Piedmont Avenue Branch Library Friends of the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library
80 + YEARS & Counting! 80 Echo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

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Ongoing Events

Wednesdays at 10:15 am – Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays at 11:00 am – Pre-School Storytime
Fridays at 3:30 pm – Build Fridays, Legos & More
Saturdays at 10:30 am – Baby Café
Saturdays at 2:30 pm – eBook Help
Events between August 15 & September 30:

Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 am
Baby Café located at Piedmont Gardens 110 41st Street

Bring joy to the folks at Piedmont Gardens and meet up with other young families. At the Skilled Nursing and Memory Care, we bring the babies and toddlers for a morning with the residents there. The residents shake tambourines and sing along, trying to get the babies’ attention, or nap quietly in their wheelchairs. The parents dance their little ones around the circle, saying hello to the seniors. Join us for the fun on the second Saturday of each month.

Thursday, September 13 at 3:30 pm
Teen Pop Up Program Ages 12-18

Design Your Very Own Tote Bag. All supplies provided.
Do you like to make crafts? Want to tell us about your favorite book? Please join us every second Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:30 pm.

Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 pm
Meeting of the Friends of Piedmont Avenue Branch Library

A planning meeting to start the campaign for a new permanent library. We need your help. Snacks and childcare will be provided.

Saturday, September 15 at 1:00 pm
Berkeley Rep Talk: A Doll's House, Part 2

Who’s that knocking on the door? Nora is back in this audacious Tony Award-nominated comedy—a fiercely intelligent and theatrically scintillating play that delighted audiences both on Broadway and off. It is set 15 years after she slammed the door on her marriage and children in the revolutionary final scene of Ibsen’s signature play, A Doll’s House. As this play, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath, opens, Nora is a successful yet scandalous writer, and she’s being blackmailed. She returns home because she needs her former husband’s help, but her family has a few grievances they need to air first. Find out more about this intriguing play join us for a talk about A Doll's House, Part 2.

Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Sensory Gardening Class with Kristen Smeal

Gardening is the ultimate sensory experience. From the smell of fresh cut flowers and herbs to the sound of a lovely wind chime or birds’ songs, all five senses can be engaged. This short lecture will present ideas on how to create a multi-sensory experience in your own space, whether it be a backyard garden, balcony, or inside the home. There will be a hands-on activity and plant swap at the end and everyone will take home a plant. Kristen Smeal, M.Ed. grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania. She brings her farm roots and love of gardening to an urban environment by teaching sensory garden workshops around the Bay Area. Feel free to bring a plant, seed, gardening book or material to swap.

All these activities and events, unless otherwise noted, take place at the Piedmont Avenue Branch, 80 Echo Avenue, Oakland CA 94611

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