Branch Address5366 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
About the Rockridge Branch
Rockridge Branch has approximately 75,000 books, compact disks, DVDs, audio books, video games, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest, with a strong emphasis on practical how-to topics and fiction. Rockridge also offers popular children's and teen collections.
The branch features 12 computers for public use with internet access and printing capability as well as 5 laptops for in-house use by the public.
Meeting RoomThe meeting room has a capacity of 47 people per side or 94 for the entire room. Each room has 4 folding/rolling tables, each seating 4-6 people. Room 2 has a projection screen (no projector) and a wall-mounted white board. Room 1 has small sink.
Currently on Exhibit
The quilts in this exhibition document the partnership of Peralta and Hoover Elementary Schools with the Bay Area Community Services (BACS) Adult Day Care Center at The North Oakland Senior Center.
Working with artist in residence Ellen Oppenheimer, a fourth grade class at Hoover and a fifth grade class at Peralta worked in their classrooms and through field trips to the center to create these quilts that document the relationships that they developed with the seniors, all of whom have some form of dementia.
The unique bond that the students and elders establish during their interaction is extremely compelling for everyone involved. During their visits, the students lift the weight of the disease in so many ways. It is an incredible experience to watch the students and seniors interact and certainly worthy of being memorialized and promoted through artwork.
Project funding by Oakland Cultural Funding and the California Arts Council.
On Display FromTue, 10/01/2019 - Thu, 10/31/2019
|Mix It Up; Family Game Night||6:30pm|
|Stretching for Caregivers||10:15am|
|Toddler Story Time||10:30am|
|Preschool Story Time||10:30am|
|Paws to Read: Read Aloud to Scout!||3:30pm|
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