how to knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch, get your questions answered, or just bring in your current project and enjoy spending time with fellow fiber lovers! Optional projects may also be provided based on group interest. Event Website>

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Make It @ Your Library: Ornaments

December 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Decorate your tree, gift to someone important, or just craft for yourself! We'll provide the ornaments, decorating supplies and holiday treats. You provide the creativity. For teens. REGISTER>

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First Annual Cookie Exchange – CANCELED

December 12, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for our First Annual Cookie Exchange. Each participant should bring 2 dozen cookies to share. We will swap cookies, enjoy a warm beverage, and sample cookies. Supplies to take cookies home will be provided. Adults only. You must register for this program. REGISTER and view cookie Guidelines here>

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Textile Makerspace – Drop-In Sewing Workshop

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for our monthly drop-in sewing workshop. We provide access to sewing machines, a serger, basic sewing tools, and scrap fabrics. Our sewing volunteer will answer questions and help with the use of the equipment. We will meet in the Las Trampas Room on the 2nd floor on the 2nd Saturday of the month.  Event Website>

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BLOCK PARTY! in the Library

December 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for an hour of using your brains to build something new! We provide the materials, you bring the creativity. No registration required; drop-ins welcome. Best for ages 4 & up with their caregivers. Event Website>

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Teen Gaming

December 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Come take a break on Tuesdays to play some Nintendo Switch. We play some of the best games available from Mario Kart to Super Smash Bros! This event lasts one hour and is for ages 10-17. Meet by the Teen screen. Event Website>

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Supreme Power Hypnosis

December 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Michael Disend, Certified Hypnotherapist will explore ways to conceive, believe and achieve your success goals. Learn practical skills applicable for every realm, from wellness to love to business. Learn how to release emotional blockages and thrive in the inner and outer world of your own creative thought. Event Website> 

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Teen Advisory Group (TAG) – CANCELED

December 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

The Teen Advisory Group at Walnut Creek Library meets the 3rd Thursday of every month in the Las Trampas Room on the library's 2nd floor. Not a member? Fill out a volunteer application one week prior to our scheduled meeting. Applications can be picked up at any Information Desk. Event Website>

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Pajama Storytime

December 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Get cozy in your pajamas and come ready for sweet dreams with bedtime books and sleepy-time songs! Teddy bears and stuffies welcome, too! No registration required. Storytime will be held upstairs in the Oak View Room. Best for Ages 3 & up. Event Page>

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Crafternoons: Gift Wrap

December 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

A fun and easy craft activity is supplied for elementary school aged kids to make at their leisure. No registration required. While supplies last. We will be designing our own wrapping paper. You can take it home or bring gifts to wrap. EVENT PAGE>

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Monday Morning Tai Chi at the Library

December 30, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Free Tai Chi classes are now available at the Walnut Creek Library. Enjoy a low-impact class that helps you gain balance, strength, and flexibility. Practice the gentle Chinese martial art, T'ai chi ch'uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years' experience teaching Aikido and T'ai chi ch'uan. Beginners welcome! Join us every Monday at 10:15 AM.  Event Page>

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January 2020

Afternoon Classic Movie: Double Indemnity

January 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Double Indemnity is a 1944 film noir crime drama directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The film stars Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson and was nominated for seven Academy Awards but did not win any. Complimentary popcorn will be served. Rated NR; 106 minutes

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Loving Heart Meditation Group

January 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join Certified Hypnotherapist Michael Disend for a monthly meditation group that will include relaxation, meditation, hypnosis and hypno-meditation. Event Page>

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Monday Morning Tai Chi at the Library

January 6 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Free Tai Chi classes are now available at the Walnut Creek Library. Enjoy a low-impact class that helps you gain balance, strength, and flexibility. Practice the gentle Chinese martial art, T'ai chi ch'uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years' experience teaching Aikido and T'ai chi ch'uan. Beginners welcome. Join us every Monday at 10:15 AM. Event Page>

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BLOCK PARTY! in the Library

January 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us in the Oak View Room for an hour of using your brains to build something new! We provide the materials, you bring the creativity. No registration required; drop-ins welcome. Best for ages 4 & up with their caregivers.  Event Page>

Find out more »

Teen Gaming

January 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Come take a break on Tuesdays to play some Nintendo Switch. We play some of the best games available from Mario Kart to Super Smash Bros! This event lasts one hour and is for ages 10-17. Meet by the Teen screen. Event Page>

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All Things are Possible: Your Cup Runneth Over – Really!

