Oakland Public Library

Oakland Public Library The Oakland Public Library has been a part of the City of Oakland since 1878. Our locations currently include 16 branches, a Main Library, a Second Start Adult Literacy Program, the Tool Lending Library and the African-American Museum and Library.
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Mission: Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow.

05/11/2020

Join Ms. Erica for Play & Learn and sing along to "Baby Put Your Undies On"!

For online programs you can do with children you are taking care of, please visit www.oaklandlibrary.org.

TEENS: what are your COVID-19 questions? What kind of support do you need from Your Library during this time? Join us fo...
05/09/2020

TEENS: what are your COVID-19 questions? What kind of support do you need from Your Library during this time? Join us for a Zoom on Saturday, May 16 @ 3pm and let us know!

👉 oaklandlibrary.org/teenFAQ

Oakland Public Library TeenZone

#Oakland #OaklandTeens #Piedmont #Emeryville #OPLteens #OPLteenZone #OPLonline #ShelterInPlace #COVID19

05/08/2020
Storytime with Councilmember Dan Kalb

We've got a special storytime this morning, featuring Dan KALB, Oakland City Councilmember. He reads "Seven Chinese Sisters" by Kathy Tucker. Thanks for dropping by, Councilmember Kalb!

Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for storytimes featuring your favorite OPL librarians! Watch them all: www.youtube.com/oaklandpubliclibrary.

Do you miss going into the library or a bookstore on a nice afternoon to enjoy time flipping through Chinese, Japanese o...
05/07/2020

Do you miss going into the library or a bookstore on a nice afternoon to enjoy time flipping through Chinese, Japanese or Korean magazines?
Although we can't invite you to the library to enjoy that good time right now, Your Library has access to an online resource called Kono for Libraries where you can enjoy e-magazines!

You can browse through the most current magazines on food, culture, news, science & technology, travel, lifestyle, the arts, sports, English learning, and fashion trends from Asia for free:
https://www.oaklandlibrary.org/blogs/from-main-library/kono-libraries

If you need to apply for a library card, or have a question, email [email protected] or leave a voicemail message at 510-238-3134

#StayHome #OPLreads #KonoForLibraries #OPLonline #ShelterInPlace #Oakland

Mayor Libby Schaaf
05/07/2020

Mayor Libby Schaaf

Today, #Oakland partnered with Roots Community Health Center to open a free COVID-19 testing site in East Oakland. If you work outside the home or are worried you have #COVID19, get tested! Call 311 or visit oaklandca.gov/testing

05/06/2020
Bilingual Storytime with Mr. Josh / Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe con Sr. Josh

Mr. Josh from the César Chávez Branch shares read-alouds, songs, and rhymes for preschool children in English and Spanish!

For online programs you can do with children you are taking care of, please visit www.oaklandlibrary.org.
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¡Sr. Josh de la sucursal de César Chávez comparte cuentos, canciones y rimas para niños en edad preescolar en inglés y español!

Para ver programas en línea que puede hacer con los niños que cuida, visite a nuestro sitio web: www.oaklandlibrary.org.

05/04/2020
Play & Learn with Miss Mikal

Ms. Mikal from the West Oakland Branch of the Oakland Public Library sings "Tiny Tim" and "Zoom Zoom Zoom" for this morning's Play & Learn.

For online programs you can do with your child, or a child you are taking care of, please visit www.oaklandlibrary.org.

We're proud to announce that six talented young poets in Oakland have made it through a competitive process to represent...
05/01/2020

We're proud to announce that six talented young poets in Oakland have made it through a competitive process to represent their town!

One of these young poets will be named the 2020 Youth Poet Laureate - Oakland in June and will receive a $5,000 college scholarship awarded by the Bookmark Bookstore / Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL)
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https://oaklandlibrary.org/news/2020/05/oakland-public-library-announces-finalists-9th-annual-youth-poet-laureate

#Oakland #OYPL #OaklandYouthPoetLaureate #YouthPoets #YouthPoetry

Even though our physical locations have been closed during the #ShelterInPlace, we're still here for you! Visit us at oa...
04/30/2020
Bay Area is chilling online with libraries like never before

Even though our physical locations have been closed during the #ShelterInPlace, we're still here for you!

Visit us at oaklandlibrary.org to see how we can support you during this time.

#Oakland #OPLonline #LibraryLife #LibrariesTransform

With Bay Area public libraries closed due to coronavirus restrictions, online use is at an all-time high.

April is National Volunteer Month! We want to thank all Oakland Public Library volunteers for their love and service. Be...
04/30/2020

April is National Volunteer Month! We want to thank all Oakland Public Library volunteers for their love and service. Because of volunteers, we are able to reach more people and offer better services/programming. We miss you and are looking forward to working with you again.

Whats your favorite memory volunteering or working with a volunteer? Want to thank a volunteer? Share in the comments!

Bookmark Bookstore / Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL)
#Oakland #OPLvolunteers #NationalVolunteerMonth

04/29/2020
An All Star Discussion of Billy Ball

Join the author, Dale Tafoya, and an all-star panel in a discussion of Billy Ball: Billy Martin and the Resurrection of the Oakland for an A's baseball discussion. This event will be hosted on Facebook Live at facebook.com/oaklibrary.
The "all-star" discussion will include a truly all-star panel. Besides the author, we'll have Michael Norris, pitching ace for the A's at the start of the Billy-Ball era, Dave Newhouse, sportswriter who helped to cover the drama in his popular column in the Oakland Tribune and Billy Martin, Jr., player agent and son of the legendary "Berkeley Billy," the main topic of the evening's interactions.
Bring your questions and your comments and join in the fray, something "Brawling" Billy Martin had a hard time avoiding during his tumultous career with origins on the diamonds of the urban East Bay.

