Alameda Free Library

Stuck without tools and need to fix your bike? Luckily, the city’s efforts to be bike friendly have resulted in the installation of a free-to-use bike repair station conveniently located near the Alameda Main Library. The bicycle pump and tools station expands the city’s mission to promote eco-friendly travel options.

On Dec. 28, 2015, the Alameda Free Library screened the PBS documentary The City Dark. Inspired by that showing, the library is soliciting entries for a community art project.

Participants should create — in art forms of their choice — a piece for display in the library. 

They should use their most-impactful night-sky experience as inspiration. Entries should be smaller than a two-foot square. Artists should bring their creations — each no more than a two-foot square — to the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., by Tuesday, March 1.

The Alameda Free Library will welcome New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen via a live video stream on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main library, 1550 Oak St. Gerritsen will converse with the audience from her home in Maine about her bestselling novels, including her thrilling Rizzoli & Isles series, which inspired TNT’s popular television show. The event is a part of the Library Talks project.

If you haven’t been outside to play, explore, or just be, for a long time it can seem a little daunting. Where do I go? What do I need to take? What will I do? These are all very legitimate questions. 

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Get outside with the Alameda Free Library’s Library Outside program. The typical day for an American adult is a whirlwind of tasks.
Breakfast, commute, work all day or evening, or night (if you’re lucky at only one job, but sometimes at two or three), commute, shopping, dinner, chores, prep for the next day, check emails, check social media, contact family and friends. 

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