Oakland Public Library Announces Finalists for the 11th Annual Youth Poet Laureate

The Oakland Public Library is proud to announce that seven talented young poets in Oakland have made it through a competitive process to represent their town.  Each of the Finalists will perform at an outdoor live event at 4pm on May 21 at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater and one of them will be named the…
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Oakland Public Library Partners with Eat. Learn. Play. with Little Town Libraries

Little Town Libraries provide an amazing opportunity for Oakland Public Library (OPL) to partner with the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation in promoting and supporting literacy across Oakland. Little Town Libraries is the foundation's newest program and part of a broad effort to promote literacy to kids and families in our community in a way that…
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Illustrator Christian Robinson Installation at Oakland Public Library (OPL)

Thanks to the generosity of Target, Oakland Public Library is now the permanent home to an installation of art by award-winning Oakland-based children's book illustrator Christian Robinson.  A larger-than-life installation of Robinson's artwork was up for a single weekend at Jack London Square to celebrate the release of the Christian Robinson X line at Target…
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