All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families. All branches will be closed March 31, for the observance of Easter. For library hours and updated information, call the local branch or 800-984-4636 or visit www.ccclib.org.
Tween Comix Book Club: 2:15-3 p.m. March 13, 20, 27. Tweens are invited to a graphic novel discussion.
Martinez Library Adult Book Club: 6:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. On March 12, participants will celebrate Irish Heritage Month, discuss different Irish authors, vote on the next book club selection and enjoy a special St. Patrick's treat.
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.
Storytime: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Fridays features songs, rhymes, bounces and simple stories. Best for ages 0-3, but all are welcome.
Afternoon Storytime: 1:15-1:45 p.m. Fridays. There will be songs, rhymes, bounces and simple stories to introduce children ages 0-3 to literacy.
Preschool Storytime: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Thursdays beginning March 7, features stories and songs for preschoolers and toddlers, ages 3-5.
Saturday Storytime: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Saturdays, for babies, preschoolers and kids. There will be stories, songs and more.
Lego Creators Club: 2-3 p.m. Saturdays. Kids ages 5-11 can let their imaginations run wild at the weekly get-together. There will be new themes, tips and challenges, plus book tie-ins to take home.
Wii Wednesdays for Teens: 3-4:30 p.m. March 6, 20. Teens are invited meet others and play games on the library's Wii system.
Pleasant Hill Teen Advisory Group (TAG): 3:30-5 p.m. March 13. Teens ages 13-18 can meet other teens and the young adult librarian every second Wednesday of the month in Room A to create fun programs and suggest new resources. Participants can receive volunteer hours for their time.
Pleasant Hill Library Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. in Room A. On March 19, the discussion will be on Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon."
Afternoon Book Discussion: 1-2:30 p.m. March 1. Adults can read with others at the library and discuss "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier.
Internet 101: 1-2:30 p.m. March 5. Teens, adults and seniors can learn basic Internet searching using the library website, Google, Craisglist, web mail, etc. Get tips for 45 minutes and then ask questions.
Volunteer Orientation: 3-4 p.m. March 2, 16, 30. Teens and adults can apply to be a library volunteer. Participants will tour the library with a trained staff member who will give them the details of volunteering.
One-On-One Computer Tutor: 2-3 p.m. March 2. Adults can scheduled an appointment for a one-hour, one-on-one computer training session to learn the basics and set up an email account, print and save on the library computer, use Microsoft Word and search the Internet. Select tutors may also offer assistance on digital gadgets like laptops, smart phones, e-readers and cameras. (Keep in mind that tutors may not be completely familiar with all personal devices and library computers may not offer software compatibility).
English Conversation Practice for Adults: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Adults can practice speaking and listening to English in a casual group run by the library staff and volunteers.
Las Juntas Artists Association: In partnership with the library, each month the group exhibits the works of different artists during regular library hours. In February, the acrylic paintings of Cathy Ward McNutt are on display. In March, Ruth McMillin's watercolor paintings will be featured.
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.