Current Exhibits

Where: Main Library
When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Oakland History Room has mounted a new exhibit that will explore how the East Bay region mobilized for World War II, the mass migration that changed the area demographically, the industries that changed the area economically, and the social and political movements that sprung from the war years. The exhibit will feature historic documents, photographs, maps, posters, and other materials.

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
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Memory Trace is an intergenerational public art project that took place at the San Antonio/Fruitvale Senior Center between the spring and summer of 2014. In order to build a bridge between the generations the basis of the project was to have young people spend time at the Center and interview senior citizens. Working with students from ARISE High School and the Unity Council's Latino Men and Boys Group, Memory Trace compiled interviews that were transformed into a comic book. The exhibition consists of the comic book, original drawngs, paintings and stories gathered by the youth and seniors.

This event is supported by the Oakland City Council and funded by the City of Oakland's Cultural Funding Program.

Please join us for an opening reception on Tuesday September 30th at 5pm.

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Retired Architect, David Bolanos, shares snapshots from the Past, Present and Future of Lakeview Branch Library and surrounding areas.

Mr. Bolanos used to live on Merritt Avenue and has fond memories of Lakeview Branch Library.

Join us in celebrating Lakeview and the surrounding beautiful areas, through the artistic vision of Library Advocate, David Bolanos.

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Chavez Library will be displaying an altar to commemorate the Latino holiday. The community is invited to contribute by adding a photo of someone deceased that they would like to honor.

La Biblioteca Chávez estará exhibiendo un altar para conmemorar la fiesta latina. Se invita a la comunidad a contribuir añadiendo una foto de alguien fallecido que les gustaría honrar.