Welcome Teens!

Visit us in person. Visit us on the web. Join us on social media.

Read some books. Stream some music. Watch a movie. Play some games. Hang out. Volunteer. Come to an event. Find information you need. Do a project. Make some art. Learn something new. Share your talents. Help us make the library a welcoming happy space for all Oakland teens.

Upcoming Teen Events

Featured Events

By Teens for Teens

You can participate, too!

Teen Leadership Opportunities at OPL

Find Books at OPL

Get School Support at OPL

Find Job Search Resources at OPL

Bulletin Board

Here's what's new for teens at OPL!

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What is the best thing about summer?

What is the best thing about summer?
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What is the best thing about summer?

  • Going on a vacation.
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  • Hanging out with friends.
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  • Going to camp.
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  • Just hanging around without having to be anywhere.
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  • The warm weather.
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Make Tiny Art

Various locations, dates, and times
Come in and make a mini masterpiece for our virtual tiny art show, featuring tiny paintings by teens all around Oakland!

Make Your Own Jewelry

Various locations, dates, and times
Come on by and make your own jewelry with help from an artist from Rock Paper Scissors Collective. All supplies are included.

Make Your Own Terrarium

Various locations, dates, and times
Join us to make your very own adorable terrarium with help from a Rock Paper Scissors Collective artist. All supplies are included.

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Various locations, dates, and times
Do you play Super Smash Bros? Think you have what it takes to win it all? Prove your skills in our Super Smash Bros Tournament.

Take Tiny Photos

Various locations, dates, and times
Come by, take an amazing photo with our great instant camera, then decorate and embellish your photo.

Get a Henna Tattoo

Various locations, dates, and times
Learn about the ancient art of henna at the library this summer and get your own Henna tattoo with artist Rachel Palacios.

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamp

Various locations, dates, and times
An artist from Rock Paper Scissors Collective will show you how to carve your own rubber stamp. All supplies are included.

Learn to Cook

Various locations, dates, and times
Enjoy your Free Summer Lunch, then stick around to learn how to make your own amazing delicious food!

Film Fridays, part of a series

Step into the world of cinema! Join us for an exciting film event where you can enjoy snacks and vote for which film to watch.

Graduation Cap Decorating, part of a series

Decorate your graduation cap with us at the 81st Branch! Supplies provided. No cap? We'll provide you with a template!

Oakland Public Library Summer Programs Start May 25

May 11, 2024
Starting May 25, people of all ages can register to participate in our annual summer programs. oaklandlibrary.org/summer

Transverse Teen Club, part of a series

Come join us the first Saturday of the month for Transverse, welcoming, safer space for trans, gender expansive and questioning teens.

Teen Zine Club

Jul 9th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Make your own zines at our monthly Teen Zine Club! Whether you're a regular zinester or you've never heard of them, this club is for you.

Teen Zine Club

Jun 6th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Make your own zines at our monthly Teen Zine Club! Whether you're a regular zinester or you've never heard of them, this club is for you.

Make Tiny Art

Various locations, dates, and times
Come in and make a mini masterpiece for our virtual tiny art show, featuring tiny paintings by teens all around Oakland!

Get a library card!Get a library card!

If you don't have a library card, you can get one for free. Use your card to access resources online and in person.

If you don't have a library card, you can get one for free. Use your card to access resources online and in person.
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