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 22. There will be stories and songs, followed by a simple craft time. Best for ages 6 months-3 years old.

    Wii Wednesdays: 2:30-4 p.m. April 2. Middle school students and teens can join their friends for Wii games and snacks.

    Earth Day Origami: 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 8. Kids will repurpose old fliers to make origami that flies. Led by Charles Esseltine.

    Saturday Needle Art with Marilyn: 1-3:30 p.m. April 5, 19. 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.

    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.


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    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.

    Eco-Sewing: 3-5 p.m. April 16, 30. 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.

    Pleasant Hill Library Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. April 15, in Room A. The discussion is on "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity," by Katherine Boo.

    Afternoon Book Discussion: 1-2:30 p.m. April 4. Adults can read with others at the library. Discussion this month is on "The Call of the Wild," by Jack London.

    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.