Summer Reading Celebration

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 11 am–3 pm | OMCA Gardens
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Don’t miss the 15th Annual Summer Reading Celebration with the Oakland Public Library! Meet your friends in the sunny gardens at OMCA and enjoy performances, games, crafts, and more. Bring the whole family for this summer bookstravaganza.

Enjoy thrills with the Circus of Smiles acrobatic performers, face painting, giant chess, and more. Try your hand at art activities, have your caricature drawn, and even get a free book.

Listen to Kamishibai, Japanese street theater and storytelling, by the Oakland Public Library and a fabulous storytime by local performers Drag King Vera and Drag Queen Coco Buttah, and enjoy a good read in the sun.

Suggested donation for general admission: $5 per person. There is an additional $5 charge for special exhibition Queer California: Untold Stories. No advance online tickets are available for First Sundays. Your contribution helps us provide access to other visitors in the community.


Presented in partnership with the Oakland Public Library, Our Family Coalition,
and the California Historical Society.

OMCA Festivals are made possible in part by generous support from the Oakland Museum Women’s Board and the Koret Foundation. 

Supporters of the 2019 Summer Reading Program are: Friends of the Oakland Public Library, Fentons Creamery, Hellman Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, and the William G. Gilmore Foundation.

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