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.

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.


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Open Days Program Garden Tour. Explore five private gardens in Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Oakland, to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Featuring garden sculpture and art. No reservations required; rain or shine. See website for additional locations. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11. Keeyla Meadows, 1137 Stannage Ave. $5 per garden; children 12 & under free. 888-842-2442, www.gardenconservancy.org/opendays.

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker's Forum. Albany YMCA/Albany Library brown bag lunch speaker's forum features John King, author of "Cityscapes: San Francisco and Its Buildings." 12:30 p.m. May 13. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.aclibrary.org.

Adult Evening Book Group. Albany Library's adult evening book group looks at our political world through novels, with this month's book is "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. Discussion led by Rosalie Gonzales. Books available at the library. 7 to 8 p.m. May 15. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.aclibrary.org.

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