Weekends @ OPL!

Looking for fun & free things to do indoors this weekend? Check out this weekly blog for a small sampling of what Your Library has to offer.

Spend your weekend with us!

Now that we're all doing our best to stay in and avoid becoming exposed -- or exposing others -- to COVID-19, we'll be highlighting a few of our favorite online services, books, and other resources to help keep you (and your loved ones) educated and entertained during physical distancing. If you have any questions about getting a library card or accessing our resources, please email: eanswers@oaklandlibrary.org .

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Friday 4/17

Movie NightSilhouette of people watching a movie

It's been a long week! Treat yourself to something peaceful, scary, dramatic, romantic... whatever you're in the mood for! Whether you're using Hoopla, Kanopy, or Overdrive, there's something for people of all ages.

Friday, April 17 - evening @ eBooks & Other Digital Content
Keywords: films, documentaries, movies, kids, teens, adults, OPLonline, video



Saturday 4/18

Online Family Storytime "online family storytime"

Join the Oakland Public Library for online programs! The kids are home, so is our staff, so we're bringing the fun to you! Bring your young one three times per week on our Facebook page and YouTube page for some fun from wherever you are.

Saturday, April 18 - 10:30am @Oaklibrary Facebook and YouTube page
Keywords: kids, children, online, storytime, homeschooling, learning from home, online programming




Learn to Say Something Sweet in a New Languagered heart graphic with the words "i love you so much"

Learn a new language, perfect the non-English language you already know, or learn English as a Second Language with Pronunciator. This powerful language-learning tool offers 22 months of content, beginner, intermediate, and advanced, for 80 languages and ESL instruction tailored to native speakers of 50 non-English languages.

Saturday, April 18 - afternoon @ Online Research and Learning
Keywords: travel, international, languages, learning, online learning, all ages, pronunciator




Explore Black History in Oakland and Californiapullman porters

The mission of the African American Museum & Library at Oakland is to discover, preserve, interpret, and share the historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in Northern California for present and future generations. AAMLO’s archival collections are a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The archives include over 160 collections documenting prominent families, pioneers, churches, and social and political organizations."

Saturday, April 18 - evening @ Calisphere - African American Museum and History at Oakland
Keywords: AAMLO, Oakland history, Black history, African American history, California history, archives



Sunday 4/19

Request Your Own Personalized e-Reading ListKindle e-book reader laying on wooden table

Looking for something great to read? Use our form to tell us what you like (and dislike!) and a librarian will send you a personalized reading list. We'll try to get it to you within two weeks. 
Students: Your OUSD email address will not work for this form. Please use a different email address.

Sunday, April 19 - morning Book Me!
Keywords: reading, reading list, kids, children, adults, teens, pre-teens, elders, e-books, eBooks, reader's advisory



Check out the full list of how you can access Your Library from home by checking out our Online Services page.


What are your favorite digital resources @ OPL? Let us know in the comments!


I took my 9yr old to the

I took my 9yr old to the Summer Reading Celebration at the museum and it was a fantastic event - lots to do. Thanks for putting on this event.
~ Harmony



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