Weekends @ OPL!

Looking for free things to do this weekend? Every week, we'll be posting our picks of weekend events at OPL. Don't forget to follow us on social media @oaklibrary for latest updates!

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! 

For a complete list of all events at OPL, visit: www.oaklandlibrary.org/events
For #BikeMonth events @ OPL, visit our Bike Month blog.



Friday 6/14: 

Print Workshops with Grace Rosario PerkinsImage of artists holding up a large piece of textile art

Investigate landscape, identity, and time with guest artist Grace Rosario Perkins. Grace will lead a series of workshops for youth to create largescale prints, wearable textiles, planters & paintings, culminating in a show at Kala Art Gallery. Artists will work together looking at an array of contemporary artists who work with public art, activism, and more, as well as material from Golden Gate's Commons Archive, and our own personal family stories. All workshops are drop-in, and all youth are welcome to engage in artmaking. Grace will provide materials and guide conversation. 
Friday, June 14th - 4pm @ Golden Gate Branch
For artists, makers, DIYers, and anyone else looking to exercise their creativity!




Saturday 6/15:

Little Explorers Petting ZooImage of sheep

Cute barnyard animals for folks to pet or hold. Who knows what you will see at the library: it could be an Alpaca, some chickens, or a pot-bellied pig!
Saturday, June 15th - 10:30am @ Dimond Branch
Saturday, June 15h - 2pm @ César E. Chávez Branch
For animal lovers!




Break Free: Combat Stress, Anxiety, & Pain with Holly JacksonImage of two road signs, one that reads "stress" and the other "relax"

Did you know that over 76 million adults in the US suffer from ongoing chronic pain? Furthermore, did you know that 18% of US adults suffer from an anxiety disorder? These are daunting statistics but there is hope. This 1.5 hour workshop will uncover the impacts of stress, anxiety, and pain on your body and life. Becoming aware is the first step to transformational change and taking back control of your life. If you are tired of experiencing pain and stress and are ready to take charge of your life in a new way, then this is for you. Holly will share easy, practical, on the go tips and tools to help you reclaim and reinvigorate your life. In this workshop, you will uncover:

  • The impact of stress, anxiety, and pain on your body
  • Strategies to cope with stress, anxiety, and pain
  • Quick, easy, practical tools you can use anywhere, anytime

Saturday, June 15th - 12:30pm @ Lakeview Branch
For those looking for ways to better manage stress and anxiety.



Juneteenth CelebrationImage of Nina Simone "I wish I know How It Would Feel to Be Free"

Join the Friends of the Negro Spiritual and the West Oakland Library as we celebrate Juneteenth and what it meant for families and children. 

  • Community sing-along including Slavery's Chain
  • Discussion on enslaved families and children when freedom came
  • Screening of Nina Simone performing I Wish I Knew How It Feels to Be Free
  • Refreshments

Contact 510-869-4359 or email fns3@juno.com.

Saturday, June 15th - 1pm @ West Oakland Branch
For everyone!


Sunday 6/16

Fix and decorate your bicycleScraper Bikes Logo

Have a flat tire that needs to be fixed?  Want to scraper your bike?  Come get free minor repairs and get back riding in style!
Sunday, June 16th - 12pm @ 81st Avenue Branch
For cyclists, DIYers, makers, and anyone looking to upgrade their riding style.









For a full list of events, make sure to check out our events calendar.

For Pride events, check out this blog.

What are your favorite weekend events @ OPL? Let us know in the comments!


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