Golden Gate Branch

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Branch Address

5606 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA  94608
(510) 597-5023

Branch Hours

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

About the Golden Gate Branch

Golden Gate has a collection of approximately 35,000 items. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest with a strong emphasis on fiction and jazz music. (Golden Gate is well known for its Golden Gate Friends sponsored Summer Jazz on Sundays series. The African American collection is one of the largest branch collections in the system.

The branch is equipped with thirteen (13) computers with Internet access and word processing available for public use.

Meeting Room

The branch meeting room has a capacity of 50 people.

Currently on Exhibit

The Beatles portraits by Abi Mustapha

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Local artist Abi Mustapha hopes that her portraits of the four Beatles will illicit memories and inquiry into a very profound time in our shared history.  Each 4’ x 4’ portrait was done in black oil paint on white paper using a dry brushing technique.  The backgrounds are each composed of collected photo memorabilia, quotes, and sheet music particularly attributed to the member who was the primary contributor. Abi Mustapha is a self-taught, two-dimensional artist based out of the Bay area.  She utilizes realism, mixed media and layering to create a curiously mystical and sometimes spiritual experience for her audience. Each layer portrays and reflects new meanings and interpretations. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Political Science, and an emphasis in Sustainability. Her current focus is experimentation with merging illustration and realism.


The artwork is on loan from the collection of Kevin Mulvey.  

On Display From

Tue, 03/01/2016 - Sat, 04/30/2016

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Event Name Time
Computer Help 10:00am
Open Studio - Paper 1:30pm
Thursday, June 30th, 2016
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Toddler Storytime 10:15am
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
Event Name Time
Baby Play Date 11:00am
Open Studio - Free Paint 3:00pm
Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:15am
Saturday, July 9th, 2016
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Little Explorers Petting Zoo 10:00am
Baby Play Date 11:00am
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Event Name Time
Destiny Arts Center 1:00pm
Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:15am