OPL Summer Kids Events

Check out all of these amazing events for kids and families at OPL this summer!

48172004481_35f520e0de_k

To see all the events happening at a library branch, you can visit the branch's page!

Groups interested in participating in summer activities should contact their local children’s librarian as soon as possible. 

Family Pride

Baba's Reading Circle

Dec 3rd | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bringing fathers of the Bay Area together to change the narrative of literacy in our communities. Kids of all ages welcome! Mothers,…

Build. Make. Play.

Come and join us for an afternoon of activities! Who knows what we will be doing? It could be making ice cream or tie dying our shoelaces... We’ll do a different activity each week.

¡Venga y únase a nosotros para una tarde de actividades! ¿Quién sabe lo que estaremos haciendo? Puede ser hacer un helado o teñir los cordones de los zapatos... Haremos una actividad diferente cada semana.

請來參與我們的下午活動!誰知道我們會做些什麽?我們有可能做冰淇淋或紥染鞋帶...每星期我們會有不同的活動。

No related upcoming events.
Build.Make..PLay

Circus of Smiles

Cunamacué

Circus of Smiles

Mr. Quick and Mr. Mustache are coming back to the library to stir up your sillies. This action-packed romp will have you and your family rolling on the floor laughing.

Circus of Smiles

No related upcoming events.
cunamacue

This summer we are happy to welcome Cunamacué to the library for a demonstration and family dance lesson. Oakland’s own Cunamacué is dedicated to promoting AfroPeruvian culture through its music and dance.

Cunamacue

No related upcoming events.

Emily Butterfly

Fur, Tails, and Scales

Celebrate the joys of summer with the storyteller Emily Butterfly. She will enchant and amaze children with her magically unique form of puppetry, storytelling, and song.

Emily Butterfly

No related upcoming events.
Emily Butterfly

Calling all animal lovers!!! It has been a while since we have had animals in the library, and we hope you are excited as we are to bring back some furry and scaly friends.

Emily Butterfly

No related upcoming events.
Fur, Scales, and Tails

Genoa Sperske

Insect Discovery Lab

Genoa Sperske

We are pleased to welcome Genoa Sperske, teaching artist with the San Francisco Ballet and Luna Dance. Genoa will inspire you and your little ones to get up, imagine, and move!

Genoa Sperske

No related upcoming events.
Insect Discovery

Get up close with the fantastic world of the darkling beetle, giant African millipedes, Australian walking stick, and many more amazing insects. The staff of SaveNature.org will share their knowledge of these insects and the world in which they live.

Insect Discovery Lab

No related upcoming events.

Little Explorers Petting Zoo

Mariela's Music Time

Come and see the cute and cuddly animals of the Little Explorers Petting Zoo. This is an event the whole family can enjoy. Who doesn’t love an adorable pig?

Little Explorers Petting Zoo

No related upcoming events.
Little Explorers Petting Zoo

Everyone will be singing and moving as soon as Mariela pulls out her guitar. This is a fun, energetic, and interactive bilingual (Spanish/ English) performance for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families.

Mariela's Music Time

Mariela's Music Time

Mike the Magician

Per Sia’s Drag Queen Storytime

Mike the Magician

Enjoy and be amazed by the magic of Michael Della Penna, local magician and regular library user! Mike the Magician’s tricks will bewilder the whole family.

Mike the Magician

No related upcoming events.
Per Sia

Per Sia is a Latinx non-binary storyteller, Drag Queen, and youth educator based in the Bay Area. Come and enjoy some stories and a little glitter!

Per Sia Drag Queen Storytime

No related upcoming events.

Ricky Roo Puppets

Traveling Lantern

We are happy to welcome local puppet artist Chris Rachowicz and his puppet friend Ricky Roo. The whole family will be delighted by the silly jokes and funny puppets.

Ricky Roo Puppets

No related upcoming events.
Ricky Roo

Mr. Sharky, your snaggle-tooth camp counselor, has planned a fish-fact-filled voyage to the bottom of the sea. All hands on deck as we get underway for a summer of fun.

Traveling Lantern

No related upcoming events.
Traveling Lantern

Ukulenny

Yoga Storytime

Ukulenny

Last summer, Ukulenny taught us how to strum our ukuleles. This summer, he is back to perform for us. Be warned: after this show, you might want to get yourself a ukulele!

Ukulenny

No related upcoming events.
46898067775_4913507742_k

Join Librarian Pat this summer for a Yoga Storytime. Pat will be sharing some movement, deep breaths, and a few stories.

Yoga Storytime

No related upcoming events.

Zany Zoe

Los Angeles Magician Zany Zoe will make her first appearance in Oakland! Her one-of-a-kind magic show includes engaging music, body movements, and plenty of humor. Come and be amazed!

Zany Zoe

No related upcoming events.
Zany Zoe
Resources_color
Back to Top