BookBrowse for Libraries is an online magazine for booklovers – including reviews, previews, “behind the book” backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.

BookBrowse is now available through your Alameda County Library. You can access this database from our A to Z page, and Reader’s Corner and currently on our rotator. You can sign up for the free twice-monthly newsletter through email or RSS or just browse through the wealth of information on the website.

Mathematics

“Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of the world.” Roger Bacon

DO THE MATH FREE CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Improve your math skills ~ Explore secrets and short cuts ~

Veterans/ Unemployed/ College Students/ Parents/ Self Employed

Dublin Library Program Room Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

April’s class will focus on coordinate geometry. Classes are 12:30 – 2:30 PM Dublin Library Program Room Reserve your space at the reference Desk or by calling 925-803-7252.

*About the Instructor: With a passion for teaching mathematics to adults and over 20 years teaching experience, Vanessa Mason has taught courses primarily in the areas of mathematics and statistics. She also teaches test preparation courses for educators and nursing students and is the former Assistant Director for the California High School Exit Exam. Vanessa currently teaches at California State University, East Bay.

Public Invited to Participate in Alameda County Apps Challenge 2014.1 in Dublin
Cash prizes awarded for civic-minded web and mobile applications

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 The Alameda County Apps Challenge 2014.1, a unique day-long event designed to challenge the public to create web and mobile applications using Alameda County open data sets. The Apps Challenge will run from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 3 at Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin.

Alameda County Apps Challenge 2014.1 is the third hackathon sponsored by Alameda County in its effort to increase community engagement and broaden public understanding of local government by opening access to data created and kept by County agencies and departments. The Dublin event is expected to bring together more than 100 software developers, community members, activists and entrepreneurs for a full day of creativity, collaboration and innovation.

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A Grand Prize of $3000 will be awarded to the most inventive and user-friendly app or concept that benefits Alameda County residents, businesses and visitors. A second prize of $1500, a third prize of $500 and honorable mentions will also be awarded.

 The Apps Challenge is part of a nation-wide movement stemming in part from President Obama’s Open Government Initiative, which directed government agencies to increase transparency and implement open data policies. Alameda County was one of the first counties in California to host its own hackathons to promote its open data offerings. The County also held its first internal hackathon last year to challenge its employees to come up with apps to help improve customer service and other aspects of County Operations. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING “AC APPS” icon below  for more information for Registration, Prizes & Rules, App ideas, FAQ’s, and Contact Information:

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March is Read Aloud Month. Reading aloud to your young children builds pre-literacy skills and promotes a love of reading and books. Even after kids start reading on their own, reading aloud to your children has many benefits, including listening and story comprehension, building vocabulary, and encouraging reluctant or struggling readers.

floraandulyssesA great read aloud for school-age children is the 2014 Newbery winning-book Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. It’s a humorous tale of friendship between 10-year-old Flora and a superhero squirrel named Ulysses. The advanced vocabulary of this novel make it a good read aloud because children are able to listen to stories above their own reading level.

Beginning this month, try to read aloud to your children at least 15 minutes per day and see what a difference it makes in your family.

Parent Patter is a blog series for parents about early literacy, books, and children’s programs at the Dublin Library.

Mathematics

“Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant
of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of the world.”
Roger Bacon

DO THE MATH FREE CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Improve your math skills ~ Explore secrets and short cuts ~

Veterans/ Unemployed/ College Students/ Parents/ Self Employed

Dublin Library Program Room
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

March’s class will focus on basic properties of the circle and polygons.
Classes are 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Dublin Library Program Room
Reserve your space at the reference Desk or by calling 925-803-7252.

*About the Instructor: With a passion for teaching mathematics to adults and over 20 years teaching experience, Vanessa Mason has taught courses primarily in the areas of mathematics and statistics. She also teaches test preparation courses for educators and nursing students and is the former Assistant Director for the California High School Exit Exam. Vanessa currently teaches at California State University, East Bay.

artiseducationIn March the library celebrates Art IS Education, an annual showcase of youth arts learning. This year’s theme is “Tell Your Story.” Join teaching artist Marion Coleman on Saturday, March 1 from 1-3pm for a workshop exploring what you love about your family and community through art. Participants will use drawing and cutting techniques to create colorful artwork to take home as well as contribute to a community artwork displayed at the library. All ages are welcome and registration is not required.

For more information about Art IS Education, visit their website.

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Dublin Library is pleased to host a program of excerpts from Gioachino Rossini’s opera “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) on Sunday, February 23rd, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in the Dublin Library Community Room. Rossini brought a childlike wonder and master comedy to a beloved fairytale classic as he created a handsome prince, a nasty stepfather, ugly stepsisters, and a beautiful heroine and magic in his music.

Soprano Emma McNairy (Clorinda – one of Cinderella’s stepsisters) and baritone Daniel Cilli (Dandini, the Prince’s valet) will be performing.

Be sure to see this free preview of Livermore Valley Opera’s upcoming performances of Cinderella at the Bankhead Theater, opening on March 15th. Seating is limited to the first 100 attendees.

This free program was generously funded by the Friends of the Dublin Library.

Please go to www.livermorevalleyopera.com for more details on this production.

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