All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families. For library hours and updated information, call the local branch or 800-984-4636 or visit www.ccclib.org.

  • At the Martinez Library, Story Time programs are free.

    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.

    Literary Birthdays -- Mark Teague: 3:45-4:45 p.m. Feb. 25. Kids can listen to a chapter, craft a present and write a letter to Mrs. LaRue. There will be birthday cake to enjoy -- or a birthday biscuit -- at the literary birthday party. No wrong turns when they break Mark Teague out of obedience school.

    D-I-Y Tuesday -- Build a Lego Leprechaun: 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 11. Lego sculptor Charles Esseltine will lead the free workshop on making a leprechaun or other wild Irish creature for St. Patrick's Day. Legos are provided.

    Beading with Yolanda: 6-7 p.m. Feb. 25. Teens and adults can create a bead jewelry piece -- beads and supplies provided. Space is limited to 15, and registration is required by Feb. 23.

    Wii Wednesdays: 2:30-4 p.m. March 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. 22, March 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.

    Computer Docent for Everyday Library Users: noon-2 p.m. Feb. 26. A new computer docent will help patrons with everyday computer and e-reader problems. Use online registration for appointment requests or call 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.

  • At the Pleasant Hill Library, Story Time programs are free.

    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. 26, March 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.

    Citywide Science Fair: 6:30-8 p.m. March 4. The Pleasant Hill Education Initiative with the library hosts the first citywide science fair. The public is invited to check out the projects and try out some hands-on activities. Students can sign up to present their projects at the library or through their school. Youth presenters receive a free Lawrence Hall of Science pass while supplies last. Patrick Remer 925-646-6434

    Wii Wednesdays for Teens: 3-4:30 p.m. March. 5. Teens are invited meet others and play games on the library's Wii system.

    Afternoon Book Discussion: 1-2:30 p.m. March 7. Adults can read with others at the library. Discussion this month is on "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: a Savannah Story," by John Berendt.

    One-On-One Computer Tutor: 4-5 and 5-6 p.m. Feb. 25. Adults can schedule an appointment for 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.

    Volunteer Orientation: 3-4 p.m. March 1. Teens and adults can learn to be a library volunteer during a tour of the branch.

    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; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.