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).

Visit our website: www.oaklandlibrary.org

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Operating as usual

Looking for work? Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? This Friday 12/3, learn sure-fire interviewing tips and ...
11/30/2021
Interviewing Tips and Tricks with a Virtual Twist

Looking for work? Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? This Friday 12/3, learn sure-fire interviewing tips and tricks with the State of California Employment Development Department and Your Library, online.
Register for free today!

#OPLonline #OaklandJobs

The Oakland Public Library in conjunction with EDD Workforce Services invites all job seekers to learn sure-fire interviewing tips and tricks.

11/30/2021

Show your gratitude for the @oaklibrary today #GivingTuesday by giving to the Friends of the OPL. Thanks to donors like you, we give an average of $200K to OPL annually, benefiting every location, improving facilities, programs + services for our Town’s children, teens + adults. Donate today! https://www.fopl.org/post/why-i-give-thanks-to-my-library

What a year 2021 has been! Join Bookmark Bookstore / Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL), OPL Advocates, and th...
11/30/2021
9th Annual Oakland Public Library Advocates Holiday Mixer

What a year 2021 has been! Join Bookmark Bookstore / Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL), OPL Advocates, and the Oakland Library Advisory Commission for the annual OPL Advocates Holiday Mixer to learn more about the progress Your Library has made in 2021, despite the pandemic. Register today:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5301569

#ExploreConnectGrow #LibrariesTransform #YourLibrary

9th Annual Oakland Public Library Advocates Holiday Mixer

We were thrilled to host Manny Lieras from the American Indian Child Resource Center on Saturday, 11/20. Learn more abou...
11/29/2021
Indigenous Stories - Resource List - Oakland Public Library

We were thrilled to host Manny Lieras from the American Indian Child Resource Center on Saturday, 11/20. Learn more about #IndigenousStories by checking out a compliation of resources shared during the program.

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

Indigenous Stories - Resource List by green_owl_1215 - a staff-created list : books and links shared during the November 20, 2021 Indigenous Story Hour hosted by Oakland Public Library with special guest Manny Lieras

11/29/2021

Did you know the @oaklibrary lends laptops, wifi hotspots, tools and even hosts a seed exchange? #MoreThanBooks #GivingTuesday Show your gratitude for the @oaklibrary by donating today!
https://www.fopl.org/get-involved

Photos from Bookmark Bookstore / Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL)'s post
11/29/2021

Photos from Bookmark Bookstore / Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL)'s post

Did you know that plants can improve the air quality in your home? Visit the Eastmont Branch to bring a 🌱 baby home or g...
11/24/2021

Did you know that plants can improve the air quality in your home? Visit the Eastmont Branch to bring a 🌱 baby home or gift one to someone in the community!

#ExploreConnectGrow #terranium #terraniums #LibraryCrafts #EastOakland #YourLibrary #CommnityGardening

November is #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth and Your Library has many exciting new books written by Indigenous North Americ...
11/22/2021
Books for Native American Heritage Month and Beyond - Oakland Public Library

November is #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth and Your Library has many exciting new books written by Indigenous North American authors to keep you reading throughout the month and through the year(s)!

#NAAuthors #IndigenousAuthors #ExploreConnectGrow #NowReading #OPLreads #NativeAmericanReadingList

Books for Native American Heritage Month and Beyond by OaklandPL_Adults - a staff-created list : November is Native American Heritage month and Oakland Public Library has many exciting new books written by Indigenous North American authors to keep you reading throughout the month and through the yea...

Talk with a Tax Attorney for free! Provided through the #LawyersInTheLibrary program with Alameda County Bar Association...
11/19/2021
Tax Attorney in the Library

Talk with a Tax Attorney for free! Provided through the #LawyersInTheLibrary program with Alameda County Bar Association. Make your appointment today, email [email protected] or call 510-238-3134.

Make an appointment to talk with a tax attorney. The Lawyers in the Library program is a free information and referral program staffed by volunteer lawyers and hosted by libraries throughout Alameda County. Patrons make appointments to speak to lawyers one-on-one. If legal help is required, people a...

