César E. Chávez Branch

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Branch Address

3301 East 12th Street, Suite 271
Oakland, CA  94601
(510) 535-5620

Branch Hours

12:30pm - 8:00pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
12:00pm - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm

About the César E. Chávez Branch

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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 Room

The meeting room has a capacity of 50 people. Tables, chairs, and a pull-down screen are available.

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 6th, 2015
Event Name Time
Afterschool Art with MOCHA 3:30pm
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
Event Name Time
Chavez Teen Advisory Board 11:00am
Tight Knit & Crafts / El Grupo de Tejer y Manualidades 2:00pm
Cuban Author Reading - MARIA ELENA LLANA CASTRO - Lectura y Firma de Libros 2:00pm
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
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Girls Who Code Club 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Event Name Time
Chavez GameZone 3:00pm
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Event Name Time
Scrabble Anyone? 4:00pm
Lawyers in the Library / Abogados en la Biblioteca 4:30pm
Friday, November 13th, 2015
Event Name Time
Afterschool Art with MOCHA 3:30pm
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
Event Name Time
Chess at Chavez 11:00am