All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25th, for Memorial Day. On Tuesday, May 26th, all library locations will be closed except for the Main Library, African American Museum and Library at Oakland, and the Brookfield and Eastmont Branches.
Pinay Poets' Extravaganza with Barbara Jane Reyes, et al.
Award-winning Oakland poet Barbara Jane Reyes, author of the newly released chapbook For the City that Nearly Broke Me, will read from her work and host readings by three emerging Filipina-American poets from Oakland and the Bay Area: Rachelle Cruz, Melissa Sipin and Yael Villafranca.
The event continues the series of monthly Saturday afternoon salons at the Temescal Branch Library that feature important contributors to Oakland's cultural fabric.