Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:30 PM

Free tech help by appointment!

ONE ON ONE HELP: Local Teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!  We can help solve most problems you might encounter with your smart phone, laptop, MP3 player, eBook reader or most other consumer technology products.

PERSONAL HELP Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assistance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your device with you. To make an appointment, please call the library at 925-385-2280 or come to the Information Desk during library open hours.  Teen tech helpers are available for 30 minute time slots.

Please note that Teen Tech Help volunteers cannot perform the following activities:

  • Repair or work on your device
  • Install Hardware
  • Software or updates on your device (library apps excluded)
  • Provide Word Processing or any other clerical work
  • Provide private lessons or accept payment of any kind
  • Recommend products for you to buy
  • Do your online shopping or internet transactions
  • Place online ads or social media posts for you


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Homework Help

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:30 PM
Located at the Library Open Space

High School volunteers are available for Free after school homework help for students 4th-12th grade from 3:30pm to 5:00pm!   These appointments are meant to help with homework and drills and are not meant as structured teaching, lessons or tutoring.

Specialties include English, Social Studies, Math, and Science.


Please call the library to make an appointment at 925-385-2280 or go to the Information Desk.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:30 AM
Located at the Homework Center

We have a new online calendar. Please go to https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events to register for this event.

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Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:
.Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
.Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
.Participate in a journal kit show and tell
.Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
.Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. Wednesday after the second Tuesday of each month. See www.johnmuirlaws.com/events for this month's special topic.
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Girls Who Code: Grades 3rd – 5th

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:30 PM
Located at the Technology Lab

We have a new online calendar. Please go to https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events to register for this event.

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Come join us to learn programming  and Computer Science in this exciting new weekly STEM program aimed at girls and young women, all are welcome. 

No prior programming experience needed.  New students welcome any time. This is an on-going weekly meeting that introduces young adults to coding in Scratch.  We will be using the Girls Who Code curriculum as well as custom programming challenges throughout the school year.  This class is led by a local recent computer science graduate Miss Heather.

Registration is recommended each week but Drop ins are always welcome.

Requirements:
  • Willingness to explore computer science and problem solving
  • Grades 3rd through 5th
  • Comfortable with computers and keyboarding (ability to type)

Bring your own laptops if you have them, workstations and library laptops will be available.  Space limited to 15 participants.

Group Meets every Wednesdays 2:30pm to 3:30pm in the Technology Lab.

Self guided curriculum provided through girlswhocode.org. 

Returning students will continue with new material & personal projects, new students will work through the previous material with the help of Miss Heather and returning students.

A registered Girls Who Code club.  #14924
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All Ears Reading® Gusto

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:00 PM
Located at the Children's Room
Sign up for a 15 minute session at the information desk or call us at (925) 385-2280. Children can have fun and practice their literacy skills by reading to a dog. Gusto, a sweet Lab from ARF's Pet Hug Pack, is a great listener! Bring your own book or pick up a library book.
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Girls Who Code: Grades 6th – 12th

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:30 PM
Located at the Technology Lab

We have a new online calendar. Please go to https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events to register for this event.


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Come join us to learn programming  and Computer Science in this exciting new weekly STEM program aimed at girls and young women, all are welcome. 

No prior programming experience needed.  New students welcome any time. This is an on-going weekly meeting that introduces young adults to coding in various languages.  We will be using the Girls Who Code curriculum as well as custom programming challenges throughout the school year.  This class is led by a local recent computer science graduate Miss Heather.

Registration is recommended each week but Drop ins are always welcome.

Requirements:
  • Willingness to explore computer science and problem solving
  • Grades 6th through 12th (exceptions allowed depending on computer experience)
  • Comfortable with computers and keyboarding (ability to type)
  • Basic math skills ( + - * / )

Bring your own laptops if you have them, workstations and library laptops will be available.  Space limited to 20 participants.

Group Meets every Wednesdays 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Technology Lab.

Previous classes covered Java Basics, Variables, and Boolean Operators.  Class outline, presentation, and sample code are available online.  A link will be sent to you once you register for the class.  Returning students will continue with new material & personal projects, new students will work through the previous material with the help of Miss Heather and returning students.

A registered Girls Who Code club. #CA14923
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:30 AM
Located at the Community Hall
**This workshop has been moved to the library's Homework Center**

Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:
.Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
.Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
.Participate in a journal kit show and tell
.Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
.Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. Wednesday after the second Tuesday of each month. See www.johnmuirlaws.com/events for this month's special topic.
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Homework Help

Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:30 PM
Located at the Library Open Space

High School volunteers are available for Free after school homework help for students 4th-12th grade from 3:30pm to 5:00pm!   These appointments are meant to help with homework and drills and are not meant as structured teaching, lessons or tutoring.  Homework Help Sessions are 30 minutes each. More time available if no one is waiting.

Specialties include English, Social Studies, Math, and Science.


Please call the library to make an appointment at 925-385-2280 or go to the Information Desk.
More details

Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Free tech help by appointment!

ONE ON ONE HELP: Local Teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!  We can help solve most problems you might encounter with your smart phone, laptop, MP3 player, eBook reader or most other consumer technology products.

PERSONAL HELP Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assistance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your device with you. To make an appointment, please call the library at 925-385-2280 or come to the Information Desk during library open hours.  Teen tech helpers are available for 30 minute time slots.

Please note that Teen Tech Help volunteers cannot perform the following activities:

  • Repair or work on your device
  • Install Hardware
  • Software or updates on your device (library apps excluded)
  • Provide Word Processing or any other clerical work
  • Provide private lessons or accept payment of any kind
  • Recommend products for you to buy
  • Do your online shopping or internet transactions
  • Place online ads or social media posts for you


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Contra Costa Master Gardeners: Creating a Pollinator Habitat

Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Homework Center

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We have a new online calendar. Please go to https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events to register for this event.

Want to create a buzz worthy pollinator garden? Think Mason bees live in jars?

Master Gardeners, Liz Whiteford and Kath Cook, will discuss the basics of creating a pollinator habitat in your garden. We'll take a broad look at the key elements required to attract pollinators and a "hands on" exploration of specific native bee habitats you can create to attract Mason and Leafcutter bees.

So, bring your curiosity and learn how to amp up your garden to buzz worthy status!


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Homework Help

Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:30 AM
Located at the Library Open Space

SATURDAY Homework Help! A High School volunteer is available for Free weekend homework help for students 3rd-12th grade from 10:30am to 12:30pm!   These appointments are meant to help with homework and drills and are not meant as structured teaching, lessons or tutoring.

Specialties include English, Social Studies, Math, and Science.

Please call the library to make an appointment at 925-385-2280 or go to the Information Desk.
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