Listening to the Kids: Youth- and Family-Centered Practices at OPL

Holding Space

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Be part of the national conversation on libraries!

You’re invited to join American Library Association President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. when he visits the Oakland Public Library during his virtual tour Holding Space: A national conversation series with libraries. His stop in Oakland is part of his nationwide advocacy effort to highlight the innovation and impact of all types of libraries and to generate public awareness of essential library programs and resources. The tour visit will be broadcast via Zoom and archived on YouTube.

Featured in OPL's stop will be:

Manny Hernandez: Family Laundry, and 81st Ave. Library's Father Circle with Jason Wilkinson
Anthony Propernick and Reginald “R.B.” Burnette: Bike programming for youth 
Mahasin Aleem: Touchpoints in Libraries
Miriam Medow: Family PRIDE
Sharon McKellar, Peggy Simmons, and Oakland Youth Poet Laureates: Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Program and live performances

Learn more about the Holding Space series and all its stops here:

You can also follow the conversation online #ALAHoldingSpace.


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