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October 2020

The Not-So-Scary Halloween Show with Mike Della Penna

October 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Surprise! It’s a magic show full of Halloween fun appropriate for all ages! Bring your ghosts and goblins, your superheroes and your fairies as tricks reign over treats in this silly, fun, laughter-filled show. Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing. He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Costumes are encouraged and the event will end with a virtual Halloween Dance Party. Registration is required. You…

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Basic Design Principles – Gardening in Small Spaces

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Have a small front, side or back garden and don’t know what to do? Cricket Riley, Landscape Design Consultant from Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery, will go over how to create that perfect ‘jewel box’ of a space as well as cover plant suggestions from that can create big impact in small spaces. MORE INFO>

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Saturday Sketching with Sam

October 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Sam has been both an educator and professional artist for the last 7 years working on everything from mobile games to animated shorts. Sam will show young artists tips and tricks for drawing requested characters and answer a series of questions from the audience. (This event is geared towards kids and teens.) Registration with email is required. Zoom links will be sent out the day prior to the event. REGISTER >

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November 2020

Learning to Cartoon with Peanuts

November 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

If you missed the live Zoom event, you're in luck! See the video of our online cartooning class for kids, and learn to draw some of your favorite Peanuts characters. The class is hosted by Discover & Go favorite, the Charles M. Schulz Museum.  You can view it on Facebook, https://fb.watch/1pnq32_u-9/, and YouTube, https://youtu.be/Fxz4-5J5fys.  MORE INFO >

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Medicare 2021: What You Need to Know

November 4, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

What’s happening with your Medicare drug or Advantage plan for the coming year? Open Enrollment is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7. Every year plans change their covered drugs, co-pays, doctor networks and more. Even if you like your current plan, it may no longer fit your needs in 2021. At this virtual talk via Zoom, you'll get an overview of the 2021 changes affecting Medicare Prescription and Advantage Plans in our county, along with information on some new plans available…

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November 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome.  Every Saturday, 11:00 am.  All levels welcome.  Join Zoom Meeting:  tinyurl.com/splconversation MORE INFO >

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All Libraries Closed for Veterans Day

November 11, 2020
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa Libraries are closed for Veterans Day.

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November 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome.  Every Saturday, 11:00 am.  All levels welcome.  Join Zoom Meeting:  tinyurl.com/splconversation MORE INFO >

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Medicare 2021: What You Need to Know

November 20, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

What’s happening with your Medicare drug or Advantage plan for the coming year? Open Enrollment is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7. Every year plans change their covered drugs, co-pays, doctor networks and more. Even if you like your current plan, it may no longer fit your needs in 2021. At this virtual talk via Zoom, you'll get an overview of the 2021 changes affecting Medicare Prescription and Advantage Plans in our county, along with information on some new plans available…

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ESL Conversation

November 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome.  Every Saturday, 11:00 am.  All levels welcome.  Join Zoom Meeting:  tinyurl.com/splconversation MORE INFO >

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All Libraries Close at 6pm

November 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Libraries Close at 6pm.  MORE INFO >

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All Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 26, 2020
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

Happy Thanksgiving.  All Contra Costa County Libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. MORE INFO >

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November 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome.  Every Saturday, 11:00 am.  All levels welcome.  Join Zoom Meeting:  tinyurl.com/splconversation MORE INFO >

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DIY Fire Cider: Herbal Medicine for a Healthy Immune System

November 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

During this live online class you'll learn how to prepare Fire Cider, a traditional folk remedy for supporting the immune system. Get ready to chop, dice, and follow along. REGISTER >

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December 2020

Zoom Improv Class for Kids & Teens

December 2, 2020 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

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 objects and environments). REGISTER >

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December 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome.  Every Saturday, 11:00 am.  All levels welcome.  Join Zoom Meeting:  tinyurl.com/splconversation MORE INFO >

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Project Second Chance Tutor Orientation – Online

December 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on December 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on January 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

You can help a fellow community member improve their basic reading and writing skills. Learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor for an adult learner through Project Second Chance, Contra Costa County Library's adult literacy program. Tutors are 21 or older, comfortable with their own English reading and writing, and can commit to meeting twice per week with an adult learner. No teaching experience is required; good tutors are patient and passionate about helping a neighbor meet their goals. Prospective…

