The Alameda Public Library presents works by photographer Richard Lee, who has organized an exhibit of images taken in Taishan, a city in the Pearl River Delta area of Southern China that is the native region of many overseas Chinese.
Lee’s exhibit, located on the second floor, will be shown through until March 1. A reception for the artists and the community will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Stafford Meeting Room.
At the reception, Lee will discuss the Chinese diaspora and Taishan’s importance to many immigrants, who speak Cantonese (rather than Mandarin).
Local photographer Mary Elena Goodan is exhibiting her photographs of Alameda in the Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room through March.
Alameda Public Affairs Forum will discuss the importance of a free press and civil liberties, led by John Diaz, head of the editorial and opinion page of the “San Francisco Chronicle” from 7 to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Main Library.
Come early to share refreshments.