Orinda library to host technology event

Contra Costa County Library (925) 646-6423  The Orinda library is hosting a Rad Tech Exploration Station on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.The interactive, science-based festival includes presenters, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The event is free and open to library visitors of all ages. Guest presenters include CUBIT, showing off their new CUBIT racer, Aerial […]

Poetry Live! with Tess Taylor and Rachel Richardson

Bay Area Poets to Read and Discuss New Collection of Poems   Notable Bay Area poets Tess Taylor and Rachel Richardson will read and discuss their new collections during Poetry Live! on Wednesday, October 19, 7-8:30 pm, in the Oak View Room at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 North Broadway. Moderated by poet and editor Cheryl Dumesnil, the conversations will explore themes that inspired […]

Concord Library to Close August 22 for Facility Upgrades

The Contra Costa County Library and the City of Concord have approved a two-week closure as part of a facility refresh project for the Concord Library at 2900 Salvio Street. The Library will close from August 22 through September 5. During the closure improvements will include replacing the carpet and new paint in several areas. […]

The Exploration of Mars with Jay Trimble of NASA

Free program celebrates One City One Book community read   A series of free community programs celebrating Walnut Creek’s 2016 One City One Book selection of The Martian by Andy Weir kicks off with Jay Trimble of NASA Ames Research Center presenting The Exploration of Mars on Wednesday, September 14, 7-8:30 pm, in the Oak […]

Summer Camp for Grown-Ups Returns on August 11

What: Summer Camp for Grown-ups is a full day of fun and books and programs you will love. Grab your friends and build your perfect summer day with writers Sara Henry, Ramona Ausubel, and Janis Cooke Newman and lots of the other book lovers. Check out the confirmed roster of activities for the day HERE. […]

Danville Library to Undergo Renovations

Danville Library to Close June 13-26; Closure to make way for restroom, seating, ventilation upgrades The Town of Danville and Contra Costa County Library have approved a two-week closure to complete a renovation project at the Danville Library to update aging equipment and décor. The Library will be closed from June 13-26, 2016, after the current […]

Library eBooks now with Discover & Go

Contra Costa County Library is further strengthening the partnership between museums and libraries by providing eBook recommendations that cardholders can download immediately to a device before, during, or after their visit to a Discover & Go museum, theatre or zoo. With Discover & Go Booklists, Contra Costa County Library extends the fun in learning by […]

Contra Costa County Library’s digitizing history

Remember & Go: Memories of a Lifetime in Contra Costa County Library embarks on a local history digitization project The Contra Costa County Library is the recipient of a $49,000 Library Services and Technology Act grant awarded by the California State Library to create Remember & Go, a database of historical photographs, artifacts, and other important items […]

Contra Costa County Library launches enki Library!

An eBook platform developed by libraries, for libraries.             Contra Costa County Library and the Califa Library Group are pleased to announce the beta launch of enki Library (enkilbrary.org), a library-driven and library-developed open source eBook platform which expands the Douglas County (CO) model to serve multiple libraries in California.  Frustrated […]

New History of Sonoma available June 1

A delightful account of one of America’s most picturesque towns Sonoma, one of Northern California’s most desirable places to live and a popular tourist destination, combines small-town charm, a colorful past, and wonderful food and wine. Generously illustrated with period photographs, A Short History of Sonoma traces Sonoma’s story from the early Native American inhabitants […]