Community Announcements


Healthy Families and Community Film and Discussion 

Oakland Public Library

(Posted 9/25/19)

Join us for film, discussion and healing-driven solution-seeking when we screen an excerpt from The Waiting List documentary film, directed by Bay Area filmmaker Tamara Perkins. The Waiting List addresses the gender, race and class bias impacting our current childcare and early education system.

After an opening introduction and screening of the film clip, we will hold a healing circle lead by Race Forward’s Leslie Zeitler. As part of this circle and in groups afterwards, participants will share challenges, healing practices, and solutions related to supporting healthy and thriving children and families. In closing we will share and capture solutions and connect community members with resources and ways to get involved in community and advocacy efforts in the Bay Area and beyond.

This event will be held after our regularly scheduled Toddler Storytime. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact Jesse for more information: / 510-238-6567 or see the OPL website here.

WhenSaturday, September 28, 2019 – 11:00am1:00pm

Where: Main Library, Bradley Walters Community Room, 125 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 238-3134
See map: Google Maps
Waiting List Oakland Public Library

Volunteer to Read to Kids with the Oakland Ed Fund!

Oakland Ed Fund

(Posted 9/25/19)

In a diverse city like Oakland, our students need opportunities to see themselves—and all of their classmates—in the books they read. To honor Latinx Heritage Month, we are hosting a citywide appreciation of Latinx authors and illustrators from September 30 – October 4, 2019 in schools across Oakland.

Do you have a team of volunteers from your business or organization who want to read? Contact Program Manager Lilly Smith to set it up.

Thank you for joining in this celebration!

Oakland Early Learning Symposium

A collaborative, city-wide symposium focused on professional development for Oakland childcare and early learning professionals

(Posted 9/25/19)

Are you an early learning professional, educator, or supporter? The Oakland Learning Symposium is less than 2 weeks away! A day of professional development, learning and celebrating our ECE champions! Register today! 

2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission

Every ten years, after the federal census, California must re-establish the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts to reflect new population data and shifting populations. The Voters FIRST Act gave this power to California citizens ensuring that new and fair political boundaries are drawn without special interests, politics and political influence.

California citizens who are eligible may submit an online application to the California State Auditor’s Office during the initial application period from June 10, 2019, to August 19, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.


Lincoln-Mandela Family Resource Center

Grand Opening 

(Posted 8/7/2019)


Join us Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 from 8-10 AM for the Grand Opening of Lincoln – Mandela Family Resource Center located at

1340 7th St. Oakland, CA 94607

Lincoln – Mandela FRC is the first of its kind on the historic Seventh Street corridor of West Oakland. Lincoln’s new center will serve as a community hub with coordinated neighborhood-level services to support families like children’s school readiness and success in areas such as literacy, workforce development, early childhood care, technology access, and safety-net resources.

RSVP here

Summer at Oakland Public Library 

Oakland Public Library

(Posted 4/25/19)

Explore, Connect and Grow with Summer Programs for Adults, Teens, and Children!

2019 Summer Reading runs June 1, 2019 – August 3, 2019 

Sign up here to start reading!

OPL’s Kids’ Summer Reading rewards children for reading or listening to books or other materials that they pick out themselves.   Kids who read 20 days during the summer will receive a free book and are eligible to win other prizes. 

Special grand prize drawings include a family stay at the Oakland Feather River Family Camp, one family membership to Children’s Fairyland (ages 0-4) and one iPad (ages 5-14). Visit the link here to register!


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