All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families. All branches will be closed Feb. 17, for Presidents Day. For library hours and updated information, call the local branch or 800-984-4636 or visit www.ccclib.org.
Mother Goose Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through April 15 (no session Feb. 25). There will be stories and songs, followed by a simple craft time. Best for ages 6 months-3 years old.
Chinese New Year lion dancers: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. All ages can celebrate Chinese New Year with Leung's White Crane Lion Dancers. Visitors can bring their cameras for some photo opportunities with the lion at the end of the performance.
D-I-Y Tuesday -- Origami by Design: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Origami artist Charles Esseltine will lead the free workshop showing participants paper design and how to make something fun for Valentine's Day.
Button Making: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Teens can learn how to make buttons. All materials will be provided, or participants can bring their own art for a button that can be pinned to clothes or a backpack.
Wii Wednesdays: 2:30-4 p.m. Feb. 5. Middle school students and teens can join their friends for Wii games and snacks.
Saturday Needle Art with Marilyn: 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 22. Free. Teens and adults can drop in to work on current projects or restart a needle art hobby. Hands-on knit and crochet instructions from Marilyn.
Free Legal Workshop -- Conservatorship: 1 p.m. Feb. 3, 10. The Contra Costa County Bar Association will offer free information to help participants understand how to establish conservatorship for a person who is not able to care for him or herself, or manage their finances. All participants must register in advance. Call the Public Law Library at 925-646-2783. The workshops will be held in the program room at the library.
The library is at 740 Court St., Martinez. Phone: 925-646-9900. 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.
Story Time: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays features songs, movement and simple stories. Good for ages 0-5, but all are welcome.
Afternoon Story Time: 1:15-1:45 p.m. Fridays. There will be songs, movement and simple stories to introduce children ages 0-5 to literacy.
Caterpillar Puppets Itty-Bitty Variety Show: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Feb. 25. Kids are invited to listen to a story come alive with a puppet show.
Eco Sewing: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 19, 26. Teens can learn sewing machine skills and create upcycled fabric creations. The event is led by a recycling educator and artist. Crafts made will be used toward TAG's annual Art, Jazz and Wine Festival donation drive, and will benefit the library.
Wii Wednesdays for Teens: 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Teens are invited meet others and play games on the library's Wii system.
Afternoon Book Discussion: 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Adults can read with others at the library. Discussion this month is on "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich.
One-On-One Computer Tutor: 4-5 and 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 25; and 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, through Feb. 19. Adults can schedule an appointment for a one-hour, one-on-one computer training session to learn the basics, set up an email account, print and save on the library computer, use Microsoft Word and search the Internet.
Volunteer Orientation: 3-4 p.m. Feb. 1. Teens and adults can learn to be a library volunteer during a tour the branch with a staff member.
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.