Movie Night at Oakland Public Library


This week’s movie has Humor, Heart and Huggability! Big on Hero! Join us Wednesday July 29th at 6 pm for 102 minutes of animation! Don’t forget your pillow or blanket to get comfy in the library!

Oakland Library Hosting Kids Movie Night


The Library will be hosting Kids Movie Night every Wednesday night in July from 6 to 8 pm! This Wednesday night we will be showing the adorable little brown bear who has been the star of over 20 books by Michael Bond…can you guess the name of the movie? Bring your pillows and blankets and snuggle in for an enjoyable evening @ the library!

The Girl on the Train Book Review


By Rosa Schmidt, Oakland Public Library Director

Paula Hawkins’ debut novel “The Girl on the Train” is a suspenseful thriller filled with a complex plot, shocking twists at every turn, and an ending that will both stun and leave you wanting more.

Published in January of 2015, “Girl on a Train” has been touted as the next “Gone Girl” (a novel by Gillian Flynn/movie starring Ben Affleck). I myself see no real similarity between the two, other than the fact that they are both exciting page-turners and refreshingly different.

Hawkins’ novel tells the story of Rachel Watson, who has spent the last few years stumbling through life in a booze-filled depression ever since her husband left her for another woman. Now she spends her days riding the commuter train to and from London, even though she was fired from her job months ago, so that no one will know was a mess her life has become. The train stops for a few minutes every day near her old neighborhood, where she begins spying on an unknown couple, (think Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”) until the one day she sees something that changes everything. Of course with her unreliable history, no one believes her story and she is compelled to solve the mystery on her own.

“The Girl on the Train” will change how you see other people’s lives….the real and the imaginary.

Paula Hawkins’ debut novel “The Girl on the Train” is a suspenseful thriller filled with a complex plot, shocking twists at every turn, and an ending that will both stun and leave you wanting more.

Published in January of 2015, “Girl on a Train” has been touted as the next “Gone Girl” (a novel by Gillian Flynn/movie starring Ben Affleck). I myself see no real similarity between the two, other than the fact that they are both exciting page-turners and refreshingly different.

Hawkins’ novel tells the story of Rachel Watson, who has spent the last few years stumbling through life in a booze-filled depression ever since her husband left her for another woman. Now she spends her days riding the commuter train to and from London, even though she was fired from her job months ago, so that no one will know was a mess her life has become. The train stops for a few minutes every day near her old neighborhood, where she begins spying on an unknown couple, (think Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”) until the one day she sees something that changes everything. Of course with her unreliable history, no one believes her story and she is compelled to solve the mystery on her own.

“The Girl on the Train” will change how you see other people’s lives….the real and the imaginary.

 

Summer Reading Program at Oakland Public Library


What can a person of any age accomplish in 20 minutes a day? Most importantly…Keep those Reading Skills Up! All summer the Oakland Public Library will be providing incentives to our readers who participate in our Summer Reading Program! Visit the library for your reading log today!

Friends was the Theme of Story Time at Oakland Public Library


Friends was the theme of Story time at the Oakland Public Library. Next Tuesday is the last story time until school starts in the fall. Please join in the fun beginning at 10:00 a.m. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Friends was the theme of Story time at the Oakland Public Library. Next Tuesday is the last story time until school starts in the fall. Please join in the fun beginning at 10:00 a.m. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Puppies Were the Theme during Story Time at Oakland Public Library


Oakland Library Director Rosa Schmidt reads a book about puppies to Laityn Johnson, from left, Rachel Gatewood, Hilary Ray and Blaise Hartwell. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland Library Director Rosa Schmidt reads a book about puppies to Laityn Johnson, from left, Rachel Gatewood, Hilary Ray and Blaise Hartwell. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Sutton Hartwell enjoys watching the kids enjoy story time at the Oakland library. Soon, she will be participating. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Sutton Hartwell enjoys watching the kids enjoy story time at the Oakland library. Soon, she will be participating. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Blaise Hartwell proudly displays the puppy he made during craft time at the Oakland library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Blaise Hartwell proudly displays the puppy he made during craft time at the Oakland library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Blaise Hartwell shows what his puppy does at the Oakland Public Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Blaise Hartwell shows what his puppy does at the Oakland Public Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Making a puppy was fun for Hilary Ray at the Oakland library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Making a puppy was fun for Hilary Ray at the Oakland library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Laityn Johnson has a cute puppy to show off at the Oakland Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Laityn Johnson has a cute puppy to show off at the Oakland Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland Public Library Meeting Notice


Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Oakland Public
Library Board will be held at the Oakland Public Library, 110 East 3rd
Street, Wednesday December 10th @ 5:00 p.m.  An agenda of the subjects to
be considered, kept continually current, is available for public
inspection at the Oakland Public Library.
Said meeting is open to the public.

Sutton Hartwell Center of Attention at Oakland Public Library


Hilary Ray is holding little baby Sutton Hartwell while Laityn Johnson waits her turn at the Oakland Public Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Hilary Ray is holding little baby Sutton Hartwell while Laityn Johnson waits her turn at the Oakland Public Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Putting on a Show at Oakland Public Library


Laityn Johnson is putting on a show at the Oakland Public Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Laityn Johnson is putting on a show at the Oakland Public Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Putting on a Show at the Library


William and Winston Wilkey are entertaining at the Oakland Public Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

William and Winston Wilkey are entertaining at the Oakland Public Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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