Library branches will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO) will remain open regular business hours (10 AM - 5:30 PM) on January 20 for its annual film festival.
Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Explore poetry and social justice in this reading at the Main Library.
Join host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice, with six local poets laureate sharing poems around a theme of social justice.
- Caroline Goodwin, San Mateo County Poet Laureate 2014-2016
- Darien Em, Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Finalist 2018-2019
- Juanita J. Martin, Fairfield Poet Laureate 2010-2012
- Dani Gabriel, El Cerrito Poet Laureate 2018-present
- Sarah Kobrinsky, Emeryville Poet Laureate 2013-2015
- host: Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Learn more about the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Program here. Applications for 2020 will be open January 3 - February 3.