Alameda Walks. Explore Alameda Point South and learn about the history and unique aspects about the southern portion of Alameda Point. Please leave pets at home. 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 9. Meet at the Jet at the south gate entrance of Alameda Point at the end of Appezatto Parkway, Alameda. Parking to the right of the jet. Free. 510-747-7529, alamedaca.gov.

Writers' Group at the Library. All interested adult writers needing a space to work, and an opportunity to connect and share with other writers are invited to join. All writing genres welcome. Noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 9. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7713, www.alamedafree.org

Legos in the Library. Designed for kids in grades 2 and up, this program gives out a suggested challenge and the Legos, and kids add their imagination and building skills. 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedafree.org

LGBTQ Book Club. The LGBTQ Book Group meets to discuss Rigoberto Gonzalez' "Autobiography of my Hungers." 3 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7713, www.alamedaca.gov, kcoleman@alamedaca.gov.


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Library Book Club. Everyone is welcome to the monthly meeting of the Alameda Library Book Club. This month, the club discusses National Book Award finalist "The Lady Matador's Hotel" by Cristina Garcia. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedaca.gov

Alameda Great Books Club. Everyone is welcome to discuss great books at the Alameda Great Books Club. This month, the club discusses "A Letter Concerning Toleration" by John Locke. 6 p.m. Aug. 12. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedaca.gov.

Artist's Talk and Reception. A reception and artist's talk for "Alameda On Camera," a recent exhibit at the Frank Bette Center featuring the photos of 48 photographers taken in one 48 hour period. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedafree.org

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee. Congressmember Barbara Lee holds satellite office hours. 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Crafts at the Library. Kids from 4 to 8 years old can get crafty at with a variety of fun activities at craft day at the library. 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7767, www.cityofalamedaca.gov

Author Cassandra Dunn. Cassandra Dunn reads from and signs copies of her debut novel "The Art of Adapting." 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Books Inc, 1344 Park Street, Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, booksinc.net.

Blood Drive. American Red Cross is holding a blood drive for desperately needed blood. Noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 15. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave., Alameda. 800-RED-CROSS, www.redcrossblood.org.

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