81st Avenue Library http://kalw.org en Library serves more than just books http://kalw.org/post/library-serves-more-just-books <p></p><p>The 81<sup>st</sup> Avenue Library is the newest public library in Oakland. It has a sleek, modern exterior - unexpected angles and large green-tinted windows. Inside, it is just as modern - not just in its architecture or amenities, but in the programs it provides for the community.&nbsp; The 81<sup>st</sup> Avenue Library hosts unexpected events like “Game Nights,” for teenagers (substituting Play Station 3s for Monopoly), and offers Zumba classes every Saturday. It is also the school library for the two charter schools next door—ACORN Woodland and EnCompass Academy. Plus, it's the only public library in Oakland that can boast a café.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:53:08 +0000 Megan Susman 38689 at http://kalw.org Library serves more than just books Hear Here: Eric Hannan remembers working at 81st Ave. Library in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-eric-hannan-remembers-working-81st-ave-library-oakland <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eric </span>Hannan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was only supposed to work as the </span>81st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Avenue Library's Teen Service Director for a few weeks. He ended up staying two years.</span></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 01:17:54 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 38100 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Eric Hannan remembers working at 81st Ave. Library in Oakland Hear Here: Meet Anthony Propernick http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-meet-anthony-propernick <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For about a year and a half now, </span>KALW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been popping into the </span>81st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Avenue East Oakland library to record the stories of the people who live and work in the neighborhood. Today we meet the man who helps make the library a safe and valuable place for the community, Anthony </span>Propernick<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Click the audio player above to listen to the story.</em></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:13:38 +0000 Melanie Young 36133 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Meet Anthony Propernick Hear Here is coming to a library near you! http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-coming-library-near-you <p>Hear Here producers are once again venturing out to both Oakland and San Francisco libraries-and we want you to come and share your stories!&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're bringing our microphones to record your memories, tales, and favorite personal stories. Bring a loved one, bring a few friends, or come by yourself-your stories will be featured online, and may air on 91.7FM!</span></p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:51:23 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 31680 at http://kalw.org Hear Here is coming to a library near you! Dance in the library? Why not http://kalw.org/post/dance-library-why-not <p></p><p>Libraries are where many people go to exercise their brains, and now there’s at least one where you can exercise your body. The 81st Avenue Branch Library in East Oakland is finding that what people want in their neighborhood is to work out. And, they didn’t have to go far to find the right instructor.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 02:54:25 +0000 Leila Day 31567 at http://kalw.org Dance in the library? Why not