Dublin Library Entrance

 

Friends of Dublin Library, Inc. proudly present their Spring Semi-Annual Used Book Sale on March 25 – 26, 2017.  Proceeds from the sale go towards funding library programs and purchasing library materials.  

Please note the hours, which have changed.

Saturday, March 25:  

Members only:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   

Membership applications available 15 8:30 a.m.

  • Annual membership:  $10 / individual (18 & over)
  • Family membership:  $20 / household
  • Lifetime membership:  $100

Saturday, March 25:

Open to all, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 26:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bag Day:  $4.00 / bag of books (bag supplied).

Bag Day Special:  1/2 off on selected audio-visual and specially priced items!

Sale features:

  • Specially priced items of extra value
  • Teacher materials section
  • Vintage books
  • Book collections

Prices:  Mass market paperbacks and children’s books:  50 ¢ each.  Oversize and trade paperbacks, hardbacks:  $1 each.  DVDs and CDs:  $1  / disc or set.  Audio-books:  Priced as marked.  

New book category:  #5 – Biographies.

If you don’t find what you want at the sale at Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA 94568, please check out the Friends’ online book store:  http://fdl.alibrisstore.com

 

 

 

Teen Book Talk returns! After a short hiatus, teen book talk is back, with all new reviews, written by local teens. This week, we’re sharing a review of the film, Hidden Figures.

Teen reviewers select which titles and movies they’d like to review, and opinions are their own. **Teens use a scale of 1-5 stars, with one star being poor and five stars being excellent, for their reviews**

Written by teen reviewer, Neha H.

Name of Movie: Hidden Figures
Release Date: December 25, 2016
MPAA Rating : PG
My rating : 5 stars
Genre : Biographical drama

A poignant, inspiring tale of perseverance, determination, and courage in the face of oppression, Hidden Figures is the true story of three brilliant African-American women who worked at NASA in the 1950s and 1960s as “human computers”, and helped the Space Task Group send astronaut John Glenn into orbit around Earth.

Katherine Goble Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) all work in the segregated West Area Computers division of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. When the director of the Space Task Group, Al Harrison (Kevin Costner) requests for a theoretical mathematician to help NASA outstrip the Russians in the Space Race, Katherine is assigned to his team. Katherine struggles to have her contributions recognized and accepted by the team; meanwhile, Dorothy teaches herself the FORTRAN programming language and works toward becoming the supervisor of her group, and Mary pursues an engineering degree from graduate school.

Hidden Figures memorializes the vital, yet widely overlooked contributions of these three women during a crucial period of American space history. The film combines dazzling cinematography and standout performances by Henson, Spencer, and Monáe, to create an engaging, heartfelt masterpiece. This uplifting, feel-good film should not be missed!

 

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Are you looking for a new job?  Do you want to make sure your resume is getting you the most interviews possible?  Are you considering switching careers?  If so, you’ll want to take advantage of two free programs presented by the Tri-Valley One Stop Career Center in partnership with Dublin Library.

In the One-on-One Resume Critique, offered on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Dublin Library Program Room, you will have a 20-minute session with a job search specialist who will read through your resume and give you sound advice on how to make it more attractive to prospective employers.

In the One-on-One Job Counseling session, offered on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, you will have a 20-minute session with a job search specialist who will read through your resume, ask about your interests and education, and give you sound advice on other suitable job career options for you.

You must call the Dublin Library at 9250-803-7252 or come to the Information Desk in person to sign up for a 20-minute session.

Two more reviews submitted from our Blind Date with a Book program. Patrons checked out books that had been covered up so they could not see the title, but we had provided a few words describing the book. If you participated in this program, then today (Tuesday, March 7) is the last day to submit your review and qualify for our drawing for prizes!

Book review by Jan for:


I Shall be Near to You, by Erin Lidsay McCabe

Was it a love match? What did you like/not like about it?

I enjoyed the story. I felt it portrayed the emotions of the main character very well. It was believable and well-crafted.

Tell us three adjectives that describe this book:
engaging, heart breaking, absorbing

 

Book review by Jeanne for:


Veil of Lies, by Jeri Westerson

Was it a love match? What did you like/not like about it?

Yes – very intriguing book – excellent description enabled me to be watching all action in my mind. I was disappointed in last chapter as Crispin Guest moves away from marriage chance.

This was such a good book. On my own I probably might not have checked it out by the title. I was unfamiliar with the author, but now I will read the best of J. Westerson’s books.

Character Crispin Guest was similar to Houdini in escaping his bound legs & arms when he found himself in Thames River.

Tell us three adjectives that describe this book:
Historical – London when Richard II became king at age 10
Masquerade – Imposters of identity
Identity – reallocation of titles, bureaucracy of trade

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Looking for something good to read? Here are a couple reviews submitted from our Blind Date with a Book program. If you checked out a blind date book and haven’t yet turned in your review, be sure to bring it in to the library by Tuesday, March 7 to be entered into our prize drawing. We’ll be giving away two separate prizes: a gift certificate to Dublin’s Nothing Bundt Cakes and a gift card for two adult admissions to Regal Cinemas.

Book Review by Emily for:
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An Available Man, by Hilma Wolitzer

Was it a love match? What did you like/not like about it?

This blind date was off to a rocky start but I decided to stick it out and am so glad I did. A little choppy with the progression of relationships but great imagery and overall story line. Definite tear-jerker.

Tell us three adjectives that describe this book:
Sad, encompassing, passionate

 

Book Review by Roberta for:
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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Was it a love match? What did you like/not like about it?

Yes, it was a love match! Winner of the 2011 John Burroughs Medal Award for Distinguished Natural History and the 2012 William Saroyan International Prize for Non-fiction, this natural history memoir is a jewel! This tiny book is a beautiful and loving ode to the humble, fascinating creature: the SNAIL. I like every word: the 17th, 18th, and 19th century references, the beautiful haikus, the loving, intense observation of the author and the calm, joyful experience of reading this prayerful little masterpiece.

What did I not like? Well, based on the title, I probably would never had picked up the book… yet I am so grateful to have had this “Blind Date.” FYI, snails are blind and deaf, yet they manage quite well. Read it for a calming adventure into nature

Tell us three adjectives that describe this book:
Inspirational, informative, absolutely beautiful

Calling all teens! Are you looking for a job this summer? Need career advice, practice with your interview skills, or ideas for career choices? You’re in luck, because the Teen Job and Career Fair is happening this weekend, Saturday, March 4th at the Alcosta Senior & Community Center in San Ramon. This is a free event, and geared towards teens ages 14-18. Come dressed for an interview and bring a resume in case you decide to speak to a potential employer. There will be workshops throughout the day, both for students and parents. Admission and lunch are free to all attendees. The Teen Job and Career Fair runs from 12-4 pm.

Alcosta Senior & Community Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583

 

For more information about the event, call 925-973-3200.