President’s Message – August 2022

There was a terrific piece on CBS Sunday Morning – the 21st Century Public Library – about the exciting changes in public libraries throughout the country. One person referred to the library as the community living room and another said … Read More

Online Author Event with Joan Ryan Now Available to Stream

On July 18th, the Friends were joined by award-winning sports writer Joan Ryan who discussed her recent work, Intangibles: Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry, which weaves research in sociology, psychology, and neuroscience, with page-turning storytelling. Click on … Read More

Summer Pop-Up Book Sale a Big Success

Our Pop-Up Book Sale on Saturday, June 25, was a big success for all ages! Our theme for this sale was “Summer Reading” and books of all genres were featured. A curated selection of books from the Lawrence Reh collection … Read More

Books For Friends is Officially Open!

Books for Friends (BFF), a used bookshop that supports the Alameda Free Library, celebrated its grand opening on June 23-25. BFF is led and managed by volunteers from Friends of the Alameda Free Library (FAL) and is located across from … Read More

Welcome Cathy Peloquin to the FAL Board

The Friends of the Alameda Free Library is delighted to welcome Cathy Peloquin to our board. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Cathy moved to Alameda in 1988. She and her husband have lived in the same house for 34 years. Their … Read More

President’s Message – July 2022

The Books for Friends grand opening and our third Pop-Up Used Book Sale were very successful this past weekend! We sold record amounts of books, introduced the community to our outstanding new used bookstore in the Alameda Free Library, and … Read More

President’s Message – June 2022

In the May newsletter I reported on attempts to ban or censor books in public and school libraries – a total of 729 books were banned in 2021. Most of these efforts are focused on books read by teens, so … Read More

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