Oakland Public Library

Oakland Public Library The Oakland Public Library has been a part of the City of Oakland since 1878. It includes 16 branches, a Main Library, a Second Start Adult Literacy Program, the Oakland Tool Lending Library and the African-American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO).
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This week's Advice for Readers blog presents a selection of books showcasing the complexity and diversity of AAPI storie...
05/11/2021
Reasons to Read Nonfiction: AAPI Stories

This week's Advice for Readers blog presents a selection of books showcasing the complexity and diversity of AAPI stories. Check them out today!
#OPLonline #OPLreads #AAPIHeritageMonth #AAPIreads

A selection of books on Asian and Asian/Pacific Islander American experiences, in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.

Join the African American Museum and Library at Oakland  TONIGHT (5/7) for this special Meet the Authors event and virtu...
05/07/2021

Join the African American Museum and Library at Oakland TONIGHT (5/7) for this special Meet the Authors event and virtual observance marking the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd (1973-2020). Register for free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/enough-say-their-names-aamlo-meet-the-authors-tickets-150266959521

#SayTheirNames #AAMLO #GeorgeFloyd

Join Us Tonight for Enough: Say Their Names (AAMLO Meet the Authors) - https://mailchi.mp/oaklandlibrary/join-us-tonight-forenough-say-their-names-aamlo-meet-the-authors

05/07/2021
Ramadan Storytime

Join Ms. Nabilla and Ms. Mahasin for a special Ramadan storytime! Learn about how families celebrate during this month. Ramadan Mubarak!

Mark your calendar for Saturdays at 10:30 AM! This weekend, join us for family fun as we celebrate Asian American Pacifi...
05/04/2021
Saturdays in May: AAPI Celebration, Storytime & #OPLSummer Kickoff

Mark your calendar for Saturdays at 10:30 AM! This weekend, join us for family fun as we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander month and kickoff #OPLSummer.
RSVP for free #OPLonline events --> https://www.eventbrite.com/o/oakland-public-library-31695074257
https://oaklandlibrary.org/blogs/childrens-services/saturdays-may-aapi-celebration-storytime-oplsummer-kickoff

#Oakland #OnlineEvents #OPLkids #AAPIHeritageMonth

Mark your calendar for Saturdays at 10:30 AM! Join us for family fun as we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander month and kickoff #OPLSummer.

Join us Friday 4/30 on Zoom as we celebrate early literacy and El día de lxs niñxs/El día de los libros (Children's Day/...
04/29/2021
Early Literacy Storytime Fridays @ 10:30am - April 2021

Join us Friday 4/30 on Zoom as we celebrate early literacy and El día de lxs niñxs/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day).

Click on the link below to booklists for Kids Yoga Day, #NationalPoetryMonth and #NationalLibraryWeek.

#OPLkids #OPLonline #ExploreConnectGrow

Join us in April as we celebrate early literacy and El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day on April 30th) Click READ MORE to find links to booklists for Kids Yoga Day, Nat

Ready to reinvent your front or back yard and lose the lawn, but need some guidance, tips and inspiration for success? L...
04/27/2021
Kiss Your Grass Goodbye: Reinvent Your Yard!

Ready to reinvent your front or back yard and lose the lawn, but need some guidance, tips and inspiration for success?

Landscape architect and award-winning author Sarah Sutton will walk you through the process with practical steps, along with rich photos and illustrations to spark your iLandscape architect and award-winning author Sarah Sutton will walk you through the process with practical steps, along with rich photos and illustrations to spark your i#onlineeventsmagination.

Tuesday 5/4 at 6:30pm on FB Live

#UrbanGardening #UrbanFarming #OPLexpress #OaklandGardening #LibraryLife #OnlineEvents

Ready to reinvent your front or back yard and lose the lawn, but need some guidance, tips and inspiration for success? Join us for this entertaining and informative presentation by landscape architect

“Oakland is a special place... I’m glad we can keep serving..."
04/27/2021
'We miss you, too': Local librarians reflect on COVID-19 pandemic

“Oakland is a special place... I’m glad we can keep serving..."

Crazy. Bewildering. Momentous. A “time of great confusion.” These are the words that come to mind for Berkeley and Oakland public librarians when thinking about March 2020, the month that changed their jobs.

04/26/2021

Today Ms. Margaret reads us the story of how Mrs. Chicken got her name. She is named after the chicken in this book: "Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile", by Won-Ldy Paye.

04/22/2021
Save Money and the Environment with Electric Vehicles

It's Earth Day! This presentation gives an overview of the different types of electric vehicles and clean transportation programs. Learn how you can help save the environment when you purchase or lease an electric vehicle! You'll also learn about the City of Oakland's initatives from Department of Transportation staff.

It's #EarthDay2021! Join us today at 12 PM for an overview of clean transportation programs for low-moderate income comm...
04/22/2021

It's #EarthDay2021! Join us today at 12 PM for an overview of clean transportation programs for low-moderate income communities.

