Take your Children Shopping

Take your Children Shopping

There’s a great shopping destination for your kids in downtown Brentwood–the Second Story Book Shop on the second floor of the Brentwood Library. Your little shoppers can browse our selection of great children’s books (most for 50 cents) and other purchases such as puzzles. Bring home the bargain buys in a roomy book bag! The book shop is open whenever the library is open. Your purchases benefit children’s programs at the library and other library programs

Pop-Up Book Sale Offers Bargains on Best Sellers and More

Pop-Up Book Sale Offers Bargains on Best Sellers and More

Come find bargains at the Friends of the Brentwood Library Pop-Up Sale Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. on the second floor of the Brentwood Library, 104 Oak St., Brentwood.

Featuring a large selection of used books by best-selling authors, the sale includes paperback
books (six for $1); children, young adults, and adult fiction and non-fiction books, as well as
jigsaw puzzles, educational materials, and more.

All proceeds from the sale benefit the Brentwood Library. Money raised by the Friends supports
purchases of furnishings, craft programs for adults, and a wide array of children’s programs.

Read Contra Costa

Read Contra Costa

Parini Shroff, author of Read Contra Costa 2023 selection, “The Bandit Queens,” comes to Brentwood on Saturday, November 18 at 11 a.m. in the Brentwood Community Center, located at 35 Oak Street.  This free program is presented by Contra Costa County Library in partnership with Contra Costa Television, and will later be broadcast on CCTV. Registration is not required. For special accommodation, please contact the library with 72 hours notice. Library cardholders can download Shroff’s book in digital format on the free Libby app, or request a print copy at ccclib.org.

Read Contra Costa is an annual event that encourages all county residents and library users to share in the experience of reading and discussing the same book. The program runs from October 3 through November 18, 2023. 

This year, patrons had the opportunity to vote for the book they wanted to read, and the winner was The Bandit Queens, by Parini Shroff. The book is filled with clever criminals, second chances, and wry and witty women. Parini Shroff received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and is a practicing attorney currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area.