All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families. All libraries are closed July 4 for the observance of Independence Day. 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 July 31. For babies and toddlers, ages 0-3, it features songs, bounces, tickles and simple stories.
Pajama Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m. June 25-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.
Lego Storytime: 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 26. Kids ages 5-11 will hear a story from this month's featured author, Roald Dahl, while they play with Legos.
Tie Dye Party: 3:30-4:30 p.m. June 25. Students in grades 6-8 can design their own T-shirt, make one for a present or move on to complete wardrobe design. T-shirts are provided. Registration is required by 4 p.m. June 23, and the size of T-shirt must be added to the registration form right after the participant's name.
Personal Finance Seminar: 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 26. Adults are invited to a personal finance seminar on "How Money Works," with discussion on the "banker's rule," debt stacking,
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 Storytime: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Thursdays features stories and songs for preschoolers and toddlers, ages 3-5.
Saturday Storytime: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Saturdays, for babies, preschoolers and kids. There will be stories, songs and more.
Peanuts ... Naturally: A Night of Snoopy and Science: 6:30-8 p.m. June 26. Kids ages 5-11 are invited to explore and learn about the environment by making their own recycled paper, designing and racing solar cars, planting a garden to take home, measuring their carbon footprint and more when the Charles Schulz Museum turns the library into a science center. There will be more than 15 nature-related interactive exhibits.
Hunger Games Party for Teens: 2-3:30 p.m. July 12. Teens ages 12-17 can join other Hunger Games fans for games, trivia, archery and crafts related to the book. Costumes are encouraged. There will also be a hunger drive or food drive at the event, with the library collecting nonperishable food donations that day to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
One-On-One Computer Tutor: 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. June 27. Adults can schedule a one-hour, one-on-one computer training session to learn the basics and set up an email account, print and save on the library computer, use Microsoft Word and search the Internet. Some tutors may offer assistance on laptops, smart phones, e-readers and cameras.
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; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays.