❄️ December 2023 at Oakland Public Library ☃️

Welcome to dreamy December ☃️ at the Oakland Public Library! Here's a peek at what we've got in store for you this month.

The 34th Annual PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Awards is coming up, Saturday, December 2. We love being a part of this annual event to honor and celebrate local literary talent.🏆📖

Winter Bingo begins December 23, so pick up your bingo cards and ready your reading list because the competition is going to be fierce! Pick up a bingo card at your local branch library, download your card in the language of your choice, or sign up on Beanstack.

Cozy Crafts! Kids of all ages can build a gingerbread house and adults can get crafting while sipping a mocktail. 🥂

Perhaps you get crafty in the kitchen? Be sure to submit your recipe to our Community Cookbook. We'll include it in our cookbook of recipes from the community.👩‍🍳📖

'Tis the season for end of the year lists of favorites. Tell us your favorite book of 2023 and look out for our annual OPL staff's favorite books of the year. Need inspiration or more reading ideas? Check out last year's picks: Patron Favorites of 2022 and OPL Staff Best of 2022.