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.
Poet Laureate Showcase at LIFE is LIVING
Missed the performance by Oakland's Youth Poet Laureate finalists at Art & Soul? Here's your final chance to see the city's 7 best young poets on one stage. Join us as we crown this year's winner, enjoy the rhythm and rhymes, and kick off an exciting year with beats from local DJs and some VERY SPECIAL GUESTS.
Our hometown literary hereos will perform as part of the annual LIFE is LIVING Festival hosted by Youth Speaks in DeFremery Park. Come early for an Under 14 Open Mic (10am), a chance to meet award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia (11am). Then stay all day to enjoy the festival, including a children's Read-A-Thon, the Reflections of Healing Mural Project, The Stemposium Science Exhibition, The Hood Games, and some very exciting performers on the Isis Rising Mainstage.
Oakland Youth Laureate Performance will take place on the Main Stage.