César E. Chávez Branch

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Branch Address

3301 East 12th St., Ste. 271
Oakland, CA  94601
(510) 535-5620

Branch Hours

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

About the César E. Chávez Branch

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Chavez Branch has approximately 56,000 books, CDs, videos, DVDs, audio books, audiocassettes, and magazines and newspapers for all ages.

Our Spanish language collection is the largest of the system, with 18,500 circulating Spanish items. Also of popular interest is our Chicano reference and circulating collection. Chavez also has small Chinese Adult, and Arabic Children's and Adult collections.

The branch is equipped with sixteen (16) computers with Internet access for public use, and two (2) additional internet-only express stations.

Chavez Branch also has a Seed Lending Library. The Cesar Chavez Seed Library is a free urban seed project committed to increasing the capacity of our community to feed itself wholesome food by means of education that fosters community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing. Anyone is welcome to come in and check-out seeds. No library card is needed, just sign-out for them. We then ask that you let some go to seed after planting them and return some of these next generation seeds for others to borrow. The best part is that there are no fines if you are unable to return the seeds!

Meeting Room

The meeting room has a capacity of 50 people. Tables, chairs, and a pull-down screen are available.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
Event Name Time
DIY: Jewelry-Making for Teens! 2:00pm
Teen Arts & Crafts // Manualidades y Arte para Jóvenes 2:00pm
Teen Gaming // Juegos para Jóvenes 3:00pm
Thursday, December 19th, 2019
Event Name Time
ESL Conversation Club / Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) Club de Conversación 4:00pm
Friday, December 20th, 2019
Event Name Time
Arts and Crafts for Adults / Manualidades y Arte Para Adultos 3:00pm
Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
Event Name Time
Family Storytime / Hora de Cuentos para toda la familia 11:00am
Thursday, December 26th, 2019
Event Name Time
ESL Conversation Club / Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) Club de Conversación 4:00pm
Saturday, December 28th, 2019
Event Name Time
Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens 12:00pm
The Music of the Word - La Palabra Musical 3:00pm
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
Event Name Time
ESL Conversation Club / Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) Club de Conversación 4:00pm