Branch Address550 El Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94610
About the Lakeview Branch
Lakeview has approximately 35,000 books, compact disks, videos, DVDs, audio books, audiocassettes, and magazines and newspapers for all age. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest, with a strong emphasis on best sellers and Books on Tape and Books on CD. The Books on Tape and Books on CD collection isone of the largest in the branches. The magazine collection is sizeable and there is one Chinese language newspaper.
The branch is equipped with four computers with Internet access for public use.
Meeting RoomTwo large wooden tables and chairs, podium, and tv/video/dvd. Capacity: 25 people.
Currently on Exhibit
Join us to enjoy the art work by Oakland students, a mixture of illustrations done in marker, acrylics and aerosol!
In July 2012, 15 year old Hadari Askari, an aspiring Fire Fighter, was shot and killed in the Havenscourt community in East Oakland, where he lived. No child or young person deserves a trajectory that ends at age 15. All children and youth deserve an opportunity to reach their full potential and live a full life. The address the violence plaguing this community and to place youth at the center of the solution, Safe Passages has forged an exciting new partnership to implement an arts based program aimed at communication the value and potential of youth living in this neighborhood.
The program name, Get Active, is a co-option and turning of a phrase, which youth in Oakland use, that connotes fighting as in the need "to get active" to resolve conflict. The program is designed to promote social justice and cultural awareness with a strong emphasis on leadership development and community engagement. Youth in the program also receive experiential training in aerosol arts, graphic design, illustration, airbrushing, and mural production.
Jonathan Brumfield, the Urban Arts Manager for Safe Passages explains, "While working in the neighborhood schools, we realized that many of our your have a deep interest in the arts, but were disengaged from regular school learning. We decided to couple urban arts with the fields of ethnic studies, history and social movements in the United States." Get Active is developing a cadre of of 74 youth leaders in the Havenscourt community ages 14-19, to design and youth led community safety strategies utilizing Urban Arts and social justice as a framework. The program includes the following components:
1) Urban Arts
2) Community Outreach
3) Conflict Resolution & Restorative Justice
4) Case Management
Get Active is an exciting new public-private partnership amongst the following entities: Safe Passages, Oakland schools, Reaching Expanding Adolescent Lives Choices (R.E.A.L. Choices), Oakland Housing Authority (OHA).
On Display FromWed, 04/02/2014 - Tue, 04/29/2014
|Lift Every Voice and Speak! Stories of Strength and Hope||6:30pm|
|Toddler Storytime Session 1||10:10am|
|Toddler Storytime Session 2||10:45am|
|Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros - Children's Day / Book Day||3:30pm|
|Let's Meet in the 'Zone!||3:00pm|
|FREE Comic Book Day!||10:00am|
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