September 2023 at OPL

Welcome to the shifting leaves of September 🍂 at the Oakland Public Library! This month's highlights at your library include marching at #OaklandPride 🏳️‍🌈, discussing the record levels of book bans 📗🚫and censorship going on in the U.S., and the first event in the Oakland History Center fall series:

Science in September

🧪 Various branch locations, dates, and times
Kids can join us for a series of science sessions in September. In each session we'll tackle a topic such as looking at how a hand moves or seeing if a lemon can light up a light. Come explore with us!

OPL at Oakland Pride Parade

🌈 Sunday, September 10, 11am, Downtown Oakland down Broadway between 14th and 21st streets
Celebrate with the Oakland community and OPL staff at the Oakland Pride Parade, free and open to the public, and get some limited edition OPL Pride stickers.

ESL Conversation Clubs

🗣 Wednesdays, 2pm, 81st Avenue Branch
Come to the 81st Avenue English Conversation Club, where you'll practice speaking with fellow beginners in a supportive environment - and enjoy tea and snacks while you build confidence in your language abilities. Or check out our other ESL Conversation Clubs.

Book Banning and Censorship Panel

📚🪧 Saturday, September 30, 1pm, Rockridge Branch
American Association of University Women joins OPL in presenting an expert panel discussion on the current state of book bans across the country and what you can do about it. In what is sure to be a lively discussion, the panel will be comprised of experts with knowledge of the issue at the local, state, and national level.

Tu Herencia

🪅 September 15-October 15 and all year long
Celebrate Tu Herencia with staff-recommended reading picks by Latinx authors.