Labor Day and Admission Day holiday closures: All library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 9. The Main Library and the Brookfield and Eastmont branches will be open on Tuesday, September 8; all other locations will be closed that day.
End of Summer Museum Party
Enjoy a free day at Oakland Museum of California at the annual Summer Reading Celebration. Held in OMCA’s lush gardens, activities celebrate this year’s theme, “Paws to Read!” including Little Explorers Petting Zoo, and bear paw and bear snout-making with the California Historical Society. Watch Germar the Magician and Rad Sanza, the caricature artist, or play games and have your face painted by folks at Oakland Parks and Recreation. With performances, storytime, hands-on arts and crafts, and more, the celebration offers fun ways to learn and celebrate a love of reading.
A ceremony will honor all the children who have completed the Summer Reading Program with a special certificate of achievement.
OMCA Family is made possible in part by generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Free First Sundays are made possible in part by Wells Fargo.