Weekends @ OPL!

Looking for fun & free things to do this weekend? Check out this weekly blog for a small sampling of events and programs for all ages at your Oakland Public Library.

We ♥️ weekends!

Every week, we post up a small selection of events we think you might find useful or enjoy. You can find the full list of events here. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @oaklibrary! 

For a complete list of all events at OPL, visit: www.oaklandlibrary.org/events
For Native History Month events, visit: www.oaklandlibrary.org/blogs/library-community/celebrate-native-history-opl


Friday 11/15:

Alameda Alliance for Health

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in November 2019

Wondering what to read next? Check out some of some of November's best new fiction.

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Family, Food and Travel

The Children's Outreach Librarian shares recommended reads for the Fall season.

Hello November, a month when we celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)Veteran’s Day Native American Heritage Month and GRATITUDE

It’s also a time when many travel to visit family and

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Filipino American History Month

Books for Filipino American History month and beyond.

Looking for books to read during Filipino American History Month and beyond? Check out these fiction, poetry, memoir and biography titles available at OPL. 


Letters to Montgomery Clift     America is Not the Heart     Leche

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Write a Novel at Your Library

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in October 2019

If you're looking for a great book to curl up with, October has the goods!


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Celebrate Native History with OPL!

November is National Native American Month! Celebrate Native history with OPL. All events are free and open to the public!

November is National Native American Month!
OPL has relevant programming planned for October (see "Beyond Recognition") and continues the theme in early November with events that are likely to be popular. All events are free and open to the public. Make your plans now!

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Beyond Recognition Film Screening and Discussion

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Fall History Series

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Focus on Early Learning

Children's Services Outreach Librarian, Pat Toney shares FREE community resources for early learning.

When I went to library school in 2008, I knew I wanted to be a Children’s Librarian because I wanted to share the joy of reading. As my career develops my focus on early learning and parent engagement is clear, thus I was super excited to hear Pamela Paul’s recent interview on KQED Forum discussing her new book, co-written with her colleague Maria Russo, "How to Raise a Reader." Pamela shares family literacy tips on creating read-aloud routines, "championing genre fiction" and nurturing a love of books in kids of all age.

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October is Black Speculative Fiction Month

New Black Speculative Fiction books.

In honor of Black Speculative Fiction month here are some new titles from OPL to keep you reading throughout the month and year. For a more comprehensive listing of Black Speculative Fiction available at OPL, please visit this post

Happy reading and Happy Black Speculative Fiction Month! If there are titles missing from our shelves that you'd like to read, please leave a message below. We'll do our very best to purchase them for our collection.


How Long to Black Future Month?  Bodies Reimagined

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