Aug
11
Sun
FAL Table at the Alameda Mini Maker Faire
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Friends of the Alameda Library will have a booth at the Alameda Mini Maker
Faire. Come visit us and learn ways to upcycle old books. We are so excited to participate in this event!

Aug
12
Mon
Art docent talk Aug. 12: Annabeth Rosen Ceramics @ Alameda Free Library
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents the first major museum survey of the work of Northern California sculptor Annabeth Rosen, a pioneer in the field of contemporary ceramics. Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped covers more than 20 years of the artist’s work, revealing both the variations and consistencies found within her ongoing explorations of form and process.

A docent will present images from the exhibit and discuss them.

 

Alameda Free Library, Main Branch

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Sep
14
Sat
Live@theLibrary: Larry Vuckovich Quintet with Alvon Johnson @ Alameda Free Library, Main Branch
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm

The 11th season of Live@theLibrary kicks off with pianist Larry Vuckovich and his quintet, featuring vocals by Alvon Johnson.

This is a spectacular show with the accomplished jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich. Larry is a mainstay of the San Francisco jazz scene, often appearing at Yoshi’s and Piedmont Piano, and directing the West Coast Jazz Festival and Napa Valley Jazz Festival. He will be accompanied by musicians who are world jazz stars: Alvon Johnson, vocalist; John Santos, Latin percussion; Akira Tana, drums; Jeff Massanari, guitar; and Doug Miller, bass. Larry has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences for his deeply imaginative style and repertoire.

 

Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. Check back for details on how to buy them.

$40 for individual concerts, $100 for the series of three. Proceeds go to support library programs.

Oct
12
Sat
Live@theLibrary Concert with Mimi Fox Trio @ Alameda Free Library, Main Branch
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm

The second concert in this year’s Live@theLibrary concert series will feature the Mimi Fox Trio.

“Fast Fingers” Fox is one of the few established female jazz guitarists on the scene today. Her music is an evocative interpretation of jazz with swing, blues, Latin and bebop. She will be accompanied by Brian Ho on Hammond B3 organ and Lorca Hart on drums. From blues to luscious ballads to blazing bebop, Mimi thrives in the B3 organ trio setting. Following in the footsteps of Wes Montgomery, Mimi has forged her own new path burnished from years of touring/recording with B3 masters such as Joey DeFrancesco and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Mimi Fox is the winner in six consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic’s polls, and recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists around.

 

Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. Check back for details on how to buy them.

$40 for individual concerts, $100 for the series of three. Proceeds go to support library programs.

Nov
16
Sat
Live@theLibrary Concert: Dmitri Matheny Quintet @ Alameda Free Library, Main Branch
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

The third and final concert of the 2019 Live@theLibrary season will feature the Dmitri Matheny Quintet.

A first for the Library “Live” performances, Dmitri Matheny is a flugelhornist, who often emphasizes beautiful melodic ballads. He will be accompanied by Charles McNeal, tenor sax; Matt Clark, piano; John Wiitala, bass; and Leon Joyce Jr., drums. First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, who was one of the original jazz musicians to make the flugelhorn popular, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players” (San Francisco Chronicle). Matheny has received several prestigious music awards, including NW Instrumentalist of the Year. He is also a prolific composer and lyricist whose published compositions span the jazz, pop, symphonic, choral, chamber and world music genres.

 

Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. Check back for details on how to buy them.

$40 for individual concerts, $100 for the series of three. Proceeds go to support library programs.