April 2013


Are you interested in taking better outdoor photographs?   Come join professional photographer Gerry Mooney for an outdoor digital photography  session at a Dublin area park and a critique of photographs two weeks later.

You’ll first meet in the Dublin Library Program Room on Saturday, May 4th at 1:00 PM, where Gerry will go over the goals of the class. Students will then assemble for a two-hour photography session (photographing people, nature, buildings according to your assignment sheet) at a park location in Dublin.  You will learn basic photographic techniques on location. Camera controls, exposure, lighting, etc. will be discussed.  Assignments will be given at the beginning of the session and critiqued at the second meeting.

Following the outdoor photo session, you’ll send Gerry email attachments of your photos for his critique.  At a second meeting on May 18th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM,  Gerry will go over tips and techniques for better photos, based on all the photos sent to him.

There is a limit of 20 students for this program.  Please sign up for this two-part class at the  Library Information Desk or call (925) 803-7275.  For further questions, contact Eugene Marangoni at (925) 803-7286.   Be sure to bring along your own digital camera!

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Book JacketFamilies with children ages 7 – 11 are invited to join us for the Dublin Library’s 2nd annual My Family Reads celebration. Our first My Family Reads program was last year, in honor of Children’s Book Week. This year, sign up to join other families in reading Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald. Two fun filled evenings are planned.

The Kickoff event will be Tuesday April 30 at 6:30 pm. Hear librarians read aloud from the first chapter of the book, play backwards bingo, and create a Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle notebook. You’ll also get to take home a copy of the book to read aloud with your family.

Families will return on Tuesday May 14 at 6:30 pm for a Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Party! There will be a book discussion, a craft, games and snacks. It will be great fun for the whole family. Celebrate Children’s Book Week with us, May 13 – 19, 2013.

The program is limited to 30 families and families should plan to come to both sessions. Call the Dublin Library at (925) 803-7274 with questions or to sign your family up to participate.

My Family Reads 2012

My Family Reads 2012

My Family Reads 2012

My Family Reads 2012

My Family Reads 2012

My Family Reads 2012


Visitors to the Dublin Library will see displays of books related to gardening and landscaping near the public-access computer terminals. Feel free to check out any of these books that interest you!

Also be sure to check out your Alameda County Library’s Library Guide to Gardening!  This Library Guide will give you access to gardening websites, books from our catalog, gardening apps, and blogs relating to topics such as gardening in general, raising chickens, buying locally-raised food, urban beekeeping and urban farming.


As part of Dublin’s Library’s 10th Anniversary Open House, your library is very pleased to host author Ying Chang Compestine this Saturday, April 13th. This program will begin at 2:00 pm in the Dublin Library Community Room.

Ying is the versatile author of children’s books, cookbooks and novels. She has been featured on many national television programs and profiled in national magazines and newspapers. Her most recent book is Ying’s One Dish Meals: Quick and Healthy Recipes for the Entire Family.(2011)

She will talk about her journey as a writer, what inspires her to write, and her life in China. She will also have copies of some of her titles for sale.

This free program is generously provided by the Friends of the Dublin Library.

Dublin Pride 2

Dublin Pride Week is an annual event that seeks to engage individuals, families and groups in action-based activities that help build a healthy community with “Our Hands, Our Future.” Its events encourage people to improve our world through environmental awareness and volunteerism.

The City of Dublin sponsors Volunteer Day as part of Dublin Pride Week. Volunteer Day will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Volunteers are needed to help with senior assistance, school beautification, creek clean-ups, and City park projects. Your Dublin Library is also one of the sites designated for special cleaning on Volunteer Day!

Volunteers will check in at 8:00 am at Heritage Park & Museums (6600 Donlon Way). Volunteers will be invited to a barbecue at the Dublin Heritage Park & Museums following the volunteer activities.

If you would like to participate in Dublin Pride Volunteer Day, visit the City’s website at http://www.dublinprideweek.com or call (925) 833-6650 to signup. The website also has information on all events occurring during Dublin Pride Week, which runs from Saturday, April 27th through Saturday, May 4th, 2013.

Digital Bookmobile

Learn how to download free digital titles with just your library card and an Internet-connected computer, smartphone, or tablet!

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook download service from Dublin Library on Saturday, April 13th, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  At this free event, readers of  all ages will learn how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery—featuring Kindle®, iPod® touch,  Android™ tablet, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s ebook download service.

Library card holders can also check out and download digital titles any time, anywhere by visiting http://overdrive.aclibrary.org.

Patrons can take advantage of the download service 24/7 when they visit the library’s website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of bestselling, new release, and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.

To check out and download digital books and more, visit http://overdrive.aclibrary.org .

Portrait class

Would you like to be able to take better portraits of your family and friends?  Then come to Introduction to People & Portrait Photography on Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.  In this class, Gerry Mooney, professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years, will discuss the principles of photographing people.   In this class you will learn how to use natural light, creative backgrounds, and interesting locations.  Mr. Mooney will discuss how to photography family, children, groups, and candid shots.

There will be a maximum of 36 students and registration is required.  Go to the Information Desk or call 925-803-7275 to register.