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.

    Mini Motorland: 10 a.m.-noon April 12. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to the John Muir Amphitheatre at 115 Tarantino Drive to ride their nonmotorized vehicles around a course. Call Martinez Parks and Recreation at 925-372-3510.

    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. Closed Sundays, 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.

    Afternoon Story Time: 1:15-1:45 p.m. Fridays. There will be songs, movement and stories for children ages 0-5.

    Reading Recommendations for Mystery Book Lovers: 6:30-8 p.m. April 22. Ron Shoop from Random House will hold his free Book Club Forum with an emphasis on mysteries. He will share different titles for book club groups and discussions.

    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.