Alameda Main Library

The City Council will meet tomorrow at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St.  to review and vote on accepting its workplan and to assess the upcoming fiscal year’s budget report. The workplan outlines programs and projects that the City Council is considering in the next fiscal year, including Council referrals.

In three free workshops coming up this month, computer users can brush up on their computing skills at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The classes will focus on the Windows operating system and how to integrate it with portable devices. The first class takes place Wednesday, March 13; register at the circulation desk. Above, replacing a bad tube meant checking among the ENIAC computer’s 19,000 possibilities. The forerunner of today’s personal computers was introduced in 1946.

A presentation entitled “Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters” has been scheduled for Monday, July 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Alameda Main Library Stafford Room. The art docent program will discuss the Pre-Raphaelites, a secret society of artists founded in 1848 by seven young Englishmen who rebelled against the Victorian-era art world. The talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. For more information, contact Kumar Fanse at Alameda Main Library is located at 1550 Oak St.


Fright Night Escape Room
Something isn’t quite right. There’s an eerie calm in the air and it seems like you and your friends are the only people left on earth. Can you solve the mystery and get out in time before succumbing to the force that has taken over?  


The following monthly events geared for Alameda youth have been on hiatus in August. All programs have since resumed.

Storytimes: Mama Goose for 18 mos. to 3 years old, Saturdays, Main Library, 10 a.m.; Peter Rabbit for youth 2 to 5 years old, Wednesdays, West End Library, 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays, Main Library, 10 and 11 a.m.; School age for Kindergarten to third grade, Wednesdays, Main Library, 3:30 p.m.; and family storytime for all ages takes place Tuesdays, Bay Farm branch, 7 p.m.


The Alameda Main Library has many events coming up this summer for young people in Alameda.


Artwork and artists can have a great influence on their communities. Teen artists are invited to create drawings, paintings, doodles and other works of art that will inspire Alamedans to read. The art will be displayed in the Homework Center in the Main Library.


Let’s be honest. We all judge books by their covers. Sometimes readers pick up books because they have a cool photograph or an interesting pattern on the cover. Other books are just as easily passed by because of an outdated, faded, or just plain ugly cover.


The city of Alameda, and the entire country, face an important election this November. Are you registered to vote? If you’ve moved, never registered, or are changing parties, you need to register. The last day to register online, in person, or by phone is Monday, Oct. 24. But why wait that long?