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It’s World Book Night at Main Library

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The Main Library will celebrate World Book Night 2014 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. this evening, Tuesday (April 22). Local author and storyteller Walter Mays will read from the children’s book “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson, which tells the story of two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom.

Mayor Marie Gilmore and Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft also will be at the event, which includes games and trivia.

This free event is sponsored by Friends of the Alameda Free Library.
Alameda is one of just 23 sites chosen from across the county to kick off this year’s World Book Night, a national campaign that aims to share thousands of free paperbacks with community members to boost reading.

The library is showing Oakland artist David Burke’s ink drawings, which focus on our relationship to the environment, through April 26 on the second floor. A reception and talk by Burke will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday (April 23).

Teens are invited to come to the Main Library and discuss Cory Doctorow’s book “Little Brother,” about a 17-year-old with tech talents who gets into trouble with the law, at 3:30 on Thursday (April 24). Residents of all ages can attend a blogging workshop at 6 p.m. on April 28. Sign up at the library or email afltrains@alamedaca.gov.

Janet Levaux