Special Music, Film Featured in Town

The Alameda Main Library is featuring some unusual events over the next few days.

For those who want to turn off their iPods or MP3 players, come on over to the library for some old tunes — including a few old 78s played on a 1906 open-horn gramophone.

Music collector and historian Richard Wahlberg will share some of his treasures from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, in the Stafford Meeting Room. He will also share some “pop music” from the 1920s and 1930s.

On Monday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m., the library will have a free showing of the film “Paprika” for community members 18 and older.

The 2006 Japanese animation film lasts about 90 minutes. It focuses on a group of psychotherapists who have a machine that allows them to enter patients’ dreams.

The movie – which earned praise worldwide for its artistry and music — is based on the 1993 novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui.

Janet Levaux