YOUR VOICES, YOUR STORIES

We all carry experiences of our neighborhoods, the stories that make this place home. As North Oakland continues to grow and change, Commons Archive is gathering neighbors' memories to preserve the area’s many histories. In February we distributed story collection boxes throughout the neighborhood. They’ll be accessible when services re-open.  In the meantime, visit our Instagram -- we’re spotlighting recently gathered neighbor stories. And when you see a neighbor on your next walk, share some memories!

Visit Oakland Public Library for 24/7 online services for Oakland history, reading lists, story-time links, ebooks & more!

Take a listen to  East Bay Yesterday for some fascinating local history.

Need a little pick-me-up?  Listen to Golden Gate Library’s Sharon Vaughn sing Won’t You Be My Neighbor.

Golden Gate Library After Hours

2020

Trivia with East Bay Yesterday

2018

Carnegie History

2018

Swap O Rama

2018

Black Panther History

2018

Commons Archive Library Installations

2017

Golden Gate Spirit Walk

2017

Commons Archive Launch Party

2017