Fall in Love this Valentine’s Day... with a Book


Take a chance and fall in love! The Alameda Free Library’s ever-popular “Blind Date with a Book” is back! Visit the the Main Library to pick up your mystery book (and some chocolate). 

Also, just for teens: Enjoy chocolate while working on homework, studying or doing other projects during open study hall at the library. The next Chocolate Study Hall takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the library’s Teen Department at 1550 Oak St.

To view more events at the library, visit the all-new www.alamedafree.org

Already in love?
There’s no reason to go home empty-handed on Valentine’s Day. A number of florists and gift stores can be found in the Downtown Alameda. To personally pick out a beautiful arrangement of flowers or discover unique gift ideas, drop by downtown there are lovely treasures on every block. 

Chocolates may be the norm for Valentine’s Day but there are lots of unique treats — artisan cakes, divine cookies and creamy ice cream — at downtown’s bakeries and ice cream shops.
For something sexy and fun, try an artistic rose or heart tattoo at a downtown tattoo parlor.

It’s not too late to make plans to share the evening with that special person at one of the many restaurants downtown. The district’s wide array of restaurants are putting together special menus and events to share with that special person. Perfect for a night out with your Valentine! 

Dinner and wine at home
Downtown grocers and produce stands can help complete that shopping list with their delectable selection of meats, fruits and vegetables. To accompany that romantic meal with Sweetie, pick up a luscious (and affordable) bottle of wine at any number of downtown’s fine spirits purveyors. 
And speaking of spirits... 

Whiskey Stroll tickets for your Valentine
Tickets are almost gone for Downtown Alameda’s Whiskey Stroll on Friday, March 1, and tickets will make a great gift. Stroll the historic downtown district with your sweetheart tasting handcrafted small-batch whiskeys paired with yummy bites at a number of unique locations.

Purchase tickets online at DowntownAlameda.com/whiskey.

For more gift ideas and a list of restaurants and shops in Downtown Alameda, go to www.DowntownAlameda.com.