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October 2021

Friend or Foe: Who’s in My Garden? A UC Master Gardener Webinar

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Our gardens teem with life; with insects, mammals, plant life and more. Many of these living organisms are considered friends while others are regarded as pests or “foes.” Designating organisms as being either a friend or a foe can be problematic or, as Nelson Mandela said, “Nothing is black or white.”  Join us for a program that will challenge pre-conceived notions about garden friends and foes and help you understand the complexity of trying to put a label on a…

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Bats at the Library!

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Don't be scared--you'll be batty for this Zoom program! October is a great time to get familiar with these fascinating creatures.  NorCal Bats, an organization dedicated to the rescue of bats, will present an exciting and informative slideshow about insect-eating bats around our area. We'll learn about the importance of bats in our environment and discuss the harmful myths that surround them. There will also be a chance to see live bats over Zoom and discuss what you have in…

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Pathways to Mental Health Resources in Contra Costa County

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Mental health is a vital part of our recovery from the pandemic. And just as our communities have been impacted differently by the virus, our emotional and mental health needs are also different. Hear how Contra Costa County and nonprofits are meeting the challenge of this new surge. There is help. REGISTER>

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Halloween Anime Drawing Workshop

October 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Teens, celebrate the spookiest season and learn some new drawing skills! Join Mr. Abe for a Halloween manga and anime style drawing class. All you need is paper, pencils, and your imagination. Abe Rodgriguez is an art teacher who has taught anime and manga style drawing classes for tweens and teens through the City of Antioch Recreation Department. REGISTER>

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Judy Chicago: A Retrospective

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco celebrate pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago with a retrospective spanning from her early engagement with the Californian Light and Space Movement in the 1960s to her current body of work, a searing investigation of mortality and environmental devastation, begun in 2015. The exhibition includes around 150 works and related archival material that chart the boundary-pushing path of the artist named Cohen by birth and Gerowitz by marriage, who, after trying to fit into…

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Learning Colors in Japanese with Christine Kawabata

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Do you like ice cream? Author and illustrator, Christine Kawabata will introduce you to her cute characters Taiyo and Kumo. They will teach us colors in Japanese with fun ice cream cones! Print the activity sheets so that you can follow along and keep learning at home. If you are unable to print please email Amy Mockoski. REGISTER>

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History of the Bay Area’s Japanese American Floral Industry

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join local historian Dana Shew and members of the Contra Costa Japanese American Citizens League for a discussion of the Japanese American owned greenhouses in the Bay Area leading up to and following the events of WWII. The program will include a screening of the short documentary "Blossom & Thorns: A Community Uprooted" as well as a panel Q&A. REGISTER>

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November 2021

Author Talk: Tales & Trails of California Mountains with Matt Johanson

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Award-winning guidebook author Matt Johanson combines history, photography and decades of personal experiences in this one-hour, unforgettable program that will inspire and motivate you to launch your own outdoor adventures. REGISTER>

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Happy and Healthy with Mr. Adan

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

Learn about healthy eating, exercise and how to care for your body with Nutrition Educator Mr. Adan. He will read from health-based books and get your body moving with fun exercises and games. Each event will showcase different books and activities so plan to attend as much of the six week series as you can. REGISTER>

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Ygnacio Valley Library Book Club

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Ygnacio Valley Library Book Cub for an indepth discussion of the Read Contra Costa selection for 2021. This year's Read Contra Costa, features the Young Adult novel, We Are Not Free by Traci Chee.  We Are Not Free tells the story of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens living in San Francisco’s Japantown, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the federal government's internment of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Use the Zoom meeting code below to…

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Story & Craft: Firefly Lights

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Miss Jessica, Youth Services Librarian from the Walnut Creek Library, for a special storytime and Miss Marie from the Ruth Bancroft Garden for a craft session to create firefly lights! During the craft session, Miss Marie will show you how to make firely lights using a plastic bottle and a string of fairy lights. Save some plastic bottles, any size will do, so that you can make a firefly or a whole swarm of them. You will learn the…

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Cozy Mystery Book Club

November 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 7, 2022

Free

Do you love cozy mysteries? Find your new favorite author or share your favorites with the group.  We will meet the first Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM. Our guest, Katherine Bolger Hyde, is the author of many books including the Crime with the Classics series that we will discuss at this meeting. Register with your email on this page. You will receive information on how to access the Zoom event on the day before the program.  REGISTRATION>

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Read Contra Costa Author Talk With Traci Chee

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a live presentation by author Traci Chee, who will discuss her novel We Are Not Free. The book tells the story of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens living in San Francisco’s Japantown, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the federal government's internment of people of Japanese American ancestry during World War II. REGISTER>  

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Live! at the Library: The Bounty

