Lakeview Branch

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Branch Address

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

Branch Hours

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

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


Three Paintings by Michelle Champlin, Melani Tormos and Nanci Price Scoular

The March 2015 Lakeview Exhibit features three local artists with Masters of Fine Arts degrees:

Michelle Champlin, who works with acrylic paint, mixed media and digital apllications, is a Bay Area artist, educator, and playful creative coach whose work explores emotion, human perspective, joy, love, and their significance.

Melani Tormos, who creates her pieces with acrylic paint and paper-mache', works and play as a visual artist, dreamtime innovator, soul medicine guide and techyogi whose secret weapons include balance, stealth and the ability to be a excellent listener.

Nanci Price Scoular, who uses acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas, is a San Francisco-based visual artist and creative coach whose artwork weaves together her North American experience and her South African roots.


Green anole lizards can regenerate their tails; they can lose a tail and regrow a new one.

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines regeneration as "restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological System..." Or "spiritual renewal..."

The origin of the word regeneration comes from the Latin word "regenerare," which means "create again."

How does one create again? How do we grow new parts of ourselves?

When we create again, we are confronted with processes of growth, healing, renewal--phases of movement in which we release the past and draw from rich memories and experiences that shape our intentions for something different...We re-create, we grow stronger, we begin again.

Observe regeneration through the lenses of three artists. What might it mean through your lens?



On Display From

Wed, 03/04/2015 - Mon, 03/30/2015

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
PAWS to Read 3:30pm
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
Event Name Time
Let's Meet in the 'Zone!! 3:30pm
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
PAWS to Read 3:30pm
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm