Weekends @ OPL!

Looking for fun & free things to do this weekend? Check out this weekly blog for a small sampling of events and programs for all ages at your Oakland Public Library.

We ♥️ weekends!

Every week, we post up a small selection of events we think you might find useful or enjoy. You can find the full list of events here. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @oaklibrary! 

For a complete list of all events at OPL, visit: www.oaklandlibrary.org/events
For Native History Month events, visit: www.oaklandlibrary.org/blogs/library-community/celebrate-native-history-opl


Friday 11/15:

Alameda Alliance for Healthimage of heart symbol between hands

Get information about access to quality healthcare, and some cool free swag! Alameda Alliance for Health is a local, public, not-for-profit managed care health plan committed to making high quality health care services accessible and affordable to Alameda County residents

Friday, November 15 - 2:30pm-4:30pm @ Main Library
Keywords: health care, Alameda County, health, health insurance, services





Saturday 11/16:

Saturday Children’s Story Hour

Travel across time and visit different parts of the world through the magic of reading. Our books acquaint us with people, places, and events, (both real and fictional) that shape our understanding of African Americans, others in the African diaspora, and peoples of the African continent. Anna McQuinn shares a story, Lola at the Library, about a little girl who loves to read and check out books from the special section designed just for children.

Saturday, November 16 - 11am-12pm @ African American Museum & Library at Oakland
Keywords: children, storytime, African diaspora, African Americans, Black Americans, parents, caregivers, kids, family, AAMLO




Field Trip to East Bay Regional Parks - Crab Cove

Explore the natural wonders in our own backyard! Join a Naturalist-led tour to discover wonders just outside the doors of your favorite library branch. We are partnering with the East Bay Regional Park District for a series of field trips this fall. Meet at the library for a short discussion at then take a free shuttle to the Park for a Naturalist-led walk! Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP required; space is limited. All ages are welcome, children should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm - César E. Chávez branch library visits Crab Cove, return approximately 4:15 pm. This trip is wheelchair and stroller friendly. This program will be in Spanish and English. RSVP: 510-535-5620

Saturday, November 16 - 1pm-4:15pm @ César E. Chávez Branch 
Keywords: Crab Cove, EBRP, East Bay Regional Parks, Naturalist, East Bay, nature, trips




Toni Morrison CelebrationBlack and white image of Toni Morrison

Journey with local writers Natalie DevoraAndrea CanaanJenee DardenAndreana Clay, and Jewel Gomez as they explore the life and work of Toni Morrison (1931-2019). A recipient of numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Literature, Morrison focused on themes such as love, friendship, race, and oppression. The presenters will examine how Morrison’s themes resonate in their own writings.   

Saturday, November 16 - 2pm-4pm @ African American Museum & Library at Oakland
Keywords: Toni Morrison, AAMLO, African American authors, Black authors, local writers



National Button Day Craft

It's National Button Day -- let's make some buttons and do button crafts! Best for ages 3 and up.

Saturday, November 16 - 4pm @ Dimond Branch
Keywords: kids, teens, crafts, buttons, DIY, makers





Sunday, 11/17:

Help for Renters

Do you rent your home? Do you have questions? The Oakland Tenant's Union is at the Main Library on the first and third Sundays of every month. They can answer questions or provide resources about evictions, landlords, your rights, and more. Please call for an appointment: 510-704-5276. Every first and third Sunday from 3-5 pm, in the Veterans Center in the lobby. Everyone is welcome, although veterans may be given priority when applicable. 

Sunday. November 17 - 3pm-5pm @ Main Library
Keywords: renters, tenants rights, Oakland, Oakland Tenants Union, housing







For a full list of events, make sure to check out our events calendar.


What are your favorite weekend events @ OPL? Let us know in the comments!


I took my 9yr old to the

I took my 9yr old to the Summer Reading Celebration at the museum and it was a fantastic event - lots to do. Thanks for putting on this event.
~ Harmony

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