Community Announcements


CIRCLES Documentary Screening & TalkBack + Q&A

Skyline High School and Oakland Technical High School

(Posted 2/5/2019)

The Oakland Film Society is proud to announce the documentary film “Circles” as an early acceptance into this year’s 17th Oakland International Film Festival.

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, ” Circles” will screen at Skyline High School.

On Thursday, February 28th, 2019, Circles will screen at Oakland Technical High School.

Produced and Directed by Cassidy Friedman, we are joining the concerted effort of Oakland Unified School District to screen the film in our schools to share this important topic of restorative justice in our schools to the Oakland community and the world around.

Filmmaker Cassidy Friedman and Eric Butler will be present for the screenings


Celebrate Black History Month at Your Library!

(Posted 2/5/19)

February is Black History Month! February is Black History Month! Celebrate, commemorate, have fun, and learn something new with your library. Check the calendar of events here.

African American Read-In

Eastmont Branch Oakland Public Library

(Posted 1/31/19)

Our featured guest readers are volunteers from the Sigma Iota (Oakland) Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Featured books are from African American authors and/or illustrators. Join us at the Eastmont Branch in the Children’s Area on Monday, February 25, 2019 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm. For more events to celebrate Black History Month with the Oakland Public Library visit their website.

Call for Young Writers!

Children’s Fairyland

(Posted 1/31/19)

Attention, kids! Have you written a book for readers age 10 and under? Are you interested in sharing it with friends and families? The Turn the Page! Book Festival at Children’s Fairyland is seeking young writers in second grade and above for our second annual Young Writers Contest!

If selected, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate and share your book with Fairyland families and friends at Turn the Page! on Saturday, May 18.
  • Share your work in a place full of inspiration, creativity, and kid empowerment.
  • Connect with local children’s authors and illustrators.

Deadline to submit your entry: Friday, April 5, 2019.

Learn more here.

BANANAS Playgroups 

(Posted 1/3/19)

BANANAS invites you to our free playgroups where you meet other caregivers while children laugh, explore, pretend, play, and create art. Our playgroups welcome grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, friends, parents, and family child care providers. Bring your children for a fun morning and you will explore how play can inspire meaningful learning.

Playgroups are hosted in multiple locations across Oakland this Winter and Spring and are for children ages 2-5.

Click here to register for your nearest play group.



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