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Fun Valentine's Day activities start this week at the Oakland Public Library

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the Oakland Public Library has a host of fun activities planned throughout the week to get Oakland residents in the loving spirit.

Join a workshop to make a special gift for loved ones or just come down to one of the branches and party. Either way, the Oakland Public Library is bound to put its members in a sweet mood.

Here is a complete list of the upcoming events:

1. Valentine’s Day Cards and Crafts
Description: Add a personal touch to a Valentine ’s Day card by making it yourself at this workshop. All ages are welcome to attend.
Location: Piedmont Avenue Branch Contact: (510) 597-5011
When: Monday, Feb, 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

2. Valentine’s Day Flowers
Description: Ages five and up are invited to create beautiful flower bouquets for someone special.
Location: Main Library Children’s Room Contact: (510) 238-3134
When: Friday, Feb. 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3. UN-Valentine’s Party
Description: Maybe Valentine’s Day is too lovey-dovey for you. Join in with others who agree for an alternative way to have fun on Valentine’s Say with snacks, crafts, and music.
Location: Cesar Chavez Branch Contact: (510) 535-5620
When: Friday, Feb. 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

4. Valentine’s Day Children’s Clothing Swap
Description: The official Valentine’s Day may be over, but it’s always a good occasion to share. Bring your gently worn clothing, shoes, books and more for school-aged children in exchange for different ones brought by a local member. Those who aren't able to bring something gently used can still leave with something they might need.
Location: Temescal Branch Contact: (510) 597-5049
When: Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information on these Valentine’s Day activities, contact the branch via the phone number provided under “Contact” listed above for the corresponding locations.

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