Alameda Free Library


New virtual reality technology allows players to experience a whole new world. Teens are invited to try it out for themselves using the Alameda Free Library’s new Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset Saturday, July 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. Experience a new reality using the headset and controllers to experience space, build robots and much more.


The Alameda Free Library has brightly colored adventure backpacks ready to loan out to adventurous kids in the Island City. Individuals, families or groups looking for fun in the outdoors who might be planning excursions like picnic lunches, hikes on new trails or maybe just watching bugs crawl can take advantage of a new library backpack-lending program.



Ready to get a job or volunteer position but don’t know how to start? Teens and tweens are invited to attend a workshop on Thursday, April 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library at 1550 Oak St.


The Alameda Free Library is hosting a free concert celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, showcasing the talents of the Dave Rocha Trio. The concert will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. 


It has been my pleasure and honor to be Alameda’s Poet Laureate for the past two and a half years. I was selected by former Mayor Marie Gilmore in 2014 to pick up the mantle for a three-year term after the passing of Alameda’s first Poet Laureate, Mary Rudge.

In the wake of concerns surrounding the immigration ban recently put in place by the new president, the American Association of University Women’s Alameda branch put together a public forum featuring knowledgeable and influential Muslims and Muslim activists.  


The Alameda Free Library is seeking Alameda youths to join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) to let the library know what they’re interested in. 

The TAB makes a difference to the library and other teens in Alameda. 

Alameda teens are invited to the next TAB meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the Main Library on 1550 Oak St. in the Stafford Room. 


Are old toys collecting dust in your closet or attic? Come to the Library Laboratory and bring them to life again. Turn old stuff into freaky, Frankentoy creations by taking old items apart and sewing, gluing and taping them to other destroyed toys.