Lakeview Branch

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Branch Address

550 El Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94610
(510) 238-7344

Branch Hours

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

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 Room

Two large wooden tables and chairs, podium, and tv/video/dvd. Capacity: 25 people.

Currently on Exhibit

"Staycation: An exploration of places & people" by L. Herrada-Rios

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With a sweet attentiveness to pop culture and driven by her alternative roots, San Francisco-born L. Herrada-Rios takes to a camera as if it were an extra limb. Finding the dark humor in the mundane and the warmth in the strangers around her, L. uses her diverse training as well as her genuine enthusiasm for the world to capture life’s follies and everyday triumphs.

L. enjoys covering local happenings that “...keep the human spirit alive”. Traditional and thoughtfully experimental techniques help capture L.’s point of view in a variety of mediums. She is always exploring inside and outside of her communities for inspiration and is always eager to engage her creativity. Her curatorial work as well as her recent ascendance into collages further motivate her to look at the world with fresh eyes; L. truly believes that there is beauty in all of the human experience.

L. can often be found exploring museums, scouring comic book joints, and scribbling random musings. She hopes that her images and mixed media works will bridge the gap between the whimsy of nostalgia and the ambiance of youth that inhabits us all.

On Display From

Thu, 10/01/2015 - Sat, 10/31/2015

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
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Family Storytime 10:30am
San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Very First Concerts - Meet the Woodwinds 1:30pm
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
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Lakeview Book Club 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
PAWS to Read 3:30pm
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am