Margo's Craft Workshop. Make multicultural art from stars and snowflakes, to paper nutcrackers to modular Sonobes. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. 1 p.m. Dec. 8. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.

Japanese Story Time. Read Japanese picture books, sing Japanese songs and make crafts. 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.aclibrary.org.

Albany Library Storytime. Stories, crafts and songs for 3-5 year olds and their families. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.

Albany Library Game Day. Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala, and Trouble. Bring your friends or come by yourself. Drop in. No registration required. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.

Czech and Slovakian Folk Songs. Czech and Slovakian folk song sing-along with the "Golden Voices" folk group. Printed music with the words and translations provided. Holiday music among the songs with accompaniment by guitar and violin. 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Kensington Public Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.


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Candlelight Concert. The Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir dazzle by candlelight in this annual favorite, featuring works by Veljo Tormis, Václav Nelhýbel and Zoltán Kodály to frame holiday fare with the harmonies of Eastern Europe. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Road, Kensington. $12-$30. 510-547-4441, www.piedmontchoirs.org.

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum. The Albany YMCA and Albany Library Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum continues Susan Moon, author of "This Is Getting Old!," offering great insights and humor about aging. 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.aclibrary.org.

Library Monday Knitting. Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.

Family Storytimes. Family story time with fun stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 510-524-3043. ccclib.org.

Second Tuesdays Poetry Night. Albany Library's Second Tuesday Poetry Night series continues with featured poets Opal Palmer Adisa and Devorah Major, followed by open mic. 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.

Babies & Toddlers Storytime. Two 20- to 25-minute storytimes are packed with lively stories, songs, and action rhymes for young children and their parents/caregivers. 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.

Garden Club Christmas Luncheon. El Cerrito Garden Club holds its annual Christmas Luncheon with sing-along entertainment. Reservations required. Call 510-237-4192. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13. El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. $20. 510-559-7000, www.el-cerrito.org/recreation.