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The city is conducting a 2-week survey to look at language access to city services.  Please take a couple of minutes and let us know how the library is doing.  

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Young writers (aged 13-18) are encouraged to apply to be the City of Oakland's next Youth Poet Laureate. Win a $5000 scholarship!  Applications are due April 3rd.

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The Oakland Public Library's 2013-2014 Annual Report is here!  We have accomplished so much, with your support, and we would love to share the story of a year of successes with you.  

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With Zinio, Oakland Library cardholders can access digital editions of the current issue of popular magazine titles, now including Conde Nast magazines!  No holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Check it out, there's something for everyone!    

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Many of the treasures from AAMLO's collection of African American history are available online for the first time.  

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The Oakland LINK+ is a combined catalog of over 11 million books from 56 libraries throughout California and Nevada. With your Oakland Public Library card, you can request any LINK+ book that isn't available from OPL to be delivered to your local branch in about a week.  

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Freegal Music gives you access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels.  You can download or stream music for free with your Oakland Public Library card!   You can find it on our Databases page under Music.

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With Transparent Language Online you can learn more than 80 languages including English.  Whether basic or advanced, use it for free online or with the mobile app.  Just sign in with your library card!  You can find it on our Databases page under Language Learning.

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Use your OPL card to get free or discounted passes to museums throughout the Bay Area with the new Discover & Go program.  There are more than 20 destinations participating in the program. See what passes are available now!  Check it out under "Services".

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