Second Start 30th Anniversary Party

Image of musical artist Prince with Oakland skyline

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1984! Join us for a 1980s theme party to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Second Start Adult Literacy program at Oakland Public Library.

We will honor the students, volunteer tutors, staff and supporters who have made Second Start a second home for nearly 6,000 students since we opened in 1984.

Food ~ Family Activities ~ 80s Music ~ Dancing
with Special Guests
R&B/beatbox with Antique Naked Soul
Youth UpRising DJs
& more

If you’re feeling royal, wear purple – because Purple Rain turned 30 this year too! – or your best 80s outfit. Prizes awarded.

For info or to RSVP: 510-238-3432


Fragrance-Free event. Please do not wear perfume or scented products. To request other accommodation, call 510-238-3254 (TTY) at least a week before the event.


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Main Library

Second Start, 2nd Floor
125 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3134