We love weekends here at OPL. Every week, we post up a small selection of events we think you might find useful or enjoy. You can find the full list of events here. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @oaklibrary!
Free stories and books at Oakland Museum's Friday night party's last event of the year! Meet us in the gardens for family storytime at 6. Catch the bike library, with free books for all ages, around the grounds between 5 and 7:30.
Friday, December 14th, 5pm @ Oakland Museum of California (in the Gardens)
Cozy up at the library with this animated movie for all ages! Film description of Disney/Pixar's "A Bug's Life" (as found on the Disney website): "Embark on an incredible journey with one little ant as he searches for a brave band of warriors to help him battle the bullying grasshoppers who threaten his home. When he stumbles on a bumbling troupe of circus bugs instead, their only hope for victory is the bond of friendship and the awesome power of imagination." Rated G.
Saturday, December 15th, 10am @ Dimond Branch
Jen Myzel is an elementary school music teacher and singer-songwriter in Oakland, CA. Jen's music reflects her values of social and environmental justice, emotional intelligence and Earth-based spiritual traditions. Jen has two albums, Family Tree and Silence Speak, featuring the widely circulated single “Gentle Heart”. Jen has performed at notable venues including the Bioneers Annual Conference and RISE for Climate Justice in San Fransisco. She is currently collaborating in the classroom with Grammy-nominated kid’s hip-hop group The Alphabet Rockers, and has previously collaborated with Nimo Patel of Empty Hands Music, Charity and the JAMband and Octopretzel. Jen’s work is deeply influenced by her teacher and friend, Joanna Macy; the founder of The Work that Reconnects and a renowned teacher and author of titles including Active Hope and Coming Back to Life. Jen is thrilled to combine her passion for children, storytelling, and music by releasing her first children’s sing-a-long book, Yellow Lotus Flower. Books will be available for purchase.
Saturday, December 15th, 12pm @ Lakeview Branch
Friends of the Negro Spiritual (FNS) and West Oakland Library Friends (WOLF) Community Holiday Celebration
Come learn and sing Christmas Spirituals. All children up to 12 years old will receive a free book. Bring a salad for the community salad buffet for all to enjoy. Call FNS at 510-869-4359 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, December 15th, 1pm @ West Oakland Branch
Learn about the benefits you're entitled to! Many people qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t know about. Speak to a trained volunteer or staff to learn about benefits for education, health, employment, housing, and more.
Sunday, December 16th, 1pm @ Main Library
For more events, make sure to check out our events calendar.