Kelly Mustian is the author of the USA Today and SIBA-bestselling novel The Girls in the Stilt House, which Publishers Weekly describes as a “remarkable debut” and a “nearly flawless tale of loss, perseverance, and redemption.” She is the winner of the Mississippi … Read More

Summer Book Sale! June 21-22, 2024

Friday, June 21, 2024 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22 2024 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Alameda Free Library Main Branch, 1550 Oak Street, in the Stafford Room No charge for entry. Low prices on quality used … Read More

President’s Message | June 2024

Since Fall 2023, City of Alameda staff have been in discussions with Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) and MidPen Housing about a new library branch. The proposed 4800 sf library would be located in in the RESHAP (Rebuilding Existing Supportive Housing … Read More

President’s Message – May 2024

We are excited to welcome the new Library Director, Michael Eitner, who comes to Alameda from his position as Assistant Director at the Solano County Library. We look forward to working with Michael to support and advocate for our library’s … Read More

Michael Eitner appointed as new Library Director

FAL welcomes Michael Eitner as the new Library Director. Alameda City Manager Jennifer Ott has selected Michael Eitner to serve as the Director of the Alameda Free Library. Michael Eitner joins the City of Alameda after serving in management positions … Read More

President’s Message – April 2024

We hosted a very successful March Used Book Sale. Many discovered our used bookstore, Books For Friends, which also saw brisk sales, while others purchased delicious items from the Friends Café. Billy Reinschmiedt directed the sale, assisted by Cindy Silva, … Read More

President’s Message – March 2024

  The FAL 50th anniversary events are underway! FAL volunteers participated in the library’s Lunar New Year celebration, where families received special favors and indulged in treats and crafts in the specially-decorated Stafford Room and at the Friends Café. Read … Read More

President’s Message – February 2024

The Friends of the Alameda Free Library Board and its many volunteers are working on exciting programs for 2024. Online newsletter readers will receive updates on Monday mornings on the weeks when we have events. I find them great reminders even … Read More

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