Lakeview Branch

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Branch Address

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

Branch Hours

Monday: 
Closed
Tuesday: 
12:30pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 
12:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 
Closed

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

Voices of the Voiceless: Art by the Youth of the Get Active Program


Mixed Media Image: "True Love" by a student from the Get Active Program

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 From

Wed, 04/02/2014 - Tue, 04/29/2014

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 9th, 2014
Event Name Time
Lego Club 3:00pm
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime Session 1 10:10am
Toddler Storytime Session 2 10:45am
Baby Bounce 11:30am
Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Give and Take: A Monthly Swap 11:15am
LAKEVIEW's THIRD SATURDAY CHESS 1:00pm
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Event Name Time
Lakeview Book Club: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan 6:30pm