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Fratello Marionettes presents “The Frog Prince”

December 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

This classic tale of the selfish princess and the enchanted frog promises stunning acrobatics, a wicked witch, a handsome prince, and much more!  No registration is required.  You may view the pre-recorded video on the Contra Costa Library's Facebook page or YouTube channel on the day of the event.  The recording will remain available for one week. Sponsored by the Friends of the Danville Library

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Finding Inner Peace and Calmness through Meditation

December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

Many people all over the world turn to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy lifestyle. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, while potentially decreasing the risk of disease. Learn how meditation can bring a healing power to help you in all spheres of your life. There will also be a short meditation sitting. Please join Jim Rose for this powerful program. Jim Rose, M Ed., Rutgers University, is a…

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ESL Conversation

December 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome.  Every Saturday, 11:00 am.  All levels welcome.  Join Zoom Meeting:  tinyurl.com/splconversation MORE INFO >

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Project Second Chance Tutor Orientation – Online

December 16, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on December 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on January 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

You can help a fellow community member improve their basic reading and writing skills. Learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor for an adult learner through Project Second Chance, Contra Costa County Library's adult literacy program. Tutors are 21 or older, comfortable with their own English reading and writing, and can commit to meeting twice per week with an adult learner. No teaching experience is required; good tutors are patient and passionate about helping a neighbor meet their goals. Prospective…

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Animals of the Delta

December 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

Curious about Animals of the Delta? Bring your questions and join Melissa Fowlks, a naturalist from the East Bay Regional Park's Big Break Regional Shoreline, live on Zoom to learn about the animals that call the Delta, their home. Registration with an email is required. You will receive an email 4 hours before the event with the Zoom link.  You can also view the recorded video after the live event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccclib or YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/theccclib Sponsored by the Friends of the Pittsburg…

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ESL Conversation

December 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Get comfortable speaking English and have some fun, all levels welcome.  Every Saturday, 11:00 am.  All levels welcome.  Join Zoom Meeting:  tinyurl.com/splconversation MORE INFO >

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“Morning Stories on the Table” a Chinese-English Bilingual Story Show

December 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

“Morning Stories on the Table” is a Chinese-English bilingual story show for children and family produced by Polydott. You will enjoy not only a story, but also practice useful Mandarin words and learn some super fun activities. The extra knowledge will light up your day!  You can view the recorded video on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccclib or YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/theccclib Sponsored by Friends of the Pittsburg Library MORE INFO >

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All Libraries Closed for Christmas Eve Holiday

December 24, 2020
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

All Contra Costa County Libraries are closed for Christmas Eve.

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All Libraries Closed for Christmas Day

December 25, 2020
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries are closed for Christmas Day. 

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All Libraries Close at 5pm

December 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

All Contra Costa County Libraries close at 5pm.

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January 2021

All Libraries Closed for New Year’s Day

January 1
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries are closed for New Year's Day.

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ESL Conversation

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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Project Second Chance Tutor Orientation – Online

January 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on January 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

You can help a fellow community member improve their basic reading and writing skills. Learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor for an adult learner through Project Second Chance, Contra Costa County Library's adult literacy program. Tutors are 21 or older, comfortable with their own English reading and writing, and can commit to meeting twice per week with an adult learner. No teaching experience is required; good tutors are patient and passionate about helping a neighbor meet their goals. Prospective…

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ESL Conversation

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 20, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join every Saturday morning for topics to talk about to practice your English. All levels welcome!  Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97905325933 Meeting ID: 979 0532 5933 MORE INFO> Contact: Gia Telephone: (510) 374-3998 Email: gia.paolini@library.cccounty.us

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College Readiness: Class of ’22 and Beyond

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

If you're planning on applying for college in the next few years you should know some of the big changes that are coming. A presenter from the Princeton Review will go over what you should be doing to make the perfect college application. REGISTER>

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Kon Mari 101: How to Organize Your Home

