Temescal Branch

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Branch Address

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

Branch Hours

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

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, June 25th, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Afterschool Art with MOCHA 3:30pm
Friday, June 26th, 2015
Event Name Time
Little Explorers Petting Zoo 11:30am
Screen printing for Teens with Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective 3:00pm
Teen Workshop: Screen Printing 3:00pm
Saturday, June 27th, 2015
Event Name Time
Krazy George, inventor of "The Wave," returns to Oakland with an autobiography! 2:30pm
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Astronomy for Preschool Children and Their Families 10:30am
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Mariposa 11:30am