Labor Day and Admission Day holiday closures: All library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 9. The Main Library and the Brookfield and Eastmont branches will be open on Tuesday, September 8; all other locations will be closed that day.
From Blacks to Brown and Beyond
Professor Robert S. Oden of California State University: Sacramento will discuss his latest book, Blacks to Brown and Beyond: the struggle for progressive politics in Oakland, California, 1966-2011. A former Oakland resident and Black Panther Party member, Professor Oden will examine Oakland’s political power shifts from the mayoralty of Lionel Wilson in the 1970s to the present. A question and answer period will follow his presentation.