Learn how you can get $ and help save the environment! https://buff.ly/3asfWGi

Beginning the week of April 19, Your Library will open 16 locations for indoor OPL Express service! Most locations, incl...
04/16/2021

Beginning the week of April 19, Your Library will open 16 locations for indoor OPL Express service! Most locations, including the African American Museum and Library (AAMLO) (appt. only) and the Eastmont Branch, will offer select in-person services during limited business hours.

Visit us at oaklandlibrary.org/oplexpress for more info.

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#Oakland #OPLexpress #LibraryLife

04/14/2021

¿Qué pasa cuando cinco conejitos comparten una cama? Acompaña a Pati y Afe a contar y disfrtutar de este cuento trágico.

04/12/2021
5 Minute Story: My Lucky Day

Brookfield Children’s Librarian Thevaki reads "My Lucky Day". Written by Keiko Kasza, published by Puffin Books.

Watch "The Moms of Magnolia Street" a new four-part series from the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit, featuring the Oakla...
04/08/2021
The Moms of Magnolia Street

Watch "The Moms of Magnolia Street" a new four-part series from the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit, featuring the Oakland History Center and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland!

#TheMomsOfMagnoliaStreet #WestOakland #OaklandHistory #AAMLO #OHC #OaklandHistoryCenter

The Oakland History Center and AAMLO feature in the new NBC Bay Area investigative series "The Moms of Magnolia Street".

Are you a tenant in Oakland? Register for Zoom workshop covering an overview of your rights and responsibilities under t...
04/04/2021
Workshops

Are you a tenant in Oakland? Register for Zoom workshop covering an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the local and state moratoria. Topics include covered units, current law on rent increases and evictions, late fees, and COVID-19 resources for tenants.

The official website of the City of Oakland. Find out about meetings, request City services through OAK 311, or contact the Mayor and City Council.

04/02/2021

Congratulations to the Youth Poet Laureate - Oakland 2021 finalists!

#OaklandTalent #YoungPoets #OYPL #OaklandPoets

Starting Monday, April 5, Golden Gate and Melrose Branches will be available for Sidewalk Service 10 AM - 3 PM, Monday t...
04/01/2021

Starting Monday, April 5, Golden Gate and Melrose Branches will be available for Sidewalk Service 10 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Both have computer labs available for public use: www.oaklandlibrary.org/computers

