Chewonki is Coming!

Friday, February 16th 10:30 am

Fur, Feathers and Feet: introduction to Birds and Mammals

Discover the differences and similarities between birds and mammals as we encourage active learning by dressing two students in our bear and bird costumes.

Participants handle and examine beak, foot and feather specimen to get a closer look at each animal’s special adaptations. Chewonki will bring live, non-releasable bird to bring these ideas to life.

Book and Bake Sale
“Cabin Fevah Relievah”
Feb 13 to 23
Gently used books and baked goodies

The Writers’ Club

Tuesdays at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm


lego club slider

Lego Club Announcement: Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm, in the Young Adult Room

old-postcard-trainAnnouncement: We have a copy of the Oakland Historical Society’s “Historic Oakland Postcards” by Michael Denis on display in the reading room.

Welcome to Oakland Public Library

The Oakland Public Library was established in 1913 and funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The library serves as a center for knowledge and growth and provides area residents with a variety of services. Visit the library to find out more.

Display of Photography by Glenn LeBlanc of Oakland.

Glenn’s photographs feature local and Maine’s outdoor beauty. He has published two books of photographs; Light on the Trail and Friends in Wild Places.

Light on the trailFriends in Wild PlacesThe display is in the reading room for the month of May.

Library News

Sarah P. Roy – Head Librarian


Lisa Stevens – Assistant Librarian


Gene Roy – Children’s Librarian

Sarah Picks
  • Mr. Dickens and his Carol

    Mr. Dickens and his Carol

    Mr. Dickens and his Carol Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, …Read More »
  • Kissing Tolstoy

    Kissing Tolstoy

    Kissing Tolstoy What do you do when you discover that your super-hot blind date from months ago is now your …Read More »
  • Tippy Toe Murder

    Tippy Toe Murder

    Tippy Toe Murder With three kids underfoot, a fourth on the way, and an oppressive heat wave bearing down, homemaker …Read More »
  • The Prince of Tides

    The Prince of Tides

    The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy’s classic novel stings with honesty and resounds with drama. Spanning forty years, it’s the …Read More »
  • Holiday Murder

    Holiday Murder

    Holiday Murder As if Lucy Stone’s Christmas schedule wasn’t busy enough, she’s also working nights at the famous mail-order company …Read More »
Lisa Picks
  • The Immortalists

    The Immortalists

    The Immortalists If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New …Read More »
  • Anatomy of a scandal

    Anatomy of a scandal

    Anatomy of a scandal An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain’s privileged elite and the women …Read More »
  • The Girls in the Picture

    The Girls in the Picture

    The Girls in the Picture It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern …Read More »
  • The Wife Between Us

    The Wife Between Us

    The Wife Between Us When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading …Read More »
  • Cockroaches


    Cockroaches When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from …Read More »
Gene Picks
OPL Book Club
  • Chocolat


    Chocolat by Joanne Harris Feb 15, 6pm In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful …Read More »
  • The Prince of Tides

    The Prince of Tides

    The Prince of Tides Thursday, January 18 at 6 pm Pat Conroy’s classic novel stings with honesty and resounds with …Read More »
  • Holly and Ivy

    Holly and Ivy

    Holly and Ivy, by Fern Michaels Thursday Dec. 21 at 6pm The flames of memory always seem to glow a …Read More »

Storytime Fridays at 10:30

Thanksgiving decorations by Alysan Rancourt


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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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2018 Federal Holidays

Oakland Public Library is closed on all Federal Holidays

Date Holiday
Monday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 15 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 19* Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day
Monday, November 12** Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day