Oakland’s Neighborhoods contains brief histories of all the neighborhoods, maps to assist you in locating those â€˜hoods, wonderful historic photographs, and creative writing by residents about their neighborhoods. This book 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. The launch party will be held 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Lakeview Branch Library near Lake Merritt. Featured readers 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.