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César E. Chávez Branch
Branch Address3301 East 12th Street, Suite 271
Oakland, CA 94601
About the César E. Chávez Branch
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 RoomThe meeting room has a capacity of 50 people. Tables, chairs, and a pull-down screen are available.
|Fidget Spinner Craft||4:30pm|
|Make a Bracelet for Adult Craft Night||6:00pm|
|Family Storytime / Hora de Cuentos para toda la familia||11:00am|
|ESL Conversation Club / Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) Club de Conversación||4:00pm|
|Promoción de Salud Mental||4:00pm|
|Club de Lectura en Español / Spanish Book Club||11:00am|
|Chess at Chavez||11:00am|
|Tight Knitters at Chavez / El Grupo de Tejer||2:00pm|