Perhaps you've already heard of Park(ing) Day, but just in case you haven't, the scoop is as follows:
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!
So, what does this have to do with the Oakland Public Library? I'm so glad you asked! This year, for the first time ever, the Main Library will be participating in Park(ing) Day with a park of our own -