11/19/2021
Queering Words

Queering Words: Or, Working Across Genre / A Discussion with Matthew Clark Davison and Andrew Demčák

11/11/2021

Your Library will be closed Thursday, November 11, 2021 for Veterans Day. You can always check out our digital collections 24/7 ➡️ oaklandlibrary.org

10/28/2021

#DidYouKnow that the African American Museum and Library at Oakland has free Black Genealogy resources? While #FamilyHistoryMonth is coming to a close, Your Library is available year-round to help you learn more about your family's history, however you define it.

#OaklandHistory #LibrariesTransform

Looking for a fun family-friendly event this weekend? Join City Slicker Farms and the Oakland Public Library: West Oakla...
10/25/2021

Looking for a fun family-friendly event this weekend? Join City Slicker Farms and the Oakland Public Library: West Oakland Branch on Sat. 10/30 for Fall Family Day!

The late 1960s saw an explosion of dance styles arise from innovations in soul. Distinct street dance moves, later to be...
10/25/2021
Boogaloo Originals: The Black Resurgents at 50

The late 1960s saw an explosion of dance styles arise from innovations in soul. Distinct street dance moves, later to be called the funk styles of boogaloo and the robot, evolved in this new musical landscape. Oakland’s boogaloo dancers adopted freestyle techniques, such as the hard pose and the dime stop, that matched the rhythmic and percussive pulse of funk’s syncopated bass lines.

Learn about the Black Resurgents and the Oakland boogaloo scene in the African American Museum and Library at Oakland's latest blog.

#OaklandHistory #BayAreaHistory #AAMLO

Oakland boogaloo pioneers, the Black Resurgents, got their start fifty years ago. Look back at their early days at Castlemont High…

Did you know October is #FamilyHistoryMonth? Learn more about your family's history and share your story with free tools...
10/21/2021
Family History Month: Share Your Stories

Did you know October is #FamilyHistoryMonth? Learn more about your family's history and share your story with free tools from Your Library!

With Pressbooks and Biblioboard we can tell our family stories, whatever family means to each of us.

Have a tax-related legal question?  This Friday 10/22, a tax attorney from the #LawyersInTheLibrary program will be offe...
10/21/2021
Tax Attorney in the Library

Have a tax-related legal question? This Friday 10/22, a tax attorney from the #LawyersInTheLibrary program will be offering free consultations from 6pm-8pm. Make your appointment today!

Make an appointment to talk with a tax attorney. The Lawyers in the Library program is a free information and referral program staffed by volunteer lawyers and hosted by libraries throughout Alameda County. Patrons make appointments to speak to lawyers one-on-one. If legal help is required, people a...

Mark your calendars for wholesome Halloween fun with City Slicker Farms and the West Oakland Public Library!#OPLfamilies...
10/20/2021

Mark your calendars for wholesome Halloween fun with City Slicker Farms and the West Oakland Public Library!

#OPLfamilies #OaklandHalloween

Your Library has a new website! We invite you to check us out, create an account, and/or apply for a free library card t...
10/20/2021
Welcome to the New Oaklandlibrary.org!

Your Library has a new website! We invite you to check us out, create an account, and/or apply for a free library card today.

We're getting a new website! Take a look at some of the features we're most excited about. Create an account, get a card, join us today!

Did you know October is #NationalFamilyHistoryMonth? No matter how you define "family," Your Library can help you learn ...
10/07/2021
Ancestry Basics

Did you know October is #NationalFamilyHistoryMonth? No matter how you define "family," Your Library can help you learn about your heritage, your loved ones, and your history. Learn how to get started with Ancestry Library, available for free through OPL.

Learn how to get started with Ancestry Library, available for free through OPL. This video will show you how to navigate the different areas of the site and ...

OPL's Oakland History Center is proud to present their Fall Oakland History Series! Join OHC librarian Dorothy Lazard fo...
10/06/2021
Fall Oakland History Series Returns to OPL

OPL's Oakland History Center is proud to present their Fall Oakland History Series! Join OHC librarian Dorothy Lazard for a lecture series with some of Oakland's finest historians, as well as an exhibit at the Main Library.

#DorothyLazardFanClub #OaklandHistory

The Oakland History Center of the Oakland Public Library is proud to present their Fall Oakland History Series.

