We have changed how we collect and accept calendar information. Readers must now submit all items through our website. Go to events.contracostatimes.com, and click on "submit your event." You'll have to register at this point and enter your event, but you don't have to pay. Submitting your event in this way will ensure it is part of our easily searchable online database, as well as a candidate for space in our publications.
"Five Little Monkeys." The Bay Area Children's Theatre kicks off its 2014-2015 season for preschoolers and their families with the silly and jumpy fun of "Five Little Monkeys." 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sundays. Through Aug. 10. Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. $12 to $16 for park admission and play. 510-296-4433, www.bactheatre.org.
Beginning Genealogy. If you're not sure how to start research your family history, or if you're a pro and just want the most up-to-date information, a free introduction to genealogy class can help. 1 to 3 p.m. July 5. California Genealogical Society and Library, 2201 Broadway, Oakland. Free. 510-663-1358, www.californiaancestors.org.
Henna Tattoos For Teens. Teens can learn about the ancient art of Henna -- or Mehndi -- tattoos. Tattoos are temporary but can last up to 10 days. Signed permission form from parent/guardian required. 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 5. Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-597-5017, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Fix Your Resume. Get your resume into shape at a resume workshop for all job seekers. Bring resume for review and tips. Appointments strongly recommended. 6 p.m. July 7. Piedmont Avenue Branch Library, 80 Echo Ave., Oakland. 510-597-5011, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Stuffed Animal Party. The library' Bring your favorite stuffy and move to the beat at the library's stuffed animal party. 7 p.m. July 7. Piedmont Avenue Branch Library, 80 Echo Ave., Oakland. 510-597-5011, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Anime Club. The library's Anime club meets monthly to chat, watch anime and nosh on refreshments. 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 8. Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-597-5017, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Lawyers in the Library. Get one-on-one free legal advice and referrals with a volunteer lawyer. 6 to 8 p.m. July 8. Register by phone in advance. Montclair Branch library, 1687 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Free. 510-482-7810, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Bodac the Performer. Learn about traditional West African songs, stories, dancing and drumming when Bodac brings his high-energy performance to the library. Expect to move to the beat. 7 p.m. July 8. Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-597-5017, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Teen 'Scape. Teens can beat the summer doldrums by hanging out with other teens playing video games, making crafts, meetings new friends and munching on light snacks at the Teen 'Scape at the library. 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 9. Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-597-5017, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Pop Up Teen Zone. Teens can make crafts, hang out with other teens, and share suggestions with library staff on how to make the library better. 3:30 to 4 p.m. July 10. Montclair Branch library, 1687 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Free. 510-482-7810, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
National Night Out Sign Up. It's never too early to plan your neighborhood block party, barbecue, ice cream social or whatever other outdoor event to bring your neighbors together for National Night Out 2014. Event is Aug. 5, but register your event with the city now. 510-238-3091, www2.oaklandnet.com/nno
Author Yiyun Li. Oakland resident, UC Davis professor and author Yiyun Li reads from her new novel, "Kinder than Solitude," a mystery that moves between America today and China in the 1990s. 6:30 p.m. July 15. Montclair Branch library, 1687 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Free. 510-482-7810, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Arroyo Viejo Creek Crew Work Day. Volunteers are needed to help clean up Arroyo Viejo Creek. Bring gardening gloves and tools if you have them, closed-toe work shoes, water and snacks. 9 a.m. to noon. July 19. RSVP appreciated. Meet at Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland. 510-632-9525 ext. 207, firstname.lastname@example.org.