Albany Library Storytime. Stories, crafts and songs for 3-5 year olds and their families. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.

Albany Library Game Day. Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala, and Trouble. Bring friends or come by yourself. Drop in. No registration required. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.

Japanese Story Time. Read Japanese picture books, sing Japanese songs and make Japanese-inspired crafts. 4 p.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.aclibrary.org.

World Affairs/Politics Group. Weekly meeting open to all folks 55 and older who want to discuss the week's events and what we want to do about any of them. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. $3 Albany residents. $4 non-residents. 510-524-9122, www.albanyca.org.

Library Monday Knitting. Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.

Mark Monsarrat and Plein Air painting. Acclaimed landscape painter Mark Monsarrat demonstrates his unique approach to "The Atmospheric Landscape" at the monthly El Cerrito Art Association meeting. 7 to 9 p.m. June 10. El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Ln. Free. 510-526-6241, elcerritoart.org.

Berkeley Rep Docent Talk. A Berkeley Repertory Theatre docent discusses the current production, "Dear Elizabeth," which follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. 7 p.m. June 10. Kensington Public Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.

Family Storytimes. Family story time with fun stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 510-524-3043. ccclib.org.

Babies & Toddlers Storytime. Two 20-25 minute long storytimes are packed full of lively stories, songs, and action rhymes for young children and their parents/caregivers. 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.

El Cerrito Library's 100th Anniversary. Celebrate100 years of the El Cerrito Library with an evening featuring a special historical slide show by EC Historical Society, refreshments, cake, and comments by library, city and county officials. 7 to 9 p.m. June 14. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. Free. 510-526-7512, www.ccclib.org.