César E. Chávez Branch Library

César E. Chávez Branch Library Chavez Branch has approximately 56,000 books, CDs, videos, DVDs, audio books, audiocassettes, and magazines and newspapers for all ages.
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The Cesar E. Chavez Branch Library, formerly The Latin American Library Branch, was founded in 1966. It was one of the first public libraries in the United States to offer services and materials in Spanish.

Rincón de Lectura!
02/26/2020

Rincón de Lectura!

James Henry of House of Samba Kids got the whole audience on their feet today. If you missed him today, catch his next p...
02/15/2020

James Henry of House of Samba Kids got the whole audience on their feet today. If you missed him today, catch his next performance at Dimond Library on Tues 3/24 at 7pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbzOy1hwDw0

Starting next Thursday!
02/14/2020

Starting next Thursday!

Signups open now for thursday afternoon appointments.

Estamos reclutando nuevos miembros para Los Amigos de Biblioteca Chavez que apoya a nuestros programas i eventos. Ven a ...
02/14/2020

Estamos reclutando nuevos miembros para Los Amigos de Biblioteca Chavez que apoya a nuestros programas i eventos. Ven a este encuentro para informarte!

Empezamos el jueves de la semana que viene, registrate ahora!
02/12/2020

Empezamos el jueves de la semana que viene, registrate ahora!

Registrate para ayuda en la lectura! Los Jueves en Febrero y marzo tenemos citas disponibles para niños en grados 1-3.

César E. Chávez Branch Library
02/11/2020

César E. Chávez Branch Library

Signups open now for thursday afternoon appointments.

Signups open now for thursday afternoon appointments.
02/10/2020

Signups open now for thursday afternoon appointments.

Registrate para ayuda en la lectura! Los Jueves en Febrero y marzo tenemos citas disponibles para niños en grados 1-3.
02/10/2020

Registrate para ayuda en la lectura! Los Jueves en Febrero y marzo tenemos citas disponibles para niños en grados 1-3.

Vengan a la biblioteca Cesar Chavez enOakland este sábado para conocer a científi cosde UC Berkeley y a conducir sus pro...
01/16/2020

Vengan a la biblioteca Cesar Chavez en
Oakland este sábado para conocer a científi cos
de UC Berkeley y a conducir sus propias
investigaciones científi cas. Foldscope es un
microscopio portátil hecho de papel que puede
ser ensamblado en unos minutos. Durante esta
actividad estaremos ensamblando Foldscopes
y observando muestras de agua de arroyos
cercanos, insectos y plantas.

Manualidades para jovenes, cada miercoles a las 2:30pm
01/09/2020

Manualidades para jovenes, cada miercoles a las 2:30pm

Cada sábado de 11am a 2:30pm, aprende a jugar al ajedrez o practica con otros aficionados.
01/08/2020

Cada sábado de 11am a 2:30pm, aprende a jugar al ajedrez o practica con otros aficionados.

Aprende a usar el telar de cintura para tejer en estilo Mam. La proxima clase será sábado, el día 1 de Febrero a las 10a...
01/08/2020

Aprende a usar el telar de cintura para tejer en estilo Mam. La proxima clase será sábado, el día 1 de Febrero a las 10am.

01/01/2020

All OPL locations will close at 5:30pm today, 12/31.
We'll be closed on Wednesday, 1/1/2020 for New Year's Day.
Happy New Year!

The last Family Board Game Night of the year ♟ 🎲 ... Happy New Year to you and yours! 🎊 🎉
01/01/2020

The last Family Board Game Night of the year ♟ 🎲 ... Happy New Year to you and yours! 🎊 🎉

12/24/2019
Online Services | Oakland Public Library

All locations will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25.

You can still access our online services:
oaklandlibrary.org/online-services

For a complete holiday & closure schedule: oaklandlibrary.org/using-library/locations-hours/holiday-closure-schedule

You can always return an item in any of our book drops!

#Oakland

Use your library card to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital music and digital magazines free from your home computer, tablet, or mobile device.  Find details here.

Hoy, viernes a las 3pm hacemos pulseras de macrame con joyas de este estilo. Esta clase es para adultos y adolescentes, ...
12/20/2019

Hoy, viernes a las 3pm hacemos pulseras de macrame con joyas de este estilo. Esta clase es para adultos y adolescentes, nos vemos!!

Oakland Public Library
12/20/2019

Oakland Public Library

It's that time of year again! We invite children (recommended ages 0-12) to play Winter Bingo at OPL over the holiday break.

Visit your local library to pick up a Winter Bingo card, complete any 5 activities in a row and win a FREE Book.

You may return completed Winter Bingo cards to any Oakland Public Library between December 26, 2019 and January 18, 2020 to receive a free book of your choice.

🎄 oaklandlibrary.org/blogs/childrens-services/winter-bingo-2019

#Oakland #OPLwinter #ExploreConnectGrow #MoreLibrary #OPLbingo #OPLkids #YourLibrary #LibraryLife

11/28/2019

All library locations will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.

November has been a busy one for us at Chavez and yesterday we were honored to host 2 author talks, Dr. Rachel Valentina...
11/24/2019

November has been a busy one for us at Chavez and yesterday we were honored to host 2 author talks, Dr. Rachel Valentina Gonzalez & Leroy Chatfield. Last Saturday, we took 25 library patrons on a field trip to Crab Cove in Alameda, courtesy of East Bay Regional Park. And the Saturday before, we had an awesome bike ride with our patrons to 81st Ave library where we also saw the documentary Motherlode. Enjoy the pics Gracias! Pete V.

