Library and Community Events of Interest in April: 

Library and Community Events of Interest in April: 

Did you know that the Oakland Public Library hosts many events each month (e.g., lectures, craft projects, storytime, lego, chess, etc.) at various locations, including at our local Lakeview Branch? You can see all the events at, and can filter your search by Location or Audience (Adult, Child, Family, Teen).

Upcoming Events at the Lakeview Branch: 

Check out a 3-session leadership workshop on Saturday afternoons, led by Brenda Karroll Walker, a member of the Lakeside Speakeasy Toastmasters Club ( Topics include Service and Leadership (April 7), Giving Effective Feedback (April 14) and Goal Setting and Planning (April 21), all start at 3 pm. For more information:

On April 28, also at 3 pm, come hear Stephanie West’s presentation, Trust Me, I Know What I’m Doing: Estate Planning, Tales of Sibling Rivalry, Lost Treasures, and the Missing Document. For more information:

Historians and Artists might be interested in a Presentation at Main: 

On April 4, from 6-7:30 pm, Liam O’Donoghue, host of the “East Bay Yesterday” Podcast (, will present and discuss his newly developed historical map of Oakland. For more information:

Upcoming Community Events can be browsed at; those in April include:

1)  The Bookmark Bookstore’s Spring Sale, April 5-8, at 721 Washington, in Old Oakland. All proceeds fund projects at the Oakland Public Library. For more information:

2) Family Storytime at 6 pm and Free Books from the Bike Library (from 5-7:30 pm) on April 27 and each last Friday of the month, at Friday Nights at the Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. For more information:

3) Oakland Library at Nerd Nite East Bay, April 30, at Club 21, 2111 Franklin St., 7 pm. For more information: