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The Temescal Branch is celebrating its 100th birthday with a month long celebration. Drop by for "Centennial Saturdays" and be sure to mark your calendar for the all-day party on December 8.

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Join a community of young Oakland poets.  Apply to the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Program.

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Giving a gift to a book lover anytime soon? Our third annual Gift Guide features some of our favorite recent books for kids, teens and adults.

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Has Oakland Public Library made a difference in your life?  

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The Oakland Public Library regularly receives gifts of books and non-book material from our patrons.  If you are interested in donating, or interested in receiving donated books, click here.

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On June 5, 2018, Oakland voters passed the Oakland Public Library Preservation Measure. Learn more here. 

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Looking for something great to read? Fill out this form and let one of our amazing librarians do the work for you!

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