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 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. July 23, 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.
WII Wednesday: 2:30-3:20 p.m. Aug. 8. Kids ages 5-17 can play Wii games at the library.
Zoomobile Goes Wild @ Martinez Library! 2-3 p.m. Aug. 13. Kids ages 5-11 and middle school students 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.
Summer Reading Festival: Through Aug. 18. Reading records are available in community libraries and
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.
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.
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.
Contra Costa Teen Chess Club: 3-5 p.m. Fridays. Students 12-17 can get instruction and participate in friendly matches and tournaments. Games are in the Baldwin Room and participants who have them are encouraged to bring their own chess board and pieces.
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.
Pleasant Hill Library Book Club: 6:30 p.m. in Room A. On Aug. 21, the discussion will be on Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
English Conversation Practice for Adults: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Adults can practice speaking and listening to English in a casual group run by the library staff and volunteers.
Doorstep Farmers: 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 9. Pick up a box of organic fruits and vegetables every week at the library by signing up with Doorstep Farmers, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) service supporting local agriculture and sustainable healthy living. All participants receive a 5 percent discount for choosing the library as their pickup location. Sign up at www.dorstepfarmers.com, and write "Pleasant Hill Library" in the comment section. Call Doorstep Farmers directly at 925-349-4568.
Battery Recycling: Recycle dead batteries in the collection bins at the library's Green Zone.
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 and Thursdays; 1-8 p.m. Tuesdays; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.