125 14th St., Oakland California 94612
Oakland Public Library, serving an area of 420,000 residents, has a collection of 1,100,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 27,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 14,700 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 220 employees, of whom 84 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 15 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $1,320,000. Patrons make 1,470,000 visits annually, and check out materials 2,100,000 times. Thirty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Fremont) Alameda County Library
(Burlingame) Burlingame Public Library
(Lodi) Lodi Public Library
(San Rafael) Marin County Free Library
(Mountain View) Mountain View Public Library
(Oakland) Oakland Public Library
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08/08 Coming to The Oakland area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.