Black History Month | Black Youth: Exploring the Road to Success @ Alameda Free Library, Main Branch
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kiki Devoramonifa

Kiki Devoramonifa returns to moderate this year’s panel. We will be exploring the effects of racism on young people.

Panelists will include:

Oral Lee Brown: REALTOR® who has helped over 135 children attend college

Michelle McAfee: Educator – Park Day School

Ron Whittaker: Founding parent and board member at The Academy of Alameda

Art Docent Talk, Feb 10: Soul of a Nation @ Alameda Free Library, Main Branch
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Catlett’s Black Unity, 1968

“The internationally acclaimed exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, organized by Tate Modern in London, focuses on art made in the pivotal decades between 1963 and 1983, when issues of race and politics dominated and defined both public and private discourse. Rarely has an exhibition of historical art seemed so contemporary — and provoked so much discussion among its numerous viewers in Europe and the United States.”

— Fine Arts, Fall 2019

Join us at the library for an evening of art and conversation about race, identity, representation, civil rights, and politics. A docent will present images from this exhibit and discuss them. Come early – our most recent art docent talk was filled to capacity! You can read more about this exciting exhibit on the de Young Museum’s website here: https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/soul-of-a-nation.

FAL/AAUW Author Series | Jeneé Darden: When a Purple Rose Blooms @ Alameda Free Library, Main Branch
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jeneé Darden

The fourth annual Alameda Authors Series, sponsored by FAL and Alameda Branch of AAUW, returns with award winning journalist and book author Jeneé Darden. Ms. Darden will speak about her book, Where a Purple Rose Blooms. The book is a collection of poetry and essays that reflect writer Jeneé Darden’s journey through Black womanhood. With heart and humor, Darden engages us in conversations about race, love, sex, and mental health. Like a rose, being a Black woman in this society comes with its thorns and beauty.

Celebrate Leap Day! @ Alameda Free Library, Main Branch
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come and celebrate Leap Day at the Alameda Free Library by making your own time capsule! We’ll provide the jar and the decorations. You bring what you want to put inside it.

This program is best for children in 1st grade and up.

Registration is required. Please call 510-747-7705.