Friends of Library Receives Grant

Friends of Alameda Library

Friends of Library Receives Grant

Sun Staff Report

Friends of the Alameda Free Library (FOL) has received a $2100.00 grant from Alameda County’s ARTSFUND program.

The county established the fund to assist nonprofit arts organizations. Alameda County Arts Commission manages the grants under the leadership of Alameda County Clerk-Recorder Melissa Wilk.

FOL will use the money, which runs through June 30, 2023, to pay for Friends @ Home Art Docent and Author Talk series and the Live @ the Library jazz series.

In response to COVID-19, FOL moved the Art Docent Talks and Author Events to an online format, called “Friends @ Home.”

Local authors and art docents share their skills and information via Zoom webinars so you can enjoy these fun and educational events from the comfort of your own home.

FOL will present its next Home Art Docent webinar from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16. The evening will feature Wangechi Mutu’s “I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?”

Founded in 1974, Friends of the Alameda Free Library helps sup¬port the library and its programs through volunteer activities and fundraising.

To learn more and to donate or volunteer, visit