OPL Staff Picks

OPL Staff Recommendations

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Staff Lists

Helping people find books is a library worker's favorite thing to do.

Here and below, find lists of recommended books, music, and films of all kinds geared toward our adult readers.

What's Your Desert Island Book?

What's Your Desert Island Book?

OPL staffers share the books they'd want with them on a desert island.

Staff Lists

Staff Picks 2021

Our Favorite Books of 2021

Oakland Public Library staff are pleased to share once again their favorite books from 2021.

Staff Picks 2020

OPL Favorite Books of 2020

OPL staff share their favorite books of 2020 for children, teens and adults.

OYPL Now an Acclaimed Author

This Oakland Youth Poet Laureate is Now an Acclaimed Author

Leila Mottley, Oakland Youth Poet Laureate 2017, exploded into the book world with her first novel, Nightcrawling

Advice for Readers

10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in January 2023

January is always a great month for new books, and this one is no exception! I hope you have room on your holds list.

Not Sure What to Read? Try Book Me!Not Sure What to Read? Try Book Me!

OPL Librarians will build you a custom reading list.
OPL Librarians will build you a custom reading list.
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