Weekends @ OPL!

Looking for free things to do this weekend? Every week, we'll be posting our picks of weekend events at OPL. Don't forget to follow us on social media @oaklibrary for latest updates!

We love weekends here at OPL. 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!


Friday 11/9:

Adult YogaImage of person in yoga pose

Join Amina Soubra for yoga classes with specialized emphasis on detoxification, healthy body alignment, holistic energy needs, and building core strength.

Friday, November 9th, 4pm-5pm @ Dimond Branch




Saturday 11/10:

Festival of Black Doll ShowImage of Festival of Black Dolls

The African American Museum & Library at Oakland will host the American Black Beauty Doll Artists' annual Festival of Black Dolls Show. The festival celebrates the artisry and craftsmanship of black dollmakers from across California. The one-day event features the handiwork of local doll makers and shines a spotlight on African American dolls. Special guest speaker at this years' event will be Dr. Lisa Williams, owner and creater of "The Fresh Dolls."

Saturday, November 10th, 10am-5pm @ AAMLO



How to Get Out of Credit Card DebtImage of shredded up credit card

Financial advisor Benjamin Packard presents a free, 45-minute workshop on how to escape credit card debt. Topics will include:

  • How to have more money at the end of the month
  • Get to zero percent interest overnight 
  • What's the best credit card to have
  • How to improve your credit score

Saturday, November 10th, 1pm-2pm @ 81st Ave. Branch 



Kabul DreamsImage of Kabul Dreams rock band

Kabul Dreams, the first rock band from Afghanistan, established itself in Kabul in 2008. The band consists of Sulyman Qardash (lead singer and guitarist), Raby Adib (drummer) and Siddique Ahmad (bassist). Kabul Dreams has paved the way for a modest but growing rock scene in the country, which is rebuilding itself after decades of war. The band’s motivation to perform came from their own love for music, but also from a public hunger for a new life after war – a life that included new music and art.

Saturday, November 10th, 2pm-4pm @ Golden Gate Branch Library



The Edna Purviance-Mabel Normand Film FestivalImage of Mabel Normand

At the time the Temescal Branch Library opened back in 1918, Oakland and the greater East Bay was an important center of California's burgeoning motion picture industry. The Edna Purviance-Mabel Normand Film Festival will recognize that heritage & launch the "Month of Saturdays," first with screenings of newsreel footage of the response to the armistice, signed Nov. 11, 1918, followed by clips of footage shot at Idora Park, only a few blocks from the Temescal Branch Library, and in other parts of Oakland, including complete silent-era comedies with actresses Edna Purviance and Mabel Normand. The festival is presented in partnership with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum of Fremont & is the first part of "A Month of Saturdays," recognizing the branch's 100th anniversary.

Saturday, November 10th, 2:30pm @ Temescal Branch




Sunday 11/11: 

Free Financial PlanningImage of hand pulling out money from ATM

Meet one on one with a certified financial planner. Get help strategizing on saving for a home, education, retirement and much more.

Drop-in, first come, first served.

Sunday, November 11th, 1pm-3pm @ Main Library


For more events, make sure to check out our events calendar.

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


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