Llévese un kit de computadora portátil (Chromebook) con internet a casa

Información acerca de los Chromebook kits, computadoras portátiles con internet, disponibles para prestarse en varias bibliotecas de Oakland.



¿Necesita una computadora para la escuela, aplicaciones de trabajo, proyectos, para conectarse a internet con la familia?

¡Ya ofrecemos préstamo de computadoras portátiles (Chromebooks) en varias bibliotecas de Oakland! Puede llevarse prestado un kit de Chromebook con un punto de acceso wifi (hotspot) por una semana, ¡gratis!

Recomendamos llamar a su biblioteca más cercana para asegurarse de que haya kits disponible. Puede reservar un kit por teléfono el mismo día que lo vaya a recoger. Este servicio está disponible en las siguientes bibliotecas de Oakland:

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The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity

The African American Museum and Library at Oakland spotlights the archives of the Williams' Family as Black History Month 2021: The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity comes to a close.

Henry Delton Williams: Motown and Hollywood Designer to the Stars

By Marco Frazier, Library Assistant African American Museum and Library at Oakland

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has designated the theme for Black History Month 2021 as The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland has more than 160 collections documenting the histories of pioneering African American families in Oakland. AAMLO also has oral recorded histories that document the lives of both prominent and everyday families exploring the lives of history makers in Oakland. One such story that comes to you from the AAMLO archives is that of legendary Motown designer to the stars, Henry Delton Williams. Here is his life’s story.

Photo: Anne Williams and Henry Delton Williams 1950

The Williams’ family migrated to California

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in March 2021

March is springing with great new fiction! Here are ten novels and story collections arriving this month.

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Celebrate Black History Month with these great reads!

Introducing a handful of wonderful books celebrating black history and culture

With Black History Month upon us, it’s time to shine a spotlight on some terrific books that are in our collection, most of which are recent additions.  This year, we see books that feature themes of diversity and inclusivity, showcasing the vast range of people, experiences and voices within the black community. Come celebrate black history with us this February and all throughout the year with our amazing selection of books that affirm and teach the many ways we show up in the world!


Shirley Chisholm is a Verb! by Veronica Chambers, Illustrated by Rachelle Baker

Get inspired by the story of the first black woman elected to the United States Congress! She stood up for herself and for the people she represented, and never backed down!  

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African American Food Memoirs and Cookbooks

A selection of cookbooks and food memoirs by African American chefs and writers.

To celebrate Black History Month, this week's Advice for Reader's blog post highlights African American food memoirs and cookbooks. You'll find recipes for delicious vegan meals, meat dishes, and vegetarian cuisine from award winning authors and chefs.

To learn more about each book and/or to place books on hold, just click on the book cover or the title.

Happy reading (and eating)!

Food Memoirs and History

Notes from a Young Black Chef

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La AfroLatinidad

¿Qué es la Afrolatinidad?

¿Qué tienen en común la Bachata, el Mofongo, Roberto Clemente, la Capoeira y los Garinagu?

¡Todos tienen origenes AfroLatinos!

AfroLatinidad es un término que se utiliza para reconocer la herencia africana en la cultura, música, religion y gastronomía latina, y así la ascendencia africana de muchas personas que vienen de Latino America.

¿Sabías que el 24% de los 54 millones de latinos que componen la población de Estados Unidos se identifican como afrolatinos?

En los Estados Unidos, el mes de febrero es una celebración de la Historia AfroAmericana, que rinde homenaje a quienes lucharon por la igualdad racial y social. El mes sirve para resaltar la diáspora africana. Aqui compartimos unos libros que incluyen aspectos de la experiencia afrolatina.


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Black History Month: African American Poetry

This week, in celebration of Black History Month, we take a look at books by some of the great African American poets, from Phillis Wheatley to Rita Dove.

This week, in celebration of Black History Month, the Advice for Readers blog highlights books by some of America’s greatest poetsOur recommendations begin with a selection of poetry anthologies of African American poetscovering the vast, rich history of African American poetry, from Philllis Wheatley to Jamila Woods and more. Next, a very incomplete selection of poetry books and collections by some of the most important figures in African American poetry and American literature: James Weldon Johnson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Bob Kaufman, Rita Dove, and others. Though this list is far from exhaustive, OPL’s poetry collection contains works by and about many more of the great African-American poets of past and present. If you would like further reading

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Black Women and Political Leadership

The Oakland History Center commemorated Black History Month by hosting "Black Women and Political Leadership," a program to honor the dedicated and innovative work Black women accomplish.

On February 3, to commemorate this important moment in our history, the Oakland History Center hosted a panel discussion featuring Women of Color Resource Center co-founder Linda Burnham, newly elected Oakland District 3 councilwoman and Moms4Housing co-founder Carroll Fife, author and Black Panther Party newspaper editor Judy Juanita, and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. The event was a special one with these women discussing the hard, collaborative work that makes a movement, defining allyship, outlining challenges women activists face, and sharing insights about where we go from here.

The recording of the event can be found here. For library books and other resources about Black women claiming political power, see our latest bibliography here

The year 2020 will go down in American history as the year Black women rose

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Japanese-American Internment Remembrance & Online Discussion with George Takei

For this year's Day of Remembrance, the annual commemoration of the tragic internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, Bay Area filmmakers Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider are offering a for one week a free online presentation of their powerful documentary, "And then they Came for Us." The film will be available free online for a week (Feb. 12 - Feb. 19) in advance of webinar about the production and the internment featuring actor George Takei. The webinar takes place on Feb. 19, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PST.

Enjoy a free online screening (from Feb. 12 through Feb, 19) of the compelling and powerful 51-minute documentary film "And Then They Came for Us," by co-directors Abby Ginzberg of the East Bay and Ken Schneider of  San Francisco. The run of free screenings will culminate in a virtual discussion (on Feb 19, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) in webinar form of the film and the circumstances and outcomes of the Japanese-American Internment during World War II. For the webinar, the filmmakers will be joined by actor George Takei & Satsuki Ina, internees who are featured in the film. (Besides his activism, Takei is well-known for his historic and unforgettable role serving on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise in the original television series "Star Trek.")


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