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 your 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.

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.

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.

Art Talk - Borromini. Art historian Michael Stehr continues his "Three Days in Rome" talk and slide show series with a presentation about the Italian architect and chief formulator of Baroque architectural style, Francesco Borromini. 7 p.m. April 8. Kensington Public Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.


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Art Association Meeting. El Cerrito Art Association's April meeting features well-known artist Barbara Fracchia offering critiques to member artists' work, limited to one piece per person. Social time, a mini art show, and brief business meeting preceed speaker. 7 to 9 p.m. April 8. El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. Free. 510-526-6241, www.elcerritoart.com.

Turkish and Arabic Music. Vince Delgado and others talk and play the unique instruments and music of the Middle East, including the oud, kanun, riqq, and the acoustic bass used in modern music. 7 p.m. April 11. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. Free. 510-526-7512, ccclib.org.

Margo's Craft Workshops. Fantastic forms take shape at Margo's craft workshop. 2 p.m. April 13. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.facebook.com/AlbanyCALibrary.

Author Carol Drinkwater. "The Olive Farm" follows Carol Drinkwater and her fiancé, Michel, on their adventure of purchasing an abandoned olive farm in the South of France. 4 p.m. April 13. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley. 510-704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com.

Author Sam Genirberg. "Among the Enemy: Hiding in Plain Sight in Nazi Germany," tells the remarkable true story of a Jewish youth who evaded death during the Holocaust by joining a transport of non-Jews conscripted for compulsory labor in Germany. 7 p.m. April 15. Kensington Public Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum. Albany YMCA/Albany Library Brown Bag Lunch speaker's forum continues with Christina Campbell of U. C. Botanical Garden. 12:30 p.m. April 15. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.aclibrary.org.

Albany Farmer's Market Re-Opening. The Albany Farmers' Market reopens for the season with fresh food, music, juggler/clown, facing painting, and more. 3 to 7 p.m. April 17. Albany Farmers' Market, 1000 Solano Ave. Free. 510-548-3333, www.ecologycenter.org/farmersmarkets.