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.
CULTURE FEST - Children and Teen Summer Kick Off
Join us for the 3rd Annual CULTURE FEST to kick off Summer Reading and the Teen Passport Program.
Hosted by the library’s Youth Leadership Council, CULTURE FEST brings Oakland’s diverse communities together for performances, activities, and foods reflecting cultures all around the world. FREE for all ages.
* Quenepas Youth Ensemble (Puerto Rico)
* West African drummer Benjamin Ofori of Bodac Cultural Group
* Karate demo with Tran Kajukenbo
* Youth Poets, and more!
PLUS: We will offer face painting and Henna** tattoos with the Coburn Family during the event.
**Those under 18 who wish to participate need to bring a signed parent permission form for Henna. Please contact Amy to get the form in advance: 510-238-7233.
Photo of Quenepas Youth Ensemble by Tom Ehrlich. Used with permission.