We ♥️ weekends!
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!
For holiday craft programs and events at OPL, visit: oaklandlibrary.org/blogs/library-community/lets-make-things-together-december [link]
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Keywords: adults, work, Census 2020, jobs, OaklandHasJobs
Keywords: adults, work, Census 2020, jobs, OaklandHasJobs, Lake Merritt
Bring your baby or toddler to Baby Café for coffee and playtime! Most Saturdays, we meet at the library and make new friends. The second Saturday of each month, we meet at the Piedmont Gardens retirement community for music and playtime with seniors in nursing and memory care. Siblings welcome. No colds or sniffles, please.
Saturday, December 14 - 10:30am @ Piedmont Gardens
Keywords: children, toddler, baby, kids, family, Piedmont Gardens, caregivers, caretakers, parents, elders, North Oakland
Come and hear more about the current Berkeley Rep production from a wonderful docent. A world premiere by one of Berkeley Rep’s beloved playwrights. Out of work and out of love, Becky Nurse is an ordinary but strong-willed grandmother just trying to get by in post-Obama America. She’s also the great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Rebecca Nurse, who was infamously executed for witchcraft in 1692—but things have changed for women since then, haven’t they? Desperate to raise her troubled teenaged granddaughter right, and also hook up with an old flame, Becky visits a local witch for help. But those spells and potions don’t work out exactly as planned. The latest play from Tony-nominated Sarah Ruhl, Becky Nurse of Salem speaks to the trials and triumphs of women today—and is also a comedic, warmhearted story about trying to do the right thing in a chaotic world.
Saturday, December 14 - 1pm-2pm @ Piedmont Avenue Branch
Keywords: theater, theatre, Berkeley Rep, Becky Nurse, plays, conversation, adult, Piedmont, North Oakland
Join the revelry as AAMLO and the Friends and Stewards of AAMLO (SAAMLO) host a 2019 Motown Holiday Celebration and SAAMLO Membership Drive. Get up close and personal with special guest, Oakland native Henry Delton Williams, “Designer to the Stars.” Williams will offer remarks about the concluding 60th Anniversary festivities for Motown and its distinctive sound that had America “dancing in the streets.” Be sure to bring a heathy pantry staple (e.g. whole grains, pasta, canned tuna) to support Alameda County Food Bank.
Saturday, December 14 - 6:30pm-8:30pm @ African American Museum & Library at Oakland
Keywords: children, family, caregivers, parents, AAMLO, SAAMLO, food drive, Motown, Henry Delton Williams, holidays
Do you rent your home? Do you have questions? The Oakland Tenants Union is at the Main Library on the first and third Sundays of every month. They can answer questions or provide resources about evictions, landlords, your rights, and more. Please call for an appointment: 510-704-5276. Every first and third Sunday from 3-5 pm, in the Veterans Center in the lobby. Everyone is welcome, although veterans may be given priority when applicable.
Sunday. December 15 - 3pm-5pm @ Main Library
Keywords: renters, rent, Oakland, housing crisis, rent help, Oakland Tenants Union, rights, adults, transitional age
For a full list of events, make sure to check out our events calendar.