Friends @ Home | Docent Event: Irving Penn
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pre-registration is required for this event. You can register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AK2T68-BR7e1vulw6RjuUw#/registration

With a career spanning seven decades, Irving Penn was one of the 20th century’s preeminent photographers. Penn is best known for his work at Vogue magazine, where he revolutionized and modernized fashion photography, emphasizing models’ characters through their expressions and gestures. But his penetrating portraits reveal Penn’s talent for observing human attitude, while his graphic intelligence and ability to shape volumes with light are evident in his studies of nudes and in still life, a genre he favored throughout his career.


Come hear more about the de Young exhibition, including a special section of photographs from San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love, featuring Haight-Ashbury hippies and legendary local rock bands.

Used Book Sale
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Used Book Sale returns! Hundreds of books, CDs, and DVDs. Every genre and lots of recent titles.

Friday June 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday June 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Alameda Free Library Main Branch, 1550 Oak Street, Stafford Room

No charge for entry.
Low prices on quality used books, CDs and DVDs.
Cash, Checks, Credit Cards Accepted

Friends @ Home | Docent event: Frans Hals
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Frans Hals: The Jolly Painter

July 10, 7 p.m. on Zoom
Registration info to come

If you didn’t make it to the comprehensive exhibit of 17th century portraitist Frans Hals at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum this spring, come share in this exploration of his freewheeling, joyful work.


Hals was celebrated, admired, and sometimes criticized for his rough and ready style—a forerunner of Impressionism, a style now so familiar that it’s easy to forget he was its originator. His group and individual portraits give a remarkable picture of the lives of his patrons and the norms, values, and traditions of his times.