Asian Branch

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Branch Address

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

Branch Hours

12:30pm - 8:00pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
12:00pm - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm

About the Asian Branch

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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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Event Name Time
Bilingual Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Asian Branch Teen Advisory Board Meeting! 4:00pm
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Event Name Time
Free Computer Help Available! 10:30am
Bilingual Family Storytime 11:00am
Caring for Your Child's Teeth 11:30am
Get Crafty! TEEN Zine, collage, and button making! 2:30pm
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Event Name Time
FREE Math Workshop/Tutoring 6:00pm
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Bilingual Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Rockin’ Kids Sing-A-Long and Instrument Petting Zoo 10:30am
World Book Night 2014 | Free Books for Teens! 1:30pm