July 2023 at OPL

Welcome to joyous July at the Oakland Public Library! We’re celebrating #GreatOutdoorsMonth ⛰️ with a cute #CottageCore ?? book list and an easy-to-read guide on our resources for outdoorsy activities ?️?️

Also, in honor of #50YearsOfHipHop music and culture, we’re putting on tons of events with @hiphop4change, opens a new window this summer.

Magical Performances, opens a new window

Catch one or more of our special guest magicians at a branch near you, and experience the amazement, laughter, and play. ??‍♂️

Outdoor Activities Resource Guide, opens a new window

OPL has everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors, from outdoor gear available for check-out to inclusive guides to getting outside. ?

50 Years of Hip Hop, opens a new window

OPL commemorates this milestone 50th anniversary of a now global phenomenon that has influenced and shaped culture from musical genres to fashion to dance to language, and more. Check out OPL's hip hop collections and upcoming events. 

Cottagecore Booklist, opens a new window

Live your best Cottagecore life with these books about nature, homesteading, and being cozy! ?

Build. Make. Play., opens a new window

Come and join us for an afternoon of activities! Each week is a different project. 

End of Summer Party, opens a new window

Saturday, August 5, 11am-3pm, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Save the date for our end of Summer Celebration! This day of fun for all ages includes performances, storytimes, and even a community bike ride, opens a new window. ??