Asian Branch

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Branch Address

388 9th Street
Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 238-3400

Branch Hours

Monday: 
Closed
Tuesday: 
12:30pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 
12:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 
Closed

About the Asian Branch

Click here to learn more about the history of Asian Branch.

The Asian Branch Library is unique among public library branches in the United States as it houses eight Asian language collections. The larger language collections are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. The smaller collections are Khmer, Lao, Tagalog, and Thai. Additionally, the branch has an Asian Interest collection in English focusing specifically on Asia, Asian heritage, culture, and history, an Asian American Experience collection, and Asian immigrant history.

The branch is equipped with 9 computers with internet access, 5 computers with multilingual interface, and 5 iPads for instructional purposes. Computer and new technology classes are offered in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Currently on Exhibit

Laser Crafted by Michael Hauser


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Local artist Michael Hauser presents Laser Crafted art and jewelry at Asian Branch Library.  Trained as a software developer, Michael  writes codes to program the laser to create intricate shapes and designs.  

Lasers are a blast!

I've been interested in lasers for many years, and when TechShop SF opened, I joined and started experimenting with the laser engravers there. Soon after, I purchased on older laser engraver and had the laser refurbished. I set up shop in an old water tower, where I cut and engrave, finish, and assemble products. 

On Display From

Tue, 07/08/2014 - Tue, 08/26/2014

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Event Name Time
Spinning Picture Sticks (Thaumatropes) 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Event Name Time
Bilingual Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Event Name Time
Bilingual Family Storytime 11:00am
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Event Name Time
Bilingual Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Event Name Time
Germar 10:30am
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Event Name Time
Bilingual Family Storytime 11:00am
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Event Name Time
Bilingual Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Event Name Time
Bilingual Family Storytime 11:00am
Henna Tattoos for Teens 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Event Name Time
Bilingual Toddler Storytime 10:30am