Temescal Branch

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Branch Address

5205 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA  94609
(510) 597-5049

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 Temescal Branch

Temescal Branch has approximately 29,000 books, compact disks, videos, DVDs, audio books, audiocassettes, magazines and newspapers for all ages. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest, with a strong emphasis on fiction and home repair, maintenance, decorating, and gardening in the adult collection.

This is the only branch with books in the Amharic and Tigrinya languages.

The branch is equipped with five computers with internet access and word processing. There is one express terminal with 20-minute turns, and sign-ups are on a drop in basis. For the other 4 computers, people can reserve hour turns on the library catalog.

Meeting Room

The meeting room has a capacity of 45 people, and is equipped with collapsible tables and chairs and a stage. It is wheelchair accessible.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Caterpillar Puppets 11:30am
Afterschool Art with MOCHA 3:30pm
Saturday, July 18th, 2015
Event Name Time
Book launch and reading from an anthology of work by the Temescal Memoir Writers 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Afterschool Art with MOCHA 3:30pm
Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Event Name Time
Two Oakland poetry stars : Erika Staiti & Samantha Giles 2:30pm
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Event Name Time
Start & Run a Small Business: An Operation Hope Workshop 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:30am