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

The third and final concert of the 2019 Live @ the Library 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.

This is a sold out event!

Black History Month | Conversations with Youth @ Alameda Free Library, Main Branch
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

More details to follow!

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: