• May 14: Art of the Machine art docent program
    Come learn about Precisionism--a streamlined, "machined" aesthetic that flourished in America during the 1920s and 1930s. A docent from the de Young Museum will show slides and discuss at the Alameda Main Library.
  • Last chance to donate books
    FAL needs your books for the May 4-6 book sale. Drop them off Monday April 23.


Friends of the Alameda Library is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the city of Alameda’s libraries through fundraising, volunteerism and advocacy.

Latest News from FAL

Lunch for the Librarians

To celebrate National Library Week, FAL delivered lunch to our creative, hardworking and dedicated librarians on April 12. Pictured are library associates Shirley Wong, Paulette Brewer and Ella Norris. Thanks for all you do! Read More

Meet Friends board member David Beall

What are your earliest memories of reading and books?  I grew up in Quincy, California, and I think the first book I really read was from the Plumas County Library: Alice in Wonderland... Read More