All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families. All branches are closed Sept. 2-3 for the Labor Day holiday. For library hours and updated information, call the local branch or 800-984-4636 or visit www.ccclib.org.
Mother Goose Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 14. For babies and toddlers, ages 0-3, it features songs, bounces, tickles and simple stories.
Mother Goose Time in Signs: 10:30 a.m. July 31. There will be a special signed and spoken story time. There will be bounces, tickles and songs for ages 0-3.
Pajama Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Aug. 6. Kids ages 5-11 can come in their pajamas and listen to a story and participate in a craft on the first, second and fourth Mondays of the month.
Ice Cream Workshop: 3-4 p.m. July 30. Kids and middle school students can learn the easy way to make ice cream. Participants should bring their appetites. Registration is required by 4 p.m. July 28 for the free workshop.
Zoomobile and Giants Tickets @ Martinez Library! 2-3 p.m. Aug. 13. Kids ages 5-11 can meet and greet the animals from the Oakland Zoo's Zoomobile for the end-of-summer party and the wind up of the Summer Reading Festival. There will be a drawing for four San Francisco Giants tickets
WII Wednesday: 2:30-3:20 p.m. Aug. 8. Kids ages 5-17 can play Wii games at the library.
Watercolor Workshop Wizard of Oz: 2-3 p.m. Aug. 7. Kids ages 5-11 can create a still life from "The Wizard of Oz." Participants will hear the story of each object (starting with Dorothy's shoes) and then paint it. Registration is advised by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3.
The library is at 740 Court St., Martinez. Phone: 925-646-2898. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays; noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and Thursdays.
Mother Goose Time: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and also 1:15-1:45 p.m. Fridays. There will be songs, rhymes, bounces, tickles and simple stories for tots up to age 3.
Preschool Story Time: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Thursdays features stories and songs for preschoolers and toddlers, ages 3-5.
Saturday Story Time: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Saturdays, for babies, preschoolers and kids. There will be stories, songs and more.
Zoomobile: 2:30 p.m. July 28. Kids ages 5-11 can get up close and pet most of the small animals on show when the Oakland Zoomobile comes to the library. Animal experts will relate facts about the critters.
Lego & Listen: 3-4 p.m. Aug. 1. Kids ages 5-11 can make a Lego creation while listening to an audiobook.
Moonlight Movie: "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial": 8:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 3. The library partners with Pleasant Hill Recreation and invites all ages to watch a movie on the City Hall lawn, 100 Gregory Lane. Those attending can bring chairs, blankets or towels.
Night of A Thousand Inventions: 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 14. All ages are invited to explore inventions -- robots, rockets, smart cars, solar insects and more -- and then make their own and take it home. The event comes straight from the ideas that kids submitted to the Idea Box. Visit ccc.lib.org/ideabox.
Dinos Rock! 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Families can see a display of dinosaur bones and other fossils as much as 500 million years old, and kids can see and touch a T-Rex head and an eight-foot tall mammoth leg. There will also be dino eggs, dino tracks and more.
Pleasant Hill Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is PHUN: 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 8. Now called the PHUN Team -- Pleasant Hill United Nerds Team invites teens ages 13-18 to meet other teens and the young adult librarian every second Wednesday of the month in Room A to share and plan what they want to see happen in the library.
Annual Book Give-Away: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16-31 (closed Sundays). The Contra Costa County Library is giving away used books that have been removed from the library collection. Books are located at the shipping and receiving parking lot, 75 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill. Bring your own boxes or bags.
Afternoon Book Discussion: 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Adults can read with others at the library.
Las Juntas Artists Association: In partnership with the library, each month the group exhibits the works of different artists during regular library hours. In July, the watercolor paintings of Judi Visscher will be on display.
The library is at 1750 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Phone: 925-646-6434. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays; 1-8 p.m. Tuesdays; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.