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Library & Redux Host Art, Film Events

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Alameda Free Library will show the original “Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” a film made in 1947 on 5:30 p.m. on Monday (March 10). Danny Kaye stars as a mild-mannered man who imagines that he is several dare-devil heroes in the film, which is based on a shorty story by James Thurber.

The art of Georgia O’Keeffe will be in focus at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday (March 12), when docent Marsha Holm of the de Young Museum in San Francisco will speak about the painter’s time at Lake George. While there from 1918 to 1934, O’Keefe created over 200 paintings on canvas and paper, along with sketches and pastels.

On the second floor of the library, Wood Middle School students are showcasing their 13th-annual Museum of History exhibit. With help from Alameda County Service-Learning Waste Reduction project coordinator Nate Ivy, the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students put together a fashion show of historic outfits made from trash; hence, they are calling the March show “A History of Trashion.”

Nearby, Redux Studios & Gallery on Lincoln Avenue is showing artwork made by San Quentin inmates on death row through April 6. The exhibit features nearly 100 works made by a group of prisoners.

The aim of the show is not to debate capital punishment but “to highlight the humanity we all share and in doing so offer some beauty from an unexpected source,” organizers say. It was put together in cooperation with the St. John Bosco Prison Ministry at Holy Spirit Church in Fremont.

Janet Levaux