Films Come to Library; Teen Book Group to Meet

A preview of short films set to be featured at the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival in June is taking place today (Wednesday, May 22) at the Main Library at 5:30 p.m.

Films being shown this afternoon were made in 2012 and earlier this year. Plus, there will be some “surprises,” event organizers say.

Local film-maker and curator Jeff Giordano will lead a discussion after the films are shown; the shorts last about 90 minutes in total.

The event is free and open to those 18 years old and up.

The Teen Book Club will meet tomorrow (Thursday, May 23) at 4 p.m. to discuss the book “Where Things Come Back” by John Whaley.

Please contact Jill Russell via jrussell@alamedaca.gov or 510-747-7713 for more information or to RSVP.

Snacks will be provided,and the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library.

Whaley’s novel tells the story about a 17-year-old living in a small town in Arkansas who meets a birdwatcher interested in finding a special woodpecker. The plot shifts abruptly when the main character’s son goes missing.

A parallel story is told in the book about a young missionary in Africa, who has lost his faith.

Janet Levaux