Packed House Discusses Carnegie Library’s Future

Amos White

If the turnout at The Local coffeehouse last Saturday is any indication, Alamedans have a strong interest in the future of the Alameda Carnegie Library across from City Hall. A development team looking to turn the former library, dormant since 1998, into the Carnegie Innovation Hall, a place of art, science and community, has a well-developed plan for the building. The new concept for the library and development team have been designed by the library’s neighbor Michael Sturtz, founder of the Crucible, an industrial arts community in Oakland. The team will continue to host community workshops; meetings and surveys as their plans develop. The team is also looking to create a Community Advisory Board of influential Island City residents. For more information visit