Launch Party

Join us at the Lakeview Branch Library, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 to launch the new book Oakland’s Neighborhoods. This book contains brief histories of all the neighborhoods, maps to assist you in locating those ‘hoods, wonderful historic photographs, and creative writing by residents about their neighborhoods. It was made possible by a grant from the city of Oakland’s Department of Cultural Funding and the assistance of the Oakland History Room of the Oakland Public Library. Featured readers at the event will be Gary Turchin and Chokwadi, whose work appears in the book. Oakland’s Neighborhoods will be for sale at the event and thereafter at local bookstores.