Check Your Shelf: The Oakland Public Library Podcast, Episode 1

Check Your Shelf: The Oakland Public Library Podcast invites listeners to take an inside look at OPL.

Made possible by a Friends of the Oakland Public Library mini-grant, Check Your Shelf: The Oakland Public Library Podcast, invites listeners to take an inside look at OPL. Co-hosts Amy Martin (Community Relations) and Paul Overton (Main Teen Zone) bring you inside the walls to get to know the library as a friend. The first season will feature six episodes diving into the different programs and initiatives that make OPL truly special.

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Click here for a transcript.

Episode 1: "Public Detectives" Notes

Dorothy Lazard, manager of the Oakland History Center, talks annexation and developing exhibits on Oakland history.

vintage ad, harbor with text oakland the city of opportunity

book cover dated 1902 text "oakland athens of the pacific"

Are you also in the throes of potty training? Here are the books and DVDs Mahasin Aleem recommends:

And finally, the red snapper recipe that made us cry. Thanks, Kirsten Baldock.

Until next month, we'll see you around the library!

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