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César E. Chávez Branch
Branch Address3301 East 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94601
About the César E. Chávez Branch
Chavez Branch has approximately 56,000 books, CDs, videos, DVDs, audio books, audiocassettes, and magazines and newspapers for all ages.
Our Spanish language collection is the largest of the system, with 18,500 circulating Spanish items. Also of popular interest is our Chicano reference and circulating collection. Chavez also has small Vietnamese and Chinese Adult collections.
The branch is equipped with sixteen (16) computers with Internet access for public use, and two (2) additional internet-only express stations.
Chavez Branch also has a Seed Lending Library. The Cesar Chavez Seed Library is a free urban seed project committed to increasing the capacity of our community to feed itself wholesome food by means of education that fosters community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing. Anyone is welcome to come in and check-out seeds. No library card is needed, just sign-out for them. We then ask that you let some go to seed after planting them and return some of these next generation seeds for others to borrow. The best part is that there are no fines if you are unable to return the seeds!
Meeting RoomThe meeting room has a capacity of 50 people. Tables, chairs, and a pull-down screen are available.
Currently on Exhibit
The Chavez Library will be displaying an altar to commemorate the Latino holiday. The community is invited to contribute by adding a photo of someone deceased that they would like to honor.
La Biblioteca Chávez estará exhibiendo un altar para conmemorar la fiesta latina. Se invita a la comunidad a contribuir añadiendo una foto de alguien fallecido que les gustaría honrar.
On Display FromSat, 10/25/2014 - Sat, 11/29/2014
|Toddler Storytime / Horas de cuentos bilingües||11:00am|
|Lawyers in the Library / Abogados en la Biblioteca||4:30pm|
|Afterschool Art with MOCHA||3:30pm|
|Free Computer Help Available||10:00am|
|Chess at Chavez||11:00am|
|Holiday Card Making for Teens||12:00pm|
|Tight Knit & Crafts / El Grupo de Tejer y Manualidades||2:00pm|
|Free Computer Help Available||5:00pm|