Library - Rockridge Branch

Library Manager: "Dedicated Staff, Supportive Community"

Saturday, April 9, 2016

A 15-year veteran of the Oakland Public Library system, Paul Schiesser has worked "all over the city," including Oakland Main and the Elmhurst, Eastmont and Montclair branches. He can add the Rockridge Branch to that list of postings since his appointment as Branch Manager last July.

Rockridge Librarian Pat Lichter Retires

Saturday, May 9, 2015

After 12 years as esteemed manager of the Rockridge Branch Library, and a total of 21 years of service to the Oakland Public Library system, Pat Lichter is retiring this month.

Just before taking the position of Head Librarian at the Rockridge Branch, Pat's proudest accomplishment was turning around the under-performing children's services program for the entire library system by focusing on outreach and creating an after-school homework assistance program.

Rockridge Library Sprucing-Up Continues

Monday, April 13, 2015

Continuing a number of physical improvements to the Oakland Public Library's Rockridge Branch, the building will have a facelift when its exterior is painted late this spring. The library will remain open for business during the painting project.

Prior to painting, the wisteria landscaping, beloved by many in the community, will be carefully pruned and protected.

Beyond the Shelves at the Rockridge Branch Library

Friday, December 12, 2014

After a hard-fought community campaign led by the RCPC, the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library opened on August 3, 1996, on the southeast corner of College Avenue and Manila.

Rockridge's first library was established 95 years ago on Shafter just off College and has since been housed at a handful of locations. The current site is where the Longo family lived and worked for the better part of the last century, making and selling decorative cement sculptures as part of their Art Stone business.

Support the Library, Support Your Community

Friday, December 12, 2014

I'm willing to guess you love your library. Or perhaps you remember fondly when you and your little ones loved visiting the library.

If you have supported the library in the past, thank you for expressing that love through a donation to the Friends of the Rockridge Library (FORL). Like you, we love our neighborhood library, and we work hard to ensure the programs, services, and facilities meet the needs of our diverse community.

Lending Laptops at the Library

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Rockridge Library has a new program for Oakland Public Library cardholders: laptop checkout for use in the library.

Community-Sponsored Benches Now Grace Library Yard

Saturday, March 8, 2014

When Friends of the Rockridge Library (FORL) Co-Chair Kathy O'Neal noticed people using the library wi-fi outside the building walls, she had an idea: What if FORL funded a seating area to provide a more comfy spot to surf the web, wait for a friend, or enjoy a good library book?

This thought set in motion a series of events we're calling: It takes a village to provide a bench.

Keep the Rockridge Library Vibrant

Monday, December 9, 2013

Thank you for visiting the Rockridge Public Library this past year. Thank you for checking out a book, or for enjoying a DVD; for encouraging your teen to study in the Teen Zone, or for singing and laughing with your child during storytime; for finding a cozy spot to read the newspaper, or for using the free Wi-Fi; for receiving advice from a lawyer, or for logging on to a library computer and getting tech help when you needed it. We're glad you found what you needed at the library.

Rockridge Branch Library: Thank You, Library Friends, for Support

Thursday, September 12, 2013

We'd like to thank the Friends of the Rockridge Library for the special programs and resources for children they've funded this past year. The projects have been much appreciated by our patrons and have enhanced the experience of every visitor to the library. Many members of the community have contributed to FORL, so this thank-you goes to you all.

Tasting, Testing, Tempting: Chef Linda Carucci at the Library

Event Time: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Rockridge Library, 5366 College Avenue.

Eat at the library? Yes, you can. Learn how different seasonings influence food as Linda Carucci, local chef instructor and author, tempts your senses and guides your palate.

You'll have your own dish to season and your own belly to fill while you taste, experiment, and learn, all while having fun at the library. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Rockridge Library, a volunteer-run 501(c)3 organization.

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