Did you know about Lawyers in the Library? It's a free information & referral program held at different libraries and st...
04/28/2020

Did you know about Lawyers in the Library?
It's a free information & referral program held at different libraries and staffed by volunteer lawyers. In a one-on-one appointment, lawyers can answer questions on most legal topics. If legal help is required, people are referred to other agencies.

While our physical locations are closed, we are now able to offer a limited number of Zoom or phone appointments, on Tuesday/Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Appointments usually run for about 10-15 minutes. Due to limited availability, we can only make one appointment per month per person or family. Zoom appointments are only available on Tuesdays.

To request an appointment:
email [email protected] or call 510-238-3134

For more info:
https://oaklandlibrary.org/events/online-or-phone/virtual-lawyers-library

Lawyers in the Library is co-sponsored by Alameda County Bar Association, Legal Access Alameda.

#Oakland #AlamedaCounty #OPLonline #LawyersInTheLibrary #LibrariesTransform #MoreLibrary

César E. Chávez Branch Library
04/27/2020
César E. Chávez Branch Library

César E. Chávez Branch Library

Ayuda de e-Book por teléfono

¿Necesita ayuda para comenzar a utilizar libros electrónicos u otros recursos electrónicos?

Durante los cierres de COVID-19, el personal de la Biblioteca Pública de Oakland está disponible para ayudarlo con los medios electrónicos y los recursos electrónicos por teléfono. Hay citas disponibles de media hora, de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m., de lunes a viernes.

Hay citas limitadas por la noche (de lunes a jueves de 4 a 8 p. M.) Y sábados (de 10 a. M. A 4 p. M.)

Si no puede durante este horario puede pedir una cita diferente.

Para su conveniencia, tenemos diferentes formas de hacer citas

Haga una cita en línea (solo para citas del horario ya establecido):

http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/1a58043e-c506-42b8-a799-b0f18b855dfe

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Deje un mensaje al (510) 238-3134

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Envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected]

Si deja mensaje o manda un correo electrónico para pedir una cita por favor incluya en su mensaje:

Los días y horas en que le podemos llamar y el tipo de aparato que está utilizando; computador, teléfono inteligente o tableta. Una bibliotecaria/o le llamará para hacer la cita.

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04/24/2020
Storytime with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

#Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joins OPL for a special edition storytime.

Join OPL every Monday for Play & Learn, Wednesday for Bilingual Storytime and Saturday for Saturday storytime!

Join us for storytime with Mayor Libby Schaaf Friday morning! Watch here, on Instagram, or Twitter: @oaklibrary 🥰#Oaklan...
04/23/2020

Join us for storytime with Mayor Libby Schaaf Friday morning! Watch here, on Instagram, or Twitter: @oaklibrary 🥰

#Oakland #OPLkids

04/22/2020
Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Annabelle / Tiempo de cuentos bilingüe con Miss Annabelle

¡Ms. Annabelle de la sucursal de César Chávez comparte cuentos, canciones y rimas para niños en edad preescolar en inglés y español!

Para ver programas en línea que puede hacer con los niños que cuida, visite a nuestro sitio web: www.oaklandlibrary.org.

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Ms. Annabelle from the César Chávez Branch shares read-alouds, songs, and rhymes for preschool children in English and Spanish!

For online programs you can do with children you are taking care of, please visit www.oaklandlibrary.org.

Happy #NationalLibraryWorkersDay! If it weren't for library workers, we wouldn't be able to serve you all year long, eve...
04/21/2020

Happy #NationalLibraryWorkersDay! If it weren't for library workers, we wouldn't be able to serve you all year long, even during a pandemic.
Are there any library workers you're missing extra hard right now or want to show some love? Let us know in the comments!

#Oakland #LibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform #OPLonline #MoreLibrary #LibraryWorkers #ExploreConnectGrow

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125 14th St
Oakland, CA
94612

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

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This is probably a long shot, but I am wondering if there is any historical record of Librarians who worked throughout the city. I was remembering the nicest librarian who was at the Piedmont Ave branch who I knew and talked to for years. For the life of me, I cannot remember her name.
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Join us Nov 2 or Nov 13 at a Town Hall to update the City's (Equitable) Climate Action Plan for 2030! The City needs to hear your voice on a range of urban greening, transit, building energy, material reuse and recycling and other fronts, helping target resources to where they are most needed. Details and registration here (scroll down to Town Halls):
At the public library and it’s closed. Anyone know where we can see which holidays the library observed?
A shout-out to the Oakland Public Library and particularly, the Rockridge Branch. Not sure but they might have set a book turn-around record. I had a hold in for a particular book. I got the email that is was ready at 1:03 PM today and happened to be out. About half hour later got there and looked on the holds shelf. It was not there. Asked at the desk and she said they are still putting some books out, what book was it? Of course, it was there. This is 1:43 PM. Then she looked puzzled and asked when I had received the notice and I told here. I asked her why and she it had just been checked in at 12:49 PM! 54 minutes flat. Not bad. Yeah libraries!
Come take part in your District meeting for the City of Oakland's 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP), to shape this important plan and ensure that it reflects the District's needs and dreams! The ECAP will identify how the City can help equip Oaklanders (businesses and residents) to take critical actions to stop climate change, and adapt to a changing climate. May 28th meeting for D4 is at OPL's own Dimond Branch Library. Visit www.oaklandca.gov/projects/2030ecap for times and locations of all meetings over the next two months. Food provided. Childcare provided by request. Spanish and Cantonese interpretation available. Wheelchair accessible
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