Posted by: montclairlibrary | March 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Montclair Library

Interior of Montclair, Oakland branch library c. 1930

The interior of the Montclair branch near the time when it opened in 1930, looking toward where the door to the children’s area is now. Photo courtesy of Oakland History Room.

The Montclair Library turns 85th this month.  Don’t forget the special history presentation and celebration tonight:
Come celebrate Montclair Library’s 85th anniversary with us! – 6:00-7:45pm
The Montclair branch library opened in March of 1930, and this month we celebrate its 85th anniversary as a beloved and busy community resource. Architect Arrol Gellner, author of Storybook Style: America’s Whimsical Homes of the Twenties, will speak about the Storybook Style of architecture and show slides. Historian Annalee Allen, author of several books about Oakland, will speak about the development of the Montclair neighborhood and the City of Oakland at the time the library was built. Refreshments will be served.


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