Weekends @ OPL!

Looking for fun & free things to do this weekend? Check out this weekly blog for a small sampling of events and programs for all ages at your Oakland Public Library.

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 a complete list of all events at OPL, visit: www.oaklandlibrary.org/events


Friday 10/25:

Peer Circle: A Healing Space for Youth // Círculo de Compañeros: Un Espacio de Sanación para los Jóvenes
Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth logo

Join us for a series of youth-led restorative justice (RJ) circles and share your voice on topics like relationships, racism, social justice, and more! This safe space will provide young people an opportunity to engage in community building and to learn skills to become RJ leaders in their community. Ages 13 and up. Gift cards available for participation.

Friday, October 25 - 4pm-5pm @ César E. Chávez Branch
Keywords: Restorative Justice, RJ, youth, East Oakland, Fruitvale, teens, bilingual, bilingue, Spanish





Saturday 10/26:

Sing along with 123 Andrés en español y en ingles
123 Andres

Come sing and dance with Uno, Dos, Tres Andrés - the Latin Grammy-winning, husband-wife team of Andrés and Christina, who perform for children across the US and in Puerto Rico, Panama, Mexico, and Colombia. All ages welcome! 
No te pierdas a estos ganadores del Grammy Latino, ¡en concierto para toda la familia! Andrés y Christina incorporan los dos idiomas en este divertido show bilingue, para que cantemos y bailemos todos en inglés y en español. 123 Andrés nos trae ritmos diversos de toda Latinoamérica para poner a toda la familia a bailar... Vengan a comprobar por qué la revista Billboard denominó a 123 Andrés como "Una estrella de rock para los más pequeños"!

Saturday, October 26th - 10:30am @ Rockridge Branch
Keywords: North Oakland, Rockridge, 123 Andrés, kids, children, parents, caregivers, family




Beyond Recognition Film Screening and DiscussionPoster for beyond recognition

After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, now engulfed by San Francisco’s sprawl, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. When this life-altering event fails to stop the development, they vow to follow a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust. Beyond Recognition explores the quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them. Through cinéma vérité, interviews, and stunning footage of the land, Beyond Recognition introduces Corrina Gould, Johnella LaRose, and Indian People Organizing for Change as they embark on an incredible journey to transform the way we see cities.  The film is directed and produced by Michelle Grace Steinberg and co-produced by Robyn Bykofsky. We will be joined for a discussion following the film by Corrina Gould and Michelle Grace Steinberg. More about the film https://underexposedfilms.com/beyond-recognition

Saturday, October 26th - 12pm @ Lakeview Branch
Keywords: film, documentary, Ohlone, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, East Bay



Docent Talk: Berkeley Rep's White Noise

Join us for a docent talk about Berkeley Rep's production of White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks. Leo, Dawn, Ralph, and Misha are old friends. The two 30-something couples are educated, progressive, and cosmopolitan. But when a racially motivated incident with the police leaves Leo shaken, he makes a radical proposition to Ralph that forever alters the relationship between these four friends—and their view of the world. Brave, intelligent, and eviscerating, White Noise by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most talked about new plays tackling our rapidly unraveling social contract. We’re proud to be the only regional theatre outside New York to present White Noise this year.

Saturday, October 26th - 1pm-2pm @ Dimond Branch
Keywords: Berkeley Rep, theatre, adult, Dimond



The Music of the Word - La Palabra Musical

Join us for our monthly music and poetry program with La Palabra Musical (The Music of the Word)! Poetry program in English, Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea! Hosted by Avotcja, poet, playwright, multi-percussionist, photographer, and teacher. And don’t forget to bring your Congas, Guiros, Maracas, Panderetas etc.

Saturday, October 26th - 3pm-5pm @ César E. Chávez Branch
Keywords: music, Spanish, poetry, Spanglish, Latinx, all ages, instruments 





Free Financial Education Workshopscash

Join us for a series of free workshops. Join Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley for a series of financial education workshops. These presentations provide basic information regarding managing credit, debt, spending and savings as well as the home buying process. This weekend, we'll be covering credit reports and credit scores.

Saturday. October 26th, 3:30pm-5pm @ Main Library
Keywords: financial education, money, adult, workshop, credit reports, credit scores, debt






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


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


I took my 9yr old to the

I took my 9yr old to the Summer Reading Celebration at the museum and it was a fantastic event - lots to do. Thanks for putting on this event.
~ Harmony

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