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.
Wii Wednesdays: 2:30-4 p.m. June 4. Middle school students and teens can join their friends for Wii games and snacks.
Busy Bee Dogs Special Performance: 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 9. Kids are invited to the Summer Reading Festival kickoff with the Busy Bee Dogs, once homeless, who are now entertaining audiences with their circus tricks.
Saturday Needle Art with Marilyn: 1-3:30 p.m. May 31, June 14, 28. 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.
Tea Education & Tasting Class: 6:30 p.m. June 10. Adults can learn about tea varietals and the benefits of drinking tea from John Vander Kamp, who is hosting a one-hour educational workshop. There will be a tasting of six different teas. Registration by end of day June 8 is required.
Free Computer Help: noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays in June. Teens, adults and seniors can make an appointment or stop by to get one-on-one help with browsing the Internet, and how to use e-readers, smart phones/tablets and basic computer problems.
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.
Color Wheel Party (and book release): 6:30-8 p.m. June 3. Kids can explore the world of color through crafts and games. With the release of "The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color, they learn how to choose, use and mix colors.
Wii Wednesdays for Teens: 3-4:30 p.m. June 4. Teens are invited to meet others and play games on the library's Wii system.
Should My Parents Move To A Retirement Community? 5-7 p.m. June 10. Linda Fodrini-Johnson, founder and executive director of Eldercare Services, will lead a workshop on options, difficult decisions, and a loved one's resistance and denial when faced with such a situation.
Afternoon Book Discussion: 1-2:30 p.m. June 6. Adults can read with others at the library in the upstairs reference area. This month's selection is "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.
Volunteer Orientation: 3-4 p.m. June 7. 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.