Events and Activities for Kids

Book Making for Kids: Saturday, January 28, 2:00-3:30 Main Library

posted Jan 11, 2017, 1:40 PM by Sarah Burkey

Drop in art that's fun for all kids!  We'll supply all you need to create your very own book; you supply the creativity!  Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

10th Anniversary Celebration Sat. Nov. 5 activities ongoing all day

posted Nov 4, 2016, 12:59 PM by Sarah Burkey

Alphabet Rockers 11AM spirited, fun music and dance performance geared toward ages 4-8
Alameda String Academy Birthday Concert 3:00
Plus Chutes and Ladders in the Library
Call 510-747-7705 for more info

International Games Day Sat. Nov. 19

posted Nov 4, 2016, 12:49 PM by Sarah Burkey   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 12:50 PM ]

Bring the whole family for a day of board gaming at Main Library.  A selection of games will be provided. 1:00-4:45

Spooky Night at Main Library Wed. Oct. 26 7-8pm

posted Oct 3, 2016, 12:03 PM by Sarah Burkey

Children from age kindergarten and up: you're invited for an evening of spooky good fun and frightfully fantastic Halloween crafts!  Costumes encouraged!  Stafford Community Room

Costume Exchange at West End Sat. Oct. 15 10am-1pm

posted Oct 3, 2016, 10:57 AM by Sarah Burkey

How it works: Bring clean, gently used kids' costumes (up to 5th gr) to West End Library between Oct 1-13. Receive a ticket for each costume/accessory donated.  Come Sat. 10/15 between 10am-1pm with your ticket(s) or costume(s) if you didn't contribute early, to West End Library to exchange for a "new" used costume.  Don't have a costume to donate?  Come between noon and 1pm to find an overlooked treasure.

Star Wars Party Sat. 10/15 2-4pm

posted Oct 3, 2016, 10:49 AM by Sarah Burkey

Calling all Star Wars fans!  Come celebrate at Main Library; fun for the whole family!  Channel your inner Jedi and create your own lightsaber, craft your own dastardly Darth Vader mask, try your skill at Death Star target practice, and much more!  Costumes welcome.  No registration required.

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

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