For safety reasons, libraries close when the inside temperature reaches 87 degrees. In the coming hot days, call ahead or check back here to make sure your branch is open!
If you're wondering what to read next, here are ten excellent novels coming out in September.
New and recent reads focusing on queer people of color—as authors, characters and themes.
It's not a library celebration without books! In June we posted a booklist for Pride Month. Now Oakland Pride is around the corner, so here’s another list of books for your reading enjoyment: new and recent reads focusing exclusively on queer people of color—as authors, characters and themes.
Do you like to cook? Are you looking for new recipes? Look no further. Oakland Public Library has a wide variety of new cookbooks for every palate.
Do you like to cook? Are you looking for new recipes? Look no further. Oakland Public Library has a wide variety of new cookbooks for every palate. On our shelves you'll find recipes for Chinese Soul Food, plant based cooking, sustainable seafood, meals for camping out, mezze and so much more .
July is a good month to read a book by a Francophone author.
Today, July 14, is Bastille Day and tomorrow Les Bleus face Croatia in the finals of the World Cup. Mid-July belongs to the French. For your mid-summer reading pleasure, try a contemporary French novel in translation. Besides the classics of French literature, the library stocks a satisfying range of French writers of fiction, from France as well as from Francophone African and Caribbean countries. Some of these authors are also featured in our French language collection for you readers of French out there.
How about starting with a mystery or thriller? Read on for a small sample.
Georges Simenon, creator of the master-sleuth Jules Maigret, was a Francophone Belgian. He was wildly, wildly prolific, with more than 200 novels, another 150 novellas, and numerous other works written under his own name and under a bunch of pseudonyms. He’s best known, though, for the Maigret novels, of which
Check out the magic of local author and sci-fi phenom: Charlie Jane Anders.
On the tippy-tail-end of Pride month, I'd like to highlight an amazing local author who's won a boatload of big awards: Charlie Jane Anders. Charlie Jane is not only the winner of both the Nebula and Hugo awards, co-founder of io9.com, a site about science, sci-fi and the future, but also won the LAMBDA literary award with her first novel, Choir Boy!
I had the pleasure of attending a
New LGBTQ books at OPL.
Any time is a good time to read LGBTQ themed books, but since June is Pride month I'm taking this time to highlight these new titles released during 2018. Happy LGBTQ Pride Month and happy reading!