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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Earth Day Celebration. Improve the environment in El Cerrito, then enjoy a free lunch. Work parties include litter collection, pulling weeds, ivy or scotch broom, and other jobs in parks and neighborhoods. Gloves, bags and tools provided. Bring your own water bottle. All ages and abilities welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Work locations vary. Register and lunch at the Community Center. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 20. Register at El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. Free. 510-215-4350, www.el-cerrito.org/earthday.

Storytellers for Earth Day. A special children's event with three professional storytellers -- Susan Billings, Kirk Waller, and Liz Nichols -- sharing stories all about our amazing world. For kids 5 and up. 1 p.m. April 20. Kensington Public Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free, ccclib.org.

Preparation For Life Speaker Series: Frederick Marx. Oscar- and Emmy-nominated producer and director, Frederick Marx's most recent project, "Boys Become Men," focuses on rites of passage and mentorship into adulthood. 7 to 9 p.m. April 23. Montessori Family School, 7075 Cutting Blvd. Free. 510-236-8802, www.montessorifamily.com.

Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival. Spring festival in the park celebrating community, culture and craft with great exhibits, arts & craft vendors, great food and outstanding free entertainment. 10 a.m. April 27 and April 28. Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave., Albany, festivalnet.com.

Author Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen. A very special event with Lemony Snicket as he talks about his new book with famed illustrator Jon Klassen. In "The Dark," Laszlo is afraid of the dark, who lives in the basement of his house -- until the night it comes into Laszlo's room. 5 p.m. April 27. Barnes & Noble, 6050 El Cerrito Plaza. 510-524-0087, barnesandnoble.com.

Beyond Hearing Aids. The Diablo Valley Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America gives a demonstration on assistive listening devices which serve as helpers for hearing aids, and how to use a variety of listening systems and how these work with the telephone, TV, and alerting devices such as the doorbell and smoke and fire alarms. 4 p.m. April 30. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. Free. 510-526-7512, ccclib.org.