Sensory Friendly Family Films Debut at Library this Saturday


The Alameda Free Library launches its new Sensory Friendly Family Film series with the film The Secret Life of Pets this Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library’s Stafford Meeting Room at 1550 Oak St.

Sensory Friendly Family Films give individuals with sensory sensitivities an opportunity to enjoy movies in a safe and accepting environment. The movies are family friendly and appropriate for all ages. The lights are dimmed, the volume is lowered and individuals are welcome to move around and make noise.

Sensory Friendly Family Film is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. The Secret Life of Pets is 90 minutes long and rated PG for some rude humor. Individuals with special dietary needs are welcome to bring their own snacks, but only water to drink.

Alameda Free Library is wheelchair accessible and served by AC Transit routes 21 and 51A. Bicycle racks are available at the library. For more information on this and other library programs, visit or contact the children’s department at 747-7705.