DSCF0010If you have any nagging tech questions, but haven’t gotten around to asking for help, now is your chance! There will be free tech help at the Dublin Library this coming Saturday, August 22nd from 2-4 pm. We have trained teen volunteers available to answer questions regarding ebooks, computers/laptops/tablets, cell phones, cameras, etc. Please bring your device(s) in along with any manuals you may have for the device(s), especially for cameras and cell phones.

The library offers many ebooks and eaudiobooks in the collection, and teens in the Teen Tech program would be happy to show you how to download the necessary apps and how to find and download titles to your account. Bring in your Nook, iphone/ipad, tablet, laptop, Andriod device, Kindle, etc. and our friendly teens will sit down one-on-one with you to get you started with the library’s ebook collection.

Need help setting up an email account? Uplodaing photos to your Faceboook account? Questions about using Word or Excel? We’ve got help for that! Teen techs can help you with any basic questions regarding any of these options.

This program is free and there’s no registration. Drop by any time between 2 and 4 pm this coming Saturday and get some help with those tech questions!




Dublin Library is pleased to host Katie Fagan, MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance and PhD in Mass Communications, who will discuss different small business ownership options, the differences among starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business and buying a franchise. She will also cover how to diversify your investment portfolio through business ownership, and funding options for small businesses: 401K rollovers, SBA loans, credit lines, and private equity. Come to this free educational workshop and learn if small business ownership is right for you.

This workshop will be held in the Dublin Library Program Room on Saturday, August 8th, 2015, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Speaker Katie Fagan has over 15 years of experience in the world of small business. She currently teaches Entrepreneurship at universities across the Bay Area, and works with other local government and non-profit agencies educating people on the ins-and-outs of small business ownership.

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Besides the Legal Resources Collection (LRC), the following is the Legal Information LibGuide which contains a list of more law resources. 

Alameda County Legal Information Libguide

The following new database resources are now available through the A-Z guide on your Alameda County Library website:

From Facts on File, there are new science modules:
ESSENTIAL CHEMISTRY ONLINE (see Chemistry in the A-Z list)
TODAY’S SCIENCE (Science News Written Especially for Students)


CHILTON AUTO REPAIR by GALE Cengage Learning© (replaces Auto Repair Center from EBSCO)


This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques — including contemporary content from the finest publishers.

Literature Resources
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Something about the Author (SATA)

CALIFORNIA MISSIONS (Full-text ebooks from epointplus/Cavendish)

Stoney Ridge Bluegrass Band


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Come to the musical kick-off to the Adult Summer Reading Game and “Dublin Reads – One City, One Book” on Thursday, June 25th, at 2:00 PM in the Dublin Library with music from the Stoney Ridge Bluegrass Band!

Copies of the Dublin Reads book for July 2015, The Soloist, by Steve Lopez, will be available at the Dublin Library on June 25th. The Soloist is the story of the friendship between Los Angeles Times reporter Steve Lopez and Nathaniel Ayers, a former Juilliard School student suffering from schizophrenia living on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. At times gripping, moving and inspiring, this is a story about commitment, artistic devotion, and the transformative power of music. Copies will also be available at the Dublin Heritage Museum, the Senior Center and Civic Center. This book is also available as an e-book on Overdrive database and as an audio book on CD.

Read and watch for our postings about the book on the Library’s Facebook page all during the month of July: www.facebook.com/DublinLibrary.

Earn extra entry forms for the Adult Summer Reading Game drawing by joining us in conversation on Facebook by attending this program or seeing the movie, The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx, in the Library Program on Wednesday, July 29th, at 2:00 PM.

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Photo from CollegeDegrees360 Flickr

The Dublin Library is offering a brand new program, beginning on Saturday, June 27th. If you are having technological difficulties, we have teens to help! Program runs once a month, every month.

Need help setting up an email account or posting a resume online for a job? No problem. Have a new tech toy, but aren’t quite sure how it works? We can help! Just bring in your device, along with any manuals you have, and one of our friendly teen techs will be happy to sit down with you and show you how your device works. After all, “teens know tech – and can help you connect!”

Topics for discussion include (but are not limited to):

  • Email set-up
  • Microsoft Office Assistance (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • e-readers and downloading ebooks from the library
  • camera/cell phone questions
  • laptop/tablet set-up and/or questions

This program will run every month, on the 4th Saturday of the month, from 2-4 pm. No need to register, just drop in! Group meets in the Group Study Room (the glass-enclosed room in the back of the library).

Summer Dates:

Saturday, June 27th (2-4 pm)

Saturday July 25th (2-4 pm)

Saturday, August 22nd (2-4 pm)

Questions about the program? Please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at: mcayers@aclibrary.org.

Photo Credit: CollegeDegrees360

Stoney Ridge Bluegrass Band

The Adult Summer Reading Game, “Read to the Rhythm,” at Dublin Library gets a lively kick-off with the Stoney Ridge Bluegrass Band on Thursday, June 25th, at 2:00 PM. Stoney Ridge Bluegrass Band is an East Bay bluegrass band that plays for parties, weddings and events all over the San Francisco Bay Area. The band was started in early 2010 by a talented group of musicians who has played for several years in various other bluegrass bands in the local San Francisco Bay area.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Dublin Library.


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