OPL Summer for Adults

It’s summer reading time for our adults too!

Review books and movies or complete activities and earn tickets to enter into prize raffles. This year's grand prizes are a turntable and gift certificate to Econo Jam Records, and a $500 gift certificate to Laurel Cyclery. Complete up to 25 reviews all summer long - until August 5!

Other fabulous prizes include a gardening kit, and gift certificates from local venues and businesses such as the Grand Lake Theater, Oakland Symphony, OMCA, Yoshi's, Bookmark Bookstore, Marcus Books, an East Bay Yesterday boat tour, Kinfolx, local grocery stores, and a local tattoo shop!

You can participate online, opens a new window and/or using our paper forms available at any Oakland Public Library location. Participants in the online program can choose to put their tickets on a large selection of prizes and will be entered into the raffles for the grand prizes. Those participating using the paper forms will be entered into a branch level prize: a $30 gift card or an OPL totebag.

Start reading, watching, exploring our website, and having fun May 27!

Join us for events this summer!

Summer Events for Adults

Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Performances & 2023 Announcement

Jun 2nd | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oakstop Broadway
Join us for this event to celebrate our twelfth Oakland Youth Poet Laureate featuring incredible performances & the exciting announcement!

Pride Party// Fiesta de Orgullo

Jun 3rd | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Come and celebrate Pride with us at the beautiful Cesar Chavez library!

Artificial Intelligence Theatre

Jun 3rd | 11:00am - 12:30pm
Submit a premise for a short play to be written using Artificial Intelligence and then perform with other participants!
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