This past summer we participated for the first time in “One Seed, One Community.” A local initiative with other seed len...
11/22/2019

This past summer we participated for the first time in “One Seed, One Community.” A local initiative with other seed lending libraries. The year’s choice was the Cherokee Trail of Tears bean. November is Native American Heritage Month, and we're grateful for our garden volunteers for planting and tending to these vines. If you haven't seen our patio garden, it's worth a visit!

César E. Chávez Branch Library's cover photo
11/15/2019

César E. Chávez Branch Library's cover photo

A full programming day at The library!
11/09/2019

A full programming day at The library!

Earlier today, the Motherlode bike ride meet-up at Chávez.
11/09/2019

Earlier today, the Motherlode bike ride meet-up at Chávez.

Did you know this week is International Games Week? We reused components from broken or incomplete games and online temp...
11/07/2019

Did you know this week is International Games Week? We reused components from broken or incomplete games and online templates to design our own board games at today’s Afterschool Art.

11/02/2019

Feliz Dia de los Muertos

Visiting the The Unity Council’s Día de los Muertos Festival? The library is open! Come see our altar, and take a seat a...
11/02/2019

Visiting the The Unity Council’s Día de los Muertos Festival? The library is open! Come see our altar, and take a seat and relax in a quiet space.

Halloween at Chávez Library - 2019
11/01/2019

Halloween at Chávez Library - 2019

Photos from César E. Chávez Branch Library's post
11/01/2019

Photos from César E. Chávez Branch Library's post

11/01/2019
Chavez Staff Halloween 2019
11/01/2019

Chavez Staff Halloween 2019

Gotta catch 'em all!!

Chavez Staff Halloween 2019
10/31/2019

Chavez Staff Halloween 2019

10/31/2019

Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Did you know the Chávez library is a Pokéstop??!?

#OPLHalloween

Happy Halloween from the César E. Chávez Branch Library!
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from the César E. Chávez Branch Library!

Chavez Staff Halloween 2019

Magic model sugar skulls!
10/30/2019

Magic model sugar skulls!

Craft time!
10/23/2019

Craft time!

César E. Chávez Branch Library's cover photo
10/22/2019

César E. Chávez Branch Library's cover photo

César E. Chávez Branch Library's cover photo
10/22/2019

César E. Chávez Branch Library's cover photo

Altar de Día de los Muertos  -  Day of the Dead AltarLa Biblioteca Chávez estará exhibiendo un altar para conmemorar la ...
10/22/2019

Altar de Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead Altar

La Biblioteca Chávez estará exhibiendo un altar para conmemorar la fiesta latina. Se invita a la comunidad a contribuir añadiendo una foto de alguien fallecido que les gustaría honrar.

The Chavez Library will be displaying an altar to commemorate the Latino holiday. The community is invited to contribute by adding a photo of someone deceased that they would like to honor.

Altar will be up from Oct 19 - Nov 23

Oakland Public Library
09/19/2019
Oakland Public Library

Oakland Public Library

This #OPLweekend:
😎 Wizard of Fashion @ African American Museum and Library at Oakland
🇺🇸 US Citizenship classes @ Oakland Main Library
🏆 Lakeview Branch Library Chess Tournament
🏘️ Town Hall on the Housing History and Future of Oakland's Black Residents
🚲Aprenda Andar en Tráfico @ César E. Chávez Branch Library
📖 Golden Gate Local Collection Book Launch @ Golden Gate Branch Library

#Oakland #ExploreConnectGrow #Fruitvale #WestOakland #NorthOakland #MoreLibrary #history #Motown #immigration #MoreLibrary

Cascos y luces de bicicleta gratis para quienes vengan.
09/13/2019

Cascos y luces de bicicleta gratis para quienes vengan.

09/09/2019

All locations will be closed on Monday, September 9 in observance of California Admission Day

This weekend, participate in healing spaces for youth with Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY), set goals for h...
09/03/2019
Oakland Public Library

This weekend, participate in healing spaces for youth with Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY), set goals for higher education, learn to knit, or advise the library on how to better serve teens!

Check out all events happening at the César E. Chávez Branch Library here: www.oaklandlibrary.org/locations/cesar-e-chavez-branch

#Oakland #Fruitvale #youth #teens #MoreLibrary #ExploreConnectGrow #volunteer #goals #EastBay

Already looking forward to the weekend?

From the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Performance & Poster Launch! to clearing your record with OpenOakland, we've got free events for all ages and interests!
🌞
Featuring: César E. Chávez Branch Library, Oakland Main Library, Lakeview Branch Library, Youth Poet Laureate - Oakland, Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe
🌞
#Oakland #EastBay #MoreLibrary #ExploreConnectGrow #OPLweekend #college #hiking #financialplanning

08/31/2019

All Oakland Public Library locations will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

Todas las sucursal de la Biblioteca Pública de Oakland estarán cerradas el Día del Trabajo, lunes,
2 de septiembre.

Even grown-ups like the blue blocks
08/29/2019

Even grown-ups like the blue blocks

Address

3301 E 12th St, Ste 271
Oakland, CA
94601

General information

Chavez branch has approximately 56,000 books, compact disks, videos, DVD's, audio books and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Our Spanish language collection is the largest of the system, with 11,500 circulating Spanish items. Also, of popular interest is our Chicano reference and circulating collection. Chavez also has a small Vietnamese collection with 750 items. Finally, Chavez offers a popular Children's section and a growing teen collection. The Cesar Chavez Seed Lending Library is a free urban seed project committed to increasing the capacity of our community to feed itself wholesome food by means of education that fosters community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing. Anyone is welcome to come in and check-out seeds. No library card is needed, just sign-out for them. We then ask that you let some go to seed after planting them and return some of these next generation seeds for others to borrow. The best part is that there are no fines if you are unable to return the seeds!

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(510) 535-5620

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