Events for Adults

Events for Adults

We are excited to offer events in-person and online!

We have so much going on at the library.  We can't wait to see you!

Upcoming Events

Featured Event

"Listen, World!" An East Bay Afternoon

Oct 2nd | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join authors Julia Scheeres and Allison Gilbert in conversation with Liam O'Donoghue to discuss their new book, Listen, World!

Masks Still RequiredMasks Still Required

Everyone over 2 years old must wear a mask in our buildings.
Everyone over 2 years old must wear a mask in our buildings.

Here's a sampling of the types of events you can find at the library:


OPL features talks on special topics from local experts.

To name just a few: we've hosted Saturu Ned's talk on Black Panther Party History in Oakland, Dale Tafoya's discussion of his book, "Billy Ball: Billy Martin and the Resurrection of the Oakland A's", and East Bay Regional Park naturalist Constance Taylor's presentation "Roots-eye View: A Story of Oakland in Trees."

We host speakers online and in person.

Join us!

Oakland History Center Events
Meet the Author
Book Clubs
Writing Workshops

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