Celebrate Black History Month at Your Library!

February is Black History Month! Celebrate, commemorate, have fun, and learn something new with your library.

Every Saturday

AAMLO Public TourImage of the AAMLO

Join AAMLO staff every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. for a guided 45-minute tour - an introduction to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland, including the permanent multi-media history exhibition, “Visions Towards Tomorrow: The African American Community in Oakland, 1890-1990,” and the mural, “Journey of Promise.” Tours focus on AAMLO's history, architecture, and collections with an emphasis on the historical accomplishments and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West. All tours include a visit to the reference library, archives department and collection highlights. Meet inside the lobby entrance to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland. 

Saturdays, 4pm - African American Museum & Library at Oakland


Conducting African American ResearchImage of OPL History Room Librarian Dorothy Lazard

Oakland History Room librarian Dorothy Lazard will lead a workshop on how to find, evaluate, and use various reference resources when conducting African American research in and outside of the library. Students, teachers, writers and history buffs are welcome to attend. 

Thursday, February 28, 6pm - Main Library



For more events, make sure to check out our events calendar.