Tuesday, April 25, 2017
National Poetry Month 2017 – 6:00-8:00pm
Come celebrate National Poetry Month with us! Seven local poets will be reading their poetry, followed by a short open-mic period. Sheryl Bize-Boutte will MC. The poets are: Sheryl Bize-Boutte, Stewart Florsheim, Grace Marie Grafton, Katayoon Zandvakili, Mary Mackey, Ralph Dranow and Grace Morizawa.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.
Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one-on-one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Juan Sanchez Celebrates Día at Oakland Public Library – 10:30am
With music running through his veins, Juan Sánchez could not help but be a musician himself. Children’s music, jazz, folk, Middle Eastern and Latin music are all within his grasp. He comes to Oakland to share his love of music with our children. Join Juan and us and be swept away into the world of music by a master musician.
Workshop on Using eBooks & Other Library Apps – 3:00-5:00pm
Oakland Public Library offers a variety of e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines, digital music and streaming films for various devices, including iPads, iPods, smartphones, Kindles and more. Learn how to download a variety of digital content at any time, to a computer or mobile device. Please bring your fully charged device if you can, your current library card and all necessary passwords (library PIN number, Apple ID, Amazon password, etc.) This will be one-on-one help. 4 attendees maximum per hour, plus 2 on a wait-list. Advance sign-up is required; please RSVP at 482-7810 and choose 3-4pm or 4-5pm. This workshop will be offered monthly.
UNBOUND Book Art & Craft Contest Closes
Last day to submit entries for the UNBOUND contest – entries due by closing time on April 29!