Book Art with Children's Fairyland

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Discover the art of illustrator Michael Wertz in this exhibition featuring many of his iconic images of Oakland including art from his picture book ABC Oakland. The exhibit will spotlight his recent process of creating a new Oakland Public Library card in partnership with Children’s Fairyland.

Also on display will be images highlighting many beloved Oakland locations from Oakland author Kamaria Lofton’s three picture books in the Kids Love Oakland! series.

Both Michael and Kamaria will be appearing at this year’s children’s book festival, Turn the Page!, at Children’s Fairyland on May 18th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Join us here at the Main library on Sunday, May 5th for a special storytime and artist's reception, starting at 3 PM


Brought to you in partnership with our friends at Children's Fairyland. Children's Fairyland has been an Oakland favorite since 1950. The whimsical 10-acre park is a magical fantasy world where young children can create, imagine, play, and learn all day long, located on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland, California.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019