Kudos for longtime library advocate Honora Murphy

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Honora Murphy, a founder of the Friends of the Alameda Free Library and a dynamic leader of volunteer efforts around education, libraries, disability advocacy and civic involvement in Alameda for 50 years, was honored by the Alameda City Council with … Read More

Friends of the Library Appreciation Week in Alameda

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On Oct. 17 the Alameda City Council approved a proclamation designating Oct. 15-21, 2017, to be Friends of the Library Appreciation Week. In attendance to accept the proclamation from Mayor Trish Spencer were Friends representatives Cindy Silva, Karen Manuel, Kumar … Read More

Digital headliners installed thanks to Friends fundraising

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Last year, Library Director Jane Chisaki requested digital flat screens for each library to update patrons on events, programs, and calendar changes. The cost including installation, was about $10,000. The Friends’ “Ten Years, Already?!” campaign (celebrating the first decade of … Read More

FAL volunteers celebrated

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The contributions of FAL volunteers were celebrated on a sunny July afternoon at Dragon Rouge restaurant flanking the estuary. Board President Karen Butter, Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer, Council Member Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, and Library Director Jane Chisaki spoke, thanking the … Read More

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