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Celebrate National Library Week at your local library (Community Voices)

By Shanthi Gonzales This week is National Library Week, a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country (including here in Oakland), which celebrates the...
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Volunteer with Oakland’s libraries! (Community Voices)

by Shanthi Gonzales One of the benefits of serving on the Library Advisory Commission has been getting to know all the amazing people who volunteer for the city's libraries. There is a whole constellation...
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Join an Oakland board or commission! (Community Voices)

By Shanthi Gonzales Did you know that there are nearly three dozen boards and commissions in Oakland? There is one for nearly everything you can think of, from Children's Fairyland to the Police Review...
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Investing in libraries is an investment in public safety (Community Voices)

I want to use this month's column to talk about investing.  What does a Library Commissioner know about investing? Well, to invest is to commit money or capital in order to gain a financial return.  Our...
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In a digital age, public libraries prove their worth (Community Voices)

Welcome to the Oakland Library Advisory Commission’s inaugural column! This column will focus on keeping the Oakland community informed about what the commission is doing to support Oakland’s...