Artists In Libraries

MOCHA @ the Library

MOCHA @ the Library: MOCHA is returning to the library to offer FREE weekly art workshops at ten Oakland Public Library branches. Join MOCHA Teaching Artists in these workshops for children. Each week the Teaching Artist will present art related to a different theme, building creativity, socio-emotional, and academic skills through painting, drawing, sculpting, and numerous other art forms. 


Support and funding for these programs are part of LEAP (Library Education and Art Program). LEAP is funded by a CA State Library grant for the 2022-2023 school year. This grant is keeping our library program accessible to the greater Oakland community. 

Weekly Times & Branch Locations (Fall 22-Spring 2023)

Program starting second week of September 2022: September 12, 2022-May 27, 2023

Mondays-Saturdays (No Programming on Official Library Holidays)



  • Cesar Chavez Branch: Mondays at 3:30pm-5:00pm

    • (Branch Address: 3301 E 12th St #271, Oakland, CA 94601 (Located in The Fruitvale Village near Fruitvale BART)

  • Eastmont Branch: Mondays 4:30pm-6:00pm

    • (Branch Address: 7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 211. Oakland, CA 94605 (Located in Eastmont Town Center)



  • Martin Luther King Branch: Tuesdays 3:15pm-4:45pm

    • (Branch Address: 6833 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94621)

  • ​Brookfield Branch: Tuesdays at 4:00pm-5:30pm

    • (Branch Address: 9255 Edes Ave, Oakland, CA 94603)

  • Asian Branch: Tuesdays at 3:30pm-5:00pm

    • (Branch Address: 388 9th St #190, Oakland, CA 94607 (Located in Pacific Renaissance Plaza)



  • Main (Children's Room) Branch: Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:30pm

    • (Branch Address: 125 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612)

  • 81st Ave Branch: Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:30pm

    • (Branch Address: 1021 81st Ave, Oakland, CA 94621)


  • Elmhurst Branch: Thursdays at 2:00pm-3:30pm

    • (Branch Address: 1427 88th Ave, Oakland, CA 94621)



  • ​West Oakland Branch: Fridays at 3:30pm-5:00pm

    • (Branch Address: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607)



  • Melrose Branch: Saturdays at 12:00pm-1:30pm

    • (Branch Address: 4805 Foothill Blvd. Oakland, CA 94601)

Funding Support


This 2022-2023 school year, in collaboration with our friends at Oakland Public Libraries and made possible from a CA State Library grant, MOCHA is able to offer weekly art workshops at eleven library branches of the Oakland Public Library.

For more information contact: Ashley Aaron, Community Arts Director: