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May 2021

FAMSF Presents: Calder + Picasso

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Contra Costa County Library as they explore the relationship between two legends of 20th Century art: Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso.  Best known for his graceful modernist mobiles, American Alexander Calder brought movement to sculpture through his ever-evolving artwork. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso created deeply personal work that alternated between realism and abstraction. By juxtaposing works dating from the 1920s to the 1970s, this presentation will examine the parallels between Calder and Picasso’s works while also looking at the unique qualities that…

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Grief, Stress and Loss During the Pandemic

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our community in countless ways. Join us for a live talk with Scott Chavez from the Contra Costa Crisis Center, as he covers the topics of grief, stress, and loss relating to the pandemic. The mission of the Contra Costa Crisis Center is to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises, and provide or connect them with culturally relevant services in the community. Find out more at https://www.crisis-center.org/. This event will be presented on…

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Overbooked! Young Adult Book Club

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Overbooked Book Club is for Young Adults aged 14-22 who want to explore the world of Young Adult (YA) and adult Fiction. Every week we'll read a few chapters and meet to discuss them. Why are we called the Overbooked Book Club? Because: "We are all students with many other responsibilities, but we choose to make time to talk about books with each other anyway!"  Here, you can connect with other students, have a space where you can share your…

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UC Master Gardeners: Container Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you have limited space for a garden? Or maybe you just like having your plants contained or want to maximize the space that you have to grow plants. Join us for an overview of what it takes to create, maintain, enjoy, and successfully grow a container garden. We will cover the basics of how to choose a container, types of soil to use, watering, fertilizing, and sun for both ornamentals/flowers and veggies/herbs/fruits.

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ESL Conversation

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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Virtual Book Discussion of “Front Desk” by Kelly Yang

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Contra Costa County Library is excited to launch the first Community Reads for Kids featuring Front Desk by Kelly Yang. Our community reading program strives to get everyone in the County to read and discuss the same book. The program includes a virtual book discussion and a live Zoom event with the author. Front Desk is Kelly's award-winning middle grade debut novel about a 10-year-old Chinese American immigrant girl who manages the front desk of a motel while her parents clean the rooms. Front…

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ESL Conversation

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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Making Democracy Work: Redistricting: Reading Between the Lines

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

How are our local district boundaries drawn? How can you participate in creating an equitable map of our local Contra Costa districts? Your voice is needed to draw boundaries that determine representation of candidates for county board of supervisors, city councils, school boards, fire, water and other special districts. Learn what redistricting is, how the process works, how you can participate and how it affects you. Since the last Census ten years ago, our county population has grown. Have district…

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All Libraries Closed – Memorial Day

May 31
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

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June 2021

ESL Conversation

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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LGBTQI+ Fluency and Allyship

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

LGBTQI+ Fluency and Allyship: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) presented by Rainbow Community Center. Join is for an interactive, "hands on, minds on, hearts on learning experience" with our friends from the Rainbow Community Center. We will explore the dimensions of gender and sexuality, learn basic terms, the importance of pronouns, looking at the personal and community impact of LGBTQI+ implicit bias, and general best practices for allyship. And if you've got questions, we'll save time for Q&A. Please register with…

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ESL Conversation

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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ESL Conversation

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
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Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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ESL Conversation

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
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Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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ESL Conversation

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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July 2021

All Libraries Closed – Independence Day (observed)

July 5
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries will be closed on July 5 in observance of Independence Day. 

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ESL Conversation

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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ESL Conversation

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
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Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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ESL Conversation

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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ESL Conversation

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on [day], repeating until July 28, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
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Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome. Every Wednesday, 2:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98811173921?pwd=VzQwWW04MFNkdHY0NTFVTjNrdGVaQT09 MORE INFO> Contact: Adam Daniels Telephone: (925) 973-2850 Email: adam.daniels@library.cccounty.us

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September 2021

All Libraries Closed – Labor Day

September 6
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday.

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November 2021

All Libraries Closed – Veterans Day

November 11
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

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All Libraries Close at 6:00 PM – Thanksgiving

November 24 @ 6:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries will close at 6:00 PM for Thanksgiving Day.

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All Libraries Closed – Thanksgiving

November 25
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

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December 2021

All Libraries Closed – Christmas Eve

December 24
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries will be closed for Christmas Eve.

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All Libraries Closed – Christmas Day

December 25
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries will be closed for Christmas Day.

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All Libraries Closed – New Years Eve

December 31
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries will be closed for New Years Eve.

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