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Live @ The Library concerts start Saturday

Submitted by on 1, September 25, 2009 – 5:50 amNo Comment
Jazz pianist Kelly Park.

Jazz pianist Kelly Park.

So what’s the most happening place on the Island these days? Would you guess it’s your local library?

They’ve got a raft of great kids’ programs (Paws to Read, Caterpillar Puppets, Recycled Storytime). And art (Preschoolers Paint the Town and the Maya Ortiz potters, who are doing a live demonstration at the main library at 1 p.m. Saturday). And now, they’re hosting a series of fundraising concerts that start this Saturday night.

The Live @ The Library concert series kicks off tonight with a performance by local jazz pianist Kelly Park and Friends featuring Kathy Moehring, a singer who you may also know as the executive director of the West Alameda Business Association.

The monthly concert series continues on Saturday, October 24 with a performance by husband and wife performers Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill and on Saturday, November 21 with a show by the Jazzschool Advanced High School Jazz Workshop, which is directed by Michael Zilber.

The shows will be held in the Regina K. Stafford room of the main library, 1550 Oak Street. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the shows begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the inaugural shows are $25, $60 for the series, and are available at Dewey’s Friends Cafe in the main library; Books Inc., 1344 Park Street; and Wescafe, 1536 Webster Street. You can also order tickets by mail by printing out the form on the Alameda Library Foundation website or online through Brown Paper Tickets.

The concerts are brought to you by the Alameda Free Library Foundation and the Friends of the Alameda Free Library, and proceeds benefit the library. For more information, call 464-1099.

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