Weekends @ OPL!

Looking for fun & free things to do indoors this weekend? Check out this weekly blog for a small sampling of what Your Library has to offer.

Spend your weekend with us!

Now that we're all doing our best to stay in and avoid becoming exposed -- or exposing others -- to COVID-19, we'll be highlighting a few of our favorite online services, books, and other resources to help keep you (and your loved ones) educated and entertained during physical distancing. If you have any questions about getting a library card or accessing our resources, please email: eanswers@oaklandlibrary.org .

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Friday 3/20

Check Out Your Local TalentBlack outline of open book with stars coming out of it

Try Biblioboard! Local works from self-published authors, top indie eBooks, and much more. No hold, checkout, or lending limits.

Friday, March 20 - 12pm-3pm @ eBooks & Other Digital Content
Keywords: indie, Oakland, eBooks, e-books, Biblioboard, free, reading



Saturday 3/21

Read a Fancy Magazine *for Free*person sitting on sofa reading magazine

With RBdigital, you can access full color, interactive digital magazines for popular titles like Oprah, Rolling Stone, Bicycling, and much more. Download to an iPad or other device to keep content forever! A free app is available in Apple App Store Google Play (also provides access to OneClickDigital audio books)

Saturday, March 21 - morning @ eBooks & Other Digital Content
Keywords: magazines, New Yorker, Oprah, digital, kids, children, parents, caregivers, teens, pre-teens, DIY, makers




Travel the World!Paris Vintage Poster

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Travel CollectionIncludes the most recent DK Travel and Rough Guide titles. Download entire books, or just portions of a book, on your phone or device, to guide you in your travels. Please note: You will need to download each section separately.

Saturday, March 21 - afternoon @ Online Research and Learning
Keywords: travel, international, travel guides, traveling, world




Learn About Your Body & Keep Yourself Healthy red heart against a blue background

The Health & Wellness Resource Center offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.

Saturday, March 21 - evening @ Online Research and Learning
Keywords: health, Gale, research, learning, all levels



Sunday 3/22

Request Your Own Personalized e-Reading ListKindle e-book reader laying on wooden table

Looking for something great to read? Use our form to tell us what you like (and dislike!) and a librarian will send you a personalized reading list. We'll try to get it to you within two weeks. 
Students: Your OUSD email address will not work for this form. Please use a different email address.

Sunday, March 22 - morning Book Me!
Keywords: reading, reading list, kids, children, adults, teens, pre-teens, elders, e-books, eBooks, reader's advisory



Check out the full list of how you can access Your Library from home by checking out our Online Services page.


What are your favorite digital resources @ 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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