Alameda Library Offers Computer Classes on Sundays

The Alameda Free Library invites residents and students to drop-in computer class from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The free courses are offered through September 25 at the library, 1550 Oak Street.

The drop-in classes are focused on training in Microsoft Word 2003.

No registration is required, and seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Residents can start the class between 1 and 5 p.m.

It is suggested that students have some basic computer knowledge before attending.

See the library’s website for more details.


Alameda Library Shares Balinese Culture


Tonight, Alameda Free Library is presenting several highlights from the show “Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance,” which is opening at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on Saturday, February 25.

From 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, Balinese visual and performing artists will introduce Alamedans to the history, religion, daily rituals and other aspects of life on this Indonesian island.

The venue is the Alameda Main Library Branch at 1550 Oak Street. Visitors should go to the back of the library, where the Regina Stafford Room is located.


Alameda Images on Display at Library

Here’s a look at the Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry through the eyes of artist John Kammer, whose work is now on display at the Alameda Free Library on Oak Street (at Lincoln Ave.).

An opening reception was held at the library for Kammer on March 3.

Kammer is a native of Atlantic City, N.J., and he moved to California in 1988.

His style, he says on his website, is a blend of realism and impressionism. ¬†And he aims to capture the “glowing transparency of the California coastal light.”

Kammer’s work has received awards on both coasts, and his art can be found in collections and galleries of the East and West, as well.

Kammer says he is very partial to Alameda’s Victorian homes and coastal vistas, which are some of his most common themes.

And the community is certainly privileged to have the fruits of Kammer’s work to help us better appreciate such themes.

As the painting below shows, Kammer loves to work outdoors and has practiced the “plein air” style for decades.