Current Exhibits

When: Saturday, August 1, 2015 - Saturday, August 29, 2015
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The Rockridge Branch Library will exhibit the artworks of Bay Area artist Michael Grbich, whose mixed media paintings make bold impressions. As the artist offers in summing up what his paintings are about, "it would be to 'let the child inside go out to play.' Trust your basic instincts and let go of the reins."

When: Saturday, August 1, 2015 - Monday, August 31, 2015

Red and White Exhibit

This is the 12th year the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland has displayed small wall hangings at the Lakeview Library.  This year's theme is "Red and White".  There will be a variety of wall hangings from embroidered red work, traditional and contemporary blocks, and sun bonnet sue.  We hope you enjoy the show.


The African American Quilt Guild of Oakland was created in June 2000 to preserve and continue the tradition of quilting.  We promote fellowship among interested persons in all aspects of quilting.

The Guild is composed of multi-racial /multi-cultural women and men who live in several of the Bay Area counties.  Membership is open to anyone interested in the purpose and objectives of the Guild.

Meetings are held the 4th Saturday of the month at 1 pm at the West Oakland Public Library.


Where: Main Library
When: Monday, August 3, 2015 - Friday, December 4, 2015
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The Oakland History Room has mounted an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Oakland Technical High School. Designed by John J. Donovan and Henry Hornbostel, Tech is on the City of Oakland's Register of Historic Landmarks. On display will be documents, class portraits, photographs, yearbooks and other ephemera representing the building and history of the school.  The exhibit will run through August 3-December 4. The Oakland History Room is on the second floor of the Main Library.