January 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join a virtual presentation with Certified KonMari Consultant and local professional organizer Jenna Carlsson for a fun, one hour workshop: How to Organize Your Home So it Sparks JOY this New Year. Learn what's special about Marie Kondo's KonMari Method, ask your burning questions, and discover how to bring more JOY to your home and life. REGISTER>

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ESL Conversation

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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Start the New Year with Meditation

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join Umesh Bhatia longtime meditator for this powerful workshop. Umesh has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique which provides many benefits. There will even be a little meditation sitting at the end. Bring joy, peace, positivity and relaxation into your daily life and begin the New Year with a fresh start. REGISTER>

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SUCCESSFUL AGING: The Power and Potential of Our Lives — NYT Bestselling author Dr. Daniel Levitin in conversation with musician and founding Grateful Dead member Bob Weir

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join us for a virtual conversation with neuroscientist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel J. Levitin and Bob Weir, one of the founding members of the legendary band Grateful Dead, on January 13th at 7:00pm PT. They will be discussing the paperback release of Dr. Levitin’s bestselling book, SUCCESSFUL AGING: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives. During the pandemic, maintaining healthy habits, creating new structures and outlets for creativity and purpose, and focusing on new and safe ways to connect with…

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ESL Conversation

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 20, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join every Saturday morning for topics to talk about to practice your English. All levels welcome!  Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97905325933 Meeting ID: 979 0532 5933 MORE INFO> Contact: Gia Telephone: (510) 374-3998 Email: gia.paolini@library.cccounty.us

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All Libraries Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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ESL Conversation

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 20, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join every Saturday morning for topics to talk about to practice your English. All levels welcome!  Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97905325933 Meeting ID: 979 0532 5933 MORE INFO> Contact: Gia Telephone: (510) 374-3998 Email: gia.paolini@library.cccounty.us

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ESL Conversation

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 20, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join every Saturday morning for topics to talk about to practice your English. All levels welcome!  Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97905325933 Meeting ID: 979 0532 5933 MORE INFO> Contact: Gia Telephone: (510) 374-3998 Email: gia.paolini@library.cccounty.us

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February 2021

Live Well: Cooking with Chef Martin Yan

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Contra Costa County Library is excited to host Chef Martin Yan for a virtual cooking class to help ring in the Chinese New Year. This class is designed for chefs of all ages. If “Yan Can Cook, So Can You!” REGISTER > 

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ESL Conversation

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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Meditation for Modern Life

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

During this engaging workshop you will learn a simple time-tested technique and even have the chance to try this out! Please join Ajili Hodari, Esq long time meditator for this powerful workshop. REGISTER >

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ESL Conversation

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 20, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join every Saturday morning for topics to talk about to practice your English. All levels welcome!  Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97905325933 Meeting ID: 979 0532 5933 MORE INFO> Contact: Gia Telephone: (510) 374-3998 Email: gia.paolini@library.cccounty.us

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ESL Conversation

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 20, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join every Saturday morning for topics to talk about to practice your English. All levels welcome!  Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97905325933 Meeting ID: 979 0532 5933 MORE INFO> Contact: Gia Telephone: (510) 374-3998 Email: gia.paolini@library.cccounty.us

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All Libraries Closed for Presidents’ Day Holiday

February 15
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County Libraries are closed for Presidents' Day Holiday.

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ESL Conversation

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 20, 2021

All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join every Saturday morning for topics to talk about to practice your English. All levels welcome!  Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97905325933 Meeting ID: 979 0532 5933 MORE INFO> Contact: Gia Telephone: (510) 374-3998 Email: gia.paolini@library.cccounty.us

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ESL Conversation

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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March 2021

ESL Conversation

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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Parenting the “Plugged in” Generation with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

This free Zoom workshop is part of Contra Costa County Library's "Healthy Media Habits for Kids" series Worried about all the screen time your young child is getting these days? Do you wrestle with knowing how much screen time is appropriate and wonder how to balance it all? Bring your questions and struggles and join Kathy Hirsch-Pasek for a discussion about your concerns. Get practical ideas for helping your children navigate the digital landscape in healthy manner. MORE INFO &…

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Women’s History Month Online Storytime

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:15 am
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