October 6 is California #CleanAirDay! The air we breathe impacts our health, life around us, and so much more. Read/watc...
10/06/2021
Hooray for Clean Air! - Oakland Public Library

October 6 is California #CleanAirDay! The air we breathe impacts our health, life around us, and so much more. Read/watch/listen to some of our staff picks today:
https://oaklandlibrary.bibliocommons.com/list/share/1972854421_opl_rebecca/1979320219_hooray_for_clean_air

Hooray for Clean Air! by opl_rebecca - a staff-created list : October 6 is California Clean Air Day! Learn how important clean air is, and get inspired to help care for the environment.

Have you checked out our new website yet? Let us know what you think!
10/01/2021

Have you checked out our new website yet? Let us know what you think!

#BannedBooksWeek is here! Celebrate the freedom to read and express ideas by checking out a banned book today-->#bannedb...
09/29/2021
Happy Banned Books Week!

#BannedBooksWeek is here! Celebrate the freedom to read and express ideas by checking out a banned book today-->

#bannedbooksweek2021

Book suggestions for Banned Books Week from Oakland Public Library.

Your Library has a new and improved website! Signing up for a free library card, checking out our collections, and using...
09/27/2021
Welcome to OPL’s New Website!

Your Library has a new and improved website! Signing up for a free library card, checking out our collections, and using our digital or learning resources is now easier than ever. Let us know what you think!

The Oakland Public Library is thrilled to introduce you to our new website. Take a look around!

Make an appointment to talk with a tax attorney--for free! Learn more about the #LawyersInTheLibrary program at Your Lib...
09/23/2021
Lawyers in the Library

Make an appointment to talk with a tax attorney--for free!

Learn more about the #LawyersInTheLibrary program at Your Library and sign up for a consultation with an attorney today.

#LibrariesTransform #TaxHelpOakland

Show Menu: Get Support Adult Literacy Book a Librarian English Learners Foundation & Grant Funding Free Food Job Help Lawyers…

September is #NationalLibraryCardSignUpMonth!Getting a library card with us is free and easier than ever--try out our ne...
09/20/2021
Get a Library Card

September is #NationalLibraryCardSignUpMonth!

Getting a library card with us is free and easier than ever--try out our new website and learn more about what Your Library can offer you.

Get a Library Card Borrow books, movies, toys, tools, and more for free with your Oakland Public Library card. Apply below. Who…

09/09/2021
Online Services | Oakland Public Library

All OPL locations will be closed on Thursday, September 9, for California Admission Day.

You can still check out eBooks + audiobooks, stream music + movies, and much more online:
oaklandlibrary.org/online-services

All OPL locations will be closed Monday, September 6, for Labor Day, and Thursday, September 9, for California Admission Day.

09/06/2021
Online Services | Oakland Public Library

All OPL locations will be closed Monday 9/6 for Labor Day.

Access Your Library online, 24/7:
oaklandlibrary.org/online-services

All OPL locations will be closed Monday, September 6, for Labor Day, and Thursday, September 9, for California Admission Day.

Need some Legal Tax advice? Make a free appointment to talk with a tax attorney!#OPLonline #LawyersInTheLibrary #Librari...
08/26/2021
Virtual Lawyers in the Library - Tax Attorney

Need some Legal Tax advice? Make a free appointment to talk with a tax attorney!

#OPLonline #LawyersInTheLibrary #LibrariesTransform

Make an appointment to talk with a tax attorney.The Lawyers in the Library program is a free information and referral program staffed by volunteer lawyers and hosted by libraries throughout Alameda Co

08/18/2021
Naturalist Talk

There’s so much more than meets the eye when it comes to flies! Come hear fly enthusiast Constance Taylor tell some stories about how these insects can help solve crimes, live in some of the most inhospitable places on earth, how they've advanced science in significant ways, and much more. Learn why these little critters are worth a second look!

Looking to build your home library on a budget? The Bookmark Bookstore / Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL) wi...
07/30/2021
The Bookmark Bookstore Announces Two Day “Thank you” Sale

Looking to build your home library on a budget? The Bookmark Bookstore / Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL) will have its two-day “Thank you” sale this weekend! Shoppers will receive 50% off on selected sections.

