Free First Sunday | Summer Reading Celebration: Paws to Read!

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11 am–5 pm; Celebration 12–4 pm
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 11:00am

Enjoy a free day at OMCA at the annual Summer Reading Celebration with the Oakland Public Library. Held in OMCA’s lush gardens, activities celebrate this year’s theme, “Paws to Read!” including Little Explorers Petting Zoo, and bear paw and bear snout-making with the California Historical Society. Watch Germar the Magician and Rad Sanza, the caricature artist, or play games and have your face painted by folks at Oakland Parks and Recreation. A ceremony will honor all the children who have completed the Summer Reading Program with a special certificate of achievement. With performances, storytime, hands-on arts and crafts, and more, the celebration offers fun ways to learn and celebrate a love of reading. 

All day, don’t forget to check out the Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences, pick up a treat for yourself or a loved one in the OMCA Store, or enjoy a lunch or snack in Blue Oak café. Join an OMCA Docent for the Architecture Tour at 1 pm, the Gallery of California Art Tour at 2 pm, or the Gallery of California History Tour at 3 pm.

Download the full schedule of events for the Summer Reading Celebration (PDF).

Presented in partnership with the Oakland Public Library and City of Oakland Parks and Recreation.