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#OPLSummer Week 8: Do-it-Yourself

Welcome to Week 8 of Summer Reading!

When kids do experiments and projects alone or with family and friends, it encourages independence and builds confidence. Join us for these fun online events, check out some books, and get your creativity flowing!

 

READ:

Looking for ideas and inspiration? Check out these books and fill the rest of your summer with cooking, gardening, crafts and more!

 

WATCH:

July 17th @ 10:30am

Hands On Science with Kits Cubed

Kits Cubed

Grab a science kit from any of our libraries and learn some exciting hands on science with Oakland-based youth. Kit includes experiments to make your own rock candy, a plant maze, and more!

Sign Up Here!

Thursday, July 22 @ 4:00pm

Social Justice Sewing Academy II

Sewing Academy

Learn about equity, inclusion and bias through creating a quilt block with the Social Justice Sewing Academy. This program is for people ages 8-14. Space is limited. 

Sign up here!

 

DO: 

If you aren't able to attend the workshops, that's okay! You can still do it yourself at home! Come by any of our libraries to pick up supplies. Hey, you can't go wrong with your own customized plant maze!

 

Maker March 2020

Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow.

This March our adult programming focuses on Women's History, the Teens celebrate Maker Month and Children's Services highlights our build, make, play programs.

Explore our collection of craft books (745.5) 

Connect with others at these maker programs:

  • Wed March 4 Art Explorers 4pm @ Elmhurst

  • Fri March 6 Lego Mania 3:30pm @ Dimond
  • Wed March 11 Construction Zone 4pm @ Elmhurst
  • Thus March 12 Lego Mania 3pm @ Main Library Childrens' Room
  • Sun March 15 Mixed Media Workshop 1:30pm @ Main Library Childrens' Room
  • Wed March 18 Family STEAM Night 6pm @ Main Library Childrens' Room (reservations required 510-238-3615)
  • Fri March 20 Lego Club 3pm @ Lakeview
  • Sat March 21 Play Well TEKnologies 12pm @ Lakeview
  • Sat March 21 Shrinky Dinks 3pm @ Dimond
  • Wed March 25 Women's History Month Craft 3:30pm @ Dimond

Grow your skillset at these weekly programs:

Tuesdays 

  • 4pm @ West Oakland - Afterschool Art with MOCHA

Wednesdays

  • 2:30pm @ Montclair -  Build.Make.Play.
  • 2:30pm @ Main Library Children's Room - Art with Alejandra & Friends
  • 3pm @  Eastmont - Crafternoon

Thursdays

  • 3:30pm @ Lakeview - All Knit

Saturdays

  • 11am @ Temescal - Kids Craft