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

ART as Narrative, works of JaeMe Bereal

Image of Painting called Man with Guitar

Join us during the month of July to enjoy the mixed acrylics and mixed media creations by local artist JaeMe Bereal. Ms. Bereal says that "Art flows like water through us. One can sense it (see it) as it floods (flows into) your psyche, sometimes feeling like a roaring river, yet other times like the trickle of a small stream."

JaeMe graduated from both the Academy of Art University in 2003 and California Berkeley Art Studio in 1981. Her art work has been published in several works, most notably the cover for Deborah Santana's Memoirs in 2003 and a children's book on Augusta Savage in 2009 called, In Her Hands, with writer Alan Schroeder.

In addition to being a painter, she is a great salsa dancer and loves animals! You can see more of JaeMe's work on her website:


On Display From

Wed, 07/02/2014 - Wed, 07/30/2014

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Give and Take: A Monthly Swap 11:15am
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Lakeview Book Club: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Event Name Time
Lakeview Writers 6:00pm