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September calendar of events

There's a lot going on at the library, and most programs and events can be found on the Oakland Public Library web site. Thanks to Emily Weak, librarian at the Rockridge library, following is a curated list of events in September at the library.

(Make sure to read to the end for a special October save the date!)

Adults and All Ages

eBook Help

Tuesdays by appointment, 6-7:30 pm

Get help downloading eBooks to your Kindle, Nook, smartphone, or laptop! Make an appointment online at or in person at any library location.

Ready, Set, Connect! One-on-one computer tutoring

Saturdays starting September 17, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

We have computer tutors to help you with basic computer skills, email, device set up, and e-book & audio book downloads. Stop by during the week to sign up, or just drop-in.

Writer's Support and Critique Group

Saturday, September 17, 1-5pm

Bring 15 copies of up to 5 pages of any prose for on-site reading/discussion with fellow writers. (You're also welcome to come empty-handed.)

Sponsored by the California Writers Club of Berkeley.

Drip Irrigation Basics

Saturday, September 17, 11 am

Save water while keeping your plants healthy and thriving! With Landscape Designer and author Douglas Kent. Co-sponsored by East Bay MUD. Light Refreshments will be provided.

Art 101: A Hands-On Look at Painting with the Oakland Art Association

Saturday, September 24, 11 am

Take an in-depth look at the technique of a master painter, then try your own hand at painting.

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 27, all day

Stop by and register to vote! With the League of Women Voters.

Free Meals for Kids and Teens!

Served Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 3:30 pm, Wednesday at 1:30 pm

If you're 18 years and younger, come to the Rockridge branch for a delicious meal afterschool. Quantities are limited and meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free meals are provided by Children's Empowerment, an approved sponsor for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.


Toddler Storytime

Thursday mornings, 10:30 am—upstairs!

Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 9 months to 2 years, followed by play time!

Make new friends. Upstairs, in the Community Meeting Room.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday mornings, 10:30 am—downstairs!

Read alouds, songs, and rhymes for ages 3 to 5. followed by Playtime! Make new friends, color, and play with toys. Downstairs, in the Children's Picture Book area.

Family Storytime

Saturday mornings, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages (followed by playtime).


Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Saturday, September 3rd, 1-2 pm

Meet with other teens, plan and organize library activities, and receive community service credit!

Teen 'Scape

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3:30-5 pm & Wednesday 1:30-5 pm

Join other teens for video & board games, crafts, homework, and free meals.


In the Lobby

Prep for next month’s anniversary party with Rockridge library memories - stop by to add your own!

In the Gallery

Paintings by the Oakland Art Association

Save the Date: October

20 Year Anniversary Extravaganza!

Saturday October 22nd

Celebrate the Rockridge library’s 20 years here at 5366 College Avenue. Join us for games, art, special guests, lots of fun, and of course BOOKS!

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