We're excited to bring you fun events this summer to celebrate Pride!
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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride month with us with a party out in the library patio! We will have a variety of games and refreshments for teens. Presented by the Chávez Teen Advisory Board. Sponsored by the Amigos of the César E. Chávez Library.
Wednesday, June 26th - 5pm-7pm @ César E. Chávez Library
All families are welcome to join this East Bay Family Pride Party in Dimond Park! Come celebrate Pride on the sunny side of the bay! Presented in partnership with Dimond Parks and Recreation
- a performance by Queer Taiko at 10:00 am
- fashion show on the Rainbow Runway
- crafts with Oakland Museum of California
- face painting
- lawn games
- book and tambourine giveaway
- ice cream and more
Saturday, June 29, 10am-1pm @ Dimond Park
Celebrate love and families of all kinds at this special themed Family Storytime!
Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am-11am @ Lakeview Branch
Join us for a reading from Dispatches from Lesbian America, a collection of short fiction and memoir from 42 contemporary writers, some newly emerging and some well-known. Unique in recent lesbian anthologies, these thoughtful stories address themes meaningful to us in the modern world. Six local authors will read from their work. They include Giovanna Capone, Elana Dykewomon, Lois Helmbold, Bev Jo, Lenn Keller, and Dr. Bonnie Morris. This is one slice of the 42 total authors in the book of culturally and racially diverse writing from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and the Netherlands. The authors who contributed their work span an age range of 19 to 86 years old. Published by Bedazzled Ink, copies of the book will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served. Editors: Giovanna Capone, Xequina Berber, and Rome Cheela Smith.
Saturday, June 29 2pm-4pm @ Dimond Branch
Ace Monster Toys returns with another awesome maker program! Oakland Rainbow Tree Necklaces and Key Chains - Get Ready for Oakland Pride next month by creating one of a kind jewelry and key chains. Folks will use laser cut Oakland Trees, alcohol inks and findings to create keychains or necklaces. Ages 8+ . Adults and Teens welcome. For safety's sake, kids should be accompanied by an adult at this program.
Saturday, August 17 - 12pm-2pm @ Golden Gate Branch
Come visit with the Oakland Public Library's new Bike Library at Oakland Pride! We'll have stickers and free books for all ages. We'll be at the Children's Carnival area all day.
Sunday, September 8th - 11am-7pm @ Franklin and 21st Streets Oakland, CA