The 90-Second Newberys are almost here!
Filmmakers in the under 20 set are getting excited in Oakland. I can feel it! Well, maybe I just have a feeling they are, because every year the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival event comes to town, it garners more attendees, more creativity, and more fun at the Rockridge Library! This fun-filled (often popcorn-packed) event melds literature with film making, while adding a bit of fun in the form of a 90-second time limit. Kids rule the day, spotlighting their skills and inter
Changes at the Oakland Public Library
After 18 years at the Oakland Public Library, Gerry Garzon retired last week as the Director of the library. A librarian for 40 years, Gerry had been the Director since 2013. In honor of his retirement, the Oakland City Council presented a decree bestowing his talents and accomplishments to a large crowd of supporters who filled the chambers. Fellow FORL board member Elizabeth Falkner and I attended the ceremony. Here's Annie Campbell Washington, Councilmember, reading the de