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Your Cup Runneth Over - Really! Bright, Happy, Cheerful, Love, Joy, Peace. You have the Power to live this way every day. Learn to use it. Michael Disend, Certified Hypnotherapist will be presenting a FREE, Four Part Hypnosis Series at the Walnut Creek Library, `All Things Are Possible.' The seminars will be held monthly in the Oak View Room at 6:00 pm. REGISTER>

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English Conversation Group

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required.  Event Page>

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Bling Your (Book) Bag

January 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Teens, come and customize a Contra Costa County Library book bag! We'll provide the bag and materials, you provide the ideas.  REGISTER>

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Textile Makerspace – Drop-In Sewing Workshop

January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for our monthly drop-in sewing workshop. We provide access to sewing machines, a serger, basic sewing tools, and scrap fabrics. Our sewing volunteer will answer questions and help with the use of the equipment. We will meet in the Las Trampas Room on the 2nd floor on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event Website>

Find out more »

Textile Makerspace – Drop-In Sewing Workshop

January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for our monthly drop-in sewing workshop. We provide access to sewing machines, a serger, basic sewing tools, and scrap fabrics. Our sewing volunteer will answer questions and help with the use of the equipment. We will meet in the Las Trampas Room on the 2nd floor on the 2nd Saturday of the month. EVENT PAGE>

Find out more »

Monday Morning Tai Chi at the Library

January 13 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Free Tai Chi classes are now available at the Walnut Creek Library. Enjoy a low-impact class that helps you gain balance, strength, and flexibility. Practice the gentle Chinese martial art, T'ai chi ch'uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years' experience teaching Aikido and T'ai chi ch'uan. Beginners welcome; join us every Monday at 10:15 AM. No Registration Necessary. Event Page>

Find out more »

Insiders Program

January 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

This program is geared towards adults with developmental disabilities. Programs include crafts, games, scavenger hunts, technology programs, and movie days. Space is limited, if you are interested in attending these programs - please call Rita Carrasco in advance. Event Page> Rita Carrasco Telephone:(925) 977-3340 Email:rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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Scaly Encounters: Reptiles

January 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Jungle James presents Scaly Encounters! This educational program includes live reptiles. We'll learn the key characteristics of reptiles, their habitats, and what makes them different from other animals. This program is interactive and provides an opportunity for supervised animal handling. No registration required, drop-ins welcome. First 150 people admitted to the Oak View Room. Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. Event Page>

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Textile Makerspace! Knitting, Crochet, Needlepoint, Cross Stitch, etc

January 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join our popular Textile and Fiber Art drop-in group. Learn how to knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch, get your questions answered, or just bring in your current project and enjoy spending time with fellow fiber lovers! Optional projects may also be provided based on group interest.  Event Page>

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Live! From the Library: Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library with author Wayne Wiegand

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

In his landmark 2015 book Part of Our Lives, Wayne Wiegand, PhD, describes the importance and love of the public library through the eyes of its patrons, and argues that public libraries are much more than public places where people borrow reading materials. His book posits a philosophy about public libraries and their responsibilities to fight censorship and defend intellectual freedom, and demonstrates that since the late 19th century, American public libraries have opened their doors to newcomers, accepted diversity,…

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English Conversation Group

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required. Event Page>

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Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

January 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

The Teen Advisory Group at Walnut Creek Library meets the 3rd Thursday of every month in the Las Trampas Room on the library's 2nd floor. Not a member? Fill out a volunteer application one week prior to our scheduled meeting. Applications can be picked up at any Information Desk.  Event Page>

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Supreme Power Hypnosis: Hypnomeditation for Health, Success, Happiness

January 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Michael Disend, Certified Hypnotherapist will explore ways to conceive, believe and achieve your success goals. Learn practical skills applicable for every realm, from wellness to love to business. Learn how to release emotional blockages and thrive in the inner and outer world of your own creative thought.  Event Page>

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Improv for Tweens & Teens

January 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

“With improv, it’s a combination of listening and not trying to be funny…” Kristen Wiig In this class, students will be introduced to basic concepts of comedy improv such as “yes and” (enthusiastically accepting what is offered), “group mind” (listening to each other and working as a team) and “space object work” (miming). Using warm-up exercises and improv “structures”, they will be encouraged to trust their instincts, think on their feet and support each other (it is said that a…

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English Conversation Group

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required. Event Page>

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Pajama Storytime

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Get cozy in your pajamas and come ready for sweet dreams with bedtime books and sleepy-time songs! Teddy bears and stuffies welcome, too! No registration required.  Storytime will be held upstairs in the Oak View Room. Best for Ages 3 & up.  Event Page>

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Monday Morning Tai Chi at the Library

January 27 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Enjoy a low-impact class that helps you gain balance, strength, and flexibility. Practice the gentle Chinese martial art, T'ai chi ch'uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years' experience teaching Aikido and T'ai chi ch'uan. Beginners welcome; join us every Monday at 10:15 AM.   Event Page>

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Census Job Opportunities

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Census staff will be in the library to answer your questions about Census job opportunities and their hiring process. Event Page>

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Crafternoons

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

A fun and easy craft activity is supplied for elementary school aged kids to make at their leisure. No registration required. While supplies last.  Event Page>

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Census Job Opportunities

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Census staff will be in the library to answer your questions about Census job opportunities and their hiring process. Event Page>

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Elderhood, a talk with Louise Aronson – CANCELED

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for a talk with Louise Aronson, author of Elderhood. Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. Event Page>

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English Conversation Group

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required. Event Page>

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Handmade @ The Library: Valentines with Origami

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Come and make some charming valentines with origami. This month local artist Margie Obendorf will teach us how to use beautiful Japanese washi and origami papers to make simple origami hearts and delightful valentines. Please join us. Handmade @ The Library is an ongoing monthly craft program for adults sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation.  All supplies are provided. REGISTER HERE>

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February 2020

Free Full Mock SAT Diagnostic Exam from the Princeton Review

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

The Princeton Review has been helping students get into their dream schools for over 35 years, and we are eager to share our expertise! Did you know that your SAT/ACT scores weigh about 20% in regards to your college application? Even though that's the case, these tests can be prepared for 100% of the time. Colleges accept either the SAT or ACT! This is an important exam for college admissions so the more practice you get, the better. Get started…

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C2 Education Free SAT/ACT Review

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

C2 EDUCATION SAT/ACT SESSIONS Review the SAT diagnostic test with a C2 teacher and learn the differences between SAT and ACT exams. 10:00-11:50: SAT Reading: Explicit Meaning 11:50-12:30: meal break 12:30-2:20: SAT Writing & Essay: Punctuation & Evaluating an Essay 2:30-4:20: SAT Math: One-variable Equations 4:30-5:30: ACT Science: An overview Call 925-210-0800 or email walnut.creek@c2educate.com to register. Last day to register is Monday, January 27th, 5:00 pm.

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Loving Heart Meditation Group

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join Certified Hypnotherapist Michael Disend for a monthly meditation group that will include relaxation, meditation, hypnosis and hypno-meditation. Event Page>

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Monday Morning Tai Chi at the Library

February 3 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Free Tai Chi classes are now available at the Walnut Creek Library. Enjoy a low-impact class that helps you gain balance, strength, and flexibility. Practice the gentle Chinese martial art, T'ai chi ch'uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years' experience teaching Aikido and T'ai chi ch'uan. Beginners welcome; join us every Monday at 10:15 AM. Event Page>

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BLOCK PARTY! in the Library

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us in the Oak View Room for an hour of using your brains to build something new! We provide the materials, you bring the creativity. No registration required; drop-ins welcome.  Best for ages 4 & up with their caregivers. Event Page>

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for an art talk on this internationally acclaimed exhibition, organized by Tate Modern, London. The exhibition at The de Young celebrates art made by Black artists during two pivotal decades when issues of race and identity dominated and defined both public and private discourse. The de Young’s presentation includes a focus on Bay Area artists whose work promoted personal and cultural pride, collective solidarity and empowerment, and political and social activism. The de Young museum is offering free…

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Creative Bits – Coding for Tweens

February 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Fun and interactive classes for tweens to introduce them to creative thinking and coding Early age is a perfect time to introduce kids to coding and lay the foundation for a brighter future. It is also important that kids learn how to think creatively and how to be lifelong learners. Ultimately these skills will give them a real advantage in a competitive world. The new generation will be more and more likely to use software as a form of self-expression.…

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All Things are Possible: Choices of the Heart

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Choices of the Heart How can you be more useful to your fellow living beings? How can you contribute more to humanity? Michael Disend, Certified Hypnotherapist will be presenting a FREE, Four Part Hypnosis Series at the Walnut Creek Library, "All Things Are Possible." The Seminars will be held monthly in the Oak View Room at 6:00 pm. Call the library to reserve your seat or REGISTER HERE.

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English Conversation Group

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required.  Event Page>

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Family Movie: Home

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Home is rated PG and has a run time of 94 minutes. Family movies are appropriate for all ages. No registration required. Popcorn is provided, please bring your own covered drinks. Held upstairs in the Oak View Room. For special accommodation, please contact the library with 72 hour notice.  Event Page>

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Friends of Walnut Creek Library Book Sale

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Find a huge selection of gently used books at great prices at a special Book Sale in Walnut Creek Library's Oak View Room. Sale will run from 10:00 - 2:00, there will be a short break, and then there will be a bag sale from 2:30 - 4:00.  Event Page>

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Textile Makerspace – Drop-In Sewing Workshop

