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

This sweet Valentine's Day cake represents one of many ways to give on Valentine's Day
This sweet Valentine's Day cake represents one of many ways to give on Valentine's DayPhoto by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images

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.