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Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day this weekend

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This Saturday, wish Dr. Seuss an early happy birthday at the Oakland Public Library’s Main Branch to kickoff the official and annual Read Across America Day on Sunday March 2 coinciding with Dr. Seuss day of birth.

Beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room, Oakland Public Library members are invited to listen to stories and play games in celebration of Dr. Seuss.

Born March 2, 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel transformed the realm of children’s books. As a poet, cartoonist and author, he brought silly stories to life with clever rhymes, loveable characters, and thoughtful mantras. His work inspired motion pictures long after his death in September 24, 1991 such as The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who!, The Grinch and many, many more.

Take this weekend to remember Dr. Seuss and celebrate Read Across America Day and perhaps read a book or two. Read Across America Day is recognized by local communities, schools and libraries nationwide as way to encourage reading among young people.

The Oakland Public Library is showing its support by hosting a series of other reading events as well including Toddler Storytime, Preschool Storytime and Family Storytime at various branches and times. Click here to learn more.

The Oakland Public Library’s Main Branch is located at 125 14th Street in Oakland, CA 94612. For more information, call (510) 238-3134.



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