Summer Fun for Adults Week 9: Nature Close at Hand

We're in the ninth week of the library’s Summer Fun for Adults program. This week’s theme is “Nature Close at Hand,” and we have a stack of books for you to help you explore our natural world.

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Summer Fun for Adults Week 8: Global Society

A selection of books featuring immigration and migration stories.

It's week 8 of the library's Summer Fun for Adults program. This week's theme is global society and we're featuring immigration and migration stories. The books featured below were released in the past few years and capture a range of voices across countries and continents. Many are available in both print and e-book formats.

Nonfiction and Memoir

Penguing Book of Migration StoriesMalayaThe Best We Could Do

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Summer Fun for Adults Week 7: Celebrating Our Diversity with Cookbooks

We're in the seventh week of the library’s Summer Fun for Adults program. This week’s theme is “Celebrating Our Diversity,” and we’re celebrating the most delicious way possible—with cookbooks!

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Summer Fun for Adults Week 6: DIY

DIY project ideas for summer fun.

It's week six of summer reading and this week we're highlighting DIY projects and books. Interested in making your own beer? Have an old cigar box lying around? Why not make a guitar! Or maybe you want to take up painting or learn to make your own peanut butter. Whatever DIY project you'd like to explore, we have books to get you started.

Arts & Crafts

DIY Watercolors  Papercrafts  Making Marbled Paper 

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Summer Fun for Adults Week 5: Reach Out

We're in the fifth week of the library’s Summer Fun for Adults program. This week’s theme is “Reach Out,” so our reading suggestions focus on letters and correspondences.

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Summer Fun for Adults Week 4: Art & Expression, Part II

OPL's Arts & Culture Team takes another look at some recent books and other materials that can inspire us and help us express ourselves and understand each other through art.

The Summer Fun for Adults program continues with this week’s theme: Art & Expression. You can earn raffle tickets for reading and reviewing books, and by participating in other fun activities.  Prizes include a Chromebook, a free Annual BayWheels membership, boating on Lake Merritt and gift cards for groceries, gardening supplies, sporting goods, books, coffee and more.

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OPL introduced its new Sidewalk Pickup

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Summer Fun For Adults Week 4: Art & Expression

Books to help you express yourself through art.

The Summer Fun for Adults program continues with this week’s theme: Art & Expression. You can earn raffle tickets for reading and reviewing books and movies, and by participating in other fun activities.  Possible prizes include a Chromebook, a free Annual BayWheels membership, boating on Lake Merritt and gift cards for groceries, gardening supplies, sporting goods, books, coffee and more. To find out more visit this page, and to sign up go here.

Oakland is home to many talented artists. You can see this reflected in the City's streets through Oakland murals and the downtown street art that has been created in the last few weeks in solidarity with

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Summer Fun for Adults Week 3: Health, Fitness & Wellness

We're in the third week of the library’s Summer Fun for Adults program, and for this week's theme we offer a list of resources to support mental and emotional health. A guest post from Sadie McClendon, Outreach Librarian and coordinator of the Social Sciences collection at the Main Library.

The Summer Fun for Adults program continues with this week’s theme: Health, Fitness, & Wellness. You can earn raffle tickets for reading and reviewing books and movies, and by participating in other fun activities.  Possible prizes include a Chromebook, a free Annual BayWheels membership, boating on Lake Merritt and gift cards for groceries, gardening supplies, sporting goods, books, coffee and more.

To find out more visit this page, and to sign up go here.

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June is LGBTQI2-S Month

June is LGBTQI2-S Month and Oakland Public Library has e-books and e-audio books to keep you reading throughout the month and beyond.

June is LGBTQI2-S Month and Oakland Public Library has e-books and e-audio books to keep you reading throughout the month and beyond. The e-books listed below were published in the last few years and most of them are available on Hoopla which means they're available anytime, with no waiting list.

We also have many other LGBTQI2-S titles available. If you're looking for something different or to add to this list, don't forget our Book Me service. Just fill out a form and we'll create a book list tailored to your interests.

Happy reading!

The Angel of HistoryOfficer Clemmons

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Summer Reading Fun for Adults: Week 2 - Let's Play!

Let's Play! A guide to books and other OPL resources exploring how play can enrich our lives.

        Cover of "The Great Mahjong Book"   Cover of "Hoyle's Rules of Games   

       Cover of "Dark Souls III"  Cover of "How to Play Blues Guitar"  

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