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.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with PEN Oakland's Poetry Event: Environmental Poetry for the Soul
PEN Oakland and the Rockridge Branch Library invite the public to a free event to celebrate April, National Poetry Month. This event: Environmental Poetry for the Soul will feature several poets, including Mary Mackey, Joan Gelfand, Al Young, Kim McMillon, Genny Lim, Sharon Doubiago, Claire Ortalda, and Floyd Salas. They will explore how we as humans treat Mother Earth, and what we need to do to heal our planet, through poetry.