September 2013


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If you do not currently have healthcare insurance, you’ll want to inform yourself about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA) at your Alameda County Library website. Information on healthcare coverage under the ACA is available here.

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of Californians will be able to choose affordable, high-quality health insurance coverage offered through Covered California healthcare marketplace. Coverage under a Covered California healthcare provider will take effect January 2014. Covered California is a new, easy-to-use marketplace where you and your family may get financial assistance to make coverage more affordable and where you will be able to compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget. By law, your coverage can’t be dropped or denied even if you have a pre-existing medical condition or get sick.

Links on the ACA and Covered California will be updated regularly. Registration for healthcare coverage begins on October 1, 2013 and ends on March 31, 2014.


Continuing with its commitment of making opera more accessible to the community, Livermore Valley Opera (LVO) will showcase talented opera singers who will appear in the fall production of Bizet’s “Carmen” in a free OperaLIVE! event at the Dublin Library on September 22 at 2:00 p.m., in the Community Room.

The one-hour performance will feature professional opera singers performing arias and duets from Bizet’s well-loved opera, “Carmen,” featuring mezzo-soprano Cybele Gouverneur, (Carmen) and tenor Christopher Bengochea (Don Jose). In addition, Stage Director and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu will perform excerpts from his role as Escamillo and share insights to LVO’s production of the dramatic opera.

These artists have performed with major opera companies and symphonies throughout North America and Europe. Each has also performed in the Bay Area with San Francisco Opera and Opera San Jose. Eugene Brancoveanu also originated the role of Marcello in Baz Luhrmann’s production of “La Boheme” on Broadway for which he won a Tony award.

A question and answer period follows immediately after the performance. For more details on the full production of “Carmen” and the library preview programs, please visit

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FREE Computer programming sessions for youth.

CoderDojo is….

A global collaboration providing free and open learning to aspiring students, especially in programming technology.

Programming with Scratch@MIT with future plans for Tynker, Python, Web development, Minecraft Mods, Java and more!

  • Events are open to students from 8 – 17 years of age.
  • Students need a laptop with wi-fi
  • Seating is limited, free tickets are required
  • Parents, CoderDojos form a community that includes YOU.  To enroll your child, please complete the survey at
  • Once you complete the survey, follow the instructions for signing up for the CoderDojo Google Group.  Tickets are only available through the google group!
  • Parents, if your child is under the age of 14 you are expected to attend the CoderDojo with your child and stay for the entire session.

The CoderDojo is being co-sponsored by the City of Dublin and the Dublin Library.  It will meet on the first Wednesday evening of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, in the Community Room at the Dublin Library. For more information on the CoderDojo movement check out


Location: DUBLIN BRANCH – Get Directions


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Veterans – Unemployed – College Students – Parents –

Self Employed – Retired

Improve your math skills – Explore secrets and short cuts

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Dublin 

Library Program Room

Instructor Vanessa Mason*

*About the Instructor: With a passion for teaching mathematics to adults and over 20 years teaching experience, Vanessa Mason has taught courses primarily in areas of mathematics and statistics.  She also teaches test preparation courses for educators and nursing students and is the former Assistant Director for the California High School Exit Exam.  Vanessa currently teaches at California State University, East Bay.


Stay tuned for more Do the Math! Free Workshops for Adults in November and December!

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Have you wanted to discover your own family heritage but don’t know where to start?

Volunteers genealogy docents from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS)

will be on hand in the Group Study Room every Saturday in October

to assist the public to begin their family history research.

Bring whatever information may be available regarding the city, town,

or where your grandparents lived in the years 1920, 1930, and/or 1940.

If you have a flash drive, please bring it to save found documents.

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This program is part of the Library’s participation in the Tri Valley heritage for October 2013. The Library thanks the volunteers from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) for making this program possible.

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Teachers and anyone else interested in recent American history involving the African-American Civil Rights Movement will be interested in Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, a new teaching resource from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.
Listen to Dr. King’s most famous speech and explore interviews, historical context, and lesson plans in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Freedom’s Ring is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, animated. Here you can compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, listen to movement activists, and uncover historical context. Fifty years ago, as the culminating address of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, King demanded the riches of freedom and the security of justice. Today, his language of love, nonviolent direct action, and redemptive suffering resonates globally in the millions who stand up for freedom together and elevate democracy to its ideals. How do the echoes of King’s Dream live within you?