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

Blooming in Oakland by Keka Grant

Brightly colored painting, series de mujeres by Keka

Keka’s chosen medium is bold acrylic colors because it reflects my worldview and vision of people.  Some of her subjects are real people that she has encountered; however, the majority of her pieces are a part of her identity as a native of Chile, and an immigrant in North America.  She emphasizes bodies of colors and the growing complexities of identities in the USA. 

This body of work intersects with Keka’s daily life, the presence of women, the elements of nature involved, and the idea of arriving and leaving a place.

She asks the observer: What does it mean to determine gender and race?  She plays with our deeply ingrained societal obsession to label and to identify each other by race and gender.

Keka’s hope is that people can see their own humanity in others. It is not just a black and white theme. It's the gray areas between, the daring of each chakra that she tries to transmit through her work. Keka leaves it to the observer to determine what truly creates our distance from each other.

She is passionate in conveying the idea that color is truly a state of mind; we all see different shades, we all feel vibrant colors in different ways.  The mix of colors and choice of brush strokes reflect and encompass what she sees in her world today.


On Display From

Sat, 04/01/2017 - Sun, 04/30/2017

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Event Name Time
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, June 10th, 2017
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Family Storytime 10:30am
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Event Name Time
Lawyers in the Library 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Lego Club 3:00pm
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Family Storytime 10:30am
Third Saturday Chess 1:00pm