Oakland Wiki + Oakland Public Library = True Love

Oakland Public Library and Oakland Wiki are working together to help you share what you know about Oakland.

Oakland Wiki is a community website about Oakland that anybody can contribute to.  Including you and me!  We are so very excited about this that we are hosting a series of neighborhood "edit parties" where Oakland Wiki volunteers will help you share what you know about Oakland.

It's very easy.  You don't even need to have computer experience.

You can add information about:

  • What your neighborhood is like
  • Your family's history and experiences
  • Cultural events and history
  • Fun things to do
  • Anything else you think other people should know about Oakland

Come to one or come to them all!  Most of these have a focus for topics to write about, but you can feel free to come and learn about Oakland Wiki and write about whatever you'd like if the topic doesn't appeal.

Saturday, 3/22 at 2 PM at the Main Library, Oakland History Room and Staff Conference Room
Kick-Off and Training - includes a brief OHR tour and orientation

Saturday, 3/29 at 2 PM at the 81st Avenue Branch
community gardens project at Tassafaronga, community organizing around environmental issues and crime reduction

Saturday, 4/5 at 2 PM at the Main Library
Made in Oakland – past and present

Saturday, 4/12 at 2 PM at the Temescal Branch
Focus on recent immigrant communities

Saturday, 4/19 at 2 PM at the Temescal Branch
Focus on Iternational High School and Oakland geography

Saturday, 4/26 at 10 AM at the Césár E. Chavez Branch
Focus on the history of the Chavez Branch

Hope to see you there!


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