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don’t miss the fascinating story of one of the controversial events in maritime history! Presenter Mark Jordan will discuss the mission, the men, and the mutiny on the HMS Bounty. Learn how the story ends: the notorious Captain Bligh’s miraculous 4,000-mile journey in a 23-foot boat, the disappearance of Fletcher Christian and his mutineers, and the eventual discovery of their whereabouts 20 years later. Mark Jordan requests that attendees watch one or more of the four Bounty films prior to his program…

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Happy and Healthy with Mr. Adan

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

Learn about healthy eating, exercise and how to care for your body with Nutrition Educator Mr. Adan. He will read from health-based books and get your body moving with fun exercises and games. Each event will showcase different books and activities so plan to attend as much of the six week series as you can. REGISTER>

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Happy and Healthy with Mr. Adan

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

Learn about healthy eating, exercise and how to care for your body with Nutrition Educator Mr. Adan. He will read from health-based books and get your body moving with fun exercises and games. Each event will showcase different books and activities so plan to attend as much of the six week series as you can. REGISTER>

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December 2021

Happy and Healthy with Mr. Adan

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

Learn about healthy eating, exercise and how to care for your body with Nutrition Educator Mr. Adan. He will read from health-based books and get your body moving with fun exercises and games. Each event will showcase different books and activities so plan to attend as much of the six week series as you can. REGISTER>

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Ygnacio Valley Library Book Club

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Ygnacio Valley Library Book Cub for an indepth discussion of this December's book, The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs.  “After her mother dies in a plane crash, Natalie Harper leaves her predictable job and life in Sonoma Valley to take care of her ailing grandfather and her mother's San Francisco bookshop. Unfortunately, the building is crumbling, the bills aren't being paid, the taxes are in arrears, and her grandfather's health is worse than she knew. However,…

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Cozy Mystery Book Club

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 7, 2022

Free

Do you love cozy mysteries? Find your new favorite author or share your favorites with the group.  We will meet the first Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM. Our guest, Katherine Bolger Hyde, is the author of many books including the Crime with the Classics series that we will discuss at this meeting. Register with your email on this page. You will receive information on how to access the Zoom event on the day before the program.  REGISTRATION>

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Live! at the Library: Tod Dickow and Charged Particles: The Music of Michael Brecker

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening performance by jazz trio Charged Particles featuring guest tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow as they celebrate the music of Michael Brecker, one of the most prolific jazz saxophonists, and a few songs of the holiday season. Registration will open October 27, 2021.

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Happy and Healthy with Mr. Adan

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

Learn about healthy eating, exercise and how to care for your body with Nutrition Educator Mr. Adan. He will read from health-based books and get your body moving with fun exercises and games. Each event will showcase different books and activities so plan to attend as much of the six week series as you can. REGISTER>

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Happy and Healthy with Mr. Adan

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

Learn about healthy eating, exercise and how to care for your body with Nutrition Educator Mr. Adan. He will read from health-based books and get your body moving with fun exercises and games. Each event will showcase different books and activities so plan to attend as much of the six week series as you can. REGISTER>

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January 2022

Cozy Mystery Book Club

January 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 7, 2022

Free

Do you love cozy mysteries? Find your new favorite author or share your favorites with the group.  We will meet the first Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM. Our guest, Katherine Bolger Hyde, is the author of many books including the Crime with the Classics series that we will discuss at this meeting. Register with your email on this page. You will receive information on how to access the Zoom event on the day before the program.  REGISTRATION>

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February 2022

Cozy Mystery Book Club

February 5, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 7, 2022

Free

Do you love cozy mysteries? Find your new favorite author or share your favorites with the group.  We will meet the first Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM. Our guest, Katherine Bolger Hyde, is the author of many books including the Crime with the Classics series that we will discuss at this meeting. Register with your email on this page. You will receive information on how to access the Zoom event on the day before the program.  REGISTRATION>

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March 2022

Cozy Mystery Book Club

March 5, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 7, 2022

Free

Do you love cozy mysteries? Find your new favorite author or share your favorites with the group.  We will meet the first Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM. Our guest, Katherine Bolger Hyde, is the author of many books including the Crime with the Classics series that we will discuss at this meeting. Register with your email on this page. You will receive information on how to access the Zoom event on the day before the program.  REGISTRATION>

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April 2022

Cozy Mystery Book Club

April 2, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 7, 2022

Free

Do you love cozy mysteries? Find your new favorite author or share your favorites with the group.  We will meet the first Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM. Our guest, Katherine Bolger Hyde, is the author of many books including the Crime with the Classics series that we will discuss at this meeting. Register with your email on this page. You will receive information on how to access the Zoom event on the day before the program.  REGISTRATION>

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May 2022

Cozy Mystery Book Club

May 7, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 7, 2022

Free

Do you love cozy mysteries? Find your new favorite author or share your favorites with the group.  We will meet the first Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM. Our guest, Katherine Bolger Hyde, is the author of many books including the Crime with the Classics series that we will discuss at this meeting. Register with your email on this page. You will receive information on how to access the Zoom event on the day before the program.  REGISTRATION>

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