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.
Eye from the Edge: A Memoir of West Oakland
The Friends of the Oakland History Room present Ruben Llamas, whose Eye from the Edge depicts the American melting pot with sizzle and swing. A West Oakland native, Mr. Llamas brings wartime Seventh Street to life in his memoir of coming of age in a neighborhood that was multi-cultural before there was a word for it. Experience West Oakland’s colorful characters from the barbershop to the music store to the waterfront and be young and fancy-free in the ‘40s.