Events and Activities for Kids

Live Owl Encounter at Main Library Saturday Sept. 24, 2-3:00pm

posted Aug 23, 2016, 1:37 PM by Sarah Burkey

This popular program is returning to Main Library 9/24/16 at 2:00pm!  Come meet several, LIVE, non-releasable wild owls.  Learn about their stories and private lives.  This amazing encounter hosted by Native Bird Connections and co-sponsored by East Bay Regional Park District, will also include exploration of touchable artifacts such as feet, feathers, wings and skulls of various birds.  Families and their children ages 5-11 are encouraged to attend.  There are no reservations required however seating is limited.  Tickets will be handed out starting at 1:00 in the Children's Dept.  Doors will open around 1:45.

Summer Reading Program: End of Summer Party Wednesday Aug. 24 6:30pm

posted Aug 18, 2016, 1:36 PM by Sarah Burkey

You worked hard reading all summer, now enjoy the party to celebrate!  You are invited to our special recognition ceremony at the DeWitt O' Club (641 Redline Ave.) with members of City Council and the Alameda Free Library Board.  Also, enjoy a performance by a ventriloquist with his buddy, Cornelius Crow.  

The Tiny Book Show at Main Library Monday, July 25 1-4pm

posted Jul 19, 2016, 9:52 AM by Sarah Burkey   [ updated Jul 21, 2016, 10:49 AM ]

Come see this amazing mobile exhibition of miniature books housed inside a 1965 Covered Wagon travel trailer named Maude, curated by The Creativity Caravan. The Tiny Book Show features hundreds of handmade books, each measuring no more than 3 inches, made by artists of all ages from all over the world. Poets and educators Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, founders of the Creativity Caravan, will be offering a unique hands-on book-making workshop as part of the summer-long cross country tour, with an exhibit stop in Alameda. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend.  The trailer will be in the parking lot at Main and a book making workshop will be in the Stafford Community Room.  To read more visit

Saturday Summer Cinema 2:00 Main Library, Stafford Rm

posted Jun 24, 2016, 11:14 AM by Sarah Burkey

July 2 The Peanuts Movie   
July 23  Open Season: Scared Silly

Teddy Bear Picnic Mondays at 11am June 20-July 25

posted Jun 24, 2016, 11:09 AM by Sarah Burkey

Meet at the park for a picnic storytime!  Bring your lunch and a blanket, come early to play, then join Dawn under the trees and listen to stories while you eat.  What a grand time!
  6/27 Franklin Park  7/11 Tillman Park  7/18 Littlejohn Park  7/25  Washington Park 

Tween Time Drop-in Events at Main Library (Amazing FUN!) 2-4 pm

posted Jun 24, 2016, 10:49 AM by Sarah Burkey   [ updated Jun 24, 2016, 10:50 AM ]

Tween Time is for students in 4th-8th grades.  Happening Friday afternoons through July.
   6/24 Bad Art! Create then vote for the worst!
   7/1 Get Slimed! Messy Science
   7/8 Tie Dye, bring a white t-shirt
   7/15 design a personalized mirror or unique frame
   7/22 create a cool circuit board
   7/29 funny movie & yummy ice cream sandwiches

Wild Things, Inc. Tuesday June 28, 6:30pm Main Library

posted Jun 7, 2016, 1:21 PM by Sarah Burkey

Meet animal ambassadors from five continents and hear their exciting stories!

Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip Wednesday, June 22 noon, Main Library parking lot

posted Jun 7, 2016, 1:10 PM by Sarah Burkey

Alameda Free Library and Books Inc. present to you: author and illustrator signings, crafts, giveaways, costume character appearances, activities and photo ops!  A fun event for families with children age 0-12.

Summer Reading Kickoff with an All Day Family Fun Festival on Saturday 6/18

posted Apr 29, 2016, 12:13 PM by Sarah Burkey   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 1:07 PM ]

Celebrate the end of the school year and the start of Summer Reading with all day Family Fun Festivities beginning at 11:00 at Main Library with games and activities for younger children, including: crafty crafts from 11-2, amazing *live action* Chutes & Ladders, lively music & dance show at 1:15, and ending with a popular children's movie that starts around 3:00.  
You won't want to miss the event of the season!  Children can sign up for Summer Reading and receive their game boards to start reading for cool prizes!

Family Game Day at Main Library Saturday 5/28 from 2-4pm

posted Apr 29, 2016, 12:07 PM by Sarah Burkey

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