Eastmont Branch

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Branch Address

7200 Bancroft, Ste 211
Oakland, CA  94605
(510) 615-5726

Branch Hours

Monday: 
11:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 
12:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday: 
Closed
Sunday: 
Closed

About the Eastmont Branch

The collection includes 65,000 volumes, including reference and circulating titles of general interest to all ages. Highlights include a career section which has test preparation for high school equivalency exams, basic study skills guides, African American studies, ESL (English as a Second Language), and Spanish language materials.

The Eastmont Branch has 16 PC's for public use with Internet access and Microsoft Office. Three are for children, two are for young adults, nine are for adults, and two are for Express use (20 minutes only). Computers shut down automatically 15 minutes before closing.

Meeting Room

The meeting room has a capacity of 35 people, and features collapsible tables, chairs, and a sink.

Currently on Exhibit

The Estria Battle: Youth Mural Arts Exhibit


Artist painting mural

An epic battle took place on the streets of Oakland this fall: The Youth Mural Arts Battle, a public art competition hosted by the Estria Foundation using muralism as a tool for creativity and social change. This year's theme: DREAM of JUSTICE.

For the first time during the annual Estria Battle, six youth organizations competed for the top prize alongside 16 adult artists from around the globe.

Beginning in November 2013, canvases from the Youth Battle will be on display at four Oakland Public Library branches citywide:

Main Library TeenZone  - Everyday Ritual (Los Angeles) - Winning Canvas!
Cesar Chavez Library - Visual Element (Oakland)
Eastmont Library - Ryse Youth Center (Richmond) & Get Active (Oakland)**
81st Avenue Library - Cyphers (Oakland)

**Special Note: See more art work from the youth group Get Active at our Lakeview Branch, April 2-29, 2014.

Oakland Library will also host monthly urban arts workshops for teens to accompany the exhibits. For information about the workshops, visit  www.oaklandlibrary.org/graffitiprograms

Now in its sixth year, the Estria Battle is the nation’s largest urban arts competition. This year’s contest brings the battle back home during Oakland’s annual Life is Living Festival hosted by Youth Speaks.

For general information call: (510) 238-7233

For locations and hours, click here.

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The Youth Mural Arts Battle is sponsored by Montana Cans, Art Alternatives, Purity Organic, Escape CamperVans, Klean Kanteen, Oakland Public Library and the Estria Foundation. Contestants include: Visual Element (Oakland), Get Active (Oakland), Everyday Ritual (Los Angeles), CYPHERS (Phoenix), Precita Eyes (San Francisco), and RYSE Center (Richmond).

On Display From

Mon, 11/11/2013 - Fri, 11/07/2014

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Event Name Time
Teen GameZone @ Eastmont 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Event Name Time
Preschool Storytime 10:30am
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Event Name Time
Afterschool Art with MOCHA 2:00pm
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Event Name Time
Teen GameZone @ Eastmont 3:30pm
Monday, November 10th, 2014
Event Name Time
Lawyers in the Library 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Event Name Time
Afterschool Art with MOCHA 2:00pm
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
Event Name Time
Teen GameZone @ Eastmont 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Event Name Time
Preschool Storytime 10:30am
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Event Name Time
Afterschool Art with MOCHA 2:00pm
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Event Name Time
Teen GameZone @ Eastmont 3:30pm