See one of our favorite storytellers sing songs and read from their favorite books in honor of Women's History Month. MORE INFO >

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Herbal Wellness Series: Herbs for Seasonal Transition

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join Clinical Community Herbalist Anna Marie Beauchemin of East Bay Herbals for a look at how herbs and foods can be used to help support our bodies throughout the seasons. This class will take a close look at how herbs can be used to help support the body and immune system as we transition out of winter and into spring. This class will include several DIY at-home recipes that and will feature a number of locally in-season plants to use…

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ESL Conversation

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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Teen Author Talk with Veronica Rossi

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Join Veronica Rossi as she shares her journey to becoming a best-selling teen author, gives her top writing tips, and discusses her newest teen historical fiction novel, REBEL SPY. MORE INFO & TO REGISTER >

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Meditation: Healing Time

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Dr. Manish Saggar will discuss how meditation can improve our physical, and mental health. This evening you will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth. MORE INFO & TO REGISTER >

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Asian Art Museum presents: The Language of Flowers in Asian Art

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

This program featuring objects from the Asian Art Museum’s permanent collection focuses on six celebrated flowers - lotus, plum blossom, cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, tulip, and rose – and the message they convey. MORE INFO & TO REGISTER >

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Finance 101: U.S. 2021 Economic Outlook: Into the Stimulus Slingshot

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Political outcomes since January have led Morgan Stanley's strategists to expect an additional $1.0-$1.5t Covid-related stimulus package, likely delivered in March. In order to help consumers understand the economy before they invest, George Noceti will give an economic forecast and discuss progress in the U.S. Economic Recovery, Consumer Spending, and Inflation. A Senior Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley in Walnut Creek, George Noceti can be seen on KTVU, ABC, KRON as well as KCBS and KGO radio as a frequently…

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UC Master Gardeners: So You Want to Plant a Tree!

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Contra Costa Master Gardeners Denece Dodson and Sheila Weston will walk you through all of the important considerations and fundamentals of growing not only a vibrant, healthy tree, but the right tree for the right location. MORE INFO & TO REGISTER >

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ESL Conversation

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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Live! California: Of Peril and Stewardship

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Author Obi Kaufmann explores the transformation of California’s resource landscape from its ancient origins through its modern challenges to its future possibilities. Obi tells a story of how the road through geographic literacy leads to a new era of conservation, one that we will usher in together. Come hear what it might mean for the future of humanity in this most beautiful and perilous of all places, our lovely California. An avid conservationist and intrepid explorer of California ecology and…

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Digital Wellness: Redefining Your Child’s Time Online with Jamie Nunez

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

This free Zoom workshop is part of Contra Costa County Library's "Healthy Media Habits for Kids" series. Join Common Sense's Jamie Nunez as he shares practical tips for parents grappling with distance learning and online fatigue. Participants will create a holistic plan to address online engagement, understand tech tools that can better help children navigate screen time, and insight on how to celebrate digital wellness. MORE INFO & TO REGISTER >

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College Readiness: SAT vs ACT

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

If you're planning on taking the SAT or ACT don't miss this presentation. A speaker from The Princeton Review will go over the basic structure of each test, the strengths of each, and what the future holds for college admissions tests. There will be plenty of time at the end for questions. MORE INFO & REGISTER >

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ESL Conversation

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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Does My Vote Count? — The Future of the Electoral College

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Established in the Constitution by our founding fathers as a compromise, the Electoral College has become more and more controversial in the 21st Century. Why was it created? What were the political implications then? What are today's political controversies? Should the Electoral College be changed? Can it be eliminated altogether? Should I even bother to vote for president? What is the National Popular Vote? Is there a better way? Join the League of Women Voters and the Contra Costa Library…

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Finance 101: Why Should I Own Life Insurance?