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Hello! I’m excited to share that a Buy Nothing Project group has recently formed in the area I live in Oakland, which is generally the School/Patten/Peralta neighborhoods. The Buy Nothing Project is a global movement to connect real life neighbors through shared resources and acts of kindness. This worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies is dedicated to random acts of kindness. Neighbors share furniture, soup, decor, kitchen appliances, tools, clocks, compost, books, and nearly anything you can think of. Neighbors also give "gifts of self" such as a ride to the airport, walking dogs, babysitting, caring for plants, or picking up medicine. Here is the link to join. You must live within the boundaries of Fruitvale, 35th Ave, 580 freeway, and Foothill Blvd in Oakland to join this group (but there are many groups in Oakland!). Please make sure to answer all 3 questions for quick acceptance to the group. Happy gifting! https://www.facebook.com/groups/698954804142123 If you are unfamiliar with what the Buy Nothing Project is all about, please see here (and this is also where you can find a group in your own neighborhood if you don’t live in the boundaries I described): www.buynothingproject.org Cheers! ~Cindy
The onslaught of the 2020 pandemic has hit many city, county, and state budgets across the country and has created a hole so deep that many systems struggle to find a way not only to meet all the brand new, unprecedented challenges, but also to continue to manage and provide support to established programs, organizations, and vulnerable populations. For Judges and other key decision-makers in the judicial system, the focus has been on how to budget already stretched funds needed to manage the burgeoning prison population. For parents, caregivers, and professionals caring for sick or special needs children, the focus has been on how to continue to provide these children with the opportunity to attend and experience life-enhancing therapy camps. For these two groups of individuals with distinctly-different challenges – nonviolent offenders and children with disabilities, a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization has devised a straightforward solution to help both groups while saving city and county budgets millions of dollars. What’s the Solution? Simple- Reachout America, a National Foundation that enables physically challenged children across America the opportunity to attend, experience, and participate in therapeutic camps, has developed a unique way of keeping nonviolent offenders out of jail, saving judicial systems hundreds of thousands of dollars, and helping therapy camps continue to provide world-class, exceptional services to children with special needs: sentence nonviolent offenders to community service hours and help therapy camps. Please be advised that contact between the kids and the offender is not an option. The Cost of Sending Nonviolent Offenders to Jail The average daily cost to incarcerate a nonviolent offender is approximately one hundred dollars (providing they do not need special medical attention and/or, in many cases, have a pending lawsuit). The standard settlement or claim is roughly $40,000 per incident. The true cost of imprisoning nonviolent offenders in brick-and-mortar jail cells, however, reaches far beyond the astronomical financial cost of housing, feeding, and medically caring for them on a daily basis. The impact extends out to the community, to the families of the nonviolent offenders, and to the mindset and future outlook of the offenders. Whether they’re sentenced to a few days, weeks, or months, nonviolent offenders in jail typically lose their jobs while serving time behind bars. Further, unnecessary incarceration displaces families and puts undue stress and worry on the children, partners, and other relatives as they try to continue to support their family and maintain their apartments or homes while the main breadwinner sits in jail. Today, the USA workforce desperately needs more essential workers; by locking nonviolent offenders behind bars, they are missing opportunities to contribute to their communities as essential employees in the workforce. The Savings Incurred Sentencing a nonviolent offender to community service in lieu of jail time would provide huge savings to a community’s judicial system without any additional cost to implement the program. By embracing the use of community service hours to keep ten individuals out of jail per day in a small municipality, for example, that community’s economy would save over $400,000+ in expenses and lawsuits. A larger municipality that could prevent one hundred individuals from going to jail would conserve at least $4 million (not including lawsuits that could potentially add up to a couple more million). The Challenge of “Community Service” Sentences One challenge concerning community service opportunities is the minimal number of organizations and facilities across America that are already set up, positioned, and available for nonviolent offenders to complete their required hours of community service. Enter Reachout America. As an established national foundation headquartered in Georgia, Reachout America has helped children connect with unique and fun therapy camps across the country for decades – all of which are camps fully ready to provide community service hours to nonviolent offenders sent through the court system. Through Reachout America, individuals needing community service hours are able to choose a local therapy camp to support that would obtain funding from their hours completed; camps across America that have community service platforms in place range from horse riding camps that offer Hippotherapy to space camps for children who dream of flying to the moon. While many nonviolent offenders who have received probation hours from a Judge have elected to complete their service hours through Reachout America, the immediate availability of these therapy camps to provide community service hours far outweighs the number of individuals that are currently aware of the camps. Reachout America is working to expand that awareness. Life-Changing Benefits The focus of Reachout America is twofold - to raise awareness of children with special needs and to provide those children with the opportunity to experience therapeutic camps. The benefits reaped by those involved with this Foundation are life-changing and far-reaching. For the children, their parents, the caregivers, and the volunteers alike, everyone who has ever been connected to one or more of the therapy camps feels forever profoundly changed and grateful. Whichever option, platform, or fundraising campaign the nonviolent offender chooses to orchestrate on behalf of a therapy camp (and to complete his/her community service hours), the individuals completing their community service hours through these camps have the benefit of knowing their efforts contribute to children with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Congenital Heart Disease (or any one of other countless other ailments) being able to attend a therapy camp. Many testimonials from nonviolent offenders share how serving their community hours for the benefit of a therapy camp profoundly inspired them to reflect on their past choices, count their current blessings, and set goals to become the best versions of themselves while continuing to be of service to others. It’s hard to imagine that nonviolent offenders sitting in jail cells for months would have those same testimonials on the day they are released back into the community. Connecting with Reachout America In this unprecedented, uncertain time for cities, states, the nation, and the world, Reachout America has provided a simple solution to help countless individuals, families, and systems in need. Reachout America is on a mission to let judicial systems across America know that there are therapy camps for children with disabilities ready to accept and help their nonviolent offenders complete their community service hours. For judicial systems that desire to balance their budgets, inspire nonviolent offenders to reposition their focus on the needs of others, and help children with special needs throughout their community, Reachout America has provided a way. You can make a difference! Reach out to us at [email protected] or call toll free: (877)238-8544. https://reachoutamerica.com/ Reachout America Bill Chafin 770-633-8544
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Sending out premature overdue notices is not a good look for the library. If an overdue notice arrives saying "please disregard this if you have returned the item in the last week", and I have returned the item, I think there is a better way: Wait a week, and then, assuming your records have caught up with reality, send the notice if the item is still overdue. Otherwise you just annoy your customers.
Here's a wonderful chance to enjoy a Live Q&A session with a Hibakusha (Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor). As we all are aware the population of those who lived through WWII is dwindling, and in that group not all of them want to talk about their experience. This is a time to gather multiple generations in your household and listen, reflect, and pass down these oral histories so that our children can take the torch one day and pass these stories down having experienced the emotion and feelings behind the oral history of a Hibakusha. Jack Dairiki is unique in that his mother and siblings were interned in Tule Lake, while he and his father were in Japan unable to return to the United States. Jack lived in Sacramento prior to the war as a 5th grader. #nextgenjca #PeaceDay #HiroshimaNagasaki #Hibakusha #hiroshimabombing #tsuru #japanesemusic #koto #shakuhachi https://www.facebook.com/NextGenJCA/posts/172766780985205