Weekends @ OPL!

Spend your weekends with us!

Looking for free things to do this weekend?

Every week, we'll be posting our picks of weekend events at OPL. What are your favorite weekend events? Let us know in the comments!

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Friday 9/21:

Family Yoga!

Expert teacher Yazmine Amina will guide your child through basic yoga moves while they think they are playing! Your child will learn cat and cow poses, meowing and mooing the whole way through. Our kids yoga class is a great way for little ones to release energy and give you a moment to relax! For kids age two and older and their parents/caregivers. Yazmine Amina is a certified yoga teacher and holistic nurse. She is an advocate for a healthy body image, holistic health and wellness and teaches yoga as a way to promote courage, confidence and organic self care.

Friday, September 21st, 4pm @ Dimond Branch


Saturday 9/22:

Bystander Training: Rapid Response to ICE & Law Enforcement Actions

*Please register here.* The Alameda County Immigration Legal & Education Partnership (ACILEP) and The Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) invite you to a rapid response training! Join ACILEP´s team of volunteer responders to resist the raids and deportations. Learn how to verify ICE activity and be a legal observer in order to protect our communities from ICE. Rehearse critical and creative tactics for effective action. Then join APTP's first responders and learn how to investigate incidents of police terror and provide support to impacted families. This portion of the training focuses on conducting independent people’s investigations including considerations on how to build your team, security and know your rights, required skills and infrastructure, preparation, identifying witnesses, trauma informed interviewing, cultural humility, collecting evidence, and documenting investigations. APTP will use case studies from their investigations in Oakland, and provide time for knowledge and skill sharing and discussion.

Saturday, September 22nd, 10am @ Main Library


Skillz of Life: Free Financial Education for Teens

Skillz of Life is an 8 week-long program that introduces teens ages 11-17 to financial, wealth and personal management skills. Participants will work individually, in teams, and as a group to build and grow and become financially empowered.

Saturday, September 22nd, 12pm @ Melrose Branch

Call Me Phaedra: The life and times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender

Judge and author Lise Pearlman brings to AAMLO her well-researched book on prisoner rights activist and movement lawyer Fay Stender. Stender achieved amazing legal successes in criminal defense and prison reform, known for defending both Black Panther Party leader Huey Newton and revolutionary prisoner George Jackson, before she ultimately refocused with similar zeal on feminist and lesbian rights. 

Saturday, September 22nd, 2pm @ African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO)


Making Medicinal Teas

Join us for a class on medicinal teas with permaculturist and herbalist Maria del Carmen Cortez. We will make hot and cold teas and we will review the medicinal qualities of common garden herbs.

Saturday, September 22nd, 3pm @ Dimond Branch


Sunday 9/23: 

John Coltrane Day Around the Bay: A Love Supreme Saxophone Summit

Join "A Love Supreme", a saxophone group, to celebrate John Coltrane Day. There will be a documentary viewing and live performance! 

Sunday, September 23rd, 2pm @ Main Library


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


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