Library branches will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO) will remain open regular business hours (10 AM - 5:30 PM) on January 20 for its annual film festival.
Noname's Book Club Selections Free at OPL
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Public Library is excited to partner with Noname’s Book Club to help you find the monthly selections for free.
Founded by Chicago rapper Noname in August 2019, the book club selects two titles a month to discuss among an online and in-person community of readers. Meetups are held in cities across the country from Los Angeles to New York City to Washington DC.
Described as “reading material for the homies”, Noname’s Book Club highlights books that speak on human conditions in critical and original ways while encouraging members to support the works of authors of color. The selections for January are:
Monthly selections will be shared via OPL's twitter account, @oaklibrary, when they are announced by Noname's Book Club. All selections can be found by searching the online catalog with the keywords "Noname books".
List of Past Selections
The Wretched of the Earth
Persepolis (The story of a childhood)
Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler
How to Cure a Ghost
Faces & Masks (Memory of Fire, Vol. 2)
Faces in the Crowd
Don’t Call Us Dead
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life