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join us for our monthly drop-in sewing workshop. We provide access to sewing machines, a serger, basic sewing tools, and scrap fabrics. Our sewing volunteer will answer questions and help with the use of the equipment. We will meet in the Las Trampas Room on the 2nd floor on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event Page>

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Monday Morning Tai Chi at the Library

February 10 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Free Tai Chi classes are now available at the Walnut Creek Library. Enjoy a low-impact class that helps you gain balance, strength, and flexibility. Practice the gentle Chinese martial art, T'ai chi ch'uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years' experience teaching Aikido and T'ai chi ch'uan. Beginners welcome; join us every Monday at 10:15 AM. No Registration Necessary.  Event Page>

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Insiders Program

February 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

This program is geared towards adults with developmental disabilities. Programs include crafts, games, scavenger hunts, technology programs, and movie days. Space is limited, if you are interested in attending these programs - please call Rita Carrasco in advance.  Event Page> Contact: Rita Carrasco Telephone: (925) 977-3340 Email: rcarrasc@ccclib.org

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Octopretzel Music

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

The Walnut Creek Library welcomes Melita Silberstein of Octopretzel to play some whimsical, inspiring, and magical music perfect for children, young and old and for their families, too! Silberstein is a founding member of Octopretzel and focuses on making music accessible and fun for everyone. No registration required, drop-ins welcome. First 150 people admitted to the Oak View Room. Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation.  Event Page>

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Textile Makerspace! Knitting, Crochet, Needlepoint, Cross Stitch, etc

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join our popular Textile and Fiber Art drop-in group. Learn how to knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch, get your questions answered, or just bring in your current project and enjoy spending time with fellow fiber lovers! Optional projects may also be provided based on group interest. Event Page>

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Live! from the Library: The Life of Robert Noble Burgess with author James R. Moore, Jr.

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Walnut Creek author and retired commercial real estate executive James R. Moore, Jr. will discuss his new book The Life of Robert Noble Burgess, a richly layered and insightful biography of a pioneering land developer and financier whose remarkable career in the first two decades of the 20th century mirrored the social Darwinism of his era and helped to shape Contra Costa County as we know it today. Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Program sponsors are Walnut…

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English Conversation Group

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required. Event Page>

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Make It @ Your Library: Valentine’s Day Book Art

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Come make projects (or valentines) with old books using origami techniques.  Event Page>

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Handmade @ The Library: Decorate a Library Tote Bag

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Have you received a library tote bag for checking out ten or more books at a time? Come to the library with your bag (or get one here) and personalize it to your style with patches, fabric paint and/or markers. Art supplies and bags will be provided at the program. REGISTER>

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English Conversation Group

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Practice and improve your English language and conversation skills. The class is informal but semi-structured. It is ideal for ESL students and newcomers. Registration is not required. Event Page>

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Census Job Opportunities

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Census Staff will be in the library to answer your questions about Census job opportunities and their hiring process. MORE INFO>

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Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

The Teen Advisory Group at Walnut Creek Library meets the 3rd Thursday of every month in the Las Trampas Room on the library's 2nd floor. Not a member? Fill out a volunteer application one week prior to our scheduled meeting. Applications can be picked up at any Information Desk.  Event Page>

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Supreme Power Hypnosis: Hypnomeditation for Health, Success, Happiness

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Michael Disend, Certified Hypnotherapist will explore ways to conceive, believe and achieve your success goals. Learn practical skills applicable for every realm, from wellness to love to business. Learn how to release emotional blockages and thrive in the inner and outer world of your own creative thought.  Event Page>

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Computer Help with Laurent and Saharuss

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Our library volunteer will provide answers to simple computer questions in the Technology Center on the second floor of the Walnut Creek Library.

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Pajama Storytime

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Get cozy in your pajamas and come ready for sweet dreams with bedtime books and sleepy-time songs! Teddy bears and stuffies welcome, too! No registration required. It is held upstairs in the Oak View Room. Best for Ages 3 & up.  Event Page>

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Computer Help with Vlad

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Our library volunteer will provide answers to simple computer questions in the Technology Center on the second floor of the Walnut Creek Library.

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Monday Morning Tai Chi at the Library

February 24 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Free Tai Chi classes are now available at the Walnut Creek Library. Enjoy a low-impact class that helps you gain balance, strength, and flexibility. Practice the gentle Chinese martial art, T'ai chi ch'uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years' experience teaching Aikido and T'ai chi ch'uan. Beginners welcome. No Registration Necessary.

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Crafternoons

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

A fun and easy craft activity is supplied for elementary school aged kids to make at their leisure. No registration required. While supplies last. Event Page>

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Pathways to Wellness: Manage Finances, Reduce Stress, Get Healthy

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free

Join three local experts for a lively panel discussion to help you get started and motivated to live a healthier lifestyle. REGISTER>

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