The Public Library: a photographic tour

Image advertising Public Library: A Photographic Tour at OPLy

Local photographer Robert Dawson will discuss his 18-year-long photographic study of American public libraries, including a few of our own here in Oakland. His images, collected in his new book, “The Public Library: a Photographic Essay” reveal how communities around the country love and invest in our most democratic institution.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at this event.



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Main Library

Walters Auditorium
125 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3134