Recipe Swap, Food Tasting Set for Library

The Alameda Free Library is hosting a special event tonight (Tuesday, June 11) from 6 to 7:45 p.m. to kick-off its summer reading program for adults: Reading is So Delicious.

Those attending the event as asked to bring 10 or more copies of their favorite recipe and some samples to share with others.

(There is also a family story-time event at 7 p.m. on June 11 at the Bay Farm branch library.)

The adult summer-reading program will feature more special events each Tuesday evening and book discussions over lunch (12:30-1:30 p.m.) each Wednesday through July 31 in the outdoor garden of Dewey’s Café at the Main Library.

Adults who read and review books get tickets for the summer’s big raffle prize, which will be awarded on August 1.

At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, the library will show the film “Chocolat,” which will be followed by a chocolate truffle-making event at 6:30 p.m. on June 25.

Families are invited to attend special events like sing-alongs, set for 2-3 p.m. on June 20 at the West End branch and 2-3 p.m. on June 27 at the Bay Farm branch; Lego time at the library will take place at 3:30 p.m. on June 20 at Bay Farm and 3:30 p.m. on June 23 at the West End branch. Kids 10-14 are invited to drop by the game room at the Main Branch from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Friday through July 30 for special activities.

A crochet class for tweens, teens and parents will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 22 at Main branch; call 510-747-7713 to register. The Main branch library will show the film “Percy Jackson & the Olympians-The Lightening Thief” at 2:30 p.m. on June 28 as part of a celebration running from 1 to 4:30 p.m. that Friday, which will include cake decorating, games and other activities.

Library patrons also are invited to participate in the Food for Fines program. Through July 8, residents can bring canned food and other non-perishable items to any library branch to have their late fines waived. Donations will be given to the Alameda Food Bank.

Janet Levaux