Clayton Community Library!
A Branch of the Contra Costa County Library

Library Calendar-2017
Last Updated Monday, Sep 25, 2017


Used Book Sales  at the Clayton Community Library (Community Room) are presented by the Clayton Community Library Foundation.  Major sales are twice each year, spring and fall (usually April and October)

Used book donations may be made at the
Library any time it is open

Patty Cakes!

Story Time for babies to 3 years
Child Attends With Caregiver
Drop in any Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
September 5 — November 28, 2017

(No registration required)

Picture Book Time!

3 to 5 Years
Child May Attend Without Caregiver
Drop in any Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
September 7 — November 16, 2017

(No registration required)

Book Buddies

Our Book Buddy volunteer is here from 2-3:00 most Wednesdays to read to children from 3 up.

No Registration Required!

Programs: *Most Sponsored by the Clayton Community Library Foundation

Ongoing Items (Or Frequently Occuring)

Clayton Community Library Adult Book Club

Discusses a different book each month. 

Lead by Sunny Solomon

(Meets the Second Monday of Each Month.)

Clayton Community Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

(Meets on first Mondays (when they decide))  7-8:00 p.m.

Must be 13-18 years of age

Share your ideas for teen programs, make displays and posters for the teen area!

Sign up at the Information/Reference desk

(Click for poster)

Clayton Knits!
with Mindy Keys

2nd & 4th Mondays

1:30-4pm  Story Rm.

(Click for poster)

Detailed Program Items


Calendar Last Updated September 25, 2017

October 1 - November 6

Clayton Reads!
The 10th annual Clayton Reads program features
“The Art of Racing in the Rain”
by Garth Stein

The book is told from the point of view of Enzo who believes he will be reincarnated as a human. He has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening closely to the words of his master, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty and hope. Told as only a dog could tell it!

Starting October 1 - Pick up a free copy of the book at the Clayton Community Library. Read and pass it on to another reader or to the Clayton Community Library. The books are donated by the Clayton Community Library Foundation. Read. Discuss. Celebrate!

Download Flyer

September 26 - October 26

Guess the Weight of the Library Pumpkin

Come by and see our big pumpkin and guess its weight.

The person with the closest guess (without going over) wins the pumpkin!

All children up through age 12 may enter the contest

October 3, 17, 24, November 14, 28, December 5, Program at 4pm and 4:35pm each date

Paws to Read

Readers in grades 1-5 have the opportunity to hone their skills while reading to a therapy dog.
The dogs are well-behaved and excellent listeners.
Registration Required
Register two weeks or less in advance of date. Register by phone at 925-673-0659 or at the library

Download Flyer

Saturday, October 14 & Sunday, October 15

Used Book Sale
  • Saturday Hours: 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday Hours: 12pm - 4pm

Friday CCLF Members-Only Pre-sale - 4pm - 6pm
Membership required - membership available at the door.

Huge selection of used books!
Most Books - $1
Most Children's Books - $0.50

Sunday 12pm - 4pm, most books half-price

Bag sale Sunday 2pm - 4pm: purchase a re-usable bag for and fill it for just $5!

Download Flyer

Sunday, October 22, 2017 2pm - 4pm, Hoyer Hall

Speaking for Ourselves
A Panel of Your Muslim Neighbors

From news headlines to your water-cooler, stories about Muslims abound. Hear from five practicing Muslims for a uniquely insightful look at the world’s fastest growing religion and gain a better understanding about American-Muslim life.

Presentation followed by Q/A
Refreshments provided

Co-sponsored by Clayton Branch of the American Association of University Women and the Clayton Community Library

Download Flyer

Thursday, October 26, 4pm

Make a Race Car - craft program

Design a race car. Color and model your choice All ages welcome

Sunday, October 29, 2 pm

Hachi: a Dog’s Tale – a family movie

The story of a loyal dog named Hachiko. He accompanied his master to the train station every day and returned each afternoon to greet him after work

Monday, October 30, 6:30pm

You're the star at Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater!
Episode IV: The Haunted House Adventure!

Get ready for Halloween with this zany, interactive theatrical adventure where audience members make all of the sound effects, help create the story, and leap up on stage to play the main characters! You’ll race into a haunted house, face off against zombies, witches, werewolves and vampires, rescue the innocent and save the world! So, gather your courage, grab a sidekick, and get ready to rush to the rescue! It's time for a special Halloween adventure with Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater! All ages.

Sunday, November 5, 2 pm

Eight Below – a family movie

Brutal cold forces three Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Monday, November 6, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Help us continue our celebration by attending a Picture Book Story Time for all ages.

Monday, November 6, 7pm

The Art of Racing in the Rain – Book Discussion

Join other readers and share your thoughts about the book

Monday, November 20, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

More Celebration of Picture Book Month!

Create art using ideas from your favorite picture book illustrators; imitate your favorite artists' styles. All ages.

Thursday, November 30, at 11:00 a.m.

Make Snow People, with Lisa Taft

Make Snow People, with Lisa Taft, in this special craft and story program; best for ages three and up.

February 1 - February 28

Winter Reading!

Best for children ages five to nine. Read books and get prizes in this self paced "Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie" themed program! You may also meet with other participants, if you wish, in our Winter Reading Book Club, held each Monday during February from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; best for children ages five to nine.

*Most programs are presented (paid for) by the Clayton Community Library Foundation (CCLF)

Don't forget to check the Clayton Community Calendar on the City of Clayton web site