Dublin Library is very pleased to host a free showing of the film ”Autumn Gem,”  in the Dublin Library Community Room from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M., on Saturday, March 31st.  This film explores the extraordinary life of modern China’s first feminist,  Qiu Jin (1875-1907).  Described as a “Chinese Joan of Arc,” she is celebrated as a national heroine today.  More information on this film is at http://autumn-gem.com/.

This documentary film was produced & directed by two Bay Area Chinese American filmmakers, Rae Chang and Adam Tow.  The filmmakers will be available after the film for a question and answer period.

Please note that seating is limited.  Free tickets will be given out starting at 1:45 on Saturday, March 31, until the room reaches capacity.

The following day, Sunday, April 1st, Dublin Library is pleased to invite you to come to the Library Program Room at 2:00 P.M. to join artist Marlene Aron for her program entitled “Van Gogh, Pissarro and the 99%”.  In this lecture and slide show, she will examine the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and Camille Pissarro.  Marlene will demonstrate how these two artists, whose shared compassion for the laborer, the peasant, and those who struggled to get by in their daily lives, would be the perfect spokespersons for today’s 99% political movement.

Marlene Aron is an artist, educator, and published poet.