2019 Spring Travel Series

Planning for your next travel destination? The Main Library's annual Spring Travel Series is back! Get new ideas for traveling and learn about lesser known paths taken locally, nationally, and abroad.

Join us for the popular Spring Travel Series, coordinated by our History Room Librarian Dorothy Lazard!

All travel series events occur on Wednesdays, 6pm ath the Main library (125 14th St.) Walters Auditorium.


Exploring Ghana

Kicking off this year's series is journalist/professor Wanda Sabir who will share stories of her travels to Ghana. This year has been designated "The Year of Return." Many African nations are inviting African descendants home to celebrate a shared heritage. Ms. Sabir will share details about the biannual Ghanaian Panafest that will feature many outstanding performances, celebrities and activities. She will also provide information about a variety of tour packages.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm



New York City | Culture Capitol

Get beyond midtown Manhattan and explore the cultural diversity of one of the world's greatest cities with travel librarian and series host Dorothy Lazard. She will share information about some lesser known but fascinating museums and cultural sites of greater New York City. A slideshow will accompany this presentation.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00pm 



Insider's Guide to Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur

Moon Travel Guides author Stuart Thornton will share his travel tips for visiting Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur in this photo heavy presentation. Learn about the best ways to spend a day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and navigating Big Sur’s Highway 1 along with information about lesser known destinations such as the New Camaldoli Hermitage, Palo Corona Regional Park, and a hidden shipwreck on the Monterey coast. Copies of the latest edition of his new book Moon Monterey & Carmel will be available for purchase at this event! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:00pm


Five Years in the Lion City: A Filipina-American Expat in Singapore

Far from being a "Crazy Rich Asian," food writer Vanessa Deza Hangad got a taste of the good life as a long-term resident in one of the most aflluent countries in the world. She will share many of her experiences and observations about the "free-flow champagne brunch" set, the many regional Japanese restaurants, and the visible "haves" and the overlooked "have nots" of this island nation.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:00pm




For a full list of events, visit our events page: oaklandlibrary.org/events.