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Used Book Sale

Oct. 16 - 18 at the O'Club

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Alameda History Book for sale at Dewey's Friends Cafe in the Main Library - price $5.00

Alameda history book


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About the Friends...

The Alameda Free Library opened in ovember 2006.

The Friends of the Alameda Free Library is a volunteer organization. The Library Friends group was founded in 1973 to increase public awareness of the Library as an essential part of the community and to support the Library in developing services and facilities.

The Friends worked for years toward the goal of a new Main Library. That goal was realized in November 2006 when Alameda's new Library opened at the corner of Lincoln and Oak. The Friends of the Library continue to support and fund projects, equipment, and goals of the Library.

We hope you'll join the Friends and help support the Alameda Free Library.

Art at the Alameda Free LIbrary presents COLORS OF INDIA, an exhibit by Kumar Fanse. Kumar works with watercolor, oil on canvas and dry leaves and tree bark. More information

cafe panorama

Cafe hours: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10am-4pm; Tuesday 1-4pm; Saturday 10am-3pm. Though the library is closed on Monday morning, Dewey's café is open. With free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, and coffee and goodies available for purchase, the library café is a great place to spend your morning while waiting for the library to open at noon. The café opens at 10am and may be accessed from the patio door off of the parking lot at the rear of the library. Check it out!

Live @ the Library
2015 Concert Series
Benefiting the Alameda Free Library

faye carol

Saturday, September 26 - Miss Faye Carol - Jazz Ain't Nothin' But Soul

Faye Carol was born in Meridian, Mississippi, where she sang in a gospel choir at a school where her grandmother taught. At age 10 she moved to Pittsburg. Her early musical influences included Sam Cooke and Little Richard and rhythm and blues.[1] She cut two records as Faye Ross for West Coast labels in the mid 60s touring for the rest of the decade as a vocalist in the Bay Area with various R&B and funk bands.She married blues musician Jim Gamble and toured with him for a number of years and in 1970 formed her own trio finding appreciative audiences in cabaret and jazz venues.Her reportoire was influence by jazz greats including Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. The San Francisco Examiner once wrote that “no singer in the Bay area comes close to Carol’s sheer intensity; she doesn’t just sell a song . . . she sells her soul for that song.”[2]

ed reed & anton schwartz

Saturday, October 24 -Ed Reed Quintet featuring Anton Schwartz

Ed sings from the gut, from life experience, doing it with nobility and smarts, while feeling inside a lyricSince recording his first album at the age of 78, Reed has taken his rightful place as one of jazz's most keenly observant singers, a balladeer with a fine-grained baritone who turns familiar standards into wrenching tales.
-San Jose Mercury News

"Anton has everything you want to hear in a modern jazz saxophonist  appealing consistent tone, an abundance of ideas fueling both his compositions and his improvisation, and superb taste in musical collaboration."
-The San Francisco Bay Guardian

"A masterful jazz artista guiding light of both the Bay Area and national jazz scenes."
-SF Jazz

maria muldaur

Saturday, November 21 - Maria Muldaur Quartet -Way Past Midnight

Maria has created a multi-media retrospective, Way Past Midnight, which chronicles her 50 year journey "to the Oasis and Beyond." This special presentation features her signature tune, "Midnight at the Oasis," her hits and fan favs from every stage of her career, as well as fascinating, entertaining, (often humorous!) stories of her personal encounter, friendships, and collaborations with many of the greatest names in music.

Doors open 7pm, Concert 8pm
Tickets: Three Concert Series $90
Individual Concert $35

Tickets available at these locations:
Books Inc. - 1344 Park Street, Alameda
Dewey's Friends Cafe, Alameda Main Library - 1550 Oak Street
Tickets also available online here
Sponsors: Friends of the Alameda Free Library, Alameda Free Library Foundation, Alameda Library Board Art Committee



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