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Your weekend: Alameda reads, reels, robots

Submitted by on 1, March 4, 2010 – 2:00 pmNo Comment

We want you to come to the library.

Looking for something to do with the kids during this never-ending downpour? The Alameda Free Library’s got movies, crafts, author talks and even a visit from your friendly neighborhood Stormtrooper this month, all part of “Across the Pages: An Alameda Community Reads Program.”

The program is set up to encourage local communities to read the same books and talk about them, and this year, the library is focusing on science, fantasy, horror and supernatural fiction. And all of the events are free and open to the public.

The program includes three free screenings in the Main Library’s Regina K. Stafford Room: “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7; “E.T.,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21; and “Star Wars: Clone Wars,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28 (show up at 1 p.m. and you’ll have the chance to meet a Stormtrooper).

The event also includes a series of talks by authors Tim Pratt (7 p.m. Monday, March 8), Ellen Klages (2 p.m. Sunday, March 14), Claire Coustier (6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17) and professor Aaron Jason (7 p.m. Thursday, March 25).

The main library will host a month-long scavenger hunt for adults, teens and kids, and the main, Bay Farm and West End branch libraries will host robot and fairy craft events.

More details about the event are available online or by calling the library at 747-7713. The main library is at 1550 Oak Street; West End branch is 788 Santa Clara Avenue; and Bay Farm branch is at 3221 Mecartney Road. The programs are made available with the support of Friends of the Alameda Free Library.

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