Kickoff to Summer Fun for Adults: 10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in June

June is here, and it’s time for summer reading and the library’s Summer Fun for Adults program.

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22 Graphic Novels You Can Download and Enjoy Right Now

Are you missing the library’s fantastic collections of graphic novels? You can download and read some great graphic novels with no waiting using Hoopla.

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New Fiction for Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

New(ish) e-books for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and Oakland Public Library has e-books to help you celebrate. The following titles were released in the last few years and all are available through Hoopla. There are no holds on Hoopla titles so there's never a wait!

All descriptions are provided by the publishers.

Your House Will Pay  Days of Distraction  The Tenth Muse 

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15 Funny Books You Can Read or Listen to Right Now

Could you use a laugh? Here are 15 humorous books you can access anytime using Hoopla.

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Books to Help You Cope During Challenging Times

Books to help manage stress and uncertainty.

Many of us have been sheltering in place for the past six weeks while others are continuing to do the essential work of caring for the sick, working in grocery stores to keep us fed, doing custodial service, delivering mail, and garbage pick-up. While our world has changed drastically over these many weeks, most of us are probably experiencing new challenges. Here are some e-books, available through Hoopla, that might help with some of the stress and anxiety you may be feeling. There are never any holds on Hoopla titles so they're available any time, any day. Just download the free Hoopla app to get started.

Goodnight Mind

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15 Great Mysteries You Can Read or Listen to Right Now

Here are some excellent mysteries available from Hoopla you can download and start reading or listening to right away.

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Great Reads for Earth Day

e-books, e-audiobooks and movies for Earth Day available any time, any day.

Earth Day is April 22nd. While we're sheltering in place, Earth Day will look different than it has in the past, but there are still plenty of books you can read and activities you can do at home. Check out the City of Oakland's Earth Day website for ideas to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day without leaving home.

If you're looking for e-books and e-audiobooks to celebrate the day check out the electronic books listed below. Hoopla titles are available to check out immediately. There are never any holds so there's never a wait!

Hoopla e-Books

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In Celebration of National Poetry Month

To celebrate National Poetry Month, here is a selection of poetry, and works about poetry, available online with an Oakland Public Library card.

A guest post from one of our poetry experts at the Main Library, Librarian Stella Goodwin.

This selection of eBooks, Audiobooks and films draws on works from

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10 Great Biographies You Can Read or Listen to Right Now

Here are some excellent biographies and memoirs available from Hoopla you can download and start reading or listening to right away.

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Reading While Sheltering in Place

Here are some e-books and e-audiobooks available at OPL and links to free online resources that are available to you while sheltering in place.

You may know that Hoopla offers movies, but it's also a great resource for books and the best part is that they're available any time. No holds, no waiting. In case you missed last week's post where OPL librarian Christy Thomas highlighted fiction titles available on Hoopla you can find it here.

If you're looking for books on managing stress and self care or books to help you get started on the creative projects you've been wanting to do you can also find those on Hoopla. I've listed a few to help you get started. Just download the free app and you're on your way.

Managing Stress & Self Care

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