Large library with over 30,000 English language books, you can join for 200 pesos - and get emails all year long, even when back home. Keeps me connected with what is going on, and there are many opportunities to volunteer in the city of Oaxaca. Also a good way to meet other residents and visitors.
The Oaxaca Lending Library is a great resource as well as a place to read and relax. The staff, volunteers, and bulletin boards were very helpful on providing information on what was going on in the city. There is a small café that sells coffee, drinks, and bagels in the morning. I had an enjoyable two afternoons recently playing bridge... 更多
The OLL offers not only rooms full of English and Spanish books, interesting classes on everything your can possibly imagine, but also lectures, and various events scheduled almost every day, and information on 'everything Oaxaca'. Also available for a fee are fascinating trips into the region (eg. Hierve el Agua). Thumbs up!
I did not do as much as I had hoped at the OLL, but believe me, there was a lot to do. I heard a great lecture and saw a wonderful film. Sorry I missed some of the tours. Nice folks, too. If you go, be a pal and join for the month---you're supporting a great organization.
This library is a source of information about Oaxaca from the American point of view in ENGLISH! Activities include tours of Oaxaca homes, historical review of architecture, Mezcal tasting, films and history,
Check out the website for OLL. Hikes, lectures, movies in Oaxaca are listed. Attended a lecture, a movie and took the tour to Mitla through the OLL.
We didn't check out books or go on the walks, which we heard were fabulous. We did participate in the language exchange on Saturday, which made us feel like we were giving at least a little something back to the community.
Like many expats, I live in Oaxaca thanks to the Oaxaca Lending Library. It is 50 years old this year and keeps getting better. My favorite activity is Intercambio which is free 10-12 every Saturday. Mexicans are paired with English speakers for an hour in both languages. It's the best way to polish your Spanish. There is also a children's... 更多
We came to Oaxaca for the month of July with our three year old and were happy to find the Oaxaca Lending Library. It is well located and has a huge selection of books in English and Spanish. We paid 180 pesos and joined for one month. Just about every two days, one of us went with our three year... 更多