The library has many free programs each week for people to enjoy. Here are a few of our upcoming events:

Saturday, October 13th:

eBook Help, 11 am -12 pm Teen volunteers are available to assist with questions about the library’s eBook collections, downloading eBooks to a phone or tablet, etc.  eBook Help is available most Tuesdays from 6-7 pm, and most Saturdays, from 11 am -12 pm.

Cyber Ed Presents: Phishing Scams and Cybersecurity, 2-3:30 pm A free workshop for adults interested in learning about phishing, how to prevent being a victim of online scams, and tips for creating strong passwords.

Thursday, October 25th:

Escape the Brig! An Escape Room adventure for adults, 6-8 pm Registration is required for this free event. Join with a group of friends and race against the clock to see if you can solve the puzzles, and escape the brig!

Saturday, October 27th:

Family Board Games, 1-2:30 pm Join us for our monthly afternoon of board game play. The library has a selection of games available for play, including Uno, Checkers, Connect 4, Sorry!, Candyland, and more.

Monday, November 5th:

Author Visit with Meg Fleming, 4-5 pm Local author Meg Fleming will be at the library to talk about her writing and her newest picture book, Sometimes Rain. She will also be signing books (copies will be available for purchase at the event). Program sponsored by Towne Center Books.

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We’ve all heard the term “phishing” but not everyone knows what it is, or how to avoid online scams. If you are interested in learning more about phishing, what it means, how to detect a phony email, and tips for creating strong passwords and security measures, this class is for you!

Saturday, October 13th, 2-3:30 pm in the Virginia Bennett Room at the Dublin Library.

https://events.aclibrary.org/event/4567165

This is a free workshop, and open to teens and adults. No registration required – just drop in!

This workshop is presented by Cyber-Ed, a student group at Dublin High School whose members are interested in promoting computer literacy and cyber safety for everyone.

 

Join us for a photographic tour of Australia, led by local author and photographer Karin Welss!

Whether you’re thinking about taking a trip Down Under, or you’re just a curious armchair traveler, you will be awed, inspired, and informed at this free First Thursdays event for adults.

See fabulous photos, hear entertaining stories, and gain useful tips about visiting this friendly, colorful, and fascinating country.

 

Discover Australia: a photo tour
Thursday, September 6th

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Virginia Bennett Room

First Thursdays are free programs for adults held every first Thursday of the month.

Dublin Library is recruiting high school volunteers for the fall/winter session. We are looking for teens to help with our T.A.G. (teen advisory group), eBook Help program, and Virtual Volunteers. More information on each program can be found on the volunteer application.

Volunteer applications will be available at the Dublin Library from Monday, Aug. 27th – Monday, Sept. 10th. Completed applications are due by Sept. 10th at 8 pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered for a volunteer position. Please note that filling out an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position. Positions are extremely limited. When you return a completed application, you will need to sign up for an interview time slot (interviews will be held on Thursday, September 20th).

You may print a copy from the link below, or pick up a form at the Dublin Library any time we are open.

Application Autumn 2018

Questions can be sent to Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org.

Were you unable take a trip this summer? Then why not travel by book! As our summer reading program nears its end (pick up your prizes by August 11th, y’all), here are some books to remind you that Reading Takes You Everywhere:

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For non-fiction readers, try one of these travelogues. From the icy Antarctica to the world’s densest jungle, vicariously travel to fascinating and sometimes dangerous locales from the safety of your favorite reading chair!

For those who prefer fiction, here are some mysteries set outside the U.S.  Since there are so many mysteries set in modern and historical England, we’ve purposely excluded British mysteries to help you mix it up a bit. Did we miss your favorite international mystery series? Let us know in the comments.

Want fiction set in a specific place? Then search our catalog for the destination name and “fiction,” such as Paris fiction, Italy fiction, or India fiction. Try it the next time you are planning a trip abroad to familiarize yourself with a place.

Want to stay on more familiar grounds? Then try some road trip fiction. Lots of drama flows when folks are stuck together in a car. Or sometimes an individual’s road trip can be a catalyst for a larger emotional journey.

Lastly, try some books in translation. Originally published in a different language, these books often take place in a different country and provide a unique and worldly perspective. (As an added bonus, you may also use these books to fill some 2018 Reading Challenge categories, like “Book set somewhere you’ve never been, but would like to visit” or “Book translated from a different language.”)

So, where are you traveling to next?

 

 

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Looking for a job? Whether or not you have an interview lined up, it can’t hurt to be prepared! Lucky for you the library has free job-seeker classes, and this month our topic is interviewing:

Effective Interview Skills
Tuesday, July 17 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM in the Bennett Room
In this workshop lecture, a job search specialist will show you how to prepare for a successful job interview.  Learn to confidently present yourself, your job background, education, experience and the special skills you can bring to your desired position.

This program is presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.  No appointment is needed, but please arrive on time.

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If you haven’t yet signed up for Alameda County’s Summer Reading Game, well, where have you been?! Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to sign up and start reading or doing activities to earn prizes (including a free book!).

This year, back by popular demand, is our paper bingo game for kids. For every thirty minutes children read, they can color in a circle. For each colored-in circle, they can come in to the library and spin a spinner and mark their gameboard. A bingo earns children their first prize: a nifty canvas bag to decorate, passes to two local science centers plus Lego Land, and a puzzle eraser. They will also automatically be entered in our weekly drawings for an extra prize.  When they fill in the whole bingo card, they earn their final prize: a free book from our prize cart!

We also have a different paper game for pre-readers that includes fun age-appropriate activities, and a “passport” reading log for teens and adults inspired by this year’s theme, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” Come in to the library to find out more.

Out of town and can’t come in to the library? No worries, you can do a different summer program fully online. Just register at summer.aclibrary.org and track the amount of time you read. Pre-readers get their final prize after logging 5 hours of reading, and all other ages can get their final prizes after logging 30 hours of reading. You can only do one game (paper OR online) per person. The Dublin Library’s summer reading game ends on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

But wait, there’s more… we also have fun activities at the library during the summer including:

A puppet show for pre-schoolers on Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Family Board Game night for all ages on Tuesday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m.
A ‘tween art program on Tuesday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m.
Stamp Carving for adults on Thursday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m.

All of these events have limited space available. There are no pre-registrations, so come early to secure your spot. Check the Events link on the Dublin website or call the library at 925-803-7252 for more information.

One last tip: Our prize book selection gets slimmer as the summer goes on, so if you’ve been sitting on your completed gameboard then now’s the time to get up, come visit us, and redeem your prizes!  Hope to see you here soon, and Happy Reading everyone!