Nov 19 2010

Piedmont LWV Luncheon Speaker – Oakland Library Director

Carmen Martinez, Director of the Oakland Public Library, will be the featured speaker at the Piedmont League of Women Voters’ Holiday Lunch on Wednesday, December. 1, 2010.  This event is open to the pubic and will be held at 104 Monte Avenue, Piedmont, and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Ms. Martinez will discuss “The Oakland Library:  Opportunity for All.”

Carmen Martinez has been Library Services Director of the Oakland Public Library for 10 years. She received her Master’s degree in library science at California State University, Fullerton in 1974 and worked as a children’s librarian in Los Angeles County before becoming Director of Branches at the Los Angeles Public Library. She is active professionally in the California and American Library Associations and serves on the board of the California Cultural and Historic Endowment Fund. Ms. Martinez lives in the Montclair neighborhood and enjoys hiking, cooking, and “good reads.”

Cost of the luncheon is $25.00 per person, and reservations are required.  For reservations, mail check, payable to LWVP, to Treasurer Ward Lindenmayer, 40 Highland Ave., Piedmont, 94611. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 23.  For further information, call Marj Blackwell, 510.654.4456.

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