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! This month's focus is Black History Month.

For a complete list of all black history month events at OPL: www.oaklandlibrary.org/bhm2019


Friday 2/15:

Girl Scouts Summer Camp 2019Girl Scouts logo

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.



Saturday 2/16:

A Zest for Life Film Screening and Dance PerformanceA Zest for Life image

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!


4th Annual Local Authors ShowcaseKente cloth

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.


POOR Press/Prensa Pobre Book Launch POVERTY SCHOLARSHIPPOOR Press Book Cover

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.



Sunday 2/17: 

Help for RentersSillhouette of person handing another person keys.

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.

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


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