Lakeview Branch

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Branch Address

550 El Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94610
(510) 238-7344

Branch Hours

Monday: 
Closed
Tuesday: 
12:30pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 
12:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 
Closed

About the Lakeview Branch

Lakeview has approximately 35,000 books, compact disks, videos, DVDs, audio books, audiocassettes, and magazines and newspapers for all age. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest, with a strong emphasis on best sellers and Books on Tape and Books on CD. The Books on Tape and Books on CD collection isone of the largest in the branches. The magazine collection is sizeable and there is one Chinese language newspaper.

The branch is equipped with four computers with Internet access for public use.

Meeting Room

Two large wooden tables and chairs, podium, and tv/video/dvd. Capacity: 25 people.

Currently on Exhibit

Re-Create Art Exhibit


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Come view some of the entries into the Fall 2015 Re-Create Art Contest, Oakland's recycled art competition.  Students, grades TK - 12th participated using discarded or reused materials to create artwork that incorporates the 4Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. 

On Display From

Tue, 03/01/2016 - Sat, 04/30/2016

Currently on Exhibit

Ashley West presents Elementals


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"I make art because the process enlivens me, and illustrates my ongoing struggle between perfectionism and the creative impulse.  I incorporate humor, satire, and feminism into my art. 

To reflect my green perspective, this show is called Elementals. Earth, fire, air, and water are interlaced in eccentric combinations. I invite viewers to reflect on how women's identities are trivialized by objectification, and to envision a different point of view." 

-Ashley West

On Display From

Tue, 03/01/2016 - Sat, 04/30/2016

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 30th, 2016
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Tim Jollymore Book Reading 2:00pm
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Event Name Time
Let's Meet in the 'Zone 4:30pm
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Event Name Time
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! 10:00am
Family Storytime 10:30am
Make your own Comic! 11:00am
Soulful Pet Photography Reception with Pipi Diamond 2:00pm