Thematic One City, One Book in Alameda
Alert reader and Friend of Pop Lisa Schmeiser let me know that the Alameda Public Library is doing something very cool with their One City, One Book initiative, known as Across the Pages: instead of just one book, they've chosen a theme for everyone in the community to enjoy: Mystery! They've got movie nights, murder in the library games (one of which is a fundraiser), Q&A sessions with mystery authors -- something for everyone, in other words! I love that one of the teen events features mega-popular anime Death Note, and the all-ages events include classic films like The Maltese Falcon alongside new ones for children & families like Nancy Drew. What a nice mix of new & old, and what a thoughtful combination of programs for the entire community! It fits in perfectly with the Alameda Free Library's goal, "to bring Alameda together through books, reading, and the sharing of ideas and experiences." Bravo!