The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Library Board. Newly accepted applicants will serve a partial term expiring June 30, 2019. The Library Board meets the second Wednesday of odd months, at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 224, at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St.
The City Charter gives the library board authority to:
In recognition of Filipino American History Month, Friends of the Alameda Free Library and several Filipino American cultural organizations will host a program on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The evening features Filipino food and music along with a panel discussion on Filipino Americans in Alameda and the life and work of labor organizer Larry Itliong.
Alameda Recreation and Parks’ Recreation Supervisor Pat Russi (red cap) gestures toward a historic former railroad ticket booth that has been given new life as a gazebo in Alameda’s newest park: Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. Last Saturday, Russi led an “Alameda Walks” tour of the park’s grounds that already feature an extensive play structure, the Rotary Pavilion (in the distance at left) and plenty of walking paths. Landscaping is still taking root and officials estimate the first phase of the park will open officially early next year.
Local Boy Scout Zavier Annis has announced a city-wide shoe drive for his Boy Scout Eagle service project that is currently underway. Annis is collecting new and used shoes of all types at several collection sites placed around Alameda. Heavily used but wearable shoes also accepted. All shoes collected. Annis will donate the shoes he collects to Soles4Souls, a charitable organization that uses shoe donations for poverty relief in impoverished countries.
Look for blue collection boxes with the Soles4Souls logo at the following locations: