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If you are searching for a job, you’ll want to take advantage of free job seeker’s workshops offered at Dublin Library.  Dublin Library will be hosting two job seeker’s workshops in February 2017.

Finding a Job – The Search from A to Z will be given on Tuesday, February 21st, from 100 – 2:30 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room. In this workshop, a job search specialist will show you how to conduct a successful job search to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.

Effective Resumes and Cover Letters will be given on Tuesday, February 28th, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.    In this workshop, a job search specialist will tell you how to write a resume and cover letter that will get you more interviews and a suitable job faster.

These programs will be presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

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If you are searching for a job, you’ll want to take advantage of free job seeker’s workshops offered at Dublin Library.  Dublin Library will be hosting two job seeker’s workshops in December, 2016.

Finding a Job – The Search from A to Z will be given on Tuesday, February 14th, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.  In this workshop, a job search specialist will show you how to conduct a successful job search to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.

Effective Resumes and Cover Letters will be given on Tuesday, February 21st, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.    In this workshop, a job search specialist will tell you how to write a resume and cover letter that will get you more interviews and a suitable job faster.

These programs will be presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

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Do you enjoy discussing fiction and non-fiction books?  Dublin Library currently offers three book discussion groups for adults. All the book discussion groups read and discuss a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books and discuss the same book titles at different times.

The Second Thursday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.  On February 9th, 2017, Second Thursday Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Dog of the South,” by Charles Portis. This comedic novel is the story of Ray Midge tracking down his wife, Norma – who has run off with her first husband and Ray’s car – following credit card receipts for purchases made in Texas, then Mexico and finally in Honduras.

Adult book discussion groups at Dublin Library are limited to a maximum of 10 participants per group.  The Second Thursday Book Discussion Group welcomes new members.  If you’d like to participate, come to the Adult Information Desk and pick up a copy of the book to read and come ready to have a lively and thought-provoking discussion with group members on January 12th, 2017.

The Third Thursday Book Discussion Group and the Wednesday Evening Adult Book Discussion Group are not looking for new members at this time.

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Are you tired of the same old relationships? Need something new and exciting?

How about a blind date with a book?

February 1st – 14th, stop by the library and pick out a specially wrapped book from our display.

Take the book home. Unwrap. Read. Enjoy! Show it your favorite places to read. Introduce it to your friends. If you don’t like the book, simply return it to the library, its feelings won’t be hurt.

You won’t be able to tell what book you’ve picked until you check it out, but we’ve provided some profile information to help you find a good match. Here are three eligible books waiting for the right reader: “Bleak Crime Drama,” “Richly Crafted Melodrama,” and “Bookish Modern Romance.” Is one of these books just what you were looking for?

 

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But wait, there’s more! In addition to potentially finding your next reading love affair, if you fill out and return our Blind Date Book Review form by March 7th, you’ll be entered in a raffle for fun and romantic prizes! Stay tuned, and we’ll share some of our favorite reviews here on this blog.

So take a chance. Stop by the library and grab a book. Who knows? Maybe there’s a bright future for the two of you!

(This program is intended for consenting adults, but teens can participate too.)

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Explore how to create digital photographs that capture the essence of your subject!  Learn how to use natural light, creative backgrounds, and interesting locations for your photos.  This class is for adult students.

The instructor, Gerry Mooney, is a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years.

There will be a maximum of 36 students for this class.  Registration is required.   Go to the Information Desk, call 925-803-7252 or email emarangoni@aclibrary.org to register.

 

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Do you need advice on planning for your financial future?  Then come to this free Financial Education Workshop on Saturday, January 21, 2017, beginning at 2:00 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA 94568.

Habitat for Humanity East Bay / Silicon Valley has received funding from the City of Dublin to provide free financial education workshops to the Dublin community.

In this workshop, Housing Counselor Peggy Green will cover:

  • Managing Income & Expenses:  Planning for the future
  • Savings Strategies
  • Credit & Credit Scores:  How to maximize your borrowing power.

There will also be an opportunity to meet briefly with a Counselor for one-on-one financial counseling services.

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The New York Times’ book critic Michiko Kakutani recently sat down with President Obama to talk about his reading habits and reflect on what particular titles, and books in general, have meant to him during his time in office. It’s a fascinating read, both the article and the transcript of the interview.

We’ve collected the books mentioned by title in these articles here for your convenience.

 

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Some highlights from the interview:

Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson: “I loved her writing in part because I saw those people every day. And the interior life she was describing that connected them—the people I was shaking hands with and making speeches to—it connected them with my grandparents.”

The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin: “The scope of it was immense.  So that was fun to read, partly because my day-to-day problems with Congress seem fairly petty—not something to worry about. Aliens are about to invade.”

Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison: “[It] is a book I think of when I imagine people going through hardship. That it’s not just pain, but there’s joy and glory and mystery.”

In addition to the books listed by title, Obama gained insight from presidential biographies, the writings of Gandhi, Mandela, Churchill, and others.

Read the full article, “Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books,” on the New York Times website.

Also see the White House posting about Obama’s summer reading lists from 2016 and 2015.