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Do you enjoy reading books and sharing your reactions to the book with others? Then welcome to Dublin Library’s Second Thursday Book Discussion Group. This group of adult readers meets on the second Thursday of every month in the Dublin Library Program Room at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM. Participants have read the same book and share their ideas during a moderated discussion.

The book for discussion on June 11th is “A Wedding in Haiti,” by Julia Alvarez. In this true account of a promise kept, Alvarez takes us on a journey into into the past and present regarding the history shared between her native Dominican Republic and the neighboring nation of Haiti.

If you wish to join the group, come to the Adult Information Desk and pick up a copy of the book to be discussed at the next meeting. The group size is limited to 10 people.

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Your Alameda County Library has added a new Driving Test website link to its Reference and Teen Guides. This Driver’s Ed Program site contains California state-specific information for 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 Commercial Driver’s License practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, Commercial Driver’s License), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions. Tests are available in English and Spanish.

Portrait class

Dublin Library is pleased to host “People & Portrait Photography Class,” presented by Gerry Mooney, a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years. Gerry will teach the principles of photographing people, show how to use natural light, and use creative backgrounds and interesting locations. Family, children, group, and candid photos will be discussed. Come learn how to create pictures that capture the essence of your subject.

This class will be held in the Dublin Library Program Room, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, California. The class will begin at 2:00 PM and end at 4:30 PM, Saturday, April 4th, 2015.

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.

 

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The Primary Search database provides  full text for more than 80 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  It is written and created for kids and features content from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Primary Search provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries.  In addition, this database provides access to a collection of more than one million images of relevant photos, maps, and flags to aid kids in learning.

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Here’s how to access Primary Search database through www.aclibrary.org :

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The Friends of Dublin Library, Inc. will present their Spring Semi-Annual Book Sale at the Dublin Library, on March 6 – 8, 2015.

Mass Market Paperbacks:  Only $0.50 each

Oversize & Trade Paperbacks:  $1.00 each

Series Romance Paperbacks:  5 for $1.00

Hardbacks:  Most $1.00 each

Children’s Books:  Most $0.50 & under

DVDs & CDs:  $2.00 / disk

Audio-Books:  Priced as Marked

Friday, March 6, 2015

Members-Only Night:  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Membership applications will be available at 5:30 PM.

* Annual Membership:  $10 / individual (18 and over)

* Family Membership (children of school age):  $20

* Individual Lifetime Membership:  $100

Saturday, March 8, 2015:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

BAG DAY:  $4.00 / bag of books (bag supplied)

BAG DAY SPECIAL:  1/2 OFF ON SELECTED AUDIO-VISUAL, VINTAGE, AND SPECIALLY-PRICED ITEMS!

SALE EXTRAS: 

* SPECIALLY PRICED ITEMS, new and/ or of extra value

* TEACHER MATERIALS section

* VINTAGE BOOKS

* BOOK COLLECTIONS

NEW:  If you don’t find what you want at our sale, check out the new Friends’ online book store:  http://fdl.alibrisstore.com .

Sarita Gabato, Outreach Event Coordinator for the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, will be in the lobby of Dublin Library on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. She will staff a table with information about the upcoming Seventh State Senate District Special Primary Election, which will take place on March 17th, 2015, to fill the vacancy of State Senator.

The 7th Senate District covers the communities of Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pleasanton, Pittsburg, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.

The certified list of candidates for this special election can be found here.

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