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! This month's focus is Black History Month.
For a complete list of all black history month events at OPL: www.oaklandlibrary.org/bhm2019
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Friends-Stewards of AAMLO, and the Girl Scouts of Northern California are reaching out to 2nd through 12th grade girls. Girl Scouts is hosting an informational session for Summer 2019. Parents and children are welcome to attend and sign up their child for Summer Camp 2019 sponsored by Girl Scouts. To sign up for camp you MUST attend information night. RSVP: 510-637-0200
Friday, February 15th, 5:30pm - 7pm @ African American Museum & Library at Oakland
For school-aged youth and their caregivers.
If you missed the film screening on February 2nd, you can still watch the documentary A Zest for Life: Afro Peruvian Rhythms, a Source of Latin Jazz at Lakeview! You’ll be dancing in your seat as you learn about the fascinating history of African rhythms and dance in Peruvian culture. Dance performance will follow the film! http://azestforlifemovie.com/
Saturday, February 16, 12pm - Lakeview Branch
For music lovers!
Turning Pages Book Club & We Turn Pages Too present their 4th Annual Local Authors Showcase featuring: April Sinclair, Cleon Joseph, Donna Moses, Jabali Smith, Kali James, La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson, Michele Mills, Patricia A. Saunders, Pati Navalta Poblete, Regina Louise, Sydney De La Torre, Shurvone Wright, Staci Jackson-Smith, Tamesha Edwards, Vicki Ward, Yolanda Cooksey. Refreshments will be served. In honor of Black History Month, African attire is encouraged.
Saturday, February 16th, 1pm-4pm - West Oakland Branch
For those who love to explore local talent.
Celebrate the POOR Press release of "Poverty Scholarship: Poor People-Led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth". With this book Tiny and other poverty skolaz at POOR Magazine hope to change the discourse on poverty, homelessness, and incarceration. "Poverty Scholarship" also includes original art and words from known and unknown poverty, disability, indigenous skolaz, poets and teachers such as Leroy Moore, Al and Tony Robles, Corrina Gould, Joey Villareal and many more.
Saturday, February 16th, 1pm-3pm - César E. Chávez Branch
For all ages.
Do you rent your home? Do you have questions? The Oakland Tenant's 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, February 17th, 3pm-5pm @ Main Library
For more events, make sure to check out our events calendar.