César E. Chávez Branch

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Branch Address

3301 East 12th Street, Suite 271
Oakland, CA  94601
(510) 535-5620

Branch Hours

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

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 Vietnamese and Chinese 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, October 26th, 2016
Event Name Time
Chavez GameZone 3:00pm
Afterschool Art in the Library 3:30pm
Free Meals for Kids & Teens 4:00pm
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Event Name Time
ESL Conversation Club 4:00pm
ESL Conversation Club / Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) Club de Conversación 4:00pm
Free Meals for Kids & Teens 4:00pm
Friday, October 28th, 2016
Event Name Time
Family Classes with Tandem 3:30pm
Afterschool Art with MOCHA 3:30pm
Free Meals for Kids & Teens 4:00pm
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Event Name Time
Chess at Chavez 11:00am