Celebrate Pride with OPL!

Oakland is proud! Celebrate Pride with us this #OPLsummer.

We're excited to bring you fun events this summer to celebrate Pride! 

Check this page for event updates and new events!

For a full list of events at your library, click here.


Ace Monster Toys: Rainbow PlushiesImage of handmade rainbow plushies

Sew your own Rainbow Plushie Creature using sewing machines and laser cut forms. Ages 12 and up. Suitable for sewing beginners of all ages. For safety's sake, kids should be accompanied by an adult for this program.

Saturday, June 15 - 12pm-2pm @ Golden Gate Branch



Drag Queen StorytimePerson in femme drag reading a story to children

Please join us for this very special storytime!  Drag Queen Story Hour presented by Radar Productions, captures the imagination and play of gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive and bold queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender roles and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

Saturday, June 22 - 10:30am-11:15am @ Main Library



Teen PRIDE Party // Fiesta de ORGULLO para Jóvenes

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride month with us with a party out in the library patio! We will have a variety of games and refreshments for teens. Presented by the Chávez Teen Advisory Board. Sponsored by the Amigos of the César E. Chávez Library.

Wednesday, June 26th - 5pm-7pm @ César E. Chávez Library


LGBTQ+ Family Pride Celebration

All families are welcome to join this East Bay Family Pride Party in Dimond Park! Come celebrate Pride on the sunny side of the bay! Presented in partnership with Dimond Parks and Recreation

Saturday, June 29, 10am-1pm @ Dimond Park



Pride Family Storytime!Graphic of open book with rainbow pages

Celebrate love and families of all kinds at this special themed Family Storytime!

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am-11am @ Lakeview Branch




Local Authors Read from Dispatches from Lesbian America Anthology

Join us for a reading from Dispatches from Lesbian America, a collection of short fiction and memoir from 42 contemporary writers, some newly emerging and some well-known. Unique in recent lesbian anthologies, these thoughtful stories address themes meaningful to us in the modern world. Six local authors will read from their work. They include Giovanna Capone, Elana Dykewomon, Lois Helmbold, Bev Jo, Lenn Keller, and Dr. Bonnie Morris. This is one slice of the 42 total authors in the book of culturally and racially diverse writing from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and the Netherlands. The authors who contributed their work span an age range of 19 to 86 years old. Published by Bedazzled Ink, copies of the book will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served. Editors: Giovanna Capone, Xequina Berber, and Rome Cheela Smith.

Saturday, June 29 2pm-4pm @ Dimond Branch




Ace Monster Toys: Oakland Pride Trees

Ace Monster Toys returns with another awesome maker program! Oakland Rainbow Tree Necklaces and Key Chains - Get Ready for Oakland Pride next month by creating one of a kind jewelry and key chains. Folks will use laser cut Oakland Trees, alcohol inks and findings to create keychains or necklaces. Ages 8+ . Adults and Teens welcome. For safety's sake, kids should be accompanied by an adult at this program.

Saturday, August 17 - 12pm-2pm @ Golden Gate Branch





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