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Life insurance can be a key part of anyone’s financial strategy, and yet there are a myriad of products that can make it challenging to know what is right for you. Jane Vidal and JP McDermott of MML Investors Services, LLC will explain the many options to help you make an informed choice by sharing real world examples of how life insurance benefits you, your family, loved ones, and even business partners. Jane Vidal has for the last 15 years created plans…

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Resilient: How to stay strong, calm, and happy with Dr. Rick Hanson

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

True resilience is much more than enduring terrible conditions. We need resilience every day to raise a family, work at a job, cope with stress, deal with health problems, navigate issues with others, heal from old pain, and simply keep on going. Join us for this live talk with Dr. Hanson, via Zoom, as he covers topics in his book, Resilient. MORE INFO & TO REGISTER >

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ESL Conversation

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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April 2021

Getting the Biggest Developmental Bang for Your Screen Time Buck with Kathryn Brodsky

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Getting the Biggest Developmental Bang for Your Screen Time Buck This free Zoom workshop is part of Contra Costa County Library's "Healthy Media Habits for Kids" series Parental concerns around technology & screen time are so vast. The only thing that ALL of the experts seem to agree on is that we are supposed to limit screen time & model healthy technology habits, particularly for very young children, as our habits as caregivers are found to strongly shape our children’s…

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ESL Conversation

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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“Far Away and Close to Home” with Michael Katz

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Michael will be sharing stories from his vast repertoire of folktales from around the world and from our home as well. Michael shares his stories in his highly animated and interactive style. Michael has been telling stories for over 30 years touring throughout the State every year to a wide variety of locations. He was featured at both the public openings of the Disney Concert Hall and the L.A. Getty Center, received a Parents Choice Award for his CD "Far…

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Finance 101: Medi-Cal Eligibility Rules & Special Needs Planning Basics

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

If you had to add an extra $8,000 - $12,000 to your monthly budget because a spouse or parent needed nursing home care, how long could you do it? With proper planning you can stop the rapid outflow of cash before it’s all gone.  Also, for parents concerned with providing financial security and stability for a special needs child, we discuss the resources available to help cover your child’s personal care needs, financial and legal needs now and for the…

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Herbal Wellness Series: Cooking with Herbs

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Did you know that many of the herbs and spices commonly used in our kitchens are also medicinal plants? Join Local Herbalist, Anna Marie Beauchemin of East Bay Herbals, as she explores the connection between the kitchen and the medicinal plant worlds, and how many of these simple healing foods can be used in our home cooking for increased wellness and vitality. We will learn about the medicinal properties of many common kitchen herbs and spices as well as creative…

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ESL Conversation

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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Finance 101: Social Security and Medicare: Get What’s Yours

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

In this presentation, we will cover how to maximize an important retirement income source: Social Security. Filing strategies and planning ideas will be discussed. We will also cover one of your larger fixed expenses in retirement, Medicare, and the key considerations when filing. Ian B. Wetherell, Senior Director with Principal Global Investors, assists advisors in Northern California and Northern Nevada on two key areas of expertise: maximizing Social Security income and managing the expense that Medicare represents. Many clients overlook…

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Walnut Creek Library Reopens!

April 27
All Libraries, Contra Costa County

We are so excited to share that library doors will be open beginning Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27. The Grab & Go service offers your favorite library services, safely. Click on More Info for complete details about available services, locations and safety protocols. We are so excited to share that library doors will be open beginning Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27. The Grab & Go service offers your favorite library services, safely. Click on More Info…

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ESL Conversation

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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May 2021

ESL Conversation

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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Showing Up Boldly: The Political and Organizing History of Black Women

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Black women have made significant contributions to political movements, campaigns, and organizations for generations. How do the unique experiences of leaders like Ayanna Pressley, Stacey Abrams, and Kamala Harris connect to those of activists from earlier eras? How can we ensure that our students and the greater citizenry understand and honor this vital history? Join Meg Honey, co-founder of Rise Up Against Racism, and three distinguished speakers for a moderated conversation that explores the historical context and exciting future of…

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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 Wednesday, 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

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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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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

Reading Colors Your World – Summer Reading Program

June 1 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
All Libraries, Contra Costa County
Free

Color Your World this summer. Beginning on June 1, sign up with Beanstack to keep track of your reading and learning or download a reading passport. The whole family can have a fun and colorful summer together. Everyone who completes our Summer Reading program will win prizes, including a free book, and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win amazing prizes. MORE INFORMATION>

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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 Wednesday, 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 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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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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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