#OaklandBooks

“We’re still here, thanks to you!” beams Phyllis Couillard, Store Manager of the Friends of the Oakland Public Library’s Bookmark Bookstore. That’s why she’s inviting members, non-members, shoppers and donors to shop the store’s deep collection of used books from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on J...

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📚✍️ Energizing to join the 9th annual Friends of Oakland Public Library Advocates Holiday Mixer! We heard about a variety of amazing programs from library staff and volunteers and were graced with powerful words from Oakland's 2021 Youth Poet Laureate Myra Estrada, a student at D2's Oakland High School. 📢 Yesterday, I scheduled a hearing for February 3rd to place on the June 2022 ballot a measure that would renew #MeasureQ to continue supporting our libraries. The measure now provides about $16M a year. Thanks to CMs Kalb and Thao for partnering with me on this important effort to sustain our libraries for all. Thank you to all who make our libraries a special place to serve our youth and adults, meeting important needs during COVID for virtual events, kid-friendly projects, teacher resources and community workshops/clinics for tenants, businesses and more.
Winter Break is the perfect time to snuggle up with a book and read at home. OUSD families are encouraged to visit Oakland Public Library and/or access OUSD's Online Digital Library SORA over this holiday season. Let's get #RootedinReading! https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/10318041
Join Oakland Public Library for their fun Winter Bingo with lots of fun activities! The game starts Dec. 18th - visit their website to learn more and get your Bingo card! https://oaklandlibrary.org/news/opl-announces-the-start-of-winter-bingo/
Leticia Hernández-Linares and Robert Liu-Trujillo share their book Alejandria Fights Back/¡La Lucha de Alejandria! Wednesday, December 15, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Oakland Public Library
Family Paths connecting with our community at Oakland Public Library! Our new Foster Parent Community Advocate, Bre'jaynae, will be at the main branch every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday from 1-4pm sharing information about our many programs for Alameda County parents, children and families. We welcome new partnerships! Reach out to us at [email protected] to get connected to our Outreach Manager.
This past year, our library went above and beyond its duty to the Town. Do you love the Oakland Public Libraryfor all it does? Show your gratitude by giving to the FRIENDS of the OPL. Donate today! #BeAFriend It’s not too late #GivingTuesday 🙏🙏🙏https://www.fopl.org/post/why-i-give-thanks-to-my-library
It's time for The We Bike Book Club's annual December Zoom potluck on December 2nd! Please prepare a treat and bring your stories. We'll reflect on all the bike fun we had in 2021, and dream about future adventures and goals for 2021! Cohosted by Oakland Public Library and the Golden Gate Branch Library. RSVP here: https://bikeeastbay.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1944 #bike #bookclub
#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth celebrates the diverse and rich culture, history, and traditions of Native people. On Nov 20, Oakland Public Library will host Manny Lieras from the American Indian Children's Resource Center for a morning of Indigenous stories. To attend this FREE event, REGISTER HERE: https://oaklandlibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/6160dd97ef1d61280083ff28
👏 Congratulations on officially launching your new website, Oakland Public Library! From events, news, blogs, lists, special collections, and more—there's so much to discover! 🌟 https://hubs.li/H0-Q6V60
Happening this Thursday! Join the We Bike Book Club co-hosted by the Oakland Public Library in a discussion of the Cyclista Zine: Unfiltered. Pick up your free copy at the Main or Golden Gate branch! RSVP here: https://bikeeastbay.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1936
Come visit our MOCHA Art Pop-Up @ Akoma Market Outdoor Market. This Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 10:00am-3:00pm. Free hands-on art experiences and books for your family. Books have been provided through a generous grant from the Oakland Literacy Coalition, and donations from the Oakland Public Library! Museum of Children's Arts and Black Cultural Zone Book sponsors: Oakland Literacy Coalition and Oakland Public Library See you Sunday! #communityarts #mochaarts #museumofchildrensart #artinoakland #artproject #thingstodowithkids #akomamarket #blackculturalzone #510families #bayareafamilies